NOTICE FROM DUTCHESS COUNTY DPW:
Effective February 20, one lane of the bridge over Wappingers Creek (CR 28, New Hamburg Turnpike) will be closed for needed repair. A traffic signal will be installed to control traffic flow. This is in effect until further notice. please drive carefully and obey the traffic signal.
The next Town Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23 @ 7:30 pm.
We are pleased to announce that the Town Board members now have their own telephone extensions at Town Hall. Should you need to contact your Town Councilman and do not have his/her Town-issued cell phone number, call 298-1150 and use these extensions:
Ward 1: Councilman Bill Beale, extension 1
Ward 2: Councilman Vincent Bettina, extension 2
Ward 3: Councilwoman Ismay Czarniecki, extension 4
Ward 4: Councilman Mike Kuzmicz, extension 3
The snow ordinance is in effect. No parking on Town roads from midnight to 8:00 am, November 1 through April 1. Please observe this ordinance even if it is not snowing!
EXERCISE & BRAIN GAMES
The New Year tends to be the time many people start thinking about starting a regular exercise program. Why not join the almost 900 seniors already participating in the Office for the Aging’s Senior Exercise Program? It’s a great way to get a twice weekly workout and meet some new friends at the same time. Don’t forget your brain needs a regular workout as well, and we offer Brain Games classes too. Find an exercise or brain games class near you by visiting our website and clicking on the Recreation tab on the left side of the page:
The Brain Games class at the Grinnell Library in Wappingers Falls is starting up again this week. The class is open to adults of any skill level and meets every Thursday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 3:30 at the library located at 2642 East Main Street in the village. Bring a pad and paper and join the fun! Register for the class by calling 297-3428.
Effective July 1, 2014, the Town Recycle Center will no longer accept the older-style CRT television sets. Please do not bring these sets into the Recycle Center. You will be turned away. We apologize for the inconvenience, but new regulations are making municipal disposal of old CRT televisions too costly.
Best Buy at the Poughkeepsie Galleria will accept these TV's with screens up to 32" for free disposal. Simply drive up to Best Buy and go to Customer Service for assistance. For further information, call Best Buy at 298-8077.
REBUILDING TOGETHER IN DUTCHESS COUNTY
Thanks to all the volunteers from Rebuilding Together for their excellent work on a home in the Wappinger area. Their unselfishness and willingness to give up a Saturday to help someone in need is remarkable!
Rebuilding Together is currently accepting applications on a year-round basis for their no cost Handyman Programs as well as Rebuilding Day.
Among the general criteria for application eligibility are:
Income 80% or less of Dutchess median household income
Own and reside in the Dutchess County home seeking repairs
Your mortgage and taxes must be current
You must have homeowner’s insurance
Applications are available online at www.rebuildingtogetherdutchess.org or by calling (845) 454-7310.
Because they accomplish their work through the generosity of volunteers, they are unable to offer services on an emergency basis.
Should you need to speak to the Supervisor or your Town Councilman, please call Town Hall and we will set up a time to meet! Main #: 297-4158 Supervisor: 297-2744
2015 Recycle Center Permits will be on sale son. Please come to the Town Clerk's office with photo I.D. and vehicle registration(s). For further information, please call the Town Clerk's office at 297-5771.
Recycle Center Policy re Admittance to the Center
Town Board, Town of Wappinger
Adopted March 11, 2013
Effective Wednesday May 1, 2013
Commercials vehicles are not permitted to enter the Recycle Center
Commercial vehicles include, but are not limited to: dump trucks, rack trucks, box trucks, and commercial rental vehicles such as U-Haul trucks and vans, Home Depot trucks and vans.
Pick-up trucks that are for private (not commercial) use shall be permitted, even if the vehicle has commercial plates. The resident must present a notarized letter stating that said vehicle will be used for the disposal of household garbage only; additionally, resident must present vehicle registration and proof of residency in the Town of Wappinger.
Should a small business owner use a pick-up truck as his/her personal vehicle and the vehicle is registered to his/her business, he/she must present proof of residency, vehicle registration, and a notarized letter stating that said vehicle is used has his/her personal vehicle and will be used for disposal of household garbage only.
Rental Vans or Pick-Up Trucks:
If a resident rents a van (maximum ¾ ton or 8’ passenger van) or pick-up for disposal of household items and resident has a Recycle Center Pass, the resident may obtain a one-time use pass free of charge if rental agreement is presented to the Town Clerk’s office; pass must be surrendered at the gate upon entrance to the Center.
If a resident rents a van or pick-up for disposal of household items and resident does not have a Recycle Center Pass, the resident may obtain a one-time use pass for the $15.00 fee upon presentation of rental agreement at the Town Clerk’s office; pass must be surrendered at the gate upon entrance to the Center.
All vehicles must have permit for entrance. No Exceptions.