Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Winter Youth Program Sign-Up

Sign-up for the winter Youth Recreation Programs will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2015, from 6 - 7 p.m., at the Youth Bureau office in City Hall, One City Plaza. Please check the Youth Bureau Page for further details.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wrestling and Winter Recreation Programs Sign-Ups

Sign-up for the Youth Bureau's wrestling program will be held from 6 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, at City Hall.

Sign-up for Winter Recreation Programs will be held from 6 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, at City Hall.

Please see the Youth Bureau page for further information.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall Leaf Pickup

The Norwich DPW will be picking up leaves from now through November 6. Leaves should be in clear bags only.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Piper has found a home

Piper, the kitten rescued by Norwich Fire Fighters and Code Enforcement Officers, has found a forever home. Piper was adopted over the weekend by a kind family in Cazenovia.

Thanks to all who responded!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Stray kitten rescued by Norwich Fire Department and Code Enforcement looking for forever home

On Monday, September 21, the Norwich Fire Department and Code Enforcement Officer Jason Lawrence was called to Arrow Laundry on Birdsall Street to rescue a stray kitten found trapped in the pipe that had supported the old sign. After dissembling the pipe the tiny kitten was pulled free and taken to Pet Street Station Animal Hospital to have her injuries treated.
The kitten, nicknamed "Piper," is approximately three months old and is now looking for her forever home, far from the dangers of the street. Please contact City Code Enforcement at 334-1242 if you are interested in giving this lucky kitten a second chance!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Public Service Commission Announcement

The New York State Public Service Commission is sponsoring a series of regional information sessions and public statement hearings regarding two proceedings currently before the Commission. The first proceeding is an examination of low-income programs offered by the major electric and gas utilities in New York State. The second concerns a Joint Petition submitted by Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications seeking Commission approval to merge into a new entity called New Charter. Please click here to read the fact sheets which provide information on both of these efforts as well as how to obtain the Staff Low Income Report and the Time Warner-Charter Communications petition.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Kurt Beyer Pool will close August 23, 2015

The pool at Kurt Beyer Park will close for the season on Sunday, August 23, 2015, as there will be insufficient staff to ensure safety.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Norwich City Band 2015 Summer Concert Series

Friday evenings, July 10 through August 14, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
East Park in the center of downtown Norwich

Come enjoy the music of the Norwich City Band performing its 2015 Summer Concert Series in East Park in the center of downtown Norwich. The Band features marches, show tunes, and old standards. It’s yet another reason why Norwich is one of America’s best communities!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

2014 Annual Water Supply Report

The City of Norwich Annual Water Supply Report for 2014 may be viewed here.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Invitation to Bid - Wheeler Avenue Water Tank Replacement

The City of Norwich is soliciting bids for construction of a new water storage tank. Please see here for details. Bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. on June 30, 2015, at the City Clerk's office.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tax Assessment Grievances

The Board of Assessment Review will meet on May 26, 2015, at City Hall between the hours of 2 PM - 4 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM to hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessments, on written application of any person believing themselves to be aggrieved.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Youth Bureau Summer Bus Trips

The City of Norwich Youth Bureau has five summer bus trips scheduled. For more information, click here. Summer bus trip signup will be 6 PM on Wednesday, June 3, at City Hall.

Summer Recreation Programs signup will be 6 PM, Wednesday, June 10, at City Hall. Check the Youth Bureau page for more information.

Spring Yard Waste Pickup

The City of Norwich will be conducting a City-wide curbside pickup of yard debris from May 4 through 18, with the following guidelines:

Brush is to be bundled and tied with string, twine or thin rope (NO WIRE).
Length of brush and branches no longer than 6'.
Largest diameter of brush and branches is 4".
Leaves, grass clippings and twigs in CLEAR BAGS ONLY.
All items to be placed between curb and sidewalk area.
All items must be light enough for one person to lift shoulder high.

We cannot pick up the following items:

Bags with papers, garbage or animal feces
Tree removals or stumps
Bush removals.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The City of Norwich 2015 Street Tree Planting Program

Norwich has many beautiful tree-lined streets, with maples, oaks, elms, crabapples and ashes towering over our streets and sidewalks. In an effort to add to our urban forest, the City of Norwich Street Tree Committee has secured a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Community Urban Forestry Grant Program to plant 30 more street trees in City tree lawns over the next year.

