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Village of Massena
James F. Hidy , Mayor


Village Board of Trustees
The Village Board of Trustees is the legislative body of the Village of Massena. This Board consists of a Mayor and four Trustees who are elected at-large. They are elected to four year terms with elections staggered every two years. As the governing body, the Mayor and Board of Trustees set laws and policies for the Village, appoint certain officials, administer Village finances, oversee Village services, and handle legal matters.

Regular meetings of the Board are held at 5:30 P.M. in the Town Hall located at 60 Main Street. The Board meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, except during the months of January, June, July, and August when the regular meetings are held only on the third Tuesday of the month. In addition, the Board holds special meetings whenever urgent business requires and for special work sessions for larger projects and budget preparations. The Annual Organizational Meeting is held each year on the third Tuesday of December.

Public Participation sessions are held during all regularly scheduled meetings to allow citizens of Massena the opportunity to address the Board on items of concern.

The Mayor insures that village policies are carried out by the various Village Departments. The Village provides the following services: Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Public Works, Water and Waste Water, Code Enforcement, Housing, and Recreation. The Village utilities serve over 5,000 properties, while the Street Department maintains over 40 miles of roads. Refer to individual department pages for additional information.


Contact Information


All written correspondence should be addressed to:

(Name)
Village of Massena
Town Hall, Room 12, 60 Main Street
Massena, New York 13662
phone 315-769-8625
fax 315- 769-0257
email village@massenaworks.com

James F. Hidy , Mayor
315-769-8625 Ext. 246 (office)
315-769-0257 (fax)
mayor@massenaworks.com

Patricia Wilson, Deputy Mayor / Trustee
(315) 769-8185 (home)
wilson@citec.org

Herb Deshaies, Trustee
315-769-7006 (home)
trusteeherb@hotmail.com

Timothy Ahlfeld, Trustee
315-769-3546 (home)
timahlfeld@twcny.rr.com

Francis J. Carvel, Trustee
315-769-8615 (home)
scarvel@twcny.rr.com

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Standing Committees

There are 17 standing committees of the Board. Ad hoc committees are assigned as needed. The function of the committees is to study and recommend policy to the Board of Trustees for Resolution.

AUDIT
Trustee Deshaies and Trustee Carvel

BUDGET
Full Board

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Trustee Deshaies and Trustee Carvel and Mayor Hidy

CODEBOOK
Trustee Deshaies and Trustee Carvel

DPW SAFETY
Trustee Ahlfeld and Trustee Deshaies

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Trustee Wilson and Trustee Ahlfeld

EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS
Trustee Wilson and Trustee Ahlfeld

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
Trustee Wilson, Trustee Deshaies and Trustee Carvel

FIRE COMMITTEE
Trustee Wilson and Trustee Carvel

HOUSING AUTHORITY
Trustee Carvel and Trustee Deshaies

INSURANCE
Trustee Wilson and Trustee Deshaies

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
Trustee Carvel and Trustee Deshaies, Trustee Ahlfeld-Alternate

POLICE DEPARTMENT
Trustee Deshaies and Trustee Carvel

RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Trustee Carvel and Trustee Deshaies

STREETS
Trustee Wilson and Trustee Ahlfeld

STREET LIGHTING
Trustee Ahlfeld and Trustee Deshaies

WATER/SEWER
Trustee Wilson and Trustee Ahlfeld

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Code of the Village of Massena

The Code of the Village of Massena is the local laws, on many different subjects, that have been adopted over time by the Village Board. It is prepared at the direction of the Village Board under the supervision of the Village Attorney. The Code is available for viewing and downloading from this website. Please refer to the Village Clerk web page for more information. top


Boards and Commissions

The Village uses numerous volunteer boards to assist with Village Operations. The commitment and dedication of these Boards provides a professional approach in a multitude of areas relating to local concerns and initiatives.

MASSENA PLANNING COMMISSION
The Massena Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing future development plans, reviewing building permit applications in the Village Residential and Business Districts, and for zoning recommendations to the Village Board. This body, created by local law, consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Trustees. The seven members of the Planning Commission serve three year terms and are appointed by the Mayor with Trustee approval.

The current Planning Commission members are: Franklin Hutt, Chairman; Brian Schafer; Brian Trzaskos; Roger Bennett; Beverly Welsch; Marcel Quenneville; and Bernard Joseph Cardinal.

MASSENA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for hearing zoning variance requests, building variance requests, conditional use requests, substitution of nonconforming use requests, appeals from decisions made by the Code Enforcement Officer, and questions about zoning district lines. The five members of the Zoning Board serve three year terms and are appointed by the Mayor with Trustee approval.

The current Zoning Board of Appeals members are: Barbara Morrow, Chairman; Frank Lallier; Kevin Kerr; Diana Dufresne; and Bob VanDusen..

