Contact Information:
Eden Town Hall
2795 East Church Street
Eden, New York 14057

(716) 992-3408
(716) 992-4131 (Fax)


Town Supervisor:

Melissa M. Hartman


Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesdays
8:00am - Noon

Town of Eden News & Announcements

Music On Main Street – Tonight (July 27th) at 6:30pm

Eden’s Music on Main Street Tonight at 6:30pm featuring Paul Zittel & Pure Country. Concert held on the lawn of the Eden Elementary School or in the school’s auditorium if it rains. Stop by the Eden’s Farmer Market first, grab some food at the food trucks and come by for great music.

Town Clerk’s Hours for week of July 19th only

For the week of July 19th only, the Town Clerk’s hours are:

Monday (July 19th) 9am -noon
Tuesday (July 20th) 9am-noon
Wednesday (July 21st) 9am-noon
Thursday (July 22nd) 8am-4pm
Friday (July 23rd) 8am-4pm

 

 

 

Music on Main Street – Tonight at 6:30pm

Eden’s Music on Main Street is held on the front lawn of the Eden Elementary school tonight at 6:30pm. Tonight’s band is West of the Mark. Bring a chair and enjoy the music. Reminder: No smoking or alcohol on school property.music on main st 21_page-0001

July 4th and July 5th closings

The Eden Town Pool will be closed on July 4th.  The Eden Town Hall and Summer Recreation are closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the Federal holiday.  Swim lessons are also canceled on July 5th.  The pool will be open at 2:30pm for open swim.  

Music on Main Street – Tonight at 6:30pm

Eden’s Music on Main Street starts tonight at 6:30pm on the front lawn of the Eden Elementary school. Tonight’s band is Breakaway. Bring a chair and enjoy the music. Reminder: No smoking or alcohol on school property.music on main st 21_page-0001

2021 High School Senior Parade – Monday, June 21st at 7pm

2021 High School Seniors Parade – Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7pm

Join us to cheer on our Eden High School Seniors as they parade from the Town Hall, down Main Street and up Schoolview.  Show your support by safely lining up (social distance please) along the route to wave and cheer.  We are excited that our some of our Emergency Responders will also be joining in on the fun.  Parade starts at 7pm.

Note to Seniors: Meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 6:30pm.  Come in a car, pickup truck (keep groups to less than 10) or other vehicle.  We encourage a parent or other adult to drive so the seniors can enjoy the moment. If you wish to decorate your vehicle, please have it ready when you arrive in the parking lot.  You are to remain in your vehicle at all times.  Feel free to bring small pieces of candy to throw during the parade.

 

NY Main Street Grant Informational Meeting – June 14th at 2pm

NY Main Street Grant Information Meeting : June 14th at 2pm at the Eden Town Hall
 
The Town of Eden received a $300,000 NY Main Street Program in 2018 & completed building projects and streetscape beautification projects.
 
EDEN is going to submit another grant application in July 2021. Commercial Property Owners will be able to apply for matching funds to a maximum of $50,000* to reimburse their commercial building renovation expenses.
 
More information about this grant can be found at http://edenny.gov/resources/

Eden Summer Recreation and Swim Program

Click Here to Register for Eden Summer Recreation by June 15th.  After June 15th the price will increase $25.  

Click Here to Register for Early Morning Drop-Off for Summer Rec .  Registration for Early Morning Drop-Off will close the Thursday prior to each week being offered.  This is necessary so we are properly staffed.

Click here for to register for Swim Lessons, Lap Swim and Individual Pool Pass.  Swim lessons are offered for ages 5 and up.  

Brush and Bulk Pick up

This week (week of June 6th):
 
Brush Pickup (last one till September) – Have your brush out by 7am on Monday
 
Bulk Garbage – This month only you may have up to 10 items outside of your tote for garbage pickup.

