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Recently the Town of Scipio adopted Resolution 2021-17 to endorse the Lake Friendly Living Pledge locally sponsored by the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council. Scipio's Town Board is promoting pollution reduction strategies for land and water stewardship within the Owasco Lake Watershed.


The Town of Scipio encourages town residents to make eco-friendly choices that positively enhances their impact on lake water quality and the health and safety of water consumers. The following practices were adopted:


I pledge to refrain from using excessive lawn fertilizers and chemicals to help prevent Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).


I will only use limited phosphorus-free fertilizers (as governed by NYS law), applied properly.


I will maintain my septic system.


I will reduce hazardous wastes and dispose of them properly.


I will dispose of prescription drugs properly; I will not flush them.


I will maintain my vehicles, watercrafts, and other recreational vehicles to reduce fluid leaks as well as the spread of aquatic invasive species.


I will use water wisely.


I will not dispose of leaf litter or lawn clippings in waterways or ditches.


I will strive to work towards practicing recommended Best Management Practices for land use activities within the Owasco Lake Watershed.


The Town of Scipio will work toward achieving the actions requested in this pledge within the town limits, in solidarity with those making such efforts throughout the Owasco Lake Watershed.

It is advised to follow safety measures regarding No On Road Parking during inclement weather. Highway Superintendent Mark Chamberlain encourages town residents to abide to no "on road parking" in the Town of Scipio from November 15th though April 15th for the safety of your highway crew, as well as town and personal property. This includes areas adjacent to the road surfaces such as road shoulders, and driveway entrances within the highway right of way. Please give space for the snowplow to move the snow off the road. Please be advised that vehicles parked illegally or abandoned on roads are subject to towing at the owner's expense as well as being ticketed by the Cayuga County Sheriff's Department. (reference: Winter Safety Gram- November 2016)

Here is an interesting request from Town Historian Laura Wallenbeck. Who recalls major snow storms of your youth? Do your parents or grandparents recollect how it was when they were growing up? Local author Jim Fargaglia, want to hear your family memories of our central NY snowstorms from the past 200 years for his upcoming book. Do you have a story to share? Please contact Jim Farfaglia at 315.402.6164 and leave a message or email sjimf903@twc.ny.rr.com. Wouldn't it be great to see your grandpa's story of a major snowstorm printed in his book!

3705 State Rt. 34

Scipio Center, NY 13147

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