23 September Free Drive-Through Rabies Clinic on 10/17 September 23, 2020 By Danyelle Barrett General 0 Town of New Windsor will be hosting a free, drive-through, rabies clinic, sponsored by Orange County Department of Health. The drive-through rabies clinic is open to Town of New Windsor residents. It will be held on October 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Kristi Babcock Memorial Park, 660 Mt. Airy Road, New Windsor, New York 12553. Pre-registration is required and mask-wearing and social distancing protocols will be observed. Town of New Windsor Town Clerk, Town of New Windsor’s Animal Control Officer and the Town of New Windsor Recreation Department will be on-site to coordinate paperwork and traffic flow. Participants will enter “one-way” and remain in their vehicle. The required paperwork will be provided for the veterinarian’s signature, the rabies vaccine will be administered and the tag and documentation returned to the participant. Those wishing to participate MUST PRE-REGISTER by contacting the Town of New Windsor Town Clerk, Kelly Allegra, at 845-563-4611 or email: [email protected] Please copy and paste the following information into an email to the above address and answer each question. Owner’s Name: Address (street, city, state, zip): Phone: Pet’s Name: Species: Dog / Cat / Ferret Age: Sex: Male / Female Spayed / Neutered Predominant Breed: Predominant Color / Markings: Weight: Under 20 lbs. / 20 to 50 lbs. / over 50 lbs. Be sure to include your phone number, the Town Clerks’ Office will contact you to confirm your registration. Related Articles New Windsor Community Day Join us this year for over 180 vendors & community groups, over 20+ food vendors, and MUCH more! A fun filled day for the entire family! Free parking and free admission all day long with fireworks ending the night at 8:30pm!! Please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NEWWINDSORCOMMUNITYDAY for the most up to date information! For vendors,sponsors, and general information please visit the event's website: https://www.newwindsorcommunityday.com/ 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 VEPOmetering.com 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 inf[email protected]. Update on questions regarding latest utility billing There is an over abundance of questions regarding high utility bills for this quarter. As we transition with this new billing system AND into the new meters, some factors come in to play that may have caused a resident to have a high bill. One thing to note before reviewing the factors is that the “Service to and from” dates are a generic billing period and do not represent the true reading cycle for most. Once all the meters in town have been changed to the new technology, there will be a town wide reading/billing period of 3 months then the billing system will be able to import all meter reads at once at the time of applying charges. For a number of years, each quarter the town has had unbilled water in the amount of 35%-40% of the treated water because of failing and inaccurate meters. Those with high bills are mainly due to the meter change outs that were done between 11/10/19 and 2/7/20: • A longer reading cycle. The old meter read was combined with the new meter read which was obtained on 2/27/20 to move into the consistent 3 month reading schedule. This caused some reading period to be longer than 3 months, some up to 5 months which would have the potential to double your average bill. • Many of the readings obtained from the “old” meters were done so after many years of customer estimates. If it turned out the billing was UNDER estimating, charges for unbilled water will cause higher bills. If the account was OVER estimated, it resulted in a credit applied. • The new meters are extremely accurate as opposed to the meters that are being replaced. Many of the old meters have not been accounting for all the water going through them. Please feel free to contact the water billing department with questions regarding your bill at 845-563-4625. Warning: Residents being targeted by mail scam in regards to water tests *** WARNING – PUBLIC NOTICE *** The Town is advised of a direct mailing being sent to residents by a company called Hudson Valley Environmental Solutions. They are offering a “free water test” in an effort to sell homeowners a water treatment system for up to $6000 or more. They may also use the name “Rain Soft”. Please note, this company has not sought a solicitor’s permit to sell these products or provide these services to Town residents, and the Town has not sanctioned their doing so. In fact, the same company improperly solicited Town residents by leaving similar solicitations on people’s front doors and in their mailboxes a few months ago, prompting the Town to contact the New York State Department of Environmental Police who advised them to stop. Clearly, they didn’t heed this warning. Please don’t be fooled! If residents have any questions over this issue, please contact Supervisor George Meyers at (845) 563-4610. Comments are closed.