Road Construction

Center Street Crossing is now closed, while the rail road does repairs

Hooker Crossing will be closed as of September 27th, for railroad repair

Grinding and paving begins Monday, September 25th… this will affect  all of Albany Street, part of James Street, and part of Durkee

NOTICE FROM NEWTON WATER WORKS

On Wednesday, September 13th @ 12 pm, water will be shut off at the following locations for repairs:

  • Key Bank
  • All of Pine Street
  • and River Street #s 24, 26, & 25-27

Water will be turned back on as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause.

Thank you.

2017 NY State Comptroller Audit Results

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to assess controls over purchasing and credit cards for the period March 1, 2015 through April 13, 2017.

Background

The Village of Homer is located in the Town of Homer in Cortland County. The Village, which has a population of approximately 3,300, is governed by an elected five-member Board of Trustees. Budgeted appropriations for the 2017-18 fiscal year total approximately $3.9 million.

Key Findings

  • Board members and certain department heads told us that they were unaware of the requirement that purchases be approved by the Mayor and a Trustee, or by two Trustees, prior to the purchases being made.
  • The Board did not adopt a policy regarding the use of Village credit cards.

Key Recommendations

  • Distribute the procurement policy to all department heads and applicable staff to ensure they are aware of its requirements.
  • Adopt a credit card policy to establish controls and guidelines over the use of credit cards.

The full document can be found here:

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/villages/2017/homer.htm

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for Thursday, September 7, 2017

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

1. Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees called to order by Mayor Hal McCabe. Pledge of Allegiance to follow.

2. Approve Minutes
     August 9, 2017

3. Treasurer’s report:
• Financial Status of operating funds-Newton Water Works revenues and expenditures, General revenues and expenditures.

• Authorize payment of bills

4. Report of Offices and filing of written reports: Cemetery, Codes, Dogs, DPW, Fire Inspector, Fire Department, Police, Recreation, Water & Sewer.

5. Privilege of the Floor

6. Old Business

A. Town Hall/Village Move-In Update
B. Code issues
C. 23 South Main aka the pit

7. New Business

A. Plan First Contract for New Village Computers and Upgrades
B. School Resource Officer Agreement Approval
C. Clarification to Policy, Animal Removal (Village/Property Owner Responsibility)
D. Farmers Market

8. Attorney

9. Comments by Board Members

10. Executive Session

11. Adjournment

NOTICE FROM NEWTON WATER WORKS

In order to serve you better, the Newton Water Works will be updating several water meters within the Village of Homer. This process requires access to the meter that is located inside your house. Please be watching for a letter from Newton Water Works that will give directions on how to schedule a time convenient to you for our technicians to change out the meters. This will only affect a small number of Homer residences at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience that this might cause and thank you for your cooperation.

MEGA CCA Residential Electricity Program

The Village of Homer is working with MEGA to explore a new program called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). You and your neighbors increase your individual buying power through a group purchase of electricity.

As a participant in MEGA’s CCA you may:
-save money on your electric bill
-avoid sudden spikes in the price of your electricity
-stop energy telemarketers and door-to- door sales
-get access to renewable ‘green’ energy

Even after our community joins MEGA’s CCA you have the choice to opt-out and stay with the utility for electric supply.  There are also opportunities for customers to opt-in to the CCA Program.  While we do not know the exact price for electricity through the CCA, we will know the price before we  must decide if we will continue our participation in the CCA Program.

How does CCA work? Take a look at ‘MEGA’s CCA 101’ or review the FAQs.

To learn more please visit megacca.org and join us at a public education session at the Community Building: Wednesday, September 27 th 6-7:30pm. Feel free to bring your electric bill.

Questions can be directed to MEGA’s CCA team at megaCCAteam@energynext.com or 518.533.5399.

If you have questions specific to the Village of Homer you should contact Mayor Hal McCabe, the CCA Liaison, at mayormccabe@gmail.com or 607.749.3322.

MEGA, is a not-for- profit local development corporation who serves 35 counties and 240 other municipalities, school districts and small businesses across New York State.

 

 

NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF TAXES OF THE VILLAGE OF HOMER, NY

PUBLIC NOTICE
VILLAGE OF HOMER

NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF TAXES OF THE
VILLAGE OF HOMER, NY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, THAT I, the undersigned, Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Homer, New York, have received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and I will attend the Village Office, 53 South Main Street in said Village from March 1, 2017 to and including April 3, 2017, from the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, with the exception of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, during which time taxes may be paid without additional charge.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that pursuant to Real Property Tax Law § 1432, for all such taxes remaining unpaid after April 3, 2017, five percent interest (5%) will be added for the first month and an additional one percent (1%) for each month and fraction thereof, until paid.  Any taxes remaining unpaid after October 31, 2017 will be returned to the Cortland County Treasurer for collection and enforcement at the applicable rates.

DATED:  February 17, 2017

Kristin Rocco-Petrella
Clerk-Treasurer
Village of Homer

NOTICE OF FINANCIAL AUDIT

VILLAGE OF HOMER

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the fiscal affairs of the Village of Homer for the period beginning on March 1, 2015 and ending on February 29, 2016, have been examined by Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP, and that the management letter prepared in conjunction with the external audit by Insero & Co. has been filed in my office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons.

Pursuant to section thirty-five of the general municipal law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Homer may, in its discretion, prepare a written response to the report of external audit or management letter by Insero & Co. and file any such response in my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons not later than January 31, 2017.

Dated:  January 4, 2017

Kristin Rocco-Petrella
Clerk-Treasurer
Village of Homer

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TENTATIVE BUDGET

VILLAGE OF HOMER
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TENTATIVE BUDGET

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Village Law Section 5-508 (3), a Public Hearing will be held by the Village of Homer Board of Trustees on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village of Homer Community Building located at 45 South Main Street, Homer, New York, regarding the Tentative Budget for the Village of Homer for the year 2017/2018.  Copies of the Tentative Budget are available for review at the office of the Village Clerk, 53 South Main Street, Homer, New York, and may be inspected during normal office hours.

The Tentative Budget provides for the compensation of $3,366.00 to be paid to each member of the Board of Trustees (4), and compensation of $11,832.00 to be paid to the Mayor.

By order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Homer.

Dated:  December 26, 2016

Kristin Rocco-Petrella
Clerk-Treasurer
Village of Homer