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April 27, 2015
Supervisor’s column: Week of 4/27

Each day the Red Cross needs to collect 15,000 blood donations to meet demands, and yet only about three percent of the population donates. It is so important that generous donors give regularly so blood products of all types are available whenever and wherever they are needed. The next opportunity to donate in Penfield is on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 43 Gebhardt Road. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule your lifesaving donation appointment, or just stop in, they would love to see you. Thank you in advance for your support.

Last week, on behalf of the community of Penfield, I had the honor of presenting Atria Senior Living residents Betty Youngs and Gerry Yahn proclamations recognizing their one hundredth birthdays. Betty was a fifth grade teacher and social worker, while Gerry was employed at Eastman Kodak and was the first Fire Marshal of Irondequoit. When asked their advice on how to live to age 100, Betty’s response was, “Be honest and in good spirit, have good manners and a good sense of humor. Always take care of your family and friends.” Jerry’s response was, “I lived well, slept well, had good parents— and I can’t tell you the fourth one!” To Betty and Gerry, on behalf of all the residents of Penfield, happy birthday and best wishes to you both.

Many members of my family had the honor of attending the 50th anniversary of the Penfield Players last weekend. The evening was sold out like any great show. Penfield resident and Channel 13 news anchor Don Alhart was master of ceremonies for the evening. Co-chairs Don Bartalo and Lee Kirk put together a memorable program that included guest speaker Ralph Meranto, JCC CenterStage Director, and Career Achievement Recognition for Jack Haldoupis, Artistic Director at Blackfriars. The Penfield Players have put on more than 150 shows and entertained thousands since 1965, and are respected as one of the oldest continuous community theater groups in the region. Congratulations and a big thank you to the Penfield Players for 50 years of outstanding entertainment!

So now that the Penfield Players have celebrated their 50 year anniversary, what’s next? Death-trap by Ira Levin and directed by Jack Simel. In this play, two playwrights play a deadly game of cat and mouse, each seemingly eager to help the other, but the plot twists and turns until the very end. In this fatal game, who is the cat and who is the mouse? Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays May 1, 2,8,9,15,16 with a special matinee 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3. Reserve you tickets in advance for $12 by contacting the Recreation Department at 340-8655 or you may purchase at the door the day of the event for $15. For more information go to www.penfieldplayers.org.

Important Dates and Events in History: April 30, 1975 – Saigon falls to invading armored columns of re-armed, re-equipped North Vietnamese Forces in violation of the Paris Peace accords signed in 1973. The American Embassy and all remaining American elements are evacuated by helicopter ending America’s involvement in a noble, but costly and divisive Vietnam War.

Until next week, I hope to see you out in the community. Please stop me to say hello and tell me what you most like about this great town.

Tony

supervisor@penfield.org

 


April 24, 2015
Tree and Shrub Giveaway Saturday

The Penfield Conservation Board, in conjunction with Woody Acres, will sponsor a tree & shrub giveaway on Saturday, April 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Penfield Community Center. Penfield residents can choose from a variety of free tree seedlings to plant on their property - come down and choose yours!

Shrub varieties will be: NY Fern, Winterberry, and Coralberry

Trees: conifers


April 23, 2015
Household Spring Drop-Off this May
Penfield residents ONLY

The Town of Penfield’s Spring Drop-off will run Friday, May 8 (7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Saturday, May 9 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at the Public Works Complex, 1607 Jackson Road. This service is for Penfield residents only. Proof of residency will be checked at the gate.

MATERIALS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD items - furniture, appliances (including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), lawn mowers (fluids drained), car tires (limit four), vehicle batteries, broken concrete, brush

MATERIALS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD electronics (including TVs, computers, monitors, copiers), propane tanks, grass clippings, leaves, chemical drums, hazardous materials, gasoline, motor oil, paint, and driveway sealer. For items of this nature and more, see Monroe County Ecopark “locator” at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.

