Proposed Changes to Land use Code Article 3 – Commercial Zone Designation Draft 3


The BOT will be reviewing the third draft of the land use code from the Village Planning board with a new commercial zone designation.

The public is encouraged to give their input either at the April 3th public hearing at 7:00 pm in the Village Hall or if you are not available by signed email to the village clerk to be read at the public hearing.

The board will not be voting on the changes at this meeting, and if any changes are made to the document the public will again have a chance for input.

Draft 3 is not yet posted.  Expected changes to map (visually not areas) and “rooming unit” areas.

Draft 2 available for review.

Freeville Article 3 Draft 2

Draft proposal LL 1-2018 – Override the tax levy limit




A local law to override the tax levy limit established

in General Municipal Law §3-c


            Be it enacted by the Village Board of the Village of Freeville as follows:


Section 1.  Legislative Intent:  It is the intent of this local law to allow the Village of Freeville to adopt a budget for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2018 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law §3-c.


Section 2.  Authority:  This local law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law §3-c, which expressly authorizes the Village Board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by vote of at least sixty percent (60%) of said governing body.


Section 3.  Tax Levy Limit Override:  The Village Board of the Village of Freeville, County of Tompkins is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the limit specified in General Municipal Law §3-c.


Section 4.  Severability:  If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjusted by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.


Section 5.  Effective date:  This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.


Public Meeting January 2, 2018

Public Meeting Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at  7:00 pm at the Village Hall, 5 Factory Street, Freeville, NY 13068.


To discuss extending three months to the moratorium on Multiple-Unit Residential Building Development in the Village.

Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend to share ideas with the Mayor and the Board of Trustees.


By Order of the Village Board of Trustees

Edania Hernandez, Clerk

Winter Parking Rules in Effect Nov. 1st

From November 1 to April 30, 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., there is no parking on Freeville’s streets.  This is for the benefit of village and county snowplows.

Remember that the street cannot be used as a storage place for such things as hitch trailers, boats, unlicensed cars, etc.

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