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Welcome to Fayette, NY



Monday 8am-1pm

Tuesday-Thursday 8am-4pm


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

Seeking input on Hamlet of Fayette Revitalization




    Please take notice pursuant to local law, the Planning Board of the Town of Fayette, Seneca County, NY will hold public hearings on Monday, July 22, 2024, at 7 PM at the Town Office Building, 1439 Yellow Tavern Road, Waterloo, NY 13165.  The board will hear the requests of:

    Larry Martin, of 4171 East Lake Road, Geneva, NY 14456, Tax Map # 23-1-19.11, regarding an application for a short-term rental.

    Jay K High, Lakeland Mennonite Church, of 1063 Route 336, Geneva, NY 14456, Tax Map # 26-1-56, regarding an application for a special use permit to establish a cemetery for private use of Mennonite Church.

    Linda Wilcox, of 4128 High Banks, Geneva, NY 14456, Tax Map # 23-1-28, regarding an application for a zoning permit to install a 13kw Cummins generator.

    Bruce Bonafiglia, of 3418 State Route 96A, Geneva, NY 14456, Tax Map # 4-1-34.2, regarding an application for a zoning permit to build a detached garage.

    Lisa and David Secor, of 4373 Route 89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, Tax Map # 30-2-23, regarding removal of an existing structure to construct a new single-family residence.

    Tim and Kate Schreiber, of 3807 Gusty Lane, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, Tax Map # 22-2-10.2, regarding an application to build a 13’ X 22’ screened porch.  *This public hearing is a continuance of the public hearing held on June 24, 2024.

    Persons wishing to appear at the hearing may do so in person or by other representation. Communications in writing in relation hereto may be filed with the Board, or at such hearing.  


    March 12, 2023

    The Town of Fayette has been notified that the FY2024 Federal Budget Appropriation includes a $3.5 million award for the construction of public sewer along the Seneca Lake shoreline. 

    The award, secured as part of the Congressional-Directed Spending program, will be paired with a $1 million grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission, as well as local funds required to round out the $9 million infrastructure investment.

    Once constructed, the project will include installation of a trunk line of approximately 8 miles, extending from the Town borders with Waterloo to the north and Varick to the south, with 3 miles of service lines extending from the trunk to serve a range of commercial and residential customers. 

    A recent economic impact analysis performed on behalf of the Town showcased new development and expansion of craft beverage, tourism, housing, and mixed-use projects all accelerated by the development of the sewer line will promote nearly $200,000 in new revenues to Seneca County. 

    In addition to the clear economic benefits of the project, a significant enhancement to Seneca Lake water quality is expected with the decommissioning of dozens of septic systems as homes and businesses transition from legacy treatment to public wastewater management.

    “We are grateful for the leadership of Majority Leader Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Representative Tenney in securing these funds, and advancing the economic vibrancy and environmental stewardship of the Town of Fayette and the Finger Lakes Region,” noted Town Supervisor Jeffrey Trout.  “In addition, the County’s leadership in supporting analysis and design of this critical infrastructure investment has made the project possible.”

    He added that, “the Fayette Town Board has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to economic development and environmental conservation through this investment, and others including modernization of development regulations, pursuit of state and federal grants, hamlet revitalization, and an update to the Town’s comprehensive plan.  These efforts will pay off in the form of a stronger quality of life for Town residents as well as new investments by commercial and residential investors for the entire region.”

    Project design is being completed now, with regulatory approvals to follow.  The Town is prepared to move immediately with bidding and construction once all State approvals have been secured.  Updates will be shared on the Town’s website and social media channels.

    Media Contact – Supervisor Jeff Trout (315.729.6357)

  • Survey for the Fayette Community


    These questions are intended for both current hamlet residents and also the broader community with connections to the hamlet (e.g. people who previously lived in the hamlet and/or own property in the hamlet).

    In the survey, we are looking for feedback for our preliminary design and policy proposals as well as seeking community voice on additional interventions desired.

    Message for the Community:


    We’re the Cornell Design Connect Team working to develop a revitalization framework for the Hamlet of Fayette. Our team has proposed a series of preliminary design and policy recommendations that we would appreciate your feedback on. Please let us know your opinions by filling out the survey linked below to have your inputs included in the revitalization process:

    Thank you!

    The Design Connect Team

    QR Code to the Community Survey


 Below is the Town of Fayette Sewer Project presentation as presented on September 29, 2021 by Patrick Nicoletta, P.E., MRB Group.

Proposed Sewer District PowerPoint Presentation
Proposed Sewer District Map (PDF)


Below is the Town of Fayette Water Project (District #8) presentation as presented by Jason T. McCormick, PE and Jeffrey Trout.

District #8 Water Project (PDF)

Local Weather


Calendar of Events

Monday, July 22:

7:00pm- Planning Board meeting

Thursday, August 8:

6:55pm- Public hearing (A Local Law providing a Real Property Tax Exemption for Cold War Veterans)

6:56pm- Public hearing (A Local Law providing a Real Property Tax Exemption for Volunteer Firefighters and Volunteer Ambulance workers)

6:57pm- Public hearing (Adoption of Local Law No. of the year 2024 to Override the Tax Levy Limit)

7:00pm- Town Board meeting

The Town of Fayette

Tax Map

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.