Current Village Projects and Programs
Due to persistant drainage issues on upper Main Street, the Village is pursuing long-term solutions to drainage problems, and seeking funding through grants in order to best accomplish these long-term goals.
The equipment the Village is using for maintenance and snow removal is starting to age, and we are looking at the benefits and pricing of replacing this equipment with newer models.
Future Village of Remsen projects and programs
Seeking Grants and Funding
The Village is looking towards working with the Tug Hill Commission to help obtain grants to assist with community repairs and projects.
A project is being planned to plot storm drains, curb stops, and water shutoffs throughout the village. The resulting map would be available to the public.
Prior Village of Remsen projects and programs
Spring Street Cleanup:
Total Lawn Care has been hired to clean village streets of sand after the winter.
Drainage/ Storm Sewer repair:
The Village is currently working
on reparing several drains throughout Remsen to ensure safe water
flow/management in the event of heavy rains and spring melt off. It is
necessary to repair the drains before the Village begins to repave the
Water Filtration Back-up Operator Search:
The Village is in need of providing Gene Doerr with a back-up
operator, and we anticipate advertising for this job opening in the
Rural Water paper as well as the Rome Sentinel.
Water Meter Replacement:
The Village recently purchased ten new water meters that will be
installed on the exterior of homes and read remotely once a month. In
the next few years, the entire village will be converted to the new
meters, which will alleiviate inaccurate readings due to faulty or
Tree Stump Removal:
Please note that the Village will begin to remove the stumps of trees that were cut down this spring.
Trash Day Assistance Program:
Spring & Fall Trash Days assistance is available to village
residents that are unable to dispose of large items. Contact the
Village Offices for details or to sign up for assistance.
Summer Concert Series:
outdoor concert series is held at the Depot. Remsen community band
& local entertainers play various styles of music throughout the
summer. Residents bring their own folding chairs or find a seat on the
lawn to enjoy these free performances.
Digital Towpath Technology Program:
website is hosted by Digital Towpath e-government content management
system which provides local governments with an easy to use, cost
efficient tool, which they use to build full featured web sites The
Digital Towpath Project was recognized for its innovative approach to
increasing citizens' access to local government Winning a Best of NY
Award for an Application Serving the Public and a Best Practices Award
for Policy that recognized the collaborative effort that developed and
still sustains the Digital Towpath project.
The Joint Board:
organization serves our community by increasing communication between
all our local groups to better serve those who live here. One member of
each organization attends a quarterly meeting to discuss upcoming
projects, request assistance from other groups or coordinate volunteer
activities. The Joint board is represented by numerous groups which
include Village of Remsen, Town of Remsen, Remsen Central School, Remsen
Fire Department, VFW, RDC Remsen Depot, Remsen-Steuben Historical
Society, Barn Festival Committee, NOCCOG & members of the community.
NIMS (National Incident Management System) & Hazard Mitigation Plan: 2006
NIMS, the Hazard Mitigation Plan (all towns and villages in Oneida County) and all associated training has been completed and accepted by resolution, making the Village of Remsen eligible for FEMA funding and grants.
Village Beautification Project: 2006 House Painting Lottery
The home of Brad and Lisa Tyson on Main Street was painted by village board members, the home owner, friends & family, and local residents. The materials and funding were provided by private donations and the Neighborworks center provided the insurance coverage.
Water Improvement Study: 2005
Due to the poor water quality during the summer of 2005 the Village Board has authorized a water quality study by Dodson Engineering for the municipal water system. Any recommendations from this study will be implemented by seeking infrastructure improvement grants from NYS and the Federal Government.
Water Tank Replacement Grant (1st application): 2005
The current water tank located above Rt.12 is in poor condition. The Village applied for an improvement grant in 2005 to replace the existing tank with a new glass lined tank. We did not receive the grant in 2005 and will be resubmitting the grant application in 2006 showing increased need. If approved the new tank would be installed near the existing tank.