Ronald W. Nesbitt

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May 14

Town-Wide Open House was a SUCCESS!

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:27 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

This past Saturday, despite the ever changing weather, the Town of Webster town-wide Open House was a success!  I saw many familiar faces and many new, too, that came to the Town Hall to see the new renovations, tour the Justice Courts and the new Town Board Room, take a shuttle to tour the Highway Department, Parks & Recreation, and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

There were various exhibits set-up by our First Responders.  Our own Webster Police officers were talking with residents about gun safety and driving under the influence.  The WPD Records Unit created “wanted posters” and the Irondequoit Police Volunteers created finger print cards for the youngsters in our town.  Our Animal Control Officer was showing how he can safely capture wildlife and the occasional pet that may be loose. Our own Special Police were available to help direct visitors along with answering any questions on how to be of service.  Northeast Joint Fire District and the West Webster Fire Department were on hand with trucks to look at and climb on, along with a demonstration of how to remove an injured person from a vehicle.  Thank you to Wilbert’s Premium Auto Parts of Webster for donating the vehicle for the responders to use.

The Webster Emergency Medical Services ambulance was also on hand to let visitors see what the inside of an ambulance looks like.  Other participants were the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, Customs and Border Protection, Office of Emergency Communication (911), Monroe County Traffic Safety, the Human Society of Rochester, Ron Barth Towing and Arango Towing.  I do believe the one exhibit that made the most impact was the vehicle roll-over demonstration by the New York State Police of what can happen when you forget to wear your seatbelt in a vehicle. There were delicious eats provided by North Coast Catering and our friends at Hegedorn’s donated ice cream for all to enjoy.

Even though the weather was a challenge, I think that everyone who took part in the Open House enjoyed themselves and took away a better understanding of what our First Responders do to help keep us all safe.  My sincere thanks to our Webster Police Chief Joe Rieger for coordinating this event, and a very big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped to make this Open House a successful event for our community!

If you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us  

Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor


May 07

Road Construction on County and Town Roads in 2018

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 8:31 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

The Town of Webster will have a lot of road improvements coming this summer and there might be delays when traveling in and around Webster.  The Monroe County Department of Transportation will be overseeing five different road projects in town this year. All of these projects are milling and resurfacing projects which are federal aid projects.

  • Phillips Road

From Schlegel Road north down Phillips Road to Lake Road we will see new water lines, extended shoulders of the road, and repaving of the road with completion done by the end of the year.

  • Phillips Road

Phillips Road from State Road to Route 104 will be repaved.

  • Klem Road

Klem Road from Bay Road to Holt Road will be repaved.

  • Gravel Road

Gravel Road north from the Route 104 overpass to Klem Road will be repaved.

  • Holt Road

Holt Road from the Route 404 overpass to Klem Road will be repaved.

The Town of Webster Highway Department will be working on several town roads this year.

  • Orchard Street, from the Village of Webster line to Holt Road, will be milled and cold

trained (asphalt taken up and put right back down).

  • Hawthorne Place will receive new gutters along with a complete mill and repaving of the road.
  • Forest Lawn Road will see the modification of the turn-around, gutters on the south side of the road and the repaving of the road.

The Town of Webster Highway Department will also be working on major drainage projects this year:

  • Build a regional detention facility for water quality, water quantity, and management with an H, 20 Load Bridge over Finn Park creek at Finn Park on Gravel Road.
  • Finish the drainage work at the Empire Park pond which began years ago after acquiring the needed permits after a five year wait to get these permits.

Drug collection was a SUCCESS!

There were 212 cars that traveled to the Wastewater Plant on Saturday, April 28th that allowed us to collect just over 600 pounds of expired and unwanted over the counter and prescription drugs.  This certainly goes a long way to safely dispose of these drugs before they fall into the wrong

hands. Thank you to all who participated!  Look for the next event this fall, and if you have any expired and unwanted over the counter and prescription drugs that need to be disposed of before then, there is always the red drug collection box at the Town Hall by the Police Department entrance for your convenience.

