Category Archives: Good News

Budget workshop announcement

We had set the Budget Workshop date, at our 3/9/2020 Village Board Meeting, for this Monday, 3/30/2020 @ 3pm in the Village Office.  However, per Executive Order 202 Article 7 of the Public Officers Law, we will now be holding that meeting by conference call only.  The public can listen in by calling: 1.646.307.1990 / Access Code: 738-763-582#.  No public questions will be taken at this time, as all public call in will be listen only mode.  However, we will post a link to this audio recorded meeting, upon completion, on the Village Website, and we will also publish a public hearing notice for the Budget Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020 @ 7pm.  This Public Hearing date and time were also set at our 3/9/2020 Village Board Meeting.  Most likely, the scheduled April 13,2020 Public Hearing, Organizational Meeting, and Regular Board Meeting will be by conference call only, as well.

Village Offices

Urgent Announcement! March 17, 2020

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR STAFF, THE VILLAGE OF WATERLOO OFFICE LOBBY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE-
WE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO ACCEPT PAYMENTS AT OUR WINDOW.

PAYMENTS MUST BE MAILED OR PLACED IN OUR DROP BOX BY OUR FRONT ENTRANCE. WE WILL BE ONLY ACCEPTING CHECKS AT THIS TIME.

YOU MAY ALSO PAY YOUR BILL ONLINE THRU OUR WEBSITE BUT MUST BE PAID ON OR BEFORE THE DUE DATE OR THE OPTION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO YOU ANYMORE UNTIL YOUR NEXT BILLING CYCLE

FOR OTHER QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL THE VILLAGE OFFICE THROUGH OUR CONTACT FORM OR DIRECTLY AT VILLAGEOFFICE@WATERLOONY.COM. YOU CAN ALSO MESSAGE DIRECTLY THROUGH FACEBOOK AS THIS WILL ALSO BE MONITORED ON A DAILY BASIS.

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY AS ALWAYS PLEASE DIAL 911

PLEASE BE SAFE AND STAY HEALTHY

Village of Waterloo DRI Application Public Engagement Meeting!

The Village of Waterloo is inviting all Waterloo area residents to attend and provide their input towards their 2020 Downtown Revitalization Initiative application. 

Public Engagement is a critical component to the Village’s application and residents are encouraged to attend the informational meeting Wednesday, February 26th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Ciccino’s in Waterloo at 22 E Main Street. 

There will be a short presentation describing the DRI process followed by interactive public feedback stations. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) provides communities the opportunity to transform downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities with a $10 million grant award.

“What do you think? We want to know.” said Mayor Jack O’Connor, “Please assist us in building a strong and reflective DRI application for the Village of Waterloo, don’t forget to fill out the survey on the Village website.”

SECOND AND FINAL CALL FOR PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS FOR 2020 EVENT!

Waterloo, New York – The Village of Waterloo is leading an initiative to honor the brave service members who have received the distinguished Purple Heart with a new local memorial that recognizes this distinctive military honor. The Village is now issuing its second and final call for Purple Heart recipients to be recognized at the 2020 commemoration and memorial unveiling event.

On May 30th 2020, the Waterloo community will unveil the new memorial, complemented with various events including a formal ceremony at the memorial site in Lafayette Park. 

The Purple Heart was first instituted by George Washington in 1782 to honor bravery in action. The second and current iteration of the award, dating back to February 22, 1932, is to honor those killed or wounded in combat while serving their country. The Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration presented to our brave service members. 

At this time the Village is again encouraging ANY Purple Heart recipients that wish to be included in the memorial and community celebration of service to apply for recognition. “We want to be sure that anyone who has earned this honor can be properly recognized. It is exciting to see the many applications that have already been submitted and want to be sure we capture as many as possible in the timeline allotted for this year’s events” said Mayor O’Connor.  

To ensure a successful application, the Village is asking that the application be submitted by February 15, 2020, in person or by mail to the Waterloo Village Office at 41 West Main Street, Waterloo, NY 13165, or call (315)539-9131 for review by the Waterloo Purple Heart Memorial committee. This submission will provide applicants with eligibility for both the Waterloo, NY memorial as well as the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor https://www.thepurpleheart.com/.

To acquire any missing documentation, contact the Seneca County Veterans Services Office at (315) 539-1651, or the National Personnel Records Center at (314) 801–0800, or at https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center/military-personnel. The standard Form 180 (SF180) is required to obtain military records and can be found at https://bit.ly/2vqjfMx. 

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

This local initiative is a reflection of our area’s aspiration to recognize those remarkable few who have been bestowed this award for their outstanding service by placing their name in stone for all to honor.

Thank you to all interested in our local community’s Purple Heart recognition efforts, and particularly those who have served our great country.

Most humbly,

Jack O’Connor
Village of Waterloo Mayor

Click below for an application:

Waterloo & National Purple Heart Application