Residents wishing to dispose of items that are not accepted at Spring Drop-off are encouraged to visit Monroe County’s year-round Ecopark facility located at 10 Avion Drive near the airport. Ecopark is a joint effort between Monroe County and Waste Management that provides county residents with a “one-stop drop-off” to dispose of or recycle many items including hard Styrofoam packing material (not foam trays used for meat or produce), cooking oil/grease, fluorescent lights, clothing, sneakers, sharps and syringes, and more. Ecopark also offers many special collection days for household hazardous waste and pharmaceutical and medication disposal. For more information, hours and other details, log on to www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.

“We have been able to reduce the length of our spring drop-off over the last several years as Penfield residents have identified more and new ways to recycle and up-cycle household items to keep them out of the landfills,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “Our goal is to continue to offer more recycling and sustainability events for residents to take advantage of throughout the year.”

Residents may also donate clothing at the St Pauly Textile Shed on the grounds of the DPW complex.

 


April 21, 2015
Electric Car Show Sat., April 25

The Town of Penfield will host an electric car show Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road as part of its “Penfield Cleanup Day” activities. This event marks the fourth year the town has hosted an electric car show since installing the first publicly available charging station in Monroe County at the Penfield Community Center. A second charging station was installed at the town hall complex in 2013, and a third will soon be available in Harris Whalen Park.

Cars from private owners, dealers, and members of the New York State Electric Auto Association will be on display. Members will be on-hand to answer questions. The show is expected to include the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Tesla Model S, Volkswagen e-Golf, BMW i3, and others. Each year the number of cars at the show increases as more automobile companies are offering new models. A number of charging stations will also be on display including a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Electric Vehicle Charger.

“Sustainability and Penfield have become synonymous over the past five years,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “We are delighted to host the electric car show annually along with many other renewable programs including solar installation, waste reduction, green space acquisition, and storm water management.”

To participate in the electric car show contact show organizer Bob Kanauer (585.377.2783 or kanauer@frontiernet.net) with your name, make, model and year of your vehicle, and your address.

The town’s Energy & Environment Advisory Committee (EEAC) and Penfield Town Board are promoting this event as part of “The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup” with activities taking place in April and May. For all events and details, go to www.penfield.org.


April 20, 2015
Supervisor’s column: Week of 4/20

In last week’s column I promised to highlight construction and other activities that will be taking place in Penfield business districts this season.

Here’s what going on around town:

Four Corners – In May, Mark’s Pizza will begin construction of their new pizzeria. Once completed, the current Mark’s will be torn down and converted to parking. The Angus Steak House will become Cha Cha’s Wood Fired Pizza & Grill and they propose to add an outside patio. Itacate’s Mexican Restaurant will open their newly installed outdoor deck, and Joey’s Pasta House is looking to upgrade their outdoor dining patio.

Panorama Valley Area – Construction of the Hampton Inn will resume on the former Rinky Dink Golf site. The former Road House has been demolished and a new Auto Zone store will be built. Penfield Place Nursing Home will begin an addition to better support its residents. Master Kim’s Taekwondo will relocate to a larger facility in Panorama Plaza by mid-May. Ellison Heights apartments (located below Gentles Farm Market) will begin construction this summer. In June, remediation of the former Cleantown Dry Cleaners will finally begin.

Empire Blvd. Corridor – Bay Towne Plaza will begin its next phase of construction. South Point Apartments have four of the nine buildings underway, as well as the clubhouse. The first rentals will begin by mid-year. South Point Marina (adjacent to Bazil’s) will be adding a clubhouse and additional docking slips. Sanibel Restaurant has changed hands and will be opening soon. The Mobil Station on Bay Road has been sold and cleaned up environmentally, and a Qdoba Mexican Restaurant is planning to be built on that site.

