From the Desk of Jim Tornatore, Newark Valley Mayor

All Hallows Eve is past; candy is depleted and maybe enjoyed; and we all await the hopeful joy of honoring the 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day. We so appreciate the efforts of our Newark Valley Historical Society, Fire Department and American Legion Post #401 in honoring our solders of past and present.  

In late October we received our NYS Comptroller “Fiscal Stress Report” and your Village score of 3.3 results in “no designation”. This 3.3 indicator means your Village has no fiscal stress standard at period ending February 2018. Results for communities who voluntarily report may be located on the NYS Comptroller Office website,

Your Village entered a Letter of Intent to prepare and submit Project Funding Request with FEMA United Hazard Mitigation Assistance. We await the receipt from FEMA providing notice to proceed with an application due Dec. 19. This funding application for Cook Hill and Slosson Creek Flood Mitigation Study begins a process.  

We appreciate the guidance and assistance of Tioga County Soil & Water and Hunt Engineering. Mayor and Trustees will discuss these moving forward details at your Nov. 13 Village Board Meeting. If this funding effort is not successful; we will continue to seek other avenues to proceed.  

Select villager’s and our neighbors’ proactive attitude will help with the eventual solution. We do appreciate your thoughts.     

Your Mayor, Deputy Mayor Michael Reynolds, and Trustees Cliff Alexander and Doug Card will welcome resident Scott Parmelee as a Trustee. Scott will replace the unexpired term of resident and former Trustee Rachel Smith. We all know the Parmelee family and we wish Scott much success as your newest Trustee.  

The third phase of Village Trout Ponds Playground equipment installation is set for mid-November. LED Village Streetlight installation is complete.   

We wish a safe and successful Autumn for all. 

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