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Help Wanted!

There are currently two vacancies for Town officials.

The Planning Board has one seat open as board member Mary Joslyn has reached the end of her term and has left the board to pursue other interests. This is an appointed position with a term of seven years.

The Town Board also has one seat open as Councilman Kyle Collinsworth has left the board to take his new position as Town Justice for the Town of Romulus. This position will be filled by appointment to complete the remainder of the year (until December 31, 2020). This is normally an elected position with a term of four years and if you would like to continue in the position at the end of the appointment you would need to run for the office in the 2020 election.

You must be a resident of the Town of Romulus to serve in either of these positions. Anyone wishing to apply for either of these positions should submit a letter of interest to the Romulus Town Clerk at your earliest convenience.

Changes

There are several changes as the result of the recent election and other events (and more to come).

  • David Hayes has been elected Town Supervisor replacing David Kaiser.
  • Planning Board member Mary Joslyn has decided to leave the Planning Board at the end of her term.
  • Newly elected Councilman Stacey Bennett will be filling the seat on the Town Board vacated by David Hayes.
  • Councilman Kyle Collinsworth is leaving his position on the Town Board to take up his duties as the newly elected Town Justice for the Town of Romulus.
  • Angela Testa will be joining us as a bookkeeper. This will allow us to better serve the residents and maintain proper segregation of duties to ensure compliance with audit requirements.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dave Kaiser, Mary Joslyn, and Kyle Collinsworth for their valuable service to the Town. We wish them well in their future endeavors.

Town Office Hours – New Year’s Day

The Town of Romulus Main Office will be closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Normal office hours will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Please have a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

Welcome Back, Fisher!

We have had reports of a Fisher in the area. The Fisher is a small mustelid (a member of the weasel family) about the size of a large cat and has been seen in the area before. They are relatively rare animals and prefer to avoid humans but are seen from time-to-time near wooded areas.

Included below is a link to the Wikipedia entry for Fishers. They represent another example of the wonderfully diverse biological area in which we are fortunate enough to reside. If you happen to see a Fisher and are lucky enough to get a picture, please feel free to send it to us and we’ll post it on-line.

Fishers on Wikipedia

Holiday Office Hours

The Town of Romulus Main Office will be closed Wednesday, November 27, 2019 through Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal office hours will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Please have a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving!

FINAL UPDATE – November 11, 2019 at 11:16AM

WATER ALERT – HAMLET OF WILLARD

The BOIL WATER ORDER for the Hamlet of Willard has been lifted. Testing has confirmed that the water supply is free of bacteria. A copy of the notice from the Seneca County Health Department is included below.

This will be the final update. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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November 8, 2019 at 7:57AM
The water was restored at approximately 6:30PM last evening, however, the BOIL WATER ORDER for the Hamlet of Willard remains in effect at this time. Additional testing is continuing and must be completed before the order can be lifted. It is possible the order will not be lifted until Monday.
Melissa Taylor, the Emergency Management Director for Seneca County has arranged for 16 pallets of bottled water to be delivered to the Ovid Fire Department. Residents of the hamlet may pick up free bottled water from there today between the hours of 8:30AM-12:00PM and 3:00PM-7:00PM.

November 7, 2019 at 10:48AM
Residents in the Hamlet of Willard are directed to BOIL TAP WATER that is to be used for consumption (drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, etc.) until further notice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the water should be brought to a full rolling boil for at least one minute before use.

November 7, 2019 at 7:08AM
The Drug Treatment Center in Willard has notified the Town of a major water main break. Residents in the Hamlet of Willard may experience “low water pressure” or “loss of water”. That is all the information that is available at this time. We will update this notice as more details become available.

Senator Helming Visits

On Wednesday, October 2, Senator Pam Helming (R-54th District) visited the Town Offices in Willard to take a tour and discuss thoughts about attracting residents and visitors to the hamlet. She met with Sue Ellen Balluff, Tom Bouchard, and Bill Karlsen of the Planning Board, and Joe Brodnicki and Mike Joslyn of the Town Board.

Although her time was very limited she had the opportunity to take a brief tour of the hamlet including Hadley Hall on the Willard grounds. She was impressed by the potential opportunities for the area.

During her tenure, Senator Helming has been very involved and supportive of the Town of Romulus as well as all of the towns and villages in Seneca County.

(left to right) Bill Karlsen, Mike Joslyn, Pam Helming, Tom Bouchard, Joe Brodnicki, Sue Ellen Balluff
(left to right) Bill Karlsen, Mike Joslyn, Pam Helming, Tom Bouchard, Joe Brodnicki, Sue Ellen Balluff

Lifeline Discount Telephone Service Program (Lifeline)

The Lifeline Discount Telephone Service Program (Lifeline) is designed to make telephone service more affordable for income-eligible consumers. Consumers qualify for Lifeline by participating in certain federal or state assistance programs OR by having income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Information about the Lifeline program can be obtained from the Lifeline page on our AskPSC.com website. By working together, we can ensure that our most vulnerable residents are connected to vital emergency services, community resources and loved ones.

Sincerely,
John B. Auricchio
Director, Office of Consumer Services
New York State Department of Public Service