Monthly Archives: March 2020

Social Distancing Mandate

As the number of confirmed cases in Madison County has risen to 42 (with 6 in Cazenovia), protocols about social distancing are no longer a suggestion but a public health imperative.  Local law enforcement has clear guidance to engage and educate the public to ensure compliance with this vital mandate.

ZOOM Video-conference information to attend March 30 meeting remotely

The Village of Cazenovia will offer remote attendance for the March 30, 7:00 pm public hearing and meeting.  The meeting room will also be set up for social distancing if residents desire to attend in person, but remote attendance is strongly encouraged.

A free version of the ZOOM app is available at zoom.us

The key information to join the Cazenovia meeting is the  Meeting ID: 955 467 951    and     Password: 479372

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Public Hearing on Tentative Budget – March 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The village will conduct a public hearing on its tentative budget for 2020-21 at 7:00 pm on March 30.  PDF’s of the proposed revenues and expenditures are posted on the upcoming agenda page located via the Mayor and Trustee of this site. The meeting will remain open to the public with social distancing precautions in place but an on-line option will also be offered and recommended (details TBA).

Village Notice Regarding Novel Coronavirus

In response to the pending transition to remote learning by the school and other changes created by social distancing to slow the novel coronavirus, the Village encourages residents to support one another. The first line of defense for challenges such as child care and transportation should be neighbors helping one another whenever possible, a spirit that has always been incredibly strong in Cazenovia. Working in small local teams to assist with supervision of children and other needs will prevent large gatherings and limit the likelihood of transmission.

Recognizing that there will be gaps in this approach, the Village in partnership with other local agencies is preparing to meet critical needs created by the state of emergency.  Decisions by state and local leaders to close various facilities have been made very thoughtfully and we will continue to work together to serve and protect the community.

More details will be forthcoming over the next few days as the situation becomes clearer. In the near term, our individual actions with regard to hygiene and illness protocols and social distancing are our best protections to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Kurt Wheeler,  Village of Cazenovia Mayor

 

For Local Updates go to:  https://sites.google.com/view/cazcovidresponse

 

Local agencies team up to provide coronavirus support 

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cazenovia-area agencies are teaming up to create a clearinghouse for local needs and resources.

The clearinghouse will be established at the CRIS (Community Resources for Independent Resources) office located at St. Peter’s Church on Mill Street. The intent is to establish a central hub that local residents can contact for assistance with needs such as transportation, nutrition, emergency child care or other factors created by the state of emergency declared in New York. Volunteers at the office will seek to match those needs with resources available from municipal agencies, local non-profits and individual donors.

Needs related to senior citizens should use the existing CRIS telephone number (315-655-5743). CRIS already maintains an active array of services for local seniors that will be expanded to meet current conditions. Those with other needs should call 315-655-9063 (provided by St. Peter’s Church). Local agencies or individuals who have resources that may be used to serve others can call either number. The two lines will be co-located so staff and volunteers can maintain a current listing. The office will be staffed from 9 to 3 daily initially and expand its hours as needed. Voicemail for after-hours calls will be available. Emergencies should be reported to 911.

The call center will be in active communication with local partners including the village and town governments, Cazenovia Central Schools, Cazenovia College, the Chamber of Commerce and local non-profits. For those community members who find that they are in need of emergency food supplies, CazCares, our local food pantry, can meet this need and can be reached directly at 315-655-3174. CazCares has initiated a curbside pickup of grocery staples in response to the COVID-19 situation.

Local agencies or citizens who are able to provide assistance to meet needs including, but not limited to, drivers, essential supplies, emergency child care options or financial support are urged to call in. CRIS will also develop a list of ongoing resources and local providers on its website at www.cris-caz.com. CRIS can be contact at 655-5743 or director@cris-caz.com.

More details will be announced as they are confirmed. Citizens are encouraged to visit the Madison County Health Department page for current information at: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2479/Coronavirus-COVID-19

April Village Board Meeting will be held March 30 — work session on March 16.

The April Village Board Meeting will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will begin with a public hearing on the tentative village budget for 2020-21. On-line viewing will be available for those who do not wish to attend in person. This is recommended due to public health protocols. Details will be announced soon.

The Village Board will also conduct budget work sessions at 6:00 p.m. on March 16.  The March 23 budget workshop has been cancelled.

All Meetings will be held in the Village Board Room, 90 Albany Street, Cazenovia.

Village Court & Court Office Closed — see notice:

The Village Court Office will be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus.  All court matters will be adjourned to a new date.

NOTICE TO ALL DEFENDANTS, LITIGANTS AND ATTORNEYS

DUE TO THE RECENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE CAZENOVIA VILLAGE COURT WILL NOT BE IN REGULAR SESSION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  ALL MATTERS ARE ADMINISTRATIVELY ADJOURNED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WITHOUT THE NEED FOR ANY ACTION BY YOU. UPON RESUMPTION OF REGULAR COURT SESSIONS, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY COURT PERSONNEL OF A NEW RETURN DATE FOR YOUR TRAFFIC, CRIMINAL OR CIVIL MATTER.

IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED APPEARANCE OR WERE OTHERWISE DIRECTED TO ATTEND COURT, YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR YOUR ABSENCE.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS EFFORT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) TO OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY.

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