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Public Hearing

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

 

 

March 5, 2017

 

There will be a Public Hearing on March 14, 2017 at 7PM at the Camillus Town Hall to consider a zone change for a proposed development off Scenic Drive.

The proposed plan calls for a 118 lot subdivision located off Scenic Drive between Raspberry Lane and Greencastle St. in Annesgrove. The only entry and exit from the development would be off Scenic.  There would be no connections to other streets.

The plan calls for the subdivision to be completed in four sections. Section one would consist of 40 lots for the first phase, 22 lots in the second phase.  Sections 2, 3 & 4 would require the building of a new water tower.  The water tower would be paid by the residents of the new development.

The plan involves two parcels which the developer has asked to have a zone change. The first 47 acre parcel is currently R2 (residential).  The change would be to R3 (residential).  The second 114 acre parcel is R1.  This would be changed to R3.  The zone change would more easily allow more lots.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at ehammerle315@gmail.com or (315)672-5155.

 

Regards,

Eric Hammerle

February 2017 updates

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Bicentennial Park Grant – The Town of Camillus will be receiving grant funding in the amount of $50,000 from Onondaga County – Community Development Grant fund. The funding will go to enhance and improve the Bicentennial Park Playground, which is located in front of the Town Hall on W. Genesee Street.

Township Five – Township 5 will add three new tenants over the next month as the office, residential and shopping center continues building out in Camillus. Petco, a national pet store chain, is scheduled to open its 13,000 square-foot store next to the Movie Tavern later this month or early in March. The Vine & Barrel, a locally owned wine and spirit retailer, is scheduled to open March 8. Teriyaki Madness, a chain that has been called the Chipotle of Japanese food, is scheduled to open March 18. And the Which Craft Bottle Shop may open at the end of March or early April. The Township 5 building boom continues in the spring. Construction begins in early to mid-April on a new 5,000 square-foot medical building and the 90-room Tru Hilton hotel.

Clogged Sewers – What Not to Flush – If you’re wondering what you should and shouldn’t flush, here’s a good rule of thumb: Only flush human excrement. When you use the toilet to dispose of things that should go in the trash, you risk clogging your home’s sewer pipes and our sewer lines in the street. In severe cases, clogs can cause sewer back-ups in your home or overflows in the street. It’s important to remember that whatever goes down the toilet can potentially impact the water environment, so if in doubt, trash it! The two biggest causes of sewer clogs are “flushable” wipes and fats, oil and grease (FOG). Unlike toilet paper, which breaks down quickly in water, wet wipes remain intact and tangle into massive clogs that jam pumps and block pipes. Even those labeled “flushable” should not be flushed. Grease cools as it travels through pipes. Over time, the accumulation of grease can block pipes, and other fatty substances contribute to clogs, so dispose of all fats, oils, and grease in the trash, not down the drain. Wastewater treatment plants aren’t designed to remove pharmaceuticals. Help keep these compounds out of the water environment by disposing of old medications in the trash, but be sure to take precautions recommended by the FDA.

Do Not Flush


Wipes (even those labeled “flushable”)

o Anything made of plastic

o Aquarium gravel or cat litter

o Cigarette butts

o Disposable toilet brushes

o Grease or oil

o Medications

o Paper towels, rags, and disposable dust towels

o Tampons and sanitary napkins

January 2017 Updates

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Recycling Schedule – Dependable Disposal Recycle Schedule is now posted online at:  http://dependable-disposal.com/camillus-info. You can type in your address for your address specific schedule. If you do not have access to a computer you can call Dependable directly and they will gladly send you a copy.  Their number is 315-472-7455.

The Camillus Housing Authority has an opening. Any interested applicant can forward a resume and cover letter to the Town Hall

The Town of Camillus Housing Authority is a Public Authority of the State of New York created by the State Legislature as Chapter 615 Section 1 of the Laws of 1982. It was codified as Title 159 Section 564 of the Public Housing Law of the State of New York.

