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Planning Board Meeting Monday, 6 March 2017 - 7:30 pm                                             Town Board Meeting Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 5:00 pm                                              Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 7:30 pm                                 


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Meeting Agendas - click on "Meetings"

 

     

Open Fire Outdoor Burning Restriction

Remember that open fire outdoor burning in residential/resort districts is restricted from March 16th through May 14th.  This is a State regulation, violation of which can result in a fine.  There is also an outright ban on burning leaves and trash or garbage, at any time:  Violations can be reported by calling 911, for local Sheriff or State Police response.

  

  

Water Districts Nos.8 and 9

Some of the new income survey letters have been distributed to property owners in Water District No. 8.  These are households that did not return the survey forms or returned them with incomplete information.  The Town would appreciate assistance from residents in both districts, to get the remaining forms out (contact the Town Supervisor).  An income survey form is needed from each household in the district to determine qualification for funding assistance; the amount and terms of funding assistance.  This information is not returned to or reviewed by the Town, rather goes to the agency that compiles the information into data and forwards that data to the funding agency for its evaluation and determination. 

       

 

Trees, Shrubs and Plants - Wayne County Soil and Water Forever-Green-Sale

Trees are a particularly vital resource for a healthy environment.  For those interested, the following link will take you to the Wayne County Soil and Water Forever-Green-Sale.  http://www.waynecountynysoilandwater.org/forever-green-sale .

  

    

RGE Weather Preparedness Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Stay away from downed power lines.  Even lines that appear dead can be deadly. NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations; RG&E customers should call 1.800.743.1701.

 

RG&E  and NYSEG Prepared for Potential Storm

Company Encourages Customers to Closely Monitor the Forecast and Stay Safe

 

 

ROCHESTER, NY—January 23, 2017— NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID (NYSE: AGR),  are monitoring weather forecasts and have mobilized storm readiness teams in advance of a potential winter storm forecasted for New York State.

NYSEG’s and RG&E’s storm readiness teams have prepared crews and equipment to ensure that adequate resources are in place to restore any downed power lines and power interruptions in communities served by NYSEG and RG&E.

“We are always prepared to respond to power interruptions, but in a case like this our line crews, support personnel and call center are on heightened alert,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E.

NYSEG and RG&E encourage customers to sign up for Outage Alerts to receive updates throughout the day automatically by phone, text, or e-mail as the company updates the status of the restoration process in their area. Customers can sign up by visiting the NYSEG website at http://www.nyseg.com/YourAccount/AboutAlerts.html.

Customers can get the latest outage counts; outage locations by county, municipality and streets/roads; and estimated restoration times (as they are available) online:  http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/outageinformation.html  or  http://www.rge.com/Outages/outageinformation.html

Power Restoration Priorities
NYSEG’s and RG&E’s first priorities are to respond to known incidents of downed power lines to make the situations safe. (NYSEG customers are asked to call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed wires. RGE customers are asked to call 1.800.743.1701) Once this vital public safety work is complete, the company will:

  • Assess the damage to the electricity delivery system.

  • Develop a detailed restoration plan.

  • Make repairs as quickly as possible.

    Restoring Power Following Major Storms
    We first repair the backbone of the electricity system – transmission lines and substations – that bring electricity to the local distribution system that serves our customers. We then make any necessary repairs to the distribution system that includes the poles and power lines along streets and roads, focusing first on those circuits where we can restore power to the largest number of customers. As part of this process, we take into account the needs of hospitals, nursing homes, fire and police stations, as well as any other critical infrastructure. This is a time-proven process that ensures we safely restore service as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    NYSEG and RG&E offers the following reminders:

    During a Power Interruption

  • Contact neighbors to see if their power is off. A loss of power may be the result of a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

  • To report a power interruption, contact NYSEG at 1.800.572.1131 or RG&E at 1.800.743.1701. Our telephone systems let callers report the problem, help our crews respond quickly and efficiently, and provide customers with power interruption updates. Because many people may be trying to reach us during a power interruption, phone lines may be busy. Anyone who has access to a working computer or mobile device during a power interruption can also report the interruption online at nyseg.com or rge.com.

  • Listen to a battery-powered radio for weather and power restoration updates.

  • Turn off major appliances (electric water heaters, refrigerators and freezers) and sensitive electronic equipment (TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computers, audio equipment) to prevent overloading and possible damage when power is restored. Turning off this equipment may mean unplugging it, turning off a circuit breaker or removing a fuse for the circuit that provides power to this equipment. Leave one light switch “on” to know when power has been restored.

  • Don’t use a natural gas or propane range to heat your home.

  • Never use outdoor grills or stoves inside.

  • Keep refrigerators and freezers closed as much as possible. Most food will last 24 hours if you minimize the opening of refrigerator and freezer doors.

