Cicero is one of the fastest growing communities in New York State and, although not visible on a day-to-day basis, our town continues to plan and grow. This page is to show current plans and direction. Nothing described here will happen immediately; these are components of Cicero’s future and are presented here to share that future with our residents.
New Development in Bridgeport – March 7, 2013: A new development opportunity has been announced for Bridgeport. Read the full article written by Town Supervisor Jim Corl here.
Direction for 2013
Here are a few of the many goals for Cicero in 2013:
Begin implementation of the Cornell Road Program. With the support of the highway superintendent and town engineers, Cicero will be making much needed changes in our approach to the most visible part or our infrastructure: our roads. Although overall town spending will be down slightly in 2013, our paving budget has increased from $650,000 to $800,000. A new approach of making the dollars go further will certainly be beneficial for the future of our road system.
Work to revise and make our codes and application process for new business coming into town to make the process easier. Although we saw a 54 percent increase in site plans (new businesses or expansions), there is still work to do in this competitive market. In 2012 we conducted an internal audit of our codes department to determine how we could better serve the community including revising processes to make things easier for businesses. I believe working toward implementing the recommendations of this internal audit will be beneficial to Cicero.
We need to continue to look at innovative ways of introducing new technology to make our local government even more efficient. In early 2012 we purchased a new server, and we saw our IT cost cut almost in half. These types of investments are important for the town. Recently, we also agreed to lease computers for the town, which will improve efficiency and most likely reduce technical support even further. Implementation of a new complex software system for our codes office will also be an important goal, as it will be easier to track complaints and ensure the appropriate follow-up.
I am always interested to hear additional goals Cicero residents have for our town. Please contact my office at any time at 699-1414 or email at email@example.com and Happy New Year!
The above article, Direction for 2013, was originally printed in the Jan. 2, 2013, edition of the Eagle Star-Review. Used with permission.
In 2006 the Town developed a comprehensive plan to guide the Town as it expands. This plan is informative residents are encouraged to read it to have a better grasp on our Town’s future. Click here to view the plan.
Traffic Study – Route 31
This report is a scoping study on the future direction of improving traffic on Route 31. Being a study, some elements are missing or incomplete, but overall this is an interesting and indepth report on traffic improvement opportunities. The report itself is in three parts and the photos are in the attachment. Of special interest are the “before and after” computer-enhanced photos on how various intersections might look after road improvements.