The Town of Camillus Housing Authority was created, at the request of the Camillus Town Board, with a mandate to provide, or assist in providing, quality housing for low to moderate income seniors, families and the disabled in the Town of Camillus. The Housing Authority has the legal authority to purchase and sell real estate, issue bonds, develop housing projects, and assist and support other entities to accomplish the same. To date, the Town of Camillus Housing Authority has been instrumental in the acquisition of the land for, and the development of, two public housing projects in the Town of Camillus, to wit, Applewood Manor, the 24 unit senior housing facility next to St. Joseph’s Church on West Genesee Street, and Connelly Acres, the 2 building complex for seniors and families on Maple Drive in the Village of Camillus.

The Housing Authority is run by seven unpaid but dedicated volunteer members, all of whom must be residents of the Town of Camillus. Members are appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Camillus for five year staggered terms.

Please be advised in the 2017 Insight (that was mailed to your home), the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday is incorrect. It should read closed Monday, December 25, 2017 and closed Monday, January 1, 2018. A corrected copy is posted on our website at www.townofcamillus.com. Thank you for your understanding.

Clogged Sewers – What Not to Flush – If you’re wondering what you should and shouldn’t flush, here’s a good rule of thumb: Only flush human excrement. When you use the toilet to dispose of things that should go in the trash, you risk clogging your home’s sewer pipes and our sewer lines in the street. In severe cases, clogs can cause sewer back-ups in your home or overflows in the street. It’s important to remember that whatever goes down the toilet can potentially impact the water environment, so if in doubt, trash it! The two biggest causes of sewer clogs are “flushable” wipes and fats, oil and grease (FOG). Unlike toilet paper, which breaks down quickly in water, wet wipes remain intact and tangle into massive clogs that jam pumps and block pipes. Even those labeled “flushable” should not be flushed. Grease cools as it travels through pipes. Over time, the accumulation of grease can block pipes, and other fatty substances contribute to clogs, so dispose of all fats, oils, and grease in the trash, not down the drain. Wastewater treatment plants aren’t designed to remove pharmaceuticals. Help keep these compounds out of the water environment by disposing of old medications in the trash, but be sure to take precautions recommended by the FDA.

Do Not Flush

Wipes (even those labeled “flushable”)

Anything made of plastic

Aquarium gravel or cat litter o

Cigarette butts

Disposable toilet brushes

Grease or oil

Medications

Paper towels, rags, and disposable dust towels

Tampons and sanitary napkins

4th quarter 2016 updates

Friday, December 30th, 2016

I would like to take this time to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2017. There is a lot going on in Camillus right now and I would like to keep you as updated as possible. Always feel free to contact me via phone or email with any questions.

 2017 Town Budget – The Camillus Town Board approved the 2017 Budget this past November. It has been a challenge to keep costs in line while providing the many services to town residents. By working with all our department heads, we were able to stay under the NYS Tax Cap with an increase of 1.35%, or approximately $.09 per thousand of assessed value.

The entire budget can be found at http://www.townofcamillus.com/documents/2625.pdf

 Camillus Parks & Recreation – The Camillus Senior Center continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Recently due to a $50,000 Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administered through Onondaga County Community Development, the Senior Center parking was re-paved. Plans are underway for the construction of a new playground in Camillus Park.  This project is possible due to New York State grants provided by Senator John DeFrancisco and Assemblyman Gary Finch.  It is anticipated that construction of the new playground will take place during the summer of 2017. Looking for something fun this winter?  Be sure to check out the ski hill located next to East Hill Elementary school.  The tubing park is in full swing with an operational tow rope this winter.  For details, please check out the following website:  http://www.camillusskihill.com/. It is a great opportunity close to home.

Prescription Drug Disposal – The Camillus Police Department is providing Camillus residents an easy, safe and convenient way to properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs by placing a permanent medication collection box located in the Municipal Building.

