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FALL NEWS LETTER 2018

Oct 23, 2018

To All Village Residents,

As you may have heard, Mr. Jerry Seymour, resigned from his position of Mayor with the Village back in August. First and foremost, I want to thank Jerry for all the years he has dedicated to the Village. He put a great deal of time and effort into serving the community and we want to wish him nothing but the best of luck with his future endeavors.

The Village Board needed to appoint an interim mayor, whom will serve a short term between now and March of 2019, where a special election will be held. Then, the elected Mayor will carry out the remainder of Jerry’s term, expiring in March 2020.

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Taylor Sreca. In March of this year, I was elected onto the Board as a Trustee. I’ve lived in the Village for about 30 years, and hold it near and dear to my heart. I am very grateful for this opportunity and hope to do as great as past illustrious Mayors.

I want to briefly explain March’s election. The Mayor’s seat will be on the ballot as well as two Trustee seats. All three seats will be fulfilling terms of the previous elected. As previously stated, the Mayor position will be until March 2020, one Trustee’s seat until March 2020, and the other Trustee seat until March 2022. If you are interested, please stop by the Village Hall after January 2, 2019, and pick up a petition to get your name on the ballot.

Onto some business. As the leaves begin to change and seasons begin to shift, I would like to remind you of some key items:

•   Leaf pick-up will be done as needed until November 16th. The DPW, please asks you not to mix anything with the leaves as other debris can clog, and possibly break the leaf vacuum.
o   If you see leaves on the side of the road, please don’t drive through the piles.

•   Brush pick-up will continue until the weather changes and we prepare for snow and the winter.

•   December 1, 2018 begins no parking overnight on the roads. This is to help keep streets cleared, and to keep you and our DPW workers safe. Please abide by this law to ensure everyone’s safety and avoid possible accidents.
o   Tougher Penalties Help Protect Utility Workers: New York State has new laws in place to help better protect our field workers who face a number of challenges. Now, any action by a member of the public that prevents a utility worker from performing their job, or causes the worker physical injury, is considered a felony.

•   Garbage pick-up on weeks with a Holiday will be picked up on (please see the insert for further clarification):
o   Veterans Day Week: will be picked-up on its normal day
o   Thanksgiving Week: will be picked-up one day later, on Friday
o   Christmas Week: will be picked-up one day later, on Friday
o   New Year’s Week: will be picked-up one day later, on Friday
?   Furniture such as chairs, mattresses, couches, tables, and etc., will NOT be picked up, so please do NOT put it out to curb. Any type of household electronics such as TV’s, computers, vacuum cleaners, and etc., will NOT be picked up either. They are considered hazardous material. The DPW isn’t certified to pick them up, these are not our rules but the NYSDEC rules.

•   Village Board Meetings are on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please feel free to come. If you have an area of concern, please make sure we are aware of the topic prior to the meeting to add it to the agenda.

•   As a reminder, if you own a dog, the Village does have a leash law. Please keep them on a leash. Also, please be considerate of your community and neighbors. If your dog uses someone else’s lawn to “do their business,” you are responsible to clean up after them. The Village also has a public nuisance code regarding consistent barking, please be considerate of your neighbors.

This Saturday, October 27, the Village Library and the Fire Department have teamed up with hosting a Halloween Party for the kids, located at the Fire Department. The party will begin at 6pm and there will be treats and games for the kids. We hope to see you there.

Thank you to Austin Drake for his help over the summer with the DPW and keeping the Village looking nice. A thank you to all those who helped with another summer’s success at the Park Program.

A very special thank you to those hard working and dedicated Police Officers and Volunteer Fire Fighters and First Responders who always help with any call inside or outside of the Village. They put their own lives on the line to help protect and save ours.

Again, thank you to Jerry, for all the time and effort he dedicated to the Village over the years. We wish him the best. Always feel free to reach out to myself, or any Board members if you have any concerns, questions, ideas, or ways to improve our community.


Respectfully yours,
Taylor Sreca

© 2018 Village of Vernon
8 Ruth Street
PO Box 1137
Vernon, NY 13476