The Lysander Town Board will hold a budget work session at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
The town of Lysander should be spending $1.1 million each year on road maintenance, according to town engineer Al Yager, but the Lysander Town Board is cutting maintenance and improvement spending by $75,000 next year.
Taxpayers in the town of Lysander could see their property taxes dip by 18 percent next year. According to the preliminary 2016 budget posted on the town’s website, comptroller David Rahrle planned to appropriate $215,000 of the town’s $1,690,000 fund balance to keep tax rates stable, but Supervisor John Salisbury said the board may use more of the town’s fund balance — its “rainy day fund” — to offset the tax levy.
For the fourth straight year, at the October session, my colleagues and I approved a fiscally prudent budget featuring reduced county property taxes. Over those same four years, we’ve decreased the property tax levy by $9 million dollars, maintained one of New York’s top bond ratings and have continuously invested in physical and economic infrastructure.
For last year’s midterm elections, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation found that just 36.3 percent of registered voters headed to the polls. That’s the lowest it’s been since World War II.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the National Honor Flight Network welcomed more than 75 World War II veterans who participated in Syracuse’s Honor Flight Mission No. 6 back from their trip to Washington, D.C., at Hancock International airport with a “heroes” celebration.
The incentive zoning application for the proposed 37-home Cabbage Patch development within the Whispering Oaks subdivision is still waiting to be reviewed by the Onondaga County Planning Board, Supervisor John Salisbury said Oct. 15.
Lysander Highway Superintendent Gene Dinsmore clashed with the town board over spending in the highway department during the board’s budget work session Oct. 15.
There are two unopposed races for the Onondaga County Legislature in the Baldwinsville area, Brian May is running for re-election to his seat for the First District, and Derek Shepard is running for re-election to his seat for the 13th District. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.
To the editor: To the voters of the town of Lysander: I am writing to you as the retiring supervisor of the town of Lysander. I am urging you to reelect Councilors Melinda Shimer and Andy Reeves. They have served the town with honesty and integrity for the last four years and have worked diligently with three changes in board members on issues and problems that we inherited from the previous administration.
There are three candidates for three open seats on the Van Buren Town Board and one candidate for town supervisor. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. To find out your polling place, visit ongov.net/elections.
The Baldwinsville Messenger is hosting a community forum for the candidates for Lysander Town Board and supervisor from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Baldwinsville Public Library.
There are four candidates for two open seats on the Lysander Town Board and one candidate for town supervisor. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. To find out your polling place, visit ongov.net/elections.
To the editor: In regards to the commemoration of the signing of the United States Constitution, one of the great documents ever written, on Sept. 17, 1787, I offer these thoughts.
To the editor: The North West Fire District (NWFD) Board of Commissioners would like to thank the residents of the district for coming out to vote on Sept. 22.