Blooming Grove Wraps Up January Meetings
Monell Engine Company/Washingtonville Fire Department will be using Town-owned property located at 2737 NY Route 94 (the town-owned property adjacent to the Town Highway Department) for Training purposes on January 21, February 18, 22, and 25, and to be coordinated with the Town Emergency Management Officer. Fire Chief John Salka emphasized that only a smoke machine and hand tools will be used. There will be NO actual fire.
The Town will enter into an agreement with Trugreen Commercial, to provide weed and insect control for Lasser Park at an amount not to exceed $1,701.95. This treatment will only be used on the football fields.
Recreation Director Gary MacEntee will be resigning from his long held position, effective February 28, 2020. The Town has options for interested applicants to take a required Civil Service exam for the Director position, and it may be done with stepping up of an existing employee.
The Town will hold another Electronic Recycling Event on April 18, from 8 AM to 12 Noon at the Highway Garage. Devices with Freon will be charged an additional $20.00 paid for by the resident. Advance Recycling will staff, collect and transport all electronics collected and will provide two trucks for removal. Collection of glass remains a problem. The Town is charged for trash pick-up by weight, and glass significantly increases that weight, so it is a significant savings if residents bring their glass to the Highway Garage glass container. The Town’s current contract with IWS is much more reasonable than other towns are currently finding, so towns are all looking for alternatives. For now, the county is recommending that others follow Blooming Grove’s lead by providing a disposal place other than regular trash.
The Police Department plans to purchase three Dell Latitude 5424 computers at an amount not to exceed $5,494.29. Supervisor Rob Jeroloman noted that the computers they are replacing will have their hard drives erased or if necessary removed, so they can be used by other departments.
A Leeboy 1200 paver is being purchased for the Highway Department. It can be used for minor road repairs, thus preserving condition so that major repairs will be unnecessary for longer periods of time.
The Highway Department will be replacing up to 70 Little League flags, with new ones if necessary and for any new sponsors. This work will take approximately 4 1/2 days.
New York Rising Funds are being released for the Central Maintenance Garage project and also for surveying of the adequacy of Washingtonville drainage culverts.
In Other News:
The Town’s Planning Department is reviewing the final 2-lot subdivision plan for the Mayer property on Prospect Road. They were also presented with a pre-submittal application for a large scale community solar project proposed for Round Hill Road north of Route 208.
Councilmember Steven Amante said he has done an annual review of his Ward 6 roads. With 87 roads, 1/3 are done. He is also installing “cubbies” in the Little League bull pens at May’s Field, and hoping to have them completed by the beginning of Spring Training.
Councilman Tom DeVinko noted that the Village of Washingtonville is working hard on an application to receive HGTV’s “Hometown Makeover Award”. (more on this next week)
Councilwoman Sonia Ayala noted that Neighbors for Neighbors is in need of additional volunteers.