Camillus police detectives will be responsible for the collection, security and destruction of drugs from the heavy steel, locked box that works much like a bank deposit-collection device.  This secure medication collection box was purchased for our residents with money seized from local drug dealers, is monitored with a video camera, will be emptied frequently and the contents placed in the police station’s vault while awaiting destruction.

Prescription drug abuse in the United States is increasing at alarming rates, especially for young adults who report they can easily obtain prescription pills from medicine cabinets in their own and other people’s homes.  This type of drug abuse is a major concern in communities across our country, including Camillus.  This new program will take drug disposal efforts to a new level in our town and reduce the availability of prescription drugs that have the potential to cause great harm in our community.

Winter Parking – The Camillus Police Department is requesting the assistance of our citizens to keep our roadways safe during the upcoming winter months.

In order to ensure safe roadways and to assist the Camillus Highway Department with their excellent snow removal efforts, Camillus Police Officers will be enforcing the winter parking ordinance.

The Town of Camillus ordinance states that, “No motor vehicle or other vehicles of any kind shall be allowed or permitted to park on any town road or on property owned by the Town of Camillus between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from December 1st to April 1st of the succeeding year.”

Each violation of this ordinance is declared to be a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not less than $25 for the first offense and by a fine of no less than $25 for each subsequent offense, plus towing charges.

For information regarding Winter Parking Regulations for the Village of Camillus call (315)672-3484.

Senior Center – The once small group at the Senior Center in Camillus has blossomed into a very active senior center under the direction of Trisha Bacon. If you are a senior and want to get out for some fun and camaraderie go to the Town of Camillus web site link “Senior Center” or call Trisha at 672-3163 for more information. Email @ 23cjones@gmail.com

Inland Cargo Port – Engineers preparing the report on the Inland Port have named Camillus as the one of six potential sites. Engineers and officials associated with the project met with the Town Board and shared conceptual drawings detailing the plans for the project. The site would be located on waste bed 12 on the former Allied Chemical site. The site is south of the CSX railroad tracks, between Route 695 and Airport Rd. across from the Fairgrounds. The property is isolated from residential areas, it is located next to the railroad line and has plenty of room for the off loading of Cargo. There is also plenty of room for warehousing and manufacturing facilities that often follow these projects. Truck traffic from the site will not enter any local roadways. They will use the highway to get to Route 81 or I-90. The hope is that this could bring hundreds or even thousands of jobs to the area. We hope to hear a final decision soon.

Township Five updates – Workers from All Wall Builders are working on the shell of what will be a new Petco store near the Movie Tavern in Township 5 in Camillus. The 13,000-square-foot store is expected to open in February, according to a newsletter from the Cameron Group LLC, which is building the center located off Hinsdale Road near Route 5. All Wall Builders has also begun construction of a 19,000-square-foot building for multiple retail tenants, said general contractor Alex Ewaniszyk. Cameron’s newsletter says Vine & Barrel will open early next year as the anchor tenant for the building also located near Movie Tavern. The Cameron Group has presented plans for a new 90-room tru by Hilton hotel to the Camillus planning board.  Construction is to begin in the spring with the hotel completed within a year.

November 2016 updates

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Prescription Drug Disposal – The Camillus Police Department is providing Camillus residents an easy, safe and convenient way to properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs by placing a permanent medication collection box located in the Municipal Building.

Camillus police detectives will be responsible for the collection, security and destruction of drugs from the heavy steel, locked box that works much like a bank deposit-collection device.  This secure medication collection box was purchased for our residents with money seized from local drug dealers, is monitored with a video camera, will be emptied frequently and the contents placed in the police station’s vault while awaiting destruction.

Prescription drug abuse in the United States is increasing at alarming rates, especially for young adults who report they can easily obtain prescription pills from medicine cabinets in their own and other people’s homes.  This type of drug abuse is a major concern in communities across our country, including Camillus.  This new program will take drug disposal efforts to a new level in our town and reduce the availability of prescription drugs that have the potential to cause great harm in our community.

