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Posted on: January 4, 2021

City Council Meeting Videos

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

City Appoints Kenneth Stull as Acting Fire Chief

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The City of Ogdensburg appointed Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth Stull to the position of Acting Fire Chief, effective 20 June 2022.   Assistant Chief Stull is a native of Ogdensburg and attended Ogdensburg City Schools, graduating from Ogdensburg F...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Residents Must Use 911 to Report Emergencies

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Since the fall of 1992 Enhanced 9-1-1 telephonic emergency reporting has been available to all residents of the City of Ogdensburg and St. Lawrence County.   Dialing 9-1-1 is the most effective method for requesting emergency services for any eme...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Pool Open!

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The Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pool will open for the set date of June 30th, 2022. The pool will operate on normal hours Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

 Please contact Recreation Director, Mackenzie Cole, at 315-393-1980 for any m...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Maple City Trail Temporary Closure Notification

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Please click here to read a press release regarding the temporary closure of the Maple City Trail.

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Swim Lessons Now Available at City Pool

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The City of Ogdensburg will offer swim lessons beginning on Thursday July 12th from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pool.  The city will hold testing days on Wednesday, July 8th and Thursday, July 9th at 10:00 AM at no cost. ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

City Comptroller's Office Hours Update

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Due to continued staffing shortages, the City Comptroller’s office will be closed to the public on Monday and Friday until further notice beginning on June 13, 2022.

Payments may be sent by mail or placed in the drop box located on the Caroline Street side...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

City-wide Reassessment Project

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Ogdensburg, NY – The City of Ogdensburg has adopted a resolution to conduct a city-wide reassessment update project for all properties within the city. This project is designed to continue to create and maintain fair and equitable property assessments for...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Standard Workday Resolution Posting

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Please click here for the certified resolution regarding the Standard Work Day Reporting requirement.

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

CITY DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAL MATTERS RE: FIRE DEPARTMENT STAFFING TO NYS COURT OF APPEALS

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The New York State Court of Appeals denied the City of Ogdensburg the opportunity to argue the issue of not using arbitration to resolve the remaining two issues of contention with International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1799.   IA...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

CITY COUNCIL WILL DECIDE THE FUTURE DIRECTION ON FIRE DEPARTMENT STAFFING

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Ogdensburg City Council will be presented with 2 resolutions (click here to read resolutions) on Monday evening that will either end the 2 year old heavily debated topic of minimum staffing for the Fire Department, or to maintain the current course of act...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Alert Regarding ARPA Phase 3 Individual Assistance Program

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It has come to our attention that one or more individuals may be attempting to trick residents by posing as a representative from the City of Ogdensburg in an attempt to obtain your personal bank account information.  

It was reported that a resid...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Hometown Hero Banners

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The Hometown Hero Banners were created by Ogdensburg’s Pride & Beautification Commission to recognize and honor residents who have served or who are serving in the United States Armed Services the month of May brings the return of the Hometown Hero Ba...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

City Manager Stephen Jellie Will Remain with the City of Ogdensburg

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Taking into consideration all the challenges facing the City of Ogdensburg during the year 2022, my family and I have decided that I will remain in the position of City Manager through the end of the year.   I will submit my written resignation, ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

City Settles Lawsuits Involving Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly

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The City of Ogdensburg has settled two lawsuits involving Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly.         

  1. The legal proceeding brought by Jeffrey M. Skelly (prior to his election as Mayor) against the City of Ogdensburg in th...
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Posted on: May 7, 2022

Letter From City Manager Stephen Jellie

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Please click here to read a letter from City Manager Stephen Jellie

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Posted on: May 7, 2022

INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOULD ASSISTANCE RECEIVES 384 APPLICATIONS IN FIRST ROUND

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The City of Ogdensburg received 384 applications for the Individual Household Assistance Program since it opened the program last month.  The cutoff for Round 1 funding consideration closed on 6 May 2022.  Funds for the City's Community ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Press Release from City Manager Stephen Jellie re: Community Support Program Phase 3

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CITY OF OGDENSBURG COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM – PHASE 3 (INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANCE)

OGDENSBURG WILL REQUEST ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $260,000 FOR THIS PROGRAM

Due to the tremendous positive response to the City of O...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Press Release from City Manager Stephen Jellie re: Riverview Towers Fire Investigation

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CAUSE OF THE FIRE AT RIVERVIEW TOWERS ON MARCH 8, 2022 REMAINS UNDETERMINED – INVESTIGATION SUSPENDED

The City of Ogdensburg Police and Fire Departments are indefinitely suspending the investigation of the origin and cause of the fire that occurred at Rive...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Press Release From City Manager Stephen Jellie re: Revival of the City

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MAYOR JEFFREY M. SKELLY WILL TAKE ACTION TO CONTINUE THE FINANCIAL SURVIVAL OF CITY OF OGDENSBURG AND URGE CITY COUNCIL TO ACCELERATE THE REVIVAL OF THE CITY 

Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly is undeniably succeeding in saving the City of Ogdensburg from t...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

CITY OF OGDENSBURG ARPA COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM PHASE 3 BEGINS TODAY

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The City of Ogdensburg will implement Phase 3 (Individual Assistance) of the City’s Community Support Program using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act provided directly by the United States Government.   Phase 3 of the City’s program will co...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Letter From Mayor Skelly Regarding Claim That Fund Balance Is Too Big

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To view the letter from Mayor Skelly, please click here.