Lloyd’s Corners (Routes 250/441) – Heathwood Senior Care will be adding on to its facility. Several buildings will be added adjacent to Panera Bread to include offices, Moe’s Restaurant, an AT&T Store, and a Hair Zoo. Mathnasium relocated to the Wegmans Plaza on the Target side. The last home (formally the Filkins property, now owned by the Town of Penfield) on the west side of Route 250 south of Whalen Road was recently torn down. This property abuts the Harris Whalen Park property. Trails will be added to connect the two, and a small parking lot will be developed for alternate access to this wonderful park. Construction is soon to begin on two new dental offices, one at 2100 and the other at 2124 Penfield Road.

Browncroft Corners Area – We have been informed by the DEC that environmental cleanup of the Mobil Site is near completion and we are optimistic the site will be leased or sold for a viable business. The Parkview-White Village sanitary sewer project will begin in June. This is the last major subdivision in the town without sewers. This $2.4 M capital project is slated to be completed in 2016.

LaSalle’s Landing – The Town of Penfield is currently looking to enhance the park to include a docking/launch site for canoes and kayaks. We are also proposing to add parking and a new butterfly beltway garden site to include walkways and access to the bay.

I am limited to the amount of detail I can provide on all these projects in this column. As construction begins on these various projects I will provide more information in future columns.

Until next week, be well and be safe…enjoy what appears to finally be spring!

Tony

supervisor@penfield.org


April 15, 2015
Smoking Policy Survey
The Town of Penfield is asking for your input on the subject of establishing a new town policy that would create a tobacco free environment by prohibiting smoking in town-owned parks, trails, athletic fields, playgrounds, and entryways to town facilities.

Take the survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/22L2295

Penfield's parks and amenities are a wonderful resource to town residents, we want people to have the healthiest possible experience when visiting these venues. Your feedback is important to us. The survey will remain open for feedback from April 15 - April 24.

Thank you for taking the time to weigh in on this important topic!

April 13, 2015
Supervisor’s column: Week of 4/13

The Penfield Conservation Board, in conjunction with Woody Acres, will sponsor a tree giveaway on Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Penfield Community Center during the annual Penfield Spring Cleanup. This event invites families, neighbors, clubs, organizations, and individuals to help spruce up our great town after a long and cold winter. Penfield residents can choose from a variety of free tree seedlings to plant on their property. Come join us, it is a great community project!

The Penfield School District, Penfield Recreation, and the Eastside YMCA are working together to offer a "school's out" program for students in grades K-5 on Monday April 27. The program will run from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the drop-off location at Harris Whalen Park Indoor Lodge (off route 441 across from Wegmans). Children should bring their lunch, an afternoon snack will be provided. Register your child at www.penfieldrec.org and use course #212620-A. The fee is $25 per child.

Congratulations to the Penfield Public Library for being named the "Business of the Month" by the Penfield Business Association (PBA). The PBA is a business-focused organization dedicated to supporting the growth and success of its members and building business vitality throughout the community. For more information on the PBA and their recognition of the Penfield Library, please go to www.penfieldbusiness.org. Congratulations to Librarian Bunny Brinkman and her staff of this recognition. Thank you for all do for our community!

The Town of Penfield will hold the annual Memorial Day Essay Contest, sponsored by a generous donation from VFW Post 820. The contest is open to students in grades 6-8 who live in Penfield or attend a Penfield school, public or private. Information and the contest application is available at www.penfieldrec.org.with an entry deadline of April 24. Winning essays will be read at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance on Monday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans' Memorial Park.

The Penfield Symphony Orchestra's last concert of the season, Springtime Celebration, is Monday, May 4 at the Penfield High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at all Wegmans stores, by calling 872-0774, or at the door. Free rides to the concert are available from Lifespan by calling 872-0774. For more information regarding this concert, the PSO and the 2015-2016 concert series, please go to www.penfieldsymphony.org.