Week of June 6th – Bulk Garbage Pick up

Reminder: June Bulk Garbage for Town of Eden
Week of June 6th – You will be allowed up to 10 items outside of your tote for garbage pickup. The bulk items should be placed out on your service day. All bulk items will be picked up by the end of the week.
 Carpeting must be rolled in lengths of 4 feet or less, taped securely, and no wider than 18 inches.
 Large items must be of size that can easily be handled by two employees.
 Additional acceptable items include small furniture, bedding and mattresses (any size), hot water tanks, and large appliances.
 Any item, such as a weed trimmer or small lawnmower, with an engine requiring oil and gas must have those liquids removed prior to collection.
 Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must have refrigerant (freon) removed by a certified technician and the unit stickered as ‘Freon removed” with the doors removed from refrigerators and freezers.
 No tires, batteries, TV’s

Broadband Options through Spectrum

Charter is offering a variety of broadband options under the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, and all Spectrum Internet plans available have no modem fees, data caps or contracts and include free self-installation. Interested consumers who are not currently Spectrum customers should visit spectrum.com/getqualified or call 1-855-662-9946. Current Spectrum customers can visit spectrum.net/broadbandbenefit to learn more and to see if you qualify.

Registration is now open for Eden Summer Recreation

Registration is now open for Eden Summer Recreation.
Enjoy a summer of sports, arts and crafts, themed days, playground activities, STEAM activities, special events and games. You will need to bring your own lunch. Five year olds entering first grade are eligible to register.
 
Early Drop off registration will open at the beginning of June.

June Bulk Garbage – up to 10 items

June Bulk Garbage for Town of Eden  

Week of June 6th – You will be allowed up to 10 items outside of your tote for garbage pickup.  The bulk items should be placed out on your service day.  All bulk items will be picked up by the end of the week.  

  • Carpeting must be rolled in lengths of 4 feet or less, taped securely, and no wider than 18 inches.
  • Large items must be of size that can easily be handled by two employees.
  • Additional acceptable items include small furniture, bedding and mattresses (any size), hot water tanks, and large appliances.
  • Any item, such as a weed trimmer or small lawnmower, with an engine requiring oil and gas must have those liquids removed prior to collection.
  • Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must have refrigerant (freon) removed by a certified technician and the unit stickered as ‘Freon removed” with the doors removed from refrigerators and freezers.  
  • No tires, batteries, TV’s

 

 

 

 

Annual Tire and Scrap Metal Drop-off: May 15th 9am – 1pm

ATTENTION:  EDEN RESIDENTS   ANNUAL TIRE & SCRAP METAL DROP-OFF

When: Saturday, May 15, 2021           Time:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM      Where:  Eden Highway Garage             

Tires:          The first 2 tires per family will be $1.00 each.  This includes car or light truck tires only. 

For additional or larger tires, the following rates will apply:

Passenger Car Tires:                 $3.00 each              

Light Truck Tires:                    $3.00 each

Heavy Truck Tires                   $10.00 each                    

Tractor Tires                            $10.00 each

Large Tractor Tires                  $12.00 each         

Scrap Iron & Steel:  Any wood, plastic and/or material must be removed from scrap iron and steel.

  • We will take car batteries
  • White goods accepted: hot water tanks, stoves, washer/dryers
  • Refrigerators or freezers will NOT be accepted!
  • Electronics will NOT be accepted!

Town Board meeting – May 12th at 7pm

 

The next scheduled Town Board meeting is Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7pm . Meeting will be held at the Town Hall and livestreamed through Go To Meeting.  Follow the link below to join the meeting online.   Agenda can be found here. 

Eden Town Board meeting
Wed, May 12, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/207321037

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 207-321-037

Recreation Advisory Board meeting -May 4th at 7pm

Next Recreation Advisory Board meeting is May 4th at 7pm. Meeting will be held online only through Go To Meeting. The agenda can be found at http://edenny.gov/recreation-advisory/. All are welcome to join the meeting.
Please join the Recreation Advisory Board meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/353399861  
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123    Access Code: 353-399-861

Town Board meeting – April 28th at 7pm

The next Town Board meeting is Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7pm.  The meeting will be held at the Town Hall and livestreamed through Go To Meeting.  Follow the link below to join the meeting.  Agenda can be found here. 

Town Board Meeting
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/357919797

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 357-919-797

 

 

Vaccination Sign up for Saturday April 10th

Good morning, this is Supervisor Hartman. The Town of Eden will be hosting a Covid-19 vaccination site this Saturday, April 10th from 9am to 4:00pm at the Eden Legion Post 880. They are offering the Moderna vaccine.  Residents that are 18 years or older are eligible to attend.  The link to sign up can be found on the Town Facebook page and Website.  It is also attached to this message if you receive text or email alerts.  Any resident who is unable to sign up through a website, please call the Supervisors office at 716-992-3408 as soon as possible and we will assist you.  We expect that these appointments will fill up fast, please do not wait to get your appointment.  We would like to thank the Erie County Health Department and the Eden Legion Post 880 for assisting in making this possible.

