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Welcome to Fayette, NY


1439 Yellow Tavern Road
Waterloo, NY 13165

Phone: (315) 585-6282
Fax: (315) 585-6283


1431 Yellow Tavern Road
Waterloo, NY 13165

Phone: (315) 585-6330



Due to concerns about COVID-19 outbreak and in keeping with Federal, State and local agencies, the Town of Fayette Office is closed until further notice. Phone messages and emails will be returned. All Meetings and Public Hearings of the Town of Fayette will be cancelled until further notice. All town services are limited or cancelled until further notice. All court hearings are also closed until further notice.

LETTER: Supervisor Lorenzetti gives update from town of Fayette

The Town of Fayette offices will be closed to the public. A locked drop box located outside the front door can be used for any payments, applications, etc. The staff which includes our town clerk and account clerk are working limited hours and will not open doors to the public. We will accept calls and get back to any questions the residents may have.

The highway department has split its workforce and each group will work every other week. The town board met in emergency session on March 17th and voted on this schedule and that our workers will get full pay. We realize the importance of our employee’s and want them to know our town appreciates their services.

Last but not least, anyone in our town that needs assistance getting groceries or medicines please call Cindy Lorenzetti at 315-521-4144 and arrangements will be made. Pray for all your neighbors, adhere to social distancing and God Bless all the workers in healthcare, grocery, pharmacies, food service, truck drivers and all those out there each day doing their best to get us through these trying times.

Message From Seneca Co Chairman of Board of SupervisorsMarch 25 2020

Waterloo, New York (March 25, 2020) – Seneca County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Robert Hayssen is calling on residents of more populated areas of the state and country to avoid sheltering in Seneca County. The Governor of New York State has issued a State of Emergency and the Seneca County has done the same. Seneca County hosts people from around the Globe that want to visit the great area known as the Finger Lakes Region.
“We need to work together at this time to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus down,” said Hayssen. “As Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Seneca County I am encouraging that vacation rentals temporarily postpone renting until we get past this pandemic.” Seneca County has a limited number of healthcare resources and is not equipped for a broad spread of the virus. Chairman Hayssen is also requesting that all second-home owners and short-term rental owners remove any short-term rental listings from services such as Airbnb and Vrbo and not rent their properties until the crisis has ended. Hundreds of letters have been sent to these property owners. Seneca County joins Essex and other counties throughout the state who find themselves in a similar predicament and has called on the New York State of Association of Counties to play a greater role in getting support from New York State to enact stricter regulations related to vacation rentals and second homes. News articles in these communities can be viewed at:
Deborah Birx, the State Department doctor who is advising Vice President Mike Pence, said at a White House news conference on Tuesday. “Everybody who was in New York should be self-quarantining for the next 14 days to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread to others.” “I know this will be a hardship for those who must cancel reservations and lose important income. Some individuals depend on this income for maintaining the property and various other cost associated with short term rentals. We do not need people to possibly be quarantining themselves or not knowing they are infected until it is too late,” said Seneca County Manager Mitch Rowe. At this time it is more important to protect all the individuals that can be associated with vacation rentals. Hopefully this industry will be helped or aided by the State or Federal Government minimize loss of revenue.
Contact: Robert Hayssen 315-549-7121


Below is the Town of Fayette Town Wide Water Project presentation as presented by Jason T. McCormick, PE and Jeffrey Trout.

Town Wide Water Project (PDF)


Local Weather

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Feels like: 45°F
Wind: 8mph WSW
Humidity: 75%
Pressure: 29.85"Hg
UV index: 2

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The Town of Fayette

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The Town of Fayette is in the center of the Central Finger Lakes. It stretches between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, and is bordered at the north by the Seneca-Cayuga Canal.The Town of Fayette is on the western border of the county and is southeast of Geneva, New York. Seneca was part of the Central New York Military Tract and was first settled around 1790. The town was established from part of the Town of Romulus in 1800 as the “Town of Washington” but adopted the current name in 1803.