You may have seen the recent demolition of the former Roadhouse Grill in Panorama Plaza between Burger King and the Hess Gasoline Station. A new building will be constructed this summer for Auto Zone Parts and Accessories. They anticipate opening in the early fall of 2015.

In next week's column I will highlight in more detail construction activities that will be taking place in the various business districts in Penfield.

Until next week enjoy the milder weather!
Tony
supervisor@penfield.org


April 6, 2015
Household Hazardous Waste Collection 4/18 BY APPOINTMENT

This year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection for Penfield and Webster residents is Saturday, April 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Webster Highway Dept., 1005 Picture Parkway (off Hard Road in Webster).

This appointment-only service is hosted by the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the towns of Penfield, Webster, and the Village of Webster. For details on permitted materials or to make an online appointment go to http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw, or call Penfield DPW at 340.8710 through 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 17.

“With the assistance of the County of Monroe, communities like Penfield and Webster have helped to educate our residents in properly disposing of household hazardous waste,” says Penfield Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “Keeping chemicals out of the landfills and groundwater will help generations to come enjoy our parks, waterways, and open space.”

Residents may bring up to 30 gallons of liquid and 75 pounds of solid HHW materials per appointment at no charge. No 55-gallon drums will be accepted. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.


April 6, 2015
Supervisor’s column: Week of 4/6

Last week I had the honor to be part of the Eastside Family Branch expansion ribbon cutting ceremony. This 34,000 square foot addition includes a beautiful new and renovated facility with a two-story youth and family gymnasium, a sports performance center, expanded community space for seniors, on-site physical therapy, a group exercise high-intensity studio, expanded wellness space for cardio-fitness and stretching, and designated program space for the Y’s signature chronic disease prevention initiatives. From the ground breaking event on June 26, 2014 until the official opening March 30, 2015, the staff of the Y and all their partners have completed a facility that will serve our community for generations to come. I encourage you to stop in to see what the Y can offer you and your family.

The next Penfield Heritage Association program entitled “Trash or Treasure?” is Sunday, April 19 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Braman Room at the Penfield Community Center. Bob Klein, a retired teacher and an Antique Appraiser, will be on hand to appraise some of those items you have in your attic or basement. There will be a table for your treasures, and depending on the number of items, Bob will select those which he will deem most interesting to appraise. Bob will precede his appraisal time with some general information on antiques. Come join the fun and learn a little bit more about the “trash or treasure” antiques you may have laying around your home. This program is free and refreshments will be served.

The Eastside Communities–Stop Hunger Now 2015 event will be held Friday, April 17 (2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.) and Saturday, April 18 (8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at the Penfield Community Center. Interested volunteers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf. For more information, go to www.stophungernow.org.

One last reminder…the annual Penfield/Webster Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Saturday, April 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1005 Picture Parkway, which is off Hard Road in Webster. This appointment-only service is provided by the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES), and is for the towns of Penfield, Webster, and the Village of Webster only. For details on permitted materials or to make an online appointment go to http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw or call Penfield DPW at 340-8710 through 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 17.

Watch for the 2015 summer edition of the PenRec Brochure that will appear in mail boxes this week. This 50-page booklet contains hundreds of wellness programs, special events, the amphitheater music schedule, and more! Registration begins May 4. Sign up online at www.penfieldrec.org.

Mark your calendars for more 2015 “Great Penfield Spring Cleanup” events: Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. to noon is the town-wide general cleanup and electric vehicle car show at the community center; and Friday/Saturday May 8 and 9 for spring drop-off at the DPW complex, 1607 Jackson Road. As we get closer to these dates watch for press releases and our website for more details.

Until next week, be well and be safe!

Tony
supervisor@penfield.org


April 2, 2015
"The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup 2015" Events

The Town of Penfield and its Energy and Environment Advisory Committee invite residents to join in The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup 2015 with free events planned in April and May. This is an opportunity for residents to pitch in to clean up around town and clear unwanted materials from houses, garages, basements, sheds, and more. Together, these events will beautify the town, responsibly dispose of hazardous materials, and redirect materials from landfills to recycling centers. The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup 2015 is also a time to learn more about living a sustainable lifestyle. The town will host its fourth electric vehicle car show with the New York State Electric Auto Association.

