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Notice is hereby given that the proposed 2022 Budget of the Scipio Venice Ledyard Fire District will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of said Fire District, for its consideration and adoption. A Public Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm at the Scipio Volunteer Fire Company building, 3550 NYS Rt. 34, Scipio Center, New York on the 19th day of October 2021.


Pursuant to Town Law section 105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the proposed 2022 Budget, make the budget available to the public prior to the public hearing and allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing.


A copy of the proposed budget is available at the Town of Scipio office as well as at the town offices of Venice and Ledyard and by contacting the Fire District Secretary at 607.345.1444.


Notice of Meeting - Scipio Venice Ledyard Fire District

Please take notice that the above Fire District will hold its regular meetings for the year 2021 on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. All meetings of the Board of Fire Commissioners are open to the public.


Please take notice that the October regular meeting has been rescheduled and will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:30pm at the Scipio Fire House, 3550 Rt. 34, Scipio Center, NY.

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.

Did you know that New York State Law requires all dogs older than 4 months to be licensed? Licensing ensures that all dogs have been properly vaccinated against rabies for the protection of both you and your neighbors. The license also makes it much easier to locate the owner of a lost dog when he or she is found.


It's simple to obtain a license. The owner must provide to the Town Clerk the following veterinary documentation: proof of current rabies vaccination and proof if the dog has been spayed or neutered. The dog license must be renewed on a yearly basis. Please contact the Town Clerk if there are changes in ownership such as your dog passes.


Effective January 1, 2021, dog license fees in the Town of Scipio will increase to:

$10.00 for sprayed/neutered dogs and $20.00 for non spayed/non neutered dogs.


The Town of Scipio continues to retain the services of an animal control officer for the purpose of controlling dogs and enforcing the laws regarding dogs. The Town contracts with Finger Lakes Dog Protection Agency; 315.253.4367 who will remove dangerous dogs, provide shelter and care for lost or injured dogs and investigate nuisance and cruelty complaints.


Please remember there is a dog leash law in effect throughout Cayuga County.

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