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SUPERVISOR’S CORNER: Week of June 10, 2024By: Jesse Dwyer

SUPERVISOR’S CORNER: Week of June 10, 2024By: Jesse Dwyer

BY:  JESSE DWYER, WARWICK SUPERVISOR

The Town of Warwick was recently notified by Orange County of a planned road closure on County Rd. 41 (Union Corners Rd.) for the month of July and August. A county-owned bridge on Union Corners Rd. which spans over Stoney Creek will need to be closed, according to the county, for no more than 54 calendar days for a bridge replacement project. The project will begin “on or about” July 1 and will be completed “on or about” August 23rd. During that time, the county is creating a mandatory detour for through-traffic and encouraging drivers to use Jessup or Big Island Rd. as local alternate routes.

A couple months ago, the Town of Warwick began working on a plan for cardiac arrest management at town parks. This process led us to evaluate AEDs at town parks available for public use in the event of a cardiac arrest situation. Since then, we have received two generous donations supporting this costly endeavor which will ensure that every public park in the town of Warwick has a fully accessible and easy to use AED. We would like to thank Leo Kaytes Ford and Small Things of Warwick for their generous combined donation of $10,000 for AEDs at our town parks.

In an effort to keep Warwick the most beautiful town in the County, The Town Board has created an official town committee called the Warwick Clean Streets Committee. The Committee will be chaired by Bill Lindberg and made up of volunteers throughout Warwick. The aim of the committee is to coordinate town-wide cleanup efforts along roadways all throughout Warwick. The first cleanup effort will take place on June 22nd from 9am to 11am along Route 17a in the Mt. Peter area. The committee and any interested volunteers will meet at the Park & Ride near the County Park on 17a at 8:30am. The Committee has secured the use of the Warwick Ambulance bus to ensure safe travel to and from the cleanup locations and there will be a collaboration between Warwick Police and Warwick Fire Police to ensure the safety of all volunteers during cleanup. Gloves, vests, pickers, bags and water will be provided to all. If you would like to join the committee or be notified of cleanup events, please email our Clean Streets Committee Chairman Bill Lindberg at cleanstreets@townofwarwick.org.

The Town Board recently passed a resolution supporting local volunteer first responders. The resolution granted a reduced price for the pools at Mountain Lake Park. If you are an active volunteer for any of the Fire Departments or Ambulance Corps located within the Town of Warwick, you are eligible for the reduced pre-season pass price even after the June 1 deadline. The Town Board will look to make even further discounts available for the 2025 season. Passes may be purchased at Town Hall during regular business hours.

A work session of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.

The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.