Link to sign up:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=BF1B8D0FDB5B0B90E0530A6C7C16811A

Welcome our new full-time Police Officer

We are excited to welcome our new full-time police Officer Jeremy Lilga. Jeremy has served as a part-time police officer for Eden for the past two years and recently graduated top of his class from the police academy. Eden is extremely lucky to have Jeremy to protect and serve our Community. Please join us in welcoming Officer Lilga to the Town of Eden!

J Lilga

BRUSH PICK UP

Brush pick up will begin Monday, April 5th

Have brush neatly stacked at the road by 7 am

Remember NO branches larger than 6″ in diameter and NO stumps

MORE INFO & SCHEDULE 

Wind Storm causing Power Outages

The National Weather Service forecast for Western New York today is calling for wind gusts of up to 60 mph until at least 4pm.
There are town-wide power outages. National Grid has not given an estimated time of restoration.
Below is a link to our Outage Map that you can access information any time to get updates on areas impacted by outages.
Customers and Constituents that need to report an outage to their home or business should contact National Grid at 1-800-867-5222.

Last day to pay Town and County Taxes (without penalty) – March 15th

Reminder!
Monday, March 15th is the last day to pay 2021 Town and County Taxes without penalty.

The Town Clerk’s Office is open the following hours:
Friday, March 12 8am-4pm, Saturday, March 13 9am-12noon, and Monday, March 15 8am-6pm.

Payments can be made using the locked drop box located outside the entrance to Town Hall (payments by check only),
online (service fee applies: Credit Card: 2.45%, E-Check $1.75, Visa Debit $3.95) or in person.

Town Board meeting – March 10th at 7pm

The next Town Board meeting is Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7pm.  The meeting will be held at the Town Hall and livestreamed through Go To Meeting.  Follow the link below to join the meeting.  Agenda for 3/10/21

Eden Town Board meeting
Wed, Mar 10, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/871321253

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 871-321-253

 

2020 Town and County Tax bill are due Monday, March 15th

The 2021 Town and County Tax bills are due on Monday, March 15th. If you did not receive your tax bill please visit our website for a copy https://egov.basgov.com/eden/ or contact the Town Clerk’s Office @ 992-3408 option 4.

We encourage residents to use the locked drop box located outside the entrance to Town Hall (payments by check only). If requested, a receipt will be mailed.

Payments can also be made online (service fee applies) or in person by appointment.

Recreation Advisory Board meeting -March 2nd at 6pm

Next Recreation Advisory Board meeting is March 2nd at 6pm. Meeting will be held online only through Go To Meeting. The agenda can be found at http://edenny.gov/recreation-advisory/. All are welcome to join the meeting.
Please join the Recreation Advisory Board meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 321-318-285

Water Main Break in Evans

ALERT– ECWA Southtown Customers: Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) is alerting customers that it has experienced a significant break to a 48-inch transmission main near its Sturgeon Point Water Treatment Plant in Evans at approximately 10:45a.m. this morning.     Customers in Orchard Park and areas south could be without water in the coming hours. Customers in the areas of West Seneca, Lackawanna, and southern Cheektowaga will experience reduced water pressure.   ECWA crews are on site, have isolated the break, and are beginning repairs to the transmission main.   Updates will be continually provided as details emerge and new information is available.   We appreciate our customers’ cooperation, patience, and understanding as ECWA crews are diligently working on the repair and restoring service.

Town of Eden Police Reform Plan

The draft of the Town of Eden Police Reform Plan is available for public comments.  The plan can be viewed here.  If you would like to comment on the plan please email Marlene at marlene@edenny.gov.  The comments will be shared with the committee and the Town Board.  Also, public comments will be heard at the next Town Board meeting on March 10th at 7pm.

Town Board meeting – Feb. 10th at 7pm

The next scheduled Town Board meeting is Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7pm.  The meeting will be livestreamed through Go To Meeting.  Follow the link below to join the meeting.  Agenda for 2/10/21

Eden Town Board
Wed, Feb 10, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/142625581

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 142-625-581

Eden Recreation Advisory Board meeting – Feb. 2nd at 6pm

Next Recreation Advisory Board meeting is February 2nd at 6pm. Meeting will be held online only through Go To Meeting. The agenda can be found at http://edenny.gov/recreation-advisory/. All are welcome to join the meeting.
Eden Recreation Advisory Meeting
Tue, Feb 2, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EST)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 656-898-717

Survey for Erie County Sheriff’s Office Police Reform Task Force

You are invited to participate in a research study approved by Hilbert College IRB. In accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 203: New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, this study examines police responsibilities, trust, and collaboration with the community.
 
