Councilor Contemplations – January 2021

by Sara Bollinger – Manlius Town Councilor

Happy New Year!

Be positive; test negative. We will get through this eventually. For now, stay safe: wash your hands, wear a mask and keep your distance from people not in your ‘pod’. For current information about testing and vaccines go to

This was the ‘off year’ for Town elections, so there are no changes in membership from 2020. To view the Organizational Meeting Agenda visit:

Open Podium is Back!
Please plan to share your input at a future Town Board meeting at 6:30PM. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required
The January 13 th meeting began with two Wellwood students presenting their idea for a sidewalk on Salt Springs Road from where the new Village of Fayetteville sidewalk ends to
Dunhill Road.

A Zone Change from Commercial A to Commercial B is proposed on Manlius Center Road east of Minoa Fire Station 2 for a self-storage facility. The Town Board referred this to the
Planning Board. A Public Hearing has been scheduled for February 24th.

Please consider joining the 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge:

Sustainable Manlius is making great progress identifying ‘actions’ that have already been completed to generate points.

The Public Safety Advisory Committee has developed a Draft set of recommendations. They are waiting for the Onondaga County E.O.203 Task Force to issue their recommendations before scheduling a Public Hearing.

We made the final payment on the window replacements. The Town is now debt-free.

A new Communications Committee has been formed to facilitate more coordinated and consistent messaging to Residents.

Good news for current times: The State Budget cut 2021 AIM funding by 20%. Manlius had budgeted for a 30% cut.