Seneca Falls, NY - Historic Gateway to the Finger Lakes
    Town Government | Community | For Business | Police | Fire | Seneca County | Historic Seneca Falls        Visit Seneca Falls!    Home

Halloween Parade & Carnival

Sponsored by the Seneca Falls Community Center and the Downtown Merchants.
We will supply Halloween bags for trick-or-treating, please pick-up your bag at the corner of Chemung Canal Trust Company (formerly Bank of America) at 2pm. Cost: This program is free, but ALL PARTICPANTS MUST register at the Center by Saturday, October 18th and must be Seneca Falls Residents.

Youth Basketball & Wrestling Registration Open

Sign up your child for the 2014-15 season! Click here for details.

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

Public Notice: SFDC Meeting Adjourned

The October 2014 regular meeting of the Seneca Falls Development Corp. has been adjourned. The adjourned meeting will be held on October 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Seneca Falls Town Hall at 81 W. Bayard Street in Seneca Falls.


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

How can we work together to raise awareness of domestic violence? By “Shining a Light” on the subject and bringing it out of the darkness! “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” is a campaign that connects communities across New York by turning the state purple during the month of October. >From skyscrapers to bridges, storefronts to shopping centers, purple lights illuminate the nights of October. October 15th is National Wear Purple Day to raise awareness. How will you participate?


In light of October being “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”, Seneca County Department of Human Services is hosting a raffle to benefit the local domestic violence services program, Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. We will be collecting items from the wish list. For every TWO items donated, your name will be entered into a raffle to win a certificate to a local business. If you wish to donate a gift card or make a cash donation, your name will be entered into the drawing once for every $5 denomination. The raffle will close on October 31st, 2014. The drawing will take place on November 10th, 2014 and winners will be notified via phone. Enter for a chance to win lots of great prizes including gym memberships, a free night at the Hampton Inn, massage gift certificate, free rounds of golf, oil change, and numerous restaurant gift cards. Drop off places throughout Seneca County include:
Brewer’s Sporting Goods located at 7192 Main Street Ovid, NY
Ovid Community Health 7150 North Main Street Ovid
Savannah Bank 35 W Main St, Waterloo
Seneca County Office Building by the Department of Motor Vehicles and Social Services

Seneca County Division of Human Services has been spreading the word on the “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” Campaign we have asked local businesses to help by “turning purple” and raising awareness in their stores by wearing purple ribbons. Seneca County businesses and groups are helping to raise awareness at the following events throughout October:

October 8, 2014 Lodi Whittier Library 2155 East Seneca Street Lodi NY will be hosting an Open House with snacks and information to those in need. Event 5-8pm.

October 11, 2014 Muranda Cheese located at 3075 Route 96 Waterloo, NY 13165 will be having their Open House from 10-5pm and will be wearing purple shirts in honor of Domestic Violence victims.

October 14, 2014 VFW Seneca Falls located at 47 Fall St Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and we will be there to collect donations towards the raffle and give information to those in need. Event is 2-7pm.

October 15, 2014 WEAR PURPLE DAY!
There are many local restaurants doing specials including:

Fat Boys Pizzeria 74 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be having a “Sweet Treat” that is purple in honor of the awareness. Stop by and grab a treat. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes.

Love's Italian Ice & Custard 59 State Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be serving purple ice cream in many different flavors. Get your fix before winter.

Mark's Pizzeria located at 1963 Kingdom Plaza Waterloo, 13165 and 2201 Route 96 Ovid, 14521 will be serving “Purple Fried Dough” in honor of awareness if you call or stop in and say “Let’s make life a little sweeter”. The pizzerias will also be offering 15% off your order when you say this phrase when calling or stopping in to pick up your food for the whole month of October.

Lauries Lil Popcorn Shoppe located at 81 Fall St Seneca Falls Seneca NY 13148 is offering “Purple Popcorn” to support the cause stop and get a snack. Sequestered Tavern located at 6-8 Ovid St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be having a “Purple Drink” special to help bring awareness. Join them for the Trivia night and help bring awareness to Domestic Violence.

October 15, 2014 First Presbyterian Church located at 23 Cayuga St Seneca Falls NY 13148 will be hosting their Wednesday night worship and this will include a speaker from Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes as well as a place to donate to the raffle. We will also be hosting a bake sale where all proceeds will go to Safe Harbors to help those women, children, and families in need. Event 5:30-7:00pm.

October 19, 2014 Calvary Lutheran Church 2414 N. Route 414 Waterloo, New York 13165 will be holding their Sunday Morning worship at 9:00am and after will be an informational table and donations box for the raffle.

