*** TOWN BOARD MEETING - MONDAY - MAY 8th at 7:30pm ***
The Town's Planning Board has a vacany on it. If you are interested in possibly serving, kindly send in a letter of interest along with a resume to the Town Board attn: Lori Jiava.
FIRST STATE OF THE TOWN ADDRESS MAY 15th, 2017 @ 7pm at Wappingers Junior High in the auditorium. Please use this link for more information:
****appeared in the April 19th edition of the Southern Dutchess News ****
This past Saturday the Town Hall turned into something out of a Disney book. Over 100 little Princesses and Princes came to a tea party and enjoyed snacks, crafts and face painting with their favorite princesses! This event was a fundraiser that benefited the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. Special thanks to Sarah Soltish of Wappingers Falls for organizing and hosting such a wonderful event. The Town of Wappinger really appreciates the community outreach and we want to thank all of the other pageant winners who came and spent their day dressed up as princesses and made the children's day ! The Town Board was glad to contribute the space for such a great cause! I am looking forward to the next tea party!
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is such a great place for children, that it seems everyone is working to help by fundraising for them! If you do not have plans tomorrow afternoon (4/20), how about consider taking your family and friends to The Jack Harkins Art Show at The 358 Gallery located at 358 Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Jack Harkins is a an elementary student in the Wappingers School District and he had the idea of hosting an art show of other children's art work to raise money for the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical. In Jack's own words, " I want to give back to the people that saved my brother's life." Jack's younger brother has been battling cancer for much of his young life and had spent a great deal of time in Maria Fareri's. Jack asked his art teacher if he could host this art show and his art teacher said yes. Thanks to 358 Gallery, Jack has a place to hold the art show and he hopes to see his efforts come together to help other kids who are faced with horrific diseases. I know I am hoping to be there and hope some of you can come to support Jack, Maria Fareri's and many kids suffering from illnesses.
Please mark your calendars; May 15th at 7pm - I will be holding my first State of the Town Address. This is an opportunity for the community to come and see firsthand what the Town of Wappinger Town Board has been working to improve the quality of life in the Town and report on the Town's fiscal health. County Executive, Marcus Molinaro will be the key note speaker that evening. I can assure you that this informative evening will be worth coming out for. Reservations are not required but if you would like to RSVP, please feel free to do so at: http://bit.ly/TOW-NoBoundaries or call 845-297-2744
Know your water: I am continually looking to expand our municipal water and wastewater systems. Having approximately half of our residents connected into our municipal systems means we have just as many households who are not. Unfortunately, we have been faced with a considerable amount of homes and businesses that have been plagued with water quality issues. These issues have been cited by the Board of Health and do not currently meet today’s standards. This includes some of the private septic systems which were built to handle less usage. Much of the Route 9 corridor does not have municipal water and sewer. These locations suffer with poor water quality. Not only does this pose a potential health concern, it also limits the types of businesses that can utilize the land., thus impeding economic development. Additionally, just off the business corridor are private homes and apartment complexes which are impacted by the lack of infrastructure that would deliver good quality water and take wastewater away from polluting our watershed. The only way to solve this daunting problem is to fight for grants and advocate for additional State and Federal funding. I am continuously working on this and pursuing every possible avenue to improve our water and wastewater quality.
Reminder: With the warm weather upon us, it is a good time to check on any loose ends you may have. If you had an open pool, deck, shed, building or electrical permit, call the building department to schedule inspections or renew an expired permit so that you can enjoy the summer season outside. The building department’s phone number: 297 – 6256.
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