Oneida Common Council announces Oct. 3 agenda



*Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance / Roll Call


*Approval of minutes of the regular meeting 09/19/17 *Approval of Warrant No. 21

1. ONEIDA HOUSING AUTHORITY: Approve the renewal of the […]

Petitions Filed as of July 14

Election News

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY – Aug. 2011) Madison County is gearing up for town elections this fall, beginning with primary elections in Brookfield, DeRuyter and Lenox.

Following is a list of those who have filed petitions with the Madison County Board of Elections as of the July 14 deadline; caucus […]

Fees Waived at Oneida Pool

(Oneida, NY – July 20, 2011) Staring today the fees at the Oneida Municipal Pool at Veteran’s Field will be waived through Saturday July 23.

At the Council meeting last night, the Common Council voted to waive the fees because of the heat wave.

Mayor Leo Matzke said this will allow entire families to take […]

City Contests Bill

Committee Wants Guarantee Before Investing Millions in Infrastructure

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY – June 2011) After some back-and-forth between the Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation and the city of Oneida, it appears the city will now pay a bill for disposal of biosolids.

The county and city have a swap […]

Matzke Appointed to NYCOM Committee

Responsible for assembling slate of officers

(Oneida, NY – May 2011) Mayor Leo Matzke of the city of Oneida has been appointed to the eight-member Nominating Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM). NYCOM President Sam Teresi, mayor of the city of Jamestown made the selection.

In announcing the appointment, Teresi […]

Mayor Asks for Volunteers


To the Editor:

(Oneida, NY – May 2011) I am writing to ask for volunteers to fill some of the opportunities we presently have at the city. Our Recreation Department sponsors annual events such as the Fishing Derby and the Summer Fest and can always use help in various positions including watering our […]

Myers New Fire Chief

Mayor cites longevity with dep’t, experience with codes why chosen

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – May 10, 2011) Carrying on what he called a “family tradition,” Gregg D. Myers was appointed fire chief of the city of Oneida. Mayor Leo Matzke and Public Safety Commissioner Army Carinci made the announcement May 10 at […]

Lack of Communication?

Councilor calls supervisor a liar

By Margo Frink

(Town of Lenox, NY – March 14) A “phone vote” caused a bit of a row between Councilman Richard Rossi and Supervisor Rocco DiVeronica at the Lenox Town Board meeting March 14.

Rossi claims the town did not contact him in December for a decision to file […]

Mayor Thanks Departments for Storm Efforts

To the Editor:

(Oneida, NY – March 15, 2011) I would like to take this opportunity to publically than our city of Oneida employees and their management team in the Departments of Public Works and Sanitary Sewer for all their efforts during this past snow storm and flooding event. Because of their efforts, a possible […]

Leaky Roof Big ‘Drip’ for Taxpayers

Lottery suggested for “prime” vendor space

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY– Feb. 15, 2011) Buckets holding dripping water in Council Chambers forced the Tuesday night meeting of the Oneida Common Council in the basement. According to a report submitted by Mayor Leo Matzke, bids to replace the 24-year-old rubber roof on the Municipal Building were […]

Oneida: Park Program Abolished

Two attendants per park will oversee four city parks

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 1, 2011) Children can still play in city parks under supervision, but there will no longer be a summer park program. The Oneida Common Council voted 4-1 to abolish the seven-week program. Councilman Dan Jones voted no. Deputy Mayor […]

Home for Autistic Proposed

Kelberman Center plans to build duplex on Florence Avenue

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2011) The Kelberman Center Inc. of Utica has purchased property on Florence Avenue in the city to build an eight bed residential duplex. A letter of intent, signed by Helen Stepowany, executive director of the Kelberman Center was received […]