Summer Part-Time Gardener Position

The Village of Baldwinsville Department of Public Works is offering a part-time paid gardening position for the summer of 2018.  This position will report directly to the Village Engineer.  Responsibilities will primarily involve upkeep and maintenance of flower beds in Village parks, watering and maintenance of hanging baskets and planters in public areas and upkeep of public green spaces.    Applicants must be willing to work outdoors.  The position requires a substantial amount of walking and light duty lifting. 

Employment Period – April 16 through Oct. 12, 2018 (approximate start and end dates)

Days - Monday through Friday

Hours - Flexible (maximum of 20 hours per week).

Pay Rate - $12.00/hour   

The Village maintains gardens at the following locations:

  • Village Hall and the Police Station
  • Mercer Park Entrance and Concession/Restroom Building
  • Village Square
  • Pride of Baldwinsville Sign
  • Parking Lot in front of Red Mill Inn
  • Paper Mill Island
  • Visitors Center and Memorial Gardens on South Shore West Trail
  • McHarrie Park
  • Community Park (Entrance sign and around restroom building)
  • Post Office Memorial
  • Point Park on East Oneida Street

Work involves spring raking and cleaning of all gardens, selection and planting annual flowers, mulching beds, regular maintenance throughout the summer months, cleaning and end-of-summer maintenance in the fall.  The Village also maintains hanging baskets and planters in our business district.  This position will be responsible for watering baskets and planters as well as cleaning and maintaining planters.      

Those interested should have an interest and knowledge of gardening and landscaping.  Applications for this position may be obtained at Village Hall.

Fertilizer Cutoff

If you plan to fertilize your lawn this fall, remember that it is against NYS law to fertilize lawns between December 1 and April 1.
Visit DEC’s Lawn Fertilizer webpage for more information. The law does not apply to agricultural fertilizer or fertilizer for gardens.
For more info go to DPW documents. 


The Village is pleased to announce completion of a new kayak launch in  Community Park.  This launch provides easy access for kayaking in the Seneca River.  This portion of the river provides great flat water kayaking with the opportunity to view many species of wildlife including heron, water fowl, bald eagles, muskrats and more.  Parking is readily available and there are restrooms directly adjacent to the launch site.  This launch will be open until mid-November (depending on weather conditions).  We encourage all local kayakers to come and try it out.