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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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The Town of wawayanda is assisting the residents who live on or near the Ridgebury Lake to help raise money to restore their lake.
In 2008 the DEC found an invasive species, The Northern Snakehead fish in the lake. If left in the lake, it could have destroyed all life in the lake and spread to other water systems inthe area resulting in a widespread devastation of the aquatic life in the regions.
In 2008 the DEC removed the Snakeheads from the lake costing $200,000. Unfortunately, in order to remove the Snakeheads, most of the native aquatic life had to be removed.
Since the removal of htese fish, the lake has gone from a once beautiful lake to a sea of overgrown aquatic vegetation. This has resulted in an increase in insects and make it nearly impossible to use boats.
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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
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.