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
Mayor’s Message August 4, 2016
We often receive comments and feedback from local residents and visitors. I am attaching a letter we received from a visitor from Pennsylvania. It is a pretty accurate representation of what we hear from many visitors.
Subject: lodging & restaurants
My wife & I were up to Union Springs this past Tues, Wed & Thurs. We were up around your nice little town to do a little fishing. Very nice marina, very friendly people very eager to help out . We are getting older and everybody was very helpful. However there are no motels or restaurants as you know. We had to drive out to RT 20 to find a place to sleep or eat. Would love to come back up in the fall but don’t want to drive 20 miles or so to eat or sleep. If you have any information as to where lodging and dinning can be found we would come back up. We live in northeast pa.18224. Please advise & thank you.
As I try to promote our community, enhancing our business district has been at the top of my list. Adding a drugstore, a small hotel, maybe a brewpub and other ideas have been discussed.
The Cayuga County Soil & Water Aquatic Vegetation Control Harvester has been launched. This is a long sentence to describe the large yellow floating paddle boat that cleans the shore line of our section of Cayuga Lake. You can’t miss it if you are on or near the lake this time of year. Additionally, it pulls a barge to gather and de-water the seaweed, before off loading into another county vehicle to haul away. This process does a good job in helping to control the many invasive species that regularly clog our shores.
Also, I would like to encourage everyone to put their yard waste in recyclable paper bags. This is much better for the environment and saves our DPW staff much time in the transfer and disposal process. The bags can be obtained at most home center stores, or call us for more information.
On Saturday, August 6th, the Union Springs Community Band will be playing a free concert in the gazebo on Route 90 next to the T.U.C.C. church. The music gets underway at 7 pm.
2016 was the 2nd time the Village of Union Springs hosted the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament. You can watch all of the excitement on ESPN2: 8/28/16 @ 8am 9/4/16 @ 7am 9/11/16 @ 10am 9/18@ 10am
Mayor’s Message July 18, 2016
Updates from the village:
Our Life guards are now on duty 11am-7pm, 7 days a week. Weather permitting.
Owasco Paddles are now serving our beachfront community. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards Friday, Sat, Sun and Monday from 11am-7pm weather permitting. They have life jackets and safety lessons available.
Merry-G-Round Playhouse Theatre was here on the 8th. Everyone enjoyed the performance of The Tortoise and The Hare: Rematch. Attendance was great and the performance top notch.
We are starting to clean up around the Mill Pond (North Pond). The beavers have been plugging our outflow pipe and creating extra work for our staff. The beavers are very industrious. Theywill soon be re-located. Also we will begin brush cleanup starting on the north side. I hope to have a village wide meeting on our efforts (soon).
I am also working on a Frontenac Park grant application to supplement our boat launch fees. New docks, handicap accessibility and enhanced boat slips are in the future plans.
As the summer heats up, it would be good if we could all keep an eye out for each other. Sort of a Neighborhood watch – The bench that matches the others in the village is missing from in front of the library. The upcoming Rt.90 Garage Sale event brings many new and interesting people into our village. Please be welcoming and aware.
Due to the rising sewer costs we are going to be raising the quarterly rates. From $83.00 to $88.00 effective with the September 2016 billing.
Have a great week.
Mayor Bud Shattuck