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.