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Assessor's Office closed for Training

The Assessor’s Office will be closed from November 15th – 17th due to training. Sorry for an inconvenience.

Food Waste Drop Off Site

A FOOD WASTE DROP OFF SITE survey was posted on the town of Seneca Falls website during the months of August through mid October 2017. Attached are the SURVEY RESULTS. Thank you to all who responded!

UPDATE and answers to your questions...

The location for the food waste drop off site is at the corner of Bridge and Ovid Streets in the Town of Seneca Falls. Dan Babbitt, Sr. owns the 13.5 acre site and is interested in composting the food waste. Dan plans to use the compost in his gardens on site and has expressed interest in hosting a community garden. There should also be enough compost to share!

Barb Reese is helping to coordinate the food waste drop off site and is in contact with the NYSDEC and Cornell Waste Management Institute. This planned site will follow operational criteria for a small scale composting facility that accepts no more than 1,000 cubic yards of organic waste per year.

Paper towels, napkins, and paper products can all be composted along with food waste. Wood chips from a local tree service company and leaves will be used as cover materials. While it’s best to drop off food waste during daylight hours, there is street lighting that will help if you must come at dusk.

NEXT STEPS – signage, registration, & compost caddies

Dan is setting up a drop off area with signage to be easily accessed from Bridge St. The next step is to register those who would like to use the site and also distribute caddies and transportation containers to those who want them.

It’s important that we know who is using the site so that we can communicate procedures and changes in operation that may be necessary.

We are unsure of a start date, but are hoping that we can collect and compost through the winter as long as Dan is able to access the composting area and cover materials are available. An additional email with a start date will be sent to all those who register. Kitchen caddies will be available after November 9th. For more information, email Barb Reese at


Day Court Office Hours

The Day Court Office Hours are now 9 A.M. to 1 P.M., Monday through Friday, effective October 30, 2017.

Town-Wide Brush Pick-up

There will be a Townwide pickup for LEAVES and BRUSH ONLY the week of November 6, 2017. Leaves and Brush must be at roadside Sunday, November 5th. There will only be one pass per street starting Monday. NO RETURN TRIPS WILL BE MADE. Only one truckload per household. LEAVES must be in PAPER BAGS. They will not be picked up in plastic bags or piles along the street. BRUSH should be placed in small piles for easy pickup, not one large pile please. No branches longer than 8 feet in length, 12 inches in diameter and placed parallel to the road. The Town has paper leaf bags for sale at the Highway Department. (187 Ovid Street) at a cost of $2.00 for five bags. If you miss the pickup, you can always drop your items off at our Drop-Off Area at 187 Ovid Street. Place your items in their assigned areas. PLEASE NO PLASTIC BAGS. There are rules in place at the Drop-Off Area which are on the Town’s Website. Bulky rubbish pickup will follow the week of November 13th. Please do not mix brush and leaves with bulky rubbish as it will not be picked up.

Town-Wide Rubbish Pick-up

There will be a Townwide bulky rubbish pickup the week of November 13, 2017. Bulky rubbish must be at curbside Sunday, November 12th. There will be only one pass per street starting Monday. NO RETURN TRIPS WILL BE MADE. Only one truckload of rubbish per household. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PICKUP: Construction debris Furniture Household Items White goods Mattresses Small amounts of concrete THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP: TIRES BATTERIES TELEVISIONS COMPUTERS AND MONITORS PAINTS AND UNKNOWN LIQUIDS ELECTRONICS OF ANY KIND ANY OTHER KIND OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL These are considered Hazardous Waste and cannot be picked up.


Sponsored by the Seneca Falls Community Center & the SF Business Association
3:00-4:30pm PEOPLE’S PARK FEST
This is a Rain-or-Shine event, however if weather is a factor the People’s Park activities will be moved to the Community Center. There is no fee for this program. However, all participants must register at the Community Center NO LATER THAN WED. OCT. 25th. All who register prior to the deadline will automatically be entered for door prize raffles. Free Trick-or-Treat bags will also be supplied upon registration.
- Click here for the registration form (.pdf)

Bridgeport Fire District Budget Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Proposed 2018 Budget of the Bridgeport Fire District of the Town of Seneca Falls, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners 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 17th day of October, 2017. 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.


The Seneca Falls Water Department has temporarily discontinued Chloramines as of 8/11/17 as the disinfectant treatment process for our water supply. Due to the continued and unusual temperature of Cayuga Lake it is necessary for us to continue with Free Chlorine. This is a temporary change, and as soon as the lake temperature returns to normal we will gradually return to the Chloramines treatment process. Quality water is a vital to our residents and businesses. The only change you may notice is a stronger chlorine odor while we are using the Free Chlorine disinfectant process. The quality of our water will not change. As always, 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 , and



Bridgeport Fire District Meeting Notice

Please take notice that the Fire District Board of Commissioner’s meeting for the Bridgeport Fire District of the Town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca, New York, previously scheduled for 7:00 P.M, August 8, 2017 at 2528 Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls, New York, will now be held on August 15, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.   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 order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Bridgeport Fire District.

Seneca Falls Community Band Summer Concert Schedule

June 23rd - concert in People's Park 7:00 pm
June 30th- concert in People's Park 7:00 pm
July 7th – concert in People's Park 7:00 pm
July 11th - concert for Bikers in People's Park 7:00 pm
July 14th- concert in People's Park 7:00 pm
July 21st – concert in People's Park 7:00 pm
July 28th concert - in Waterloo at St Mary's 7:00 pm
August 4th – concert in People's Park 7:00 pm
All concerts are at 7pm and are free
Rain location for all concerts is at the Seneca Falls Community Center

2017 Final Assessment Roll Now Available

The 2017 Final Assessment Roll is available online (click here - .pdf) or for review in the Town Clerk’s Office or the Assessment Office during normal business hours.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2016

To comply with State regulations, the Town of Seneca Falls, will be annually issuing 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. Last year, your tap water met all State drinking water health standards. This report provides an overview of last year’s water quality. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to State standards.
- Click here to download the full report (.pdf)

2017 Town of Seneca Falls Adopted Budget

- Click here to download the adopted budget for 2017 (.pdf)

How we ushered in 2017 in Seneca Falls on New Year's Eve


2016 It's A Wonderful Life Festival and 5K Run


Stay Informed on emergency issues with Hyper-Reach

The Seneca Falls Water Department will use, the "Hyper-Reach" emergency telephone notification system to inform residents of emergency water issue such as, boil water advisories and water conservations needs, as a way to reach residents quicker when an issues arises. This is the same system that the Seneca Falls Police Department uses in conjunction with the Seneca County and the Sheriff’s Department. Mobile/cell phone users must register for this service in order to receive notification. Users have the option to receive audio messages, text messages or both along with an email alert. Registration takes a few minutes and all information is kept confidential. All hardline users will automatically receive these notifications. Click here to register.

Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi speaks in Seneca Falls

Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi spoke in Seneca Falls at the Women's Rights National Historic Park on Saturday morning. He discussed his grandmother, who he says played a major role in making his grandfather the man he was to those around the world....

2015 National Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


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

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.

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