Town of New Windsor Press Releases

Please find and view the most up to date news and information regarding the Town of New Windsor listed below.

VEPO Water Meter Installations to Restart September 8th

Notice to all Town of New Windsor Water Customers,

Given the significant improvements achieved, State, County and Town-wide, in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, VEPO Metering will be restarting the Town’s water meter reading system upgrade project after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 8th. 

Please note, this is a mandatory upgrade program, meaning all users of the Town’s water system must participate.  Upon receipt of this notification, you must contact VEPO within the next 30 days, by calling the number below or by going to the website listed below in order to schedule an appointment to have the upgrade performed.   Residents who refuse the upgrade will be assessed a surcharge on all subsequent water bills for non-compliance.  

Appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 P.M. or from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and can be scheduled by either:

  • Visiting and clicking on “Schedule An Appointment”; or
  • Calling 877-860-8376 and speaking with a Customer Service Representative.

 Technicians performing the upgrades will require access to the inside of your home.  Most water meters will need to be located indoors (in a basement, cellar, crawl space, utility room, etc.).  The process is expected to take no more than two hours, and water use will be disrupted intermittently during that time.  

Your safety and the safety of VEPO employees remain of utmost importance to all.  To this end, you will be asked to provide an email address when scheduling your appointment.  This will allow VEPO to send you an electronic notification with a photo of the technician prior to the appointment.  All VEPO technicians must be in uniform, possess a photo ID, and will be driving a vehicle marked with VEPO signage. 

Further, all VEPO installers will be required to undertake the following safety protocols, every day, before appearing for any scheduled installations: 

  • All installers must undergo a temperature and health assessment check and record the results thereof, every day prior to the start of their shift.  As per CDC guidelines, if they exhibit a fever that exceeds 100.4º or any other known symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e., cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, fatigue, body aches, or new loss of taste or smell), they will not be permitted to work.  If these guidelines change, the safety protocols for this project will be adjusted accordingly.  No installer may return to the job until they meet CDC guidelines for doing so.  It is currently recommended the employee (i) be symptom free for at least 10 days after the first onset of symptoms; (ii) be fever free, without use of fever reducing medication, for at least 24 hours; and (iii) show improvement of whatever symptoms they’ve exhibited during their time out from work.

  • All installers will be wearing a new face mask every day; and new disposable gloves and booties that will be changed before each installation appointment.

  • All installers will either wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer before and after each installation.


For the safety of the installers, we ask that you please call 877-860-8376 by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your appointment, to reschedule your appointment, if you or anyone in your household feels ill.   We also ask that each property owner, resident or representative that will be present during the installation open all doors and remove any obstacles in the vicinity of the water meter to be replaced.  This will minimize objects the installers may need to touch in order to perform the installation of your new water meter. 

The Town appreciates your support and cooperation with this very important project, which is intended to provide our residents and users with a significantly improved water metering system that will greatly increase meter accuracy, monitor leaks, and reduce the need for estimated billing. 

We look forward to working with you to complete this mandatory project and thank you, once again, for your continued support.  If you have any questions about this program, please don’t hesitate to contact VEPO Metering at 877-860-8376 or by email at [email protected]

Community Survey for the Town of New Windsor Comprehensive Master Plan

The Town of New Windsor is beginning an update of their existing Comprehensive Plan.  A Comprehensive Plan is a document that describes the history, current state, and future vision for the community. It acts as a road map to guide future growth and development.   The committee tasked with this work would appreciate if you would complete the following online by September 11, 2020.   

The Town’s current Comprehensive Plan can be viewed at this link: 

Your survey responses will be kept confidential, and no none of your personal information will be used.  The Town of New Windsor Comprehensive Plan Committee thanks you for your time. 

Survey Link:

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Site (New Windsor) - NYSDEC Invites Public Comment on Draft Investigation Plan

NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Draft Plan to Investigate Contamination at Brownfield Site on Little Britain Rd., New Windsor
This link opens a fact sheet that invites public comment about a draft work plan to investigate contamination at Central Hudson Gas & Electric, site ID #C336031 (New Windsor, Orange County) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program:

NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the draft work plan through August 7, 2020. Please see fact sheet for details about the draft plan and how to comment.

The fact sheet is in PDF format. You can save, open, and read the fact sheet by using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can go to the following web page on the NYSDEC web site to download the program:

New Windsor Community Day has been Canceled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of New Windsor has made the difficult decision to cancel New Windsor Community Day scheduled for August 22nd.  The town is aware how many people look forward to this event, however with the amount of people that normally attend this event social distancing is not possible within the event grounds for visitors, vendors and employees.  The town looks forward to having the Community Day in 2021!

Town Hall Reopening to the public on Monday June 1st

Effective Monday June 1st, 2020, the Town of New Windsor will begin the process of reopening our offices to the public. The town’s court officers will be screening temperatures of all visitors and face coverings or masks will be required. The safety of our employees and our visitors is of the utmost concern to Supervisor Meyers and the Town Board. We encourage anyone who can still conduct business via phone or email to continue to do so.

Town Hall will be open to the public from 11am-3pm Monday through Friday. Social distancing will be in effect with specific waiting areas for each office. We ask for everyone’s cooperation with this reopening and to follow the directions of the court officers and town employees.

Town Court Update- May 28th

Court Updated Status: May 28, 2020

The Town of New Windsor Court Room is still closed until further notice for in-person trials, hearings, and pre-trial conferences, including Vehicle and Traffic Offenses, small claims, and summary proceedings. 

  1. If you have received a suspension notice from DMV with an effective suspension date during the time of the courts closure, those suspensions have either been lifted or removed.
  2. If you are concerned about an unpaid fine please know the court will NOT be enforcing any penalties to unpaid fines during the courts closure. We will be extending payments a minimum of 30 days from the courts re-opening.
  3. ALL court matters have administratively been adjourned until further notice:

   **If you had a court date during the courts closure, or have an upcoming court date while the court remains closed, we will be sending each person a notice with a new court date once we get the directives that the courts can re-open.



*** UPDATE: The Court Lobby will be open Monday through Friday 11 AM – 3 PM to file new cases, answering Vehicle and Traffic Tickets ( initial plea to the summons;  providing documentation that insurance and/or registration was in effect when issued the VTL Summons; vehicle defect issues have been corrected and paying fines.



We thank you for your cooperation in the effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to the others in the community.