Friends, family and colleagues of Harold Hopkinson, a long-time public servant in the village of Manlius, came together this past Sunday to celebrate his retirement after 56 years of service on the village board of trustees. Hopkinson was given multiple citations for his service, and had both a village board room and a calendar day named in his honor.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who was sworn in on Jan. 1, recently visited the village of Minoa to meet with Mayor Richard Donovan and discuss needs of villages throughout the state. Donovan, previous president of the New York Conference of Mayors, said he saw Hochul speak at the most recent NYCOM meeting in Albany and invited her to visit Minoa.
Courts in the town of DeWitt and the village of East Syracuse have received grant money from the New York State Justice Courts Assistance Program (JCAP) to help enhance courtrooms in the communities.
Will fill the vacant seat left by Jason Cassalia
The Manlius Town Board swore-in Richard Rossetti as its newest councilor at the Feb. 11 regular meeting. Rossetti, a 23-year resident of Manlius, had previously served on the town’s zoning board for two years and on the planning board for about 10 years, where he had been the chairman. He is involved in the real estate industry and construction.
Two more planned for Feb. 26 and March 7
About 40 residents gathered at Eagle Hill Middle School for the first of three informational meetings on the proposed construction of a new fire station for the village of Manlius Fire Department, which comes with a bond of $10.8 million.
The town of DeWitt board has approved a $4 million bond that would go toward costs associated with the Willis Carrier Recreation Center, which will be home to the Challenger Baseball League and a hub for many other sport competitions in DeWitt.
Onondaga County Sheriff Eugene J. Conway announced that the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a citizen satisfaction survey.
Approves putting parks building on Butternut Drive up for sale
The town of DeWitt has passed a local law that would speed the process of installing solar panel energy conversion systems on residences and businesses in the town by modifying the requirements needed for installation approval.
Referendum goes to village residents vote on March 18, three informational meetings scheduled
Manlius village trustees last week voted to approve a $10.8 million bond to cover the costs associated with the proposed new fire station project, including purchasing the land and construction of the facilities. The bond is contingent on a referendum vote by Manlius village residents, which has been scheduled to occur on March 18.
The DeWitt Town Board is expected to vote next week on a $4 million bond anticipation note to support the second phase of construction for the Carrier Park Challenger Field of Dreams. It would be the first outdoor, integrated multi-sports complex in the United States for youth that is designed for both the general public and special needs community.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Police will join local law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to crack down on impaired driving during the big game between Seattle and New England this weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include increased patrols on the roadways and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.
The town of DeWitt will be hosting community discussions to gather information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Cyclists and walkers sharing the road with automobiles have inevitable impacts to both user groups.
Board votes 3-2 to adopt zone changes for project
Neighboring residents of the proposed 8,000-square-foot commercial development on North Burdick Street in Fayetteville last week voiced concerns about the planned location being on an area prone to flooding, and that a new development would displace the water into neighborhood homes.
Cicero deputy supervisor will take over for Corl
Cicero Deputy Supervisor Tim Burtis has been selected to replace Jim Corl as the Onondaga County Third District legislator.
The DeWitt Town Board has appointed Karen Docter as its newest town councilor. Docter was sworn-in during a special meeting of the board on Jan. 5 by retired Town Judge Jack Schultz.