Village of
Oriskany Falls

Summer Newsletter- July 2017


Summer Newsletter

July 2017


Village Hall

 185 North Main Street, PO Box 669, Oriskany Falls, NY 13425

315-821-7275 Fax 315-821-6590




Summer Recreation Program


The 2017 Summer Youth and Recreation Program will begin Monday, July 10th. The program runs for 5 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 2PM at the Maple Ave Park. The program ends Friday, August 11.


All children that live in the Village of Oriskany Falls and Town of Augusta that have completed Kindergarten and up to Sixth Grade are welcome to join the program.

On rainy days the program will move to the Fire House Pavilion for activities. There will be a message board up at the Maple Ave Pavilion to notify the parents as to the children's whereabouts.


The Village will again be participating in the BOCES Free Lunch Program. So you do not need to bring a lunch for any child that attends.


The Director for the Summer Y&R Program is Wendy Looman and the Assistant Director is Jane Gray. They are working hard to provide a fun filled five week program.


Applications are available now at the Village Hall and Library. You may also sign your child up anytime during the program.  Please hand in your paperwork to the Director and/or Assistant Director on the first day that your child attends the program.


Stone Church Update….


Through the hard work of the Stone Church Restoration Committee, they have secured funding for twelve stained glass windows to be repaired. Of those twelve windows, eight of them have already been restored! The side of the building facing the Library has all new stained glass windows and plexy glass to save the precious window from any mishaps. Not only is the committee securing funding from interested individuals to restore a window, but they are actively cleaning the building! If you would like to help with preserving our historic building and/ or if you would like a contract to restore a window please either stop at the Village Hall or call Marylyn (315) 404-3142 or Bobbie (315) 269-4099. They are also looking to restore the front doors!!!  Thank you for your interest in the beautification of the Village! A Fundraising Chicken BBQ is coming in August, look for pre-sale tickets!



New Main Street


The Village of Oriskany Falls purchased several new items for Main Street through the N.Y. Main Street Grant. These items are 7 benches, 10 planters, 4 garbage cans, 2 bike racks, 1 pedestrian cross walk sign and 1 message board. We are still waiting on a few of the benches and planters to be delivered.


The message board is placed in front of the Village Hall. This board will be updated periodically with important information pertaining to the Village. Check it out!


Fireworks Over Oriskany Falls


The 18th Annual Fireworks Over Oriskany Falls was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The grand prize winner was Allen Crossway of Waterville. Thank you to all that volunteered!


Bounce House to Rent


Bounce Castle and Slide Combo is available to rent through the summer. Call the Village Hall today to reserve your spot! Rental is $150 plus security deposit and certificate of Ins.


The Village Hall Office Hours

 changed for the summer


Please notice that starting Tuesday, May 30th the Village Hall will be open from 7:30AM to 4PM Monday through Thursday and then we will be open 7:30AM to 1:30PM on Fridays, until September 1st.


If at any time you stop at the Village Hall to pay a bill and the office is closed, please put your payments in the drop box located to the left of the front door. This is a secured drop box that is accessible with a key from the inside.


Codes Officer News


A couple items from the Codes Department about your Safety and property responsibilities;


304.3 Premises Identification. All Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches.  This is a safety item that many Village residents forget about, you are required to have your house identified with your number that allows the Fire Department, Police and Ambulance to find your house quickly in the event of an emergency where seconds count.

915.1 Carbon Monoxide Alarm.  A Carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed in the following locations:  1. within each dwelling unit on any story having a sleeping area.  2. on any story of a dwelling unit where fuel-fired appliances and equipment, solid fuel-burning appliances and equipment, fireplaces, or attached garages are located.

302.4 Weeds. All premises and immediate exterior property shall be maintained free from grass, weeds or plant growth in excess of 10 inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs.  If you fail to maintain your lawn the Village will have the lawn mowed and the property owner will be assessed the cost.

308.1.6.3 Sky Lanterns. A person shall not release or cause to be released an untethered sky lantern. (Also, known as Chinese Lanterns)


Gary Schreppel, Village of Oriskany Falls Codes Officer


Apply to the Housing Rehab Grant!!!!


The  2016 CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Grant is underway! This is the Village of Oriskany Falls second Housing Rehabilitating Grant in over three years. The last grant helped to rehabilitate 14 homes in the Village. Applications are available now; pick yours up at the Village Hall. Don’t wait; you could be a recipient of up to $26,000 to help with home renovations!


Project work can include; windows & doors, siding, electric, insulation, interior carpentry & exterior, flooring, heating, masonry, plumbing, painting, chimney repairs, a chair lift for stairs and roofing, just to name a few!


If you apply to this grant it will cost you ZERO DOLLARS. You do however have to provide an application, along with required documentation and you must file a 5-year lien with the County. This means you must live in your rehabilitated home for five years or you will have to pay back the funds to the Village. The amount depreciates over the years.


Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Please stop at the Village Hall to pick up your packets today. If you have any questions please call Thoma Development directly at 607-753-1433. They are administering our grant and they are very helpful.