Halloween in the Village of Baldwinsville

As is true every year, Halloween trick-or-treating is an individual choice. For the safety of all, trick-or-treating should occur on October 31st, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and we would ask everyone to consider the following precautions this year because of the COVID-19 virus that is still a concern for all.

HOMEOWNERS: If you chose to give out candy, please consider how you can do so while keeping yourself and the children who may come to your door safe – wear a mask and gloves; place candy into the child’s bag rather than having them reach into your bowl; find a fun way to deliver the candy in a socially “distant” way. If you chose not to participate, please keep your porch lights off that evening.

PARENTS: If you chose to allow your children to participate, consider a costume that can incorporate a face mask; trick-or-treat in small groups;  be a good role model and wear your mask; if a house looks overly crowded,  move on to another home with fewer trick-or-treaters. And if you or your child has a fever or any other COVID-19 symptoms, please remain home and find another way to celebrate the holiday with them.

Lastly, circumstances may change that will necessitate Halloween trick-or-treating not occur within the Village this year.  While we certainly hope that does not occur, we will be closely following the guidelines established by Gov. Cuomo and the NYS Department of Health.  We will share any updates with the community as they become available to us.

Election Results – congrats to the Incumbents

September 15th Election Results for Office of Trustee (3 Postions for 4 years each)

Megan E. O’Donnell 335

Michael G. Shepard 329

Bruce W. Stebbins 330

Dennis N. Sick 96

NOW, THEREFORE, We declare the following names elected to the Office of Trustee –

Megan O’Donnell, Bruce Stebbins and Michael Shepard

Total number of persons voting on machine 340

Total absentee ballots 61

Total write ins 6

Total number of voters 407                                         

Chair Yoga at Canton Woods

Chair Yoga taught by Yvonne Martin, Kripalu Instructor. Yvonne has taught at Canton Woods for several years.

Discover Kripalu Yoga, a gentle practice of breathing techniques, mindful movement and meditation, all with an emphasis on compassionate self acceptance and awareness.

Here’s the link:

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Ash Trees Program

Village residents may or may not be aware of an invasive species that attacks ash trees. The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that infects and ultimately kills ash trees. Unfortunately, we have quite a few ash trees along our village streets and in our parks. Over the next two years we will embark on a program to remove these trees. Unfortunately, this will result in a substantial loss of tree canopy along some streets and in both Community Park and Mercer Park. New trees will be planted as infected trees are removed. If you have any questions regarding dead or dying street trees at your home, please feel free to contact our Village Engineering office at 315-635-9665.

Schedule for yard waste collection

Yard waste collection will be twice each month (first and third weeks) through the summer and weekly in the fall. Dates of yard waste pickup are:

June 1

September 8

November 2

June 15

September 21

November 9

July 6

October 5

November 16

July 20

October 13

August 3

October 19

August 17

October 26

We may be forced to deviate from this schedule due to weather conditions or other unforeseen issues.

Please place your yard waste behind the curb (on the grass to allow traffic to move freely) prior to each Monday listed on the schedule above. The Village DPW will be attempting to collect all yard waste on Mondays. However, there may be some weeks we are unable to collect throughout the entire Village in one day. If your yard waste is not collected on Monday, please leave it at the curb as we will be coming around later in the week (usually Tuesdays or later depending on time of the year and weather) to finish our collection.

Closed to Public but Business as usual

All Vilage of Baldwinsville buildings are closed to the public. This includes Canton Woods Senior Center. That being said – it is still business as usual. All departments are available by phone.

Please call the department needed to see if your business can be conducted over the phone or via email.

Village Clerk/Water: 315-635-3521

Codes Office: 315-635-2481

Non-Emergency Police: 315-635-6808 or call 911

DPW: 315-635-9665

Canton Woods Senior Center: 315-638-4536

Justice Court: 315-635-6355

Please note that all payments ( water, taxes, court fines and code permits) can be placed in the drop box at Village Hall, mailed to the Clerk’s office at 16 West Genesee Street or be paid by credit card online at: www.baldwinsville.org

Collection of Unused Drugs

There is now a locked prescription drug collection receptacle in Village Hall, 16 West Genesee Street, for the public to utilize. The public will be able to drop off their unused prescriptions weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This service is provided by a grant that the Police department was awarded by CVS. The Police department will be responsible for emptying the canister and getting the drugs to the DEA.