Village of
Oriskany Falls

Summer Newsletter July 2011


Summer Newsletter


12th Annual Fireworks Celebration


Robert Bowie and Thomas Kilts have been busy planning the 12th Annual Fireworks over the Falls Celebration! It is to be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011, from 4PM to 10PM.  Rain date is to be held on, Sunday, July 10.

Where is the event to be held? It will be at the Oriskany  Falls Fire House at 172-174 Madison Street.

Who is shooting off the fireworks? Majestic Fireworks of Clinton will be setting up early in the day to have a spectacular Fireworks Show for 10PM.

What can the family do at this event?

You can take your family out to eat  for under ten dollars. There will be a live performance from the band “Over Time” starting at 6PM.  Your children can run around and jump in a bounce castle, get their faces painted and win a gold fish at the gold fish game. Also, don’t forget the glow in the dark necklaces and bake sale items that are donated by local residents. The local Fire Departments will be competing for the best performance on firematics around 9AM, then throughout the day. 

You can help support this event buy purchasing a $10 raffle ticket. You will have two  chances to win $2,000, plus many more prizes! The raffle tickets and local support are what help to make this event happen.  The Fireworks Committee that plans this event is a  not for profit group. All money made pays for the event that takes place.

Volunteers are always needed to help in the food tent and selling raffle tickets! Contact Robert Bowie at 335-0341 if you would like to help  or just show up. See you there!!!!



July 5th Summer Recreation Program Begins

Summer Recreation is scheduled to start on Tuesday, July 5 and run through Thursday, August 5, from 9-2 Monday-Friday. Children who have completed kindergarten and not yet in seventh grade are eligible to participate at no cost. Y&R Director is Jacqueline Roys and Assistant Director is Alyssa Cresswell!

The Aid Program returning from last year is for teens from 7-12 grade.  They will be scheduled to work as program aides and then in turn will be included in field trips and swimming. A mandatory meeting will be held Thursday, June 30 at 2PM on the field to train any teens who might like to participate.  Participants will be going to Clinton Pool two days a week and attending the Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Many field trips and extras are planned for this year as well. Lunch will be provided by the Oneida County Food Program. Permission slips and medical forms may be picked up at the Village Hall or Library and returned the first day the child attends. Call 821-7275 or 843-8180 for more info.


Broad Street Update


The Village of Oriskany Falls hired D.H. Smith from Clayville as the Broad Street Storm Water Improvement Project Contractor.

Not only is the Village replacing Broad Street but Oneida County has hired the same contractor to replace the Sanger Hill Road Bridge. Both projects are scheduled to be completed by at lease October 2011. Residents of Broad Street should be advised that during the project if their mail does not get delivered, that they should go to the Oriskany Falls Post Office and see Mary Bellfield. During construction it may become difficult for mail to be delivered.

Some time during July the Sanger Hill Road Bridge will be removed and all access to Sanger Hill will be stopped. To get to Waterville there will be detours to Route 20, Camp Road  or Van Hyning Road. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Broad Street Storm Water Improvement Project please direct them to the Resident Project Representative George Sisley from Dodson & Associates. His field office is located next to Mario’s Pizzeria (in Mario’s plaza). Contact numbers for Mr. Sisley are (315) 821-6317 or (315) 941-8168. Please be patient, this project will take some time to complete. Normal work days for the contract will be Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 5:30PM.


Stone Church Update


Recap of the Stone Church progress: Last year the Stone Church Committee consisting of Marylyn Nassimos, Barbara Trendell  Catherine Cole  and Tom Farrow put on two events at the American Legion to raise funds needed to repair the roof.  Between both fund raisers and donations received they raised $2,497.50. 

The Village Board hired Harter Construction to repair the roof, just to get through winter and that cost $2,520. There were funds previously donated for the Stone Church, total remaining balance for the Stone Church Fund is $1,480.40.

Thoma Development Consultants were hired by the Village Board to prepare the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Grant for the Stone Church Restorations.  The deadline for that grant is September 2011.  Thoma Development Consultants wrote the grant for the Broad Street Project and helped the Village received $600,000. 

Hopes and dreams for the Stone Church, would be to have a Community Event Center.


Recycling Changes Take Effective July 5th


The Oneida County Herkimer Solid Waste Authority informed the Village Board at the end of May 2011 that, STARTING JULY 5, 2011 ALL RECYCLABLES MUST BE MIXED LOOSELY IN ONE CONTAINER.

This means that instead of putting your recyclables in separate garbage bags and then into recycling cans or bins, you will need to throw all of it together in your choice of cans without a bag and not separated. 

The garbage men will not pickup your recyclables if you put them in bags or tie anything together. They would get fined by the Solid Waste Authority if they did. 

Recycling Stickers for your designated recycling bucket are available at the Village Hall. Please remember Wednesday, July 6, 2011 when you put your recyclables out! NO BAGS