Fiscal Officer - Betsy Beil Mack
Municipal Management Consultant - Jennifer Armstrong-Town of Annsville
Local Government Advisor (part-time) - Harlan Moonen - (Town of Verona)
Local Government Advisor (part-time) - Susan Martin ( Village of Barneveld)

Satellite view of Tug Hill region


The Northern Oneida County Council of Governments is a coalition of nineteen towns and villages in the Northern half of Oneida County, New York. Situated at the southern side of the Tug Hill Plateau, NOCCOG provides an outreach of technical and planning assistance to these, for the most part, smaller and more rural communities of the county.

Member Towns: Member Villages:
Annsville(pop.2957*) Ava(714) Barneveld(336)
Boonville(4572) Camden(5028) Boonville(2158)
Forestport(1692) Lee(6875) Camden(2338)
Floyd(3885) Remsen(1939) Holland Patent(441)
Steuben(1191) Trenton(4698)Prospect(341)
Sylvan Beach(1088)
* 2000 Census
NOCCOG staff attend town and village meetings and gather requests for technical, planning, and development assistance. These requests may be made for assistance in understanding and enforcing their local land use laws, fee schedules, SEQR, flood management regulations, consolidation and inter-municipal cooperation, accessory apartments, annexations, performance bonds, sign ordinances, eminent domain, insurance, etc. In addition, NOCCOG provides, in cooperation with the New York StateTug Hill Commission, extended planning assistance to communities on request. This assistance could include surveys, community goal setting and examination of emerging land use needs and the controls currently in place. Planning assistance is coordinated with the Oneida County Planning Department. The Council networks with several organizations, including the Association of Towns of the State of New York, NYCOM (the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, and Oneida County Planning, to provide training programs and informational workshops for town and villages. Specific topics are scheduled to meet the needs of newly-elected officials. Workshops may deal with common problems facing area communities, or may provide a forum to clarify local responsibilities due to state or federal mandates. Recent topics have included: Americans with Disabilities Act, Federal CDL drug and alcohol testing regulations, enforcement of local regulations, beaver control, household septic systems, inter-municipal cooperation, digitized mapping, budget preparation, SEQR, among others. NOCCOG provides a forum for inter-municipal communication, coordination, and cooperation, and serves as an informational conduit with surrounding communities and agencies. Staff: Our staff 's activities and projects are overseen by a three-member Executive Board, selected annually by the NOCCOG membership at it's fall Annual Meeting.

Scenes from Northern Oneida County

Northern Oneida County Council of Governments


Executive Committee                                                                             Staff

John Doiron, Chairman                                                                                    Jennifer Armstrong

Arnold Talgo, Vice-Chairman                                                                          Municipal Mgmt. Consultant

Betsy Mack, Fiscal Officer                                                                             Harlan Moonen

Robert Sauer, Director                                                                                             Susan Martin          

Mark Trnchik, Director                                                                                 Local Govt. Advisors                                            





NYS Association of Towns Bi-annual newly elected official training is set for January 6-8, 2016 in Rochester and January 13-15 in Albany. Cost is $200 for members and $250 for noon-members. Supervisors, board members, clerks, and fiscal officers are all encouraged to participate. Details and registration information is available at


Newly elected…LGEC is sponsoring a training for newly elected officials on January 21st from 6:30 to 8pm. Check in begins at 6pm in the Trenton Municipal building located on Route 12 in Barneveld. Training will include a panel of highly experienced local officials from the area. The cost is $15. Registration brochure is also attached.


Archives Grants- With the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grant deadline coming sometime this spring, NYS Archives has scheduled both webinars and classroom training for potential applicants. For the full schedule of webinars, see A local opportunity in Oneida County is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 9am – noon at the Westmoreland Town Hall

100 Station Road, Westmoreland, NY 13490 with presenter Kent Stuetz.


NOCCOG will be updating our database of local officials over the next few months. Information needed includes names, addresses, phone number, and current e-mail address. E-mail addresses significantly improves communications and ensures all of our officials are receiving timely information about upcoming training and events and policy changes.


Save the Date- 2016 Local Government Conference will be held on March 31, 2016 at Jefferson Community College in Watertown. Registration brochures have been sent. If you do not receive one and would like to attend, registration forms are available.




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