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UPDATE: The Town of Brutus will be closed to the public until Tuesday (4/21/2020) to take necessary precautionary measures in dealing with the CoronaVirus issue - as per NYS Government Guidelines. (Staff will  conduct business by mail, phone and email. There is a drop box located outside the Court Doors for any business related transactions to be made.)

UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM - UPDATED PROTOCOLS
PER A 3/15/2020 STATE OF NEW YORK UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM MEMO - ABSOLUTELY NO COURT MATTERS CAN BE ADDRESSED AT THIS TIME AND OFFICIALLY UNTIL 4/30/2020.

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION - CDC (CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL)

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION:

*WASH HANDS (Use soap & water X 20 seconds).

*USE ALCOHOL-BASED HAND SANITIZER.

*COUGH OR SNEEZE IN THE CROOK OF YOUR ELBOW (instead of into hand).

*AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE, EYES, NOSE, MOUTH

*AVOID SICK PEOPLE.  STAY HOME WHEN SICK.

*KEEP ENVIRONMENT CLEAN (wipe door handles, counters, work areas, phones, surfaces with clorox wipes).  The Coronavirus can live on surfaces x 9 days.  

 

SYMPTOMS:

COUGHING

SHORTNESS OF BREATH

RESPIRATORY ILLNESS

 

The virus is spread through droplets in the air.  A cough is a symptom of Coronavirus - droplets can get around the edges of masks.

TOWN OFFICE UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS
TOWN OFFICE UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS

2020 TOWN OF BRUTUS/VILLAGE OF WEEDSPORT EASTER EGG HUNT CANCELLED
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE, AND IN TAKING THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS/MEASURES TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY SAFE, THE 2020 TOWN OF BRUTUS/VILLAGE OF WEEDSPORT EASTER EGG HUNT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

BRUSH BURNING BAN IN NYS - MARCH 16 THROUGH MAY 14

DEC REMINDS RESIDENTS THAT WITH SPRING APPROACHING, CONDITIONS FOR WILDFIRES WILL BECOME HEIGHTENED. 

 

~RESIDENTIAL BRUSH BURNING IS PROHIBITED MARCH 16 THROUGH MAY 14 ACROSS NEW YORK STATE.~

 

•Even though portions of the state are covered in snow, warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise.  DEC posts a fire danger rating map and forecast daily during fire season on its website and on the NY Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App available on DEC's website (www.dec.ny.gov).

•Open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in New York State.  When temperatures are warmer and the past fall's debris, dead grass, and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily and be further fueled by winds and a lack of green vegetation.

 

♦VIOLATORS OF THE STATE'S OPEN BURNING REGULATION ARE SUBJECT TO BOTH CRIMINAL AND CIVIL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS, WITH A MINIMUM FINE OF $500 FOR A FIRST OFFENSE.

♦TO REPORT ENVIRONMENTAL LAW VIOLATIONS, CALL 1-800-TIPP DEC (#1-800-847-7332).

♦FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT DEC'S "LEARN BEFORE YOU BURN" WEBPAGE (www.dec.ny.gov). 

 


TOWN HIGHWAY GARAGE HOURS-2890 Towpath Rd (#315-834-9355)

MONDAYS/TUESDAYS/WEDNESDAYS/THURSDAYS 6am-4:30pm.  CLOSED FRIDAYS.

 

Town Highway Superintendent - Stephen Siracusa


TOWN OFFICE HOURS-9021 N Seneca St (#315-834-9398)

CLOSED MONDAYS.  TUESDAYS/WEDNESDAYS/THURSDAYS 7am-5pm; FRIDAYS 7am-3:30pm (closed for lunch noon-1pm, Fridays only).

 

Town Clerk - Angela Skellington

Deputy Clerk - Vicki Hickey

Deputy Clerk - Leicia Brown

Deputy Clerk - Karen Cronk


NO CODE ENF/ZONING OFFICER
THE CODE ENF/ZONING OFFICER WILL BE NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAYS: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11 DUE TO PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.  PLEASE UTILIZE THE CODE ENF/ZONING OFFICER EMAIL FOR ANY CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING TOWN CODE ENFORCEMENT MATTERS - ganeytj@aol.com. 

UTILITY SCAM INFO
2.24.2020 UTILITY COMPANIES (NYSEG AND/OR RG&E) ARE URGING CUSTOMERS TO BE VIGILANT OF SCAMMERS. NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION.

 

→Customers have reported calls threatening to cut service unless an immediate payment is made over the phone.

