Town of Mentz, Cayuga County, New York

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PLANNING BOARD VACANCY

The Planning Board of the Town of Mentz is looking to fill a vacancy effective January 1, 2021.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a letter of intent to: Town of Mentz Attention David Denman, Planning Board Chairman 

PO Box 798, Port Byron, NY 13140

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TOWN OF MENTZ TAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to the Town of Mentz that I, Charleen A. Wood, the undersigned collector of taxes in and for said Town have received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Mentz for the year 2021. I will attend to such collection at the Mentz Town Hall, 14 Sponable Drive in the said Town of Mentz from January 1st through March 31st on Monday 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM; Tuesday 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM; Wednesday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM; Thursday 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM and Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and other times by appointment 315-776-8692.  Payments may be mailed to PO Box 798, Port Byron, NY  13140.


Taxes are payable through February 10, 2021 without penalty.  First installments are due by February 10, 2021.  If you choose to pay in installments, there is a 1% service charge on the installment amount.  Full payment of taxes is due by February 10, 2021 without penalty.  After which will be a 1% penalty February 11 to March 2, 2021 and a 2% penalty March 3 to March 31, 2021.

 IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IF PAYMENTS WERE MADE EITHER BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER AND MAILED TO:

                CHARLEEN WOOD, TAX COLLECTOR

                PO BOX 798

                PORT BYRON, NY 13140


IN PERSON PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONE PERSON AT A TIME AT THE WALK-UP WINDOW AND MAY BE PUT IN THE OUTSIDE DROP BOX AT ANY TIME. PLEASE NO CASH IN THE OUTSIDE DROP BOX. FACE COVERING IS REQUIRED TO MAKE IN PERSON PAYMENTS


Please take further notice that the pursuant to the provisions of law, the tax roll of the Town of Mentz will be returned to the County Treasurer of the County of Cayuga on the second day of April 2021.

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The Town of Mentz is located in Central Cayuga County, New York. The town was formed in 1802 as the "Town of Jefferson" from the town of Aurelius while still part of Onondaga County. In 1808, it assumed its current name. 

The first permanent settlers arrived in 1810, although others had attempted to settle the area previously.

In 1837, the community of Port Byron set itself apart from Mentz by incorporating as a village.

The Erie Canal was moved to include the Seneca River in 1856.

In 1859, part of the town was used to form the towns of Montezuma and Throop.    

 There are a number of people who can trace their roots back to Port Byron or who settled here for a while. Before he was a leader of the Mormon faith, Brigham Young lived here in the early 1830s. He was a painter and builder. One of the early buildings he lived in still exists on Pine Street. Henry Wells of "Wells Fargo" fame also lived here in the early 1830s. We can trace Isaac Singer of sewing machine fame here in 1837.     Opera singer Richard Bonelli was born here as Jacob Bunn.

The New York State Thruway (interstate 90) crosses the town, following along the original path of the Erie Canal. New York State Route 31 (east-west) crosses New York State Route 38 at Port Byron.

Coordinates: 43°2′25″N 76°37′44″W

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