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5 days ago

Village of Homer, NY

This is big news for the Village of Homer and for the region.The Center for the Arts of Homer will be expanding its offerings through a partnership with the Village of Homer and the Homer Landmark Society to save “The Church on the Green” (a former, historic Episcopal Church that is no longer active located on the Village of Homer’s Village Green).

The space will be available for weddings and private events, lectures, concerts, meetings and more with three distinct spaces available.

The Center for the Arts is celebrating this partnership and preservation effort with an inaugural performance by The Center Wassailers on Sunday, December 16th at 7pm. This performance will highlight the talents of community members while showcasing an historic former church being repurposed into a community center.

The Center Wassailers are a spirited group of community members who have prepared a holiday concert program, rehearsing the program over the past four months. This event is free to attend (donations at the door will be split between the Center for the Arts and the restoration fund for the former church) and all ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be available.

Center Wassailers Holiday Choral Concert
Sunday, December 16
7:00pm
The Little White Church and Community Center
Homer Village Green
64 S. Main St.
Homer, NY
(Next door to Homer Elementary School)
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I was talking to Martin Sweeney about what this church could become a couple years ago. I'm glad it has been resurrected <3

That's MY Episcopal church, always has been and always will be!!! It might go by another name, but it is still a church to me, and my home!!

Winter Wallop

Recently, we announced the return of a Sidewalk Snow Removal Service throughout the Village. Beginning with established school routes, then Main Street and on to other residential areas. This week’s Winter Storm Avery, however, came upon us much sooner than we could adequately implement our program. We anticipate being fully operational by 12/1/18. Our Ventrac Tractor with multi-use snowblower, blade and salt spreader should be ideally suited for Sidewalk Snow Removal duty.
Keep an eye out for the DPW Snow Removal Machine! Be safe and warm this snowy season.

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Yes, it will include the houses on 281. Anything within the Village will be taken care of.... once the machine gets here and set up!

What about the liability if someone slips and falls?: Still resides with the homeowner. Now each of us tax payers are on the hook if they sue?: No. Are we gonna be paying overtime for this service?: No. And will the public areas be cleared prior too??: Which public areas specifically? I’m not bitching I’m just wondering why this decision was made when it seemed it was never a problem prior.: It is a service many villages provide to their residents and used to be provided here. It dramatically helps out the elderly who have to hire people to clear their walks. Who now pays for the damage done to the sidewalks from large tractor damage and or salt erosion on the concrete? : The Homeowner. Homeowners are welcome to opt out of the service, just call the village office and you will be put on the list of people not to plow. Will the village police be on trash can and sidewalk snow patrol now?: Trash cans are a code enforcement issue. I think I would have rather seen the village put effort into a much better repair to the railroad track crossing on Cayuga street by Cortland St. : We are not allowed to work on railroad crossings, the railroad has to do those, we plead with them but they move glacially.

Will this include the houses on 281?

Will this include the 281 corridor from high school to Hudson St Ext? No late bus for these students, they have to walk home, in the street if not plowed.

What about the liability if someone slips and falls? Now each of us tax payers are on the hook if they sue? Are we gonna be paying overtime for this service? And will the public areas be cleared prior too?? I’m not bitching I’m just wondering why this decision was made when it seemed it was never a problem prior. Or if it was the homeowner was held accountable. Who now pays for the damage done to the sidewalks from large tractor damage and or salt erosion on the concrete? Will the village police be on trash can and sidewalk snow patrol now? That seems like a long Wed/Thurs shift for them. I think I would have rather seen the village put effort into a much better repair to the railroad track crossing on Cayuga street by Cortland St. I sincerely hope the village snow removal works out for all parties but as u might tell I’m skeptical. On the other side our Mayor has implemented more positive projects than the previous of 15yrs. So thanks Hal.

Carol Tracy

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4 weeks ago

Village of Homer, NY

Very Important!A reminder that there is no parking from 2am to 6am on any village street or municipal parking lot. This is to allow for easier and safer movement of snow by the village highway department. Vehicles in violation are subject to ticketing and if they are presenting a traffic hazard they will be towed. If you need parking permission please contact the police department directly at 607-749-2022.

Also with plowable snow in the forecast we remind you that snow is not to be shoveled, blown or plowed into the roadways. This is a violation of NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law and large amounts of ice and snow in the road are a hazard to motor vehicles.
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why year round?

Live in Town Hall! Our monthly Village board meeting. youtu.be/bdQPYgrL2P8youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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