Councilor Contemplations – November 2020

by Sara Bollinger – Manlius Town Councilor


On November 4th the Finance Committee gave a presentation on the Preliminary Budget.

At the November 18th meeting we added some perspective on the NYS tax cap.    

Resident engagement with the Budget process was dismal.  No one provided comment during the Public Hearings.  

People!  Did you understand that these October meetings were when the 2021 Budget was decided?  You had a chance for input and did not use it.  Do we need a community education campaign?   

Please respond to this question to  

Noise Control

The Board discussed proposed revisions to the existing Noise Ordinance to make it more enforceable.  Many thanks to the residents who provided Public Comment.

Commercial Zoning

The Commercial Zoning revisions have been postponed to the December 2nd meeting.

Comprehensive Plan 

The Listening Session ‘Our Economy’ is scheduled for November 22nd at 3pm via Zoom and Facebook.  The Listening Session ‘Our History’ has been rescheduled for December 6th at 3pm via BoxCast and Facebook.

Salt Springs Water District

There is a new website for information, comments and questions about the proposed Salt Springs Road water district. See it here:


Do you have input re: Town rules about chickens?  We want to hear from you. Contact Elaine Denton at