Participants will complete the survey via online platforms. Completion of the survey should take no longer than 15 minutes. Results of the surveys will be analyzed by the researchers and shared with members of the Department of Graduate Studies at Hilbert College and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Police Reform And Reinvention Collaborative Task Force.
 
THIS SURVEY IS INTENDED TO EXAMINE (ONLY) YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH MEMBERS OF THE ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, SPECIFICALLY THE CRIMINAL DIVISION/ROAD PATROL AND NOT POLICE “IN GENERAL.” This survey is anonymous and the information collected will only be used for fact-finding and gathering data purposes. The gathered information will help to identify key areas for improvement.
 
Completion of the survey will be used to study relationships between community members and the police. Final survey results will be available for public comment in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Collaborative Order. Survey results will provide the Erie County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Task Force and the Office of the Sheriff suggestions in efforts to provide a formal response to the Governor’s mandate, and make recommendations towards improving operations of the ECSO.
 
Respondents will not receive any form of compensation for their participation.
Participation in this study is voluntary. You may decline to participate in this survey. You may also decline to answer any question(s) in this study. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw from the study at any time. Participants will not be able to continue with the survey if they do not agree to participate.
 
Thank you for your participation in the survey!
 

SNOW PLOWING

DID YOU KNOW….

It is against the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (Sec. 1219) to deposit snow or any other material on public highways and sidewalks.
No person shall plow, blow or shovel snow onto or across a highway or sidewalk.
Definition of Highway: The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicle travel.
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to keep snow on your own property or proper steps will have to be taken to prosecute violators.
We need to work together to keep our roads open during the snow season.

Thank you for your cooperation – The Eden Police & Highway Departments.

 

Power Outage today

Notice from National Grid: Starting at 9am power will be out in the area of South Main, Sandrock, Paxon, Kulp, and Oakland for an undetermined amount of time.

Scam Alert

We have had numerous reports of residents receiving calls which have the Eden Police Department
phone number on the caller ID.   The calls in question were scam calls attempting to obtain 
personal information by stating there were arrest warrants issued for them.   If anyone receives 
a call from out number that sounds suspicious, they should hang up and call this department directly.

Hazard Mitigation Plan survey

To Erie County’s Stakeholder Community:

Hello!  As you know, Erie County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  The HMP will analyze the hazards faced by the county and its municipalities, residents, and businesses, and will identify a strategy for minimizing the vulnerability to these hazards.  You may remember being invited to the Planning Partnership Kickoff webinars that were held on November 18 and 19, 2020.  You can find out more about the HMP and the planning process here: https://www.eriecountynyhmp.com/.

I would like to invite you to provide more input into the planning process.  We have developed a short survey about the county and the risks it faces.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would complete the survey and otherwise participate in this important endeavor.  The survey can be found here   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ErieCountyStakeholder

We would appreciate it if you would complete the survey by January 29, 2021.

Christmas Tree Pickup

The Eden Highway Department will continue to pick up Christmas trees…

  • PUT TREE AT CURB
  • REMOVE ALL TINSEL, GARLAND, & DECORATION
  • DO NOT PUT TREES IN BAGS

                   OR

  • BRING TREE TO HIGHWAY GROUNDS FOR DISPOSAL

Recreation Advisory Board meeting – Jan. 5th at 6pm

Next Recreation Advisory Board meeting is January 5th at 6pm.  Meeting will be held online only through Go To Meeting.  The agenda can be found here. 

Eden Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/175057709

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 175-057-709

Wreath Contest Winners

The Eden Recreation’s Wreath Contest had 13 wreaths entered.  They variation of designs and materials used and final submissions were beautiful.  Employees of Town Hall, the Recreation Advisory Board and The Wreath Barn voted on the wreaths.  The winners of the natural category were Laura Scheu with 1st place and Cassidy Smith won 2nd place.  In the artificial category Lindsi Archabald and Natalia Andrews Gage tied for 1st place.  In the overall category, Becca Cerne won 1st place.  Each of the winners will receive a gift certificate for one ham or whole turkey donated by a Friend of the Eden Recreation Department. All entries can be viewed at edenny.gov/recreation.

