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Quarterly Update From Town Supervisor Susan Bellor - April 2023After a truly old-fashioned winter, weather-wise, welcome back to view my second year of quarterly updates for our Town of Massena’s Website! Read on...
HighwayMassena is located on State Route 37 which connects to US Interstate 81 to the west, and to US Routes 11 and Interstate 87 in the east. Route 56 leads to Potsdam and Canton in the south while State Route 420 connects with the Adirondacks. Immediate access to CDN Highways 401 and 416 is provided via bridge crossing in Massena.
AirThe Massena International Airport, Richards Field, is located 2 miles east of the village and provides three convenient and affordable daily shuttle flights to Boston Logan Airport with connections to major U.S. destinations. From comfortable state-of-the-art facilities to friendly, personalized service and free parking just steps from the terminal, Massena International Airport makes flying easy and stress-free. It also serves as a U.S. Customs Port of Entry for planes entering the United States from Canada or other foreign countries. Major airports are located a short distance away in Ottawa, Montreal and Syracuse.
RailCSX Transportation serves several local industrial sites including the Massena Industrial Park. Operating in 15 states and Canada, CSX Transportation serves a heavy industrial and consumer region which includes 6 of the 10 largest population centers in the country. Typically, CSX Transportation handles metals, forest products, chemicals, grain, fuel, automobiles, as well as other local commodities.
Port FacilitiesDeep-draft Seaway port facilities and stevedoring services for all types of cargo are found 35 miles to the west at the Port of Ogdensburg. This is only 60 miles east of Lake Ontario and 90 miles west of Montreal. The deep-draft berthing (27') can provide large sea vessels with access to the Great Lakes and world ports.
CustomsA US customs office is located 4 miles east of the Village of Massena at the international bridge approach in Rooseveltown. All persons planning to cross the border are advised to be familiar with customs regulations of both countries.
WaterThe St. Lawrence River is the primary source for Village water including some portions of the Town. The water plant design capacity is 5 million gallons per day with approximately 1.7 million gallons per day excess available volume.
SewerThe Village sewage treatment facility is an activated sludge type facility which has the ability to be expanded modularly, if needed. Development in the Town requires on-site waste-water treatment facilities, with particular method dependent upon the quantity of waste water generated, and specific site capabilities.
Massena is the home of the Robert H. Moses Power Dam, one of the New York Power Authority's major hydroelectric dams. Using the 800-megawatt capacity of this dam, the Massena Electric Department provides some of the lowest energy costs in the nation and MED reliability is also far superior to the US and Canadian average. Our community is proud of MED achievements and environmental commitment.
Please email us your current demand, load and kilowatt usage from your facility and we will provide a cost estimate for similar usage in Massena.