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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.

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9/11 Memorial Service: 5pm at Town Hall

On September 11, a Day of Remembrance, the Town of New Windsor will be holding a 20th Anniversary Memorial Event.

The Town will be dedicating a Memorial bench including a section of steel from the World Trade Center, a reminder that we will and should never forget this day.

The Memorial will be held on the Town Hall grounds starting at 5pm and all are welcome to attend.

George J. Meyers, Supervisor
 

Hydrant Replacement - No Water 8/25 from 8pm-3am

Due to a hydrant replacement water service will be interrupted on Wednesday August 25, 2021 from 8pm to 3am in the following locations:

Rt 300 (from Executive Dr to Cause Way)
Executive Dr
Wembly Rd
Freedom Rd
Hempstead Rd
Commerce Dr
Industrial Way

A boil water advisory will follow the completion of the work.

In the event of inclement weather, this work will be done on Thursday, August 26, 2021

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact Scott VanDyke at 845-561-2550.

 

Update from Supervisor Meyers: NWPD Bike Patrol, Dog Park & New K9 Officer

From Supervisor Meyers:

We are introducing a few new additions for New Windsor that have been in planning stages for a couple of months. Beginning tomorrow, July 6, a police bicycle patrol will begin in our housing developments. We have had six of our officers in training for this detail. I think it is important for our officers to interact with our residents on a regular basis. My belief is that this type of patrol will be helpful in accomplishing that goal. The officers assigned to this detail are anxious to get started. There is a schedule of the dates and locations of these patrols and all our housing developments are included. Lieutenant Fred Fayo will provide oversight of this unit. The bikes will be rack mounted on a marked police vehicle and the officer will determine when and how long to patrol on the bike. I have heard repeatedly from our residents that they do not know any of the police officers, and I hope that this will create positive interaction for our residents with our officers.

I have been discussing a town dog park for New Windsor for a number of weeks and the park is now a reality. The park is located at our San G Park on Union Ave across from Heritage school. There are two sections for different size dogs and both have shade structures and water bowl filling stations. The gate key required for use of the dog park will be available at the town clerk’s office starting on Thursday, July 8.

In addition, as of this past Friday, we have a new K-9 unit assigned to our police patrol unit. Officer Joe Bell and his partner Duke graduated after months of training and will now be on patrol helping to keep New Windsor a safe place for all of us.

VGFD Notice of July Meeting on 7/6/21

NOTICE 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Vails Gate Fire District will hold their July monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., rather than July 5, 2021 as previously noticed. The meeting will be held at the Vails Gate Firehouse, located at 872 Blooming Grove Turnpike (Route 94), Vails Gate, New York.

 LAURIE SEYMOUR, SECRETARY 
VAILS GATE FIRE DISTRICT

VGFD Notice of Special Election 6/22/21

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021
IN THE
VAILS GATE FIRE DISTRICT, IN THE
TOWNS OF NEW WINDSOR AND CORNWALL,
ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Election of the qualified voters of the Vails Gate Fire District (hereinafter called the “Fire District”), in the Towns of New Windsor and Cornwall, Orange County, New York, will be held at the Vails Gate Firehouse located at 872 Blooming Grove Turnpike, Vails Gate, New York, in the Fire District, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.  The polls shall open at 6:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) and shall remain open until 9:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) or as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their votes.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to the resolution adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Fire District on May 20, 2021, the following Proposition will be submitted to the qualified voters of the Fire District for approval or disapproval:

PROPOSITION

SHALL the bond resolution of Vails Gate Fire District, in the Towns of New Windsor and Cornwall, Orange County, New York, entitled: “BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VAILS GATE FIRE DISTRICT (“FIRE DISTRICT”), IN THE TOWNS OF NEW WINDSOR AND CORNWALL, ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK, ADOPTED MAY 20, 2021, AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW FIREHOUSE AND ACCESSORY STORAGE GARAGE ON LAND LOCATED AT 872 BLOOMING GROVE TURNPIKE, VAILS GATE, NEW YORK AND EXPECTED TO BE LEASED BY THE FIRE DISTRICT FROM THE VAILS GATE FIRE COMPANY, INC., PURSUANT TO A 99-YEAR GROUND LEASE, INCLUDING DEMOLITION, GRADING AND/OR IMPROVEMENT OF THE SITE AND PURCHASE OF THE ORIGINAL FURNISHINGS, EQUIPMENT OR MACHINERY REQUIRED FOR THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH SAID FIREHOUSE AND STORAGE GARAGE ARE TO BE USED (THE “PROJECT”); STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $16,500,000, INCLUDING PRELIMINARY COSTS AND COSTS INCIDENTAL THERETO AND TO THE FINANCING THEREOF; APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATION OF $500,000 FROM THE EXISTING “ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENT TO LAND AND COSTS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH CAPITAL RESERVE FUND” HERETOFORE ESTABLISHED, WHICH IS HEREBY APPROVED; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SERIAL BONDS IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $16,000,000, TO FINANCE THE BALANCE OF SAID APPROPRIATION; AND PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF SAID BONDS AND THE INTEREST THEREON AS THE SAME BECOME DUE AND PAYABLE,” BE APPROVED?

All residents of the Fire District who were duly registered to vote with the Orange County Board of Elections on or before Tuesday, June 1, 2021, shall be eligible to vote at said Special Election.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

DATED:         May 20, 2021
LAURIE SEYMOUR
FIRE DISTRICT SECRETARY

                                                                       

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6/7 Town Hall Returning to Normal Hours 8:30 - 4:30

Beginning Monday, June 7th, Town Hall and Recreation will be returning to normal hours, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. The public can visit any time during these hours, and it is no longer required to make an appointment to visit Town Hall. We are in compliance with the latest CDC COVID-19 guidelines regarding the mask mandate and social distancing, and we ask that all visitors do the same. If you can conduct business via phone or email, we still greatly encourage this. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you!

Tenants and landlords can apply for the New York State Rental Assistance Program

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has announced that tenants behind in paying rent and/or utility bills due to a COVID-19 hardship may be eligible for the New York State Rental Assistance Program, which is funded by the federal government and administered in partnership with the County’s Departments of Social Services and Community Development.

Approximately $24 million is available to help those who are up to 12 months behind in back rent, as well as to pay up to three months of future rent, depending on eligibility. Tenants and landlords who are owed rent by individuals may apply for the program. Payments will be issued directly to landlords and utility companies.

Tenants may apply to receive rental and utility bill assistance if, since March 13, 2020 and due to COVID-19, they are behind in payments; have a member of the household who has received unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income; and meet income and other requirements. To be eligible, adjusted gross income for 2020 cannot exceed $54,950 for an individual, $62,800 for two-person households, $70,650 for three, $78,500 for four, $84,800 for five, $91,100 for six, $97,350 for seven and $103,650 for eight.

Renters who meet eligibility criteria and landlords who have eligible tenants in arrears are encouraged to apply soon, as funds will be distributed on a rolling basis. The application process opened on Tuesday, June 1st. Information is available at www.orangecountygov.com/2057/Emergency-Rental-Assistance

or Orange County residents may call 311.

The County’s 311 hotline can also help locate immediate housing for those living in unlivable or temporary conditions, and individuals fleeing domestic violence. The hotline also provides collaborative and professional telephone support and outreach 24-hours a day to anyone in Orange County in need of emotional support, crisis intervention, or connection to food resources.

Attached is a flyer that can be printed in both English and Spanish which summarizes the program.