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR A GREATER MASSENA [click here to learn more]
The Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena (BDC) is a combined entity of the Village and Town. The BDC Board oversees operations at the Massena Industrial Park and contributes to the overall economic growth and development of the greater Massena community. The Corporation is funded annually by the Village and the Town with the funds being used to assist existing businesses as well as fostering new development. The seven members of the BDC serve three year terms and are appointed equally by the Village and the Town.

Current members of the BDC Board of Directors include: Dan Pease, President; Chris Herrick, Treasurer; Larry Ralston, Secretary; David LaClair; Paul Rufa; Ron Bacon; and, Crista Makdouli.

MASSENA RECREATION COMMISSION
The Recreation Commission is another cooperative effort by the Village and the Town of Massena. The Recreation Commission was established to guide the community on matters relating to the administration, operation, and provision of recreation programs; the acquisition, development, maintenance and operation of open space and park land and outdoor and indoor facilities, and the establishment and maintenance of a recreation system for the Village and Town. The five members of the Commission serve five year terms and are appointed equally by the Village and the Town.

The current Recreation Commission members are: Dave MacLennan, Chairman; Martha Slack; John Horan; George Hammill, Vice-Chairman; and George Trippany.

MASSENA HOUSING AUTHORITY
The Massena Housing Authority oversees public housing in the Village. Currently, there are three buildings primarily dedicated to housing for seniors as well as a planned development for low-moderate income families. Day-to-day activities are managed by an Executive Director. There are seven members on the Housing Authority Board. Five members are appointed by the Mayor, approved by the Trustees for five year terms. Two members are elected by the tenants.

The current Housing Authority members are: W. John Davis, Chairman; Eileen Boots, Vice Chairman; David Bence; Duane Hazelton; Luella Bellinger, Tenant Representative; Larry Howard, Tenant Representative.

HUD GRANT BOARD
The HUD Grant Board is responsible for the Village's housing rehabilitation assistance program. This program provides assistance to eligible individuals and families for repairs to single family homes. The Board reviews all applications, contracts, and progress of work. The Board also reviews applications for assistance for the Village's first-time home buyers program.

The current HUD Grant Board members are: Kelly Gordon; David Bence; Rev. George Middleton; Richard Maginn; and Robert Scully.

BOARD OF ETHICS
The Board of Ethics is responsible for insuring the highest standards of ethics and behavior by elected officials and employees.

The current Board of Ethics members are: Glenn (Joe) Adams; Karen George; Dale Raymo; Guy Fregoe; Herb Deshaies (Village Liaison); and Attorney Matthew McArdle (Ex-officio).

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Board Meetings & Schedule

The Massena Village Board conducts two meetings each month, on the first and third Tuesdays, except on Election Day in November. The Board conducts only one monthly meeting in January, June, July and August.

To encourage public input on the issues before the Board, the Village Clerk will provide a draft and final agenda to the local newspaper prior to the meeting for inclusion of selected topics of interest in the local newspaper; however, items may be added to or deleted from the agenda at any time up to, as well as during, the actual meeting. Copies of the meeting agenda as well as copies of materials related to agenda items will be made available to the public prior to the meeting, to the extent practicable, upon request to the Village Clerk. A "Public Comment Period" is a standard item on every regularly-scheduled Village Board Meeting agenda and residents are encouraged to take advantage of that opportunity to share their comments and concerns with the Board. (For more information about adding an item to the agenda and requesting copies of agenda item documents, visit the Clerk's Page.

Village Board of Trustees 2014 Scheduled Board Meetings
All Meetings to be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Massena Town Hall Building

JAN 7 (Special Meeting) & 21

JUL 15

FEB 4

AUG 19

FEB 18

SEP 2

MAR 4

SEP 16

MAR 18

OCT 7

APR 1

OCT 21

APR 15

NOV 5 (Wednesday - Nov 4 is Election Day)

MAY 6

NOV 18

MAY 20

DEC 2

JUN 17

DEC 16* (Annual Organizational Meeting)

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Village of Massena Schedule of Office Closings at the Massena Town Hall

Holiday

Day/Date Observed (Offices Closed)

New Year’s Day (2014)

Wednesday January 1, 2014

Good Friday

Friday April 18, 2014

Memorial Day

Monday

May 26, 2014

Independence Day

Friday July 4, 2014

Labor Day

Monday

September 1, 2014

Columbus Day

Monday

October 13, 2014

Veteran's Day

Tuesday November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving

Thursday
Friday**

November 27, 2014
November 28, 2014

Christmas

Thursday
Friday**
December 25, 2014
December 26, 2014

* Holidays falling on Saturday are observed on Friday.
* Holidays falling on Sunday are observed on Monday.
** Floating Holiday.

 

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