Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Simplified Zoning and Planning

Are you thinking about a project for your home or business? Most projects require some type of application process and subsequent review. Most of the requirements are based in State law and are administered on a local level by the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Appeals. This process may seem confusing but is actually a matter of local officials helping you work through the State and local requlations. An overview of the processes can be found here:

It is recommended that you start the process early - the State sets certain timelines and the approval process may take an average of 30 - 60 days.

Village Positions Available

The Village is currently seeking two candidates. We need one person to fill a vacant seat on the Planning Board and one person to fill a vacant seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals. If your are interested in either please contatct the Village Clerk at 569 3700.

2011-2012 Budget Workshop

The Village Board will begin working on the 2011-2012 budget in December. Workshop dates are December 7 at 5:00 and December 14 after the board meeting. There will be a public hearing in January, date to be determined.

Village Elections will be held Tuesday March 15, 2010 from 12 pm—9 pm. The following offices will be filled:

Mayor—two (2) year term

Trustees—Two (2) positions, two (2) year term each.

Prospective candidates for the above offices must be 18 years of age or older, and must have been a resident of the Village for at least 30 days prior to the election. Absentee ballots can be picked up at the Village Office.

Christmas In The Park 2010

4:00pm ~ Keuka Lake Players perform
“It’s Christmas Time on the Prairie” ~
Free to the public in the Presbyterian Church
on the Village Square (limited seating available)

5:00pm ~ Lighting of the Christmas Tree/Caroling

5:15-5:30pm ~ Curtiss Elementary School Band
(under the direction of Gordon Vonderlin)

5:30-6:00pm ~ Hammondsport Central School Senior Band

6:00pm ~ Santa & Mrs. Claus Arrive!

6:30pm ~ St. Thomas Bell Ringers

7:00pm ~ Hammondsport Methodist Church Choir

6-8:00pm ~ Santa’s Second String Reindeer

6-8:00pm ~ Horse-drawn Wagon Rides-FREE

4-8pm ~ Food & Craft Vendors in the Park

Let It Snow.....

Effective De¬cember 1 there is no parking on village streets between
2 am—6 am. This law is in effect until April 1. Please remember to move your car off the street so plows can get through and make the streets safe for drivers.

Also, according to Village Code, all property owners in the Vil¬lage are responsible to clear side¬walks of snow and ice within 24 hours of the end of snowfall. Please do not shovel the snow from sidewalks on to public streets. This could result in a fine.
Keeping the streets and side¬walks clear during the winter months is important not only for the safety of drivers but for people, young and old, that have to walk to school, the grocery store or just to get the paper.