Author: Michael Joslyn

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 March 2021.

Traffic violations or other violations that are not misdemeanors or felony charges are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month beginning at 10:00 AM

Criminal cases or other violations opting to speak with the District Attorney for a reduction are held the 4th Friday of each month beginning at 10:00 AM with the District Attorney attending.

Holidays- If a holiday falls on the 2nd Thursday, Court will be held on the 1st Thursday of that month. If a holiday falls on the 4th Friday, Court will be held on the 3rd Friday of that month.

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, 2022 to January 31, 2022

  • Monday           9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday          9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday     9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Thursday         9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Friday              CLOSED

February 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022

  • Monday           9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday          9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday     9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Thursday         9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Friday             CLOSED

March 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022

  • Monday           9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday          9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday     9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Thursday         9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Friday              CLOSED

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

All taxes unpaid as of April 1, 2022 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.

New Town Main Office and Town Clerk Hours

The Romulus Town Court has resumed operations and in order to reduce the backlog of cases, will be conducting all-day sessions the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Accordingly, effective immediately and until further notice, the Romulus main office and Town Clerk’s office will be closed on those days.

Notice to Willard Post Office Customers

From the United States Postal Service and the Willard Postmaster:

May 4, 2020

Dear Willard Post Office Box Customer:

Effective May 9, 2020, the Willard Post Office Box lobby will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday for customers to retrieve mail from their Post Office Box.

The new hours are being put into effect because of concern for the safety and security of our Post Office Box customers and the Willard Post Office facility.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (607) 869-2841. Thank you,

Darlene Kay
Postmaster

Supervisor Office Hours

David Hayes, the Romulus Town Supervisor, has scheduled regular office hours to allow residents to “walk-in” to meet with him. Beginning in March, he will be available the second Saturday of every month from 10:00AM until 2:00PM at the Town Office building in Willard. No appointment is necessary and he will be happy to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. Or just drop in to say “Hi”!