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South Utica Newsletter

South Utica Newsletter #29

In this issue:

  • We Want Your Input on ARPA Spending
  • Vacant Building Registry Ordinance
  • Stewart’s Gas Station on Genesee?
  • My Votes on the Council in July 2022
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  • Levitt AMP on Monday Nights - the BEST part of Summer in Utica!
  • Green Waste Must Be Containerized
  • The "new" Daily Sentinel - now available at Cafe Domenico
  • Report from E&A - June-July 2022
  • Watch Common Council Meetings Online
  • No SUNA Meetings for July & August
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online

South Utica Newsletter #28

In this issue:

  • Stewart’s Gas Station on Genesee?
  • My Votes on the Council in June 2022
  • Levitt AMP on Monday Nights - the BEST part of Summer in Utica!
  • Green Waste Must Be Containerized
  • Second Annual Flower Show & Garden Tour - July 8&9
  • The "new" Daily Sentinel - now available at Cafe Domenico
  • Take Me Out to a Ballgame in Utica!
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  • Report from E&A - June 2022
  • Watch Common Council Meetings Online
  • No SUNA Meetings for July & August

South Utica Newsletter #27

In this issue:

  • My Votes on the Council in May 2022
  • Celebrate Juneteenth & World Refugee Day This Year - June 18–20
  • Summer Green Waste Schedule
  • Second Annual Flower Show & Garden Tour - July 8&9
  • Utica Housing Study - We Want Your Input
  • Flooding Mitigation - Detention Pond at Valley View
  • JEWtica - Sunday, June 12th, 12pm–8pm
  • ATVs and Dirt Bikes - What the City is Doing
  • Report from E&A - April–May 2022
  • Watch Common Council Meetings Online
  • Regular SUNA Meetings
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online

Meet the School Board Candidates

In this issue:

  • Meet the School Board Candidates
  • Check Your Registration and Polling Location & Plan to Vote on May 17th
  • Tennille Knoop
  • James Paul
  • Michael Anthony Fellows
  • Howard Potter
  • Jack LoMedico and David Testa (Declined)

South Utica Newsletter #26.1

In this issue:

  • School Board Elections - May 17th
  • ARPA Comes to South Utica
  • Keep America & Utica Beautiful - This Saturday, April 23rd
  • Take Advantage of the City's Sidewalk Program
  • Always Pay Your Solid Waste Fee
  • Watch Common Council Meetings Online
  • My Votes on the Council in April 2022
  • Why Shopping Locally Matters
  • Report from E&A - March - April 2022
  • South Utica Advisory Committee
  • Regular SUNA Meetings
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online

South Utica Newsletter #26

In this issue:

  • Take Advantage of the City’s Sidewalk Program
  • New Budget, Same Tax Rate
  • Watch Common Council Meetings Online
  • Keep America & Utica Beautiful
  • Shooting Range Regulation Introduced
  • My Votes on the Council in March 2022
  • Why Shopping Locally Matters
  • Report from E&A - February - March 2022
  • Sign Up for Little League
  • Regular SUNA Meetings
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online

South Utica Newsletter #24

In this issue:

  • Keep Up With Katie Aiello
  • Budget Season Is Upon Us
  • Watch Common Council Meetings Online
  • Lead Safe Utica - Get the Lead Out
  • Vacant Building Registry Law
  • My Votes on the Council in February 2022
  • Report from E&A - January–February
  • Sign Up for Little League
  • Free Films at Utica College
  • SUNA Really Gaining Steam
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online

South Utica Newsletter #23

In this issue:

  • Keep Up With Katie Aiello
  • Utica City School District - Meetings and Teacher Survey
  • Sidewalks Are Important
  • Flooding Mitigation Update
  • My Votes on the Council in January 2022
  • Report from E&A
  • Important Dance Opportunity for All Children in Utica
  • Free Films at Utica College
  • SUNA Continues to Meet Regularly
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online

South Utica Newsletter #22

In this issue:

  • New Chicken & Bees Legislation REPEALED
  • Time to Put Those Leaves in a Container
  • New Year’s Eve Downtown Celebration!
  • SUNA Meeting Begins Again
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online
  • My Votes on the Council in November & December 2021

South Utica Newsletter #21

In this issue:

  • South Utica Paving Update
  • Uptown Theater Gets a New Roof!
  • New Year’s Eve Downtown Celebration!
  • NEW - SUNA Meeting Begins Again
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online
  • My Votes on the Council in October 2021

South Utica Newsletter #20

In this issue:

  • Welcome to Olmsted City!
  • Green Waste Pick up for Fall
  • Shared Services Agreement with Village of New Hartford
  • NEW - SUNA Meeting Begins Again
  • Newsletter Archive Now Online
  • My Votes on the Council in September 2021

South Utica Newsletter #19

In this issue:

  • Flooding Meeting
  • The City at Work in Halleck’s Ravine
  • South Utica Advisory Committee - SUAC
  • Poll Workers Urgently Needed
  • New Speed Bumps in Roscoe Conkling Park!
  • My Votes on the Council

South Utica Newsletter #18

In this issue:

  • Two More Free Concerts Left!
  • The RoCo (Roscoe Conkling) Walkers - Summer Hours
  • Stop Sign Survey - Help Needed!
  • Common Council Summer Schedule
  • Green Waste - Please Use Containers!
  • Adopt a Storm Drain!
  • My Votes on the Council on July 14, 2021

South Utica Newsletter #17

In this issue:

