Town of Mentz, Cayuga County, New York
NOTICE: The Town Offices will be
August 5th & 6th
Anyone interested in purchasing a memorial brick for $30.00,
please contact the Town of Mentz office at 315-776-8692.
Public hearing August 17, 2021 for Opting out of Cannabis Retail Dispensaries and On-Site Consumption Sites as Authorized Under the Marijuana Regulation Taxation Act.
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 Charleen Wood, Town Clerk
PO Box 798, Port Byron, NY 13140
Thu Aug. 5 - Fri Aug. 6
Tue Aug. 10
Tue Aug. 17
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.
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.
Coordinates: 43°2′25″N 76°37′44″W