To all of those who attended the State of the Town address on Monday, May 15th..... THANK YOU! It was great to see the community come together the way it did.
It demonstrated participating in the future of our community.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES - MAY 29th, 2017
Please join us as we pay tribute to those who serve in the Armed Forces
Village of Wappingers Falls - 9:00am in front of the Zion Episcopal Church on Route 9D
Hughsonville Fire Department - 11:00am Old Hopwell Road in front of the fire house
Town of Wappinger - 2:00pm at Schlathaus Park
**** TOWN BOARD MEETING - MONDAY - June 12th at 7:30pm ****
JUNE 24th - Dutchess County will be hosting a Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event from 8:00am - 1:30pm
registration opens on May 22nd, 2017 - at 486-3604 or at www.dutchess.gov/solidwaste
****appeared in the May 17th's edition of the Southern Dutchess News ****
I would like to thank everyone who attended the State of the Town on Monday evening. An extra special thank you to the Wappingers Junior High School for being wonderful hosts and for allowing their students to take part in our Government. It is very rewarding to watch young adults participate in our event. After nearly a decade since the last State of the Town, our Town Board felt it was important to put together an informative evening for the residents and business owners of our community. After much consideration, I took a considerable amount of time to put together information that was pertinent to our Town. Much of what we do on the Town Board comes from the input of our constituents and our businesses. The Town Board wishes to extend their appreciation to the community for the support they offer. Thank you again to our County Executive Molinaro and Mayor Matt Alexander for their powerful messages that evening. There will be more to come about the information from the evening in next week's edition.
Please join us for our Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. at Schlathaus Park. The ceremony includes the Presentation of the Colors by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department, officiant Reverend James Sheridan, guest speaker Former County Legislator and Marine Corps Veteran, Robert Weiss; changing of the flag by the New Hackensack Fire Company, music provided by the Southern Dutchess Council Band with singer Jen Propfe as well as a presentation of wreaths. Though over the years this holiday has become a way to unofficially kick off summer by gathering with family and friends, let us not forget the reason for this day: to honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving and defending our country. We encourage everyone to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Castle Point Food Pantry, which serves our veterans. I hope you will attend and that you will bring your family and friends with you.
On Saturday June 3rd, the Town Board will be hosting its 2nd annual "walk drugs out of our community" drug walk. With the crippling heroin epidemic, the Town Board has committed itself to raising awareness and offering as much education as possible. Our communities have been hit hard by the opioid problem. Lives are being lost daily and there is no time to worry about the stigma that surrounds these types of drugs. Like last year, we will be gathering at Sgt Palmateer Memorial on the corner of Route 9 (south bound) and Old Hopewell Rd (by DCH Toyota). We will be giving out t-shirts to the first 100 walkers and we will be offering the walk in memory of two people that succumbed to their addiction. This walk will be in memory of Jessica Gullery and Kevin Brown., two lives that were lost way too soon. We welcome everyone to meet us that morning and help us raise awareness! More information to following.
Know your water: Municipal water brings many benefits. One of them is the requirement of testing. Testing municipal water is paramount. The State and County oversee the test results and determine whether the water quality is safe or not. With all of the news about poor water quality across the country, test results that show good water quality is a relief. On the other side of the spectrum, are the homeowners that depend on wells. There is no law that says you have to periodically test your well. Unfortunately, we live in a time where there are many containment's that can infiltrate into water systems and cause issues. For example, there are threats like coli-form, herbicides, and petroleum, etc... The only law that the Town has is a law that states the seller of any home on a well has to test the water prior to the closing and the new buyer taking occupancy. Perhaps it is time to revisit this law and adjust it in a fashion that actually calls for testing periodically as opposed to only when you sell the home. If you happen to live in a home with a contaminated well for 40 years, you may never know it. Education is the key to prevention and I am working with our water operators, the DEC and the Department of Health to find other ways to help well users stay healthy. The Town is also working on our water system so that we can increase capacity and seek grants so that we may offer water to other neighborhoods. After May 31st, the testing results for our municipal water system will be on the Town's website for you to review. Our Town's water operators work very hard to keep our water within the limits so that users can rest easier. If you don't have access to the web and would like a copy of the water quality report, please feel free to contact my office @ 297-2744 or Camo Pollution Control @ 463-7310 . We will insure a copy will be delivered
ENJOY YOUR WEEK !
Dial A Ride: A friendly reminder to all of our seniors (60 years and older), veterans and people with disabilities, the Town offers Dial A Ride as a service to help ensure transportation to doctors, senior centers and appointments you may have. They offer door to door service as well as scheduled service. It is best that you call them for details on schedules and making reservations at: (845) 453-7433 or visit the link on our webpage or at:http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/countygov/departments/masstransit/pldialaride.htm
Notary Pool: I have a pool of residents who are willing to travel to a resident's home if they meet one of the following requirements: Senior Citizen, disabled, or a disabled Veteran. If you are in need of someone to notarize something for you and you meet one of the requirements, kindly call my office at 297-2744. If you are a resident who is willing to be in a pool so that you can help out a resident, please call my office and let us know. Thank you in advance!
~ Supervisor Jiava