Seneca Falls Parks & Recreation will host a weekly non-competitive adult co-ed volleyball league on Friday evenings at the Seneca Falls Community Center starting in mid-February.
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SFPD urges students to be safe after incident on 1/13
On January 13, 2015, at approximately 3:00 pm, the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department responded to the area near 38 Garden Street (Elizabeth Cady Stanton School) for a report of a male chasing a student that had just exited the school bus and was walking home. Witnesses state that the subject is believed to be a white male between 5'8 to 6 feet tall, clean shaven, dressed in all black clothing with a black hood covering his face. The Seneca Falls Police Department is currently investigating this incident and is asking that if anyone has any information to contact the Seneca Falls Police Department at 315-568-4850. The SFPD will have additional patrol in that area, as well as other school areas. SFCSD staff will also be increasing supervision during student student entry and dismissal times. Safety Tips: The Seneca Falls Police Department would like to remind parents/guardians to review with the children or young adults in your care on how to protect themselves during incidents like these. For those discussions, we offer the following safety tips:
• Look, listen, stay safe. Be aware of your surroundings when walking in public.. Avoid distractions while walking such as books or electronics.
• Whenever possible use the buddy system. Urge your children to walk with a friend or friends. There's safety in numbers.
• Watch out for strangers in cars. Watch for cars that follow you. NEVER approach a stranger in a car for ANY reason.
• If a stranger talks to you from a car, ignore them, and walk or even run away.
• Yell and Tell. If a stranger makes you uncomfortable or scares you, YELL and run away. Find someone you trust and TELL them what happened.
• Trust your instincts. Only you get to decide when you're uncomfortable or scared. Don't be afraid to tell a stranger "No", ignore them, or just run away!
Bridgeport Fire District Meeting Schedule for 2015
Please take notice that the monthly meetings of the Bridgeport Fire District Board of Fire Commissioner’s Fire District of the Town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca, New York, will be held at the Red Jacket Fire House on 2528 Lower Lake Road in Seneca Falls.
- Click here for the full schedule for 2015 (.doc)
Town accepting bids on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Seneca Falls will be accepting sealed bids for the following: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Please contact Town of Seneca Falls Highway Superintendent Donald Wood at 315-568-6288 for specifications. Sealed bids will be received and filed with the Town Clerk at 81 W. Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, NY on or before January 27, 2015 by 5:00 P.M. All bids will be opened at a Special Meeting of the Seneca Falls Town Board on January 28, 2015, said Meeting to be held at the Seneca Falls Town Hall, 81 W. Bayard Street. All bids must be accompanied by a Non-Collusive Bidding Certificate which can be obtained from the Highway Superintendent. The Seneca Falls Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids if they feel it would be in the best interest of the public.
Opening for Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor
The Town of Seneca Falls, NY is accepting applications for WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERVISOR. This position is for a Working Supervisor who both directs current plant staff and actively participates in the daily operations and maintenance of the Town’s 3.5 MGD Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant, remote pumping stations, force mains and gravity collection system at the northern end of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region. Click here for more information (.pdf)
Bridgeport Fire District 2015 Organizational Meeting Notice
An organizational meeting for the Bridgeport Fire District, in the Town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca, New York, will be held on the 13th day of January, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. at the Red Jacket Fire Station, 2528 Lower Lake Rd. This notification is being given to the news media pursuant to the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York. By the order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Bridgeport Fire District.
Happy 199th Birthday Elizabeth Cady Stanton!
Did you vote on Election Day? Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s work as a women’s rights advocate laid the foundation for all human beings to be empowered to change the world in which they live. On November 15th, for Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 199th Birthday, Women’s Rights National Historical Park will kick off a series of Bicentennial events which will highlight the many contributions of this amazing woman. Join us throughout the next year as we celebrate her birth and the legacy of her life’s work with a variety of special events, guest lecturers, and children’s programs. These bicentennial events will culminate on Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th Birthday, November 12, 2015. Beginning at 1:00 pm in the park’s visitor center, there will be a program for children “Legacy of Change,” cake with refreshments, and an appearance by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. At 2:30 pm, the day’s events will continue at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House at 32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls. Join Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube, in her parlor, for a conversation about her childhood; learn about her children’s lives in Seneca Falls, and share your own stories. Try your hand at mastering some children’s games from the 1800s while you’re there.
Adult Walking Program sponsored by SF Recreation Dept.
**SENECA FALLS RESIDENTS ONLY**
Walk the halls of Mynderse Academy HS and the Seneca Falls Middle School DATES: November 24th-March 6th from 5-9 pm. Please note you are NOT able to walk during school holidays or on weekends.
NO REGISTRATION OR FEE NEEDED, but all participants are REQUIRED to sign-in when you come to walk; the notebook will be located on a small desk near the High School office area. Thanks! Please enter through the front doors of the H.S. by 7 p.m. or the HS gym entrance by 8 p.m. Please note if you come after 8 p.m. you may not be able to enter the school.
Parking Notice (11/1/14 - 5/1/15)
NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON ANY ROADS OR STREETS OR TOWN PARKING LOTS IN THE TOWN FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM DAILY FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2014 TO MAY 1, 2015. ALL VEHICLES WILL BE TAGGED, AND MAY ALSO BE TOWED AWAY AT OWNER'S EXPENSE. RESIDENTS OF THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT WHO USE THE TOWN PARKING LOTS MUST REGISTER THEIR VEHICLE EACH YEAR AT THE SENECA FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT IN PERSON, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 AM AND 4 PM WEEKDAYS. AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION, THE OWNER MUST PRODUCE A VALID REGISTRATION FOR THE VEHICLE. NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON FALL STREET FROM CLINTON STREET EAST TO CAYUGA STREET, AND ON STATE STREET FROM SANDERSON LANE SOUTH TO FALL STREET FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM. ALSO, SHOVELING, SNOWBLOWING OR PLOWING SNOW INTO OR ACROSS STREETS OR ROADWAYS IS A VIOLATION OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW SECTION 1219. THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
SFPD receives Accreditation
The Seneca Falls Police Department recently received the prestigious New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) "Accreditation" standard at a ceremony in Albany NY. The Accreditation process recognizes professionalism in law enforcement by establishing standards of performance. Read More
Effective immediately: The Town of Seneca Falls through combination of the old “Village” and “Town” of Seneca Falls Codes has created one uniform code, applicable to all residents. Inflow / Infiltration Inspections (Aka Sewer Inspections) are now required to be completed on all properties in Seneca Falls and all areas serviced by the public sewer of the Town. Procedure dictates (§230-64), that inspection be completed prior to the transfer of a property and to comply with code §230, Articles IV and VIII. The main purpose of the inspection requirement is to prevent stormwater from entering the wastewater sewer system that is ultimately treated at the Town’s wastewater treatment plant. This is required to ensure compliance with the NYS Department of Conservation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Water and Sewer Codes, please contact the Water Department at (315)568-6211. All Code questions can be research at www.generalcode.com or you can contact the Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer at (315)568-8013 for information.
President Barack Obama Visits Seneca Falls!
“It’s an honor to visit Seneca Falls and recall the righteous struggle that found expression here. I’m also proud to add an example of Lilly Ledbetter’s leadership to your collection. Thanks for all you do to honor the character and perseverance of America’s women.”
- President Barack Obama on August 22, 2013
- Click here for the Washington Post account of the visit
- Click here for photos and videos from Thursday, 8/22