Village of Morris Department of Public Works Spring Newsletter April 2020
We hope you weathered the winter season well. As we transition into spring, we want to provide you with information and important reminders you will find useful.
Recyclable and Garbage Removal
CARDBOARD MUST BE BR0KEN DOWN AND FLATTENED:
EMPTY 0UT ALL PACKING MATERIALS
REMOVE ANY LOOSE TAPE
FI.ATTEN BOX COMPLETELY
Recyclables are picked up each Wednesday morning* and should be placed in containers with lids, not bagged. Cardboard and newspaper needs to be kept dry. Cardboard should be flattened. Please rinse containers before recycling them. Place your recyclables curbside no later than 7am.
Garbage is picked up each Thursday morning* and should be bagged and tied as tightly as possible to prevent flies from entering the bags. Any color bag is acceptable. It is best practice to store bags in a container with a lid that will keep rain, birds, and animals out. Place your bagged trash curbside no later than 7am.
*If a holiday interferes with recyclable or trash pick up, you will be notified of an alternate day through our phone messaging system.
Furniture Cleanup days
We have two furniture cleanup days each year. Dates for 2020 are May 16th and September 19th.
Reminders will be issued though our phone messaging system. We are not able to collect any mattresses at this time.
Removal of brush and lawn debris is ongoing. Please place materials curbside and take care not to inhibit traffic. If you have a large amount of brush to dispose of please call to schedule removal.
TV and Electronic Removal - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
We are NOT able to collect tvs, monitors and commercial electronics. Those items can be taken the Oneonta Transfer Station for a fee of $12 per unit. Please contact Otsego County Waste Department at 607-547-4225 for more information.
Removal of Metal Goods
We are able to dispose of metal goods such as water heaters, washing machines, stoves, etc., but we cannot remove refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners unless the Freon or coolant has been removed by a certified refrigeration company. Large furniture should be reserved for Furniture Cleanup days.
Parking on Village Streets is prohibited between 2am and 6am every day. Violators may be towed at owner’s expense and fined.
In case of emergency with the water supply, we will issue conservation or boil water advisories through our phone messaging system. Our water supply is a valuable resource and should be treated as such.
The DEC regulates open burning. Please check with Otsego County to ensure a ban is not in effect before you plan any open burning. Please also be considerate of neighbors when burning fires on your own property.
Local Law number 4 has been in effect since 1984 to regulate noise and to prevent the disturbance of the peace, quiet and comfort of the residents of the Village of Morris. Complaints can be made regarding disturbances at any hour of the day, and it is accepted that between the hours of 10 pm and 7am. Being thoughtful and discussing concerns in a considerate manner with neighbors is always a good first step toward resolution. Violations are reported to and handled by the police.
The Dog Warden is Liz Fish who can be reached at 607-847-9888 and 607-435-6141.
Canine Waste Law
By law, the owner, keeper or person walking a dog in the Village of Morris shall immediately pick up and dispose of in a sanitary manner, any feces expelled by such dog.
Telephone notifications are our primary source of notifying residents in emergent situations. We will also aim to post accurate information on social media when possible. To ensure your phone number is up to date in our notification system, please email your correct/current phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-263-5400. IMPORTANT NOTE for Property owners with tenants residing in the Village of Morris, please DO ask your tenants to register for our notification system take responsibility to pass important information along to them.
Village Clerk Hours
Kitty Ruling’s office hours are Tuesday 2:30pm — 6pm, Wednesday 2:30pm - 6pm, Thursday 9am – 6 pm.
Village Board Meetings
Regular Village Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7pm in the Town House. We take pride in maintaining the Village of Morris and invite you to attend a meeting.
Copies of this newsletter for distribution to tenants can be requested from the village clerk.
Michael Newell Rusty Nichols, 607-263-5556
Village of Morris Mayor Village of Morris Superintendent
Rush French William Burdick
Village of Morris Trustee Village of Morris Trustee
Kitty Ruling 607-263-5400
ViIlage of Morris Clerk
*0ffice Hours Tuesday 2:30pm - 6pm, Wednesday 2:30pm – 6pm, Thursday 9am - 6pm
* Until the Corona Virus restrictions have been lifted, the Village Office will be closed to the public. The Clerk will still be checking voice mail, email, and will take water bill payments in the drop box at 118 Main Street