Oct 26, 2021
Village of Wampsville Fall 2021 Newsletter
Website: www.wampsvillecny.org

Dear Wampsville Residents,
I hope that everyone has had a safe and healthy summer. As you notice days are shorter, the green leaves are changing to bright fall colors. You feel s a little chill in the air and then you realize that it must also be time for the Village of Wampsville fall newsletter.

LEAF PICK UP: T.J. Tornatore and the great Town of Lenox D.P W. will start picking up leaves and normal yard waste from November 8 through the 12th. All yard waste must be in biodegradable paper bags and should not exceed 30 pounds. Brush piles must be neatly stacked with cut ends together. The pile must be no longer than 8 feet ,6 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and no more than 6 inches in diameter. Arrangements can be made for additional pickups with a call to Town of Lenox D.P.W. at 315-697-2900. Please see the website for more specific information. As always Wampsville give thanks to T.J. and the hard-working crew.
SNOW REMOVAL: The village has contracted with Town of Lincoln to plow the village streets. Lincoln D.P.W. has been plowing for us for several years and does a fantastic job. Wampsville once again has called upon Derick Fields to take care of the sidewalks this year and he always takes good care of them. Remember, it is the resident’s responsibility to keep fire hydrants shoveled out. Keeping them clear could save precious minutes of getting water on a fire.

HALLOWEEN: This year the Village is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat. The date is October 30 from 1-3 p.m. Please register if you’d like to decorate your trunk and hand out treats. There will be prizes for the best decorated trunks. Let’s have a great turnout so we can make this an annual event! See the attached flyer

HISTORIAN PRESENTATION: Come join us on Monday November 15th at 6 p.m. at the Wampsville village hall, Madison County Historian Mathew Urtz will be giving a presentation of the history of Wampsville. Come learn some of the fascinating history of our great village. A great night for all ages!

PARADE OF LIGHTS: Canastota will host the parade of lights on November 27th at 6 p.m. A truly spectacular show and a great way get into the spirit of Christmas

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: Sunday December 5, 2021, at 6 The village will continue with this annual event with some safe changes this year due to Covid-19. Look for updates as soon as we have a more detailed plan

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2021: This has been a great year in the Village of Wampsville for accomplishments your team set out to do. Yes, I am bragging now about what this board has done this year. Your village board has made garbage pick up a service provided by your tax dollars (which did not increase). The board also changed our streetlights to L.E.D. at a final cost about $1200 after rebates. We have already seen a savings over 20% and figure the lights will be paid for after 1 year. We should continue to save that 20% for many years to come. The village board, using NYS CHIPS funding, was able to pave Daniels Dr. and Friar Ln. We also purchased 2 more pieces of equipment for the Village Park. Last year we completed a dormitory grant and secured funds for improvements for our village hall. Covid-19 and Governor Cuomo froze them for a little over a year. Finally, a face lift has started on the building. A much-needed ramp is completed, and soon new stairs and doors will be installed. More improvements inside to follow during the winter. Our great planning board after 10 years of hard work completed our local Zoning Book. Congrats to all and we thank you.

FUTURE GOALS: These are things that we will try to accomplish this year. The board wants more paving of village streets done. Look into some new sidewalks. Purchase an electronic sign to pass on news, events, alerts and promoting our local businesses. How about more family friendly events for our residents? Ideas are being worked on as we speak! Finally it looks like the planning board will be finishing our comprehensive plan which is another huge project they have almost finished.

I bet you didn’t know that the Wampsville Fire department went out over 140 calls last year and over 100 already this year. Recently the fire department went through extensive gas meter training and new techniques to handle gas emergencies with the National Grid Gas Department. After the training National Grid donated a gas meter monitor worth $15,000 that allows them to monitor gas leaks from outside the house. Wampsville Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new members. If you want to be apart of this dedicated hard-working crew, come on over on Wednesday nights during fire practice and become part of the team! it out!

COVID-19: Madison County has updates on the corona virus (covid-19) on their website site www.madisoncounty.ny.gov. Unfortunately, this virus hasn’t been defeated yet, so you can stay informed on the latest information out there through Madison County’s site.

CHANGE IN STAFF: Stop in to meet the newest member of our team Clerk/Treasurer Maddison Jaquin. If you come in to see her, please give her a warm Wampsville welcome! We are all looking forward to working with Maddi.

THE VILLAGE OFFICE HOURS: The office will be open Monday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday 4:30 pm to 8:30pm and Thursday 12:00 am to 4:00 pm. These are subject to change and will be posted on the website and the village hall.

VILLAGE BOARD MEETINGS: Village Board meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M. The board encourages residents to attend.

WEBSITE: Remember our website is www.wampsvillecny.org. You can access information at anytime, anywhere there is access to the internet. We try to keep everything up to date. We try to update information and share it as soon as time allows. You will find service announcements, village meeting minutes, upcoming events on our calendar and some photos.

Have a safe and healthy holiday season.
Your mayor,

Jerry Seymour

Trunk and Treat -Oct.30th 1-3 p.m.
Town elections- Nov.2nd
Leaf pick-up Nov. 8th-Nov.12th
History of the Village presentation-Nov. 15th 6:00 p.m.
Parade of Lights-Nov.27th in Canastota at 6 p.m.
Tree Lighting-Dec. 5th at 6 p.m.