Town of Mentz, Cayuga County, New York
The Town of Mentz will hold a SPECIAL MEETING on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM at the Mentz Town Hall, 14 Sponable Drive, Port Byron NY at 7 PM.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the pending Fire Contract and any other business that may arise
The Town of Mentz will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on December 20, 2022, at the Mentz Town Offices, 14 Sponable Drive, Port Byron, NY at 7:05 PM.
The purpose of this meeting is to establish a local law Establishing a Local Government Code Enforcement Program
The Mentz Planning Board needs three (3) members. If you are interested, please submit your letter of intent to the Town Clerk, 14 Sponable Drive, Port Byron, NY 13140
Anyone interested in purchasing a memorial brick for $30.00,
please contact the Town of Mentz office at 315-776-8692.
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