Breakfast with Santa at the Fairmount Fire Department – December 4th from 8 am to 1 pm. Adults $7.00, children under 10 – $5.00, family of 4 or more $25.00. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns, toast, juice & coffee – a feast to keep you warm on a winter morning.

Winter Parking – The Camillus Police Department is requesting the assistance of our citizens to keep our roadways safe during the upcoming winter months.

In order to ensure safe roadways and to assist the Camillus Highway Department with their excellent snow removal efforts, Camillus Police Officers will be enforcing the winter parking ordinance.

The Town of Camillus ordinance states that, “No motor vehicle or other vehicles of any kind shall be allowed or permitted to park on any town road or on property owned by the Town of Camillus between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from December 1st to April 1st of the succeeding year.”

Each violation of this ordinance is declared to be a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not less than $25 for the first offense and by a fine of no less than $25 for each subsequent offense, plus towing charges.

For information regarding Winter Parking Regulations for the Village of Camillus call (315)672-3484.

 

Camillus Optimist Tree Sale –                       Camillus Municipal Building

4600 W. Genesee St.

Open 10am – 9pm

7 days a week

All proceeds Benefit youth programs in the Town of Camillus

Baseball

Basketball

Hockey

Scouting

Bike Safety Rodeo

Awards & Scholarships

Are you willing to help?

Call Chris Jones @345-2375 or

 

Senior Center – The once small group at the Senior Center in Camillus has blossomed into a very active senior center under the direction of Trisha Bacon. If you are a senior and want to get out for some fun and camaraderie go to the Town of Camillus web site link “Senior Center” or call Trisha at 672-3163 for more information. Email @ 23cjones@gmail.com

 

Inland Cargo Port – Engineers preparing the report on the Inland Port have named Camillus as the one of six potential sites. Engineers and officials associated with the project met with the Town Board and shared conceptual drawings detailing the plans for the project. The site would be located on waste bed 12 on the former Allied Chemical site. The site is south of the CSX railroad tracks, between Route 695 and Airport Rd. across from the Fairgrounds. The property is isolated from residential areas, it is located next to the railroad line and has plenty of room for the off loading of Cargo. There is also plenty of room for warehousing and manufacturing facilities that often follow these projects. Truck traffic from the site will not enter any local roadways. They will use the highway to get to Route 81 or I-90. The hope is that this could bring hundreds or even thousands of jobs to the area. We hope to hear a final decision soon.

October Updates

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Eric Canal Park – The Erie Canal Park in Camillus recently grew by 75 acres thanks to a donation from Paul Dudden in memory of his parents Helen and Ernest “Dick” Dudden. The land is situated near the southeast corner of Devoe Road and Van Alstime Road intersection which includes the historic site of the former Dill House and most of the pond including the viewing platform. Thanks again to Mr. Dudden and his generous donation.

 

Township Five updates – Workers from All Wall Builders are working on the shell of what will be a new Petco store near the Movie Tavern in Township 5 in Camillus. The 13,000-square-foot store is expected to open in February, according to a newsletter from the Cameron Group LLC, which is building the center located off Hinsdale Road near Route 5. All Wall Builders has also begun construction of a 19,000-square-foot building for multiple retail tenants, said general contractor Alex Ewaniszyk. Cameron’s newsletter says Vine & Barrel will open early next year as the anchor tenant for the building also located near Movie Tavern. The Cameron Group has presented plans for a new 90-room tru by Hilton hotel to the Camillus planning board.  Construction is to begin in the spring with the hotel completed within a year.

3rd Quarter Newsletter

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

 

I hope everyone had a great summer and you were able to enjoy the nice weather. I have a few items to share.  As always, feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns. 

