Sand Bags - Proper fill and Use
Click on this link for instruction of how to fill a sand bag and proper stacking.
Meeting Agendas - click on "Meetings"
High Water Alert
Sandbags are available for the asking at the Sodus Point Highway barn. Property owners on Crescent Beach are cautioned against filling bags with sand from the beach.
Crescent Beach Notices
We have added Crescent Beach Notices to the menu to keep your informed of developments there. Click on it for a recent notice from RG&E regarding the power outage.
State of Emergency Declaration
A State of emergency is hereby declared in the Town of Huron, NY effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 20, 2017.
This State of Emergency has been declared due to the high water level of Lake Ontario threatening homes and property.
This situation threatens the public safety.
This State of Emergency will remain in effect for thirty (30) days or until rescinded by a subsequent order.
As the Chief Executive of the Town of Huron, NY, I, Laure Crane, exercise the authority given me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of this Muonicipality.
I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the Town of Huron, NY to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.
/s/ Laurie Crane
Wayne County Sheriff State of Emergency Notice
Barry Virts, Wayne County Sheriff, has issued a State of Emergency All Bays and Harbors in Wayne County, effective 20 April 2017:
Wayne County Board of Supervisors Chairman Steven LeRoy and Sheriff Barry Virts, pursuant to Executive Law Article 2B, have declared a Special State of Emergency exists for all Wayne County bays and harbors; Sodus Bay, Port Bay, East Bay, Blind Sodus Bay, Pultneyville Harbor and Bear Creek Harbor in Wayne County, NY.
By Special order, effecgtive Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. motorized boat traffic must operate at IDLE SPEED ONLY CAUSING NO WAKE on the county's bays and harbors. The Wayne County bays and harbors are at higher than normal water levels. Lake Ontario and Wayne County bays and harbors are reported to be at or above flooding level (247.3 feet).
Although recent boat traffic on all the Wayne County bays and harbors has been minimal, increased boat traffic would create a hazardous situation, property damage and shoreline erosion.
Public safety concerns are floating debris and submerged obstructions usually visible, property damage and shore line erosion from high water level and motorized boat traffic wakes.
To locate the dates, places and times Rabies Clinics are available this year, click on "Rabies Clinics 2017" in the menu.
Public Hearing of Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2017 Remains Open
The public hearing of proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2017, amending the Town of Huron Zoning Law, adding or modifying provisions relating to Animal and Fowl Sheltering, Storage Structures, Scientific Stations, Clubs, Telecommunication Facililties and Farm Operations, remains open for the next Town Board meeting, April 17, 2017, allowing time for County review and comments. Some changes to the proposed wording in response to public comments are being considered by the Town Board for the final draft.
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 .
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.
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.
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 11 February 2017 new dialing procedures became mandatory.
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.
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 -
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
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".
Town Boards - Regular Meetings
The scheduled meeting times of Huron Town Boards are:
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.
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
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