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Proposed commercial development on North Burdick Street in Fayetteville approved to continue planning process

The Fayetteville Village Board last week gave a green light to a local developer to continue refining his plans to build an 8,000-square-foot commercial development across North Burdick Street from the Towne Center at Fayetteville.

State DEC says Manlius village should be lead agency for proposed fire station project

The disagreement between the village of Manlius and the town of Manlius over which municipality should be the lead agency to create the proposed new fire station at the corner of Enders Road and Route 92 last week received some direction from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which issued an opinion in favor of the village.

DeWitt town board member apologizes for using town emails for political purposes

DeWitt Town Board Member Jack Dooling caused a slight political stir recently when he sent a flyer for a political fundraiser to a handful of town employees using their town email addresses. Town Supervisor Ed Michalenko, who has called Dooling’s email “inappropriate” and “unfortunate,” sent an email to town employees the following day apologizing for their receipt of Dooling’s email.

On the campaign trail: Mahoney endorses Katko

Republican Congressional candidate John Katko has received the backing of Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney.

Manlius town board continues work on new trash and brush municipal contracts

The Manlius town board is continuing its work on choosing its municipal trash and brush collecting contractors for next year, after having a lengthy discussion about the public contract bidding process at its Oct. 8 meeting. The town received four bidders each for both trash and brush pickup contracts, but board members felt they needed more time to sift through the details of the submitted bids and decided to hold off on a vote until their Oct. 22 meeting.

Citizens learn to prepare for disasters in East Syracuse

About 700 citizens gathered in East Syracuse last week to attend Governor Cuomo’s NYS Citizen’s Preparedness Training and learn what to do in case of a natural, man-made or technical emergency. The event, which was held Tuesday, Sept. 30, at ESM high school, was part of program launched by Governor Cuomo in February 2014 with the plan to provide free emergency and disaster training to participants taught by the National Guard. So far, there have been about 140 training events throughout the state.

Fayetteville Western Gateway project plans submitted to village board

Plans for the Village of Fayetteville’s Western Gateway Green Infrastructure Enhancement project have been presented to the board of trustees. This project would improve road and sidewalk conditions on Route 5, add green infrastructure, as well as add aesthetic elements to the western entrance to the village.

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$4 million bond resolution approved for DeWitt Carrier Field project

A resolution to apply for $4 million in bonds to help fund the Carrier Field project in DeWitt was approved by the town board at its Oct. 6 meeting.

Manlius supervisor submits tentative town budget

Manlius Town Supervisor Ed Theobald submitted the town’s 2014-15 tentative budget to the town clerk last week, offering his thanks to all department heads and to the town manager for their hard work during two months of budget meetings.

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Manlius trustees approve permit for new village brew pub

The Manlius village board last week unanimously approved a local law to grant a special use permit to local entrepreneurs who intend to open a brew pub in the village of Manlius. The brew pub, which would be located at 315 E. Seneca St., would be one piece of a larger business plan to include two farms to grow hops and barley in the town of Manlius, create a brewery at one of the farms and open the brew pub.

On the campaign trail: DeJoseph will have a ballot line

Judge Brian DeJoseph has earned the Conservative Party nomination in his bid for reelection to the New York State Supreme Court. DeJoseph’s name will appear on Row C this year along with other highly qualified Conservative candidates. This position will appear on ballots in Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Herkimer counties.

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DeWitt town clerk to remain an elected position by two-to-one vote

Special election referendum receives nearly 1,500 votes

In what was described as a “huge turnout” by one poll worker, voters in the town of DeWitt voted two-to-one to keep their town clerk someone who is elected by residents and not appointed by the town board. On a vote of 953 to 530, voters voiced their belief that the town clerk should remain a political position, and thereby set the stage for an election this November – an election for which both Democrats and Republicans already have chosen their intended nominees.

J-D presents $3.1 million capital project to public

Project will be in the hands of voters Oct. 28

About 40 residents gathered at Jamesville-DeWitt high school Monday night to hear a presentation of the proposed $3.1 million capital project that will be put to a public vote on Oct. 28.

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Who’s in charge, the village or the town?

Manlius town board and zoning board members discuss disagreement with village over lead agency status for proposed new fire station

Town of Manlius government leaders said last week the village of Manlius is squeezing them out of the planning process for the proposed new fire station at the corner of Enders Road and Route 92, even though the site of the new station is entirely outside the village.

DeWitt town board outlines upcoming referendum vote oversight, certification

Absentee ballots not allowed, bipartisan group will count votes and third-party will certify results

Responding to concerns and accusations about a fair process — or lack thereof — for the Sept. 22 special election for the town clerk position referendum, the DeWitt Town Board last week outlined how and by whom the election will be monitored and the votes counted and certified, and also addressed accusations that referendum information had been suppressed by the interim town clerk.

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