Councilor Contemplations – November 2022

by Sara Bollinger – Manlius Deputy Supervisor

Open Podium

I love Open Podium! This is an awesome opportunity for any resident or property owner to bring something up that is NOT on the agenda. We learn new things all the time. In November one person questioned the status of ‘paper streets’ in Homewood. Another questioned the impact of a tax increase on her STAR exemption.

2023 Budget

The Final 2023 Budget is under the NYS 2% tax cap. The Board heard from a few people at the budget public hearing, but interest still seems low, given that residents say they are
concerned about high property taxes.


The Board approved a change from Commercial to Residential Mixed Use for a portion of the Seven Pines complex on Cazenovia Road.

Comprehensive Planning

The Comprehensive Planning Steering Committee met November 30th. Barton & Loguidice presented the results of a Zoning and Build-Out Analysis. You may view the discussion:

Tree Commission

The Manlius Tree Commission dedicated trees at Minoa Elementary, East Avenue Apartments and The Orchard.


The Town signed a three-year agreement with Onondaga County to plow some of their roads where it is logical, as our plows are in the area anyway. The Town also established
an Equipment Reserve Fund because the lead time to purchase equipment like plows is now two to three years, so orders and deliveries can no longer take place within the same
budget year.


The Town Board declined to sign an agreement with Flock Camera for a stationery surveillance camera due to concerns about privacy. The Board approved side letters making Juneteenth a holiday and allowing a change to a four-day schedule to be piloted for the first half of 2023.