Our next meeting is on Tuesday, 12/10 at 7:00

Tioga Terrace is a quiet, friendly residential community consisting of more than 750 families.

“The Terrace,” as it is known, has been home to families since the late 1950s, and remains one of the premier residential communities in the Broome-Tioga County area. Offering a wide variety of quality housing, the Terrace continues to expand and develop.

For its part, the Civic Association promotes information sharing, fellowship and cooperation among Terrace residents, helping to protect the interests of property owners. For over 50 years, it has played an integral role in enhancing the quality of life for Terrace residents.

We hope you find our Web site helpful in learning more about our Association and community. Thanks for visiting.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 7:00 at Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church on Glann Rd. in the Terrace. Hope to see you there!

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town…

Santa will be visiting boys and girls in the Terrace on Sat.,Dec. 20th, starting at 9:30am. He will start on his route and visit each child in their home arriving on a fire truck.
Parents need to fill out the form below and send to ljroden@stny.rr.com or mail to Linda Roden at 3 Brookside Ave. East. Apalachin, NY or call 625-4198 with information. Santa needs names, ages and addresses, and phone numbers. If you have any questions feel free to call. Thank you.

NAME(S) of children and their ages
ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER

TTCA Halloween Party

Drivers: Please Slow Down

The speed limit in Tioga Terrace is 30 MPH. We have seen a great deal of speeding recently and complained to the Town of Owego. It is likely you will see more Sheriff’s Dept cars in the Terrace and they will ticket speeders. So please slow down and drive safely.

Let’s Keep It Clean

Please clean up after your dog. A few dog walkers in the Terrace have bagged their dog’s poop but left the bags in the street to be run over by cars. Bagging is a good first step but please dispose of your bags properly. Thank you

41 Frederick Dr. Update

**** 10/27/2019 ****

As you know, the TTCA has been following the situation at 41 Frederick St very closely for nearly 2 years now. The last hearing was held in July and required Mr McCann to remove the contents of the property by October 16 as he refuses to sell with the contents included.

I called the Town of Owego Court on October 14 to confirm the scheduled hearing and was told that a public hearing is not being held but rather an inspection visit is planned by the Town Code Enforcement Officer. I spoke to Ron Schmidt, Town Code Enforcement and Building Inspector.

Ron said that Mr Michael McCann called him and said he has prepared his storage unit on his other property. However, Mr McCann has surgery scheduled on his other knee for early November. Ron has scheduled a follow up with Mr McCann for mid-December.

Ron said he did report this discussion to Judge Schumacher and was told to keep the Court informed of the status.

- Nancy Sydlosky (TTCA President)

**** 10/07/2019 ****

After the hearing in July, we posted that another hearing is scheduled for Weds October 16. I called the Town of Owego Court today to confirm but was told that date is a Follow-Up, not a Hearing. The Building Inspector will review progress as agreed by the owner, Mike McCann and report back to the Court. The judge will then decide if additional action is required. I was told there will likely be no decision until a week or 10 days later. So I will follow up with the town about the end of October for the resolution and provide an update on this website.

Thanks for your support

Nancy Sydlosky

**** 05/15/2019 ****

Don Castelucci has reported that Michael McMann is going back to court because he hasn’t complied with certain requirements of his previous court ruling. More details on the court date will be provided when the date is determined.

**** 03/20/2019 ****
As you probably have noticed, 41 Frederick Dr did go on the Real Estate market about the end of January. I’ve heard there has been some interest but no buyer just yet. I’m sure there would be a huge investment required for this property but it’s a fairly flat, corner lot in a wonderful neighborhood so we are hopeful that more progress is on the way.

Nancy Sydlosky
TTCA President

**** 12/20/2018 ****

The Permit hearing for the owner of 41 Frederick, Michael McCann was held today and Linda Fuerstenburg & Meredith Bocek representing the TTCA and a few other residents attended.

Since the last hearing on Dec 6, Michael McCann managed to get the Quick Deed sale completed and recorded, removing his brother, Richard McCann and sister, Tawna Lewis, from the recorded deed. Judge Schumacher again asked Michael McCann how he plead against the Permit charges. He plead Guilty. That was a surprise as he had previously plead Not Guilty.

The judge ordered that the house be appraised for Fair Market Value and the property is to put up for sale at that price no later than January 31st of 2019. Another Hearing will be held if this does not happen by that date.

Even though this involves another delay, it is a giant step forward. Thanks to the Town of Owego Court, Judge John Schumacher, and Town Attorney, Irene Graven for all their hard work in this matter.

**** 12/1/2018 ****

The hearing for Michael McCann regarding the status of 41 Frederick is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 20 at 2pm at the Town Court on Rte 434

**** 10/26/18 ****

A number of Residents and TTCA Board members attended the Preliminary Hearing on October 25 of the Town of Owego vs Michael McCann regarding the expiration of his Repair Permit without completion of the repairs on his property at 41 Frederick Dr in Tioga Terrace. Mr McCann pleaded Not Guilty and a date for the actual Hearing has been set to November 28 at 2:00pm at the Town of Owego Court on Rt 434. It is a public hearing so residents may attend but will not be afforded an opportunity to speak. Several TTCA Board members plan to attend and will provide an update.

Lower Park Update

In my President’s Letter in the current Terrace Talk newsletter, I talked about the lack of work in the Tioga Blvd Park. As I said, we spoke with Don Castellucci a couple of times regarding great plans for the park. We knew funds were an issue but we were clear that we hoped to see progress before the summer was over. When that did not happen and school started with no work started, we were sorely disappointed.

But no sooner did I comment in the Presidents Letter but I heard from several Board members that there were workmen on site. Carolyn and I both drove down to see. The fence was removed and Carolyn was told the old blacktop will be removed and the exposed ground pressed down. New paving then will be done in the Spring.

That is what we know for now and as promised, we’ll keep you informed.

Nancy Sydlosky TTCA President

Carolyn Showalter Parks Chairperson

Emergency Services Volunteers Needed

The TTCA Board met the Apalachin Fire Commissioners Chairman, Brian Rieber and learned a great deal about the workings of our local Emergency Services Responders. We found that even though we are in the process of adding 4 new EMTs to our volunteer responders, we are still in desperate need of Ambulance Drivers. Drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and have no convictions for arson. A physical and a background check will be required. Training is approximately 20 – 30 hours.

Weekly drills are held at Station 1 on Pennsylvania Av on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Feel free to go and get a feel for what’s involved. Just show up and ask for any Chief . They can answer your questions.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, you can get information regarding the requirements from the Apalachin Fire Department website www.apalachinfd.com. There is a link to submit an online volunteer application.

School Bus Safety

With school back in session, drivers are reminded to stop at any red light stop signals from stopped school buses. Passing a school bus with its red lights flashing is a serious safety issue and against the law.

TTCA thanks you in advance for doing your part to help ensure that our neighborhood children are safe.

Santa Claus is coming to town…

Santa will be visiting boys and girls in the Terrace on Sat.,Dec. 20th, starting at 9:30am.  He will start on his route and visit each child in their home arriving on a fire truck. 
Parents need to fill out the form below and send to ljroden@stny.rr.com or mail to Linda Roden at 3 Brookside Ave. East.   Apalachin, NY or call 625-4198 with information.  Santa needs names, ages and addresses, and phone numbers.  If you have any questions feel free to call.  Thank you.

NAME(S) of children and their ages
ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER