Town Announcements

February 28, 2017 - Notices Public Hearings to be held on February 28, March 6, & March 14 have been posted.  Click here to view.

November 23, 2016 - The 2017 final budget has been posted for review.


News and Updates from Supervisor Lori Jiava

 

*** TOWN BOARD MEETING - MONDAY - FEBRUARY 27th at  7:30pm ***

 

SUPERVISOR UPDATE

****appeared in the Southern Dutchess News on February 15st****

Snow Storms: A special thank you to our Highway Superintendent for sending organizing his crew so that they could do a great job during this last two snow storms. The Highway department worked Thursday from 4am until 7pm  and then Sunday all day long just to keep up with the second storm. These guys deserve an enormous thank you for always doing what they can to ensure our roads are safe. On that note, I wanted to make mention that I receive many calls from residents regarding the road conditions. There are many instances when residents have concerns about roads and in some cases they are not the responsibility of our highway department. For example, All Angels, Myers Corners, Old Hopewell, Middlebush Road, Rt 376, Osborne Hill Road and New Hackensack are County Routes ( note the CR in front of the road number). County Routes are the responsibility of the County's Department of Public Works. Route 9 and Route 9D are the responsibility of New York State's Department of Transportation.  I feel that it is important for everyone to remember that the roads that run through our town are not all part of the responsibility of our highway department and therefore, when you feel that the roads are not cleaned up to par, please understand that our highway department does not have jurisdiction over those roads I have mentioned.  
 
Know your neighbor: While taking into consideration the last two storms we just had, I'd like to offer my thoughts on being a community. There are some of you who have lived here for decades and in some cases your entire life, and then there are some who are new to the community and just starting to root yourselves here. Knowing your neighbors is important for many reasons. During inclement weather anything can happen, for that matter even during calm weather something could go wrong. There is a comfort knowing that when in need or while you are waiting for emergency assistance, you have someone you can call on during the interim. Some neighbors may be elderly and others may have medical conditions. Offering a phone number, a friendly hello or just 'I am here if you need something' may be worth millions to a neighbor in the time of need. With all of our lives being so harried, it is comforting to know that our neighborhoods are there for one another. The Edgehill Community uses NextDoor.com. This is the way the neighborhood communicates and discusses all types of things., for example- on Halloween, they would update who was handing out candy and who wasn't. When someone was getting rid of appliances, they posted them. The app is great for neighborhood security issues as well as disseminating school and town events. Perhaps this is something some of the communities could think of getting together to do. 
 
Next Health and Wellness will be set for Saturday, March 18th. This Health and Wellness will feature basic self defense for all ages, instructional yoga and a defensive driving course. Times and details will follow in the next week or so. Looking forward to helping the whole community get healthy!
 
As I am always looking for ways to reach out to help the community. I thought about an idea that could offer help to those who need it most. With all of the property maintenance issues we come across and the challenges some face in maintaining a home, I thought about attempting to do a community outreach for a homeowner who has significant hurdles and needs assistance to help out with their home. While this idea is just in the brainstorming stage, I think that a good way to start would be to have anyone who feels that they either are a homeowner in distress and need help with something in their home or that they know someone who has been faced with quite a few of life's challenges. If this is something you may be interested in, kindly send me a note with some information or call my office @ (845) 297 -2744. 
 
 
Know your water: An important way everyone can protect our drinking water, recreational bodies of water, and our wetlands is to be careful about what you put down the drain and what er pour on our lawn. It is important to not dispose of solvents, pesticides, petroleum products, cleaners with hazardous chemicals, unwanted or out dated pharmaceuticals down the drain or into the storm sewers. The County offers hazardous disposable days through out the year for these items which can be disposed of at no cost. Prior to adding fertilizers to your lawn carefully read what's in them, application rates , and what conditions they should be added.  When using weed killers or pesticides be very concerned and read all of the application instructions and restrictions. By following these simple steps you know you are doing your part to help improve water quality.
 
 
 
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

 

 

Board Meeting Dates
The Town Board meets bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:30 PM.

The Planning Board meets bi-weekly on the 1st and 3rd Monday at 7:00 PM.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
Note: All meetings of the Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals are held at the Town Hall located at 20 Middlebush Road in Wappingers Falls and are open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Links

Dial-A-Ride

Solar Power Zoning

CR-93 Myers Corners Highway Plans

Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution

FEMA Map Service Center

FEMA Letter of Map Revision (Sprout Creek Tributary)

FEMA Letter of Map Revision (Green Fly Swamp)

Final Assessment Rolls for Dutchess County

Parcel Access

Zoning Map
 

Meet Wappinger Town Supervisor Lori Jiava

2016 Meet the Leaders with Kerry Donovan

Town of Wappinger Heroin Awareness

Interview with Town Clerk, Joe Paoloni

Meet the Leaders with Kerry Donovan

Interview with HVNN's Roger Connor Part 1

Interview with HVNN's Roger Connor Part 2

 

 



 

BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT

Please click the following link to view the year's budget: Final 2017 Budget.




Volunteer Opportunities

 


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