Streetlights

The Town of Eden is converting all the streetlights to LED. This project will begin today and continue until the middle of January (weather pending). After the project is complete, streetlight outages can be reported to the Supervisor’s office (992-3408 opt. 1).

Dec. 9th at 7pm – Eden Town Board Meeting

The next scheduled Town Board meeting is Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7pm. Click here for the updated agenda. This meeting will be held virtually only on Go To Meeting.  See the link below to access the meeting.   A public hearing for Renewal of Special Use Permits will be held at 7:30pm.

The Town of Eden is updating our police practices and procedures in compliance with the recent New York State Police Reform Bill requirements.  Our Police Reform and Reinvention Committee is looking for public comments and/or concerns regarding the police protection services in our community.  A public comment session will be available during this Eden Town Board meeting on December 9th.

You can join the meeting at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/627969445.  You can also dial in using your phone at 1-408-650-3123, access code 627-969-445.

 

December Bulk Garbage Pick up

Bulk Garbage Pickup is the week of December 8th. Only 2 items outside of your garbage tote will be picked up.

Winners of the Turkey Coloring Contest

The Eden Recreation Department is happy to announce the winners of the Mindful Coloring Turkey Contest.  The turkeys received used mediums of markers, crayons, gel pens with glitter, and colored pencils.  A wide variety of color were used in some pieces, while others focused on details in shading, natural color, color themes and outlining. Each winner will receive a $5 gift card compliments of our sponsor, Tim Horton’s of Eden.  A special thank you to our Town Clerk, Emily Hawkins for judging the beautiful designed turkeys. 

The winners in each category are: Brixton Hock – 5 & under, Alison Blasz and Millie Hock – 6 – 12 yrs old, Ava Dzubella – 13 -18 yrs old and Sandra Borowski – 19 and up.  Congratulations!

The time is now…

The time is now…

The Town of Eden had 64 new cases this past week.  That means that in the past two weeks, we have had 105 new cases.  This is over a 100% increase from the first 8 months of the pandemic combined for our town.  If you compare to other zip codes from our area, you will see we are the worst.  I have been in communication with the County and we can’t pinpoint a single reason and therefore we must consider this to be widespread.

I am urging residents to only celebrate Thanksgiving with members in their households this year.  I realize for some; this sacrifice is great.  However, this is the necessary steps we must take to help save lives.  Together we can get through this. Please continue to wear masks, wash hands, social distance and support our local businesses as best we can.

Please have a safe and as happy as you can Thanksgiving.  Remember, a vaccine is near and we must be strong a little longer.  #Edenstrong

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Garbage Pick up for Thursday (Nov. 26) and Friday (Nov. 27)

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday’s garbage pick up will be on Friday and Friday’s regular garbage pick up will be on Saturday. 

The next bulk pickup ( allowing 2 extra items outside of your tote) will be the week of December 6th.  

Covid-19 Update: Orange Cluster Zone

Covid-19 Update: Orange Cluster Zone
Today the Town of Eden was designated an Orange Cluster Zone. This is due to the rapid increase in the Covid-19 positive cases over the past week. We are urging our residents to take these restrictions seriously to help reduce our numbers. The restrictions are listed below. Businesses that have changes or closures will go into effect Friday, November 20, 2020 and School closures will go into effect starting Monday, November 23, 2020.
Businesses that have to close under the Orange Cluster Zone include the following:
Gyms
Fitness Centers and Classes
Barber Shops
Hair Salons
Spas
Tattoo or Piercing Parlors
Nail Technicians
Cosmetologists
Aestheticians
Laser Hair Removal
All other personal care
orange zone chart

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update
November, 16, 2020
In the past week, Eden’s positive Covid-19 cases increased by 41. This is a startling number and needs to be taken very seriously. The recent increase is not due to one particular source, it is widespread.
We all must work together to reduce the spread. We are asking that every Eden resident do their part and please wear your mask, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing. Until we start to do all of these things, we believe the numbers will continue to increase.
Residents of all ages are testing positive. Please remain vigilant as many children are asymptomatic but can spread the virus. Also, many positive cases are reporting cold-like symptoms. If you are experiencing any symptoms, we urge you to stay home and recommend you get tested. Please call the Erie County Department of Health at 716-858-2929 to get information on here to get tested or visit the State website https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/covid-19-screen/
While holidays are very special for every family, we need to use common sense when planning our Thanksgiving celebrations this year. The CDC guidelines recommend that you limit your gathering to those that reside in your household. If this is something that can’t be achieved, guests from outside the household should wear a mask when not eating. We recognize that this is not ideal, however it may save lives.

