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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Town Board Meetings for Monday, January 22, 2018....

A Special Town Board meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow evening, Monday, January 22, 2018 to be held in the lower level of Butler Hall (Rodger Reynolds Meeting Room-downstairs/back entrance) at 5 p.m.

The purpose of the Special Meeting is for the Town Board to:
  • authorize the bidding process (Bids – Request for Proposal) for an appraisal of a residence in regard to the FEMA Buy-out Program
  • address a Letter of Intent for a new town hall building
  • review and change the contract for All-American Fitness
  • discuss monetary donations in memory of the late Rye King

At 6:00 p.m. the Zoning Board of Appeals will meet in the lower level of Butler Hall (Rodger Reynolds Meeting Room-downstairs/back entrance) to hear applications for:
  • -The application of Mr. Frank Curriere, Jr., 210 Higby Road, Utica, New York (Town of New Hartford). Mr. Curriere’s fence has been placed forward of the front most point of home and in the public right-of-way. Therefore, the applicant is seeking two front yard Area Variances of approximately 56’+ and 40’+. Tax Map #329.020-7-72; Lot Size: 113’ x 174’ (corner lot); Zoning: Residential/Agricultural. (Postponed from the December 18, 2017 meeting to the January 22, 1018 meeting).
  • -The application of Mr. Zachary Burke, 22 Mayberry Place, New Hartford, New York. Mr. Burke is located in a Medium Density Residential zone, which prohibits the installation of a fence in a front yard. The applicant is seeking a 25’+ front yard Area Variance to place the fence in the front yard. Tax Map #329.013-1-74; Lot Size: 70’ x 175’; Zoning: Medium Density Residential.
The public is welcome to attend both meetings.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Town Supervisor Paul Miscione...

If you have listened to the recent videotapes I have posted, it is plain to see that our new town supervisor, Paul Miscione, has lofty goals; that's not necessarily a bad thing.

In fact, quite frankly, it's a positive change from the past two administrations.

Paul actually has a vision for our town and he is not afraid of putting a lot of time into making his vision a reality.

Clearly, some people are not going to be happy; that is always a reality because people often don't like change particularly if they perceive the change to affect them personally.

That's understandable, but change is often times needed to advance a goal. The "that's the way we have always done it" excuse can no longer be accepted in our town; our town needs to change how it does business for the good of everyone.

Paul is looking to bring financial stability to our town with open government and community involvement a priority.

Yes, Supervisor Miscione has some lofty goals to be sure, but he also has some hefty hurdles to overcome. Paul will soon find out that the learning curve of town government definitely has its ups and downs.

Some of his goals may not be obtainable; but some of his plans just might fact, in the end, I am betting on him to succeed if we all just give him a chance.

Here is the videotape of last night's town board meeting in its entirety:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Amended PILOT for Special Metals...


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing pursuant to Article 18-A of the New York State General Municipal Law, will be held by the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) on the 24th day of January 2018 at 9:00 a.m., local time, at Butler Hall, 48 Genesee Street, New Hartford, New York in connection with the following matters:

Special Metals Corporation, on behalf of itself and/or the principals of Special Metals Corporation, and/or an entity formed or to be formed on behalf of any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Company”) has applied to the Agency to enter into a transaction in which the Agency will assist in office renovations and upgrades within a complex of industrial buildings totaling 351,700± square feet in the aggregate (the “Improvements”), all situated on a 124.5± acre parcel of land located at 2317 Middle Settlement Road, Town of New Hartford, Oneida County, New York (the “Land”), and acquisition and installation of equipment in the Improvements (the “Equipment”), all to be used for the purpose of manufacturing nickel-based super alloys for both static and rotating aerospace and land-based gas turbine applications (the Land, the Improvements and the Equipment referred to collectively as the “Facility” and the renovation and equipping of the Improvements is referred to as the “Project”). The Facility will be initially operated and/or managed by the Company. [ read more]

According to the December 8, 2017 agenda of the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency:
Consider an amended inducement resolution relating to the Special Metals Corporation facility, amending the abatement of real property tax exemption and authorizing the Agency to conduct a new public hearing. The Company submitted a letter to the Agency requesting amended PILOT assistance, which is a deviation from the Agency’s Uniform Tax Exemption Policy.
This will not only affect the property taxes collected each year of the PILOT, but will also impact the sales tax revenue received from the county because the assessed value of property with a PILOT is excluded from the total assessed value of the town used to calculate the town's share of sales tax each quarter.

Interested persons should plan to attend the meeting on January 24th.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Town of New Hartford...

...January 3rd, first town board meeting of 2018 with Town Supervisor Paul Miscione.

Almost three hours of discussion and I am at a loss for words at the moment.

Below is the video of the meeting in its entirety; I suggest if you are interested in the direction of the town, you take the time to view it in its entirety.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Town of New Hartford Swearing In Ceremony January 1, 2018

Paul Miscione was sworn in as Town Supervisor at 12 noon on January 1, 2018 during a ceremony in the New Hartford Public Library.

Also taking the oath of office for another term were Councilman David Reynolds; Councilman James Messa; Town Highway Superintendent Richard Sherman; Town Clerk Gail Wolanin Young and Town Justice Kevin Copeland.

The first town board meeting of 2018 will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the lower level of Butler Hall.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Town of New Hartford Legal Notices...

in the December 21, 2017 Observer Dispatch:

To read both legal notices in their entirety, click here!

Also, effective December 31, 2017, there will be an opening for (1) board member to serve a 7-year term on the Town Planning Board. If you are interested in serving on this board, please send a letter of interest with resume to Town Supervisor Patrick M. Tyksinski, 48 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413 or by e‐mail at‐