City of Oneonta

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

April 9, 2014

On Friday, April 11, the traffic signal at Center Street and Church Street will be switched to flashing all red and all way stop signs installed on all approaches.


The City of Oneonta issued its annual water billing to residential customers and many businesses within the City and the Town on April 1, 2014.  These bills are due by April 30, 2014 without penalty. Consistent with past practice, this billing includes an annual charge for the current years (2014) water and sewer usage minimum. The minimum charge covers the first 37,000 gallons of usage and is $335 for City residents and $503 for Town residents.  This charge is broken down as follows:

Annual Minimum Charge

City

Town

Water

$135

$203

Sewer

$200

$300

Also included in this billing is any usage over the 37,000 gallon minimum for last year (2013).   If the billed property changed ownership during the year, then any amount owed by the seller to the buyer or vice versa should have been handled at the closing.  Water usage is also used as the basis for sewer billings.

This billing represents the first full year billing with the new water meters installed in 2012. Meters are now read remotely on a monthly basis, and the City maintains periodic usage information. Many of the meters that were replaced were 30-40 years old. Generally, over time meters slow down and do not effectively record low usage levels. The new meters are more accurate and have better detection of low flow usage.  As a result, most owners will see an increase, perhaps substantial, in reported and billed usage.

The 2014 minimum charge includes an increase of $30 for City residents and $45 for Town residents. The rates for usage above the minimum have also been increased. These increases are necessary to support the operational costs of our treatment plants, distribution and collection systems, maintenance of our water supply, as well as debt service.

Should an owner wish to appeal their bill, appeals must be submitted in writing to the Board of Public Service and delivered to the City Clerk's Office at 258 Main Street within 90 days of the date of the bill.

Questions regarding billing and collection can be directed to the Finance Department at 607-432-0560. Questions regarding usage and meter reading should be directed to the Department of Public Service at 607-432-2100.

Electrician Examinations - JUNE 21 (applications due APRIL 9)

The City of Oneonta Board of Electrical Examiners is presently accepting applications for Master Electrician, Limited Residential Electrician and Restricted Maintenance exams to... be given on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at SUNY Delhi, Delhi, New York.  Applications must be received in the City Clerk's Office no later than Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  Any applications received after that date may not be considered.  Applications may be picked up at City Hall at the City Clerk's Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m or downloaded here.   For more information, call 432-6450.

Residential STAR Renewal Deadline extended to April 15, 2014

If you are under 65 and have not yet renewed your Residential STAR with New York State's Tax and Finance Office you still have time.  Please call (518) 457-2036.  The call waiting times are short, the renewal process is simple, and the benefit is great.  A Residential STAR may save you up to $550 in school taxes this October.  The City Assessor cannot renew your STAR so you must call this number.  If you have further questions, please contact the Assessor.

City Receives Streetscape Assessment

The City has received the ONEONTA Downtown Main Street Streetscape Assessment from HAAS Landscape Architects.  To read it, click here

New York State of Health Health Exchange:  For assistance with the new health insurance programs, call 1-855-355-5777 or visit the New York State of Health web site.

 


April 2014 Meeting Calendar (pdf format).  Click here.
Oneonta Police Department 2013 Annual Report.  Click here.
2012 Water Quality Statement Available.  Click here.
2014 City of Oneonta budget available. Click here
Parks and Recreation Survey Results.  Click here.
View the City's Neahwa Park master plan. Click here.
Hillside Commons (Blodgett Drive Project).  Click here.
Housing Task Force Comprehensive Housing Plan.  Click here.
Downtown Main Street Streetscape Assessment. Click here.

 
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Contact Information

Douglas Kendall
City Clerk
Phone (607) 432-6450
Fax (607) 433-3420
dkendall@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
 
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Contact Information

Michael H. Long
City Manager
Phone (607) 432-6450
Fax (607) 433-3420
mlong@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Meg Hungerford
Director of Finance
Phone (607) 432-0560
Fax (607) 433-3429
mhungerford@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Kathy Ann Wolverton
Personnel Director 
Phone (607) 432-0670
Fax (607) 432-1706
wmiller@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm except holidays.

 
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Contact Information

Steven Andrews
Recreation Director
Phone (607) 432-0680
Fax (607) 433-7370
Recorded Infoline: 432-7997
sandrews@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

Brenner Recreation Center
24 Bertus Lauren Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

 
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Contact Information

Paul Patterson
Transportation Director
Phone (607) 432-7100
Fax (607)432-7482
ppatterson@oneonta.ny.us
Website:http://optrides.com

Location & Hours

104 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open Monday - Saturday from 7am to 5.30pm.

 
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Contact Information

Dennis Nayor
Chief of Police
Phone (607) 432-1111
Fax (607) 433-3420
opd@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

Public Safety Building
81 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Patrick Pidgeon
Fire Chief
Phone (607) 433-3480
Fax (607) 433-0766
ppidgeon@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

Public Safety Bldg
81 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Catherine J. Tisenchek
Chief Clerk
Phone (607) 432-4480
Fax (646) 963-6433



ctisench@courts.state.ny.us

Location & Hours

Public Safety Building
81 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Stanley H. Shaffer
Chief Operator
Phone (607) 433-3470
sshaffer@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

110 East Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 3pm.

 
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Contact Information

Steve Kruh
Chief Operator
Phone (607) 432-7210
skruh@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

11 Silas Lane
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Richard Maxwell
City Assessor
Phone (607) 432-2397
Fax (607) 433-3420

 


rmaxwell@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Office Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 8am-12Noon; Wed. 12Noon-4 pm; or by appointment.

 
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Contact Information

James Hawver
Senior Engineer
Phone (607) 432-6465
Fax (607) 432-3055
jhawver@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Robert Chiappisi
Code Enforcement Officer
Phone (607) 433-3435
Fax (607) 432-0945
codeenforcement@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Jeffrey House
Acting Community Development Director
Phone (607) 432-0114
Fax (607) 433-3420
jhouse@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Paul Patterson
Fleet Operations Manager
Phone (607) 432-4620
Fax (607) 432-4627
ppatterson@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

Silas Lane
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Douglas Kendall
City Clerk
Phone (607) 432-6450
Fax (607) 433-3420
dkendall@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.

 
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Contact Information

Mark Simonson
City Historian
Phone (607) 432-3902
info@oneontahistorian.com

Location & Hours

13 Taft Avenue
Oneonta, NY 13820

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

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Contact Information

Larry Harrison
Public Service Supervisor
Phone (607) 432-2100
Fax (607) 433-3420
lharrison@oneonta.ny.us

Location & Hours

City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Open weekdays from 8am to 4pm.