Waterloo, New York –The Village of Waterloo in partnership with Seneca County, has been leading an initiative to honor the brave service members who have received the distinguished Purple Heart Award with a new local Wall of Honor that recognizes this distinctive military honor. In recognition of Veteran’s Day, the Village is issuing another call for Purple Heart recipients (and their family members) to apply and be recognized at the May 2021 official dedication ceremony and have their name forever engraved on the living memorial in Lafayette Square.
Over the summer, the Purple Heart Wall of Honor was unveiled, and on May 30, 2021 it will be officially dedicated with a formal ceremony along with various Memorial Day events. “As Veterans Day reminds us to honor military veterans for what they have done for our freedom, we want to bring attention to our local service members who have earned this honor to ensure they are properly recognized and encourage all eligible honorees to apply.” said Mayor O’Connor.
“The Wall of Honor in Lafayette Park is a fitting and lasting tribute to those service members who have been recognized as a Purple Heart Recipient. We are all grateful for their service and commitment,” said Robert Hayssen, Chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors.
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.
To ensure a successful application, the Village is asking that the application be submitted by February 15, 2021, in person or by mail to the Waterloo Village Office at 41 West Main Street, Waterloo, NY 13165, or call (315)539-9131. This submission will provide applicants with eligibility for both the Waterloo, NY Purple Heart Wall of Honor as well as the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor https://www.thepurpleheart.com/. The application is available at the Village office and can also be found on the Village of Waterloo’s website at: http://waterloony.com
To acquire any missing military 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.
The Village is collaborating with Cornell University to develop an architectural design concept for 38 Washington Street (former Moore’s Furniture). The Village and Cornell University students are soliciting feedback from Village residents to determine the mix of uses for the site. Everyone’s perspectives will be beneficial to produce a well-rounded concept. Please take 5-10 minutes to watch the video and fill out the survey below!
The Waterloo Community Center has been closed to the public since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After careful deliberation, we are excited to announce that we are offering the following safe activities to the community:
- Adult Pickleball: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, beginning 10/28.
- Adult Exercise Class instructed by Nancy Lee: Tuesdays and Thursdays,
1pm – 2pm, beginning 11/5.
- Open gym for Walking: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays,
10am – 12pm, beginning 10/26.
The following health and safety protocols are required to participate:
- Wearing of face coverings that cover the mouth and the nose.
- 6 feet social distancing at all times.
- Washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer before and after activities.
- Health screening form to be filled out upon entry to the facility.
- No handshakes, high fives, or fist bumps.
- No socializing before, after, or between games/activities.
- The Center remains closed for open gym and other youth activities at this time
- Per the Waterloo Community Center Youth Group’s recommendation, we will be purchasing 2 Xbox Series X consoles and a second Wide Screen TV.
The Waterloo Community Center and Village of Waterloo will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 health crisis when deciding on future recreational activities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions or concerns please call Mike Slywka at 315-539-5309.
This is the link for the audio of theJoint fire district meeting July 20, 2020
Village residents are now able to have yard sales. Please follow the social distancing protocols and have customers wear masks. You will need to obtain a permit from the Village Office. Two 3 day sales are allowed per year. You will also be able to have a sale for the week of July 13th to the 19th with no permit.
EFFECTIVE JUNE 22ND, 2020
YOU MAY PAY IN PERSON AT OUR FRONT WINDOW ON THE STREET
(TO THE RIGHT OF THE FRONT DOOR) OUR LOBBY WILL STILL REMAIN CLOSED
PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING ESPECIALLY IF OTHER PEOPLE ARE AT THE WINDOW WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO STILL USE OUR DROP BOX
(THE MAIL SLOT ALSO TO THE RIGHT OF THE FRONT DOOR) AND THE MAIL SERVICE.YOU MAY ALSO PAY YOUR BILL ONLINE BUT IT MUST BE PAID ON OR BEFORE THE DUE DATE
EFFECTIVE JUNE 22ND, 2020 WE WILL BE ACCEPTING WATER SAMPLES HERE AT OUR OFFICE, MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.OR YOU MAY CONTINUE TO TAKE YOUR SAMPLES TO OUR WATER PLANT AT 3754 KIME BEACH ROAD, GENEVA (FIRE LANE #4)
PLEASE CONTACT JIM BROMKA WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS AT 315-651-0274
Spring is here and summers on its way and we would like to remind residents of the Village of some property upkeep rules:
No owner or occupant of any real property located within the Village of Waterloo shall allow such real property to become overgrown with brush, grass or weeds or allow the unlawful accumulation on such property of rubbish or trash.
It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of any real property located within the Village of Waterloo to cut, trim and remove any such brush, grass or weeds thereon and to remove from such real property any accumulation of rubbish or trash thereon.
If such owner or occupant fails, neglects or refuses to so comply within five days after service of such notice, the Superintendent of Public Works shall cause the cutting and/or removal of the brush, grass or weeds or rubbish and trash. In any such case, the owner or occupant of such real property shall pay to the Village a fee of $150 for the first occurrence, $250 for the second occurrence and $400 for each occurrence thereafter.
Further codes can be found on the Villages website at waterloony.com. Have a safe and happy season!