From the Supervisor

Vietnam War Commemorative Event

veterancommemorative400Last 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 Viet Nam era veterans in America today with many right here in our community.

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 Thursday, March 30th, at the James Harvey Spire American Legion Post 787, 5575 Legionairre Drive, Cicero NY 13039. There will be an open house from 12 to 6 PM with an award ceremony at 4 PM. On behalf of the Town of Cicero, Thank you. We will see you there.

Mark Venesky, Supervisor, Town of Cicero
Commander Lyle “Buzz” Porter, American legion Post 787
Past Commander Mark Adams, American Legion Post 787

Highway Garage Update

The final report on the assessment of our current highway garage’s issues has been completed. The decision to keep or replace the garage is one of the most important financial issues facing our town in many years and I consider it imperative to share as much information as possible with residents. The report is 135 pages and 5.3 meg in size, so it’s not a quick read but is quite thorough. Please share this with your neighbors. The report was added to our web page that focuses on this issue:  http://ciceronewyork.net/highway-garage-replacement/

Mark Venesky, Supervisor

Highway Garage Update

An engineering report on the condition of our current highway garage has been completed and has been added to the web page summarizing the status of this issue. That web page is http://ciceronewyork.net/highway-garage-replacement/ . The issue of building (or not) a new highway garage is important for our town and this post is to keep residents apprised of all information as it becomes available. Please read and also share with your neighbors. Thank you.

Mark Venesky, Supervisor

Highway Garage Update

We have assembled a web page with the status of the importance of replacing our highway garage. This page has my earlier statements on the seriousness of the issue, plus a review done this week by the Star-Review newspaper, plus the content of a presentation done by our consulting engineers. I encourage all Cicero residents to view the page to understand the importance of moving this initiative forward to build a new highway garage. Thank you, and please share this information with your neighbors. Just CLICK HERE to view the webpage.

Mark Venesky, Supervisor

Public Hearing on Potential Hi-tech Business

A public hearing, which is required by the UDC (Urban Development Corporation) Act, will be held by the Corporation at the Cicero Town Hall, located at 8236 South Main Street, Cicero, New York on February 14, 2017, at 9:30 am to consider a plan to do research and development within the Town of Cicero for the Unmanned Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE) Capital Project in Onondaga County. This would entail development of hi-tech drones for an emerging market and would have positive benefits for our Town of Cicero.

This is potentially a great project for Cicero. I invite everyone to attend this hearing to learn about an exciting opportunity for hi tech job creation in our Town.  It’s also an opportunity to ask questions and to express your opinions. .

Mark Venesky
Supervisor

Note: Supplemental information on the plan is available by clicking here.

Overview of Highway Garage Issues

The Town of Cicero will be holding two informational meetings/open houses at the Town of Cicero highway garage on Saturday, February 4th, at 10:00 AM, and also on Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:30 PM. These meetings will give residents the opportunity to view the state of the highway garage. There will also be a public workshop on Monday, January 30th, 5:00 PM at Town Hall.

The time has come where the Highway Garage issue must be addressed. The existing 52 year old building has outlived its useful life. It is estimated that the cost to repair the roof and address the structural issues would be well over $700,000 dollars alone. However the existing facility would still not accommodate all of our equipment, the maintenance of that equipment, or be one that meets ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. We are obligated as a community to ensure that our employees have a safe and clean environment in which to work.

The Project consists of a proposed 65,000 square foot main Highway Garage replacing the existing building; a new Salt Barn, and Cold Storage Structures. The Project is anticipated to improve the delivery of services by the Highway Department by providing needed space for storage of equipment and materials, maintenance activities, and a safe work environment. New facilities are anticipated to increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

I encourage you to attend and offer questions/comments. Written questions/comments may also be submitted by mail to the Town Clerk or by e-mail to the Town Clerk at clerk@ciceronewyork.net. 

  Thank you.

Mark Venesky, Supervisor;

 Chris Woznica, Highway Superintendent

Highway Garage Informational Meetings

The Town of Cicero will be holding a work shop to discuss the replacement of our existing highway garage on Monday, January 30th, at 5:00 PM in Town Hall.

In addition, the Town will be holding two informational meetings/open houses at the Town of Cicero highway garage on Saturday, February 4th, at 10:00 AM, and also on Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:30 PM. These meetings  at this location will give residents the opportunity to view the state of the highway garage and why replacing it needs to be done.

I encourage you to attend and offer comments. Written comments may also be submitted by mail to the Town Clerk or by e-mail to the Town Clerk at clerk@ciceronewyork.net. 

The Project consists of a proposed 65,000 square foot main Highway Garage building, replacing an existing building built in 1965, a new Salt Barn, Cold Storage Structures, and related site development. The Project is anticipated to improve the delivery of services by the Highway Department by providing additional space for storage of equipment and materials, maintenance activities, promote safety and other daily operations.  Project facilities are anticipated to increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

The Project is estimated to cost approximately $9.8 million, which will be financed through a bond to be issued by the Town. The cost and financing structure is subject to change during the review and consideration of the Project. 

At the informational meeting, further discussions related to the Project, including reviews required by State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regulations, as well as the proposed method of financing will be presented. 

 Thank you.

 Mark Venesky, Supervisor

2016 Annual Report

I am pleased to announce that my report for Town of Cicero for 2016 is now available for viewing by clicking here. Questions? I’m available.

Mark Venesky
Supervisor