Town of Woodbury news

| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:05

    Highland Mills - The following items are from the October issue of Woodbury Bulletin Board, the online newsletter distributed by Woodbury Town Councilman James Skoufis: Government The Woodbury Town Board recently passed a renewal of its cable franchise agreement with Cablevision. This contract allows the company to provide service to town residents. This is not a negotiation of prices, which are wholly determined by Cablevision. Councilmen Amidee Haviland and Frank Palermo worked on the agreement, which increases the town’s government access fee - what Cablevision pays the town - by 33 percent. Those funds will be used to improve the town’s audio/visual and broadcasting equipment for Channel 22. Estrada Road Bridge update: With engineering effectively complete, the town board has gone out to bid for the actual construction of the new bridge. We continue to be optimistic that the road can reopen by the end of this year before the winter snows set in. The Town of Woodbury Police Department recently received a $60,000 grant for a new electric generator, through the efforts of Congressman John Hall. Lt. Arthur P. Abbott put in a tremendous amount of work into the request and, in the process, saved taxpayers a great deal of money. The Village of Woodbury recently granted a 60-day extension to the resolution adopted on May 25 which dedicates the Brigadoon roads to the Village of Woodbury, pending completion of punchlist by developer. A few outstanding items remain on the punchlist which prompted the extension. Highway Superintendent Pete Stabile recently returned from his twelve-month tour in Afghanistan serving our country. He has done everyone in town proud and we welcome him back to his post where he can continue working for the residents of Woodbury. Halloween: Be aware that a strict curfew of 9 p.m. is in place on Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31. Calendar Saturday, Oct. 16: The Highland Mills United Methodist Church hosts a spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The cost for a ticket is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. The proceeds benefit Operation Christmas Child. Tickets will be available at the door; call 928-6177 or 928-9249 for more information. Monday, Oct. 18: Learn the ins and outs of shopping online from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Central Valley branch of the Woodbury Public Library. A $10 deposit and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the library’s Web site at or call 928-6162. Friday, Oct. 22: MediSpa hosts a charity event on behalf of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m. For $35 in advance or $40 at the door, MediSpa will offer massages, facials, refreshments and gift bags; MediSpa is located at 118 River Road, Suite 8 in Harriman and can be reached at 845-321-8028. Tuesday, Oct. 26: The Woodbury Chamber of Commerce hosts a meet and greet of the two candidates running for state assembly this year: Republican incumbent Nancy Calhoun and Democratic challenger Roxanne Donnery. The event will be $20, which includes a buffet, and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Falkirk Golf Club in Central Valley. For more information, call Frank Collins at 928-6610. Tuesday, Nov. 2: Election Day. With so many races this year, remember to get out, vote, and have your voice heard. Contests include those for senate, house, governor/lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, state senate, assembly and judicial seats.