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The Village of Vernon

May 25, 2012

Dear Residents

Hope this letter finds you all well. Spring is finally here, which means construction time and we are doing our share. We have sanitary sewer rehabilitation, storm sewer, and water and roadway improvements on the Black Tract, Curtis, Van Epps, Front and Verona Streets. Please be patient with the contractors and your village employees. Spring cleanup is well under way so please help our D.P.W. by keeping green waste separated.
When mowing your lawn please keep grass clippings out of the street as it clogs storm sewers. Garbage goes out no earlier than 4p.m. the night before and cans are to be picked up by 7p.m. the day it’s picked up. These are both village ordinances so please obey them.
Village speed limit is 30 M.P.H. (20 in school zone) and we have had several concerns on our side streets about speeding. We have many young families in the village with many children playing outside in the nice weather, so please slow down and keep them safe!
The summer park program will get started on Monday July 9th through August 17th.It will be held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9A.M. at the village park. This year we are lucky enough to have Jessica Planck as our park program director for the summer. She is a teacher in the Madison Central School system. She is also the past mayor Violet Trosts’ granddaughter.
Look for an upgrade in the village website. It will be more interactive with the ability to get information out quicker and get your feedback directly to the website. You will be able to sign up and get emails from us with announcements of upcoming events, minutes from meetings, newsletters and even emergency notifications. (Boil water or snowstorm parking restrictions etc.) We are very excited about this and will actually save a few bucks!
There are many events going on in and around the village starting with the Memorial Day parade, Kids day celebration. The (BRRUUUUCE!) Springstein Concert and of course our 2nd annual Fall Festival.
The 2012 budget is in place. With some hard work and a few necessary cuts there will be no tax increase. We also held the line on water and sewer, with no rate increase for either. (Outside water users got a small increase). That was with a 14% increase from Oneida with whom we purchase our water from. We were able to do this thanks to the savings due to our water project.
Our Volunteer Fire Dept. is looking for some dedicated individuals for recruits. If you are interested in becoming a member of the best department around see the flyer enclosed.
With Memorial Day around please take time to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for this great country so we all can truly be free. Have a safe and awesome summer!!!!May 2012
Village of Vernon Newsletter

The Village Clerks Office is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 1 pm or by appointment. Any announcements regarding legal notices and new briefs with Village affairs (board meeting date-time changes, flushing water lines, and changing garbage pickup days) are published in the Oneida Daily Dispatch, and posted on our website villageofvernonny.org.

Village of Vernon Board meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 pm, everyone is welcome to attend.

Taxes will be sent out June 1st. Taxes are accepted without a penalty through July 1, 2012. If you have not received your bill, notify the Clerk’s Office at 829-2777 between 9am-1pm Monday – Friday.

Village Court Clerk office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and is now located at the Village Hall. Court is held at 1:00pm the 2nd Friday of the month at the Town office Building.

Recyclables must be placed in a separate recycle bin which when opened does not hide its contents. Garbage or recycling containers that are larger than 32 gallons will not be picked up. Please make sure that garbage and recycling are placed in 10-32 gallon containers, garbage weighs less than 40 pounds and recycling weighs less than 20 pounds. Garbage containers must not be placed by the curb before 4 pm on the day prior to collection and all containers must be removed by 7 pm the day of collection. Garbage and Recyclables collection is on Thursday. Both items should be at the curb by 7 am, as the hauler will pass each street only once. The bags are not to exceed 35 pounds.

Thursday July 5th will be changed to Tuesday July 3rd
Thursday November 22 will be changed to Tuesday November 20th

All calls regarding non-emergency should be directed to 829-2550. If you have an emergency you should dial 911


Due to new DEC Regulations we need to separate waste as follows:
·   Brush separated by itself
·   Grass clippings and garden waste can be put together
·   We can no longer except landscaping lumber

There are two separate piles labeled as follows:
·   Brush
·   Grass Clippings and Garden Waste

Brush may be dropped off at the Sewer Plant, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm. Please remember to mow the grass near the curb with your discharge chute pointed away from the street. Every year we ask for your co-operation to help us conserve your tax dollars by preventing the clogging of our storm sewers with grass. It may seem inconsequential, but there is a village ordinance prohibiting the placement of clippings in the street.

Just a reminder that there is a Leash Law in the Village. The Village law states that no dog shall be at large in the village at anytime. They can only be loose on their own property under supervision by the owner of the dog.

Anyone owning a dog that defecates or soils any common public property or private property without the permission of the owner shall immediately remove all deposited waste.

Please remember that garage and yard sales require a permit. These are available from the Village Clerk at no charge.

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PO Box 1137
Vernon, NY 13476