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Due to circumstances yesterday, the Town of Oneonta, for all properties within the area bounded by Winney Hill Road to the west, Blanchard Ave/Butler Street to the north, Jackson Ave/Madison Ave/Murdock Ave to the east, and Chestnut Street to the south, is currently under a State of 


As of right now, the current State of Emergency remains the same. The area is no different, and at this moment no residences in the area can be occupied. The point of entry into the area is also unchanged, which is by Dante’s Pizza. There will be a curfew put in place at 9:00 PM tonight. Law enforcement will be on scene throughout the night.

We have multiple resources available for people who have been impacted by this. We will have someone at Town Hall on Monday and Wednesday this week starting at 10:00 AM from the Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) for people to talk to. They also have a 24/7 local number for you to call, 315-732-6228. If they do not answer, it means all representatives are busy, but please leave a message and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

In addition to this, Oneonta City School District has offered their services as well, and their district office phone number is 607-433-8200.

There have also been conversations with Red Cross, and final details with that are still being worked on. We will update when we know more.

We would like to thank everyone for all of their efforts. Even though we are certainly not done yet, we want to recognize all the work from all the different agencies involved, and all of the fire departments who responded last night in incredible time to contain the fire the best they could.

The next meeting and update will be sometime tomorrow morning, and we will update you all then.




A State of Emergency is hereby declared in a portion of the Town of Oneonta, NY for a period of time beginning at 9:00 p.m. on December 9, 2023 and continuing in effect for a period not to exceed (5) five days and ending at 9:00 p.m. on December 14, 2023. The State of Emergency shall be in effect for all properties within the area bounded by Winney Hill Rd to the west. Blanchard Ave Butler St to the north, Jackson Ave Madison Ave Murdock Ave to the east, and Chestnut St to the south (map forthcoming).


The State of Emergency has been declared due to emergency conditions produced by an apparent explosion and subsequent structure fire which occurred on Richards Ave in the Town of Oneonta around 5.30 p.m. on December 9, 2023, resulting in apparent and potential structural damage to multiple residences in the neighborhood.


Such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of the Town of Oneonta, NY.


As Chief Executive of the Town of Oneonta, NY, Randal I. Mowers, have exercised the authority given to me under the New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of the community.


Signed: Randal I. Mowers


Title: Town Supervisor, Town of Oneonta, NY


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After 16 long years, the Town of Oneonta municipal services are celebrating a monumental achievement with the completion of the Southside Water project. This ambitious initiative aimed to revolutionize the water infrastructure of our town and enhance the quality of life for its residents and businesses. The project, which began in 2007, involved extensive planning, construction, including the installation of state-of-the-art water treatment plants, and the implementation of smart water management systems. The Southside Water project will ensure a more sustainable and reliable water supply, reducing water wastage and promoting conservation. It is expected to greatly improve water quality, address water scarcity issues, and provide a reliable source of clean water for generations to come. The successful completion of this project marks a significant milestone in the town's commitment to delivering essential services to the community.

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The Town of Oneonta is ready for the next generation of transportation possibilities with conveniently located EV charging stations.
Exit-15 off Interstate 88, these charging bays are located in the center of Otsego County's largest retail hub, Town of Oneonta Southside.

Otsego County Broadband Data Inquiry The New York State Public Service Commission and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have each published a map online displaying access to data on broadband services and providers at the household level. The county has reviewed these maps and found some inaccuracies, such as, providers listing speeds that were different (higher) than the actual speeds experienced at the household levels. If broadband connectivity and speeds are reported as a higher than they actually are, the effort to address uneven access across the state will be lessened.

We are asking individuals and municipalities to review the maps for accuracy and submit a “challenge” to the FCC by January 13, 2023. If any household needs assistance in reading the map or completing the “challenge” they can reach out to the Otsego County Panning and Solid Waste Dept at 607-547-4225 or planning@otsegocounty.com.

Here are the maps to review: FCC Broadband Map – https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/home How to submit an “Availability Challenge” to the FCC – https://help.bdc.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/articles/10476040597787-How-to-Submit-an-AvailabilityChallenge


The Town of Oneonta is proud to house one of the Counties new Traffic Incident Managment (TIMS) trailers in the new Highway Garage.

Traffic incident management is the process of coordinating the resources of a number of different public and private sector partners to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents as quickly as possible to reduce the duration and impacts of incidents, while protecting the safety of on-scene responders and the traveling public. The Otsego County Office of Emergency Services has procured TIMS trailers that will be placed throughout the County for use by fire service when needed.

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

4 Town employees participate in Annual Legacy Scholarship Ride, hosted by POST 259 - Oneonta Legion Riders.

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