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The Town of Homer is located in Central New York approximately 30 minutes from the City of Syracuse, and is the third largest municipality in Cortland County (2010 U.S. Census population 6405) with respect to population.

It contains the Village of Homer, which is an historic community that was first settled in 1791 along and near the banks of the Tioughnioga River. One block west of the River is Main Street in the Village, along which remains a relatively unspoiled 19th century downtown with a Village Green surrounded by churches, houses and the elementary school.

The Town outside of the Village contains rolling hills and valleys which are still primarily used for agriculture. The Town also contains the hamlets of East Homer, which is mostly residential, and Little York which, located north of the Village along Little York Lake, has a few small shops featuring arts and crafts, a year-round farm market & bakery, and a large greenhouse and garden store.

Although many dairy and crop farms remain, the Town is a prime residential area for people working in the cities of Cortland and Ithaca to the south, and Syracuse to the north.

The Department of State Division of Local Government Services is assisting New York Empire State Development (ESD) in an effort to ensure that local input to update the FCC broadband map is timely and accurate.  New York’s allocation of federal funds for broadband deployment will be calculated based on the map.  A more thorough depiction of unserved homes and businesses will yield a greater share federal funds to connect our counties, towns and villages.  ESD encourages you to partner with ConnectALL and encourage your local business owners and community’s residents to review their address on the FCC national broadband map and submit a challenge if needed (from their homes, businesses, smart phones, local library, or community-based organizations that have access to a computer terminal.

The deadline for submitting a response is January 13, 2023.

The following links have been provided by ESD for this effort: 

o   ConnectALL promotional toolkit 
o   FCC outreach toolkit 
o   FCC Broadband Data Collection Help Center 

The better data we provide, the better our ConnectAll effort will be able to serve New York residents. 

Please see the below dates that the Town Clerks Office will be closed or closing early. This, and other information regarding meetings, etc., are also found in the calendar at left.

April 15th – Good Friday
Closing @ noon

May 30th – Memorial Day

July 4th – Independence Day

September 5th – Labor Day

October 10th – Columbus Day

November 11th – Veterans Day

November 23rd, 12:00 through November 25th – Thanksgiving Day & Friday After
Closed (Reopening November 28th)

December 23rd – (Christmas)
Closing @ noon

December 26th – Observed Holiday (Christmas)

December 30th – (New Year’s)
Closing at noon

January 2nd – Observed Holiday (New Year’s)