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Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:24 PM by PattiAnn Schultz
In a very informed article this week in the Democrat and Chronicle, Mary Chao writes about how the millennial class has chosen Webster as one of the top places to reside from 2013 to 2018. According to the article, millennial now represent the largest block of homebuyers in the county according to the National Association of Realtors.
It is not surprising to me that Webster leads the pack in this area with all that Webster has to offer minnennial’s in their quest to find housing. First and foremost is our outstanding Webster Central School District.
Next, we have Open Space in Webster that compiles of 1,500 acres that will never be developed, Webster Park and its 532 acres of park land, 28 miles of trails, throughout the town, and many Park Districts that belong to sub-divisions in town for their resident’s enjoyment.
Webster is also known as Sports Illustrated “Sports Town USA” from years back, and has certainly carried on the tradition with a first class Soccer Tournament over Father’s Day weekend. Also, we have girls and boys WAA baseball, first class events at the Webster Aquatic Center and Field House, a Waterfront Art Festival in July, and our own annual Summer Celebration in June. We also have many summer activities, and in the Village the event that comes to mind is the Jazz Festivals that fills Main Street with residents on a summer night.
Webster also offers as a plus to the community with our own Webster Police Department that does an outstanding job patrolling the Town and Village. We offer a wonderful Parks and Recreation operation that has a variety of programs for the very little right up to our famous senior program. We have a 40,000 square foot Library that offers countless programs for residents of every age, and a Highway Department that keeps our roads clear and drainage flowing.
For years the Town of Webster has offered many different styles and price ranges for housing within the town. We have a varied cross section of housing that will meet almost everyone’s needs from single family homes, to townhouses, to patio homes, to apartments, to upscale apartments, empty nester homes, senior housing, homes over looking Irondequoit Bay or Lake Ontario and subsidized housing.
The Town of Webster, the Village of Webster, the Webster Central School District, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Village Business Improvement District work together to promote both the Town and Village of Webster. This unique collaboration helps in bringing new residents and business to town to enjoy the outstanding qualities of Webster which sits on two bodies of water not found in many areas of the country.
We welcome millennials and hope that everyone continues to find that Webster is a pleasant, friendly, inviting, community that provides all of your needs; whether that is in the way of schooling, shopping, recreation, parks, trails, open space, lake and bay access, or just the warm and friendly atmosphere of being a part of, “Where Life is Worth Living.”
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 email@example.com
Ronald W. Nesbitt
Posted on January 28, 2019 at 9:57 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
After the Town Board spent six months in 2018 developing a 2019 budget that meets the needs of the Webster residents, the Governor Cuomo now wants to eliminate the funding we get from New York State. The funding stream, Aid and Incentives for Municipalities, also known as AIM, is $140,000 the Town of Webster received from New York State in past years to help fund operations during the current budget cycle.
It is totally amazing that the Governor, on many occasions in 2018, liked to speak out against the federal government for programs that he thought would hurt New York State. However, we now have a Governor that is doing the same thing, causing hardships on all of the towns and villages in New York State by pulling funding in the middle of a budget year.
If the Governor proceeds with his promise to eliminate AIM, the Town Board will have to take recuperating action of $140,000 somewhere else in our budget. This could mean cutting a service, or doing without a piece of equipment that we have previously budgeted for. I am astonished that the champion Governor of the imposed Tax Cap here in New York State now wants to cut funding to towns so that we cannot even provide the necessary equipment and man power to provide services to our Webster residents.
I do not want to cut funding for more officers for the Webster Police Department, or equipment to the Highway Department, or services to the Webster Public Library. However, this is the reality we face and I will be discussing what appropriate actions to take at our next Town of Webster Department Head meeting.
Unfortunately, as the Governor continues with his progressive agenda, he is leaving behind the residents that pay the bills here in Upstate New York. Maybe that is the reason millions of New York State residents are leaving our state … the Governor’s unmanageable mandates and policies without proper funding to the towns they live in, like Webster.
Posted on January 14, 2019 at 3:24 PM by PattiAnn Schultz
The committee working on the design of a new Sandbar Park has informed me that they will be having a Public Informational Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in the Town Board Meeting Room. This is the meeting room adjacent to the Town Justice Courts located at 1002 Ridge Road (the building with the blue roof).
The Project Committee will be there along with representatives of Bayer Landscape Architecture, PLLC, the company the town has hired to help us through this long process. The committee will be able to show what designs they have come up with so far, and answer any questions Webster residents might have. The time of this event is from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
Rochester Transit Authority Public Meeting
The Town of Webster and Rochester Transit Authority have scheduled a Public Informational Meeting for Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Board Meeting Room, Justice Court Building, located at 1002 Ridge Road (the building with the blue roof).
The purpose of this meeting is to gain public information and answer resident’s questions on a new proposal from Rochester Transit Authority on bus service to and from Webster. This meeting with the Transit Authority will give Webster residents, business owners, and others an opportunity to ask questions on how employees and others might find transportation from other areas in to Webster for employment and shopping opportunities.
Please mark your calendars for this important meeting with the Rochester Transit Authority.
Royal Car Wash Opened
Just a shout out to Royal Car Wash for their soft opening at their new location on Ridge Road on January 14th. I understand that there is a free coupon for free car wash good until January 28th that you can find on social media.
We wish them great success and welcome to Webster!