  • Yoga in the Park!
  • The RoCo (Roscoe Conkling) Walkers - Summer Hours
  • Citizen Action Diaper
  • Common Council Summer Schedule
  • First Annual Utica Garden Walk and Flower Show
  • Levitt AMP Free Concerts Summer Schedule
  • Utica Zoo Upcoming Events
  • My Votes on the Council in June

South Utica Newsletter #16

In this issue:

  • The Utica Prosperity Initiative
  • The RoCo (Roscoe Conkling) Walkers
  • New! South Utica Advisory Board
  • Common Council Open to Public and Public Comment is Back
  • First Annual Utica Garden Walk and Flower Show
  • Crime Prevention Tip: Lock Your Cars
  • Uptown Theater: Save A Seat Now
  • Facebook Common Council Page
  • My Votes on the Council in May

South Utica Newsletter #15

In this issue:

  • Roscoe Conkling Park Update
  • Don't Wish Cycle!
  • It's Time To Go Electric
  • Spotlight on a Local Business: Slice Pizzeria
  • Birds, Bees, and Our New Zoning Code
  • Volunteers Keep Utica Beautiful!
  • My Votes on the Council in April

South Utica Newsletter #14

In this issue:

  • Roscoe Conkling Park
  • Green Waste, Trash, Recycling
  • The Best of South Utica
  • Handshake.City Supporting South Utica
  • Birds, Bees, and Our New Zoning Code
  • Spotlight on a Local Business: Rosa’s Trattoria
  • My Votes on the Council in March

South Utica Newsletter #13

In this issue:

  • Petition Season Is Upon Us
  • Public Comment Is Possible
  • Constituent Hours First Tuesday of Every Month
  • New Mid-Month Newsletter
  • Online Town Hall on Tuesday, March 9th at 7pm
  • Cool Utica-Oriented Pages on Facebook
  • Spotlight on a Local Business!
  • My Votes on the Council for February 3rd & 17th, 2021

South Utica Newsletter #12

In this issue:

  • Paving
  • Public Comment Is Back
  • Community Fridge In Oneida Square
  • Constituent Hours First Tuesday Of Every Month
  • Buy Nothing Utica
  • New Mid-month Newsletter
  • Spotlight On A Local Business: Rintrona’s Bistro
  • My Votes On The Council

South Utica Newsletter #11

In this issue:

  • COVID-19 Rages On
  • The ZBA And Sunset Ave Convenience Store
  • Snipe Signs Around Town
  • Constituent Hours First Tuesday Of Every Month
  • Looking Ahead To 2021
  • Spotlight On A Local Business: Bone Yard BBQ
  • My Votes On The Council

South Utica Newsletter #10

In this issue:

  • Term Limit Legislation
  • The New Zoning Ordinance
  • Utica Youth Council
  • Constituent Hours First Tuesday Of Every Month
  • Looking Ahead To 2021
  • Spotlight On A Local Business: The Conservancy
  • My Votes On The Council

South Utica Newsletter #9

In this issue:

  • Election 2020
  • Flooding
  • Flooding Relief Still Available
  • The New Zoning Ordinance
  • Ride Along With The UPD
  • Constituent Hours First Tuesday Of Every Month
  • Old Bendix Site
  • Spotlight On A Local Business: Stathis Greek Restaurant & Gyro
  • Calling All South Utica Gardeners!
  • My Votes On The Council

South Utica Newsletter #8

In this issue:

  • The Youth Common Council Needs A South Utica Representative
  • Flooding
  • The New Zoning Ordinance
  • Vote For Cafe Domenico!
  • Green Waste - Do It Right!
  • Constituent Hours Restarted September 15th
  • New Forest Cemetery
  • Spotlight On Local Business: Vanity Hair & Beauty Parlor
  • Calling All South Utica Gardeners!
  • Every Vote Counts
  • My Votes On The Council

South Utica Newsletter #7

In this issue:

  • The Newsletter Is Back!
  • New Street Lights Are Up Throughout South Utica
  • Constituent Hours Restart September 15th
  • Constituent Services
  • Every Vote Counts
  • Calling All South Utica Gardeners!
  • Make Sure To Be Counted!
  • My Votes On The Council

South Utica Newsletter #6

In this issue:

  • Our State Of Emergency Continues
  • My Votes On The Council
  • Upcoming Legislation
  • Neighborhood Notification And Meeting Clause
  • Police Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2020
  • The "Thursday" Rule
  • Constituent Hours
  • The New Streets Lights Are In Progress!
  • Make Sure To Be Counted!

South Utica Newsletter #5

In this issue:

  • Our State Of Emergency Continues
  • My Votes On The Council
  • Feral And Homeless Cats
  • The Old Bendix Site
  • Constituent Hours
  • Emotional Support Helpline
  • Make Sure To Be Counted!

South Utica Newsletter #4

In this issue:

  • Our State Of Emergency Continues
  • Rent Relief Resolution
  • My Votes On The Council
  • Common Council Adapts
  • Opportunities To Help
  • Emotional Support Helpline
  • Need Blue Bags?
  • Constituent Hours
  • Please: Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives
  • Make Sure To Be Counted!

South Utica Newsletter #3

In this issue:

  • Regular Meetings And Events
  • My Votes On The Common Council
  • Great American Clean-up
  • Special Neighborhood Meeting
  • Spotlight On Local Business: Maria’s Pasta Shop
  • Utica Rising

South Utica Newsletter #2

In this issue:

  • Regular Meetings And Events
  • Special Meetings
  • My Votes On The Common Council
  • Constituent Services
  • Spotlight On Local Business: The Beer Hub
  • Utica Rising

South Utica Newsletter #1

In this issue:

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • My Votes on the Common Council
  • Constituent Services
  • Spotlight on a Local Business
  • Going on in the City