By Michael P. Sweeton
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Week of April 20, 2015
Our fight against an 11% electric delivery rate increase and a 35% gas delivery rate increase, proposed by Orange & Rockland Utilities, continues. Last week I filed testimony opposing these unreasonable increases with the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC). Evidently hearings have been scheduled by the PSC starting May 4th. As part of the municipal consortium of Orange & Rockland county communities, I will continue to press the PSC to reject this unwarranted and harmful increase. Stay tuned!
The weekend of April 24th – 26th will celebrate Earth Day. Our annual Clean Sweep, roadside trash pick-up, is a partnership between the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Town where we ask for volunteers to bag up the trash along a road of your choice. The Chamber of Commerce will supply gloves, bags and refreshments on Saturday, April 25th, at the Caboose on South Street. For more information and to register, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 986-2720.
Two Arbor Day celebrations will also be part of the festivities. The Warwick Valley Gardeners will hold their ceremony at Lewis Woodlands, off of Robin Brae, on Friday, April 24th, at 1:30 p.m. This will be followed by a tour of the woodlands.
The Town Shade Tree Commission will hold its Arbor Day Ceremony on Saturday, April 25th,
at 10:00 a.m. at the Town’s Dog Park, located in Union Corner’s Park. Three trees will be planted, and refreshments will be provided for attendees.
As part of our recognition of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, check out the www.michaeljfox.org website for current information on the latest research, drug treatment and helpful webinars.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.