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
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