Tonight’s concert featuring “The Center Street Band” will be held in the Main Street School Auditorium from 6:00-9:00PM due to the prediction for inclement weather.
The Village of Waterloo will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 13th 2022 at 7 P.M. Residents may attend via phone conference. For contact the Village office at 315-539-9131.
The hearing is held for the purpose of hearing public comments on the Village’s community
development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2022 funding year. The CDBG program is administered by the New York State Office of Community Renewal (OCR), and will make funds available to eligible local governments for housing; economic development; including microenterprise assistance for businesses with five or fewer individuals including the owner(s); public facilities; public infrastructure; and planning activities, with the principal purpose of benefitting low/moderate income persons. The hearing will provide further information about the CDBG program and will allow for citizen participation in the development of any proposed grant applications and/or to provide technical assistance to develop alternate proposals.
Comments on the CDBG program or proposed project(s) will be received at this time. The hearing is being conducted pursuant to Section 570.486, Subpart I of the CFR and in compliance with the requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Comments and questions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted in writing to Village Mayor, John O’Connor at 41 West Main Street, Waterloo, NY 13165 until Monday, June 13th 2022. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, those with hearing impairments, or those in need of translation from English, those individuals should contact the Village of Waterloo at 315-539-9131 at least one week in advance of the hearing date to allow for necessary arrangements.
On Monday, May 30, 2022, the Village of Waterloo dedicated the “Purple Heart Wall of Honor” in Lafayette Park, Memorial Day Place Waterloo, NY.
Waterloo, New York –The Village of Waterloo has led a multi-year initiative to honor the brave service members nominated by family and friends who have received the distinguished Purple Heart Award with a new local Wall of Honor that recognizes this distinctive military honor this Memorial Day and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, a soft unveiling was held in August of 2020 and now fittingly, the official dedication ceremony is taking place on Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York the birthplace of Memorial Day, on Monday May 30th at 5pm in Lafayette Park with Senator Helming as the Master of Ceremonies.
The Purple Heart Wall of Honor dedication is part of Waterloo’s 156th Remembrance of Memorial Day with Commemoration events starting in the morning of Military Services at Village Cemeteries, Veterans Bike Rally, and a Commemorative Parade down Main Street at 4pm followed with a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Lafayette Park, and the Purple Heart dedication at 5pm on the main stage.
“I am so pleased this day has arrived,” said Village of Waterloo Mayor Jack O’Connor, “The Day, the Memorial and the Ceremony will be dedicated to Commemorating Veterans, particularly those wounded and killed in military conflicts that will forever be engraved on our local Purple Heart Wall of Honor. I am grateful to all who assisted in making this project a reality and thankful knowing that it will continue to expand as it is a “living Memorial” with applications continuously collected.”
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.
Additional Details on the full three-days of Memorial Day Weekend events, as well as donation information towards the continuation of the Purple Heart Program can be found here on the Village of Waterloo website
Parade Co-Chair – Sarah Smolinski 315.745.9928 email@example.com
The parade will line up at 10:30 a.m. and step out promptly at 11 a.m. for the march down Main Street.
Slideshow of the 2018 Parade
This year’s honor float in the Freedom Parade pays tribute to our men and women who have served. Come watch the Romulus Girl Scouts come together to carry a large flag down main street in honor of all military men and women who have served and are still serving. We welcome anyone who would like to join us in this great opportunity.
A float by Girl Ccout Troop 60562 will honor all veterans. Any Vet who would like to ride on the float is invited to call Sarah Smolinski at 315-745-9928 or Nicole Hunsberger at 315-719-5247.
Veterans will follow in cars, motorcycles and especially buses from the VA hospital in Canandaigua. Those who want to drive their own cars must have at least three people in the vehicle. Following the parade, vets will be hosted at a chicken barbecue lunch at the VFW. Please RSVP to Karen Lewis at 315-651-9513 to allow the VFW to plan for enough food.
Groups that have been in the parade before, know what fun it can be. Once again, there will be divisions for military and officials; youth organizations, schools and families; churches, senior citizens and organizations; and vehicles. The Civil War and American Revolutionary War re-enactors will have a “parade within a parade.” Watch for special “dignitaries” in this year’s parade including US President Abe Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. The very popular Hit Men Brass Band will join Downbeat Percussion, Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps, the Waterloo Central School Band and the Finger Lakes Pipes & Drums in the lineup this year.
Bring your chair and wave a flag to honor our vets and community stars!
FOR THE VILLAGE OF WATERLOO PURPLE HEART WALL OF HONOR DEDICATION
Please join us in recognizing the brave service members who have received this distinctive military honor.
Monday, May 30, 2022
Lafayette Park, Memorial Day Place Waterloo, NY
The Village of Waterloo currently has an open full time laborer position available in the Department of Public Works – job duties include: driver for refuse truck & refuse handling per the Village existing pickup schedule Monday thru Friday. It also includes working on Village infrastructure repairs such as streets, water and sewer. Full time position benefits are included. Applicants should have related experience and must submit an application through the Seneca County website online: https//seneca-portal.mycivilservice.com/. Preference may be given to those who have a CDL license.