For the next few months while the Town of Seneca Falls is having work completed on the VanRenssalaer Street Water Tower, residents may notice some changes in water flow, water pressure, water clarity and a stronger scent of chlorine. These are all common and likely results from disruptions in our system.
There will be times when these issues will be more prominent than others. An example of this is when there is a large draw from the system. This could happen when we are flushing certain parts of our system, or when a commercial location needs a larger amount of water for a project, and even when the Fire Department needs to use hydrant to fight fires. Other reasons could be due to a main break in our system, or an issue with one or both of our towers.
Cloudy or whitish colored water, is air in the system trying to make its way out. Another common color maybe yellowish/orange or brownish/orange colored water; this is normal everyday sediment in the system, and will not harm you.
To aid in removing these issues from the system, allow the “cold” water to run in one location for a short period of time. Avoid using the hot water if you are experiencing cloudy water. Drawing the cloudy water into your hot water tank will only prolong the issue.
We are working very diligently to keep your water safe, and you are our first priority. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 315-568-6211. Also register with Hyper-Reach to be notified about critical water situations.
The Seneca Falls Water Department
Water Department Public Notice
The Seneca Falls Water Department has temporarily discontinued Chloramines as the disinfectant treatment process for our water supply. Due to the continued and unusual temperature of Cayuga Lake it is necessary for us to continue with Free Chlorine. This is a temporary change, and as soon as the lake temperature returns to normal we will gradually return to the Chloramines treatment process. Quality water is a vital to our residents and businesses. The only change you may notice is a stronger chlorine odor while we are using the Free Chlorine disinfectant process. The quality of our water will not change. As always, we want to keep you updated and informed about your drinking water. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 315-568-6211. You may also find information online at http://www.awwa.org, and http://epa.gov.
Town to offer property at 60 State Street for sale
The Town of Seneca Falls is offering for sale real property located at 60 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY; Tax Map ID# 11-2-06. The property consists of 0.32 acres and is improved with a one-story office building containing approximately 5000 square feet. The property is serviced by municipal water and sewer and fronts on both State Street and South Park Street.
The Town is seeking proposals that will provide the best long term benefit to the citizens of Seneca Falls. The Town Board will review each proposal using the following criteria:
Job creation/Economic impact.
Best possible use.
Purchase price for the real property.
Firms interested in being considered shall submit two copies of their qualifications and proposals by no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, September 9, 2016 to the Town Clerk at 81 West Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Please contact the Town Clerk for further information.
Each submission must contain a brief narrative that clearly outlines the proposed project; demonstrates the firm’s experience in implementing similar projects; demonstrates the firm’s financial ability to complete the project and provides a prospective timeline for completion.
The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, or any part of a proposal, and to select the proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the Town. Any sale of the property is subject to permissive referendum.
Town of Seneca Falls seeks Economic Developer
Director of Economic Development The Seneca Falls Development Corp (SFDC) is looking to hire a part-time (20-25 hours per week) Director of Economic Development. This position will assist the SFDC in “branding” Seneca Falls and marketing it through website creation, social media presence, on-line events calendar, interface with the SFBA, the town council and other town, county, and regional boards, community liaison, interface with grant writers, assist in increasing our downtown businesses and tourism, attract manufacturing and other new businesses, and other tasks/goals as assigned by the SFDC. Please e-mail resumes/proposals and hourly rate to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/1/16.
Bridgeport Fire District Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Fire Commissioners, a special election of the qualified voters of the Bridgeport Fire District in the town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca, State of New York, will be held at the firehouse located at 2528 Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls, New York, on the 20th September, 2016, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to vote on whether to approve the following Resolution adopted by such Board of Fire Commissioners: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS FIRE TRUCK 1RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE BRIDGEPORT FIRE DISTRICT, IN THE TOWN OF SENECA FALLS, SENECA COUNTY, NEW YORK (THE “DISTRICT”), AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A 2003 PIERCE PUMPER WHICH HAS BEEN DECLARED AS SURPLUS APPARATUS, AND WHICH HAS A FAIR VALUE IN EXCESS OF $50,000 The resolution authorizing this sale of surplus apparatus was adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners on August 19, 2016. All persons registered to vote in the district and residing in the district for at least thirty days prior to the day of the vote may vote in such special election.
Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project
The Town of Seneca Falls has initiated a SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SIDEWALK Project in the neighborhoods surrounding Cady Stanton Elementary School. The Safe Routes to School Program is a Federal, State and Local effort to enable and encourage children to walk and bicycle to school, and to make walking and bicycling to school safe and appealing.
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PUBLIC NOTICE from Seneca Falls Water Department
The Town of Seneca Falls is working on milling and paving several streets in the area. While completing this operation the contractors will need to draw water from the Town of Seneca Falls Water Department system to use with their equipment, possible creating an issue of cloudy or brown water, and lower than normal pressure. This discolored water is sediment that settles to the bottom of our distribution system. Having discolored water, and lower than normal pressure are likely signs of a disturbance in the system. The areas that may see issues from this activity: on the north side of the canal, range East to West from Cayuga to Clinton Streets, and North to South from Tyre Avenue to Fall Street, including State St., Troy St., Boston Ave., Porter St., Mynderse St., Van Cleef St., Daniels St., and John St., Jefferson St., North and South Park Streets. On the south side of the canal, East to West from Ovid St., to California Ave., and North to South from West Bayard St., to Shamrock Ave., including all of Bridge St., Smith St., Mechanic St., Maynard St., Seneca Ln., Barker St., and Center St. When discolored water is seen, run the cold water in one location, until it runs clear. This can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to 15 to 20. Try not to draw discolored water in to your hot water tank, it will take longer to resolve the issue. The pressure issue will resolve itself, when they draw is complete. There is the potential to experience these issues on and off over the next month or so. We apologize for any of the issues you may experience due to this work. We also hope that our community can appreciate the small inconveniences we all must endure to allow for upkeep and improvement. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Town of Seneca Falls Water Department at 315-568-6211.
