Town of DeRuyter, New York

DeRuyter Lake

Welcome to DeRuyter, NY!!

The Town of DeRuyter is located in the heart of Central New York on State Route 13 in the southwest corner of Madison County.  The Village of DeRuyter is about 20 miles northeast of Cortland and about 30 miles south of Syracuse. The east branch of the Tioughnioga River flows through the Town. DeRuyter Lake which is about 2 miles long and 3/4's of a mile wide at its widest point, is located 3 miles north of the Village. The Town has an official 2010 population of 1,589 (Village population of 558) which swells with seasonal lake residents to approximately 2,100 during summer months.

DeRuyter Town Offices are located on the first floor of the Genevieve D. Staley Civic Center.

Physical Address: 735 Utica Street, DeRuyter, NY 13052
Mailing Address: PO Box 394, DeRuyter, NY 13052

The Village of Hamilton's Salt Building - Similar to what will be built in DeRuyter

Exciting News:
The Town of DeRuyter is moving forward with plans to construct a sand and salt storage building on the site of the former highway garage at 811 Utica Street. The 70 year-old former garage has served the town well, however, its useful life has passed and is no-longer suitable to meet the needs of a modern highway department. The new facility will be a 40' x 96' structure with a 20' x 70' cold-storage lean-to attached to its east side and will have a capacity to store 1,500 tons of sand and salt. The Town awarded the low-bid for construction of this facility to Secor Building Solutions at a cost of $143,750.00. Additional work for site preparation and electrical needs are projected to cost up to $27,500.00. The old garage demolition, including asbestos abatement, is projected to cost $45,000.00 bringing the total project budget in at $216,250.00. The Town Board has approved the issuance of $200,000.00 in bonds and will use building reserves and fund balance to cover the balance of the project costs 
The project will begin with the abatement of the old garage in July and the total demolition being complete by the end of August. The construction of the new facility will be complete by October 30. 
Towns who have recently completed similar projects estimate that they have saved up to 33% of their material usage. We currently mix salt in with the sand pile to prevent freezing and for more-effective snow and ice removal from the roadways. With the sand pile outside in the elements, the rain will wash some of the salt from the sand - this salt loss costs the town money every year. Wet sand, beyond being heavier than dry sand, is less-effective in the treatment of snow and ice from the roads creating the need to use more product to achieve the expected results. The Town expects to use less sand and salt due to this new facility which will save the taxpayers and be better for the envionment.
Anyone with questions or concerns regarding this project, or any other issue, is encouraged to contact the Town Supervisor at 367-1355.    

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   Town Phone Numbers

                                    Town Offices 

  • 315-367-1350 - Becky Wightman, Town Clerk/Collector
  • 315-367-1351 - Becky Marshall, Deputy Town Clerk/Collector
  • 315-367-1352 - Steve Harris, Assessor
  • 315-367-1353 - Roger Cook, Codes Enforcement Officer 
  • 315-367-1355 - Dan Degear, Town Supervisor
  • 315-367-1359 - Town Fax Line

                                 Town Court

  • 315-367-1356 - Judge VanNordstrand
  • 315-367-1357 - Judge Fox
  • 315-852-9701 - Town Court Fax Line

                           Town Highway

  •  315-852-6272 - Highway Department Office

                          Sheriff Field Office

  • 315-367-1358 - Field Office (non-emergency) 

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Standard Work Day Reporting for Town Officials

Bid Documents - Salt / Sand Storage Bldg.

- Bid Results 6/8/2016

Salt Building Electrical RFP

Results Tabulation

2016 Town Operating Budget

2015 Annual Financial Report

2015 DeRuyter Lake Septic Survey Results

Town of DeRuyter Hazardous Mitigation Plan

Tax Freeze Efficiency Plan

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