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    December 2018

  • December Meetings

    Board of Trustees meeting: Monday, December 17th, from 7:00 PM in Marcham Hall.


    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • Village Hall Closed Friday, December 14th 12:00pm-2:00pm
    Village Hall will be closed Friday, December 14th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm for the annual holiday party.
  • Short Term Rental Permits
    The Village of Cayuga Heights adopted Local Law 2018-1 for short term rentals within the Village which was effective as of February 9th, 2018. This law established Village regulations for the rental of dwellings for periods of twenty-eight (28) days or less. Short term rental permit renewals are due January 1st. Applications, sample logs, and fire safety checklists can be found on our website. Logs from guest stays must also be returned to the Village Clerks office either by email, mail or dropped off in person. As a reminder, anyone who plans to rent out their home, even if only for graduation weekend, must obtain a premit through the Village. Additional details can be found at http://www.cayuga-heights.ny.us/Code_Enforcement.html
  • Holiday Refuse and Recycling Schedule
    Village Hall will be closed Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas and again on Tuesday, January 1st for New Year's Day. Refuse pickups for both Tuesdays will take place on the following Wednesdays (December 26th and January 2nd). Refuse pickups scheduled for Thursday, December 27th and January 3rd will not be affected by the holidays. The recycling scheduled for Friday, January 4th will happen on Saturday, January 5th.
  • Water and Sewer Rate Changes
    Water and sewer rates are going up on January 1, 2019. The new rate will be $10.32 per 1,000 gallons, an increase of 3.2%. The minimum bill will be $51.60 a quarter.
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  • November 2018

     

  • Remembering Jack Rogers, Village Engineer
    John B ("Jack") Rogers III passed away on November 6, 2018 at age 94. From 1962 until 1994, in addition to appointment on the faculty of civil engineering department at Cornell University, he served as the superintendent of public works for the Village of Cayuga Heights.
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  • Monday Night is the Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    Click here to view the November 19th Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
  • Friendly Reminder: Water Bills are Due
    The third quarter period of August-October water bills are due no later than Tuesday November 20th. There is a secure dropbox located just outside the main entrance if you would like to drop off your payment after hours. If you have not received your water bill or have any questions, please contact our office at 607-257-1238 or Bolton Point at 607-277-0660.
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  • Election Day November 6th
    Polling site will be at Kendal at Ithaca (Ithaca 7) and the First Congregational Church (Ithaca 8 & 9). The General Election Polling Sites are open from 6am-9pm. Click here for the map.
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  • Free Gadabout Rides to the Polls on Election Day
    Gadabout is offering free rides to the polls on Election Day. Please call Gadabout by 4:30 on Friday November 2nd to reserve your ride. Please visit gadaboutbus.org for contact number and more information.
  • November Village Hall and Refuse Schedule for Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving
    The Village Hall will be closed on Monday, November 12th and Thursday, November 22nd in observance of Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. Recycling will be collected on the 24th instead of the 23rd.
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  • November Meetings
    Zoning Board Meeting on the topic of the Wastewater and Sewer Treatment Plant: Monday, November 5th from 7:00 PM in Marcham. Click here for the agenda.
    Public Works Committee Meeting on the topic of the Wastewater and Sewer Treatment Plant: Thursday November 1st at 1:00 PM in Marcham.
    Board of Trustees meeting: Monday, November 19th from 7:00 PM in Marcham Hall.
    Planning Board meeting: Monday, November 26th from 7:00 PM in Marcham Hall.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • October 2018

  • Tompkins County Long-Range Transportation Plan Update Initial Public Meeting
    The update for the 2040 long-range transportation plan is underway. Help to develop a common vision for the future of transportation in Tompkins County.
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  • Upcoming Ithaca City Cemetery Events
    On select Saturdays and Sundays this month, join the Historic Ithaca for guided history tours of the cemetery.On the lighter side, run--or walk--the Cemetery Sprint on Saturday, October 27--in costume, if you dare.
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  • Village Recognizes Fred Cowett for Outstanding Public Service
    Fred Cowett, Chair of Planning Board was recognized on October 9th for his dedication, commitment, and outstanding past and continuous public service.
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  • Harmful Algal Blooms on Cayuga Lake: October 4th
    The next algal bloom report is now available which will include the latest HABs updates for Cayuga Lake from CSI and DEC.  You will also find the season closing message from experts in the field. Click here to view the reportFor past reports click here.
  • Village Offices Closed Columbus Day
    Village Hall will be closed Monday, October 8th in observance of Columbus Day. The refuse schedule is not affected by this holiday.
  • October Meetings
    Board of Trustees meeting: Monday, October 15th from 7:00 PM in Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.
    Planning Board meeting: Monday, October 22nd from 7:00 PM in Marcham Hall.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • September 2018

