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Posted on April 24, 2017 at 10:43 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
I received notice that the Town of Webster received a $1,480,000 grant to install sidewalks, bike lanes, and transit improvements along Ridge Road in the coming years.
This grant was put in to New York State in anticipation of the intersection work being done in 2017-2018 on the intersections of Hard Road, Five Mile Line Road, and Hatch Road. New York State is putting in sidewalks in these sections and the Town of Webster wanted to extend the sidewalks from Holt Road to Five Mile Line Road as part of the overall construction.
By doing this residents could start walking from Five Mile Line Road east to the four corners of the Village of Webster, take a left and go down to the bike path, and walk back to Five Mile Line Road. Or you could enter the bike path at Bay Road and walk to the Village, go down Ridge Road to Hard Road and then walk to Klem Road. There can be many combinations to this walking path, but I think you understand what I am saying. The Town Board is excited to bring more walking paths to Webster on top of the fine trails that we already have in place within our open space areas.
Many thanks go out to Commissioner of Public Works Geoff Benway and Matt Chattfield, Director of the Webster Economic Development Alliance for their support and submission of the grant request to New York State.
Sand and Sand Bags Available
The Town of Webster has sand and sand bags available to residents who may wish to have them to help protect their property from rising water.
Please contact the Highway Department at (585) 872-1443 for more information.
Storm Debris Pick-Up
The town does not normally provide brush pick up, but in light of the severity and magnitude of the March 8th wind storm, the town engaged in a clean-up operation.
"Storm Damage" includes branches, tree limbs, trunks and stumps. It is to be presented roadside within the 15 ft. right-of-way. We cannot go on private property to retrieve brush or stumps.
We will NOT be picking up yard clean up that contains pine needles, leaves or grass clippings. We have completed the first pass and we are currently 50% done with the second and final pass. If you have not gotten your brush out to the curb by our second pass, you will have to make arrangements to have it disposed of properly.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
Pharmaceutical Waste Pickup is April 29th
There will be a pharmaceutical waste pickup at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, this Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any unused, unwanted or expired medication is taken for disposal. No appointment is necessary.
If you do not feel comfortable with your personal information on the bottles, you can remove the pills and put them in a plastic bag for us to dispose of.
The Town Hall also has a CVS Drug Collection unit at the Webster Town Hall. This permanent pharmaceutical waste drop box can be found inside the Webster Town Hall, located at the Police Department entrance, 1000 Ridge Road, during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Like with the pharmaceutical waste pickup, items accepted at the drop box include any unused, unwanted or expired medication such as prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medication, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets.
Items that are NOT accepted include hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, or liquids, thermometers, needles (sharps) and medication from businesses or clinics.
Mulch is still Available at Town Hall
Every spring the Webster Highway Department delivers tons of mulch to the parking lot at Town Hall that Webster residents can retrieve for free for home use. This mulch has been composted by the Highway Department for the last year by the Highway employees from leaves picked up from resident’s yards.
They will continue to replenish the pile each day until the tons of mulch are depleted in the upcoming weeks.
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Ronald W. Nesbitt
Posted on April 17, 2017 at 8:42 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
Last week I was notified by a Democrat and Chronicle reporter that the Xerox Call Center, located in Building 200, would displace the current 400 working staff to a building next to Medley Center in Irondequoit. This came as a complete shock to me and the Town Board as we never received a courtesy call from Xerox or Conduent outlining any details of this move.
The news media made it sound like Conduent was adding jobs, but the real story here is that Webster will be impacted with a loss of 400 jobs promised to us by Xerox back in 2012. If you recall at that time it was a big story that Xerox was opening a call center in Webster and saving jobs. Hon. Chuck Schumer wrote a letter of support in the hiring of employees and Governor Cuomo made the announcement and indicated that the state had negotiated with Xerox to finalize terms for the new call center.
The Governor promised $5 million in state’s Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits, $1 million grant from the Empire State Development Corp., and COMIDA gave them $271,000 in a tax abatement package. This was on top of the supposed $4.3 million Xerox put in to renovating Building 200. My question is to COMIDA and New York State is what percentage of these state and local tax dollars will residents see coming back to them for non-completion of the original lease agreement?
Did the state and COMIDA give more of our hard earned tax dollars to open this new site at Medley Center? At this point in time no one is talking about the financial package given out to the former Macy’s building to move these 400 employees to Irondequoit. I think we all would like to understand if double dipping of our taxes dollars is going on here.
We all should be concerned and watching what next steps are being taken in regards to our state and local tax dollars paying for jobs twice in five years.
Town Hall Building CLOSED April 21st
On Friday, April 21st the Webster Town Hall building located at 1000 Ridge Road will close for six months for extensive renovations to the building that was built back in 1956. We will be enlarging the restrooms, enhancing security inside the building during working hours, adding a lunch room for employees, upgrading the facilities inside the Police department, enlarging the Building Department and Assessment areas, upgrading the interior of the building, and taking out all of the asbestos left in the building.
During the time the Town Hall building is closed, all town business will be conducted at 1002 Ridge Road which is the address of the Van Ingen Court Building (the building with the blue roof right behind the present Town Hall). You will be able to pay your taxes there, get a dog license, apply for a building permit, get assessing papers, and any other business you currently do at Town Hall.
The Webster Police Department will remain open to the public within the Town Hall building. If you have an emergency and need police assistance, please dial 9-1-1.
We are very hopeful that we will be back in the original Town Hall building come November 1st if all aspects of construction are on time. We are confident that the $1.6 million renovations of the building will serve Webster residents well in to the future without spending millions of dollars on a brand new building.
Posted on April 10, 2017 at 9:55 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
Mulch is Available at Town Hall
There will be a pharmaceutical waste pickup at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any unused, unwanted or expired medication is taken for disposal. No appointment is necessary.
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