Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor's Corner


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Aug 07

Household Hazardous Waste Collection is September 16th

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 9:12 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES), the Town of Webster and the Town of Penfield has joined forces to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  This collection will take place at the Webster Highway Department, 1005 Picture Parkway, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Most HHW (paint, flammables and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards.

To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections.  Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until September 15th. To schedule an appointment, Webster residents should call 872-1443 (Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.); Penfield residents can call 340-8710, or go on-line to http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw to schedule your appointment. This Household Hazardous Waste collection is open to all Monroe County residents. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.

Road Closure for Hard Road

On Monday, August 7th Hard Road will be closed to all traffic south of the entrance of Hegedorn’s Market up to Ridge Road.  Residents WILL BE ABLE to still enter the Hegedorn’s driveway, Webster Plaza (at the traffic signal), BJ's Plaza, etc.

New York State DOT hopes to have the leveling of Hard Road to Ridge Road completed as soon as possible.

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

Jul 31

2018 Budget Season is in full Swing

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 8:17 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

Since the first week of June the Town Board has been meeting with the 14 Department Heads to go over their needs for the 2018 Town Budget. We look at the money spent from the 2017 Budget and what products and services are needed in the 2018 Budget to continue to provide all the services we can to the Webster taxpayer.

On Thursday, August 10th we will have our first televised Budget Workshop at 4:30 p.m. shown live on Cable Channel 12, or you can attend in person in the Town Hall Board Room located in the Van Ingen Court Building. The first workshop we will have budget reviews for the departments of Technology, Police, Library, Parks and Recreation, Cable, Finance and Human Resources.

The second round of budget reviews will take place on Thursday, August 17th at 4:30 p.m., and it will also be televised live on Cable Channel 12, or you can attend in person.  This time the workshop will feature the departments of Assessing, Town Clerk, Receiver of Taxes, Highway and Drainage, Justice Court, Public Works, and Sewer.

After these two lengthy budget sessions the Town Board, along with the Finance Director, will hone in on a budget that we will present to the Webster taxpayers in October. The complete 2018 Budget alongside the 2017 budget will be printed in the October 11th edition of the Webster Herald, and will be mailed town-wide to each homeowner of Webster to review.

The Town Board will conduct a Public Hearing on the 2018 Webster Town Budget on Thursday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m. during a regularly scheduled Town Board meeting.  At the Public Hearing, any and all interested residents who would like to speak on the 2018 budget will have an opportunity to do so at that time.

The adoption of the final budget for 2018 will take place on November 2nd at the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Board Room located at the Van Ingen Court Building.

As you can see, Webster residents and taxpayers will have plenty of opportunities to review and comment on your 2018 Budget which will continue to provide the services you know and expect in 2018.

Electronic Town Meeting

On Wednesday, August 9th at 7:30 p.m. my guest for the Electronic Town Meeting will be Chief Joseph Rieger of the Webster Police Department.  Please tune in to Cable Channel 12 to learn more about your Webster Police Department and call-in for any questions that you may have.

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

Jul 24

Contacting the Town Hall since the Renovation Move

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 2:04 PM by PattiAnn Schultz

Since Town Hall has moved to the Van Ingen Court Building, some residents have stopped me to ask, “Where is that Building?” The building is right behind the current Town Hall and it is the building with the blue roof. All functions of town government that where in the Town Hall are located in the “building with the blue roof”.

While we are at the court building for the next three months, we will continue to keep residents informed about the town in many different media aspects like our Town Times which is scheduled to come out in early September, and my weekly columns in the Webster Herald and Webster Post. The Library, Parks and Recreation, Police, and Town Hall all have Face Book and Twitter accounts which also communicate with town residents on a variety of topics.

I also conduct Electronic Town Meetings (ETM) on Cable Channel 12 on the second Wednesday of each month.  These meetings feature town employees and volunteers describing their jobs to town residents.  At the end of the program there is a call-in opportunity for town residents to ask any questions about your town government.

The Webster Town Board meets every month on the first and third Thursday’s to discuss town business.  There is a segment during each meeting where town residents can address the Town Board during the “Open to the Floor” portion of the meeting.  At the end of each meeting there is also a call in session where Webster residents can, once again, call in to the Town Board and ask any member of Board questions about town government or something that might be happening in their neighborhood.

You can also contact me by going to the Town of Webster web site, www.ci.webster.ny.us, and click on contact the Supervisor, and I will reply to you email question as soon as possible. You may also call me at (585) 872-7068, leave me a message if I’m not in the office at that time, or you can talk to my assistant PattiAnn.  She can try to direct your question or maybe even schedule an appointment if that is needed.

The Town of Webster also televises the Planning Board meeting and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings every Tuesday night on Cable Channel 12 at 7:00 p.m. Not many towns in Monroe County do this, but this Town Board feels like the more information we can give our residents the better informed they will be about their town government and the actions being taken here in Webster.

One thing I do not have is a personal Face Book account. Personally, I do not want one as I feel that there are numerous ways for the community to contact me.  I do not find the need to share my picture, my wife’s picture, my kids, grandkids, and other activities of my life with others at this time in my life. There are many, like my two daughters, who enjoy that interaction on Face Book and other social media sites, but it is not something I am going to entertain doing at this time.  I hope everyone understands that you can communicate with me, your Town Supervisor, in many other ways other than a personal Face Book account as I have described above.  If you can think of any other way you would like us to communicate with you please, please contact me and we will take it in to consideration. 

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