Category Archives: Waterloo Village News

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.”


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

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 The standard Form 180 (SF180) is required to obtain military records and can be found at 

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


March 27th, 4:30 – 6:30pm Fatzinger Hall Auditorium (at the Library) 31 East Williams Street, Waterloo, NY

Complete Streets make communities and neighborhoods more livable by ensuring all people can get safely where they need to go – from work and school to all the errands and strolls in between. By increasing ones connectivity to their neighborhood streets, quality of life improves for all.

Please join us for “Streets that are Shared by All – Waterloo,” a Complete Streets session facilitated by Justin Booth, Principal at Make Communities, LLC and Executive Director of GOBike Buffalo. Justin is an expert in creating livable streets and vibrant communities. Participants will engage in thinking about the key elements of a streetscape, and how they contribute to safety, equity, and accessibility.

Light refreshments will be provided!

Please RSVP below, or if you have questions contact Heather Bachman at OR 585-344-7573

Employment opportunity

The Village of Waterloo is seeking a full time person for the Refuse Department.  This position includes all duties necessary for the Village Solid Waste (Refuse) pick up operation, including the operation of the refuse truck. A CDL is required.  This full time position is within the DPW Association and includes the Village benefit program. Please forward a resume including all related job experience to or by mail to the Village of Waterloo, 41 W. Main St., Waterloo, NY  13165, Attn: Mike Forde.   Or you may call the Village Office at 315-539-9131.