As we approach Christmas, the New Year and other holidays, I wish to extend my hope for everyone to have a safe and family filled time.
After the fire at the Academy school the village reached out to offer support and/or logistical help. The history and cooperation between the Seventh Day Adventist community and this village is very important. It was heartwarming to hear that many others reached out, including our local school district. The best to them in their cleaning up and rebuilding efforts.
Many of you may have also read about or heard that our water supply was affected by a problem in the water stripper. The County Health Department did a good job of notifying the public. As they stated the risk were minimal but getting the message out to those who may be more vulnerable was critical.
The construction project going on at the same site is for a redundant stripper. Nothing they did caused the problem; it was a computer board issue. When the project is done (probably May) our chances of future problems should be alleviated.
A reminder that parking on ANY street during the winter months (Nov. 1 – April 1) is forbidden. Please make arrangements to have your vehicles safely parked. You may be ticketed even when there is not a storm as this is a law, not a suggestion.
Cold weather and big storms affect our health and safety, so stay warm and dry, drive carefully and please, look out for one another!
Mayor Bud Shattuck
Mayor’s Message November 30, 2016
Winter season is upon us, thanks to the 20+ inches of snow we received. As always I believe our Public Works employees did an outstanding job of keeping our roads safe.
This was also a reminder about the winter (Nov.1 – April 1) parking rules. And I was pleasantly surprised by how well everyone complied. If your neighbor doesn’t know about it, please be kind and let them know.
Speaking of reminders, the Village Tree lighting at 5:30 and the Children’s Christmas Party immediately following is this Saturday, December 3rd. This reminder is for the adults as the children already know!!!
On a less positive note, the village and surrounding areas are not exempt from the rash of car and home burglaries. Please lock up your house, take valuables out of your car and lock them also, and maybe leave a light on to deter unwanted visitors. And best, be good neighbors and look out for each other.
Many may have noticed the construction happening at our water plant, across from the high school. More work to keep our water safe for you.
Lastly, the election debacle is over (thank goodness) and the hope is for things that happen will be positive. With that said, the village election cycle is nearing. January is the typical time for candidates to seek office. This year 3 of the 4 Village Board seats and the Mayor are up for election. As the current mayor I am extremely pleased with the progress of the past year. There is a need for public interest and so if you are happy say so, and if not say so. Be involved.
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Thank you and have a great holiday,
Mayor’s Message August 24, 2016
The Village Board and the Mayor are going to make a better effort to find ways to have our residents involved with decisions affecting change and/or costs. We plan to host several community meetings over the next year. The topics we may address are the changes to the Mill Pond (off Rte. 90 and Howland St), sidewalks, solar, garbage and furniture /other pickups and other subjects that come up or are suggested to us.
We will try to find different venues and locations that meet your needs and accessibility. Some meetings may be conducted during our regular Village board meeting times as they might have legal implications.
Along with that idea, we have approached the Frontenac Historical Society about having a regular meeting in their building on Rte. 90, and they have graciously accepted. We will be meeting there for our October 18th meeting. We start at 6:00 pm.
The last large (very large – 150+ participants) fishing tournament is here this weekend, Saturday and Sunday the 27th and 28th. It is the New York State Bass Championship. For those of you who did not get to see the Bass Elite Tournament that was here this past June, you will get an opportunity to view it on ESPN2 this Sunday, August 28th at 8am and 9/4 @ 7am.
Also this is the last weekend our beach/swimming area is open as the school year approaches and most of our life guards are gone.
It was again nice to see the large turnout for the annual Jorgensen reunion. And so glad the weather (eventually) cooperated. The village is forever pleased with the wonderful pavilion donation and very glad they also continue to enjoy it.
And last but not least, Thank You Mother nature. We really needed that rain. Keep it up!
Have a great week,
Mayor Bud Shattuck