Village Of Sackets Harbor

July 13, 2010: July Mayor's Report


The Local Development Corporation has requested bids for the clean up of the last piece of the Augsbury Oil Fields.  Bids are due on July 30th and we hope to get to complete the clean up before winter.


The Village and Town of Hounsfield are working together on a joint recreation commission.  The commission will meet to address the community’s visioning plans and needs for local recreation resources including parks, walking trails, ball fields and playgrounds.  If you would like to be part of the recreation commission, please contact the Village Office.


The Village is proud to have been adopted by the 1st Battalion – 32nd Infantry  of the 10th Mountain Division.  As part of the Piece of the Rock program,  LTC Kenneth Mintz, who lives locally, is actively seeking opportunities for his battalion to provide service to the village.  We were happy to see them in our Can-Am Festival parade, and they will be assisting in the Headstone dedication and Memorial Service honoring General Covington in our Military Cemetery on July 22nd.  Additionally, they will be lending a hand during the 1812 Grand Tactical coming up at the end of this month.


Two military flares have floated up on village shores recently, and been detonated by military experts.  When found, DO NOT TOUCH.  These are frequently live flares that did not discharge during training operations and may still be dangerous.  Contact the local police or the Sheriff’s office so that the proper authorities may be alerted to deal with them.


Summer events continue!


2010 North American War of 1812 Grand Tactical will take place on the Battlefield over two days – July 31st and August 1st.  This is the first Grant Tactical to take place in Sackets Harbor in many years; we are looking forward to hosting thousands of living historians and visitors throughout the village.


Concerts on the Waterfront – Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm


Taste of New York Farm and Winery Market – Saturday, August 7th 11am-6pm
on the Visitor Center Lawn; Sponsored by the Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce


17th Annual Hospice Regatta – Saturday, August 7th  10:30am

            Tube Races @ noon; reception and entertainment at 4pm at the Bandstand.


Deep Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario – Friday August 13th  6:30pm  Seaway Trails Discover Center


Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

Eric F. Constance, Mayor

Village of Sackets Harbor