“Spring Cleanup in Penfield has become an automatic part of our seasonal duties. From an overall town-wide sprucing up to the general cleanup of our homes. This is a great way to dispose of products safely, recycle, and donate for reuse,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “Penfield continues to be a leader in environmental awareness through the efforts of the Energy & Environmental Advisory Committee. All of us have a responsibility to do the right thing rather than just landfilling materials. Please make an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle, it does make a difference!”

The first event is a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, April 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Webster Highway Dept., 1005 Picture Parkway (off Hard Road in Webster). This appointment-only service is hosted by the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the towns of Penfield, Webster, and the Village of Webster. For details on permitted materials or to make an online appointment go to http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw or call Penfield DPW at 340.8710 through 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 17.

Three events are planned for Saturday, April 25 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The first event is the town’s annual Penfield Cleanup Day. Participants go to the community center to check-in, choose a location, and get supplies. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome to participate. New this year, in addition to picking up litter, people may choose to perform a small “spruce-up” project in a park or on town property.

The town is also hosting its fourth electric vehicle car show in the south parking lot of the community center. Cars from private owners, dealers, and members of the New York State Electric Auto Association will be on display. Members will be on-hand to answer questions. To participate, call or send an email to show organizer Bob Kanauer (585.377.2783 or kanauer@frontiernet.net ) and include your name, make, model and year of your vehicle, and your address.

The third event on this date is a shrub and tree giveaway sponsored by the Town of Penfield Conservation Board and Woody Acres Farm.

Activities continue Friday, May 8 (7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Saturday, May 9 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) with the town’s annual resident-only Spring Drop-off at the Public Works Complex, 1607 Jackson Road (see details below).

A new event on Saturday, May 9 is “Good Neighbor Day” in East Penfield to honor the memory of Terry Rothfuss and his kindness to all his neighbors near and far. Volunteers will pitch in to do household and yard chores for senior homeowners in need of a helping hand. To volunteer as a helper, contact Sabrina at PenRec 340-8651 or srenner@penfield.org.


Summary: “The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup 2015” Activities

Saturday, April 18

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
What: The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES)and the towns of Webster, Penfield and the Village of Webster host an appointment-only household hazardous waste collection.
When: Saturday, April 18, 7:45 AM-1:00 PM
Where: Webster Highway Garage, 1005 Picture Parkway (off Hard Road in Webster)
Who: Penfield and Webster residents by appointment only
How: To see details on permitted materials or make an online appointment go to http://www.monroecounty.gov/des-hhw.php or call Penfield DPW at 340.8710 through 3:00 PM Friday, April 17.

Saturday, April 25: Three events

1) PENFIELD CLEANUP DAY
What: Families, groups, organizations, clubs, teams, individuals team up to beautify Penfield by cleaning up litter and debris from roadsides and parks.
When: Saturday, April 25, 9:00 AM–12 PM
Where: Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road
Who: Entire community – families, friends, groups, teams, organizations
How: Sign up by calling 585.340.8651or email srenner@penfield.org

2) PENFIELD ELECTRIC VEHICLE CAR SHOW
What: Cars from private owners, dealers, and members of the New York State Electric Auto Association will be on display. Members will be on-hand to answer questions.
When: Saturday, April 25, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Where: Penfield Community Center, south parking lot, 1985 Baird Road
Who: Entire community, electric vehicle owners
How: To participate, call or send an email to show organizer Bob Kanauer (585.377.2783 or kanauer@frontiernet.net ) and include your name, make, model and year of your vehicle, and your address.

