Steuben Co. Announces HEAP Dates:
Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will be accepted beginning November 13th, according to the Steuben County Department of Social Services. Steuben officials said Thursday HEAP applications can be filed online at http://www.mybenefits.ny.gov; mailed to applicants who call the county Department of Social Services for the forms at (607) 664-2500; or in person at the following locations: the Office for the Aging on Broadway Mall in Hornell on December 5th and 19th, and January 2nd, 16th, and 30th; the Steuben County Courthouse in Corning on December 7th and 21st, January 4th and 18th, and February 1st. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Income requirements do apply.
Fire in Hornell:
There was a fire in an apartment building on Seneca Street in Hornell on Thursday. According to officials the blaze was contained to one apartment, and there were no injuries.
Pulteney Looking to Override State Property Tax Cap:
The Town of Pulteney wants to override the state property tax cap. The move requires a local law, but first, the town board is required to hear from the residents. A public hearing on the proposed local law will be held at the town hall on November 8th at 7:25 p.m. Five minutes later on that night, the town will hold a second public hearing on its proposed budget for next year.
C-G Sets Date for Capital Project Vote:
A date of December 12th has been set for voters in the Canisteo-Greenwood school district to hit the polls and decide the fate of a $14.5 million capital project. The project would involve the high school, elementary and middle schools, as well as the bus garage and Rotary Field. $2 million would come from the existing capital reserve fund, and Interim Superintendent Chris Roser said that “more state aid probably will return to the district than would be spent on the project,” which should mean virtually no tax increase for property owners.
NYS Testing New Winter Road Warnings:
The National Weather Service and New York State are teaming up to hopefully make winter driving a little safer. According to the NWS, snow squalls are the biggest cause of multi-care pile-ups on the Thruway and other highways. During a squall visibility can drop suddenly, leaving drivers blind and unsure how far away they are from other vehicles. The NWS can typically forecast when a snow squall is likely to hit, at least a day or two in advance, so on a pilot basis they will be using warning signs for squalls on message boards along all interstates west of Utica and on the Northway from Essex County to the Canadian border. They will also be broadcast on the AM weather radio. If the program is successful, these signs will be implemented across the Thruway system in Upstate NY.
Halloween Trick-or-Treating Times:
Halloween is just a few days away, and here are the trick-or-treat times for some communities in Steuben County. All of the following will be on Halloween night, October 31st: the Village of Bath 6 to 8 p.m., the Town of Bradford 6 to 8 p.m., the Town of Campbell from 5 to 7 p.m., Corning’s Gaffer District 4 to 6 p.m., the Village of Hammondsport 6 to 7 p.m. with the children’s Halloween Parade in the Square from 7:15 to 8 p.m., the City of Hornell 6 to 8 p.m., and the Village of Savona from 6 to 8 p.m.