Inland Cargo Port – Engineers preparing the report on the Inland Port have named Camillus as the preferred site. Engineers and officials associated with the project met with the Town Board and shared conceptual drawings detailing the plans for the project.  The site would be located on waste bed 12 on the former Allied Chemical site.  The site is south of the CSX railroad tracks, between Route 695 and Airport Rd. across from the Fairgrounds.  The property is isolated from residential areas, it is located next to the railroad line and has plenty of room for the off loading of Cargo.  There is also plenty of room for warehousing and manufacturing facilities that often follow these projects.  Truck traffic from the site will not enter any local roadways.  They will use the highway to get to Route 81 or I-90.  The hope is that this could bring hundreds or even thousands of jobs to the area.  We hope to hear a final decision soon.

Camillus Park – In addition to the new Splash Pad in the park, Senator DeFrancisco and Assembleyman Finch have announced that they will try to secure an additional $1000,000 each to go towards a new playground at the park.

Former Camillus Cutlery property – This project will be moving forward soon as the new developers are anxious to get started. The plan is to have tenants in the building by Summer 2017. The plan calls for 29 upscale and moderately upscale apartments. A portion of the building will be mixed use with commercial/retail. There is a tremendous amount of work to be done on the inside and outside of the property.

Camillus Police Chief Participates In White House Briefing on 21st Century Policing

Camillus Police Chief Thomas M. Winn was among 30 chiefs of police and high level law

enforcement executives that participated in the Advancing 21st Century Policing Briefing at the

White House on August 10, 2016 in Washington D.C. Chief Winn attended the briefing via an

invitation extended through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), a

component of the U.S Justice Department dedicated to community policing. The briefing was

among a series of follow ups to the final report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century

Policing. The report outlined six key categories of recommendations for police departments

across the country: Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media,

Community Policing/Crime Reduction and Officer Wellness and Safety. Many of the task force’s

recommendations are already in effect within the Camillus Police Department. Our local police department has strong community-oriented policing initiatives, and Chief Winn’s participation

in the briefing provided an opportunity to not only give valuable input to the Task Force but to

also learn from other communities throughout the nation.

 

Township Five – Workers from All Wall Builders are working on the shell of what will be a new Petco store near the Movie Tavern in Township 5 in Camillus. The 13,000-square-foot store is expected to open in February, according to a newsletter from the Cameron Group LLC, which is building the center located off Hinsdale Road near Route 5. All Wall Builders has also begun construction of a 19,000-square-foot building for multiple retail tenants, said general contractor Alex Ewaniszyk. Cameron’s newsletter says Vine & Barrel will open early next year as the anchor tenant for the building also located near Movie Tavern. The Cameron Group will present plans for a new 90-room tru by Hilton hotel to the Camillus planning board on Monday. Construction is to begin in the spring with the hotel completed within a year.

 

Erie Canal Park – The Erie Canal Park in Camillus recently grew by 75 acres thanks to a donation from Paul Dudden in memory of his parents Helen and Ernest “Dick” Dudden. The land is situated near the southeast corner of Devoe Road and Van Alstime Road intersection which includes the historic site of the former Dill House and most of the pond including the viewing platform. Thanks again to Mr. Dudden and his generous donation.

 

General Reminders

1) Assemblyman Gary Finch has an office in Camillus town Hall. To schedule an appointment,

please call 255-3045.

2) Camillus Town Hall has both a prescription drug depository for all expired medications and

also has free wifi for those who may need to use it.

July 2016 Update

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Towpath Day at the Erie Canal Park – This years Towpath Day takes place on Saturday August 13th from 10-4.  Free admission and parking.

 

Camillus Park – In addition to the new Splash Pad in the park, Senator DeFrancisco and Assembleyman Finch have announced that they will try to secure an additional $50,000 each to go towards a new playground at the park.

 

Trash Totes – There has been some lid breakage on the 95 gallon totes.  This is due to a manufacturing issue.  The manufacturer is covering the replacement of the lids.  Crews will be out in the next couple of weeks working on the lids.  If you haven’t seen them already, they should be out soon.

