Welcome to the Town of Wawayanda. Our Town is located in Orange County NY, with a population of 7,266 as recorded by the 2010 census. The Town is in the western part of the county, south of Middletown. The Town of Wawayanda was established in 1849 from the Town of Minisink. It had been first settled after the American Revolution.
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We hope you find our site helpful. It is our goal to provide timely and useful information to you as well as another medium for you to communicate with your local government. Feel free to browse our site. Thank you and WELCOME!!
Orange County has adopted a new service in which residents and businesses can ask the county to notify them by phone, email,or text message about an impending storm or other emergency. County Officials announced on Thursday 1/7/2016 that they had contracted with Florida-based Emergency Communications Network for its CodeRED services.
To participate in this program, register online here.
The pre-filing reports are public documents, available for download on the company's website at http://www.millenniumpipeline.com/valley_lateral_project.html
A paper copy is also available for review at the Wawayanda Town Hall.
Effective on October 14, 2009, all open burning is prohibited in New York with several exceptions including the following:
In towns with a total population less than 20,000, you may burn tree limbs with attached leaves. The limbs must be less than 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length (also referred to as brush). However, this is not allowed from March 16 through May 14 due to the increased risk of wildfires.
The Assessors Office is in the process of updating our records to ensure current inventory of all properties.
The Assessor and Data Collector will be taking exterior photos for the next several months.
If anyone has any concerns please contact the Assessor's Office at 845-355-5700, Option 9
We will be holding an informational meeting on September 27, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the Wawayanda Town Hall. Various members of the DEC will be present to discuss treatment options for Ridgebury Lake.
As you may recall, in August 208, the DEC eradicated all the fish in the lake to remove "Northern Snakehead Fish" which are a highly invasive fish. Since this event, the ecosystem of the lake has been severely disrupted and the lake is now consumed with aquatic vegetation.
We will be discussing treatment and funding options along with any other pertinent questions relating to poor conditions of the weed choked lake.
We have also invited members of Life Inc. to attend this meeting. They are a lake and pond management company with over 35 years experience. They will be present to offer treatment options for the lake as well.
All interested parties are invited to attend.