  • Correction to the September 14th eNewsBlast
    The following correction has been made regarding the the September 17th Board of Trustees meeting: The meeting is on a Monday, NOT a Tuesday.
  • Changes to Material Accepted for Recycling in Tompkins County
    Changes to the recycling materials have led Tompkins County and its contracted vendor, Casella Recycling, to make adjustments in the county's recycling program.
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  • Village Hall Closed Labor Day
    Village Hall will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observance to Labor Day. Refuse schedule will not be affected.
  • September Meetings
    Public Works Committee Meeting on the topic of the Wastewater and Sewer Treatment Plant: Wednesday, September 5th from 9:00 AM in Marcham.
    Board of Trustees meeting: Tuesday, September 17th from 7:00 PM in Marcham Hall.
    Planning Board meeting: Monday, September 24th from 7:00 PM in Marcham Hall.
    Board of Trustees Special Meeting: Tuesday, September 25th from 9:00 AM at Marcham Hall regarding discussion of personnel matters.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • August 2018

  • Water Bills are Due
    The third quarter period of May - July water bills should have arrived in your mailbox and are due no later than Monday, August 20th. There is a secure drop box located just outside the main entrance if you would like to drop your payment off after hours. If you have not received your water bill or have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 607-257-1238 or Bolton Point at 607-277-0660.
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  • Harmful Algal Blooms on Cayuga Lake: Update 6
    Week of August 7th, 2018 Report
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  • August Meetings
    Special Board of Trustees meeting to discuss the funding for the TAP Grant Application: Thursday, August 2nd from 9:30 AM in Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.
    Public Works Committee Meeting on the topic of the Wastewater and Sewer Treatment Plant: Thursday, August 9th from 1:30 -2:30 PM in Marcham.
    Board of Trustees meeting: Tuesday, August 21st from 7:00 PM in the Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.
    Planning Board meeting: Monday, August 27th from 7:00 PM in Marcham Hall.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • July 2018

  • Harmful Algal Blooms on Cayuga Lake: Update 5
    Week of July 24th, 2018 Report
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  • Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Event!
    Are you or someone you know considering purchasing an electric vehicle? The electric vehicle ride and drive event at the Ithaca Mall on August 2nd, is the perfect place to compare available models, ask questions, and interact with local EV owners.
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  • Harmful Algal Blooms on Cayuga Lake: Update 4
    Week of July 24th, 2018 Report
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  • Dispose of your Recyclables Properly
    Please rinse your plastics well before putting them out for recycling.
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  • Harmful Algal Blooms on Cayuga Lake: Update 3
    Week of July 16th, 2018 Report
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  • The Parkway Road Closure
    The Parkway is being repaired this summer. The road will be closed to all traffic from Northway Rd to E Upland beginning Monday, July 16th. The tentative end date is Augus 17th.
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  • Updates to the STAR Exemption Forms
    State's Department of TAxation and Finance now require that separate forms must be filed by property owners seeking STAR, enhanced STAR, and low income senior STAR exemptions.
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  • Harmful Algal Blooms found on Cayuga Lake: Update 2
    Week of July 9th, 2018 Report
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  • EVTompkins Drive Electric
    Learn why this is a good time to own an electirc vehicle (EV) in New York State and how Tompkins County is transforming into an EV-Friendly environment.
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  • July 4th Village Offices Closed
    Village Hall will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. We will resume office hours on July 5th. Curbside Recycling will be collected on Saturday, July 7th. Your regular refuse collection and Friday's Brush pickup will not be affected by the holiday.
  • Harmful Algal Blooms on Cayuga Lake: Update 1
    Week of July 2nd, 2018 Report
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  • July Meetings
    Public Works Committee Meeting on the topic of the Wastewater and Sewer Treatment Plant: Thursday, July 5th from 1:30 -2:30 PM at Marcham.
    Board of Trustees meeting and Public Hearing regarding chickens: Monday, July 16th from 7:00 PM at Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.
    Planning Board meeting: Monday, July 23rd from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
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    June 2018