 

Route 5 – The State Department of Transportation has conducted an investigation on the stretch between the Route 5 bypass and Bennetts Corners Rd.. This is a stretch of road that has many of us concerned.  Attached is the finding by the NYS DOT.

 

 

Route 5 Traffic Study July 2016

June 2016 Updates

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Lawn maintenance – The grass growing season is upon us and once again we have some vacant properties that do not have maintained lawns.  Town Code allows for lawns to grow to 12″ prior to being considered in violation in accordance with Chapter 74 of the Camillus Municipal Code, Brush, Grass, Rubbish, and Weeds.  If you feel there is a nuisance property that is in violation of this please notify myself (672-5155 or ehammerle315@gmail.com) or Camillus Codes (487-8930).  Once contacted the property owner is notified to resolve the issue.  If the owner does not comply a resolution is needed to authorize Code Enforcement to proceed with a property cleanup. We will try to be as pre-emptive as possible but do not hesitate to call if need be.

Solicitors and Peddlers – Have you ever had solicitors or peddlers come to your door? Most of us have, and many residents have questions about whether this is allowed and what they can do to protect their privacy and interests when dealing with them.

Here are some quick facts & tips to help guide you: License is Required The Town of Camillus law allows individuals to travel door to door to solicit business or sell items, but they may only do so if they obtain a Peddler/Solicitor License from the Town. To obtain a Peddler/Solicitor License, each individual must pay a fee and submit an application on which they are required to provide their personal contact and identification information, their vehicle information, their company’s information and supervisor’s contact information, and details about what they are selling. Those offering items to be paid for up front and delivered at a later date must also provide an insurance bond as protection for those who purchase from them. The applicant’s names are searched in the NYS Inmate Database and the NYS Registry of Sex Offenders and copies of the applications are provided to the Town of Camillus Police Department. If no negative information results, the applicant will be issued a Peddler/Solicitor License that is valid for the calendar year. They are required to carry the license at all times and must present it to anyone who requests it. Allowable Hours Solicitors and peddlers may not enter private property any day before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. unless invited to do so by the resident or occupant of the property. Non-Profit Organizations Individuals working on behalf of non-profit organizations are exempt from the licensing and hours of solicitation requirements that apply to for-profit peddlers and solicitors.

Non-profit organizations planning to conduct solicitation within the Town must register with the Town first, noting the type of activities they will be conducting and the times when they will be soliciting. The non-profit organization must furnish personalized identification for any individual soliciting on their behalf and that identification must be presented to you upon request.

What Are Your Options? 1. Post a “No Solicitors” sign if you don’t wish to have solicitors and peddlers approach your door, a sign will alert them not to disturb you. 2. Ask to see their Peddler/Solicitor License If a solicitor or peddler visits your home ask to see their Peddler/Solicitor License (or official identification if they represent a non-profit organization), which they are required to carry at all times and present upon demand. This will help you to familiarize yourself with their name, company/organization, and verify whether they are abiding by the laws of the Town. If an individual fails to present their permit or official identification upon your request, contact the Camillus Police immediately to report it (please be prepared to provide a description of the individual, their vehicle, and the location to assist police in responding). 3. Record their information if you decide to do any business with a solicitor or peddler, you should ask to see their Peddler/Solicitor License (or official identification if they represent a non-profit organization). If you have the ability, make a photocopy of it or take a picture of it with your phone. At a minimum, you should at least write down the individual’s name and that of the company they represent, so the Town can cross-reference it with our records later if you have any problems. 4. Don’t tolerate negative behavior If a solicitor or peddler makes you uncomfortable with pushy behavior, strange questions, or anything else that gives you cause for concern, ask to see their permit, record their information, then contact the Camillus Police immediately. If you would like additional information about peddlers and solicitors, you can view the complete chapter of law on the Town of Camillus website.

Camillus Police Department Grant – We were recently notified that the Camillus police Department was awarded a $3,000.00 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase 2 additional Automated External Defibrillators which will supplement the soon to be replaced AED’s that we currently carry in several of our patrol vehicles. Congratulations to our Camillus PD.

