Village of
Oriskany Falls

July 1, 2013 Summer Newsletter


July 1, 2013 Summer Newsletter


Village of Oriskany Falls

"In The Valley"

Incorporated 1888


13TH Annual Fireworks over Oriskany Falls


Saturday June 29, 2013

Activities start at 4Pm and continue throughout the day

Fireworks Show start at 10PM


Special points of interest:

· We are on the web, go to to view Public Notices, Newsletters, Minutes and many more articles!

· Email the Village Clerk at

· Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM

·  If the Office is closed and you need help please call 335-0129



Stone Church Update


In October 2011, the Village applied for an Environmental Protection Funding Grant, through the Historic Preservation for the Stone Church Rehabilitation Project. We were not approved because there wasn’t enough money to fund all the requested projects in the State.

The Village applied a second time in July 2012 to the same grant, with a 50/50 match. We found out in January 2013 that we were awarded $69,160 for the rehabilitation of the roof, windows and some masonry work. The total project is to cost $138,320.

In May 2013, the Village Board hired Architect Crawford & Stearns from Syracuse to prepare the drawings of the replacement of the roof, etc.

The Stone Church Committee is working on a window restoration project. Any interested person may purchase a window and restore it with their family name on a plaque underneath the window. The current names on the windows will remain.  Contact the Committee if you are interested.

Fund Raisers for the summer - Duck Race over the Falls during the Fireworks Celebration, a Chicken BBQ in August with Raffles of a TV/Blue Ray Player, with other local raffles. The Committee is looking into other fund raising opportunities! Stay tuned…...


Inflatable Bounce House Available to Rent


The Village of Oriskany Falls, C.W. Clark Memorial Library and the Pride in the Community Committee purchased 20’ x 15’ x 14”’ Bounce House with a slide combo last year.  We were tired of spending money every year to rent an inflatable for the Summer Recreation Program, Library Carnival and the Fireworks over Oriskany Falls. The Village is willing to rent this Bounce House Slide Combo to Village Residents for $150 with a $100 security deposit and proof of liability insurance.  Contracts are available at the Village Hall. While we are interested in renting this bounce house to residents of Oriskany Falls, please note that if the Summer Y&R Program, Library and/or Pride in the Community Committee has an event scheduled and would like to use the bounce house, they have first dibs. Check with the Village Hall for availability.

Summer Recreation Program


The 2013 Summer Recreation Program is scheduled for Monday, July 8  through Friday, August 9, from 9-2 Monday-Friday. Y&R Director is Jacqueline Roys and Assistant Director is Shelby Henty.

Signups started June 20th at the Library, any person who has not signed up may pick up a packet from the Village Hall, Library or receive the packet at the Maple Ave Field on July 8, 2013.

This program will take place at the Spooner Field/Maple Ave Park where there is a covered pavilion, restrooms, playground, ball field and refrigerator. All attending must bring a bagged lunch.

Children who have completed kindergarten and not yet in seventh grade are eligible to participate. Activities are based on this age group. Participants will be going to Clinton Pool two days a week and attending the Library’s Summer Reading Program, plus much more.

Please have your child attend in comfortable shoes and “play” clothes. We will be offering sports, games, messy crafts, walking around town and on hot days there will be a sprinkler, water balloons and squirt guns!

Rain Days: If it is raining at 9AM please drop your children off at the Library on North Main Street.

It is important that communication stays open between participants, parents and staff. Please call me at 269-5479 or home # 843-8180 with any concerns. See you soon!


Teen Summer Program


Returning!!! Since there was a good turnout last year with the Teen Summer Program, the Village of Oriskany Falls will be putting it on again! Tuesdays 7PM-9PM and Thursdays 2PM-4PM at the Maple Ave Field starting July 9th through August 8.

Last year there was bowling, softball, water games, DJ Dance, and were included on swimming mornings with the regular summer recreation program. This year there will be some activities planned along with some “hanging out” at the Maple Ave Park. Lastly they will be able to attend the end of the Summer Y&R Program field trip to Sylvan Beach with the rest of the children. Please complete permissions slips.

For more information call Director Jacqueline Roys at 269-5479 or home # 843-8180.


DPW News


Another busy summer….Last summer the Village of Oriskany Falls Department of Public Works replaced 1,600ft of water line on Jasek Road.  This summer plans are in the works to replace 600 feet of water line on Sanger Hill Road just outside the Village limits. They have plans of replacing sidewalks on Cooper Street, which may not happen until late summer early fall.  Along with general Village maintenance.

The Superintendent would like to remind residents if they are putting green waste out to the curb for pickup, that they put it out in 4ft sections. Green waste pickup is Friday morning and usually one person picks it up.

Home owners are responsible to mow the grass between the sidewalk and road.  While taking care of the grass, please weed eat around the fire hydrants in front of your home.  When mowing, please do not blow grass into the road, it plugs the storm drains.

Any questions call the DPW or Village Clerk!  Have a wonderful summer.


Moving Forward with CDBG Grants


In June all single family home owners received letters asking for their input on whether they were interested in the Village pursuing an application to New York State for funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. If successful, the grant could be used to fund housing rehabilitation for substandard properties in the Village of Oriskany Falls.  The properties must be occupied by low to moderate income property owners.

