November 2019 Newsletter
(WATER/SEWER BILL ENCLOSED)
Village Office 315-834-6634
MAYOR & BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mayor Jean Saroodis 315-834-9403
Chad Platten (Trustee) 315-834-7086
Harry Hinman (Trustee) 315-834-6462
Chere Perkins (Deputy Mayor) 315-834-7438
Steve Sims (Trustee) 315-834-8697
Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month generally at 6:00 p.m.
The Village Office & DPW will be closed on the following days:
Veterans Day Monday Nov. 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 28, 2019
& day after Friday Nov. 29, 2019
Christmas Day Wednesday Dec. 25, 2019
& day after Thursday Dec. 26, 2019
New Year’s Wednesday Jan. 01, 2019
Martin L. King Monday Jan. 20, 2020
Presidents Day Monday Feb. 17, 2020
Refuse collection will be picked up on Tuesday’s when the holiday is on a Monday. The Recycling Center will operate under normal hours. Garbage must be at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day; no materials may be placed at the curb before 7:00 p.m. of the day preceding the pickup day.
Bags are limited to 33 gallons and 35 pounds in weight. Empty containers must be removed before the end of collection day. Local Law 173, Section 6A.
Bag tag stickers, may be purchased at the Village Office, Town of Brutus, Shurfine, and The Pit Stop. Large item stickers may be purchased at Village Office only.
The Recycling Center is open Thursday’s 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Village recycling center does not accept electronic equipment. No Freon containing products. Currently the center will not be accepting glass.
CHIPPING & LEAF PICKUP
The last chipper day was held in October. This service will begin again the 2nd Tuesday in April 2020, through October 13, 2020. Please do not put any brush out until then. Leaves will be collected on Friday’s until snow begins or December 4th whichever comes first. No grass clippings will be picked up. Leaves will be picked up in biodegradable bags only. Do not rake leaves to the road, they will not be picked up.
The Nellie A. Kinney pavilion and bathrooms are closed for the winter. The park will reopen May 1, 2020. No smoking or Alcohol is allowed in the park. Please pick up your dog waste!! It is greatly appreciated when concerned citizens help keep an eye on the Park and report questionable behavior that may be going on. This is your park to enjoy.
The “No Overnight Parking” law will be enforced October 15-April 15. Vehicles may not be parked on any street from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. please move your car by these times to avoid a ticket. There is NO overnight parking in the municipal parking lots; tickets will be issued to violators. The Village is not responsible for mailboxes damaged during plowing, and will not be repaired or replaced, however every effort will be made to avoid any damage.
Sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after a snowfall, per Village Law §178-8. Don’t make kids walk in the streets. Remove snow from your driveway and sidewalks onto your property, not into the street or on your neighbor’s property.
Snowmobiles are not permitted to drive around the Village and are NOT allowed on any sidewalks. Homeowners with a snowmobile may only enter and exit from their homes to the trails around the Village. Snowmobiles are NOT allowed to travel through Trolley Park. If you observe violations of this law, please notify the Sheriff’s Department (315-253-1222).
The Building Inspector is generally available at the Town of Brutus offices Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. If you need a Building Permit application visit www.villageofweedsport.org and click on Zoning/Building Permit Applications.
CAYUGA COUNTY DRUG FREE COMMUNITY
Safely dispose unused or expired prescriptions & over the counter medications at any of the following Cayuga
County Drop Box locations:
-Auburn Police Department
46 North St. Auburn
-Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office
7445 County House Rd. Auburn
150 Grant Ave. Auburn
1 Church St. Port Byron
Have a question email cayugacountydfc.com or call (315) 253-9786
CAYUGA COUNTY 911/ REVERSE 911
Cayuga County E-911 utilizes the Hyper-Reach System. Any resident without a landline phone can register their cell phones to receive reverse 911 messages. There are 3 ways to sign up:
1.) Go to: http://www.hyperreach.com/cayugasignup.html
2.) Call: 315-975-4225
3.) Text: “CayugaAlerts” to
Sign up today and be prepared for:
Floods, fires, severe weather, public health alerts, criminal activity and more…
WEEDSPORT WINTER FESTIVAL
Saturday-December 14th form 9a.m.-2:30p.m.
Weedsport High School-2821 E. Brutus St.
Crafts, vendors, fried dough booth, Breakfast with Santa, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. If anyone would like showcase their goods, crafts or services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 246-5578 for more information.
OLD BRUTUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
From Weedsport/Brutus Historian Jeanne Baker
“The NY Central Railroad and WW II”
When we look back to World War II and remember how the citizens of Weedsport contributed to the war effort, we usually remember the factories converting from making civilian products to the making of military supplies.
However, there was another contribution Weedsport made that is often overlooked. That contribution was made by the NY Central Rail Road and the employees who maintained the trucks.
The NY Central Railroad trucks ran just north of the Village line. At that time it consisted of four trucks and was in constant use.
The Weedsport maintenance section ran from just east of the Oakland Bridge to just west of the Rt 31 Jordan Bridge.
At this time fuel oil was tightly regulated but their locomotives ran on coal and the coal was available to them.
These trains carried Jeeps, tanks, and soldiers to, NY City where they departed for Europe.
Keeping the tracks safe was a vital part of the war effort and required constant supervision.
The work crews consisted of teenaged boys (such as 13-year old Ken Van Wie) and men too old for the draft, some were even WWI veterans. William Trombley was one of these men.
Each day the Gang boss would check the rails every 30 feet. If they were not level and straight they were adjusted.
The rails sat on ties of wood and the ties sat on a bed of stone. The stones had to be constantly maintained to keep the rails in the correct position.
The stone for the rail bed was delivered, when needed, by a train pulling a specially built “stone delivery car”. This car was designed with a bottom that opened to spread its contents evenly.
“Stone forks” 16 inches wide, 18 inches deep and comb shaped were used by the crews to spread the stone evenly. The rails were leveled and straightened by hand with lining bars.
A flagman warned the crew of oncoming trains.
Otto Stevenson, the station manager watched young Weedsport men leave home to serve their country by boarding trains traveling on the safe rails of the NY Central Railroad.
· Support your local DMV Office and help keep your taxes down. Renew your driver’s license at the Cayuga County Office. Questions: 315-253-1241
· The Weedsport Free Library invites you to stop in and explore the services available to area residents. Website: www.weedsportlibrary.org The library is open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Phone 315-834-6222 Fax 315-834-8621.