Presentation on Village Sewer & Water Rates June 15, 2022 (Re-Posted June 12)
This June 15, 2022, at 6:00 PM, the Village Water and Sewer Rate Consultant, Ed Marcus, Amawalk Consulting Group LLC, will present his firm's findings to the Board and the Public.
A Q&A will follow the presentation. The presentation is essential for transparency and understanding, and Village Mayor David McFadden has respectfully requested that residents and water customers mark theit calendars. The meeting will be at the Village Hall and Zoom. The Village will post the presentation video online within 24-hours of the session.
Proposed as part of the presentation for BOT consideration are two potential premiums for water customers as well as several different options for sewer rates moving forward.
The Village Water Department services about 640 customers with 300 of those in the Town of Tuxedo.
or visit the Village website to view the consultants' report.
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\Two Candidates Seek Re-Election in Uncontested Village Election June 21 (Posted 5/25/22)
The Village Election will take place on Tuesday, June 21 from 7am-9pm in the Village hall. There are two seats opening up on the Board of Trustees and two candidates, both incumbents, seeking to fill them.
They are: Christopher Kasker and Tinka Shaw.
Although the election isuncontested, all Village Residents are encouraged to vote on June 21!
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Wee Wah Park Kick-Off Event - Sunday, May 15 (Posted May 10)
Please save the date - May 15th, 2022, from 2:00 PM.
Join your neighbors in celebration of the Wee Wah Park.
Enjoy food and drinks and music by the Cole Quest and The City Pickers seen at the Sloatsburg Bluegrass Festival.
Bring blankets and beach chairs.
All village residents are invited to attend.
"Grandfathered" Hamlet Members may attend if they have renewed their membership before May 15th.
Acquire your membership online or in-person at the Village Office (Elizabeth) or Police Station (Denise).
The Wee Wah Park Beach Club opens on Memorial Day, Saturday the 28th, at 1:00 pm.
Apologies. No guests will be permitted due to limited food and beverages.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org required.
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Second Free Shredding Event (Posted 5/2/22)
Where: Village taxpayers can bring your excess documents to the Village Office parking lot for professional & confidential shredding!
When: Thursday, May 12th between 9:00 am and 11:00 am where a commercial shredding company will shred your documents as a courtesy of the Village Board.
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Message From The Wee Wah Park Committee (Posted 4/18/22)
Dear Neighbors, The summer season is almost upon us! Many thanks to many of you who have already committed to the Wee Wah Beach Club for the summer.
We want to encourage those who have not yet done so to join for the 2022 season. The first improvements are in progress, and we are just short of being able to hire a second lifeguard.
We also wanted to invite you to our Summer Fundraiser on Sunday, May 15th, at 2 pm. It will be an opportunity to welcome new members and kick off the season and raise much-needed funds for the continued improvement of our only shared park. Join us for food, festivities, and the chance to say hello to our neighbors—more details to come.
Memberships are purchased easily online at https://www.tuxedopark-ny.gov/wee-wah-beach-club-summer-2022-membership or at the Village Office. Our goal is for membership fees to cover operational expenses, maintenance, insurance, and Wee Wah Beach Club staffing. This year we have hired an aquatic management services company to oversee the operations of the beach season and manage its staff. The Wee Wah's operations depend on early memberships - more memberships enable our management company to employ additional staff during busy times and maintain the safety and cleanliness of the park.
Please consider donating to help us improve the park before the summer season. Our landscape architect hopes to present a schematic design plan for our fundraising goals before the May 14th event to share an overview of the project. Membership only covers operational costs, and we must rely on your generosity to enhance the park. You can donate already now at https://www.tuxedopark-ny.gov/donations
Thank you for your consideration and generosity.
The Wee Wah Park Committee,
Committee Chair- Denise Tavani
Committee Members- Agnes Turner, Chrissy Corredor, Matthew Tinari, Michael Bruno
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Village of Tuxedo Park Earth Day Clean up! (Posted 4/3/22)
Call for Volunteers
Earth Day Cleanup 2022 in the Village of Tuxedo Park
When: Saturday 4/23/ 8am - 9:30am (rain date Sunday 4/24)
Who: Any Village Resident / property owner / family member
What: Cleanup of roadside litter
Where: Inside village of Tuxedo Park, any public roads
Why: It's Earthday! We can make an impact to keep paper, plastic and other litter and detritus out of our forests and waterways, including our reservoirs. It's an opportunity to come together for a good cause and walk to get some exercise for an hour or so!
How to participate:
Please email the following parties indicating your interest in helping and the roadway/area you would like to patrol and clean up. In knowing who wants to participate and where, we can spread volunteers out to some key areas.
