Meeting Agendas - click on "Meetings"
Spring Clean-up - Saturday, 8 June 2013
The Spring Clean-up Day for residents of the Town of Huron will be held Saturday, June 8th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Town Highway Barn.
Dog Licensing Deadline - 30 June 2013
For detailed notice and more information click on "Public Notices" or click on "Laws" and refer to the Animal Control Law, Local Law No. 4 of 2012.
Notice of Public Hearing - Coastal Erosion Hazard Board of Review
A public hearing will be held by the Coastal Erosion Hazard Board of Review, at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, 28 May 2013, concerning a Coastal Erosion permit allowing installation of alternative septic systems allowed by the Town of Huron Septic Law, on properties on Crescent Beach. For official notice and details click on "Public Notices".
Port Bay Sewer Project
A meeting of the Town Boards of Huron and Wolcott, Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority and the MRB Engineering Group, will be held on May 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Huron Town Hall, 10880 Lummisville Road, Huron, New York to discuss information regarding a sewer project for Port Bay.
Planning Board - Public Information Meeting
A public information meeting will be held during the regular meeting of the Planning Board, Monday, 3 June 2013. Two issues will be open for discussion (1) at 7:45 pm - seasonal rental of residential structures and (2) at 8:10 pm - camping regulations, both involving proposed changes to the Town of Huron Zoning Law. Details and documents are published under "Public Notices".
2013 Tentative Assessment Roll
The Town of Huron 2013 Tentative Assessment Roll can be viewed by clicking on http://www.co.wayne.ny.us./ The County home page - click on Real Property Tax Services and then Assessment Roll - Huron is in the second column: or click on our "Links" and scroll down to Wayne County.
Huron Tentative Assessment Roll
A Notice of completion of Tentative Assessment Roll is published, advising the public of completion and filing of the Tentative Assessment Roll with hearing dates. Click on "Public Notices" for details.
Huron Assessment Board of Review
The Town of Huron is seeking someone to fill a vacancy on the Huron Assessment Board of Review - a five year term. Applicant must -
Application forms are available at the Town Clerk's Office, Huron Town Hall, 10880 Lummisville Road, Huron, or may be downloaded from this page - click on "Employment Application Form" in the drop down menu.
Mail to: Town of Huron, 10880 Lummisville Road, Wolcott, NY 14590
Drop off: Huron Town Hall, 10880 Lummisville Road, Huron
Town Board - Regular Meetings
Beginning with the month of April 2013, the scheduled meeting time of the Huron Town Board on the first Tuesday of the month will be 5:00 pm.:
the first Tuesday meeting will not be held in the month of November, otherwise the only exception to the foregoing occurs when a National Holiday falls on a meeting day.
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
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation passed a law regulating the use of fertilizer which was effective 1 January 2012. The following restrictions apply to lawns and nonagricultural turf -
Details of the 2010 Dishwasher Detergent and Nutrient Run-off law can currently be viewed at www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/67239.html.
Accounts Clerk Opening
The Town of Huron is seeking a qualified individual for a part time position of Accounts Clerk. The person will work under the direction of the Town Board. The requirements for the position are as follows:
Must be computer literate; Word, Excel etc..
Must have accounting experience.
Government (State, County or Town) accounting background preferred.
Payroll experience preferred.
Must be personable, people skills.
Must have organizational skills.
Application forms are available for download (see "Application Form" in the menu) or may be picked up at the Town Clerk's Office:
Hand delivery - Huron Town Clerk's office, 10880 Lummisville Road, Huron, NY
By mail - Town of Huron, 10880 Lummisville Road, Wolcott, NY 14590
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".
Zoning Law - Proposed Revision Concerning Rental of Property
The Planning Board has spent considerable time reviewing the Zoning Law regula-tion dealing with rental of property, based on concern expressed by residents that the exisiting language does not adequately deal with the issue. The proposed revision document (changes and added language) is attached to the Minutes of the 3 December 2012 Planning Board Meeting. The Planning Board will be scheduling a meeting in June of 2013, for public input before sending the proposed changes to the Town Board. If this is an issue that concerns you, we encourage you to review the document and participate in that meeting.
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.
Please click on "News" to view the Town Board's response to the proposed changes to Spiegel Drive, by the Wayne County Soil and Water District.
Huron Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan
To keep abreast of developments go to http://www.huronlwrp.com/ .
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/ .
Lake Ontario Water Levels - Bv7 Proposal
Letters of State officials, County and Town resolutions regarding the International Joint Commission's proposed Bv7 Plan for regulating Lake Ontario water levels can be viewed by clicking on the following link http://www.loranet.org/bv7resolutions.htm.
Lake Ontario Water levels
Reports on the International Joint Commission plan for controlling the water level of Lake Ontario can be viewed at http://www.loranet.org/enews/leveler6.htm . For past issues go to http://www.loranet.org/levelerarchive/pastissues .
Board Action - Lake Ontario Water Levels
The Town Board in its session Tuesday, 17 January 2012, passed a resolution accepting a letter addressed to the International Joint Commission regarding the Lake Ontario water level issue. It reads:
10 January 2012
Ms. Lana Pollock, Chair
International Joint Commission
2000 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Dear Ms. Pollock:
The International Joint Commission's proposed plan for controlling water levels of Lake Ontario is of great interest and concern to waterfront property owners in the Town of Huron. The Town of Huron is located in Wayne County. The northern border of the Town is the Lake Ontario shoreline - the west border is the Great Sodus Bay and the east border is Port Bay. East Bay is also located in the Town of Huron. Needless to say, in addition to commercial property development, most of the residential development in our Town is on or around the embayments.
We understand that there are many interests to be considered in this matter. Our concern, however, is lack of consideration of the riparian rights of waterfront property owners, and the absence of provisions to mitigate property damage likely to occur under the proposed plan. For this reason we oppose the plan as presented.
Frank Bevacqua graciously took time to tour our shoreline. He witnessed first hand the unprecedented amount of erosion caused by the high water level in 2011. We are concerned that the threat to the integrity of much of the land will increase by uncontrolled high water levels. The barrier bar of Sodus Bay and the east barrier bar of Port Bay are fragile to say the least.
Concerning the public meetings planned by the working group during the week of March 12th, 2012, many if not most of the waterfront property owners spend the winter months elsewhere. If you are interested in the concerns of those most directly affected, we respectfully request that these public meetings be postponed until June or later.
We otherwise thank you for your time and consideration of our comments.
Very truly yours,
Copy to: Mr. Frank Bevacqua
Water Hook-ups - Connecting to the Public Water Line
In those areas being serviced with public water through the newly formed Water Districts, residents should be careful when selecting a contractor to connect their home to the water line. Be sure the contractor has proper insurance. If you are dealing with someone you don't know, be aware of the averge cost of installation and be wary of a contractor willing to lower the price, just to get the business.
Open Fire Burning Regulations
Open fire burning is permitted from May 15th through March 15th: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has regulated what can be burned. This regulation applies to the Town of Huron. For a Q&A and complete information go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/ Information is available under the "Open Burning Law".
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
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