Village of Odessa

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Village Complex


The Village Board is looking for residents of Odessa to serve on the Village Planning Board. With all of the things going on the Village needs the Planning Board rolling again.

Responsibilities include: 

1. One meeting a month (or as required) 
2. 4 hours of continuous education per year 
3. Able to work in a team to develop short and long term plans 
4. One member to serve as Chairperson 
5. No previous experience necessary 
6. Ability to be committed and move the Village forward 
7. Willing to take on projects 
8. Serve as a volunteer as these are not paid positions 

If you are seriously interested, please attend our next Board meeting October 2nd, at 6:30 pm. 

We need 5-6 people to have a successful Planning Board.

Starting in June, the Village of Odessa will be joining with the towns of Catharine, Cayuta and Montour for weekly drop-off recycling.  Single stream recycling will be held at the Town of Catharine Highway Barns every Saturday from 9am-11am.  Recycling is for residents of the Towns of Catharine, Montour, and Cayuta who live outside the Villages.  Starting in June 2023, this also includes the residents of the Village of Odessa.  All containers need to be rinsed clean before recycling. Recycling will not be held on: May 27, 2023, September 2, 2023, July 1, 2023, November 25, 2023, December 23, 2023. 

Please, no large loads for recycling, only reasonable household size amounts will be accepted.

Recycle Flyer

The Odessa Community Garden is ready! Come plant your vegetables or flowers here and support Eagle Scout Seth Durfey with his project!

Seth Durfey Community Garden Project

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Clean Energy

The Village of Odessa has recently been designated as a Clean Energy Community for taking measures to lower their energy use, energy costs, and greenhouse gas emissions by implementing clean energy initiatives approved by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). These initiatives are part of the Clean Energy Communities program, a NYSERDA program, that helps local governments save money, grow the local economy, and improve the environment.

Clean Energy Communities Program

View the CEC Annual Benchmarking Report


  If you walk your dog in the Village of Odessa, it is your responsibility to clean up after your dog on our village sidewalks and on your neighbor’s property.  Please bring “doggie bags” along with you so that you can pick up after your pet.  Please do not be rude and leave your animal’s mess where our residents must walk on our sidewalks or in a yard that does not belong to you.  Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

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  • If  you have water issues you may contact Steve at  607-857-6426. 

The Village of Odessa Mission Statement

Our mission is first and foremost to serve the citizens and visitors of Odessa. We work for you. To provide residents, visitors and the business community with the highest quality municipal services in an efficient, courteous manner. 

To enhance the quality of life through planning and visionary leadership. To provide a safe, livable, and sustainable community for our present and future citizens.
We value leadership, innovation, creativity, and initiative. We strive to be fair, friendly, and helpful. We stress excellence, integrity, accountability, and honesty. We recognize our most valuable resource, Our people and businesses.