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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.

Town Court Update - October 15th

Court Updated Status: October 15, 2020

*** UPDATE: The Court Lobby will be open Monday through Friday 11 AM – 3 PM to file new cases, answering Vehicle and Traffic Tickets, which include: 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, along with any court filings.

When visiting the court lobby 11 AM- 3 PM, you must enter through the front entrance of Town Hall. All court appearances 3 PM or later must enter through the side Courtroom entrance. 

The Town of New Windsor Court Room is currently limiting in-person appearances for criminal arraignments, hearings and trials, small claim matters, Town Code violations, vehicle and traffic and civil proceedings.

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

Town Encourages Less Visits to Town Hall Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Supervisor Meyers is requesting anyone who does not need to physically come to town hall to please conduct business through email or phone whenever possible. If you are paying your water bill, the bills can either be mailed in, dropped through the mail slot in the front door of town hall after hours, or given to the court officer at the front door during the hours of 11am-3pm.

Town hall is still currently open to the public from 11am-3pm. For the safety of our employees and everyone visiting town hall, we are trying to reduce the number of people coming into town hall. New Windsor is currently the third highest in positive COVID-19 test results in Orange County. Court officers are still screening temperatures of all visitors and masks are required. We thank everyone for their help in this matter!

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Free Drive-Through Rabies Clinic on 10/17

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.

 

 

Hydrant Flushing begins Sept 28th

We will begin flushing hydrants throughout the Town of New Windsor and on Stewart Properties and Firthcliffe Heights area of Cornwall on September 28, 2020 and continue through October 16, 2020.

Residents and businesses may experience low pressure and/or discolored water when flushing is being done in the area.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Scott VanDyke @ 845-561-2550.

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New Windsor P.D. Receives Implicit-Bias Awareness Training

The Town of New Windsor Police Department recently completed a training in the specialized area of implicit-bias awareness.  This recently updated and state-of-the-art training, known as Fair and Impartial Policing was taught to all 50 sworn-members of the Police Department by an instructor from the nation’s #1 provider of this type of training.  This very sought after training is currently being taught to police agencies of all types and sizes around the country, including many major cities.  

The training aims to educate Officers about how implicit biases can have negative consequences on an Officer’s perceptions and behavior as they do their job.  This specific training curriculum is unique because it takes a science based approach to train Officers in the use of new skills that they can use to reduce and manage any biases that they may have.  These same skills have been shown to promote working in a more safe, just and effective manner.   

Police Chief Robert Doss stated, “This training continues our ongoing commitment to serve the community in a courteous, impartial and fair way.  There is simply no place for prejudice or discrimination in police work.  While we already have written policies in place that directly reflect these fundamental principles, this training really took a hands-on approach to reinforce to us how some implicit biases can negatively impact even the most well-intentioned Officer’s actions.  I am hopeful that this training helps build upon the exceptional level of trust that our community has graciously bestowed upon us over the years.”

Photo: A group of Police Officers participate in the Fair and Impartial Policing training while practicing safe COVID-19 protocols.
 

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 [email protected]