Pickleball at Camillus Park – What is Pickleball? A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. They are going to be meeting at the park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15pm, weather permitting. They have three courts ready for play. They also have Pickleball paddles and balls. If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact Mary Luber @ 243-9263 or Joe Flynn @ 487-3593.

Walking in the Park: Tuesdays, beginning May 24 through September 20, 2016, please meet Walk Leaders Mary Luber and Sandy Shoff in the parking lot of Camillus Park to begin the walk through the Park Forest 6:00PM. For further information, please contact: Mary Luber at mhluber@twcny.rr.com or (H) 315 672-9996 (C) 315-243-9263

Brush Pick Up

  • Leaves and brush are picked up on a rotating schedule during the months of April through October. •The leaves and brush should be placed at the edge of your property in large paper bags, boxes, or cans (nothing in plastic bags will be picked up). Larger piles will be noted and slated for later pickup with grapple equipment. •The Highway Department does not pick up grass clippings, however you may drop them off at the 4334 Milton Ave in the designated area. Please no plastic or other non-biodegradables. •Brush limbs should be no greater than five feet in length, or having a diameter of six inches or more, with no metal or other materials attached to them. •The Highway Department does not offer special pickups, we pick up on a rotating schedule and your brush will typically picked up within 5-7 working days •If your bag has been marked with white paint, it has been identified by our crew as containing items that we cannot pick up. Your bag will not be picked up until it is rebagged properly without grass, dirt, plastic or other non-biodegradable materials as identified.

Please do not put yard waste in the road; it is hazardous and illegal!

Police Award & Grant – Recently the Camillus Police Department was honored by the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center at their annual awards ceremony, “Shine A Light” On Child Abuse Award Ceremony. The Camillus Police Department, Officer Kelly Grace and Officer Diane Brand were honored with the Children’s Guardian Award for the partnership and continuing education that McMahon Ryan, the Camillus Police and the West Genesee School District share regarding our CODE Program. We were recently notified that the Camillus police Department was awarded a $3,000.00 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase 2 additional Automated External Defibrillators which will supplement the soon to be replaced AED’s that we currently carry in several of our patrol vehicles. Congratulations to our Camillus PD.

Former Camillus Cutlery property – This project will be moving forward soon as the new developers are anxious to get started. The plan is to have tenants in the building by Summer 2017. The plan calls for 29 upscale and moderately upscale apartments. A portion of the building will be mixed use with commercial/retail. There is a tremendous amount of work to be done on the inside and outside of the property.

From the Camillus Police Department – As the warm weather has arrived the Camillus Police have seen an increase in vehicle prowls.  Vehicle prowls are the theft of property from a motor vehicle.  Most of these crimes that have been reported to police are crimes of opportunity; thefts from unlocked vehicles that were parked in residential driveways.  Four incidents were reported to us from the Eagle Crest Drive, Hunt Road and Breed Road area in the western part of town.  The police department would appreciate residents assistance in reducing these crimes by doing the following: Rolling up the windows and locking all car doors.  Remove all valuable items: GPS units, laptops, wallets etc. Activate your vehicle alarm.  Leave outside residential lighting on.  Call the Camillus Police Department at 435-2333 to report suspicious activity.  For additional Crime Prevention Tips please go to our website: camilluspolice.com and select the Crime Prevention section.

May Updates

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Camillus Pointe Senior Apartment Community – Councilor Callahan recently visited the site and although it doesn’t look like anything is going on from the Milton Ave. view, nothing could be farther from the truth when you go inside.

  1. One wing is almost complete with the apartments carpeted, appliances in, painted and light fixtures in. They truly look great.
  2. Out of 119 units 94 are rented
  3. All siding will be completed with the next eight weeks.
  4. The scheduled move in date is September 1st, 2016.
  5. There is now a property manager on site. Her name is Debbie Clemano and she is who people will be dealing with to rent apartments. Her number is 315-489-9036 and the email is camilluspointe@clovergroupinc.com. The office is open starting this week. Rents are from $995 for a one bedroom and $1125.00 for two bedrooms. (rent includes heat, water and cable).

