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Town of Romulus Re-Opening Update

Effective Monday, June 8, 2020 and in keeping with Executive Order 202 and its amendments, “Re-Opening New York” guidelines, guidance from the Finger Lakes Region Control Room, and any local, state, or federal directives, the Romulus Town offices will resume normal business operations.

Pursuant to Executive Orders 202.17 and 202.18 and to ensure the health of our staff and visitors, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • All visitors over the age of 2 and medically able to tolerate a face-covering are required to cover their mouth and nose with a cloth face-covering or mask.
  • Everyone is asked to maintain a minimum social distance of 6 feet from other individuals.
  • Visitors will be allowed open access to the lobby and board room but must be escorted for all other areas of the building.

Please do not visit the Romulus Town offices for any reason if you have any of the symptoms currently associated with COVID-19.  A list of those symptoms may be found here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

These restrictions will be in place at least until June 19, 2020.  We will re-evaluate these based on the Finger Lakes Regional Control Room’s and New York State’s re-opening directives and modify them, as necessary.

Thank you for your help and understanding.

Romulus Planning Board Meeting – June 1

At this time, the Romulus Planning Board meeting for Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00PM will be held at the Town Offices. There will be an abbreviated agenda for discussion to allow action on several submitted requests, but no other business will be conducted and there will be limited comment or discussion. The public is asked not to attend unless it is absolutely necessary.

Please note that masks are mandatory and the public may not enter any part of the building other than the lobby and the board room. Social distancing guidelines must also be observed.

Joint Assessment Group – 2020 Grievance Day

Joint Assessment Group
Lodi – Ovid – Romulus – Varick
Post Office Box 355
Ovid, New York 14521

Grievance Day for 2020
Due to “Social Distancing Requirements” the following will be observed:

1. Call the Joint Assessment office no later than May 25, 2020 for an appointment.

2. Fill out the required form (RP-524) available from the Joint Assessment office by mail or online at www.tax.ny.gov.

3. Masks are required for appointments.

4. NYS law provides that a completed form (RP-524) may be delivered to the assessment office by mail and will be reviewed by the Board of Assessment Review without attendance by the property owner.

5. Although this is, by rule, an open meeting, seating will be limited to comply with current NYS health regulations.

Any questions, please call (607) 869-9689.

Town of Romulus Grievance Day is June 2, 2020.

Town of Romulus Spring Dumpster Days

The Spring dumpster days for the Town of Romulus will be as follows:

Thursday, May 28th from 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Friday, May 29th from 8:00AM – 4.00PM
Saturday, May 30th from 8.00AM – 4:00PM          

Town of Romulus residents only.  The town will accept a driver’s license as proof of residency.

The dumpsters will be located at the Log City Road Transfer Station.  Should you need directions, please contact the Romulus Town Hall at (607) 869-9326.

The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Electronics
  • 55-gallon drums
  • Paint cans containing wet paint (we will accept take them if they are empty and dry)
  • Hazardous materials
  • Propane tanks
  • Asbestos
  • Medical Wastes
  • Radioactive waste
  • Gasoline, oil, or solvents, and their containers
  • Pesticides
  • Yard waste
  • Shingles or other construction debris
  • Business wastes

The following items will be accepted with the listed restrictions:

  • Tires – a maximum of 5 per household.  Tires must be dismounted from the rims.
  • Appliances if the freon has been removed and red-tagged by a specialist.

Please remain in your vehicles.  Town employees will unload your vehicles to help ensure social distancing is being observed.  Please note that we require each individual to wear a mask and practice social distancing if there is an issue and you are required to get out of your vehicle.

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

Romulus Town Office Building Closure

UPDATE – Monday, March 16 at 8:45PM

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak and in keeping with other federal, state, and local agencies, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:00PM the Romulus Town office building in Willard will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff will continue to report, but the office doors will remain locked. We are still available to answer questions (contact information is included below). Payments may be deposited in the secure mail slot at the front of the building. If a face-to-face meeting is absolutely necessary, an appointment may be made, but we are encouraging everyone to conduct any necessary business remotely if at all possible.

All previously scheduled meetings utilizing the Town office facility are also cancelled (i.e. Town Board, Planning Board, etc.)

UPDATE – Monday, March 16 at 8:45PM – The Romulus Town Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 6:00PM will be held. There will be an abbreviated agenda for passage of resolutions to allow the Town government to continue to function, but no other business will be conducted. The public is asked not to attend unless it is absolutely necessary.

Pursuant to the NYS Office of Court Administration Order issued on Monday, March 16, 2020, the Romulus Town Court offices will also be closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:00PM until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

Contact Information

Romulus Town Offices
Mary Farnsworth
607 869-9326 x222

Romulus Town Clerk
Jane Braunig
607 869-9326 x226

Romulus Town Website
www.romulustown.com


Seneca County – State of Emergency

On Sunday, March 15th at 10:00AM, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Hayssen, declared a State of Emergency in Seneca County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All county school districts will close on Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, April 14.

In the Romulus Central School district, only staff are to report on Monday, March 16. Students and staff will both report on Tuesday, March 17. The school will be closed from Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, April 14.

The same closure rules apply to the Waterloo school district.

South Seneca and Seneca Falls students and staff will both report to school Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, with school closures starting Wednesday, March 18 and continuing through Tuesday, April 14.

Town of Romulus July Board Meeting 7/15/20 (video)

The Town of Romulus will conduct their regular July board meeting on Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm at the Town offices at 1435 Prospect Street in Willard. The meeting will be streamed live on FingerLakes1.com and at RomulusTown.com.

Romulus Town Board Meeting – June 17

The Romulus Town Board meeting for Wednesday, June 17, 2020 will be held at the Town Offices starting at 6:00PM.

Social distancing will be observed and masks will be required. The public is asked not to attend in person unless it is absolutely necessary.

The meeting will also be streamed live by FingerLakes1 and may be viewed using the link below.

Live stream link:

Town of Romulus Residents – Mask Giveaway

Courtesy of the Seneca Count Health Department, the Town of Romulus will be giving away free face masks to Town residents on Saturday, June 13 from 10:00AM until 2:00PM at the Town Offices in Willard.  The masks are packaged five to a case and we will provide one case per vehicle while supplies last.  Please do not leave your vehicle; we will bring the masks to the driver of the vehicle.  We do ask that the driver be masked while we are making the exchange

Public Hearing – Stoltzfus Special Use Permit

The Romulus Town Planning Board will hold a public hearing on July 6 at 7:00PM at the Romulus Town Hall in Willard with regard to a Special Use Permit application for a produce stand at 1842 Route 96A, Ovid, in the town of Romulus.

Please remember that face masks are required and social distancing must be observed at all times.

Romulus Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting – June 25

The Romulus Zoning Board of Appeals will be meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7:00PM at the Town Offices. The public may attend (up to the occupancy limit that will allow proper social distancing).

Please note that masks are mandatory and the public may not enter any part of the building other than the lobby and the board room. Social distancing guidelines must also be observed.