  • Summer Movie Nights
    The Cayuga Heights Fire Department will be hosting Summer Movie Nights every Wednesday at 7:00 starting June 27th. Hope to see you there!
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  • 2018-2019 Village Taxes
    The tax bills should have arrived in your mailbox and are due no later than July 2nd for on-time payments.  Taxes may now be payable online (service fee included) or by check.
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  • June Meetings
    Special Board of Trustees Meeting: Wednesday, June 6th from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.
    Public Works Committee Meeting on the topic of the Wastewater and Sewer Treatment Plant: Thursday, June 7th from 1:30 -2:30 PM at Marcham.
    Board of Trustees meeting: Monday, June 18th from 7:00 PM at Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.
    Planning Board meeting: Monday, June 25th from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • May 2018

  • Water Bills are Due
    The second quarter period of January - April water bills should have arrived in your mailbox and are due no later than Monday, August 21st. There is a secure drop box located just outside the main entrance if you would like to drop your payment off after hours. If you have not received your water bill or have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 607-257-1238 or Bolton Point at 607-277-0660.
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  • 2018-2019 New York Municipal Guide
    The 2018-2019 New York Municipal Guide is now available.  Visit http://www.ny-municipalities.com to be taken directly to the guide.
  • May Meetings
    Public Works Committee Meeting on the topic of the Wastewater and Sewer Treatment Plant: Thursday, May 9th from 1:30 -3:00 PM at Marcham.
    Board of Trustees special meeting: Tuesday, May 15th from 7:30 PM at the Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.
    Board of Trustees meeting: Monday, May 21st from 7:00 PM at Marcham. Click here for the agenda. There will be public hearings on the following topics:
    -Sewer Rate Increase
    -Bike Law
    -Modify mailing requirements for Zoning and Planning -Board notificaitons
    -Clarification of wording for 2-3 family dwelling units in the Zoning Law
    Planning Board meeting: Tuesday, May 29th from 7:00 PM at the Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • April 2018

  • Major Construction on N. Triphammer Road
    Plan your route and be prepared! North Triphammer Road will have delays between Sheraton Drive and Hanshaw Road starting Monday, April 30th. The tentative end date is set for May 17th.
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  • Spring Leaf Pickup
    Unlike the Fall, there is no spring leaf curbside pickup so please DO NOT rake leaves to the side of the curb.  Instead, leaves in containers (no plastic bags!) will be picked up during regular brush pick up.  The next brush pickup is scheduled for Friday, May 4th.  Please refer to our brush and leaf pickup rules and regulations on the household and yard refuse webpage for more information. 

  • Community Energy Conversations
    Wednesday, April 25th - Learn more about our local "Energy Smart Community", "The Grid" and why it matters, tips for energy efficiency that may lower your electric bill and reduce your carbon footprint, and what the new "Smart Meters" have to do with it.
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  • Historians' Perspectives: Bringing Forward Insights From the Past
    Join us Saturday, April 28th for a talk from municipal historians who will share perspectives on development in their communities.
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  • Charter Communication - Program Notification
    In an effort to keep subscribers in the community apprised of developments, Charter Communications has sent the folling update: Click here to view important programming notification.

