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Odessa Newsletter: Spring-Summer '12
The following information is included in the Spring-Summer 2012 newsletter issued to Odessa residents by the Village of Odessa clerk's office.
Village of Odessa
Dept of Public Works:
Village Board Meeting:
The Village Board will be meeting at 6:30pm on the 3rd
Joint Village Study Completed!
If you would like a copy of the Action plan, there will be limited copies available in the Village office after 5/23/12.
LOOK FOR MAYOR PIERCE’S ARTICLES ON THE ODESSA FILE!
June is Village Tax Collection Month
Taxes are due no later than July 2nd to avoid penalties.
According to the Village of Odessa Zoning Ordinance 2002 Section 17.0:
A: Where the driveway meets the street, the hedge wall or planting shall not exceed 36 inches in height.
B: On a corner lot, no fence, wall, hedge or screen planting over 36 inches in height shall be constructed at the intersection of the two streets. In any use, the minimum clear vision distance shall be twenty-five feet from the edge of the pavement at the intersection.
If the hedges are not kept at the specified height, Code Enforcement will issue a warning and if work is not completed within specified time, the Village will trim hedges to required height and bill the land owner. (Local Law 3 of 2007 Administration and Enforcement of Code)
Building Permits in the Village Cost $1
Due to many changes to the NYS Building codes over the past couple of years, it is always better to contact Code Enforcement to see if a permit is required before starting work.
This helps protect you and will give your insurance company the documentation that is required to insure items such as heating devices are installed properly.
Thinking of installing a fence or planting bushes or trees near your lot line? Contact Code Enforcement to get the setback requirements within the Village.
VILLAGE OFFICE CLOSED
The Clerk’s office will be closed
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
The DPW asks that village residents place the branches parallel to the road and no limbs longer than six feet, so that they fit in the back of the truck.
The Village has Leaf bags available at the Village office.
Summer Reading Program (Tentative)
“Dream Big - READ”
Tues. July 10th at 1:45pm – Bedtime Visitors!
Wed. July 11th at 2pm -- Special program with Laurie’s Stories – Music and fun!
Tues. July 17 at 1:45pm – Nighttime Sky!
Tues. July 24 at 1:45pm -- Bats!
Weds. July 25 at 2pm -- Special Program with Cris Reidel
Native American Stories.
ODESSA SUMMER RECREATION
We have changed the program this year to include a full day each week in which the children will be able to go on a field trip with their counselors for the day, and the program will run from 10:30am-4:30pm. The field trips will need to be signed up for ahead of time due to bus accommodations. Each child will be required to bring a bag lunch. Detailed schedule below;
July 9-12: Mon-
Thursday 1:30pm to 4:30pm
LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION TO COME HOME FROM SCHOOL
NEWS FROM THE ODESSA RIDGE RUNNERS
The Odessa Fire Department has a new vehicle for fighting
fires in the woods, searches, ice rescues, off-road emergency services
and big events. It's a 2012 Polaris Ranger XP 800 with dual seats, power
steering, a 4500-pound winch, and various accessories. The $12,000 vehicle
was purchased from department accounts, and accessories from more than
$6,000 raised through a raffle. A transport trailer that will double for
donning ice-rescue gear and for rehab during hot brush fires was also
purchased -- from a firm in Georgia, where firefighters Andrew Yessman
and Mike Hines traveled to pick it up. It will also be used as a smoke
house to teach kids about fire safety.
VILLAGE ORDINANCE NO. 48
Summary: All dogs, while off the owner’s premises, are to be restrained by a leash or by accompaniment and control by the owner or other responsible person. The Schuyler County Sheriff’s department is authorized to seize and impound any dog not so restrained or controlled found off the owner’s premises. Every dog so seized shall be impounded at the Schuyler County Pound.
When walking your dog, please be considerate of your
Eagle Scout Project
Lee Sidle is a sixteen-year-old Boy Scout from Odessa’s Trooper 30 (Chartered by the Odessa Baptist Church). Sidle, a junior at OMCS, has proposed an Eagle Project for the benefit of our community. The Village owns a vacant lot to the right of the old (and now removed) MacDowell Street Pedestrian Bridge over Mill Creek. Lee has proposed as his project to install fencing along the ridge over the creek, some 30+ feet above the water. In addition he plans to plant barberry bushes on the back side of the fence (a thorny, aggressively growing shrub) to provide stability to combat erosion and to discourage anyone from trying to get over the fence.
The estimated cost of this project is around $1,500 for materials. Lee is seeking donations for his project, which he plans to complete (should funding come in) in the next few weeks.
GENERAL VILLAGE NEWS
Village Recyclable Pickup
Recyclables are picked up in the Village of Odessa on the second Monday of each month. This is done early in the morning. It is suggested that recyclables be put out on Sunday evenings.
The Village is now accepting used rechargeable batteries and cell phones at the Village office through the free service from call2recycle.org.
No Open Burning in the Village
OFFICE PHONE -- (607) 594-2100
VILLAGE DPW SUPERINTENDENT: Mark Candido
VILLAGE DPW MUNICIPAL WORKER: Josh Mikkelson
VILLAGE DPW CONTACT PHONE: (607) 229-4517
FIRE CHIEF: Michael Tomassi
EMERGENCY CALLS: 911
CODE ENFORCEMENT: Harold Russell
VILLAGE JUSTICE: Justice Ronald Goossen
VILLAGE ATTORNEY: Robert Halpin
TAX ASSESSOR: Dan Bizzell Real Property Ofc
Mayor: Keith T. Pierce -- Home (607) 592-7733
Deputy Mayor: Shawn Crane -- Home (607) 594-2536
Thoman -- Home (607) 594-3703
Clerk-Treasurer: Kristi A. Pierce -- Home (607) 592-4009
Village of Odessa
Village Wide Rummage Sale will be