Councilor Contemplations – February 2023

by Sara Bollinger – Manlius Deputy Supervisor

Welcome! Miranda Lent has joined the staff as Administrative Assistant to the Supervisor. Please feel free to contact Miranda with questions about Town meetings and activities.

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is coming together! An internal draft is circulating among the Steering Committee members. Please stop by or zoom to listen to the March 7th Steering Committee meeting at 6:30PM.
09 Meeting ID: 876 6204 8114 Passcode: Manlius +1 929 436 2866


The Town Board amended the Residential Mixed Use (RM) zone after input from both the Town of Manlius and Onondaga County Planning Boards. Thereafter, the zone change for 4600 Enders Road from RA to RM was approved.

Tax Exemptions

The Board approved new tax exemptions for volunteer fire fighters and volunteer ambulance EMTs. NYS recently raised the limits for the Senior tax exemption which Manlius also adopted. It is necessary for eligible residents to file for exemptions with the Town Assessment office by March 1st of each year.

Planning & Engineering

The Town released a request for Letters of Interest for engineering and planning services.


The Town Board recognized Officers Luke Corl and Jacob Gibbs who have recently completed field training and are now on patrol.

Climate Action Plan

There will be a Work Session on the Climate Action Plan on March 8th at 5PM. Please join to share your input!

Micron is Coming!

County District 10 Legislator Mark Olson arranged a public meeting about Micron for the Town of Manlius at Wellwood School on February 8th. The publicity and staging referenced the Mayors of Manlius, Minoa and Fayetteville as well as the Superintendents of F-M and ESM Schools but NOT the Town of Manlius Supervisor. The date and time of the presentation was in direct conflict with a Town Board meeting. Deputy Supervisor Sara Bollinger skipped the meeting in order to represent the Town at the Micron event. The County Executive, Ryan McMahon, spoke for most of the 1.5 hour meeting that included a presentation and questions from the audience of about 100 people from many parts of the Town. Much of the discussion was about workforce preparation for the jobs Micron will create or support.