    After Power Is Restored

  •  If a basement or home was flooded, customers should have an electrician check the home and have a plumbing and heating contractor check natural gas appliances before contacting NYSEG or RG&E to have services turned on.

  • Turn on appliances and sensitive electronic equipment one at a time to avoid overloading circuits.

  • Replenish emergency supplies used during the storm.

  • Additional storm safety information is available at nyseg.com or rge.com (click on “Outage Central” and then on “Storm Safety”).

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Notice of Receipt of Tax Roll and Warrant

    

     TAKE NOTICE, that I, the undersigned Town Tax Collector, Town of Huron, County of Wayne and State of New York have duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes for the fiscal year.  I will receive the payment of taxes at Huron Town Hall, 10880 Lummisville Road, Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the months of January, February and March. 

     TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, taxes may be paid on or before February 6, 2017 without charge of interest..  On such taxes remaining unpaid after February 6, 2017 one percent will be added on February 7, 2017 and an additional one percent on March 7, 2017. 

     TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF LAW, THE TAX ROLL of the Town of Huron will be returned to the County Treasurer on the 1st day of April 2017.  

 

Warrant Date: December 31, 2016

  

Tammy Vezzose, Collector

    

    

Lake Ontario Plan 2014

It appears that all of the meetings, all the discussion over the past three years to make authorities aware of the ramifications for the south shore of the lake should Plan 2014 be adopted, were to no avail.  A letter received from the IJC indicates Plan 2014 has been adopted and will be implemented effective 1 January 2017.   For further information go to www.ijc.org

  

    

Wayne County Flu Clinics

Please click on "Public Notices" for information regarding flu shots and the schedule of the clinics in Wayne County.

  

    

2016 Assessment Roll

Notice of filing the completed Assessment Roll for the year 2016 pursueant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law has been given by the Huron Assessor, David Roach.  Inspection of a certified copy of the Assessment Roll at the Town Clerk's office was possible through October 1, 2016, but the information can still be viewed at the Wayne County web site using the link below.

  

http://web.co.wayne.ny.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/16Huron.pdf

    

  

Notice to Home Owners in Huron Sewer District No. 1 (Port Bay)

Letters regarding Huron Sewer District No. 1 have been mailed.  The return address on the mailing will read from MRB Group, and contains important information regarding the sewer construction project.  The mailing includes a letter from the Town detailing the process and the importance of the easement forms requiring your signature, which are enclosed. 

    

 

  

Legal Notice - Huron Annual Financial Report for 2015

The annual finacial report for 2015 for the Supervisor of the Town of Huron, Wayne County, New York has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk and is available for inspection during regular business hours.  This notice will appear in the Times of Wayne County for one week.

 

Signed:  Tammy Vezzonse, RMC

             Huron Town Clerk

        

  

Notice to Waterfront Property Owners

A reminder to all waterfront property owners in the Town of Huron:  Anything you plan to do today on or around your waterfront is most likely subject to oversight and regulatory authority which may involve the US Army Corps of Engineers, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation or other NYS Agency, or the Town of Huron Coastal Erosion or Dock and Mooring Laws.  To safeguard against the cost of having to remove or undo something for lack of proper permitting or adherence to existing regulations, we encourage you to first check with the Huron Building Department as to what may be required.  Too often contractors proceed with work without proper guidance or required permits, exposing the property owner to expense and frustration which could have been avoided.

  

    

Weather Station

You can now access a local weather monitoring station by clicking on "Weather Station" and the link provided. 

 

 

Area Code 315 New Dialing Procedures

Effective 12 March 2016, new dialing procedures went into effect for dialing within the 315 Area Code.  When dialing a number in the 315 Area Code you are encouraged to dial 315 followed by the number.  If you forget, your call will go through, but only until 10 February 2017.  Effective 11 February 2017 the new dialing procedures become mandatory.   This change has been made to accomodate an Area Code Overlay and introduction of the 680 Area Code for new customers in the same geographical area currently covered by 315.   Important to note that your current 315 service number will not change, however effective 11 February 2017 when dialing a number in the 315 / 680 area you must use the appropriate area code for the number you are trying to reach or your call will not go through.

 

 

Open Fire Outdoor Burning Restriction

Remember that open fire outdoor burning in residential/resort districts is restricted from March 16th through May 14th.  This is a State regulation, violation of which can result in a fine.  There is also an outright ban on burning leaves and trash or garbage, at any time:  Violations can be reported by calling 911, for local Sheriff or State Police response.

  

    

Restrictions On Use of Fertilizer

There are restrictions on the use of any fertilizer from 1 December through 1 April, according to law.  Other restrictions which apply to lawns and nonagricultural turf any time of the year are -

  • the use of any fertilizer within twenty (20) feet of water bodies (surface water) or on paved surfaces (exceptions exist regarding the distance from surface water - see the actual law);
  • the use of phosphorus fertilizer is prohibited except for new lawns or lawns when soil tests indicate the need for phosphorus.