3) SHRUB AND TREE AND GIVE-AWAY
What: The Conservation Board and Woody Acres Farm will distribute small shrubs and trees to Penfield residents
When: Saturday, April 25, 9:00 AM–12 PM
Where: Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road
Who: Penfield residents
How: Come to the community center, supplies limited

May 8 & 9, (Friday-Saturday)

RESIDENT-ONLY SPRING DROP-OFF
What: An opportunity for Penfield residents to dispose of household materials and brush
When: Friday, 5/8 (7:30 AM–5:00 PM), Saturday 5/9 (9:00 AM–3:00 PM)
Where: Public Works Complex, 1607 Jackson Rd
Who: Penfield residents only
How: Drive in with materials and follow directions at site

MATERIALS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD items - furniture, appliances (including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), lawn mowers (fluids drained), car tires (limit four), vehicle batteries, broken concrete, brush
MATERIALS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: Household electronics (including TVs, computers, monitors, copiers), propane tanks, grass clippings, leaves, chemical drums, hazardous materials, gasoline, motor oil, paint, driveway sealer (see household hazardous waste event April 18). For items of this nature and more, see Monroe County ecopark “locator” at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.

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Contacts
R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain, Penfield Town Supervisor 585.340.8631
Phyllis Ely, Communications 585.340.8647
Department of Public Works 585.340.8710


April 1, 2015
“Passport Night in Penfield” is Tuesday, April 14

Penfield residents in need of a new or updated passport are invited to attend “Passport Night in Penfield” on Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Avenue. This service comes to Penfield through the partnership of Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo, County Legislators Debbie Drawe and Dan Quatro, and Penfield Town Clerk Amy Steklof. Please call the town clerk’s office at 340-8627 to sign up in advance, however registration is not required.

Residents may also apply for a Passport Card, which is limited to land and sea crossing between the US and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Some passport renewals may be eligible to renew by mail and save the $25 processing fee. County Clerk staff will review options with applicants on an individual basis.
“I am again pleased to work with the Penfield legislators and Town Clerk Steklof to help local residents conveniently apply for their passports,” said County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo. “Whether it’s Passport Night or locating our Mobile DMV Unit at the Penfield Town Hall, I commend Penfield leaders for partnering with me in order to bring these important services to the people of this community.”

Passport applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship in one of three forms: a certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal and their parents’ names; original naturalization papers, or an old U.S. passport issued in the person’s name. Children under 16 will still need to bring their raised seal birth certificate even if they have an old passport. Proof of identity is also required in the form of a valid NYS Driver License or non-Driver ID, a valid military ID, naturalization papers issued to the applicant as an adult, or an INS Alien Registration Card. People born in Monroe County may obtain a copy of their birth certificate by contacting the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Visit the department’s website at http://www.monroecounty.gov/clerk-records.php#band for details.

The fee for a new US Passport for an applicant 16 and older is $135 ($110 plus a $25 application fee). For an applicant under 16 the fee is $105 ($80 plus a $25 application fee). Renewals by mail are $110. Passport cards - which may be used only for travel by land or sea between the US, Canada, and Mexico - are $55 ($30 plus a $25 application fee) for age 16 and older and $40 ($15 plus a $25 application fee) for applicants under 16. Passport card renewals are $30.00. Passport photos remain at $7.00 for a set of two.

For application requirements, residents can visit the County Clerk’s website at http://www.monroecounty.gov/clerk-passports.php . Residents may download a passport application to complete in advance. Forms are available on the US Department of State’s Travel website at http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html .

Passport processing time typically takes 4-6 weeks. Please call the Monroe County Clerk’s Office at 585-753-1600 with specific questions regarding the passport application process.

Please Note: Applicants between the ages of 16 to 18 must appear with a parent or legal guardian. Children under 16 must appear with both parents or legal guardians or one parent or guardian may appear, if and only if, the parent or guardian that is not present completes and has notarized a DS-3053 Form, Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16 along with a copy of their Driver License.




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