The work session for this week February 26,2020 is canceled. The next work session will be on March 4,2020
A spokes person with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has stated that the agency had tested the dead crows for several diseases including West Nile and Avian Flu ( Bird Flu). All of which those tests were negative. The DEC has made meaningful progress towards ruling out many of the potential significant causes of the crow mortality in the Town of Wallkill. The DEC is currently consulting experts and examining tissue samples from the crows. The spokesperson hinted the investigation into this series of crow deaths might end similarly to other investigations into crow deaths: with no clear explanation. It is not uncommon in the field of wildlife pathology for the diagnosis to be unknown despite significant effort and testing.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Article 25AA of the Agricultural and Markets Law and Orange County Resolution No. 230 of 2003, the Orange County Legislature is required and did designate March 1st, through March 30th of each year as the thirty-day period within which a land owner may submit a request for inclusion of land, which is predominately viable agricultural land, to a County Agricultural District.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Agricultural Districts encompass the Towns of Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, Crawford, Deerpark, Goshen, Greenville, Hamptonburgh, Minisink, Monroe, Montgomery, Mount Hope, Newburgh, New Windsor, Palm Tree, Wallkill, Warwick, Wawayanda and Woodbury and the Villages of Chester, Maybrook, Montgomery and Washingtonville, Agricultural District No. 1 is comprised of approximately 68,176.2 acres of land while Agricultural District No. 2 is comprised of approximately 94,683.7 acres of land.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at the end of the thirty (30) day period, any proposed additions to the County Agricultural Districts will be submitted to the Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board for review, and thereafter the Orange County Legislature will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed applications and recommendations of the Board, for inclusion of said lands to the agricultural districts.
Please be advised that we are aware that more crows have been found near Price Chopper and around Schutt Road . The NYSDEC has again collected samples and they have been sent to their pathology unit to identify a cause. We are pressing the DEC for some understanding and test results on what is happening with the crows. We will advise with any updates from the DEC as we get them. If you should encounter dead crows on your property please handle them using gloves, shovels and bags. As a precaution, please do not come in direct contact with the dead birds.
Please be advised that the Town of Wallkill Highway Department will no longer be accepting
electronics for recycling on a daily basis.
The Town will schedule drop off days twice a year for resident to properly dispose of unwanted electronic items. Drop off days will be advertised in advance.
For the list of acceptable items for recycling, please
The Town of Wallkill is pleased to announce our brush drop off program.
Effective April 4th, 2020 brush will only be accepted on Saturday's
between the hours of 8:00 AM and Noon
You can dispose of grass clippings, leaves and brush (no bigger than 3" in diameter) free of charge. Please note that we will not accepts any branches bigger than 3" in diameter, wood or stumps.
Please use our Keasel Road entrance when you visit us on Saturdays.
This service is for Town residents only, proof of residency is required.
Please be advised that we have been notified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) that several dozen dead crows have been found behind the Price Chopper Shopping Plaza in the Town of Wallkill.
The NYSDEC has collected samples and are sending them to their pathology unit to determine the cause of death.
If you should encounter dead crows on your property, please handle them using gloves, shovels, etc.
As a precaution, please do not come in direct contact with the dead bird.
The Hudson Valley Swing Band will not be preforming in the months of January and February. The return in March 2020.