Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all Village Board members and Village employees.

Village News

* Reminder….
Village Office will be closed for Holidays on December 24 and 25, January 1, January 16, & February 20.

* Budget….
The Village Board has begun working on the 2012-2013 General Fund and Water Fund Budgets. There will be a Public Hearing in January. Watch the newspaper for notice or posting outside the Village Office.

* Reminder….
Boat trailer registrations expire December 31. It is unlawful to have an unregistered vehicle parked on a village street. Inspection sticker color change for 2012: Yellow will expire in 2012

* Hammondsport Central School Band Concert, December 13
Check the school website for winter sport schedules: Hammondsportcsd.org

Village Election 2012

Village Elections will be held Tuesday March 20, 2012 from 12 pm—9 pm. The following offices will be filled:
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.

DPW and Water Department News

When leaving for the winter or closing your residence for the season, please call the DPW to assist you in turning your water off. It is unlawful to remove or tamper with a water meter. Contact the Village DPW/Water Department at 569-3704.

Attention Landlords: Water bills are no longer mailed to the tenant. Bills are now mailed to the property owner only.


Leaving The Village for the winter?
Please let the Village Clerk know your forwarding address so that you can receive your tax and water bills on time.

Just a reminder any water bills that remain unpaid as of January 31st will be levied on the Village March tax bill. Call for account status:

Winter 2011

Effective December 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. Not complying may resultin a parking ticket.
Also, according to Village Code, all property owners in the Village are
responsible to clear sidewalks ofsnow and ice within 24 hours of the
end of snowfall. Please do not shovelthe snow from sidewalks on to public streets.
Keeping the streets and sidewalks clear during the winter months is
important not only for the safety ofdrivers but for people, young and old, that have to walk to school, the grocery store or just to get the paper.
Please be a conscientious neighborand do your part in maintaining your

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Join the Roswell-McDaniels Post 407 American Legion, Hammondsport for a Dedication Ceremony for the new Roll of Honor at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at the Hammondsport Village Square. Featuring Hammondsport American Legion, Color Guard; speaker Gary Pruyn, Air Force Veteran & Retired Steuben County Youth Director; and Gerald Hamblin, Retired Navy Veteran as Chaplain. The new Roll of Honor has over 800 names of Urbana Veterans from the Civil War to current.

Friday, October 28, 2011

You may have seen a new face in the village. Joe Stremel has joined Sergeant Ryan Sincerbox in the police department. Joe has been hired as part-time police officer for the village. Many of you may have already met him at the Music in the park on Thursdays. Joe is a retired police officer from New York City. He and his wife now reside on the east side of Keuka Lake.

The police department would like to generate an In Case Of Emergency Log for village residents. Some people that leave for the winter or for vacation stop in the village office and give information to the clerk or the police department, however not everyone does so Sergeant Sincerbox would like to get this information from residents whether you are planning to leave your home or not. This is also a good safety precaution for our older residents. Forms were included in your water bill.** Please fill one out and send it with your water payment. Everything will be kept confidential.

**When you are getting ready to leave the area for an extended amount of time please let the Village Clerk know your new address. Water bills are not forwarded, therefore to avoid a late fee the Village must have a current address.
Please call the Village Clerk at 569-3700.

Leaf pick-up will be from October 17 through November 18.

Please have garbage and recycling out Tuesday night. Recycling is picked up the second Wednesday of each month. Recycling containers are available in the Village Office. We now have large square containers for $12.00 each. All items must be separated.

Trick - or Treat 2011

The Village of Hammondsport "Trick-or-Treat" will be observed on Monday, October 31, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please drive with caution - there will be many children on the street and costumes/masks often limit the wearers field of vision.

At 7:30 there is a parade in the village square park with costume judging, as well as cider and donuts, sponsored by the Park Inn.