Camillus Police Department Grant – We were recently notified that the Camillus police Department was awarded a $3,000.00 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase 2 additional Automated External Defibrillators which will supplement the soon to be replaced AED’s that we currently carry in several of our patrol vehicles. Congratulations to our Camillus PD.

Pickleball at Camillus Park – What is Pickleball? A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. They are going to be meeting at the park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15pm, weather permitting. They have three courts ready for play. They also have Pickleball paddles and balls. If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact Mary Luber @ 243-9263 or Joe Flynn @ 487-3593.

Walking in the Park: Tuesdays, beginning May 24 through September 20, 2016, please meet Walk Leaders Mary Luber and Sandy Shoff in the parking lot of Camillus Park to begin the walk through the Park Forest 6:00PM. For further information, please contact: Mary Luber at mhluber@twcny.rr.com or (H) 315 672-9996 (C) 315-243-9263

Brush Pick Up

  • Leaves and brush are picked up on a rotating schedule during the months of April through October. •The leaves and brush should be placed at the edge of your property in large paper bags, boxes, or cans (nothing in plastic bags will be picked up). Larger piles will be noted and slated for later pickup with grapple equipment. •The Highway Department does not pick up grass clippings, however you may drop them off at the 4334 Milton Ave in the designated area. Please no plastic or other non-biodegradables. •Brush limbs should be no greater than five feet in length, or having a diameter of six inches or more, with no metal or other materials attached to them. •The Highway Department does not offer special pickups, we pick up on a rotating schedule and your brush will typically picked up within 5-7 working days •If your bag has been marked with white paint, it has been identified by our crew as containing items that we cannot pick up. Your bag will not be picked up until it is rebagged properly without grass, dirt, plastic or other non-biodegradable materials as identified.

Please do not put yard waste in the road; it is hazardous and illegal!

The Canal Crossing Apartments at Township 5 –  in Camillus has begun taking lease applications with the first tenants targeted to move in on April 30, a company spokesman said. The 96-unit complex sits to the rear of Township 5, a growing retail complex that includes a Costco, a Movie Tavern, smaller stores, medical offices and restaurants. “Being close to all that brand new retail makes this property more attractive to renters,” said Kevin Morgan, vice president of Morgan Management, which is building the apartment complex. The company is also building apartments in Clay and Baldwinsville. Canal Crossing has one and two-bedroom apartments, a pool and clubhouse with a fitness center. The complex is pet friendly. The apartments either have a patio or a balcony. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment starts at $1,050 per month. A two-bedroom, two-bath apartment lease starts at $1,125 per month. Renters pay more if they have pets, Morgan said. Morgan Management has been in the Syracuse market since 2006, and the company believes there is pent-up demand for new apartments here, he said.

Police Award & Grant – Recently the Camillus Police Department was honored by the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center at their annual awards ceremony, “Shine A Light” On Child Abuse Award Ceremony. The Camillus Police Department, Officer Kelly Grace and Officer Diane Brand were honored with the Children’s Guardian Award for the partnership and continuing education that McMahon Ryan, the Camillus Police and the West Genesee School District share regarding our CODE Program. We were recently notified that the Camillus police Department was awarded a $3,000.00 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase 2 additional Automated External Defibrillators which will supplement the soon to be replaced AED’s that we currently carry in several of our patrol vehicles. Congratulations to our Camillus PD.

Former Camillus Cutlery property – This project should be moving forward soon as the new developers are anxious to get started. The plan is to have tenants in the building by Summer 2017. The plan calls for 29 upscale and moderately upscale apartments. A portion of the building will be mixed use with commercial/retail. There is a tremendous amount of work to be done on the inside and outside of the property.