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2013: What’s to come in your hometown?

Your local town leaders present their resolutions for their municipalities for 2013.

Your local town leaders present their resolutions for their municipalities for 2013.

I am always interested to hear additional goals Cicero residents have for our town. Please contact my office at any time at 699-1414 or email at jcorl@ciceronewyork.net and Happy New Year!

North Syracuse Mayor Mark Atkinson

We will focus on cost reduction, Village Center improvements and Centerville Park upgrades.

We will continue our attempt to reduce the costs of the “Cadillac services” that we provide in North Syracuse. We will be exploring ways to reduce energy consumption thus reducing overall costs. For electrical we will look at street lighting and for fossil fuels we will research creative ways to conserve petroleum and natural gas.

The Village Center comprehensive plan is complete and has identified six sectors in the Village Center with different ideas to improve each sector. We will start coordinating with the affected businesses for their input and move forward.

Construction on Centerville Park should be complete in 2013. This cost of this project is approximately $150,000. The vast majority of funding is from two different grants that we received. Community Development and Save the Rain grants are funding this project. The village will provide some in kind services that are within our capability for our portion.

Happy New Year.

Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra

As we look ahead to 2013 in the Town of Salina, there are many exciting projects to look forward to.

Construction of the new Byrne Dairy in Mattydale will commence in early 2013. The new Byrne Dairy store will replace the current store that is located at Route 11 and Kirsch Drive.

 Construction of a 250,000-square foot-expansion of the Southern Wine and Spirits facility on Court Street in Lyncourt will also get under way in 2013. This expansion will double the size of the current facility and create eight new jobs.

The corporate home of Empower Federal Credit Union is taking over the old BG Suzle plant on Needle Lane in North Syracuse. Empower will be consolidating their corporate offices into one facility. Construction is already underway.

The Sisters of St. Francis will open their Franciscan Villa on Buckley Road late in 2013. This facility will be able to house up to 96 aging nuns. The Sisters broke ground in August of 2012.

These are exciting projects that continue to demonstrate that the town of Salina is open for business.

Clay Supervisor Damian Ulatowski was out of the office last week with the flu and did not respond to our request for information. Liverpool Mayor Gary White had not responded to our request at press time.

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