Welcome to the official website for the village of Oneida Castle, NY.
The Oneida Castle Village Board would like to welcome you to oneidacastleny.com. With our website, you are able to link up with Oneida County departments, Town of Vernon and other websites we think you will find to be useful. This website is also part of our village's emergency preparedness plan and will be used to communicate important information during natural disasters and other types of emergency situations. We update our website periodically so please keep visiting and pass our website information on to everyone you know, especially residents of the village.
I hope everyone has seen all the work that has been completed in the village hall. It has taken a long time but we did it this way to save money. More work still needs to be done and we will keep you updated on this website as the work is completed.
Our village park is one of the most beautiful in the area but we plan to make further improvements. Once the village hall renovations are completed, we hope to go back and finish the park.
We are also in the process of making a Veteran Memorial Park. It will be a wonderful place to go and visit when it's completed. We have received a $60,000 grant from Assemblyman Bill Magee and have awarded the construction contract. Work should begin in May. Sales of memorial bricks will be closing soon. Anyone interested in buying a memorial brick should contact Chris Bishop at 361-8318 ASAP.
We are still attempting to obtain a grant from the USDA to make a sewer project more affordable for our residents. We will also try to obtain any other funding we can get. It has been years since we have applied for the grant but have not given up on it. A sewer system is something that the village desperately needs, as there have been septic tank system failures, which will continue. New York State is also looking at villages with septic systems and will one day mandate us to go to a sewer system, even if we don't have the money. We are well ahead of most other villages which, eventually, will eventually have to change to a sewer system.
Finally the Oneida Castle Village Board meets the first Monday of every month and we would like everyone to attend so you will know what is going on in your village.
John Deschamps, Jr., Mayor
Village Clerk Jean Canada: 363-0368