Please email as follows to indicate interest and location:
Jacob Matthews: email@example.com
or txt cell: 914.588.8001
Police Chief David Conklin firstname.lastname@example.org
IF you would like to pickup several large contractor style garbage bags and some basic latex gloves, we can leave some at Village Hall on Friday 4/22 for you to pick up or you can meet Jacob Matthews at Village Hall at 8am on Saturday morning 4/23.
No matter where you are patrolling:
1. Watch for traffic
2. Wear bright colored and/or reflective clothing
3. Do not pick up sharp objects with your hands, please utilize a tool. (more info below)
4. Do not enter private property - simply reach from the roadside and gather what you can!
such as this one can be picked up on Amazon or at the local home improvement stores https://www.amazon.com/Grabber-FitPlus-Premium-Reacher-Warranty/dp/B06XH4ZZL9/
The Village will provide the option to drop off any garbage in closed bags at the Village DPW DUMPSTER at DPW facility near the Wee Wah
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Skating on Wee Wah Lake (Posted 1/27/22)
As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness that Wee Wah Park is a four-season recreational facility, the Board of Trustees approved an area eligible for skaters at last evening's meeting.
Please use the area directly off the Wee Wah Park beach. Skating is open to all village taxpayers.
The Chief of Police, Dave Conklin, is in charge of approving when the lake is safe for skating and will do so in conjunction with the DPW Supervisor Jeff Voss. For safety purposes, approval is based on the thickness of the ice and other conditions. Presently, skating is not permitted on the Wee Wah - Please give us a few days to organize signage and other means of communicating when the lake is safe for skating. Unfortunately, the lavatories do not function during the winter.
Last week the village approved the WWFC to ice fish - the ice was 8" thick.
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Tuxedo Park Receives Free Home Test Kits and Masks from Orange county Executive Steve Neuhaus (Posted 1/21/22)
**This program is for Village of Tuxedo Park Resdeints Only**
Thank Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, and his emergency management team Deputy Commissioner Alan Mack and Shannon Fisher, for their effort. Obtaining tests and PPE for our municipalities is challenging.
Recently we received a small allocation of home test kits for village resident first responders, DPW, and administrative personnel. Today we received an additional distribution of tests available to residents of Tuxedo Park, including N-95 masks.
In inventory, we have test kits: 464 boxes (2 tests per box) for 928 individual tests total: and 4 cases of N-95 masks. Tuxedo Park has approximately 330 homes and 1 with 13 rental units – totaling 343. Therefore each household and the 13 rental units can receive 1 test kit (2 tests per box) and 2 N-95 masks (while they last). We plan on a balance of 121 boxes (2 tests per box) for emergency distribution as needed. Our goal is to maintain a reserve.
Remember, in addition, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-?19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit https://www.covidtests.gov/.
The distribution of Tuxedo Park inventory will begin tomorrow morning (1/22/22) at 10:00 am, then 24/7. Pick up is located at the Police booth transaction window entering the Park. If you cannot pick up a test, please ask a family member or friend to get it. Otherwise, we will send an officer with a test to your residence.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking an at-home test if you begin having COVID-?19 cold or flu-like symptoms - fever, sore throat, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, aches, and exhaustion.
See the latest CDC self-testing guidance for more on using at-home tests.
If you have other special health needs related to COVID -19 or not, please do not hesitate to contact Chief Dave Conklin at 845 351 4741 or email@example.com.
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Village to Launch Automatic Gate Opening System in January 2022 (Posted November 9, 2021)
On November 9 the Village announced that a new automatic gate opening system will launch in January.
The system uses license plate reading technology to open the main and south gates automatically. The new system combines convenience and security and helps the police screen non-residents. The police will roll out the new system beginning with the residents, followed by the school, club, and church, replacing tags.
The following charges are not finalized until approved by the Board of Trustees at the November 17 meeting. Comments welcome.
Year one only – As a one-time expense, the residents will cover the cost of the new systems equipment and installation and setup & processing fees - $19,938, which comes close to $30.00 per household. Residents may register an unlimited number of vehicles, including family members and parents, domestic help, and contractors.
All subsequent years – There is a $6,000 annual operating cost included in the yearly budget.
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Village Contracts with Security Gate Access Company SafePassage (Posted 9/29/21)
The Village has announced that the Board of Trustees has contracted with SafePassage Solutions for converting, facilitating, and maintaining our planned automatic gates at the main and south entrances.
This feature, which uses automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) to open the gates for registered users automatically, brings a tighter level of security to the community. While simultaneously adding a new level of convenience to entering the Village.
Soon they will be sending Village residents a correspondence asking for basic information on registering their vehicles and providing them with instructions to register guests, special deliveries, domestic employees, vendors, and contractors to pass through the gates automatically for a limited time. Services will be available to TPS, the Tuxedo Club, and Village Employees also.