Halloween Safety Reminder from the Camillus Police.

The Camillus Police Department wishes everyone a safe and fun-filled Halloween. We encourage residents and visitors to participate in Trick-or-Treat activities throughout the Town of Camillus.

We will be conducting free candy safety scans upon request on Halloween night from 6pm to 9pm. If you are a Camillus resident and wish to have a candy safety scan, please call (315) 487-0102 and a Camillus Police Officer will respond to your residence.

The Camillus Police will also be deploying additional marked and unmarked police patrols during the evening, patrolling residential streets and neighborhoods.

Fall Leaf Pickup Schedule.

October 29-31 / November 15-19
Kasson Road West to the Elbridge Town line between West Genesee Street and Howlett Hill Road.

November 1-5 / November 20-26
Hinsdale Road West to the Van Buren Town line between West Genesee Street and Warners Road / Van Buren Road and Winchell Road.

November 7-9 / November 27- 30
Kasson Road East to the Geddes Town line between West Genesee Street and Gulf Road.

November 12-14 / December 3-5
Hinsdale Road East to the Solvay / Geddes line between West Genesee Street and Warners Road/ Belle Isle Road and Thomas Avenue

Water District Referendum Today

The Town of Camillus will hold a public referendum from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Camillus Municipal Building, 4600 West Genesee Street, in said Town to consider the following proposition:

“Shall the Town of Camillus lease the Camillus Consolidated Water District water distribution system to Onondaga County Water Authority for 40 years.”

Voters must be registered with the Board of Elections as provided for in Article 5 of the New York State Election Law. Absentee ballot applications are available to all eligible voters and may be obtained from the Camillus Town Clerk’s office, 4600 West Genesee Street.
Notice was posted to the Town site on October 15 with letters mailed to most residence last week. The proposition would abolish the Camillus Consolidated District and have it absorbed into absorbed into OCWA. This would allow the town to take 1.6 million off their budget and pass it to the county. As with most things of this nature, some peoples cost will go up, some down.

The current system calculates cost based on sewer charges, some percentage of your assessed home value, a quarterly tax and usage. Which weights the tax based on home value. OCWA calculates via a hydrant fee, base fee and water usage. Which weights their system based on usage.
In a nutshell, if you use a lot of water – your bill will go up.

West Genesee’s Marching Band wins 32nd Governor’s cup.


West Genesee Redistricting

The redistrciting efforts of the West Gennesee School system should be finalized this week. If you have any questions the school has set up a site with the plan, frequently asked questions and meeting minutes. You can read the full details here.

West Genesee will be canceling any activities that begin after 5:00 p.m. this evening Monday, October 29.

Due to weather.


On Saturday, April 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Camillus Police in conjunction with the DEA will hold their fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at the Camillus Walgreens, located at 5206 W. Genesee St, Camillus New York. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Message from the DEA: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

Americans that participated in the DEA’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, 2011, turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the three prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.

“The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the past three Take-Back Day events speaks volumes about the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “DEA remains hard at work to establish just such a drug disposal process, and will continue to offer take-back opportunities until the proper regulations are in place.”

“With the continued support and hard work of our more than 3,945 state, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners, these three events have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of this critical public health issue,” said Leonhart.
For full details, view this message on the web.

Town of Camillus Election Results.

Town Supervisor
Mary Ann Coogan (r) 3,463 def. Kimberly Sacco’s (d) 2,437 votes,.

Town Justice
John Petosa (r) 3,015 def. Donald Swete (d) 2,793.

Highway Superintendant
Marlk Pigula (r) 3590 def. Jim Meyers (d) 2283

First Ward
Eric Hammerle (r) 701 def. Marv Meissner (d) 384

Second Ward
Mike LaFlair (r) 446 def. Mark Kolinski (d) 317

Third Ward
William Davern (r) 500 def. Lisa Sacco (d) 239

Fourth Ward
James Salanger (d) 833 – No Opponent

Fifth Ward
Richard Griffo (d) 652 vs. Christopher Cesta 633
(Awaiting absentee ballot count – Final Results expected next week)

Sixth Ward
David Callahan (r) 797 def. Michelle Constantino-Scot (d) 282

Camillus voters decline dissloution.

The election day referendum to consolidate the Village of Camillus with the Town of Camillus was defeated by votes Tuesday with vote of 229 Against and 158 for.

Patricia butler will be the new mayor defeating Karen Kiggins 198 to 153.

The Village board will consist of Tim Stapleton, Anthony Koumda and Ann Eckert.

More Memorial day activities.

The Village of Camillus will again be hosting the Memorial Day Field Days at Munro Park this weekend with carnival rides, outdoor games, food and more. . Come enjoy some outdoor fun with rides, food, outdoor games and more. The field days will be open:

5/27 from 6pm – 10 pm
5/28 2-6 pm
5/29 2-6 pm
5/30 Immediately following the parade….