News and Announcements

Town of Wayne Coronavirus (Covid-19) Preparation

Preparation for residents and town operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Key to our health care systems ability to provide treatment for individuals that have contracted this virus is our collective ability to slow the rate of infections.  The best method is to reduce an infected individuals exposure to others.  All public meetings that we can cancel we will and strive to provide information via electronic means to the best of our ability.   

An infected individual should attempt to remain quarantined in their own home unless medical treatment is required at the hospital.

To assist, we have begun a list of volunteers willing to transport food and supplies to these individuals.  If you would like to volunteer please send an email to Town Clerk, Bill Mahr who is compiling the list.

Check the supervisors page for links to documents that may help you better understand this virus.

Tax Collector Notice - Payment due date extension for Real Property Taxes!

Steuben County has approved extending due date for Real Property Taxes to April 30th

Recently the Town has sent out reminder notices for those properties we have not received tax payments for as of March 17th. The last day to pay property taxes has been extended by Steuben County until Thursday April 30th.  After that date a list of all unpaid properties will be sent to the County for collection. It is important to note that Steuben County’s interest penalties will be significantly higher than the figures on the present tax bill. Also the County is not obligated to send out any additional tax reminder notices.
Since the Town Hall continues to be closed indefinitely due to the COVID 19 pandemic the following provisions will be in place for those who need to pay their taxes in person versus through the mail.
All checks & money order payments can be placed in the Town Clerk’s folder that can be found in the green Planning & Zoning Board box located on the right hand side of the Town Hall’s front entrance.
Any cash payments should be put in the green Judge’s box located on the left hand side of the Town Hall’s front entrance.     

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting - Monday April 6th is cancelled

The next Zoning Board of Appeals meeting is scheduled for Monday April 6th has been cancelled until a new member is appointed. 

Based on counsel provided this week, it has come to light that the Zoning Board of Appeals cannot meet until a new member is appointed. A new member will be appointed on April 14,2020 at the Town Board meeting. Therefore, the appeals originally slated for the April 6, 2020 Zoning Appeal meeting will be heard at the next regularly scheduled Zoning Appeal meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020, 6:30 PM.
It is anticipated that the May 4th meeting may have to be held remotely. We will see what social gathering/meeting restrictions are in place as we approach that date. Please consult the Town of Wayne website for guidance on how the meeting will be conducted and how you can participate.
During these strange times we are all learning how best to work under the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are endeavoring to carry on and assist property owners as best we can given Public Health concerns and town, county and state laws. Your patience, cooperation, and understanding is most appreciated. 

New York State Governor Executive Order

Governor Cuomo's recent Executive Order 202.6 has mandated no non-essential construction projects for the current time. Attached is the detail. 

9. Construction
o All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site).
o Essential construction may continue and includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters. At every site, if essential or emergency non-essential construction, this includes maintaining social distance, including for purposes of elevators/meals/entry and exit. Sites that cannot maintain distance and safety best practices must close and enforcement will be provided by the state in coordination with the city/local governments. This will include fines of up to $10,000 per violation.
o For purposes of this section construction work does not include a single worker, who is the sole employee/worker on a job site.
From this link:

2020 Wayne Town Budget

The approved 2020 budget is now available on the Town of Wayne Website

The approved 2020 budget for the Town of Wayne is available on the town website.  The budget link is  located in the footer on the home page.

Compost Site

The Wayne Compost Site is closed for the season.