Do you know a hero? Antonio Varacalli, the Italian immigrant who saved a woman from drowning in the Seneca Falls Barge Canal in 1917, is the namesake to the “Antonio Varacalli Day – Celebration of Heroes” event.
Individuals are being asked to nominate a person they see as a hero to be awarded the Annual Antonio Varacalli Day Award, which will be presented Saturday, April 15, 2023 on the Bridge Street Bridge.
Additionally, all non-profit organizations are invited to choose a “Community Angel” from their organization to be honored during the event.
The theme “Who in Your Life Has Influenced You the Most” has been chosen as a topic for the essay contest which students of Elizabeth Cady Stanton elementary school will participate.
Click here to nominate your Hero and Community Angel. The deadline is March 31.Comments closed
Generations Bank CEO Menzo Case announced yesterday plans for a Women’s History Walk of Fame in town. The eleven bronze plaques have been created to honor women of distinction in multiple categories in which their work is most recognized in: Social Justice, Military, Arts, STEM, Pioneers, Business, and Athletics. The plaques were funded in conjunction with the Right to Run 19K, Inc. and will be placed in front of businesses in downtown Seneca Falls, where they are planned to be installed in the sidewalks to resemble the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.”” The first of the eleven plaques will be placed in the Generations Bell Park located on the corner of East Bayard Street and White Street.
The unveiling ceremony will be held on May 12, 2023.For more, https://www.mygenbank.com/news/womens-walk-of-fame-announced/Comments closed
As part of the Assessment Equity Improvement Project 2023, New Preliminary Full Value Assessments will be mailed to all Property Owners within the Town.
Town of Seneca Falls Assessor Deborah VonWald announces beginning March 6, 2023, Assessment Disclosure Notices will be mailed to all property owners within the town. Instructions will be included with each notice indicating the procedure for submitting an informal review, how to obtain forms and where to get additional information.
Assessor VonWald reminds property owners to focus on the full market value estimate. If you do not agree with this estimate and can offer proof for a change, you can follow the process of submitting an informal review. Information regarding property assessments, inventory data and sale information will be available beginning March 7th by visiting the Town Assessor’s page.Comments closed
The Town of Seneca Falls Assessor held an informational meeting last week regarding the upcoming town reassessment. The firm of Emminger, Newton, Pigeon & Magyar, Inc. will be overseeing the revaluation. If you were unable to attend the meeting, click the ‘Watch’ link below. A downloadable version of the presentation overview is also provided. Further information is available on the Town Assessor’s page.
Watch: ReAssessment MeetingDownload: 2023 ReAssessment Powerpoint OverviewComments closed
The Town of Seneca Falls will hold an informational meeting to discuss the reassessment project with residents. The community is welcome to attend and join the discussion. The meeting will be held at the Seneca Falls Community Center located at 35 Water Street. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. If you cannot attend, a recording will be made available within the week on the town’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvG80UmowMxEfVDxp92VhEQComments closed
Reports Issued from NY Office of State Comptroller review on Town’s Past Audits and Implementation of Recommendations
On February 17, 2023, the Office of the State Comptroller released two reports to the Town of Seneca Falls as a result of its review of past audit recommendations and to gauge the town’s progress implementing those improvements.These reports are of the public record and therefore the Town is making them available to the community.
Report I: 2022 NY OSC Audit 2018M-266-FReport II: 2022 NY OSC Audit 2018M-218-F.
In January, the NY Office of the State Comptroller issued a statement outlining their plan to review five areas of recommendation made in September 2019 and issued in report 2018M-144-F, which identified certain conditions and opportunities for the Board’s review and consideration.The Town will continue to implement the recommendations shared while striving toward a more practical, efficient and continuously transparent administration for future growth.Comments closed