Greetings Weedsport Residents;
This coming weekend brings Easter Sunday and I wish a Happy Easter to all.
With winter now in our rearview mirror, spring and summer are in our sights ahead. I am sure many of you are hoping as I am that along with the arrival of the spring and summer comes continuing progress in overcoming the obstacle’s we have all been facing together for the past twelve months.
To help us look ahead here are some village events to mark on your calendars.
Beautification Committee Clean Up Day April 24th.
The Beautification Committee is having a clean-up day on Saturday April 24th. They will be meeting at the municipal lot between Furnace and East Brutus Streets at 9:00 AM. They will be cleaning up along North and South Seneca Street and some of the side streets. The committee encourages all residents to make April 24th a “Village Clean Up Day” and plan on doing the same in their neighborhoods.
Brush and Leaf Pick Up
Brush pick up in the village will begin on Tuesday April 14h.
Leaf pick up (in biodegradable bags) will begin on Friday April 16th
May 7th and 8th at the town barn on Towpath Road. Watch for details.
A paper document shredding event will be at the town office on North Seneca street on May 8th.
Village Wide Garage Sale
The village wide garage sale will be on Saturday June 12th.
Even though many things in our lives have been put on hold please be assured your village government is still functioning in full capacity.
The village office is open for in person business. The office converted back from virtual to live operations last October. Business hours for the village office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. (summer hours start May 1st 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM) For everyone’s safety CDC guidelines are in place and all visitors are required to abide by them.
Code Enforcement Officer
The board appointed Richard Stabinski the position of Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Weedsport at its meeting on March 25th.
Rich will be replacing former Code Enforcement Officer Tim Ganey who has resigned. Rich will be located at the village office with hours of 9:00 AM to Noon on Wednesdays and 8:00 AM to Noon Saturdays and additional appointments scheduled, as necessary. He can be contacted by calling the village office at 315-834-6634 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge thank you to the crew at the DPW for providing extra effort with all the tasks involved with keep our village operating while being short staffed.
In relation to being short staffed at thew DPW the village board has filled a laborers position within the DPW. Kevin Gonyea has been hired as laborer and will begin employment with the Village of Weedsport on Monday April 5th.
The DPW has asked me to remind residents that when sorting recyclables please be aware that corrugated cardboard needs to be recycled and cannot be put out for trash pick-up.
The village has completed its police reform collaborative as directed per executive order given by the Governor Cuomo This was submitted to the state prior to the April 1st deadline that was placed on the executive order as a condition for municipalities to maintain eligibility [TW1] for various state funding.
As part of the reform collaborative, feedback from the Collaborative Community Survey that many of you graciously replied to was incorporated into it.
Thank you to everyone who replied to the survey. There were many good recommendations suggested in the survey and all of them are being taken under consideration. One common recommendation was a request for more community interaction with the police department and plans are currently under development to achieve this request.
As a reminder from our police department: The Village Police Department is dispatched through the Cayuga County 911 Center and if you need emergency police assistance CALL 911.
The fire department has received delivery of a new squad truck that was purchased by the membership through funds obtained by their various fundraising events. Final fabrication of this vehicle is in the works and is estimated to be in service in July of this year.
Regular Board Meetings
Regular Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 at the village office. All meetings are open to the public and contain an opportunity for the public to be heard. If you have a topic that you wish to bring before the board, please contact the village clerk prior to the meeting and you will be placed on the meeting agenda.
Contact the Mayor
My email address is email@example.com Please do not hesitate to email me for assistance.
Mayor, Village of Weedsport