Zoning Board Meeting

Zoning Board of Appeals will be holding a virtual meeting on Thursday November 19th at 7:00pm.

The GoToMeeting link is listed below:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/526307837

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

 

 

Rt. 62 Closure from 1st St to 2nd St starting Wednesday, Nov. 11

Good Afternoon, this is Supervisor Hartman with important information about a road closure. Starting Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Route 62 (Main Street) will be closed in the Town of Eden from First Street to Second Street for sewer work. The road will re-open nightly around 5:00pm. The work is expected to be completed Friday, November 13th. The County’s detour will be from East Church Street to Jennings to School Street in North Collings. Work will continue near the road beyond Friday but will not cause the road to be closed. Thank you and please stay safe.
Melissa M. Hartman
Eden Town Supervisor

Town Board Meeting – Thursday, November 12th

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF EDEN, NEW YORK

The Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board will be held at the Eden Town Hall, 2795 East Church Street, Eden, New York at 7:00 PM on the 12th Day of November, 2020.

No Meeting will be held on November 11, 2020.

Emily Hawkins, Town Clerk

Bulk Garbage Week – Nov. 3rd-6th

This week (Nov. 3rd-6th) is bulk garbage week. Only 2 items allowed outside of your garbage totes. It is also recycling week.

Wind Gusts today (Nov. 2nd) up to 50 mph

The National Weather Service forecast for Western NY is wind gusts of up to 50 mph through midnight tonight.

Customers and Constituents that need to report an outage to their home or business should contact National Grid at 1-800-867-5222.

Customers can also receive personalized alerts by text, email, and/or phone when an outage is detected at their property by enrolling in the company’s outage alert option. To register, text REG to 64743, enter your National Grid electricity account number and select your preferred method(s) of notification. Customers also can text OUT to 64743 to report an outage.

Below is a link to our Outage Map that you can access information any time to get updates on areas impacted by outages.

https://www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Business/Storms-Outages/Outage-Map

Urgent Need for Drivers

Do you have a few extra hours a week?  Do you enjoy giving back to your community?

Become a volunteer driver for the Town of Eden’s senior citizens.  Use the Town’s vehicle to assist seniors with medical appointments.  Please contact the Town Hall at 992-3408 if you are interested in driving.

Exemptions for Eden Residents 65 and Older

Enhanced STAR: Owner must apply for the exemption before March 1st of the year they turn 65.  Adjusted gross income for 2019 must be less than $90,550.  No annual renewal required.

Aged Senior:  Owner must apply for the exemption before March 1st of the year they turn 65.  Adjusted gross income for 2019 must be less than $35,399.  Annual renewal is required.

For more information, please call the Assessor’s Office at 992-9135.

Senator Gallivan Honors Eden Soldier

Supervisor Hartman was honored to join Senator Gallivan in recognition of Army Captain John J. Levulis to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.


October 27, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jim Ranney O: 716.656.8544 C: 716.256.9001

 SENATOR GALLIVAN HONORS EDEN SOLDIER 

 ARMY CAPTAIN JOHN LEVULIS POSTHUMOUSLY NAMED TO THE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME  

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is naming Army Captain John J. Levulis to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  Levulis is an Eden native who served with the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan.  In 2015, Captain Levulis died of injuries suffered in the crash of his military Humvee while traveling to an Army base in New Jersey.

Senator Gallivan joined members of Captain Levulis’ family and representatives of Newell Faulkner American Legion Post 880 in Eden, in announcing the honor Tuesday.

“Captain Levulis represents the best our nation has to offer,” Senator Gallivan said.  “He served with pride and distinction as an infantry platoon leader with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, was decorated for his actions in Afghanistan and gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to a grateful nation. Naming Captain Levulis to the Veterans’ Hall of Fame is not only appropriate, it will ensure that his courage and sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

“I thank Senator Gallivan for nominating John.  It is comforting to know that he is being remembered and will have his name listed with fellow veterans from across New York State,” said Julianne Viviano, Captain Levulis’ widow.