October 22, 2014 Seneca Falls Library located at 47 Cayuga St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be hosting an information table and access to a local Domestic Violence advocate from Seneca County. Please feel free to stop by and get some information for yourself, a family member, or a friend. Event from 4:00-6:00pm.

October 27, 2014 Waterloo Rotary will be hosting a speaker from Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes on at 6:30pm located at Waterloo Holiday Inn. If interested in attending the session, please contact Jane Shaffer at (315)539-3379 by 10/23. A table with information and a box for donations to the raffle will also be present.

October 30, 2014 Seneca County Fatherhood Connection will begin their next session located at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension 21 East Main Street Main Street Shop Centre, Suite 308 Waterloo, New York 13165 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm. Men can be victims of Domestic Violence as well and this is a safe place to talk about it and get information. Contact Michael Whirtley,, or 315-539-1794 for referral.

If you need help NOW call Seneca County Domestic Violence Program at 315-539-1607 or Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes 315-781-1093 or 800-247-7273.

Bridgeport Fire District Public Budget Hearing Set

Notice is given that the Proposed Budget of the Bridgeport Fire District of the Town of Seneca Falls, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioner’s of the Bridgeport Fire District, for its consideration. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Red Jacket Fire Hall, 2528 Lower Lake Rd. Seneca Falls, in the Town of Seneca Falls, NY 13148, on the 21th day of October, 2014. Pursuant to Town Law 105, the Board of Fire Commissioner’s must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same. That a copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Seneca Falls at 81 W. Bayard St. where it may be inspected by any interested person during office hours 8-4.

Adult Fitness Programs Offered This Month

Are you tired of the same watered down exercise that doesn’t seem to yield any results? Come drop pounds faster than a ho-hum exercise fix of lifting and cardio at the gym. Get up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction. In boot camp we integrate strength training, cardio, yoga, pilates, and kickboxing into the class. Click here for more info.

Annual Drinking Water Report Posted

To comply with State regulations, the Town of Seneca Falls, annually issues a report describing the quality of your drinking water. The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. Click here for the full report (.pdf)

Public Notice Chloramines/Water Plant Update

The Seneca Falls Water Department is pleased to announce that all the repairs needed at the Seneca Falls Water Plant from the January 2014 Water Advisory are complete. The plant is currently implementing all treatment processes at this time, including the chloramines treatment process. As a reminder, Chloramines have little to no impact to our users; however those using dialysis equipment or maintaining fish tanks may need to take extra measures. Please check with your health care provider, or pet supply provider for any recommendations or precautions you may need to take. Great efforts by our department and collaboration with various outside sources have made this possible. Due to the nature of the original issue, all work has been paid for by insurance money, and will have no impact on your water rates. The Seneca Falls Water Department strives to provide its customers with quality water at an affordable price. We want to keep you updated and informed about your drinking water. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 315-568-6211. You may also find information online at and

Adopted Town of Seneca Falls 2014 Budget

Below are links to the Budget for 2014 for the Town of Seneca Falls.
All files below are in .pdf format
A Adopted   - Cover Page   - CR Adopted   - CR2 Adopted   - DA Adopted   - F Adopted
G Adopted   - JA Adopted   - SF1 Adopted   - SR Adopted   - SS1 Adopted   - Summary
SW1 Adopted   - SW2 Adopted   - V1 Adopted   - V2 Adopted

Sewer Inspections Now Required

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 or you can contact the Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer at (315)568-8013 for information.

Town of Seneca Falls Code adopted on 10/1/2013 is online

Hardcopy in Code Binders are available by calling the General Code fulfillment center at 1-855-436-2633. New maps and Zoning Application forms are available for review on the Zoning & Code Enforcement page. Pamphlets on specific topics of Subdivisions and Zoning are available at the Town Offices for purchase.
- Click here for the Town of Seneca Falls Code

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

Water Dept. Converts To Chloramine Treatment

The Seneca Falls Water Department is converting to Chloramine Treatment for disinfectant of the public water it provides in its service area which includes, all of Seneca Falls, and parts of Fayette and Waterloo. The chloramines project started on June 1, 2013.
Click here for more information (.pdf)
USEPA- Chloramines in Drinking Water
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Seneca Falls, NY in Winter
Seneca Falls, NY in Winter
Seneca Falls, NY in Winter

Call 911 For Emergencies

Seneca Falls, NY

Town Government | Community | For Business | Police | Fire | Seneca County | Historic Seneca Falls | Visit Seneca Falls | Home
© 2014 The Town of Seneca Falls, NY