Town of Seneca Falls: Request for Proposals
The Town of Seneca Falls is seeking proposals for the review and analysis of the Town’s Communication and Information Technology and coordinating the Town’s relocation to a new facility. Click here for the RFP (.pdf)
Stay Informed on emergency issues with Hyper-Reach
The Seneca Falls Water Department will use, the "Hyper-Reach" emergency telephone notification system to inform residents of emergency water issue such as, boil water advisories and water conservations needs, as a way to reach residents quicker when an issues arises. This is the same system that the Seneca Falls Police Department uses in conjunction with the Seneca County and the Sheriff’s Department. Mobile/cell phone users must register for this service in order to receive notification. Users have the option to receive audio messages, text messages or both along with an email alert. Registration takes a few minutes and all information is kept confidential. All hardline users will automatically receive these notifications. Click here to register.
Auburn Road Water Tower Restoration Project Update
Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi spoke in Seneca Falls at the Women's Rights National Historic Park on Saturday morning. He discussed his grandmother, who he says played a major role in making his grandfather the man he was to those around the world....
2016 Water/Sewer Rate Increase Notification
As we all round into the New Year and assess our basic needs, set goals and plan financially for tomorrow, we take inventory of the year past and look forward to an opportunity to keep what was good and change for the better. Read More (.pdf)
Bridgeport Fire District Upcoming Meeting Dates
Please take notice that the monthly meeting of the Bridgeport Fire District Board Of Fire Commissioner’s Fire District for the Town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca, New York, will be held at the following location the Seneca Falls Fire House East Station, Red Jacket Station at 2528 Lower Lake Road. All meetings will commence at 7 o’clock pm on that day. This notification is being given to the new media pursuant to the provisions of the Public Officers Law 104. On the following dates:
July 12, 2016
August 9, 2016
September 13, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 8, 2016
December 13, 2016
Senior Citizens Water/Sewer Credit Program
The Senior Citizens Water/Sewer Credit Program is a program that requires an annual application, as well as income verification. The program is based upon income and consumption levels, and allows for a discount of either 25 or 50 percent. If eligible, the credit will be applied on the next billing cycle after it is approved and will not be retroactive for a bill that has already been posted.
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2015 National Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
NEW DROP-OFF AREA RULES
NEW RULES STARTING SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 AT THE DROP-OFF AREA LOCATED AT THE SENECA FALLS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, 187 OVID STREET WILL TAKE EFFECT. YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF SENECA FALLS. PEOPLE WITH A SENECA FALLS ADDRESS WHO LIVE OUT OF TOWN ARE NOT ALLOWED. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN IN AND SHOW PROOF THAT YOU LIVE IN THE TOWN (A DRIVER’S LICENSE WITH A TOWN OF SENECA FALLS STREET NAME). OPERATING HOURS ARE FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. CLOSED FRIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. NO BUILDING, LAWN OR TREE CONTRACTORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO DUMP. NO CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS SUCH AS OLD ROOFING MATERIALS, SIDING, DECKS OR INTERIOR WALL MATERIAL WILL BE ALLOWED. THESE ITEMS MUST BE TAKEN TO SENECA MEADOWS LANDFILL. NO PAINTS OR LIQUIDS OF ANY KIND WILL BE ACCEPTED. SMALL TIRES, ELECTRONICS, BRUSH AND LEAVES (NO PLASTIC BAGS OR TARPS) WILL STILL BE ACCEPTED. THESE RULES ARE IN EFFECT BECAUSE OF MISUSE, LACK OF OBEYING THE RULES, AND PEOPLE USING THE SITE THAT DO NOT LIVE IN SENECA FALLS. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT THE SITE IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
TOWN OF SENECA FALLS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Downtown Seneca Falls Parking Improvement Study
The Town of Seneca Falls is studying ways to improve the parking experience in Downtown Seneca Falls for visitors, business, and residents. The Town has hired a consulting team to inventory existing parking in the downtown area and develop ways to improve parking. The Town of Seneca Falls wants to hear from you on what parking problems you experience and what you think can be done to improve parking in downtown. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey here. You can also email any questions or comments to email@example.com
The Seneca Falls Police Department recently received the prestigious New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) "Accreditation" standard at a ceremony in Albany NY. The Accreditation process recognizes professionalism in law enforcement by establishing standards of performance. Read More
Sewer Inspections Now Required
Effective immediately: The Town of Seneca Falls through combination of the old “Village” and “Town” of Seneca Falls Codes has created one uniform code, applicable to all residents. Inflow / Infiltration Inspections (Aka Sewer Inspections) are now required to be completed on all properties in Seneca Falls and all areas serviced by the public sewer of the Town. Procedure dictates (§230-64), that inspection be completed prior to the transfer of a property and to comply with code §230, Articles IV and VIII. The main purpose of the inspection requirement is to prevent stormwater from entering the wastewater sewer system that is ultimately treated at the Town’s wastewater treatment plant. This is required to ensure compliance with the NYS Department of Conservation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Water and Sewer Codes, please contact the Water Department at (315)568-6211. All Code questions can be research at www.generalcode.com or you can contact the Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer at (315)568-8013 for information.