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Posted on: April 9, 2022

Press Release From City Manager Stephen Jellie re: SLC Appeal Regarding Tax Foreclosure Authority

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CITY OF OGDENSBURG FILES RESPONSE TO ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY’S APPEAL OF THE FAILED LAWSUIT IN NYS SUPREME COURT AGAINST THE CITY IN THE MATTER OF PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURE AUTHORITY

On Friday, 8 April 2022, the City of Ogdensburg submitted a detailed...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Correspondence from City Manager/Fire Chief Stephen Jellie to IAFF Local 1799

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Please click here to read the correspondence from City Manager/Fire Chief Stephen Jellie to IAFF Local 1799.

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Press Release from Mayor Skelly re: Fire Chief Examination Results

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 City Manager Stephen Jellie passes New York State Civil Service examination for Fire Chief

The City of Ogdensburg was notified today by the St. Lawrence County Department of Human Resources that City Manager / Fire Chief Stephen P. Jellie success...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Free Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

The 2022 St. Lawrence County Free Rabies Clinic dates have been scheduled.

Clinics will be held at Town & Country Vet Office, 904 Moreland Road, Ogdensburg, NY as follows:

     - Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm &nb...

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

Press Release-City Manager Stephen Jellie re: SLC EMS Crisis/Councillor Skamperle False Allegations

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OGDENSBURG CITY MANAGER RESPONDS TO ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY EMS CRISIS AND CITY COUNCILOR SKAMPERLE FALSE ALLEGATIONS

Fear & Fiction Do Not Save Lives – Real Leaders Do

This week local EMS leaders released an informative letter to all St. Lawrence...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Long Term Debt Presentation

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Please click here to view the Long Term Debt Presentation presented at the March 28, 2022 City Council meeting.

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Press Release from City Manager Stephen Jellie re: IAFF Local 1799 Rejects Another Offer

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IAFF LOCAL 1799 REJECTS ANOTHER OFFER TO SETTLE STAFFING DISPUTE – BOUCHARD & BOUCHARD REFUSE TO NEGOTIATE

On February 25th, 2022 the City of Ogdensburg provided the following settlement offer to International Association of Firefighters (IAF...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Statement from City Manager Stephen P. Jellie

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Please click here to read a message from City Manager Stephen Jellie

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Press Release From City Manager Stephen Jellie Regarding Pay Increases

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OGDENSBURG IS CLOSING THE SIGNFICANT EMPLOYEE PAY DISPARITY AFTER MANY YEARS OF INEQUITY

By unanimous vote, the Ogdensburg City Council agreed to begin closing the serious pay disparity gap that has existed for many years between employee work groups. &...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

City Hall & Council Meetings Open To Public

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Effective March 1, 2022, City Hall will be open to the public Monday through Thursday, 8am to 4pm and closed every Friday.

City Council meetings will be open to the public beginning with the March 14, 2022 meeting. Seating will be limited to 50% capacity t...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Press Release From City Manager Stephen Jellie Regarding 2021 Fiscal Year

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The City of Ogdensburg, City Comptroller Angela M. Gray and City Manager Stephen P. Jellie completed the final close out and reconciliation of the 2021 Fiscal Year and will present a detailed financial report to City Council on Monday, 28 February 2022. &...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Press Release from City Manager Stephen Jellie re: Police Dispatching Services

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The City of Ogdensburg notified St. Lawrence County today (click here to read letter) that it will move forward with the planned cessation of Police Dispatching services within the City Police Department by the end of 2022 and it will require the County t...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Press Release from City Manager Stephen Jellie Re: Sales Tax Collection Beginning March 1, 2022

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The City of Ogdensburg will begin collecting sales tax from businesses operating within the City limits on 1 March 2022.    The attached official notice from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance provides guidance to busi...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Taxable Status Day & Other Important Assessment Dates

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The taxable status day in the City of Ogdensburg is April 1st.   Accordingly, the 2022 deadline to file real property tax exemption applications in the City of Ogdensburg is Friday, April 1, 2022.    

If you have any questions re...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Police Matron Applications Being Accepted

Employment Opportunity

The City of Ogdensburg is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Matron.  

This is a part-time, call-in position at the Ogdensburg Police Department.

Anyone interested should contact Police Chief Mark Kearns at 315-393-1555 or ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Press Release From City Manager Stephen Jellie Regarding FEMA Grant Applications

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The City of Ogdensburg has completed and submitted requests for the following Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants.  

  1. Staffing for Adequate Fire Emergency Response (SAFER) -  $1,341.000.00 

The SAFER Grant application...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Press Release From City Manager Stephen Jellie re: IAFF Local 1799 Appellate Court Decision Matter

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The City of Ogdensburg received the decision of the Appellate Court – 3rd Department today in the appeal matter brought against it by International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1799, and while we strongly disagree, the Appellate Court is the r...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

COVID-19 Protocol Effective January 13, 2022

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Please click here to read the memorandum from City Manager Stephen Jellie.