The Street Tree Committee will be planting trees in tree lawns, the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the curb. New trees will add to the diversity of species already in the City. The NYSDEC grant targets a few streets in Norwich that are especially tree deprived: Cortland, Henry, Pleasant, Gold, Burr, Hale, Division, Canasawacta, Elm and West Main Street and portions of North and South Broad streets. If you do not live on one of these streets, you can still submit an application and your address will be put into a lottery. More trees may be planted in the future and your address will be kept on file for the next round if you do not receive a tree this spring.

To qualify for a tree you must: have a tree lawn planting location of at least 4 feet wide by 4 feet long, have a planting location that is more than 15 feet away from an intersection and 10 feet from hydrants, light poles, signs etc., agree to care for your new tree. If you already have a tree in your tree lawn or trees in your yard that extend into the tree lawn, your property may not be chosen.

Official tree planting request can be submitted on-line here. Please submit the form by May 20, 2015. Tree will be planted in early June.

If you have any questions about the tree planting program or are interested in volunteering, please e-mail

May Water Commission Meeting Cancelled

The next Water Commission meeting will be the regularly scheduled meeting on June 17, 2015.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NYS DOT Route 12 Pavement Improvement

The New York State Department of Transportation will be conducting pavement improvement on North Broad Street in the City of Norwich and the Towns of Norwich and North Norwich during the summer construction season. The roadway surface will be milled and paved, which means up to two inches of the existing pavement will be removed and replaced with new asphalt. Curb ramps will be repaired to comply with ADA standards where needed. Guiderail and guidance indicator signs will be replaced as needed.

Construction will occur during the day and will include temporary single lane closures. Flaggers will direct alternating one-way traffic. Construction will be staggered to mill and pave approximately one-mile sections of roadway within two- to three-day intervals. Access to residences, businesses, and other facilities along the roadway system will be maintained during construction.

For more information and for a Project Location Map, please check here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Flushing of Water Mains May 5 through June 9

Flushing of City water mains will take place from May 5 through June 9. Hours of flushing will be 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. This procedure simultaneously checks hydrants for damage, leakage, flows, and operation. Please check here for details.

Customers experiencing cloudy water should run a cold water faucet to waste until the flow clears. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March Common Council meeting rescheduled to Wednesday, March 25, at 7 PM

Due to the lack of a quorum for yesterday's scheduled Common Council meeting, the meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at 7 PM in the Common Council Chambers, One Court Plaza.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21 Water Commission meeting cancelled

Due to a water main break and the resulting 24-hour work of all Water employees to rectify the situation, the January Water Commission meeting is cancelled.

Monday, January 19, 2015

January Common Council meeting postponed

The January meeting of the Common Council, originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, will instead be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 7 PM at the Council Chambers at One Court Plaza.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reforming the Energy Vision

The New York State Department of Public Service  has announced that the Public Service Commmission has instituted the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding, stating its intention to align electric utility practices and the Commission's regulation with technological advances that have created alternate ways to meet electricity demand. This modernization initiative will  fundamentally transform the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State. It will create a power grid of the future and enable customers to reduce their energy bills.

The Commission is considering a new business model for energy service providers where distributed energy resources become increasingly available to consumers and become a primary tool in the planning and operation of the electric system.

The proposal can be viewed and further information found by visiting the Commission's website,

To ensure full public participation in its regulatory reform efforts, the Department will conduct a series of informational sessions and public-statement hearings to seek public input and comment on its proposals. The dates and locations of the information sessions and public statement hearings are as follows:

  1. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, The Oncenter, 800 South Street, Syracuse, NY: 6 PM, Information Session; 7 PM, Public Statement Hearing
  2. Thursday, January 29, 2015, Buffalo Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY, 2 PM, Information Session; 3 PM, Public Statement Hearing; 6 PM, Information Session; 7 PM, Public Statement Hearing
  3. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY: 2 PM, Information Session; 3 PM, Public Statement Hearing; 6 PM, Information Session; 7 PM, Public Statement Hearing
Provide Comments via the Internet to the Hon. Kathleen H. Burgess, Secretary, at or directly to the case file from the Commission's website, Comments may be provided in writing to the Hon. Kathleen H. Burgess, Secretary, Department of Public Service, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-1350. Comments should refer to "Case 14-M-0101 (Reforming the Energy Vision)."

Call the Toll-Free Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120. Comments should refer to "Case 14-M-0101 (Reforming the Energy Vision)." The Opinion Line is set up to receive in-state calls 24 hours a day. These calls are not transcribed but a summary will be reported to the Commission.