Also, business owners on Main Street received letters asking for their input on whether the Village should pursue New York State for funding under the NY Main Street program.  If successful, the grant would be used to fund building renovations to commercial and mixed used buildings in the downtown area of the Village. The grant funds could be used to fund up to 75% of the cost of renovations.

Since there was so much interest from the community the Board of Trustees has decided to follow through with both of these grants. You will be receiving surveys that will need to be filled out and returned as soon as possible. We need 25% of surveys to be returned in order to move forward with this grant. Inspectors will access the homes of all interested individuals.  The Village will incur the cost of the surveys, grant writing and inspections needed.


July through September Library Programs


July 2013- Closed July 4 & 5

July 8—Beth Tegart, Storyteller,  10 AM

July 9 , 16,  23,  30      Craft Time      2:30 – 5:00, all ages

July 11, 18,  25,           Young Adult Group    5:30 – 7:30      Ages 11 & up

July 10, 17,  24, 31 Kids Club

2:30 – 5:00      Ages 5 – 11

July 11,  18,  25           Movie Matinee                        3:30 – 5:30

July 12,  19,  26           Story time        ages Birth to 5

July 15,  22 , 29           Reading Hour    all ages     10 – 11:30

July 17                         Bubble Man 10:30

July 12 & 26    Girls Book Club          ages 7 – 11      2:30 – 4:30

July 16 Library Board Meeting

July 17 Adult Scrapbooking 9 – 5

July 18 Deb Carpal  - the DeClutter Coach 6:30 pm , Back to School Decluttering and more,  books available


August 2          CARNIVAL   11 – 4    Chicken BBQ after

August 6,  13 , 20 , 27 Craft Time      2:30 – 5:00all ages

August 8, 15 , 22,  29  Young Adult Group 5:30 – 7:30 Ages 11 & up

August  7, 14,  21,  28  Kids Club  2:30 – 5:00           Ages 5 – 11

August 1,  8 , 15,  22,  29        Movie Matinee     2:30 – 5:30

August 9,  16,  23, 30  Story time       ages Birth to 5

August 5,  12,  19,  26  Reading Hour    all ages     10 – 11:30

August 9 – 16 – 30  Girls Book Club ages      7 – 11            2:30 – 4:30

August 20        Library Board Meeting

August 14        Adult Scrapbooking     9 – 5

September 2013- Closed September 2nd   Labor Day

September 3 , 10, 17, 24         Craft Time      3:30 – 5:00      all ages

September 5,  12 , 19 , 25 Young Adult Group 5:30 – 7:30   Ages 11 & up

September 4, 11,  18, 25         Kids Club  3:30 – 5:00 Ages 5 – 11

September 12              Family Movie Night  5:30 – 7:30

September 26             Family Game Night  5:30 – 7:30

September 11, 18, 25    Story Hour    ages     Birth to 5 10 – 11:30

September 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Early Literacy Group  ages 3 & 4           9:30 – 11:30

September 13 – 27  Girls Book Club ages 7 – 11    3:30 – 4:30

September 17  Library Board Meeting

September 28  Adult Scrapbooking 9 – 5

Is there something you would like offer at the Library this summer?  – call or leave Sue a note. Things I am working on; A circus-need to find one,  A safe driving class-probably in October, First aid & CPR classes-probably in November,  Adult knitting/crochet group-someone needed to help others learn?!?

Check with the Library for hours of events, some may be different!


Saturday, July 13, 2013 At 9AM

The Village of Oriskany Falls Board of Trustees would like to encourage the residents of Oriskany Falls to help clean up the banks of Oriskany Creek on Madison Street, from Division Street to the corner of South Main.  We would like to remove any dead trees and pick up garbage and debris. Please help in cleaning up your Village. Meet in Covidien Parking Lot on Madison Street at 9AM.  Lunch will be provided, bring water to drink. Hope to see you there!


Volunteer Fire Department


New Members Needed/College Tuition Assistance Available:

The Fire Department and Ambulance Corps continue to seek new members interested in becoming firefighters and/or emergency medical technicians.

Through a grant program, college tuition assistance for a variety of programs may be available for people who join the fire department and wish to further their education at a local community college.

Please do not hesitate to contact one of the Fire Chiefs or Ambulance Officers if you have any questions or concerns.

You can reach Chief Drew Ecker at 725-4532 or Deputy Chief Russ Petrie at 794-5813.

Please support your local fire department and emergency services.

Stop by the firehouse and check us out any Monday night.


The Village of Oriskany Falls Board of Trustee Monthly Meeting are scheduled for the third Monday of each month at 6:30PM. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The public portion of the meeting is held in the beginning of the meeting and each person with a question, comment or problem must limit their discussions.


Mayor John P. Misiaszek, III


Thomas Kilts, Deputy Mayor

Robert Friers

Brian Bell

Colin Idzi

Clerk/Treasurer Amber Bell

Deputy Village Clerk Susan Stolarcyk

Superintendent of Streets and Water Robert Bowie

Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Robert Galinski

Codes Enforcement Officer Robert Cowles, Jr.

Full Time Laborer Matthew Bowie

Part Time Laborer Robert Bassett