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Press Release from City Manager Stephen P. Jellie Regarding OFD Daily Minimum Staffing

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OGDENSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT MINIMUM DAILY STAFFING REDUCED TO 3 AFTER IAFF LOCAL 1799 REFUSES TO NEGOTIATE A REDUCTION IN PERKS AND HAZARD PAY

The City of Ogdensburg cannot afford to continue the exorbitant perks demanded by IAFF Local 1799 and to maintain ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Press Release From City Manager Stephen Jellie Regarding County Property Tax Collection

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The following information is provided to City of Ogdensburg Taxpayers and Residents in an effort to clarify the recent announcement by St. Lawrence County Treasurer Renee Cole that she will unilaterally change the date that St. Lawrence County Property Ta...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Federal Funding Available for Past Due Water and Sewer Bills

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The availability of Federal funds to help low income households pay up to $2,500 of past due water and sewer bills has been announced.

Households who are interested in applying for assistance should click here.

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Former Diamond Property Requests for Proposals

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To view the proposal submitted by Blue Water Development, please click here.

To view the proposal submitted by Fowler Development Corp., please click here.

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Monthly Department Updates

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Updates from each City department will now be posted on the City website and updated monthly.

To view the most recent updates from each department, please click here.

You can view previous updates, by accessing the Mayor & Council page of the website un...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Press Release from City Manager Stephen P. Jellie Regarding 2020 Audit

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The Ogdensburg City Council formally accepted the 2020 Financial Audit Report at its regular meeting on 27 September 2021 by a unanimous vote of 7-0.   The information contained in the 2020 audit report is verification that the city’s f...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Press Release From Mayor Skelly Regarding Public Meetings & Staff Offices

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Due to the continued increase in cases of COVID-19 the state legislature has passed, and the Governor signed into law, authority for public meetings to be held remotely without in-person attendance.   Effective immediately the City of Ogdensburg ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Press Release From City Manager Stephen P. Jellie Regarding Lawsuit Against City and Mayor Skelly

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The City of Ogdensburg has retained the law firm Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP to represent the City and the Mayor in the matter brought against it by a small group of local government disruptors (Cynthia Layng, Douglas Loffler, Brian Mitchell and Angela Mc...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Press Release From Mayor Skelly Regarding City Employee Pay and Healthcare Benefits

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Now that the Ogdensburg City government has begun preparation of the 2022 Annual Budget, Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly is requesting the City Manager provide recommendations to the full City Council on how to make drastic changes to the City Employee Pay and He...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Press Release From Mayor Skelly Regarding Regional Recreational Facility

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Ogdensburg Mayor: Bold new vision for a Regional Recreational Facility 

While the Ogdensburg City government begins plans for the 2022 Annual Budget, Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly will propose his vision for a new community “Regional Recreational Facili...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Press Release from City Manager Stephen P. Jellie Regarding Facebook Lawsuit

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The City of Ogdensburg will address the matter presented by the so-called “Citizen’s Watch Group” as it pertains to the Mayor when official notification is received from a court of jurisdiction; that has not yet occurred despite the rush by this so-called...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Statement From Mayor Skelly Regarding 2022 Budget

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Monday, 23 August 2021 marks the beginning of the City of Ogdensburg’s 2022 Annual Budget preparations.   As Mayor I take the fiscal responsibility of my office and my commitment to lower taxes for the citizens of Ogdensburg very seriously. &...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Statement from City Manager Stephen P. Jellie

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Ogdensburg: Protecting Past Bad Practice Won’t Save a City

Saving a city from the financial distress (proven by facts) that Ogdensburg is in will not be easy.  Setting the conditions for the revival of the city will be even more difficult...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Waterfront Revitalization Website

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City of Ogdensburg, New York Launches Waterfront Revitalization Website 

A dedicated source of information and data on the City’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

Ogdensburg, NY – August 10, 2021 - The City of Ogdensburg,...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Former Diamond National RFP

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A one-page summary of the former Diamond National Request for Proposals has been finalized.

To view the RFP, please click here.

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News Flash Announcements
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Helpful Community Links

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For a list of available links to area programs and services, please click here.  

Please note the newly added "Helpful Community Links" section contains a list of telephone numbers along with useful information for those seeking immediat...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Ogdensburg Municipal Code eCode360 Version Now Available

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The version of the Ogdensburg Municipal Code on the City website has been updated to the eCode360 version provided by General Code.  You can access it here or from the home page of the City website at www.ogdensburg.org.

This new version offers a ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Financial Restructuring Board Report

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Please click here here to access the 2018 Financial Restructuring Board report.

The report is also available on the Comptroller page of the City website which can be accessed under the Government tab from the home page.

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Letter From City Manager Stephen Jellie

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FIREFIGHTER LAYOFFS

  

The City of Ogdensburg is sincerely disappointed that a deal could not be reached with IAFF Local 1799 to avoid the lay off of 5 dedicated firefighter personnel.  We were able to fully withdraw one layoff no...

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