Welcome to the official website for the village of Oneida Castle, NY.

Things are starting to move right along. We have 5 construction companies that are interested so far. Hopefully there may be more. Anyone that wants to put in a bid has to be before June 4th to do it. On June 4th we will be opening the bids and hopefully the lowest bidder will be under our budget. Sometimes I think gambling is easier than this and I don't gamble. We have been trying for sewers for 14 years now and hopefully it will happen soon.

Here are the approved minutes from our April meeting.

The April meeting was called to order at 7:15 by Mayor John Deschamps and led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. The same people were in attendance.


A motion was made by Trustee Ackerman and seconded by Trustee Gwilt to accept the minutes as read.


All those present wanted an update on the sewer project. Mayor Deschamps responded by saying it had been a very good month with a final OK coming from the EFC. He says we can now begin the bidding process this month and review the bids in June This is a joint effort between the EPA and the EFC. Whoever gets the bid must agree to place a sign on the project that money to finance this project is coming from the EPA. The sewer mains should be completed in 2026 with hook ups finished in 2027.

Kathy W. thanked the Mayor and the Board for their perseverance and hard work they had done to help make sewers become a reality and the village a healthier place to live.


The Mayor led a discussion on the Airbnb on W. 9th Street. The Codes Officers have been called as this property is renting out rooms in a residential district which is against codes. It is also a concern where the leach field is due to the property lines.

Trustee Ackerman reported that MEID is now going to take a bit of the rug up in search of the leak causing a wet spot in the rug. Both the roof and the basement have been checked.

Trustee Gwilt reported that work has begun in the park and on the equipment. The honor society students have volunteered to help in the park to gain their volunteer hours. Mr. Gwilt stated that they can work on the hoops and on the park maintenance.. This will be very helpful.

Chad, park maintenance man and mechanic has suggested the village sell the plow. The new mower-snow removal equipment goes through anything so the plow is not needed. This money could be used for a bucket.

May 9 and 10th have been set for the Annual Spring Yard Pickup. All leaves must be bagged and all yard debris placed at curbside.

A motion was made by Trustee Gwilt and seconded by Trustee Ackerman to accept the 2024-2025 budget as presented at the public hearing by Tresasurer Meyers.


The Treasurer began her report by acknowledging payment of all delinquent taxes from Oneida County. She began her report with a review of the cash flows for the month of March. Inflows were $28,236.89 while outflows were $12,683.29 making an overall total of a positive $15,553.60.

Year to date inflows were $134,796.28 with outflows totaling $94,975.24 making an overall positive total of $39,821.04. There is currently $242,965.56 in checking and $105,639.61 in savings. The general fund balance is $336,971.16.

A motion was made by Trustee Ackerman and seconded by Trustee Gwilt to accept this financial report.

A motion was made by Mayor Deschamps and seconded by Trustee Gwilt to adjourn at 7:50pm. It was so moved. The next meeting will take place on June 3, 2024

Respectfully submitted,

Jean Canada, Clerk