Liverpool: Tulip Street neighbors worried about proposed Meyer Manor Apartments

Two dozen residents of the Tulip Street area north of the Thruway attended the Nov. 16 meeting of the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees to express their concerns about a 130-unit apartment complex proposed for their neighborhood.

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Clay budget includes 3.4 percent tax increase

Residents in the town of Clay will pay about 3.4 percent more in taxes in 2016, according to the budget passed Nov. 16 by the town board.

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Minimal tax increase in Salina budget

Taxpayers in the town of Salina will pay less than a dollar a month more in town taxes next year.

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Cicero tax levy jumps nearly 12 percent

While the Cicero Town Board won’t receive a raise next year, spending is up more than 9 percent in the 2016 budget, which the town board approved Nov. 18 in a 4-1 vote.

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LETTER: Dell thanks voters

To the editor: I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the residents of Onondaga County who exercised their right to vote on Election Day and a special thank you to those of you who voted for me for county clerk.

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LETTER: Venesky thanks Cicero voters

To the editor: I want to sincerely thank everyone in the town of Cicero who supported me in my campaign for town supervisor.

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Voter turnout dismal

Experts blame lack of contested races in Onondaga County, voter apathy

Only about 25 percent of voters cast their ballots during the local elections, according to Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny.

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LETTER: Nicotra thankful for support

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who came out to vote on Election Day in the Town of Salina.

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LETTER: Szczesniak thanks Third District voters

To the editor: I want to express my appreciation to all the voters I met while campaigning who encouraged me to use my experience to better their lives in Onondaga County. I would have been deeply honored to represent and serve the residents of the Third District. It’s something I would not have taken lightly or for granted. I appreciate the support from all the people who voted for and supported me.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Prepare for winter at upcoming training session

As winter draws near, it’s important to prepare ourselves for what the season might bring. Storms in recent years have brought unprecedented amounts of snow, freezing rain, high winds and extreme temperatures. Here in Onondaga County, those conditions can be harmful, causing power outages, endangering walkways and interrupting essential services. That’s why I encourage all to attend the upcoming Citizen Preparedness Training I’m hosting with the American Red Cross.

Burtis holds onto Third District seat

Less than 120 votes separated Tim Burtis from Ed Szczesniak on Election Night as they battled for Onondaga County’s Third Legislative District. Burtis held the lead with 2,248 votes, or 51 percent. Szczesniak had 49 percent of the vote at 2,129. Szczesniak said Tuesday night he wasn’t sure yet if he would challenge the results or ask that the absentee ballots be counted, but he ultimately conceded the race shortly after midnight.

Salina board returns to office

Mark Nicotra will return to office in Salina, having received 4,189 votes. He’ll be joined by fellow incumbents First Ward Councilor Colleen Gunnip (1,207 votes), Second Ward Councilor Jim Magnarelli (992 votes), Third Ward Councilor Jerry Ciciarelli (891 votes) and Fourth Ward Councilor Michael DelVecchio (986 votes). Town Justice Paul Carey was also reelected, gaining 4,106 votes.

Unopposed Clay officials coast through elections

Facing no opposition once again, town of Clay Supervisor Damian Ulatowski and board members Joseph Bick, David Hess and Eugene Young held onto their offices on Election Night.

Dell wins Onondaga County clerk race

Lysander Town Clerk Lisa Dell has been elected Onondaga County clerk. Dell, a Republican, received 61.37 percent of the votes. Democrat Kerin Rigney received 38.55 percent.

Liverpool: Drainage issues mitigated at Young & Franklin parking lot

The corner of Pearl and Salina streets looks appreciably drier these days. At the Oct. 19 meeting of the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees, Mayor Gary White reported that drainage issues in the southeast corner of the village have been mitigated.