The Woodbury digest

| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:33

    Highland Mills - The following information comes from the Woodbury Bulletin Board, the e-mail newsletter distributed by Woodbury Town Councilman James Skoufis: Garbage contract With the garbage contract set to expire at the end of this year, the Town Board has gone out to bid for a new one with the aim of improving service. The bid requires a return to automated pickup. Likewise, the eventual bid winner will need to provide sturdy and compatible bins - both garbage and recycling - to all residences. Recycling The county recently approved single-stream recycling. That means bottles, plastics and paper can all be placed into one container; sorting will take place at the end of the carting process. The Woodbury Refuse Department asks that items be placed into a closed-lid container; do not use plastic or paper bags when filling it. Pickup is every Wednesday for residents in the refuse district. Water restrictions relaxed The Village of Woodbury has relaxed the recently imposed water restrictions, meaning outdoor water usage is now permitted between 7 and 9 p.m. Outdoor use restrictions still apply for all other times until further notice. Surplus sale online By authorization of the Town Board, Supervisor John Burke recently signed a contract enabling any surplus equipment to be sold online via an auction site. Woodbury Calendar Sunday, Aug. 15: The Rez hosts an antique car and bike show from 1 to 5 p.m. to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. For more information or to register, call 845-928-2829. Friday, Aug. 20: Friends of the Favia Family have organized a benefit to provide financial assistance to Woodbury resident Anthony Favia and his family. Favia, 39, was injured in a motorcycle accident on July 4. The father of three young daughters recently returned home to rehabilitate. The fundraiser, to be held at the Rez from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature live music, a light dinner and raffles; suggested donation is $15 for adults and $5 for children.. Another local resident recently suffered seriously injuries in a motorcycle accident. Zak Tantalos, a fellow 2005 M-W graduate, remains in critical condition. Donation bins are located in many of Woodbury’s small businesses. “The greatest quality of Woodbury is the character of the people who live here - both the Favias and Tantaloses need our help so, please, do whatever possible to come together and assist our neighbors in need,” Skoufis wrote in his newsletter. Woodbury Councilman James Skoufis can be reached at