As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us  

Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor


Apr 30

Cluster Development in Webster

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 8:51 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

There has been a lot of conversation since last year about cluster development in the Town of Webster. Cluster development is a planning tool used by the Webster Planning Board to preserve the natural and scenic qualities of open space and to protect local ecology.

Some say that by using cluster development the Town of Webster’s Planning Board is increasing density of the undeveloped land and casing more traffic to be put on our local roads. This is just not true.

As you can read for yourself below (number (2) of the Town Code), in no case the number of dwelling plots or units used in cluster development will exceed the number the Planning Board would used if the land were subdivided into lots conforming to the minimum lot size and density requirements of Chapter 225.

So, I would like Webster residents to understand that cluster development is not bringing to Webster any more homes than an original plan would be on a normal Town Code Chapter 225 plan would. If a normal density plan contained 100 homes, a cluster development cannot be developed with any more homes than 100 homes as well.  It is as simple as that. With a cluster development more land is set aside for park land, or open space, for that sub-division than in a normal density plan that would have larger lots, causing the new homeowner to cut more grass, but the total homes would be the same.

The information below was taken directly from the Town Code of the Town of Webster:

§ 192-27 Cluster developments.

[Amended 11-2-1995]

A. 

Legislative authority. The Town Board of the Town of Webster enacts this section of the Code of the Town of Webster pursuant to its authority under New York State Town Law § 278.

B. 

Legislative intent. It is the intent and purpose of this section to enable and encourage flexibility in the design and development of land in such a way as to promote the most appropriate use of land, to facilitate the adequate and economical provision of streets and utilities, to preserve the natural and scenic qualities of open space and to protect local ecology, major strands of trees, steep slopes, geological features and other areas of environmental value.

C. 

Modifications authorized. The Planning Board of the Town of Webster is authorized, simultaneously with the approval of a plat or plats pursuant to Article 16 of the New York State Town Law and Chapter 192 of the Code of the Town of Webster, to modify applicable provisions of Chapter 225 (Webster Zoning Ordinance) of the Code of the Town of Webster.

D. 

Number of dwelling units permitted.

(1) 

The maximum permitted number of dwelling units or building lots shall be determined by dividing the land area of the subject property by the normal minimum required lot area for the zoning district in which it lies. However, prior to determining the number of dwelling units or building lots, the parcel to be developed shall be adjusted as follows:

[Amended 11-18-2004]

(a) 

Lands used by public structures or rights-of-way may not be considered as part of the total gross area.

(b) 

Water bodies, all areas within the one-hundred-year flood boundary as indicated on the Flood Insurance Maps (FIRMs) issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state and federal wetlands shall be subtracted from the total gross area.

(c) 

Where up to 25% of the total gross area of the parcel to be developed consists of land with slopes equal to or greater than 15%, 1/2 of the total of such land shall be subtracted from the total gross area. Where more than 25% of the total parcel to be developed consists of land with slopes equal to or greater than 15%, 1/2 of 25% of the total gross area, together with the amount of land with slopes equal to or greater than 15% in excess of the initial 25% of the total gross area shall be subtracted to determine the adjusted gross area.

(d) 

The adjusted total gross area of the parcel, as determined in Subsection D(1)(a), (b) and (c) above, shall then be used to compute the maximum number of dwelling units or building lots permitted.

(e) 

Wetland buffers can be included in the density calculation for the development, but shall be excluded from any potential development themselves.

(2) 

In no case shall the number of building plots or dwelling units exceed the number which could be permitted, in the Planning Board's judgment, if the land were subdivided into lots conforming to the minimum lot size and density requirements of Chapter 225, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Webster.

As you can surely see in the Webster Town Code, cluster development is addressed and it is not creating more homes than normally can be built.  It is not creating more traffic than an original planning plan could build.  It is providing new Webster residents with a new home on a smaller lot with green space or park land within their sub-division, with the advantage to live in a town with 1,426 acres of open space, 11 different parks, 27 miles of trails, an outstanding Webster Police Department and Highway Department that provides outstanding services during all four seasons of the year, and town employees that greatly care about the residents we serve.

As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us.  

Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor