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Welcome to the Village of Central Square, NY

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Incorporated in 1890

Information and Services Guide

Dear New Resident:


On behalf of your neighbors, elected officials and village staff, welcome to the Village of Central Square. We realize that moving to a new community can cause a sense of upheaval, but we assure you that we want to make this transition pleasant for you, so that you will soon grow to enjoy this community for its small-town charm and hospitality. We welcome your ideas on how we can make the community a better place for our families, and encourage you to get involved in the community. There are many opportunities to serve on a Village Committee, the Central Square Volunteer Fire Department or other volunteer activities.

If you are not interested in local government, we encourage involvement with the school, civic or church organizations in the community. As always, your suggestions and comments are welcome and encouraged. We hope you come to enjoy the community as much as we do.

This brochure contains information that we hope will make your transition easier. If you have additional questions be sure to check out our website at http://www.villageofcentralsquare-ny.us/ or contact the village offices for assistance. If there is something we can do to make your living in Central Square more pleasant, please let us know.

Again.Welcome to Central Square!

Village Office Hours

Central Square Village Offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Meeting Information

The Central Square Village Board consists of a Mayor and 4 Trustees. The Mayor and Trustees are elected to a two-year term. Village Board meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month, starting at 7:00p.m.

The Village Planning Board is served by seven appointed members. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, as needed, and begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Village Zoning Board of Appeals is made up of 5 appointed members and will hold meetings as needed through the year.

For additional information, please contact the Village Office at 668-2558.

Education

The Village of Central Square is part of the Central Square School District. Children in the village usually attend Millard Hawk Primary for grades Kindergarten-2nd grade. Millard Hawk Primary also has a pre-K program. For grades 3rd-5th, children attend Central Square Intermediate. All students in the Central Square school district attend Central Square Middle School for grades 6th-8th and Paul V. Moore High School for grades 9th-12th.

Central Square School district also has the following schools; Brewerton Elementary (K-5th Building), Hastings-Mallory Elementary (K-5th Building) and A. A. Cole in Constantia (K-5th Building).

More information can be found on our schools website at www.cssd.org

Parks

There are three parks in the Village of Central Square. The primary park is Goettel Park located off of Route 11 North just past the cemetery. Goettel Park has a ball field, food pavilion with picnic tables and a gazebo. It can be reserved for events. For more information contact the Village office or check out our website for a reservation application. The village owns land off of Route 49 (Crossroads Park and Nature Preserve) that they are hoping to develop in the future. The final park (Ada Powell Smith- Forever Wild) in the village is on Route 49/ East Ave just past the American Legion. The Ada Powell Smith Park is a 21.6 acre nature Park that has been designated to remain forever wild, and consists of wetlands, scenic overlooks, an open field and streams with various wildlife and plants. Currently there is a short nature trail at this park. The development of this part has been done by local Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups along with some work by the village and other non-profit groups made possible through grants.

Recreation

The Village of Central Square along with funds from the Town of Hastings, runs a summer recreation program for 6 weeks in the summer. This program is for children ages 5-13. For more information please contact the village office.

Permit Requirements

Planning a new project at your residence? It's a good idea to check with the Village Code Enforcement Officer to find out what permits may be required for your project. Most structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing alterations and/or additions require a permit prior to beginning work. A permit is required for constructing a fence, and you will need to comply with current Village Codes for fence placement.

Utility Services

The Village of Central Square has sewer service for its residents. Bills are mailed in January, April, July and October.

Water in the village is provided by OCWA. They can be reached at 315-455-7061 After hours & weekend emergency answering service 315-475-7601 or on the web at http://www.ocwa.org

General Information

Central Square has ordinances established that may affect your residence, such as burning limitations, pool codes, home business guidelines, property maintenance and parking regulations. Information on Village Ordinances is available at the Village Hall and on the village website, http://www.villageofcentralsquare-ny.us/ Compliance with these ordinances is enforced.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Central Square Village Office..................(315) 668-2558
Town of Hastings-Clerk...(315) 668-6191
Municipal Court... (315) 668-8228
OCWA.. (315) 455-7061
National Grid..1-800-892-2345
Fire Department ......................(315) 668-6555
EMERGENCY......................................9-1-1
Central Square Police Department...(315) 676-4303
Oswego County Sheriff...........(315) 349-3302
SOVAC Ambulance...(315) 676-5071
Millard Hawk Primary ............... (315) 668-4310
Central Square Intermediate....(315) 668-4229
Central Square Middle School...(315) 668-4218
P. V. Moore High School....(315) 668-4231
Central Square Central School District Office...(315) 668-4220
Central Square Post Office............................... (315) 668-6711
Oswego County Transfer Station........... (315) 668-8821
Time Warner Cable ...(315) 634-6000
Central Square Library......(315) 668-6104
Diggers Hotline (Dig Safely NY).... 1-800-962-7962
Town of Hastings Dog Control...(315) 249-5844

What Else Should I Know?

You may have many other questions as you settle into your new home and begin your life in Central Square. Please feel free to contact the village office with any questions, and we will do our best to assist you. Central Square is located in beautiful Oswego County. Central Square was incorporated in 1890. The village is very rich in history and is part of the first Plank Road built in the United States.