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December 4, 2017-Message from the Mayor

Here we are in early December with the “holiday season” upon us.  We continue (at least at this time) to dodge the proverbial bullet with weather.  While our road crews are ready for the winter, those leaves just don’t want to fall.   We are hoping that this is the last week of leaf pick-up so please do your best to have them out.  Once the snow starts to fall, we’ll have a hard time getting back to them. 

There are many things happening in and around our Village community over the next couple weeks.  This coming Saturday, December 9th, the annual Village of Honeoye Falls – Honeoye Falls Fire Department Christmas Parade of Lights takes place.  This is one of our community's biggest events with hundreds of people lining our Village Main Street, not only to see “Santa” but truly to see the incredibly decorated fire-trucks, ambulances and local community groups or businesses that take part.    After the parade many visit the Fire Department building for Hot Cocoa and cookies.  Many visit a local restaurant/pub and many others plan their holiday party around this date.  It is a wonderful evening and you’ll want to begin lining up and finding your spot just before 6:00 PM on Saturday for this great event. 

After the parade the Village Office will be open for as many as we can fit comfortably, there will be home-made chili and bread to enjoy for those that are interested.  The chili is free and when the chili is's gone! Please come by and enjoy this annual event.

The Honeoye Falls Community Concert Band will also perform Saturday evening at the Middle School Auditorium on Quaker Meetinghouse Road.  The concert begins at 7:30 PM on Saturday and always is a delight. We are truly blessed to have this incredibly talented group within our community. 

On Sunday, December 17th at 6:00 PM in Harry Allen Park, the annual “Living Nativity” takes place at the Gazebo and is open for all to enjoy. 

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or simply enjoy the lights of the holiday, we wish you happiness, good health and prosperity as we move through the end of the year and into 2018. 

A View of The Falls
Rick Milne, Mayor-Honeoye Falls

The Village of Honeoye Falls Board of Trustees along with village staff have been working over the past 3 months on reviewing the village budget.  As it is each year this review includes working with our emergency services departments as well as the Highway/DPW along with gathering projections from outside sources which aids the village board in determining the financial requirements for the upcoming year, but equally important projecting future needs of the village both financially and for specific needs. 
Three budget workshops (open to the public) were scheduled and completed.  The budget is finished and prepared for public hearing scheduled for April 3, 2017 @ 6:00 PM.  This public hearing precedes the Annual Meeting which is scheduled for 6:30 PM.
While the Village continues to be fairly healthy financially; costs continue to rise specifically within our health care, workers comp. and retirement areas.  We have had to decrease the amount of funding that we have traditionally put into capital reserves which is concerning as that often means we will have to finance more equipment purchases rather than paying at time of purchase
The proposed village budget is available at the Village Office for review.  At this time, there is a projected 5.42% tax rate increase which will be used to offset the projected budget shortfalls.   This does not include any planned capital savings additions.  The stipend for the Village Mayor, currently the lowest in Monroe County, as well as the Village Trustees was not increased.  (The proposed increase on average would increase the tax payment on a property assessed at $150,000. by $16.62.  The increase to a property assessed at $200,000. would increase by $22.16.)
Questions regarding the Village Budget may be directed to the Village Office @ 624-1711 or the Mayor at ( and may be reviewed at the Village Office as well.   As a reminder, the public hearing to approve the village budget is Monday, April 3rd at 6:00 PM. 

October 21, 2016

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