Town board takes no action to limit parking to one side of North Lake Road
After more than one hour of discussion at a Sept. 12 public hearing, the Nelson Town Board took no action to change the parking regulations on North Lake Road in Erieville by the Blue Canoe restaurant after residents who in July overwhelmingly wanted no parking along the north side of the road this month declared the south side should be the no parking side.
The Manlius Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to discover Manlius throughout the month of October through its buy local campaign.
As part of its ongoing efforts to revise the planning and zoning for the Village Edge South zone (across Route 20 from the Tops plaza), the village of Cazenovia will conduct the second in a series of “Visual Preference Surveys” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new apartment complex in Lysander will take place at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 8278 Riverknoll Crossing in Baldwinsville. Baldwin Real Estate Corporation, a Rochester-based affiliate of The DiMarco Group, has recently completed Radisson’s newest apartment community.
Town reveals it has issued two codes violations to vineyard
The owners of Owera Vineyards this week declared themselves heartsick over their neighbors’ complaints about bright lights and loud music from the winery and said they will resolve these issues for the 2014 season. Until then, they gave their word they would address the lighting issue with new fixtures and close the vinyl flaps on the event tent at 10 p.m. for the rest of the 2013 wedding season in order to reduce the noise level of the wedding music. Their statement came during 90 minutes of discussion on the issue at the Sept. 8 town board meeting during which the winery’s East Lake Road neighbors unloaded a litany of complaints, accusations and demands for action to the board, and board members responded that they have been actively working on the problem for weeks.
The village board last week approved the annexation into the village of an 18-acre plot of state-managed wetland at the south end of the lake. The land is located between Lorenzo State Historic Site and the Trush property, and its annexation was completed in order to make the Trush property contiguous to the village so the owner of that property can request annexation.
It’s official: Empire Brewing Company is coming to Caz. The village planning board Monday night unanimously approved Empire’s site and architectural plans for their farmstead brewery on Route 13.
Farnham Street residents presented a petition to the village board this week opposing the requested zone change of a house on their street from a residential to a commercial district. The petition is the latest salvo in the continuing — and increasingly passionate — uprising of the Farnham Street neighborhood against the proposed “Farnham Kitchen” at 8 Farnham St. that will, if it comes to fruition, create a wedding cake business and ready-made meal business inside a historic house on the edge of the neighborhood near Albany Street.
Owera Vineyards, which has been embroiled in recent weeks in a dispute with neighbors and the town over excessive light and sound pollution that many claim negatively affects the neighbors’ quality of life, is now looking for new production and events sales managers. Top Owera staffers Ben Reilly, who started as the director of operations but was changed to production manager two months ago, and Kristi Fondario, who started as director of sales but was changed to event sales employee, both resigned their positions in the days between Aug. 19 and 27.
Jack Fisher found inspiration in the Sunshine State. “The idea for the Liverpool Clock Campaign started several years ago when a town clock was erected near the house my wife, Kay, and I own in Jupiter, Fla.,” said Fisher, the president of John E. Fisher Construction Company on Wetzel Road in Clay. “When we came home for the summer to Syracuse, I noticed a similar clock in the village of East Syracuse and decided to try to get support around a beautiful monument like this for the village of Liverpool.” Last month, a two-sided “Howard Street” clock was erected on a brick foundation at Washington Park Point at the intersection of Oswego and First streets, facing Heid’s Corner. Manufactured by the Verdin Clock Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, the Victorian-style clock was installed by a Fisher Construction crew.
The argument over the process through which Cazenovia College must go to build a proposed fence around its turf athletic field is now in the hands of a state supreme court judge after attorneys for the college and the village appeared in Wampsville last Friday.
Part 1: Jerry Garritillo. This two-part story package explores the individual accomplishments and undivided love of a Marcellus couple. See Part 2: Susan Garritillo to learn more.
The Madison County Board of Supervisors last week approved a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will allow Solar Liberty Electric Company to build, finance, own and operate a solar powered photovoltaic array at the Madison County Landfill site on Buyea Road in the Town of Lincoln.
Empire Farmstead Brewery site plan update also on the agenda
Farnham Street residents continued to voice their opposition to a proposed zone change in their residential neighborhood by an artisanal cooking business during a meeting of the Village of Cazenovia Planning Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 12.
Neighbors complain that new winery is ignoring original limits set on it by town planning board
Is Owera Vineyards the farm winery it was proposed to be or has it turned into something larger, louder and more commercial than was originally approved by the town? This is a question the Cazenovia Town Board is now directly addressing after multiple neighbors’ complaints about excessive noise, traffic and lighting have brought attention to the issue and have caused the town planning board chair and town codes officer to question whether Owera has turned into an events center it was never anticipated to become. It has also brought a visit to the winery from an official from the state department of agriculture and markets.