With a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, all levels of government faced unexpected costs and drastically reduced revenue. Thanks to a strong balance sheet and the commitment of department heads and the town board to reduce costs, the Town of Penfield’s 2020 financials received excellent marks.
NYDOT is looking to improve traffic flow and reduce the frequency and severity of crashes at Atlantic Avenue and Five Mile Line Road. Beginning Monday, April 12, the Phase I traffic switch will be installed.
For most of us, the mild and dry weather of the past few weeks has seemed like a dream as we emerge from winter. However, fire officials understand that these conditions, combined with lingering debris from last fall, make our region vulnerable to field fires—a threat we often associate with the west coast, not Penfield.
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Beginning Monday, March 15 visitors to the town hall will be greeted by a new kiosk system upon entry to the building at 3100 Atlantic Avenue. The kiosk will prompt visitors to sign in, answer health department screening questions, and offer menus to connect them to the service or department they wish to see.
Over the last few months, Town employees have spent numerous hours cleaning and repairing various laterals, mains, and pumps in the pump stations due to disposal of items that should not be disposed of in the Town’s sanitary sewer system.
The Association of Public Historians of New York State and New York's 1,600+ government-appointed historians want to record your firsthand experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. How are you feeling? What are you hearing and seeing around you?
Like every other organization, the PAA has had to pivot and adapt to a world with the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of their traditional gallery venue, this year members will share their work online in a juried virtual exhibit. Much of the work is for sale, making this a great opportunity to purchase original art for your home.
The DPW performs snow and ice control operations on roughly 290 lane miles of town roads plus another 200 lane miles of state and county roads for which the Town is reimbursed annually. There a number of factors the Town of Penfield takes into account when managing snow and ice on roadways and sidewalks within the community.
COVID-19 infections are again on the rise. Community choices made now will determine the impact on the healthcare system and its medical workers. Redoubling the commitment to masking, physical distancing, and proper hand hygiene is critical to reducing community spread.
The Penfield Historic Preservation Board awarded the 2020 Jeffrey S. Crane Preservation Award to Joyce and Ron Baroody, owners of the Mann-Owen House located at 2129 Five Mile Line Road, at the December 3rd meeting of the Historic Preservation Board. The Baroodys are credited with preserving Penfield’s past in ways that will sustain their property at 2129 Five Mile Road well into the future.
November 15 marked the beginning of the Winter Parking Rules ordinance in Penfield. This means no parking is allowed on all roads/ highways between 2 am and 7 am. This allows the Department of Public Works crews to safely and effectively clear the roadways of fallen snow during the overnight hours. This ordinance will run through April 1, 2021.
Although the pandemic has slowed the process, there remains interest in helping to bring back the Clark House to a functioning facility for all to enjoy. The Development Services Director continues to work with a party looking into opening a restaurant in the historic facility.
The Town of Penfield is now conducting a Dog Census to ensure all dogs older than four (4) months are properly licensed in accordance with New York State Agriculture and Market Law Article 7. A mailer has been sent to all Penfield households.
The town tax rate for 2021 will remain at 2.78 per $1,000 as the Town Board approves next year's Fiscal Budget during their October 21 Legislative Meeting. The Final Budget, including special districts, totals $20,632,799, a decrease of $38,593. The Town Operating Budget without special districts is $17,768,407.
After its cancellation in April due to COVID-19 concerns, the fifth annual Terry Rothfuss Memorial, "Good Neighbor Day" looks to help seniors, veterans, or those who are disabled, with light yard work and now fall cleanup. Organizers are calling for volunteers of all ages to help on Saturday, October 24.
An inclusive playground is a universally designed rich environment that enables all children to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. The Town of Penfield was awarded a State and Municipal Facilities Program grant in the amount of $50,000 through Assemblyman Johns towards the construction of the playground.
On both Friday and Saturday you can drop off metals and appliances, yard brush (no leaves or grass), clothing and linens at the St. Pauly shed, and donate returnable bottles and cans at the scout collection shed. On Saturday only, Eco-Green Park certified document destruction (www.eco-greenpark.com) will be on-site to safely dispose of confidential papers.
The pandemic has impacted a number of programs and events over the last six months, and that holds true for the Penfield Art Association’s Annual Show and Sale. The virtual show and sale—featuring 51 paintings by 29 artists—will open for viewing on Thursday, October 1. To view the artwork, go to the “news” page at www.penfieldartassociation.com. If you are looking for a unique gift of art, keep in mind that many of the paintings will be for sale.