Skaneateles Police Chief Lloyd Perkins will remain in his position through the end of 2014.
Under new leadership, the Spafford town board discussed a number of changes in personnel and policies at its Jan. 9 reorganizational meeting.
The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) has announced the recent funding of a $22,000 grant to the Village of Cazenovia from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The grant funds will be used to create a vision and master plan for Lakeland Park and the historic Carpenter’s Barn.
Owera Vineyards has given up, for now, on its proposal to build a state-of-the-art, sound-proofed building in which to hold events on its East Lake Road property. Last Friday, Jan. 10, it withdrew its application for site plan review of the building from the Cazenovia Town Planning Board, Cazenovia Town Attorney John Langey said during the town board’s Jan. 13 meeting.
Citing his record “experience, training and record of leading people and meeting budget goals”, DeWitt Police Chief Gene Conway today announced his candidacy for Onondaga County Sheriff in 2014.
The results of the 2013 Cazenovia Lake aquatic plant survey show that the invasive species Eurasian watermilfoil more than doubled in the number of locations where it was found from 2012 to 2013, and one-third of all the milfoil in the lake were medium to dense in abundance.
East Syracuse residents voice opinion at public forum
The public forum held on Jan. 6 was the village of East Syracuse’s first step towards the abolishment of the police department. A standing-room-only crowd packed into the municipal building to share opinions and find out more information before a potential vote could be held in February.
Report examines Hanna’s initiatives, commitment to Madison and Oswego counties
U.S. Representative Richard Hanna today issued a year-end report as part of his ongoing commitment to transparency and accessibility to the citizens of Madison and Oswego counties. The yearlong look back provides an update and sampling of Hanna’s work on issues important to a broad cross section of constituents in the 22nd Congressional District. The report covers constituent services, legislative work, local successes and district outreach, among other areas of interest.
To the editor: Dear Cicero neighbor, Thank you again for your vote and support this past November.
About 40 people gathered at Spafford town hall on Jan. 1 to witness newly-elected town officials take the oath of office. Town Supervisor Mary Bean greeted everyone in attendance and said the big turnout on New Year’s Day is a great start for her two-year elected term.
The new members of the Skaneateles Town Board took their places for the board’s first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 2. The meeting included the board’s annual resolution setting appointments and salaries. The board also introduced the new town attorney and gave an update on the code enforcement officer position. Taking their seats on the board for the first time were Town Supervisor Mary Sennett, Town Councilor Claire Robinson Howard and Town Councilor Connie Brace.
State Liquor Authority chair questions both on accuracy of statements
Owera Vineyards owner Nancy Muserlian and her attorney John P. Sidd, of the Syracuse law firm Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, appeared before the New York State Liquor Authority last week seeking reconsideration of the authority’s previous denial of a liquor license to the winery. During the Jan. 3 hearing in New York City, there was extended questioning by SLA Chair Dennis Rosen to Muserlian and Sidd about violations issued by local municipalities against Owera’s operating practices — violations Muserlian and Sidd said they knew nothing about.
Owner Nancy Muserlian tells commissioners the winery will undergo ‘major changes;’ hopes brides will cancel upcoming weddings
For the second time in just over four weeks, the New York State Liquor Authority has denied an application by Owera Vineyards for both its own liquor license and its ability to use third-party catering permits to provide food and alcohol at winery events. Like the authority’s first denial on Dec. 2, its commissioners specifically cited the numerous neighbor complaints and alleged deteriorating quality of life issues in the neighborhood as the reason for their denial; unlike the December decision, the authority’s Jan. 3 meeting was attended and addressed by Owera owner Nancy Muserlian and her attorney, as well as two of the winery’s East Lake Road neighbors.
The Skaneateles Village Board discussed its plans for the village hall parking lot and the future of two vacant spaces on the property at its Dec. 30 meeting.
Public hearing and special meeting of village board coming in January
The Economic Health and Heritage Committee has completed its draft design guidelines for the Village Edge South zone development, and intends to have a draft zoning amendment completed and ready for public presentation by early January.