News and Announcements

Hydro Plant Donation Offer

The donation offer letter is on the website. 

Attached is the donation offer letter referenced at the Special Board Meeting held on June 25th.

(PDF; 115KB)

Town of Wayne Compost Site Opening

The Town of Wayne Compost Site will reopening on April 1, 2021.

Town of Wayne Compost Site Opening April 1
Open 9:00 AM to 4 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday
• Please-no trash or construction debris!
• Town of Wayne residents only
• Acceptable:
o Grass clippings
o Leaves
o Brush less than 2 1/2 inch in diameter at base
If in doubt, check posted rules at the site. Any bagged clippings or leaves should be dumped out on the appropriate pile. Please take bags with you and help us keep the compost site clean and trash free.

If you have questions or issues at the compost site, call or text Town Supervisor Tom Dunbar at 607-742-0665 or Highway Superintendent Doug Howard at 607-292-6610.

Site is video monitored.

Thomas A. Dunbar
Supervisor - Town of Wayne
9772 Silsbee Road
Wayne, NY 14893
Main Town Hall - 607 292 3450
Cell - 607 742 0665

April Town Board Meeting

The next Town Board Meeting will be held on April 13th at 6:30 PM

The next Town Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 13th at the Wayne Town Hall located at 9772 Silsbee Road and via Zoom conferencing.  To participate via Zoom please copy and paste this web address in you internet browser .

Join Zoom Meeting 
Dial in 929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 977 8768 3731

Town of Wayne Health Officer Update

At the January Town Board Meeting the attached Health Officer Update was presented.

Upstate New York, and more specifically the southern tier, has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest rates of COVID infection in the United States. In fact Steuben County reports 217 new cases of COVID and seven deaths just since New Years. The greatest spike in positive cases has occurred since November. 42 cases have been identified as residents in the Town of Wayne. (Check out the Case Map on the Steuben County Website.)

Free COVID testing is available at several sites around the county, the closest being in Bath, on Morris Street across the street from TOPS. To set up an appointment for a free test call 1-800-952-2662. This is not a blood test and no needle stick is involved, it’s just a Q-tip swab in your nose. Quick, easy, and painless. You don’t even get out of your car!

The vaccine is out there, but it is being distributed in phases throughout New York State in order of several risk factors. After entering my personal data (retired, no medical risk factors, and over 65 years) I fall into the Phase 2 group and was notified that:
• There are an estimated 3,448,196 people in front of you in New York State. That includes high risk workers in health care facilities, first responders, people with significant health problems and nursing home residents. In total, about 18% of the state population will probably get the vaccine before you.
• There are an estimated 7,125,701 people in the Phase 2 group.
• Locally, in Steuben County, New York, There are an estimated 16,316 people in front of you to get the vaccine, and 42,446 people in your group.
For questions about how the vaccines work and possible side effects, talk to your doctor, or go to a reputable web site like the Mayo Clinic site. (search: Mayo Clinic Covid Vaccine Facts)

COVID infection is still rampant. Don’t let your guard down. Don’t assume you don’t have it and won’t get it. Don’t pass it to others.

You know the drill:
 Stay home as much as possible
 Stay away from large groups of people
 Distance yourself from other people
 Wear a mask
 Wash your hands.
 Get the vaccine as soon as it is available 

General Rabies Announcement

Town of Barrington Rabies Incident

Please be advised that two weeks ago three people were bitten by a rabid fox on the 900 block of East Lake Road in the Town of Barrington. The fox was caught and disposed of. I thought it was important for the board to know and be aware of the situation, and to remind people of the Town of Wayne that the town is an active Rabies area. Please be sure to vaccinate your pets, both cats and dogs, and keep those rabies vaccines up to date. If you see an animal acting unusual, or a wild animal approaching people, stay away from it and call 911 immediately.

Beth Mooney
Health Officer
Town of Wayne