27 January Town of New Windsor in contact with Verizon regarding Fios service in town January 27, 2020 By Patrick Mangan General 0 Town Supervisor Meyers has contacted Verizon regarding their ability to provide Fios service to New Windsor residents. Throughout the month of January Supervisor Meyers’ office has been in touch with the Verizon Director of State Government Affairs, and also the director directly responsible for the Mid-Hudson and Westchester area for Verizon. Both explained that Verizon’s current position is fulfilling their existing signed franchise agreements with other towns, cities and villages. Verizon is not entertaining or committing to any new franchise agreements at this time. Verizon has agreed to monitor the town’s request. Verizon and the Town will revisit this issue in six months to see if Verizon’s position has changed. Related Articles New Windsor Town Offices New Years closing All town offices will close at 12pm on New Years Eve, December 31st and remain closed on Wednesday, January 1st. Additionally, the Town Clerk's office will be closed on Thursday, January 2nd for training. Refuse normally picked up on Tuesday will be picked up as scheduled. Refuse normally picked up on Wednesday will be picked up on Thursday, January 2nd. Notice of Special Town Board Meeting: November 18, 2019 NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING TOWN OF NEW WINDSOR TOWN BOARD DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2019 TIME: 11:00 A.M. PLACE: TOWN HALL, TOWN OF NEW WINDSOR 555 UNION AVE. NEW WINDSOR, NY 12553 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of New Windsor will hold a Special Town Board Meeting on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at New Windsor Town Hall, 555 Union Ave., New Windsor, New York. The purpose of the meeting is to consider action on the following items: 1. Motion to authorize the revised Levy of Unpaid Water/Sewer/Garbage Charges in upon the 2020 Tax roll of the Town of New Windsor in the amount of $848,486.92. 2. Motion to reduce the performance bond of Hyvue of Orange, Inc. for public improvements related to a 5 lot subdivision on Hill Road, Planning Board #18-04, from $338,183.35 to $117, 962.35, as recommended in correspondence dated November 4, 2019, received from Town Engineers, McGoey, Hauser & Edsall Consulting Engineers, D.P.C. 3. Motion to reduce the performance bond of Meadowbrook Major Subdivision for a public improvements related to Phase II of same, Planning Board #01-42, from $2,694,726.00 to $639,477.03, as recommended in correspondence dated October 28, 2019, received from Town Engineers, McGoey, Hauser & Edsall Consulting Engineers, D.P.C.; and 4. Motion to reduce the performance bond of Meadowbrook Major Subdivision for a public improvements related to Phase III of same, Planning Board #01-42, from $1,840,700.45 to $1,311,418.62, as recommended in correspondence dated October 28, 2019, received from Town Engineers, McGoey, Hauser & Edsall Consulting Engineers, D.P.C. Town Board Workshop Agenda - Monday, January 13, 2020 Below is the Town Board Workshop Agenda for Monday, January 13. The Town Board Meeting Agenda for Wednesday will be posted on Monday. Town Board workshops are always held the Monday before the Town Board Meeting (occasionally Tuesday if a Town Holiday falls on a Monday). Often, residents may only see the Town Board meetings where the Board votes on the listed Agenda items, which is held in the courtroom on the first Wednesday of the month. The Town Board workshops are where the Supervisor and board members discuss the issues that will be voted on at the Town Board meeting, as well as other ongoing Town issues. The workshop meetings are always open to the public, and held at 7pm in the Supervisor’s conference room at Town Hall. As part of Supervisor Meyers new Open Government policy, the workshop agendas will be posted ahead of time and shared on social media in addition to the regular Town Board Agendas. The public is encouraged to attend a workshop if there is an issue being discussed that they have an interest in. 2020 Town Board Agendas and Minutes New Windsor Announces Temporary Moratorium on all Development Approvals During the January Town Board Meeting, the Town Board called for a public hearing to discuss a proposed Local Law that would impose a temporary moratorium on all development approvals in the Town of New Windsor. If approved by the Town Board after the public hearing, which is scheduled for February 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall at 555 Union Ave., New Windsor, NY, this Local Law would enact a minimum three (3) month moratorium. The temporary moratorium being proposed is designed to give Supervisor Meyers and the Town Board sufficient time to further study and explore what are believed to be significant issues concerning the Town’s ability to meet demands for its current and future sewer and water customers, as well as concerns about traffic and over-development in general. Decisions as to how to proceed beyond this three month period will be made during this time, with further action to be taken by the Town Board, as deemed necessary. Please note, there are a number of exceptions to the temporary moratorium, which are outlined in the proposed Local Law. The full context of proposed Local Law #1-2020 can be found below. Two New Windsor Police Officers Complete Drug Recognition Expert Training The Town of New Windsor Police Department announces the graduation of 2 Police Officers who tried out for and were accepted into the Drug Recognition Expert training. Completion of this highly competitive and lengthy 3 week course puts New Windsor at the forefront of combating driving while under the influence of drugs. Police Chief Robert Doss stated, “I am very proud of Officer Sussman and Officer Weed’s successful completion of the very challenging and difficult Drug Recognition Expert program. The deployment of these Officer’s with their knowledge, skill and expertise in the area of drugged driving detection will certainly increase the overall safety of the motorists traveling throughout the Town of New Windsor. The Police Department remains committed to keeping the roadways safe for everyone. We had 75 Driving While Intoxicated arrests in 2018 and we anticipate the numbers of impaired drivers on the roads to increase dramatically in the upcoming years because Governor Cuomo has committed to moving forward with his agenda of legalizing marihuana. The New Windsor Police Department intends to stay ahead of this problem and that is why we now employ 2 of the 7 DRE trained Police Officers in all of Orange County.” New Windsor Police install new pole mounted speed limit sign Town Police & Highway Department members were on Dean Hill Road recently to talk to some area residents about the installation of a new pole mounted electronic speed limit sign. Town residents Sabrina Oliveri and Kevin Shader had written a letter to the Town about their concerns of speeding cars on Dean Hill Road and requested a sign of this type be installed to help slow vehicles down. Electronic speed limit signs of this type are portable and are used to alert motorists of their speed if they are traveling above the posted limit. The Police Department determined that Dean Hill Road would be a suitable location for the sign to be displayed. The Highway Department installed the sign post and the sign last week. New Windsor Police Chief Robert Doss stated, “I think this is an excellent example of how we all can work together to get things done. Traffic safety in the town is extremely important to us and getting cars to slow down in residential areas like Dean Hill Road is a priority. Motorists have to realize that there are people walking their dogs, people exercising and kids playing in these areas and they need to be aware of their speed and slow down for everyone’s safety.” If you know of a road that you think would benefit from the installation of one of the signs, please contact Sgt. William Ruger. He can be contacted at (845) 565-7000 or at [email protected] The Police Department recently obtained two of these electronic speed signs using grant funding from The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. This grant is federally funded and is used for criminal justice programs at the state and local levels. The signs are portable and can be easily moved from location to location depending on need. Pictured in the photos are (L to R): NW Highway Superintendent Anthony Fayo, Kevin Shader, Sabrina Oliveri, Sgt William Ruger, Police Chief Robert Doss, Mrs. Byron, Mr. Vernon Byron. Comments are closed.