     

 

Chimney Bluffs State Park 

According to information received from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, $5.00 per vehicle will be charged those visiting the Chimney Bluffs State Park from May 2nd through Columbus Day.  Should you have concerns regarding Chimney Bluffs State Park, you can reach Fred Bonn, Regional Director OPRHP Finger Lakes, at:

Land: 607 387-7041 Ext. 107 

Cell:  607 242-8220 

fred.bonn@parks.ny.gov 

   

    

Online Tax Payment

Payment of Huron property tax may now be transacted online. Clicking on "Online Tax Payment" from the menu on the left of your screen will take you directly to the appropriate link.  You may also access the link by clicking on "Links". 

     

    

Online College Information

For anyone interested in online colleges in New York, we have added a resource to the home page directory - click on "NYS Online College Information". 

  

  

Lake Ontario Water levels - IJC Plan 2014

The International Joint Commission has submitted IJC Plan 2014 to officials of the United States and Canadian governments for a determination.  There are three web sites you can visit for recent information regarding the issue:

  • To review the proposed plan go to http://www.ijc.org/en/Plan2014
  • For recent news and action of local governments in response to the proposed plan go to

               http://www.loranet.org/enews/leveler6.htm or

               http://www.saveoursodus.com/ .

  • You can express your opinion regarding the IJC Plan 2014 by contacting your representatives - the SOS site provides that contact information.  

  

    

Restrictions On Use of Fertilizer

There are restrictions on the use of any fertilizer from 1 December through 1 April, according to law.  Other restrictions which apply to lawns and nonagricultural turf any time of the year are -

  • the use of any fertilizer within twenty (20) feet of water bodies (surface water) or on paved surfaces (exceptions exist regarding the distance from surface water - see the actual law);
  • the use of phosphorus fertilizer is prohibited except for new lawns or lawns when soil tests indicate the need for phosphorus.

  

    

Town Boards - Regular Meetings

The scheduled meeting times of Huron Town Boards are:

Huron Planning Board - 7:30 pm first Monday

Huron Town Board - 5:00 pm first Tuesday

Huron Zoning Board of Appeals - 7:30 pm second Tuesday

Huron Town Board - 7:00 pm third Monday

the only exception to the foregoing occurs when a National Holiday falls on a meeting day. 

  

    

Town Master (Comprehensive) Plan

The Master Plan was adopted by the Town Board in the 17 December 2012 regular meeting.  Click on "Master Plan" in the menu to the left of your screen to view the document. 

    

 

Blue/Green Algae Sodus Bay Information

The Sodus Bay publication by the Save Our Sodus organization and blue/gree algae updates can be viewed by going to http://www.saveoursodus.com/

    

    

  

Dayton Mills School - circa 1817

Public Notice:  Standard Workday and Reporting Resolution

To review the Resolution, click on "Public Notice" in the menu on the left.  Click on the image to enlarge.


Lake Ontario Sunset Without Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines in the Great Lakes

While it cannot be said that the NYS Power Authority has abandoned their plan to place wind turbines off the shores of Lake Ontario, it appears that the momentum has stopped for the time being.

    

Huron Town Board Signs Resolution Opposing Off-shore Wind Farms  

The Town Board signed a Resolution opposing the development of off-shore wind farms - click on "news" to view the text of the resolution.

  

Plans for wind farms in the waters of Lake Ontario unveiled. 

Wind Farms, changing the view of Lake Ontario - click on "news" for details.

  

Amendment to Coastal Erosion Hazard Area Law becomes law:

Click on "news" and then click on the underlined heading.

  



Partial view of Town of Huron - Lake Ontario Coastal Area - Looking west toward the Great Sodus Bay. The entire northern boundary of the Town of Huron is Lake Ontario.
Partial View of Huron's Lake Ontario Coastline
This is a partial view of the coastline looking west toward the Great Sodus Bay. The photo below shows the entire coastline from a different vantage point. Photos courtesy of Andrew Zimmerman.

Official Notices/Advertisements - the Town of Huron uses the Times of Wayne County for all official notices and advertisements.   Public Notices are also published here - use the Public Notices navigation tool.

 

The latest News Captions - click on "News"

Coastal Erosion Hazard Area Law - approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation 


Introduction

The Town of Huron is beautifully situated.  Bordered by Lake Ontario on the north, the Great Sodus Bay on the west and Port Bay on the east, Huron remains a picturesque, rural setting with rolling hills, orchards, farmlands and vineyards blended with vast wooded areas.  A hunting and fishing paradise, a place where agriculture, resort and industry come together in harmony with its natural beauty.

We are in the process of developing this web page for the Town of Huron.  Please bear with us and watch it grow!


Town of Huron Embayments - Port Bay looking west to East Bay and further to the Great Sodus Bay
Town of Huron Embayments