Richard “R.E.” Sears has been appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Fenner Town Board, a position he will occupy until the November elections. The appointment was unanimously approved by the board during its Feb. 13 regular monthly meeting.
Several questions have surfaced recently regarding parking in the village, particularly near the post office. I offer the following to clarify some of these points:
The Nelson Town Board has been actively trying to entice new businesses to open in Nelson with varying success, but at the board’s latest meeting last week they announced that a new local investor is preparing a proposal to open both a nanobrewery and coffee roaster business right in the Nelson four corners. While the idea is only in the earliest of stages, town officials are excited by the possibility and entrepreneur Nancy Demyttenaere is optimistic she could open for business by mid-summer.
The Spafford Town Board authorized the hiring of a new attorney and code enforcement officer at its Feb. 13 meeting.
The Cazenovia Central School District Board of Education has announced that it will hold a public hearing this month to hear from district residents on the new voluntary state program allowing local veterans to sign up for real property tax exemptions. The hearing will occur at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, preceding the board’s regular monthly meeting.
Skaneateles officials discuss rate increase
While a snowy winter means more time and money is spent clearing the roads, an especially cold winter will have a significant impact on home power bills. Local officials discussed an anticipated rate increase on upcoming power bills at the Feb. 12 village board meeting.
Carol Stokes-Cawley to be next trustee
Carol Stokes-Cawley will be the only name on the ballot for the village of Skaneateles’ special election to be held March 18.
The Town Board of the Town of Cazenovia will meet at 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Town Office, 7 Albany St., for the purpose of potentially awarding the bid of an aquatic weed harvester and shore conveyor.
The half-dozen or so neighbors of Eric Burrell’s building at 4 Chenango St. — and an attorney that was representing one of them — all agreed that the know and like Burrell, Alicyn Hart and Hart’s local restaurant Circa. And yet they all still have serious concerns about the possibility of Burrell expanding his Chenango Street building to house Circa’s new location.
After nearly two years of work, proposed changes to the village zoning regulations and the establishment of design guidelines governing future development in the Village Edge South area have been unanimously approved into local law by the village board of trustees. The result is that the 84-acre area off Route 20 currently for sale will be developed in a mixed-use capacity for business and residential, all in a manner consistent with the style and feel of the village yet flexible enough to allow developers to build as they principally envision.
When he attended Liverpool High School is the early 1980s, John Lemondes excelled as a varsity wrestler. Now, after serving nearly 27 years in the U.S. Army, Lemondes wants to wrestle the New York 24th District congressional seat away from incumbent Dan Maffei. Lemondes, 48, who lives with his wife and three children on a 400-acre farm in LaFayette, is one of eight candidates currently vying for the Republican nomination to run for the House of Representatives in November.
After stockpiling mulch for several years at the transfer station, the town of Skaneateles has more than it knows what to do with. “It’s something that we just keep compiling year after year. We never seem to be able to get rid of it,” Highway Superintendent Allan Wellington said.
The Skaneateles Town Board further discussed the prospect of moving the town offices into 26 Fennell St., during its Feb. 6 meeting.
Senior citizens who live in the village of Cazenovia with an annual income of less than $32,000 can now receive up to a 50 percent reduction in their real estate taxes thanks to a new local law approved by the village board last week.
Village plans to negotiate enhanced services agreement with DeWitt
East Syracuse residents will have to wait at least another month to find out the fate of their police department.