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Local Laws

DWI


No person shall operate a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition by use of alcohol or drugs. It is unlawful to refuse to submit to a sobriety screening test.

 

SNOW ORDINANCE


No vehicle shall be parked, standing or unattended on a public street or highway within the city of Oneonta during a snowstorm or a precipitation of snow on and one-half inches or more, and continuing to such time as the snow is plowed from the streets.

 

DISORDERLY CONDUCT


A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, in a public place he engages in fighting, makes unreasonable noise, uses abusive or obscene language, makes an obscene gesture, obstructs traffic, refuses to comply with a lawful order of police to disperse or creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act that serves no legitimate purpose.

 

OPEN CONTAINER


No person shall drink from or possess an open container of alcoholic beverage in a public place.

 

NOISE ORDINANCE


It shall be unlawful for anyone to make, cause to be made or allow any other person to make any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise. This section includes, but is not limited to loud noises, musical instruments, TVs, radios, stereos or other sound producing or reproducing equipment.

 

SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL


It shall be the duty of the owner and occupant of each and every parcel of real estate in the City, abutting or bordering upon any street, or any other public place, to remove all snow and ice from the sidewalk, before 9AM

 

FAIR HOUSING


It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, or national origin in the sale, lease or rental of housing, with the following exceptions:

Rental in a two family, owner-occupied dwelling

Rental in an accommodation restricted to members of the same sex

Rental of a room in an accommodation if the owner or a member of his family resides there

An accommodation in a religious or charitable institution

The City of Oneonta is prepared to assist persons who feel they have suffered a discriminatory housing practice. The City’s Fair Housing Office is prepared to receive complaints and either investigate or relay pertinent facts to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and the State’s Human Rights Commission.

If you feel you have been discriminated against in housing, contact the City’s Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Enforcement Officer at (607) 432-0114.

Voting Ward Map

Government Offices
Assessor (contracted)
Richard Maxwell
432-2397
City Hall
258 Main St
rmaxwell@oneonta.ny.us
City Court Judges
Hon. Lucy P. Bernier
Hon. Donald J. Schwartz
432-4480
Public Safety Building
81 Main St.
Library Director
Tina Winstead
432-1980
Huntington Memorial Library
62 Chestnut St
on.tinaw@4cls.org
Attorney
David Merzig
432-4242
dmerzig@oneonta.ny.us
Central Garage
Charlie Effner
432-4620
Silas Lane
ceffner@oneonta.ny.us
Oneonta Public Transit
David Hotaling
432-7100
104 Main St
ppatterson@oneonta.ny.us
City Clerk
Kerri Harrington
432-6450
City Hall
258 Main St
kharrington@oneonta.ny.us
Personnel
Katie Bottger
432-0670
City Hall
258 Main St.
kbottger@oneonta.ny.us
City Court
Catherine Tisenchek
432-4480
Public Safety Building
81 Main St.
ctisench@courts.state.ny.us
City Manager 
George Korthauer
432-6450
City Hall
258 Main St.
Police Chief
Christopher Witzenburg
432-1111
81 Main St
cwitzenburg@oneonta.ny.us
Code Enforcement
Stephen Yerly
433-3435
City Hall
258 Main St
syerly@oneonta.ny.us
Community Development
Judy Pangman
432-6450
City Hall
258 Main St
jpangman@oneonta.ny.us
Parks & Recreation
Beth Ashbaugh
Carolyn Marks
432-0680
Brenner Recreation Center
24 Bertus Lauren Drive
bashbaughparkrec86@gmail.com
cmarks4@hotmail.com
Engineering
Gregory Mattice
432-6465
City Hall
258 Main St.
gmattice@oneonta.ny.us
Public Service
Larry Harrison
432-2100
City Hall
258 Main St
lharrison@oneonta.ny.us
Finance
Meg Hungerford
432-0560
258 Main St.
mhungerford@oneonta.ny.us
Water Treatment
Stanley Shaffer
433-3470
110 East St
sshaffer@oneonta.ny.us
Wastewater Treatment
Stanley Shaffer
432-7210
11 Silas Lane
sshaffer@oneonta.ny.us
Fire Chief
Patrick Pidgeon
431-1363
81 Main St.
ppidgeon@oneonta.ny.us
Historian
Mark Simonson
432-3902
13 Taft Ave.
info@oneontahistorian.com
Our Legislators

City

Mayor
Gary Herzig
432-6450
mayor@oneonta.ny.us

1st Ward
Luke Murphy
518-275-7365
lmurphy@oneonta.ny.us
2nd Ward
Mark Davies
386-8612
mdavies@oneonta.ny.us
3rd Ward
David Rissberger
432-3528
drissberger@oneonta.ny.us
4th Ward
Kaytee Lipari Shue
261-1784
kliparishue@oneonta.ny.us
5th Ward
Len Carson
244-9183
lcarson@oneonta.ny.us
6th Ward
Scott Harrington
432-3817
sharrington@oneonta.ny.us
7th Ward
John Rafter
435-0612
jrafter@oneonta.ny.us
8th Ward
Mark Drnek
437-2566
mdrnek@oneonta.ny.us

Town

Supervisor
Robert Wood
432-2900

Otsego County

Town Board
Randall Mowers
rmowers@townofoneonta.org
Brett Holleran
bholleran@townofoneonta.org
Patricia Jacob
pjacob@townofoneonta.org
Patricia Riddell Kent
triddellkent@townofoneonta.org
Clerk / Tax Collector
Sara Robinson
432-2900
oneontaclerk@stny.rr.com
Deputy Clerk / Tax Collector
Cheryl Shackleton
432-2900
Code Enforcement
Paul Neske
432-8606
Highway, Water & Sewer
James Hurtubise
432-2807
Planning Board
Joseph Camarata
432-0806
Court Assessor
Richard Maxwell
432-2970

Board of Representatives

District 4
Andrew Stammel
222-1519
Stammela@otsegocounty.com
District 11
Gary Koutnik
435-1783
kountnikg@otsegocounty.com
District 12 
Adrienne Martini
437-4740
martinia@otsegocounty.com
District 13 
Danny Lapin
353-7767
lapind@otsegocounty.com
District 14 
Lizabeth Shannon
shannonl@otsegocounty.com

 

Useful Websites
City of Oneonta: www.oneonta.ny.us

Town of Oneonta: www.townofoneonta.org

Destination Oneonta: www.destinationoneonta.com