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Supervisor

Gary Holcomb
Phone - 607-648-4800 x113
email - supervisor@townoffenton.com

A message from
 
Gary J. Holcomb
Town Supervisor

 


I would like to remind you that our Town meetings are going  as usual. We are still limiting in person attendance but if you want to attend or would like to participate via ZOOM or by phone, please contact the Town Clerk's office for information on how to join us. 

I will once again give you a snapshot of the COVID situation. Our case numbers remain at the highest levels at about 140 new cases in the county per day. As of this writing, in the Town of Fenton we have had a total of 305 cases and we have 30 active cases. It’s good to see front line workers and elderly getting the first available vaccines. As more vaccines become available, more appointments and sites will be coming on line. Please be patient and continue to use safe practices.

By now you have seen your tax bills and most of us saw a slight decrease in our Town portion. The Town was able to hold our tax levy to the same amount as last year. The Town’s year end financials came out better than expected and we were not required to go into our reserves as expected.

Having said that the State will be taking a significant amount of sales tax from Broome County for a Distressed Provider Assistance Account. This will be taken throughout 2021 and into 2022. It will definitely impact our revenues,since sales tax is the main revenue source in the Town. We will need to watch the impact of this on our revenues in the coming months.

We have three new ordinances that we have been working on. They include a weight limit restriction on all Residential B zoned neighborhoods meant to limit travel of Tractor -trailers in these areas; allowing replacement of existing structures that may be destroyed or damaged and may have previously been in violation of full set back requirements without requiring a Board of Appeals area variance; and a mobile food vending ordinance to establish permitting and site requirements for mobile food vending carts or trucks in the Town.

Your input on these is welcome. I especially would like to hear from Res B residents concerning the weight limit ordinance. Please give me a call or email outlining your thoughts or questions about any of these.

I guess we are officially in the middle of Winter. I hope, if you are a winter person, you can get out and enjoy it.
For the rest of us, Spring will be here soon!

Stay safe and well,

Gary

1/26/2021