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LAKE ONTARIO HOMEOWNER RECOVERY PROGRAM

Governor Cuomo Announces Eligibility Requirements for Lake Ontario Homeowner Recovery Program

For Immediate Release: 8/30/2019GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LAKE ONTARIO HOMEOWNER RECOVERY PROGRAM

Governor Has Allocated Up To $20 Million to Assist Homeowners Impacted by Record Breaking Flooding in 2019 Through the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence RiverFlood Relief and Recovery Program

Homeowner Application Process Will Begin on October 1

Complements Governor’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative to Strengthen Lake Ontario Waterfront Infrastructure and Enhance Regional Economies

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced eligibility requirements for the 2019 Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program that will assist homeowners directly impacted by this year’s record breaking Lake Ontario flooding. First announced by Governor Cuomo on August 7, 2019, the program will allocate up to $20 million to expand the home repair program assist homeowners affected by the flooding. The program, which is administered through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, will provide residents in the impacted eight-county region up to $50,000 in state funding to help offset damages to their primary residences. The homeowner application period will begin October 1 and will close October 31, 2019.

“Hundreds of homeowners and businesses experienced significant damage to their properties during this year’s record breaking flooding on Lake Ontario,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we continue to invest in strengthening infrastructure along the shoreline for the long term, we are also helping homeowners in the near term get the resources they need to make necessary repairs to their homes. This critical funding will help those homeowners devastated by flooding build back stronger than before.”

“Having seen the destruction firsthand during visits to impacted communities, I know how devastating Lake Ontario flooding has been for local residents,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul“With this funding, homeowners will be eligible to receive support from New York State to help build back better and stronger. Through our flood preparations, the REDI commission, and targeted investments, we are ready to assist and are committed to strengthening infrastructure along the Lake Ontario shoreline.”

The 2019 Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program complements the Governor’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI, through which the State is investing up to $300 million in projects identified by communities in partnership with a multi-agency State commission that will strengthen infrastructure along Lake Ontario’s shoreline while bolstering the region’s local economies in partnership with a commission of state agency leaders.

Applicants are eligible to receive funding for costs not covered by other sources, such as insurance, and include primary homeowners who reside in the eight counties associated with REDI – Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne – and meet the below criteria:

  • Homeowners who were impacted by flooding Jan. 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019 are entitled to apply for funding.
  • Applications received between October 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019.
  • Priority will be given to applications that address damage incurred to primary residences which sustained direct physical flood-related damage that threatens the safety of the home.
  • The Lake Ontario recovery initiative is focused on the resiliency of the shoreline as a whole, and applications that address stand-alone shoreline damage that threatens the safety of a primary residence will be reviewed after funding decisions have been made for projects proposed through the REDI process. In some cases, these regionally significant projects may provide protections for individual homes.

To sign up for updates and be notified when the application is available, visit HCR’s website.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas said, “The ability for residents to recover in the aftermath of a major flood is never easy and the cost to rebuild often makes a difficult situation even worse. Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the State is lending a helping hand to homeowners by reducing the financial burden that may be holding back their restoration efforts. HCR stands ready to lend its full support to these families as they work to repair their homes in the wake of this unprecedented flooding.”

Empire State Development Chairman and Co-Chair of the REDI Commission Howard Zemsky said, “Ensuring that residents throughout the affected regions can bounce back and rebuild their lives in the wake of the severe and historic flooding along the Lake Ontario Shoreline is a top priority of the REDI Commission. We will continue working to target specific needs and projects prioritized by local stakeholders, helping these communities to both recover and to become more resilient.”

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “Before, during, and after historic flooding hit Lake Ontario’s shoreline communities this year, Governor Cuomo has been on the ground, providing hands-on leadership to protect and support communities impacted by high water levels. The Governor’s commitment to help shoreline residents recover and rebuild has been unprecedented and unwavering. The funding announced today will help shoreline property owners become more resilient while providing these homeowners with the relief they desperately need.”

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

At a regular recessed meeting of the Town Board for the Town of Oswego held the 13th day of August, 2019 at the Oswego Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego, New York.

RESOLUTION/ORDER SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING

PERTAINING TO THE PROPOSED FORMATION OF THE LAKESHORE COMMERCIAL SEWER DISTRICT PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 12-A, SECTION 209-d OF THE TOWN LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

WHEREAS, the Town Board for the Town of Oswego, is considering the formation of a sewer district in the Town of Oswego to be known as the Lakeshore Commercial Sewer District to include Fred Haynes Boulevard corridor and County Route 89; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board believes it in the best interest of the residents within the proposed district of the Town to form said sewer district; and

WHEREAS, to further consider a proposed sewer district to be known as the Lakeshore Commercial Sewer District, and pursuant to Article 12-A of the Town Law of the State of New York, the Town Board directed Bernier, Carr & Associates, P.C. (BCA), of 327 Mullin Street, Watertown, New York 13601 to prepare a Map, Plan and Report of the proposed sewer district; and

WHEREAS, said Map, Plan and Report dated July, 2019, was filed with the Town Clerk for the Town of Oswego the 22nd day of July, 2019; and

WHEREAS, this Board has reviewed the Map, Plan and Report, and wishes to schedule a public hearing regarding the possible formation of a sewer improvement district to be known as the Lakeshore Commercial Sewer District pursuant to Article 12-A Section 209-d of the Town Law of the State of New York.

