The Skaneateles town and village governments recently expressed different opinions on the issue of drainage of the fields in Austin Park. Representatives of Skaneateles Lakeshore Baseball and Softball recently made presentations before the town and village boards about their intention to raise money, primarily through private donations, and do renovation work to the Austin Park baseball diamonds in 2014.
Dry hydrants will offer water source to firefighters while fire flow is poor
In response to recent concerns about poor pressure to fire hydrants in the village of Skaneateles, local officials have come up with a temporary solution. The village has developed a plan to install several “dry hydrants” to give local firefighters the ability to fight fires, if need be, while the village water has less than sufficient flow to some fire hydrants.
At its Nov. 21 meeting Town Clerk Janet Aaron reminded everyone that the town transfer station will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after – Nov. 28 and 29.
Winner to serve remaining three years of Sennett's term
The village of Skaneateles will have to hold a special election in March of 2014 to fill a positions on the village board.
The village of Skaneateles board of trustees voted to approve a building renovation at its Nov. 14 meeting.
Sennett, Brace, Robinson Howard earn town offices
After the Onondaga County Board of Elections counted 144 absentee and affidavit ballots last week, the winners of the Skaneateles races for town supervisor and town councilor did not change.
Election technically too close to call with absentee ballots yet to be counted
After the results came in at the end of Election Day last week, the Skaneateles Party candidates appeared to have won a sweep in the Skaneateles town supervisor and councilor races.
Fesko, Venezia win town councilor seats
Democrat Mary Bean has won the election for Spafford town supervisor. Bean received 373 votes to Republican Webb Stevens' 298, according to the Onondaga County Board of Elections website.
The village of Skaneateles is taking steps toward correcting a serious public safety issue: poor fire flow to hydrants.
The full slate of candidates up for election in the town of Skaneateles were present Wednesday night at Waterman school to discuss, and sometimes debate, local issues for nearly two hours.
The town and village boards held a joint meeting on Oct. 23 in the school district office to get back on track with a review of the town comprehensive plan that started in 2009.
At its Oct. 24 meeting the village board moved to impose a 9 p.m. curfew for Thurdsay, Oct. 31, Halloween night.
On Nov. 5, Spafford voters will have two choices for a town supervisor and five choices for two available town councilor seats. Learn more about these candidates and see how they responded to questions about local government.
There will be a candidates forum held at 7 p.m. in Spafford Town Hall, 1984 Route 174, Skaneateles. The event will be moderated by Skaneateles Press editor Joe Genco and is open to the public.
Under law, the village of Skaneateles no longer has any time or size restrictions on free-standing political signs. After discussing the matter and holding a public hearing, the village voted to pass local law no. 2 of 2013, repealing restrictions on political signs, at its Oct. 10 meeting.