Monthly Archives: May 2017

Veterans Open House

Please mark your calendars and help us say thank you to the men, women, and families in our community who answered our country’s call to service on Saturday, May 20th, at the Edwards-Wevers VFW Post 7290, 105 Maxwell Ave, North Syracuse. There will be an open house and BBQ from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a Vietnam Veterans award ceremony at 2:00 pm.

Cicero Supervisor Mark Venesky, Commander Russ Sears, Dennis Fogg VAMC, Veteran Terry Baker

Cicero Supervisor Mark Venesky, Commander Russ Sears, Dennis Fogg VAMC, Veteran Terry Baker

Last year, the Town of Cicero joined more than 8,000 communities, businesses, and organizations in the Commemorative Partner Program for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Commemorative Partner Program assists in thanking our Vietnam Veterans and their families right in their own hometowns. There are approximately 7 million Vietnam-era veterans in America today with many right here in our community.

I invite everyone to join us and look forward to seeing you there.

Mark Venesky
Supervisor Town of Cicero

Highway Garage Open House

The Town of Cicero will be hosting two open houses. All residents are encouraged to attend and observe firsthand the deteriorated and obsolete condition of our current Highway Garage. The first will be held on Saturday, May 20th, from 9 AM until noon. The second will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, from 6:30 PM until 8 PM.

Please come out and see why your vote will count on the construction of a replacement. The Highway garage referendum vote will be held on Wednesday, June 7th, from 12:00 noon until 8 PM in the garage located at 8236 Brewerton Road (across from Sacred Heart Church).

Replacement of the Highway Garage is an immediate and most serious issue that affects all residents in our town. Information on the referendum and the highway garage is available for viewing by clicking here.

Individual tours are available by calling 315 699 1414.

Mark Venesky
Supervisor, Town of Cicero

2017 Tentative Assessment Roll

(Pursuant to Sec. 506 and Article 15-A Section 1526 of the Real Property Tax Law)

 Hearing of Complaints

Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Cicero, County of Onondaga has completed her Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year; that a copy thereof has been left at the Assessment Department, 8236 Brewerton Road, Cicero, NY, Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm., where it may be seen and examined by any person interested therein until the FOURTH TUESDAY OF MAY NEXT. The Tentative Assessment Roll may also be viewed on our Town website at

The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Roll; May 8, 12:00- 4:00pm, May 13, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, May 16, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, May 18, 1:00-3:00 pm and from 6:00-8:00 pm.

GRIEVANCE DAY is May 23rd. Assessment complaints must be filed on or before May 23rd at 3:00 pm and will be heard BY APPOINTMENT ONLY in the Town of Cicero Meeting Room beginning on May 23rd, 2017, 3-8 pm or until adjourned.

Dated this 1st day of May, 2017

Karen Tavernese
Sole Assessor

Guy Young Road Closure

Guy Young Road will be closed May 9th thru May 12 at the railroad tracks. CSX is replacing the track there. This announcement will be updated the town is notified of changes to the dates. Thank you.

2016 Financial Report Review

The Town of Cicero is happy to report that the entire appropriation of $483,194 to balance the 2016 Budget was returned to the town’s fund balance along with an additional $650,000. This was accomplished as a result of close monitoring of spending and maximizing incoming revenues. The current administration sets high business standards and focuses on economic development. This has resulted in a financial report everyone should be proud of.

The Town of Cicero faces the same challenges as all municipalities, staying within the Governor’s tax cap while State and Federal funding decreases. Although we ended the year on a positive financial note, there is no question that we need to continue our financial monitoring and explore other avenues for revenues while seeking cost-effective solutions to continue the Town’s fiscal stability.

The Town of Cicero’s 2017 goals are to build a Highway Garage and relocate the town’s police department: these challenges are difficult ones. Mark Venesky, Town Supervisor, has successfully pursued state funding to defray the cost of the building renovations for the repurposed South Bay Fire Department building which will house the Cicero Police Department. Supervisor Venesky will continue to move forward with plans for the new highway facility which will be located on Route 31. This facility will provide adequate space to accommodate all the highway equipment, which will extend life-use and reduce capital spending. Most important, both the police facility and highway building will secure a safe working environment for our highway employees and police officers. Venesky’s business experience and enthusiasm, with strong support from his administration, have mapped out an economic and financial plan that will continue to put the Town of Cicero on the high honor roll.

The 2016 Annual Update Document was completed and filed with the State Comptroller’s Office on April 21st, as well with the Cicero Town Clerk. This report documents all financial accounting for the General Fund and Special Districts and can be viewed during business hours at the Town Clerk’s Office.

S. Stuart
Town Comptroller