NOW, THEREFORE, on motion made and seconded, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

1.​That this Board will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 209-d of the Town Law of the State of New York on the 27th day of August, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7, Oswego New York to consider the formation of a sewer district to be known as the Lakeshore Commercial Sewer District, and directs that notice of same be given pursuant to law.

2.​That pertaining to the proposed sewer district, the Town Board does hereby find as follows:

a.​A description of the boundaries of the proposed sewer district is more particularly set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof.

b.​The improvements proposed would be as follows:

This project includes the construction of a combination gravity and low-pressure sewer mains and appurtenances along County Route 89, Fred Haynes Boulevard and NYS Route 104 in the Town of Oswego, Oswego County, New York.  These facilities would be constructed and maintained by the Town of Oswego.  

The proposed facilities will provide domestic service to 78 equivalent dwelling units (EDUs).

c.​That the maximum amount proposed to be expended for the improvement 

and formation of the district is Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00).

d.​The annual costs will be assessed against the properties within the Lakeshore Commercial Sewer District on a unit basis.

i.​Estimated Maximum Project Cost​​$2,000,000.00

ii.​Estimated Anticipated Funding​​$1,500,000.00

​30 years @ 3.25% interest

iii.​Secured Funding​​​​$   200,000.00

Number of EDUs:​Debt Service = 78

Estimated cost per EDU breakdown per year:

Debt Service ​​​$202

O&M​​​​$  53

City Sewer Transmission​$490

City Sewer Connection​$  95

Annual Short-Lived Asset​$    1

Estimated cost per EDU:​$841

e.​The Map, Plan and Report describing such improvements as prepared by BCA dated July, 2019 and filed in the Town Clerk’s Office of the Town of Oswego, is available for public inspection.

3.​That the Town Clerk of the Town of Oswego is hereby authorized and directed to publish a copy of this Resolution/Order in the Palladium Times, the official newspaper for the Town of Oswego, and to post a copy of same on the official bulletin board for the Town of Oswego in the time and manner required by law.

MOTION UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED by those members present:

Richard Kaulfuss, Supervisor​​AYE

Greg Herrmann, Councilor​​AYE

Margaret Mahaney, Councilor​​AYE

Richard Tesoriero, Councilor​​AYE

Victoria Mullen, Councilor​​AYE

August 13, 2019​​​​NIKKI FOWLER, Town Clerk

SCHEDULE A

ALL THAT TRACT or parcel of land situate in the Town of Oswego, County of Oswego, State of New York, and further described as follows:

BEGINNING at the intersection of the southerly shoreline of Lake Ontario and the most westerly corner of Tax Map Parcel Number 127.17-03-01;

THENCE in a generally northeasterly direction along the southerly shoreline of Lake Ontario as the shoreline winds and turns to the intersection of said shoreline and the northerly corner of Tax Map Parcel Number 127.18-01-01.04;

THENCE in a generally southerly direction along the most easterly property line of Tax Map Number 127.18-01-01 .04 to the intersection of said property line and the northerly margin of County Route 89 and the southeasterly property corner of Tax Map Parcel Number 127.18-01-01.04;

THENCE in a generally westerly direction along the northerly margin of County Route 89 and the southerly property line of Tax Map Parcel Number 127.18-1-01.04 to the intersection of the projected extension of the easterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 127.18-01-07 and the northerly margin of County Route 89;

THENCE in a generally southerly direction crossing County Route 89 to the northerly property corner of Tax Map Parcel Number 127.18-01-07;

THENCE in a generally southerly direction along the easterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 127.18- 01-07 to the most southeasterly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally westerly direction along the southerly property line of Tax Map Parcels 127.18-01 -07 and 127.18-01-04.01to the southwesterly corner of Tax Map Parcel 127.18-01-04.01;

THENCE in a generally westerly and southerly direction along the southerly and easterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 127.18-01-03to the most northeasterly corner of Tax Map Parcel 127.18-01-05;

Thence in a generally southerly direction along the easterly property line of Tax Map Parcel’s 127.18- 01-05 and 127.18-01-06 to the most southeasterly corner of Tax Map Parcel 127.18-01-06;

THENCE in a generally southerly, northeasterly and southerly direction along the northeasterly and easterly property lines of Tax Map Parcel 127.18-01-02 to the most southeasterly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally southerly direction crossing through Tax Map Parcel 127.18-02-01 to the most northeasterly property corner of Tax Map Parcel 145.10-02-02;

THENCE in a generally southwesterly direction along the northwesterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145.10-02-02 to the most westerly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally northwesterly direction along the northeasterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145.10-02-01 to the most northerly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally southwesterly direction along the northwesterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145.10-02-01 to the most westerly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally southeasterly direction along the southwesterly property line of Tax Parcel Number 145.10-02-01 to the intersection of the southwesterly property line of said parcel and the northwesterly Highway Limits of NYS Route 104;

