Author: Michael Joslyn

Notice of Public Hearing – Willard Water District CDBG Grant Application

The Town of Romulus will hold a public hearing on July 21, 2021 at 6:00PM at the Romulus Town Hall in Willard for the purpose of hearing public comments on the Town of Romulus’s community development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2021 program year.

The CDBG program is administered by the New York State Office of Community Renewal (OCR), and will make available to eligible local governments approximately $20 million for the 2021 program year for housing, economic development, public facilities, public infrastructure, and planning activities, with the principal purpose of benefitting low/moderate income persons.

The hearing will provide further information about the CDBG program and will allow for citizen participation in the development of any proposed grant applications and/or to provide technical assistance to develop alternate proposals. Comments on the CDBG program or proposed project(s) will be received at this time.

The hearing is being conducted pursuant to Section 570.486, Subpart I of the CFR and in compliance with the requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The location of hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, those with hearing impairments, or those in need of translation from English, those individuals should contact Jane Braunig, Town Clerk, at least one week in advance of the hearing date to allow for necessary arrangements.  Written comments may also be submitted to Jane Braunig, Town Clerk at the Romulus Town Offices in Willard.  

Romulus Town Board – Special Meeting

There will be an special meeting of the Romulus Town Board on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 4:30PM at the Town Offices in Willard. 

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and pass a resolution to advertise for a public hearing at the normal July Town Board meeting.  The public hearing will be to discuss applying for grant monies to assist with the Willard Water District project. There will be no opportunity for comment and no additional business will be discussed. 

The public is welcome to attend.

Romulus Town Board Special Meeting

There will be an special meeting of the Romulus Town Board on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 4:30PM at the Town Offices in Willard. 

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and pass a resolution to advertise for a public hearing at the normal July Town Board meeting.  The public hearing will be to discuss applying for grant monies to assist with the Willard Water District project. There will be no opportunity for comment and no additional business will be discussed. 

The public is welcome to attend.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

The Town of Romulus Zoning Board of Appeals will be meeting on Thursday, May 27, 2021 beginning at 7:00PM at the Town Office building.

Face masks and social distancing are required.

Zoning Board of Appeals Vacancy

The Town of Romulus has a vacancy on its Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) interprets the Town Zoning Code and evaluates the benefit an applicant would realize if they were to be granted a variance against any impacts that the town might realize as a result of the variance. The ZBA can grant use variances to allow the use of land for a purpose that is otherwise not allowed or is prohibited by zoning regulations. The ZBA can also grant area variances to reduce the required setback distances if an applicant can demonstrate suitable hardship.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the third Thursday of the month when there is business to which the board needs to attend.

If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of introduction to the Romulus Town Board at P.O. Box 177, Willard NY 14588. We will be accepting applications until April 16, 2021.

IMPORTANT – Romulus Town Court

The Romulus Town Court will be resuming limited in-person activities effective the month of March 2021.

Friday, March 12, 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM the Court will be hearing Vehicle and Traffic cases.

Friday, March 26, 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM the Court will will hearing criminal cases with the District Attorney attending.

All cases will have scheduled times and anyone not involved in the case will be asked to remain outside the office building until it is their turn. There will be no access to any part of the building other than the lobby and the courtroom and masks and social distancing are required.

Please contact the Court Clerk at 607 869-9650 with any questions.

Tax Collector Hours

The Tax Collector will be available in the Town Office building the following hours for payment of property taxes.

January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021

  • Monday           9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday          9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday     9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Thursday         9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Friday              9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021

  • Monday           Closed
  • Tuesday          9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday     9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Thursday         Closed
  • Friday              9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

  • Monday           Closed
  • Tuesday          9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday     9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Thursday         Closed
  • Friday              9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

A drop box located in the front of the Town Office building is also available anytime.

All taxes unpaid as of April 1, 2021 will have to be paid at the Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165.

Warning – COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Excerpted from the United States Department of Health and Human Services

Though we’ve only seen one COVID-19 vaccine scam at this point, we know that this this type of fraud will move very quickly, very soon, and will take many forms. Scammers rapidly alter their tactics and adapt their schemes to the changing landscape, and we anticipate that they will leverage the pending COVID-19 vaccine to prey on unsuspecting beneficiaries. At this point, it is essential that we be aware of likely schemes:

  • You likely will not need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.
  • You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.
  • No one from Medicare or the Health Department with contact you.
  • No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.
  • Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.
  • If you get a call, text, email — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, STOP. That’s a scam.