Public Hearing on Short Term Rentals – July 2 at 7pm

The Cazenovia Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on a proposed local law to regulate short term rentals on Monday, July 2 at 7:00 pm in the Village Municipal Building, 90 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY. The draft local law can be viewed on the Planning and Zoning page of the Village website or in the Village officers during business hours.

Board of Trustees Work Session – May 15 at 7pm

The Cazenovia Village Board of Trustees will conduct a work session on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Village Municipal Building, 90 Albany Street, Cazenovia to review information gathered during the May 7 public hearing and the preceding month regarding short-term, on-line rentals.  No votes or other actions will be taken. This is a work session for the board members. It will be open to the public but the board will not take  comments during this session.

Public Information Meeting on Town-Village Consolidation Study – Tues, Aug 29, 7pm, HS Aud

Representatives from the Town and the Village continue to meet monthly to discuss the possibility of consolidating Cazenovia governments.  Actual consolidation would take us several steps further than the current system of extensive shared services and frequent cooperation between the municipalities.  To help analyze the potential for creating efficiencies and/or tax savings, we are in the process of creating subcommittees to collect and analyze information in the areas of public safety; zoning and planning; and highways/parks/public works.

While details of the grant are still pending, Cazenovia has received word that it is in line to receive funding from the New York Department of State to assist with its study of potential consolidation. These funds could be used to hire outside consultants or meet other related expenses.

An important part of the process will be getting input from the public.  The  study committee has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, August 29th at 7 PM in the High School Auditorium, 31 Emory Avenue.  A representative from the NYS Division of Local Government Services will provide an overview of the process of consolidation, and talk briefly about the experiences of other municipalities.  We will also introduce members of our committee who will respond to audience questions and listen to potential concerns from citizens.  We invite everyone to attend this meeting and let us know what your thoughts are, and what questions you have.

Village and Town to explore consolidation options together

Officials from the Village and Town of Cazenovia have announced that they will begin a process to examine options for potential savings together. The goal is for both municipalities to provide the best possible service to citizens while keeping taxes as low as possible. This will be a thoughtful, deliberate process with many possible options and outcomes. No decisions have been made about the final course(s) of action: that will be determined by the process, which will include extensive public input. Grant money is currently available from New York State to conduct this process, which Cazenovia will be applying for. More information will be provided at upcoming meetings of the Village and Town. General information about the consolidation process (one possible outcome) can be found at:  http://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/lge/dissolution.html

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