→In some cases, the caller seems to have specific knowledge about the customers they are calling and will provide a callback number that spoofs a recorded greeting like that of the companies' customer service line.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NYSEG AND RG&E PROVIDE NOTICE BEFORE TERMINATING A CUSTOMER'S SERVICE FOR NON-PAYMENT AND EMPLOYEES DO NOT PERFORM SHUT-OFFS DURING HOURS WHEN CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS ARE CLOSED.

 

RECENT REPORTS INDICATE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT INSIDE GAS METER INSPECTIONS TAKING PLACE BY NYSEG AND RG&E CONTRACTORS, SOME BAD ACTORS HAVE ATTEMPTED TO SCAM INDIVIDUALS BY GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR. 

 

CONTRACTORS WORKING FOR NYSEG AND RG&E WILL ALWAYS CARRY PROPER IDENTIFICATION AND CUSTOMERS WHO QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT THE VISIT IS LEGITIMATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL THE COMPANIES' CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER.

 

ANY CUSTOMER THAT IS UNCERTAIN SHOULD CALL NYSEG #1-800-572-1111 AND/OR RG&E #1-800-743-2110.  

 

SOME HELPFUL TIPS:

*NYSEG and/or RG&E accept a variety of payment methods.  COMPANIES NEVER DEMAND CUSTOMERS TO PURCHASE DEBIT CARDS (LIKE "GREEN DOT") TO MAKE PAYMENTS.

*If unsure of the identity of the caller, ask for the last five digits of the account. NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFO OR ACCOUNT INFO TO A CALLER. 

*NYSEG and/or RG&E employees/contractors carry company issued photo IDs with a unique employee number.  ASK FOR ID BEFORE PROVIDING PROVIDING PERSONAL OR ACCOUNT INFORMATION OR GRANTING ACCESS TO YOUR PROPERTY.

*Be suspicious of unexpected emails from NYSEG and/or RG&E, especially if you are not an e-Bill customer. THINK TWICE BEFORE CLICKING ON LINKS.  ACCESS INFORMATION THROUGH nyseg.com AND/OR rge.com.  

*When making a payment by phone, always use company phone numbers: NYSEG #1-800-600-2275 and/or RG&E #1-800-295-7323.

*Pay in person at an authorized payment agent (a Walmart location; a NYSEG and/or RG&E walk-in office location).  FOR A LISTING OF PAYMENT AGENTS, VISIT nyseg.com AND/OR rge.com


PUBLIC NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE

THE TOWN BOARD WOULD LIKE TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO TAKE PLACE ON E BRUTUS ST RD (STATE RTE 31B).  THE PROJECT SHOULD TAKE APPROXIMATELY 1 YR AND SHOULD BE STARTING IN THE SPRING OF 2021.

 

*This is a 3.9 mile project (to be completed by the Cayuga County Highway Dept) which will begin at the 4 corners in the Village of Weedsport and will continue to the Onondaga County Line (near the mobile home parks, in the Town of Brutus). 

 

*This Federal Aid Project involves pavement reconstruction (lanes, shoulders, driveway aprons, culvert replacement, sidewalk reconstruction, safety upgrades - guide railing and signage).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Carl Martel (#315.253.1513) or Todd Humphrey (#315.455.2000).


2018 Annual Water Quality Report

All Town of Brutus water districts (WD #2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9) receive water from Cayuga County Water & Sewer Authority (CCWSA) via the City of Auburn water system.  The water source is Owasco Lake.

 

•Water District #1 (Patel) and Water District #6 (Marshall) receive water from the Village of Weedsport (Owasco Lake).

•Water District #4 (Pierce Rd) is interconnected within Water Dist #2.

•The Eastern Brutus Consolidated Water District includes combined water districts #2 (East Brutus), #3 (Weller Rd), #7 (Thruway Area), #8 (Cottle Rd) and #9 (Jericho Rd).

 

ALL COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS HAVE REQUIRED TESTING AS PER NYS DEPT OF HEALTH - BUREAU OF WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.

 

Please refer to the information below.

2018 Eastern Brutus - Consolidated Water District - Water Testing Information

TAX INFORMATION SITES

"TAX GLANCE" SITES:

 

www.weedsport.org/ (SCHOOL TAXES) - IF ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING SCHOOL TAXES, PLEASE CONTACT STACIE MCNABB #315.834.6637. 

 

http://www.villageofweedsport.org/ (VILLAGE TAXES) - IF ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING VILLAGE TAXES, PLEASE CONTACT THE VILLAGE OFFICE #315.834.6634.

 

http://www.townofbrutus.org/ (TOWN & COUNTY TAXES) - IF ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING TOWN/COUNTY TAXES, PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWN OFFICE #315.834.9398 OR THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR #315.253.1211.

 

 

*Please utilize the above sites to obtain the appropriate tax information.

*Each of the above entities listed pays toward the on-line services made available for the public to access that information.