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The Village of Phoenix is an independent taxing body that is responsible for local planning and development, code enforcement, road maintenance, and other government functions within its boundaries.
The Village government consists of an elected board of one Mayor (two-year term) and four elected Board of Trustee members (two-year terms). The Village of Phoenix government also consists of a Village Administrator, charged with the task of assisting the Mayor with the day-today operations of the Village. The Village Board meets monthly to address Village business.
The Village Clerk and Treasurer are appointed to two-year terms. The Village Administration also appoints the Department of Public Works Superintendent, who holds a two-year term. The Department of Public Works Superintendent has the authority to appoint a Deputy from the public works staff.
Alltel Communications provides landline phone service to the residents of Phoenix. Wireless phone service is provided by a number of carriers including Cingular and Verizon. T Mobile, Inc. owns a cell phone tower in the Town of Schroeppel. Internet service is available through Time Warner Cable and Alltel. Time Warner Cable provides cable television service to the residents in the Village of Phoenix. Satellite television and Direct TV are also available.
National Grid provides electricity and natural gas to the Village of Phoenix. Fuel oil and propane for home heating can be purchased through a number of providers, including Suburban Propane.
The Village of Phoenix is conveniently located within minutes of Interstate 481. County Route 57 (Main Street), State Route 264 (Volney Street), and Route 12 (Lock Street) are the major roadways that run through the Village (Map 4). The bridge at Culvert Street/Lamson Road allows vehicular traffic to cross the Oswego River. The Village of Phoenix Department of Public Works maintains the 7.5 miles of local roads within the Village limits. The County is responsible for maintaining Route 57, while the Town of Schroeppel is responsible for Route 12. The State of New York plows and maintains Route 264.
Over the past several years, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Onondaga County Department of Transportation have conducted traffic counts along various roadway segments in the Village of Phoenix and throughout the surrounding area. Table 3 provides the average annual daily traffic (AADT) as reported by the state and county transportation departments.
The Village of Phoenix maintains the public water supply for all Village residents and provides almost 250,000 gallons of drinking water per day. The Village owns three wells, but one has been closed. The two wells that are operating today are located on County Route 12 and are referred to as Foster Well 1 and Foster Well 3. The Village can store up to 750,000 gallons of water in these two tanks. There are over 800 metered users representing private residences, commercial businesses, and one industrial complex. Additional service is provided to a limited amount of consumers outside of the Village boundaries, within the New York State Route 264 Water District (north of the Village), Oswego County Industrial Park, and the Oswego River Road Water District. Additional service connections have been installed near the Metropolitan Water Board for future water consumers (Chestnut Road 2008 District).
The Village of Phoenix owns and maintains a sewage treatment facility located on the east shore of the Oswego River near the Town/Village boundary. The plant is permitted to treat up to 600,000 gallons of wastewater per day. Currently, the system serves over 800 customers, including all residences and businesses within the Village limits and a few customers in the surrounding area, including West Phoenix (in the Town of Lysander), the Oswego County Industrial Park, and a portion of Chestnut Street in the Town of Schroeppel.
Children that live in the Village of Phoenix attend classes in the Phoenix School District. The district consists of three main campuses and a building for youths with special needs: Michael A. Maroun Elementary School, Emerson J. Dillon Middle School, John C. Birdlebough High School, and the Pennellville Learning Center (Map 5). The Michael A. Maroun Elementary campus is located on Elm Street and encompasses 15 acres of land in the Village. The Emerson J. Dillon Middle School, located on Route 264 (Volney Street) in the Village of Phoenix, covers 33 acres of land and 75 acres outside of the Village, in the Town of Schroeppel. The campus for the John C. Birdlebough High School encompasses 24 acres of land on Route 57 in the Village of Phoenix. The Pennellville Learning Center, located in the Town of Schroeppel, covers 5 acres of land and caters to students with special needs. Students also have the option of attending parochial, denominational, or B.O.C.E.S. programs within Onondaga and Oswego Counties.
The Enterprise Fire Company provides fire service within the Village. Their headquarters are located on Main Street, adjacent to the Sweet Memorial Building. Mentor Ambulance provides ambulance service to Village of Phoenix and many of the surrounding communities. Police protection for the Village of Phoenix is provided by the Phoenix Police Department, stationed within the Sweet Memorial Building on Main Street. The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police Department also provide police protection.
There are a few small, healthcare facilities located within the Village of Phoenix, including a doctor, dentist, and eye surgeon. The Phoenix Primary Care Center, on Bridge Street, is a branch of the Fulton Health Center (Fulton). Residents of Phoenix that require hospitalization must travel to Oswego or Syracuse for medical attention.
Retail and Professional Services
Within the Village of Phoenix, there are numerous retail establishments including a bakery, bar, boat/marine repair shop, craft shop, embroidery studio, financial advisor, florist, insurance agency, gas station, graphics design shop, hair salons, ice cream shop, internet café, Laundromat, pharmacy, pizza shop, sports memorabilia store, and several restaurants. Large-scale chain grocery stores (Wegmans, Tops, etc.) are located in Clay and Fulton. The Great Northern Mall, the closest retail shopping center, is also located in the Town of Clay on Route 31.
There is also a chiropractor, general contractor, law firm and real estate agency located within the Village limits. The Bridge House Museum, containing historic canal and Village artifacts, is located at Henley Park. The Phoenix Post Office is located on Jefferson Street, along with the Phoenix Public Library located on Elm Street.