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Posted on October 15, 2019 at 9:55 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
This coming Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Webster Town Board will take up the approval of the 2020 Town Budget which will lead the way in our spending and revenues in the next year.
We had two budget meetings in August where residents could come and ask questions about the budget, we held one in September, and we also held one just two weeks ago. We only had one resident speak about the new budget and that was with positive comments.
Since June 1st, the Town Board has been working with the Department Heads to put together a budget that served the needs of Webster taxpayers and control the tax rate. In the town, the tax rate will go up six cents per thousand, and in the Village the town tax rate will go up one cent per thousand; not counting what the Village tax rate is for Village residents.
On top of the low tax rate increase, the Town of Webster has been notified by the State Comptroller that Webster has a 0% stress level on their budget. This is the lowest in Monroe County amongst all towns and the Town Board is delighted to acquire such distinction.
The Town Board also stayed under the New York State Tax Cap by over $15,000 which will be applied to next year’s tax cap. Again, this shows Webster residents the diligence the Town Board and the Department Heads puts in to completing a town budget with all the components considered to provide Webster with a balanced budget and stable tax rate.
If you have questions about the 2020 Budget, you can attend the final budget hearing on Thursday night, or call my office at any time and I will be happy to explain anything to you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald W. Nesbitt
Posted on October 7, 2019 at 11:48 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
As of the first of the year, if you get an appearance ticket you must show up in court or a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest. Many questions are swirling around as to how this new law is going to affect man hours not only in the courts but the Webster Police Department, along with additional costs to bring law breakers in to court.
As of January 1, 2020, no bail recommendation, just a simple appearance ticket. Please read this list carefully and imagine being the victim on any one of these crimes, having a police officer arrest the suspect in front of you and then must issue an appearance ticket on the spot. Yes, that means the cuffs come off and they walk away. Majority of these criminals will not even show up for court on their assigned court date either.
Source: The District Attorneys Association of the State of New York
Assault in the third degree
Aggravated vehicular assault
Aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old
Criminally negligent homicide
Aggravated vehicular homicide
Manslaughter in the second degree
Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree
Coercion in the first degree
Arson in the third and fourth degree
Grand larceny in the first degree
Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds or criminal possession of a firearm
Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first and second degree
Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first and second degree
Criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds
Specified felony drug offenses involving the use of children, including the use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense and criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child
Criminal solicitation in the first degree and criminal facilitation in the first degree
Money laundering in support of terrorism in the third and fourth degree
Making a terroristic threat
Patronizing a person for prostitution in a school zone
Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child
Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child
Promoting a sexual performance by a child
Failure to register as a sex offender
Obstructing governmental administration in the first and second degree
Obstructing governmental administration by means of a self-defense spray device
Bribery in the first degree
Bribe giving for public office
Bribe receiving in the first degree
Promoting prison contraband in the first and second degree
Tampering with a juror and tampering with physical evidence
Aggravated harassment in the first degree
Directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree
Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree
Criminal sale of a firearm to a minor
Enterprise corruption and money laundering in the first degree
Aggravated cruelty to animals, overdriving, torturing and injuring animals
Failure to provide proper sustenance
This is just a sampling of what the Webster Police Department and our two Town Justices will be facing come the first of the year.
Posted on September 30, 2019 at 9:44 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
The last Friday of every month I block out 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. so that I can attend the Webster Chamber of Commerce “Breakfast Before Business” held at the Knights of Columbus Center on Daniel Drive.
It is an outstanding event where 75 to 100 business members and guests meet to network and talk about on what is going on with their business, and the happenings going on in and around the Town and Village of Webster. Included with breakfast is a speaker on a variety of topics from new government regulations, to health care plans offered by the Chamber, to experiences by Chamber members.
At the last breakfast I learned that Charlie Conrose took the time and money out of his pocket to have the Webster sign along the 104-expressway (heading east over the Bay Bridge) coming into Webster repainted all by himself. This was a huge undertaking getting down the steep slope, but Charlie and his crew got the work done! On behalf of the Webster community, I send out a huge THANK YOU for taking on this task to beautify the landscape as you enter Webster.
This is only one example of the Webster community coming together to accomplish goals and getting results with residents and business owners that care.
I encourage business owners to call the Webster Chamber and get involved in the Chamber or if not, a business owner they have an excellent health care plan for non-business owners. Just give the Webster Chamber office a call and see how they can help you as they have been helping Webster residents and business owners for years.