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Wappinger supervisor swings pen – knocks buildings down

The rubble left after the structures were demolished on Monday.

TOWN OF WAPPINGER: Following a property inspection this past weekend, Town Supervisor Joseph Cavaccini and the town board arranged for the demolition of a building near Route 9D. Cavaccini signed an executive order early on Monday directing the immediate demolition of the buildings at the old residence at 2513 Route 9D due to structural flaws.

Cavaccini claimed that passing cars on Route 9D were immediately in danger due to the buildings.

It is our duty to take action when there is an obvious and present danger to our residents. This is a shift in perspective where we won’t wait around or let issues fester. According to a statement from Cavaccini, “the quick removal of this hazardous structure ensures the safety of our neighbors and will allow the Reese Park expansion project to move forward ahead of schedule.”

The town board’s senior member, First Ward Councilman William Beale, declared that immediate removal of the existing structures on this site was necessary to safeguard public health and safety due to their declining structural integrity. With this step, the Town has a rare chance to start from scratch and develop a vision.

The acquisition of the land on Route 9D that immediately borders Reese Park Town Nature Preserve was announced by the Town of Wappinger on Sunday. After the acquisition of Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park, the Wappinger Town public parks system has not expanded for almost 25 years with the purchase of 2513 Route 9D.

Situated on the edge of Wappingers Falls Village, the 1.75-acre property is presently home to a house and a garage. The Town intends to build a new trailhead, parking lot, kids’ playground, sidewalk extension from the Village line along the road, and a more attractive, highly visible Reese Park entrance off Route 9D.

Adjacent to Wappinger Creek, on 40 acres, lies Reese Park Town Nature Preserve. The Reese family of Hughsonville donated the park to the town in the 1960s, and it is now a town-owned nature preserve with acres of native plants and animals around the striking waterfalls in Hunter Creek, which runs through the center of the park. From the coast of Wappinger Creek to the top of the ridge, there are beautiful trails where nature enthusiasts can explore the natural world, according to Cavaccini.

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