The registration deadline is December 31, 2013 in order to continue receiving the exemption in 2014 and thereafter. The registration is quick and easy, and will take most homeowners less than five minutes. Click here for more info (.pdf)
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.
Governor Cuomo Warns New Yorkers
About Deceptive STAR Program Solicitations
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today advised taxpayers to beware of solicitations offering a fee-based service to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption – when homeowners can apply for free. For the full statement from Governor Cuomo click here.
Bridgeport Fire District Election Notice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Bridgeport Fire District will take place on December 10, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Bridgeport Fire House located at 2528 Lower Lake Rd. Seneca Falls, New York 13148 for the purpose of electing the following fire district officers: One Fire Commissioner for a five (5) year term, commencing January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2018; One Fire Commissioner for a one (1) year term, commencing January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2014; Only residents of the Bridgeport Fire District registered to vote with the Seneca County Board of Elections on or before November 18, 2013 shall be eligible to vote.
Town of Seneca Falls Code adopted on 10/1/2013 is online
Hardcopy in Code Binders are available by calling the General Code fulfillment center at 1-855-436-2633. New maps and Zoning Application forms are available for review on the Zoning & Code Enforcement page. Pamphlets on specific topics of Subdivisions and Zoning are available at the Town Offices for purchase.
- Click here for the Town of Seneca Falls Code
PARKING REMINDER TO SENECA FALLS RESIDENTS
NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON ANY ROADS OR STREETS OR TOWN PARKING LOTS IN THE TOWN FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM DAILY FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2013 TO MAY 1, 2014. ALL VEHICLES WILL BE TAGGED, AND MAY ALSO BE TOWED AWAY AT OWNER'S EXPENSE. RESIDENTS OF THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT WHO USE THE TOWN PARKING LOTS MUST REGISTER THEIR VEHICLE EACH YEAR AT THE SENECA FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT IN PERSON, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 AM AND 4 PM WEEKDAYS. AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION, THE OWNER MUST PRODUCE A VALID REGISTRATION FOR THE VEHICLE. NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON FALL STREET FROM CLINTON STREET EAST TO CAYUGA STREET, AND ON STATE STREET FROM SANDERSON LANE SOUTH TO FALL STREET FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM. ALSO, SHOVELING, SNOWBLOWING OR PLOWING SNOW INTO OR ACROSS STREETS OR ROADWAYS IS A VIOLATION OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW SECTION 1219. THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
President Barack Obama Visits Seneca Falls!
“It’s an honor to visit Seneca Falls and recall the righteous struggle that found expression here. I’m also proud to add an example of Lilly Ledbetter’s leadership to your collection. Thanks for all you do to honor the character and perseverance of America’s women.”
- President Barack Obama on August 22, 2013
- Click here for the Washington Post account of the visit
- Click here for photos and videos from Thursday, 8/22
New Star exemption re-registration questions?
If you have questions regarding the new Star exemption re-registration please call NYS Taxation & Finance at 518-474-2719 or e-mail them at ORPTS.Star@tax.ny.gov.
Town of Seneca Falls Town Hall Site Evaluation
This Town of Seneca Falls Town Hall Building Site / Building Evaluation Matrix includes all previously considered Buildings/Sites. Click here to view (.pdf)