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Seneca Falls Board to hold Town Hall fielding community concerns on the Cayuga Nation

On January 24, 2022, the Seneca Falls Town Board will hold a Town Hall forum inviting the community to share concerns and ideas regarding the Cayuga Nation. The Town Hall will be held in-person at the Seneca Falls Community Center and online via Zoom meeting for those who wish to participate, but cannot attend in-person.

Click here to attend the Zoom Meeting: https://buff.ly/3nkT7uE

The Town Board asks that all questions be submitted in advance to Town Board Member Kaitlyn Laskoski at: klaskoski@senecafalls.com by January 20th.

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Public Hearing to be held on Proposed Town Manager position

A Public Hearing will be held by the Town Board for discussion of a proposed Town Manager position on February 1, 2022.

A Citizen’s Advisory Committee was formed in January 2021 to begin looking at the feasibility of the position. In addition, a government efficiency study was completed by the Center of Government Reach (CGR). In their report, the recommendation was to form some type of change in the management model in the Town. The majority of the advisory committee was also in favor of some type of change.

View: Proposed Town Manager Job Description

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President Biden recalls Seneca Falls in remarks on anniversary of attack on U.S. Capitol

THE PRESIDENT:  Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: To state the obvious, one year ago today, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked — simply attacked.  The will of the people was under assault.  The Constitution — our Constitution — faced the gravest of threats.

Outnumbered and in the face of a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard, and other brave law enforcement officials saved the rule of law.

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When art imitates ‘life’

SENECA FALLS — For over a decade, longtime educator Paul Abate has channeled a fondness for a classic holiday film into his art, discovering a catharsis in his creativity that has grown to inform his personal and professional lives.

And it all came full circle in December, when he was featured as a special guest at the 75th anniversary celebration for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” an event held in upstate New York and attended by fans from across the globe.

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Seneca Falls receives state grant to replace water meters

SENECA FALLS — Town residents will be getting new high-tech water meters, thanks to a state grant.

The governor’s office has announced that $23 million in funding will be awarded to help improve water quality across the state, while mitigating the effects of climate change. The money comes from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp.’s Green Innovation Grant Program.

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Governor Hochul Announces $23 Million in Water Quality Grants

Governor Kathy Hochul announced $23 million in grants to help improve water quality across New York State while mitigating the effects of climate change. Through the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Green Innovation Grant Program, $20.8 million is being awarded to 17 projects that incorporate green storm water infrastructure, as well as implement energy and water efficiency measures. An additional $2.5 million in Engineering Planning Grants will help jumpstart planning for 56 water infrastructure projects. The funding is part of the $750 million announced for Round XI of the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Of the 17 Green Innovation Grant Program projects, 13 projects worth $17.9 million will impact Environmental Justice Communities.

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