The Town of Cape Vincent, New York, is the only town in the United States where you can enjoy both the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario at the same time. Visit Tibbetts Point Lighthouse while viewing the most beautiful sunsets in New York State. You may even be fortunate enough to gaze at a ship using the St. Lawrence Seaway. Come and enjoy the beautiful parks for recreation, fishing, picnics and relaxation. Cape Vincent is like taking a step back in time. It is a small community that is a great place to raise a family and simply enjoy life.
The Town of Cape Vincent is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy
of alternate Zoning Board of Appeals Member.
Interested parties should submit resumes to the Town Clerk, PO Box 915,
Cape Vincent, NY 13618 by May 29, 2013.
Supervisor letter 2013
Over the past two election cycles there has been a significant change in the Town Board. This change has allowed the Board finally to update the Town Comprehensive Plan and to develop a Town Zoning Ordinance which echoes the intent of the Com. Plan. The documents are fact based to protect health and safety and welfare of Cape Vincent citizens. There have been many other positive accomplishments in the past two years and more to come. Metalcraft is now in Cape Vincent and expanding. A salt Barn is up and will make for more efficient road protection in the winter. The Town offices have been modernized with new computer systems for better serving the public. The combination Justice Court and meeting room is being rearranged to provide better security, safety and more seating capacity. A larger fireproof document storage facility is also being planned. The Village water system is in the process of doubling the water supply capacity by the addition of a 4th filter which is being financed jointly by the Town of Cape Vincent and the Development Authority of the North Country. This will enable both the Town and DANC to increase their water planned districts.
Hopefully this will include District 6 this year and district 7 in the not too distant future. In the meantime we are working on a uniform policy for current and future water districts. The Town and Village Assessors office has been extremely busy reevaluating nearly 3000 land parcels which has everyone on pines needles. "Not to worry" I am told. Although property values are sure to increase from 10 years ago property taxes will probably not be affected. The Cape Vincent Local Development Committee has done a remarkable job during the past many years obtaining grants and improving the community. Unfortunately new laws and procedures are placing a great financial burden as well as reporting requirements on LDC's in NYS. Therefore the Village, Town and LDC are working on a solution whereby the Village and Town will jointly hire a Community Development Director the LDC members will become an Advisory Board. This hopefully will streamline the process and make it more efficient. Several other projects are in the works. More about those latter.
Water District 6 & 7 Update
The lack of capacity of the Village Water Treatment plant has handicapped the acceptance of Water District 6 in the past. However the immanent addition of a 4th filter and reconfiguration of the plant will add nearly 50% additional capacity.
Water DISTRICT #6
Water District #6 has been expanded so as to include homes located in the Town but currently being supplied by the Village at a 50% up charge. While these new properties will increase the number of homes in the district, they will decrease the average construction costs on a per household basis. Therefore increasing the districts rating with financial institutions.
WATER DISTRICT #7
Although we have tried to reconfigure Water District 7, so as to reduce overall costs, so far we have not been successful. With the addition of the 4th filter, we feel it is time to try again. Therefore we would appreciate interested homeowners in the district to submit their names and assist us with time and ideas on how to create a viable water district.