Cicero pitches in with Earth Day cleanup

Earth Day has come and gone but the "beautification of the town of Cicero" is moving forward. The town of Cicero celebrated Earth Day April 30, with many people out on the roadsides working diligently to clean many areas that had become unsightly. Cicero Town Clerk Tracey Cossilman and myself coordinated efforts with many Cicero groups and committee's to participate as well as the kickoff a town beautification project. Groups from Brewerton, Bridgeport and Cicero spent many hours accumulating bags of trash that had been discarded along our roadsides and in parking lots.

How much easier this would be if everyone just took the time to put their trash in the appropriate containers provided or took it home and disposed of it there. Many tires, TVs, computers, chairs, couches and numerous other household items were found dumped in remote areas. It is a sad day when we find ourselves without the "pride" of living in the Great Country and wanting to do our part to keep it beautiful. I want to personally thank all those who took the time to help, including our highway department, for the pick up of trash along the roadsides for the town.

Grievance Day on the horizon

The assessment project continues, with the next phase of making personal appointments with the Town Assessor Brad Brennan. He will be scheduling one-on-ones with residents prior to Grievance Day, June 6. I, along with the chairman of the Board of Assessment Review, are making every effort to make sure that all will be heard during that time and all residents will have an opportunity to present their case. The tentative assessments were posted May 1. Final assessments will be on July 1. Because the town assessor has the final decision on all assessments it is important to make sure that if you have concerns you must contact him. He can be reached by calling 699-1410.

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