Summer Positions Available

Where else can you work outdoors, exercise, and get paid to do it?  The Town of Cicero Highway Department! We have summer openings. If you are interested, visit our web site for details at or, if you know of someone who would like to work with us, please pass this message along. We appreciate your assistance.

Deputy Tax Receiver Position Open

Here is your opportunity to be a part of Town government! We are looking for a part-time Deputy Tax Receiver. This is a part-time position located in the Town Hall. Applicants must be residents of the Town of Cicero. Visit our web site at for details.

If you know of a Cicero resident who might be interested in this, please forward this email to them. We appreciate your help.

Public Referendum on Highway Garage


Town of Cicero, Onondaga County, New York

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election of the Town of Cicero, Onondaga County, New York, will be held at the Cicero Town Highway Garage, 8236 Brewerton Road, Cicero, New York on the 7th day of June, 2017, at which the polls will be kept open between the hours of 12:00 o’clock Noon. and 8:00 o’clock P.M., Prevailing Time, for the purpose of voting by voting machine, on the adoption or rejection of a proposition with respect to a bond resolution dated and duly adopted March 8, 2017 by the Town Board of said Town.

The polls will be kept open for the purpose of voting during the aforesaid hours and the proposition to be voted upon will be in substantially the following form, to‑wit:


Shall the bond resolution dated March 8, 2017, authorizing the issuance of $9,900,000 bonds to construct a new highway garage on Town property located on Route 31, at a maximum estimated cost of $9,900,000, providing that the period of probable usefulness will be 30 years, that the maximum maturity of such bonds will exceed five years, delegating to the Supervisor the power to sell and issue such bonds and bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of such bonds, pledging the faith and credit of the Town to the payment of the principal of and interest on such obligations, and providing for an estoppel provision, be approved?

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that persons qualified to vote at such special election shall be qualified electors of the Town of Cicero, Onondaga County, New York.

Dated:              Cicero, New York,

  April 13, 2017


  By: Tracy M. Cosilmon_________

  Tracy M. Cosilmon

  Town Clerk

Information on the Highway Garage status may be viewed by clicking here.

Notice of Assessment Inventory

Notice is hereby given (pursuant to Section 501 of the Real Property Tax Law) that assessment inventory and valuation data are available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the tentative assessment roll for the Town of Cicero which will be filed on or before May 1, 2017. The information may be reviewed Monday through Friday 8:30am. to 3:30pm. An appointment to review the assessment information may be made by telephoning the Assessor’s Office at 315-699-1410.

Dated the 12th day of April, 2017.

Karen Tavernese
Sole Assessor


2017 Earth Day

Earth DaySaturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day, our reminder to help clean up clutter and recycle. Town employees will be participating in this annual event and residents are invited to be part of this. Just stop by the Town Clerk’s office prior to the date and pick up stickers to apply to all trash bags you fill and then come back to Town Hall to dispose of your collected bags between 8 am and noon on the 22nd at the Highway Department.

If you have your own group instead, just sign up at and OCCRA will mail you stickers for your group. (That allows OCCRA to give recognition to your group.) When done, bring your bags to the Highway Department before noon of the 22nd. Whether you participate as part of the Town’s group or your own, our Town of Cicero is the winner. More information on Earth Day can be viewed by clicking here. Thank you.

2017 Brush Collection Schedule

The brush collection schedule for 2017 may be viewed by clicking here. Please note a change from prior years: the maximum weight of a trash container is now 50 lbs. In prior years it was 75 lbs. This information is also on the town website at

Also, thanks to your help, we now have almost 1,000 subscribers to this newsletter. Please consider forwarding this to neighbors and friends who might not be subscribers. Our goal is to reach as many residents as possible with our periodic announcements. Thank you for your help.

Safety Person of Year Award

We are proud to announce that Supervisor Venesky has received the ‘Safety Person of the Year’ award from the Public Employees Risk Management Association (PERMA). Our health and safety program was documented in the 2016 Annual Report (available for viewing here). The real benefit is to the town, as we now have a safer workplace and that will cause insurance premiums to drop. View the full article on the Star Review by clicking here.

Sharon Edick Month

sharonedickAt the Town Board meeting of March 28th, there was unanimous agreement to declare April Sharon Edick Month in honor of her exemplary twenty-seven years serving in our tax office.
Some quotes from the Town Board meeting:

“Sharon has put in 27 years of service to the town. It’s hard for me to imagine working anywhere for that long. She has done a fantastic job!” – Councilor Jonathan Karp

“She is one of a kind and did a terrific job over the years here in Cicero.” – Supervisor Mark Venesky

Sharon’s letter to the community of her departure was published in the Star-Review and may be read by clicking here. Sharon wil be retiring at the end of April 2017. We wish her well and thank her for her dedicated service.

Trash Schedule Delayed

We have had a number of calls, asking whether the trash collection schedule this week has been changed due to the snowfall. It has. All pickups for the remainder of week are delayed one day.

Please share this email with your neighbors. And you would be doing us a favor if you alert them how to subscribe to these notices. We are up to almost 800 subscribers, but there are many residents who are still unaware of the ability to sign up for notices. The URL for that is

Thank you.