THENCE in a generally southwesterly direction along the northwesterly Highway Limits of NYS Route 104 as the Highway Limits winds and turns crossing Fred Haynes Boulevard and continuing along the northwesterly Highway Limits to the most easterly corner of Tax Map Parcel 145.10-01-02;

THENCE in a generally northwesterly direction along the northeasterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145 .10-01-02 to the most northerly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally southwesterly direction along the northwesterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145.10-01-02 to the most westerly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally northwesterly direction along the northeasterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145.10-01-03 to the most northerly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally southwesterly direction along the northwesterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145.10-01-03 to the most northwesterly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally northerly direction along the easterly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145.10- 01-04 to the most northeasterly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally westerly direction along the northerly property lines of Tax Map Parcel’s 145.10-01-04 and 145.09-03-01 to the most northwesterly corner of Tax Map Parcel 145.09-03-01;

THENCE in a generally southerly direction along the westerly property lines of Tax Map Parcel’s 145.09-03-01 and 145.09-03-02 to the in intersection of said westerly property line and Tax Map Parcel 145.09-03-02 southerly property corner and the northwesterly highway limits of NYS Route 104;

THENCE in a generally southwesterly direction along the northwesterly highway limits of NYS Route 104 to the most southerly property corner of Tax Map Parcel 145.05-03-03;

THENCE in a generally northwesterly, northerly, northeasterly and northerly direction along the division line between Tax Map Parcel 145.09-02-05.1 on the west and Tax Map Parcel 145.05-03-03 on the east, to the most northeasterly corner of said Tax Map Parcel 145.09-02-05.1;

THENCE in a generally westerly direction along the northerly property line of Tax Map Parcel 145.09- 02-05.1 to the most northwesterly corner of said parcel;

THENCE in a generally northerly direction along the westerly property lines of Tax Map Parcel’s 145.05-03-03 and 127.17-03-01 and crossing County Route 89 to the point of beginning.

IT BEING the intent to describe the Town of Oswego Lakeshore Commercial Sewer District utilizing the Town of Oswego Tax Maps 127.17, 127.18, 145.05, 145.06, 145.09, and 145.10.

IT ALSO BEING the intent to describe the area shown on the map titled, District Formation Map, Town of Oswego Lakeshore Commercial Sewer District, prepared by Bernier Carr and Associates and dated November 9, 2018.

Road Work on Co. Rt. 20

The County Highway Dept. will be working at the bridge on Co Rt 20 between Co Rt 7 and Rathburn Road beginning next week.  The road will be closed to through traffic for @ 4-6weeks.  When complete, they will move to the bridge on Co Rt 20 between Rathburn and Ridge road, again, for @ 4-6 weeks.  
If you have any questions, the phone number for additional information is (315) 349-8331.

Hall Road Culvert Replacement

Hall Road, east of the Chapel Road intersection is currently closed. While this is an inconvenience to all, replacement cannot take place until all public utilities have ‘marked and cleared’ the dig site per Dig Safely NY. This is the law.

The Town is waiting for Frontier Communications to relocate a fiber optic line in the south side of the road, and a copper communication line running parallel to the culvert. Until this work is completed, and Frontier ‘clears’ the dig site, NO WORK can take place at this site.

Frontier Communication has made several trips to this location, planning their work. At this time, the Town has no knowledge of a completion date for Frontier. The Town Board has instructed their Attorney to contact Frontier Communications, stressing the importance of completing their work, so that the culvert can be replaced, and the road reopened.

Any new information will be passed on as we receive it.

Thompson Road Bridge Public Information Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thompson Road Bridge Public Information Meeting.

Oswego Town Hall, June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Richard Kaulfuss, Supervisor for the Town of Oswego has announced there will be a special public meeting to discuss the bridge on Thompson Road near the Fallbrook Lodge on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 pm.  This bridge was closed under a directive from the NYS Department of Transportation in the fall of 2018.  At this meeting, the engineer will be available to give an update on the status of the project. There will be a scheduled period for questions and answers.  If you have any questions before that, please call 315-343-2586.

New Phone Number for Town Hall

We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, the Town Hall, Maintenance Garage and Courthouse now have a new phone system.

The new system allows us to connect calls between sites, forward calls to cell phones and transfer calls internally between offices. And because we operate with mainly part-time staff, the new technology with an automated attendant allows us to be more accessible to you. But please bear with us as we learn the new features. We are still in a learning curve.

As well as a new system, the main number to the Town Hall has changed to 315-343-2586. From this main number you can access the Town Supervisor’s office, the Town Clerk, the Assessor’s office, the Code Enforcement Office and the Courthouse.

Recognition of our Local Highway Department

The Town of Oswego Highway Dept. along with the Town of Wheatfield was recently highlighted in the spring edition of “Nuggets and Nibbles”, Cornell Local Roads Programs quarterly newsletter.  Both departments were featured for their willingness to tackle large projects in their communities, and the success and savings they achieved. 

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