Washingtonville Elections, Events and Solar Law
By Eugenia Moskowitz
Mar. 1-4: Spring musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” performed by the Masque & Mime Society at Washingtonville High School, 7:00 p.m. on Mar. 1-3 and a 1:00 p.m. matinee on Mar. 4.
Mar. 20: Village elections, two trustee seats, voting at Village Hall, Fairlawn Drive, noon to 9:00 p.m.
Mar. 31: Second Annual Easter Bonnet Parade & Egg Hunt, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Vern Allen Park. (Rain date Apr. 1.)
Apr. 7: Washingtonville Scholarship Run 5K (25th Anniversary) starting and ending at the high school.
Apr. 14: Washingtonville Little League Opening Day Parade (60th Anniversary) and associated celebrations, start location to be announced later, ending at Mays Field with celebration events at Fulton Square.
Apr. 29: Senior Citizen Prom at Washingtonville High School.
Solar Public Hearing:
A public hearing on solar farm local law for the village was held at the meeting on Feb. 20 regarding all solar including large farms as well as personal ground- and rooftop-mount arrays. For detailed info on the local law, please call or visit Village Hall. More public hearings will be scheduled before the local law is finalized, with the next meeting being Mar. 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Stop DWI Grant Funding:
Grant funding is for the 2018 Stop DWI Enforcement Patrol Year between the Village of Washingtonville and Orange County beginning Mar. 15, 2018, and ending Jan. 1, 2019, with extra patrol on Thurs. through Sun. at specific times of the day, and especially around holidays.
Horace William Mann was promoted to Working Leader at the DPW. Art Jeffries said that the chlorine project is complete and has a maintenance proposal completed so that there are no further issues.
Board members are being sought to fill vacancies on the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Architectural Review Board. Those interested can apply at Village Hall. While these are volunteer positions, they meet infrequently and do not require too much commitment. They are also essential to the well-being of the village.