“Our family misses John very much, but we are pleased to know that his memory lives on.  We are grateful to Senator Gallivan and thankful for the outpouring of love and support we continue to receive from the community,” said Barbara Levulis, Captain Levulis’ mother.

Captain Levulis attended Eden Central High School, was a 2012 summa cum laude graduate of Niagara University and a ROTC cadet.  Levulis was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum and served as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Afghanistan.  He was the recipient of numerous awards and medals, including the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Campaign Medal, Airborne Wings and the Meritorious Service Medal.

In May 2015, Levulis was traveling with three other Fort Drum soldiers in a military convoy en route to Fort Dix, New Jersey when their Humvee was struck by a civilian vehicle on New Jersey Turnpike.  Captain Levulis suffered serious injuries and died a few days later.  He was 25.

A foundation created in Captain Levulis’ memory provides college scholarships at Niagara University and Eden Central High School.  The foundation also supports community and veteran organizations and projects.

New York State previously designated a portion of state route 75 in the Town of Eden the “Captain John J. Levulis Memorial Highway.”

The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame honors and recognizes outstanding veterans who have distinguished themselves in military and civilian life.  Each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special on-line exhibit commemorating the contributions of these exemplary New York veterans.  The NY State Senate will introduce this year’s full slate of inductees on Veterans Day, November 11.

Early Voting

Early Voting in the Town of Eden is being held at the American Legion Post 880 only. Early Voting takes place October 24th – November 1st. It is open Monday – Friday from noon-9pm and Saturday-Sunday from noon-6pm.

Town Board meeting – October 28th at 7pm

The next scheduled Town Board meeting is October 28, 2020 at 7pm at the Eden Town Hall.  A public hearing will be held at 7:15 on the proposed Town Budget.  The meeting will also be live streamed on Go To Meeting, see below for access to the online meeting.  October 28th Agenda

** You can join us online at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/996099301.  You can also dial in using your phone, (646) 749-3122.   Access Code: 996-099-301

Halloween

Halloween is a highly anticipated event each year for residents of all ages.  While this is not a town sponsored event, trick-or-treating is a time-honored tradition.  This year we hope to be able to have this event on October 31, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Please note that the CDC guidelines consider Halloween to be high-risk.  Families will need to decide on their own if and how they would like to participate.  Below are recommendations from the CDC on how to participate safely:

Make trick-or-treating safer

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.

Wear a mask

  • Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
  • A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

  • Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.

Wash your hands

  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.

If CDC guidelines or State regulations change from now until Halloween, we will update you.  In the meantime, we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Clarksburg Bridge Closed

Clarksburg at New Oregon Road remains closed at this time due to an accident involving a propane tanker this morning.  The Clarksburg bridge will remain closed indefinitely.

Eden Central School Taxes are due October 15th

Thursday October 15, 2020 is the last day to pay Eden Central School taxes without penalty. The Town Clerk’s Office is open the following hours:
Tuesday 8am-4pm
Wednesday 8am-12pm and 4pm-6pm
Thursday 8am-6pm

Payments by check can be left in the locked drop box at either entrance to Eden Town Hall.

If you have any questions or have not received your bill please call 716-992-3408 Option 4

Thank you,
Emily Hawkins, Collector of Taxes

BRUSH PICKUP **** October 5TH

BRUSH PICK UP – Brush to be curbside by 7AM Monday,  October 5th!

***REMEMBER *** 

NO Logs larger than 6″ Diameter

NO Branches larger than 6″ Diameter

Bonus Bulk Garbage Pickup – Week of October 4th

This year your garbage tax included two bonus bulk garbage pickups during the week of June 1st and October 4thDuring those weeks ONLY, you are allowed to place up to 10 items outside of your tote for pickup.  Bulk waste and white goods will be collected separately (in a separate truck) from your household waste and recycling.  Bulk pickup occurs on your service day or the day following your service day.

Guidelines to follow:

  • Carpeting must be rolled in lengths of 4 feet or less, taped securely, and no wider than 18 inches.
  • Large items must be of size that can easily be handled by two employees.
  • Additional acceptable items include small furniture, bedding and mattresses (any size), hot water tanks, and large appliances.
  • Any item, such as a weed trimmer or small lawnmower, with an engine requiring oil and gas must have those liquids removed prior to collection.
  • Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must have refrigerant (freon) removed by a certified technician and the unit stickered as ‘Freon removed” with the doors removed from refrigerators and freezers.