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Garden Club, DPW crews, decorate village for the season
The holiday season has arrived in Cazenovia and, and with it, the annual holiday decorating of the buildings and lampposts on Albany Street. Village Department of Public Works crews, members of the Cazenovia Garden Club and students from Cazenovia College spent hours last week hanging wreaths and garlands along the village’s main street.
Town of Fenner residents will see their town taxes increase 7 cents per every $1,000 of assessed value in 2016 according to the budget approved by the town board during its Nov. 12 meeting. This will be the first time town taxes have increased in approximately seven years, said Supervisor Dave Jones.
CPF Willow Basket vandalized
The giant willow basket in the willow patch off Mill Street was vandalized Sunday, Nov. 15, torn up off its foundation and tossed aside into the patch, as was a nearby wooden bench, likewise torn out of the ground and tossed aside. Cazenovia police have arrested a local 23-year-old Cazenovia man for the crime, but have no further details on the arrest at this time, said Cazenovia Police Chief Michael Hayes.
Five senior members of the Cazenovia High School boys lacrosse team last week announced their respective plans for where they plan to attend college and play college lacrosse. T.J. Connellan, Jake Lewis, Jake Stowell, Brenden Whalen and Derek White participated in a press conference, where they either made announcements or signed National Letters of Intent concerning their college plans.
Cazenovia High School seniors Olivia McEntee and Sophie Goris last Friday announced their respective plans for where they plan to attend college and play lacrosse.
Local World War II veterans Karl W. Monson, of Cazenovia, and Don Fida, of Syracuse, were honored Wednesday, Nov. 11, by their friends, family, fellow veterans and local congressmen during a Veterans Day ceremony at Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango. Monson, 97, received the World War II Victory Medal from Cazenovia area Congressman Richard Hanna, and Fida, 91, received a flag from the Seventh Infantry — his regiment during his service in World War II —from Syracuse Congressman John Katko.
The absentee ballots for the Fenner and Nelson elections have been counted, and the unofficial results, according to the board of elections, are that one race stayed the same while the other changed hands by only three votes.
The Creekside Park development project continues to move forward and, while the overall proposed picture of the site has not changed in recent months, there has been movement on a few fronts, Mayor Kurt Wheeler said during the Nov. 2 village board meeting.
Town board approves final 2016 town budget on 4-1 vote
Taxes for Cazenovia town residents outside the village will remain static in 2016 while townwide taxes (including the village) will decrease 3 percent under the 2016 budget the town board approved at its Nov. 2 meeting. The budget was approved on a vote of 4-1, with Councilor Tom Driscoll voting no due to his opposition to the included salary increase for the town supervisor position.
O'Sullivan wins county judgeship, Cazenovia area town board seats will get new occupants; Nelson election may not be over
It was nearly two hours after the polls closed Tuesday night before the unofficial elections results were posted online by the Madison County Board of Elections – and it was a night of surprising results.