Author: Michael Joslyn

August 21 Romulus Town Board Meeting

The August 21st meeting of the Romulus Town Board featured two public hearings as well as normal meeting activities. During the first public hearing concerning the request by Seneca Dairy Systems to rezone a portion of the former Seneca Army Depot, attorneys for Seneca Dairy presented additional details regarding the area in question. A number of the people present spoke in favor of the request although there are still some concerns about the details or lack thereof for the second and third phases of the project.

The second public hearing was to invite comment on the proposal to allow non-Romulus-residents to serve in the position of Zoning Enforcement Officer for the Town. The current ZEO has moved from the area and is resigning his position. Attempts have been made, including advertising, to find a resident to fill the position with no interest expressed. There were no objections and later in the evening a resolution was approved to create a local law to allow the variance to New York State laws. An additional resolution was passed to accept the application of Tim Dorn who is currently serving as the Town of Varick ZEO. As both positions are essentially part-time, Mr. Dorn will serve as ZEO for both municipalities.

Labor Day Office Hours

The Romulus Town Offices will observe the following hours for the Labor Day holiday.

  • Open – Thursday, August 29 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Closed – Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2

Please have a safe and happy holiday!

2019 Fall Dumpster Days

The Town of Romulus fall dumpster days will be Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM and Sunday, October 6 from 8:00AM to 12:00 Noon at the Log City Road Transfer Station.

This is open to all Town of Romulus residents. A valid New York State Driver’s License or previous year dumpster permit will be accepted as proof of residency.

We will take up to 5 tires per household.

The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Electronics (television, computer, printer, etc.)
  • 55-gallon drums
  • Paint cans containing wet paint (acceptable if empty or the paint is dry)
  • Hazardous materials such as propane tanks, asbestos, medical or radioactive waste
  • Gasoline, oil, solvents, diesel, etc. and their containers
  • Pesticides
  • Yard waste
  • Construction debris or shingles
  • Business waste

Appliances containing refrigerant will be accepted if the refrigerant has been removed and the appliance red-tagged by a specialist.

Proposed Zoning Changes for Seneca Dairy Project Under Review

The proposed re-zoning for the Seneca Dairy Systems, LLC manufacturing project has been forwarded to the Town of Romulus Planning Board and the Seneca County Planning Board for review. The three phase project (phase one of which is a galvanizing plant) to build a new manufacturing facility on a portion of the former Seneca Army Depot will require a change to existing zoning at the location of the proposed plant.

Kim Nason of the Phillips Lytle law firm representing Seneca Dairy as well as Earl Martin principal owner of the LLC were present at the July 25 Town Board meeting to present the request. The proposed zoning change is only one of the tasks that are required before the project can go forward. Concurrently, a State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) has been filed and is under review. The Seneca County IDA acting as the lead agency for the SEQR process is coordinating that submission and review.

A public hearing concerning the proposed zoning change has been scheduled for August 21, 2019 at 7:00PM at the Romulus Town Hall. The public will be able to ask questions and make comments about the proposed change.