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
    The annual Arbor Day tree planting ceremony will be held at Marcham Hall, April 13 at 10:00 AM. Our Village Forester Andre Bensadoun has obtained a special tree for this event. We will be planting an American [...]
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  • April Meetings
    Board of Trustees Annual Organizational Meeting: Monday, April 2nd from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.
    Zoning Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 3rd from 6:30 PM at the Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.
    Public Hearing for the FYE 2019 Budget followed by the Board of Trustees meeting: Monday, April 16th from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.
    Planning Board meeting: Monday, April 23rd from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • March 2018

  • Electric Charging Station Now at Marcham Hall
    On March 28th, the Village installed an electric car charging station at Marcham Hall (836 Hanshaw Rd) to promote benefits for driving an electric vehicle [...]
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  • Recycling Collection is Running As Normal- March 30
    Resident's with orange refuse schedule cards, please note the missing date for recycling. Recycling collection is still scheduled for Friday, March 30th. We apologize for confusion.

  • TCAT Installing New Signs
    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) started installing new bus signs on March 27th around the Village. To view the new signage locations, click here.
  • Short-Term Rental Application Process
    In February 2018, the Village Board of Trustees approved changes to the Village Local Law that allow short-term rentals for a period of fourteen days if the owner is not present and twenty-eight days if the owner is present[...]
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  • Meter Leak Detection with Bolton Point AMI Meters
    Bolton Point recently installed a new Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. The new AMI meters allow for increased meter reading accuracy, timely meter readings and an alert system for spikes in usage [...]
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  • Curbside Recycling Temporarily Suspended
    Due to heavy snowfall, curbside recycling pickup has been suspended for March 2nd. Uncollected recycling will be addressed on Saturday, March 3rd. Residents also have the choice of taking their recyclables to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center [...]
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  • 2018 Village Election
    The Village of Cayuga Heights Mayor and three candidates for Village Board seats are running unopposed in the March 20, 2018 election. The Village election [...]
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  • Is Your Sump Pump Illegal?
    Did you know that some sump pumps are illegal? Sump pump systems should direct sump water out of your home and onto your yard or into the main storm line, not into the sanitary sewer line [...]
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  • Arbor Day Foundation Names Village of Cayuga Heights Tree City USA
    Village of Cayuga Heights, NY, was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management [...]
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  • March Meetings
    Zoning Board Meeting: Monday, March 5th from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.
    Board of Trustee Meeting: Monday, March 19th from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.
    Planning Board Meeting: Monday, March 26th from 7:00 PM at Marcham Hall. Click here for the agenda.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
  • February 2018

  • New Zoning Law Passed
    During the Special Board of Trustees meeting held on February 6th, the revised Zoning Law draft was passed unanimously. [...]
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  • New Service Announcement: Online Payment Service
    In an effort to provide you with ease and flexibility for your water & sewer and tax payments, we have implemented an exciting new online payment service with Williamson Law Book [...]
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  • Water Bills are Due - New Billing Structure
    The Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission has voted to change the water billing structure, effective January 1, 2018.  This change will impact your quarterly water [...]
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  • February Meetings
    Zoning Board Meeting: Monday, February 5th CANCELED
    Special Board of Trustee Meeting: Tuesday, February 6th from 7:00 PM at the Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.
    Board of Trustee Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th from 7:00 PM at the Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.
    Planning Board Meeting: Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 PM at the Fire Station. Click here for the agenda.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.
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    January 2018

  • Charters Communication Notice
    January 11, 2018 Notice
  • Water Main Break on Triphammer Rd
    Jan 8 - A water main break on Triphammer Rd will will affect water usage for properties from Oak Hill to Jessup Rd. The water main should be fixed by the end of the day.
  • 01-16-2018 Zoning Law Revision Now Available
    Updated DRAFT of the proposed zoning laws are now availalbe. Please visit the Zoning Law Review web page for more information.
  • Village Hall Closed Martin Luther King Jr Day
    Village Hall will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.  Your refuse and recycling schedule will NOT be affected by the holiday.  
  • Holiday Tree Recycling
    Please have your Christmas trees and wreaths ready for recycling for Friday, January 5th's Brush pickup.  Please remove all decorations.
  • Village Hall Closed New Years Day
    Village Hall will be closed Monday, January 1st for New Years Day. Please keep in mind that the Friday, January 5th Recycling pickup day has been moved.  All recycling will be collected on Saturday, January 6th.
  • January Meetings
    Board of Trustee Meeting: Tuesday, January 16th at the Cayuga Heights Fire Station at 7:00 p.m. Click here for the agenda.

    All agenda's will be posted once available.

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