8 September Hydrant Flushing begins Sept 28th September 8, 2020 By Danyelle Barrett General 0 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. Related Articles Hydrant Flushing: May 11 - May 22 Our water department will be conducting hydrant flushing, which is a routine maintenance procedure. This will begin on May 11, 2020 through May 22, 2020 between the hours of 9am to 3pm . You may experience dirty water and/or low pressure. We apologize for the inconvenience. Questions can be directed to Scott Van Dyke at (845) 561- 2550. 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]. 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. 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. 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. 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. Notice of Annual Election: Salisbury Mills Fire District NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the Salisbury Mills Fire District will take place on December 10, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. at the Mt. Lodge Firehouse, 361 Mt. Lodge Road, Monroe, New York and at the Salisbury Mills Firehouse located at 2128 Route 94, Salisbury Mills, New York for the following purposes: To elect one (1) Fire District Commissioner for a five (5) year term commencing January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2024; and To vote upon the following proposition: PROPOSITION FOR SUBMISSION TO ELECTORS OF THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT REFERENDUM ON THE AMENDMENT OF THE SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER MEMBERS OF THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DEPARTMENT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT ADOPTED A RESOLUTION ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 AUTHORIZING, PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 11-A OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, A PUBLIC REFERENDUM OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS OF THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT. THE REFERENDUM SEEKS APPROVAL OF THE AFOREMENTIONED RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE DEFINED BENEFIT SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM, WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1998. THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT ADMINISTERS THE PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER MEMBERS OF THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DEPARTMENT. IF APPROVED, THE AMENDMENT WOULD BE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 AND, • LOWER THE ENTITLEMENT AGE FROM AGE 65 TO AGE 60, AND • INCREASE THE MONTHLY SERVICE AWARD PAYMENTS BEGINNING AT THE ENTITLEMENT AGE FROM $20 TO $30 FOR EACH SERVICE CREDIT EARNED AFTER 2019, AND • WOULD INCREASE THE YEARS OF SERVICE CREDIT THAT CAN BE EARNED BY A VOLUNTEER UNDER THE PROGRAM FROM THIRTY (30) TO THIRTY-FIVE (35). • WOULD ALLOW THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT TO AMEND, REVISE OR OTHERWISE CHANGE THE POINT SYSTEM, PROSPECTIVELY ONLY, UNDER WHICH A YEAR OF SERVICE CREDIT IS EARNED. THE AVERAGE ANNUAL COST OF THE CURRENT PROGRAM FOR 2017-2019 HAS BEEN ABOUT $84,000 ($770 PER PARTICIPATING VOLUNTEER) WHICH INCLUDES THE COST OF ADMINISTRATION OF ABOUT $7,000 PER YEAR. THE ANNUAL COST OF THE AMENDED PROGRAM FOR CURRENT VOLUNTEERS IS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT $220,000 ($1,960 PER PARTICIPATING VOLUNTEER). THERE WILL BE NO INCREASE IN ADMINISTRATION FEES AS A RESULT OF THIS AMENDMENT. THE FAILURE OF THE AMENDMENT TO BE APPROVED BY THE VOTERS OF THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT WILL IN NO WAY AFFECT THE PROVISIONS OF THE SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM PRESENTLY IN EFFECT. THEREFORE, SHALL THE STATED RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM BE APPROVED? All residents of the Salisbury Mills Fire District, who are duly registered to vote with the Orange County Board of Elections on or before November 18, 2019 shall be entitled to vote at this election. Any person desiring to have his or her name appear on the ballot for the above office must have filed a petition signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified electors of the Fire District, with the Secretary of the Fire District, not later than November 20, 2019. PAUL WALL, SECRETARY SALISBURY MILLS FIRE DISTRICT 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: https://docushare.newwindsor-ny.gov/dsweb/View/Collection-11758 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/82XS7D6 Police Arrest Man in Connection to Thefts from Motor Vehicles Release Date – August 28, 2020: The Town of New Windsor Police Department arrested a man today in connection to stealing property out of parked cars in the Town of New Windsor. The incidents all occurred during the overnight hours between the dates of August 11th and August 21st along Riley Road and Moores Hill Road. Additionally, all of the vehicles involved were unlocked and parked on driveways outside of houses when the thefts occurred. Detective Kevin Moore arrested 46-year-old Michael J. Barilla of New Paltz, NY and charged him with Grand Larceny, 4th degree (E-Felony) and two counts of Petit Larceny (A-Misdemeanor). Mr. Barilla was issued an appearance ticket and released without bail, as per the bail reform law, to appear in the Town of New Windsor Criminal Court on September 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. before Town Justice Noreen Calderin. This type of crime is easily preventable and the Police Department needs the public’s help in stopping it from occurring. The public is reminded to lock all car doors when parking a car and to also remove all valuables from the interior of the vehicle. This will eliminate the possibility of becoming a victim of this type of crime. Anyone with additional information regarding these crimes can contact Detective Moore of the New Windsor Police Department at (845)565-7000. Comments are closed.