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Barneveld is a small, but beautiful and historic village located just off State Rt. 12, about 10 miles north of Utica NY, the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains. The history of the village dates back to its settlement in 1793. Two creeks join in the village, the Steuben Creek and the Cincinnati Creek, forming a picturesque setting. Since 1900 only about a dozen new homes have been constructed, giving the village a distinct well-settled and richly historic atmosphere.
Village taxes will be collected at the Village Office, 8520 Old Poland Rd., Barneveld, during the Town Clerk's regular hours (Mon. & Wed. 10 - 2; Tues. 10 - 5; Thurs. 10 - 6; Fri. 9 - noon) from June 1 until and including July 1, 2016 without penalty. Beginning July 2, a 5% penalty will be added for the first month and an additional 1% on each month or fraction thereof until paid, or until the return of unpaid taxes to the County Finance Officer on or about September 15, 2016.
The summer recreation program for children 5 - 12 years will begin Tuesday July 5 and run for 7 weeks, ending August 19. Times are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Friday. Located at Jonah Howe Park at the corner of Boon St. and Vanderkemp Ave. The program is free for children of village residents. Outside village residents will be charged a fee. Sign up dates and times will be announced at a later date.
Pursuant to Village Law, the Treasurer's Report of the Village of Barneveld for the fiscal year June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 is on file at the office of the Village Clerk, where it is available for inspection by all interested persons.
The Village of Barneveld Water System was awarded the 2014 Water System of the Year at the New York Rural Water Association annual conference. The recipient is chosen from member water systems throughout New York State. The award was presented to Barneveld for continued excellence in providing safe drinking water through superior operations and progressive management.
A water-tasting contest was held July 24 at the Boonville Oneida County Fair. Barneveld's water came in first place with the most votes. The next day Barneveld, representing Oneida County, submitted another sample for the regional contest held in Syracuse. The regional area includes all of central New York from Watertown to Binghamton. Barneveld came in second and will now be entered in the state contest held at the State Fair this month. For more details see our July newsletter.
The village website recently won the 2011 Digital Towpath Innovation Award for its historical information containing a written history of the village and several early photographs and postcards. Along with early photographs of village buildings visitors can also view how certain buildings look now. Various maps dating back to 1793 are also included. The website was recognized as being a historic resource for genealogists, historians or others interested in the history of our village. The Webmaster, Village Clerk Anita Adam, welcomes any additional photographs or other items of historic interest that could be included on the website. Items do not have to be donated to the village. Paper documents can be scanned and returned to the owner.
As per State Law, the burning of leaves, branches and other rubbish is prohibited within the boundaries of the village, and will be strictly enforced. Branches up to 6 feet in length and leaves may be dropped off at the Town of Trenton Recycling Center during normal operating hours.
The Village Board adopted a Dog Control Law in 1994, and amended in 2004, which prohibits dogs from running at large and from habitual barking. For a copy of the law please see the website section "Laws" or call the Village Office. All violations of this law should be reported to the Animal Control Officer, Robert Jones, at 732-8744 or to the Village Office at 896-4514.
At the September 8, 2009 regular meeting of the Village Board of Trustees a Smoke Free Policy was adopted for Jonah Howe Park. The policy can be viewed under "Parks and Recreation" then "Jonah Howe Park."
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