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Nov. 2 - 8: Pittsford Schools BOE Awards & Bob Farnum Interview

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November 2, 2017

Pittsford programming November 2 - November 8 on Channel 12 features a "Pittsford Personalities" interview by Town Historian Audrey Johnson with Bob Farnum. Programming this week also includes the Pittsford Schools Board of Education Recognition Awards. Also, this week view the Thornell Road Elementary School Board of Education Report - as well as Pittsford announcements and information.

Pittsford programming on Channel 12 for 11/2 – 11/8:

12:00 PM/AM Town of Pittsford Family Halloween Festival 2017
12:30 PM/AM Town of Pittsford Town Board Meeting 10/17/17
  8:00 PMAM
Pittsford Schools Board of Education Recognition Awards

Thornell Road Elementary Board of Education for 10/23/17

Pittsford Mendon HS Morning Show 10/27/17
11:00 PM/AM Pittsford Personalities with Audrey Johnson: Bob Farnum ‘15
12:00 PM/AM Town of Pittsford Family Halloween Festival 2017

Our local Cable Channel 12 broadcast format has been updated to provide you with Pittsford programming at various times throughout the day! A weekly program schedule and a continuous live feed of Channel 12 programming are now available on the Pittsford Town website’s Cable 12 page. Current Pittsford community announcements can be found there as well.

The Cable Channel 12 schedule repeats each day for one week, Thursday through Wednesday; a new schedule is updated every week. To provide multiple opportunities for viewing, programming is “mirrored” each day – a show that runs at 10AM will also run at 10PM. As time permits, programs may be shown again the following week. The live scheduling/broadcast format combines Pittsford, East Rochester and Fairport programs and announcements.

Recently Asked Questions: Town Board meetings & finances

Posted: 
October 31, 2017

For answers to recent questions we've received about Town Board meetings and finances please see our Recently Asked Questions page - Town Board Meetings & Finances.

Oct. 26 - Nov. 1: Pittsford Halloween Fest & Jefferson Rd. BOE report

Posted: 
October 27, 2017

Pittsford programming October 27 - November 1 on Channel 12 features the Town of Pittsford Family Halloween Fest. Also, this week view the Jefferson Road Elementary School Report to the Board of Education - as well as Pittsford announcements and information.

Pittsford programming on Channel 12 for 10/26 – 11/1:

  1:15 PM/AM Jefferson Rd Elementary Report to Board of Education 9/27/17
  7:00 PM/AM Town of Pittsford Family Halloween Fest
  7:30 PM/AM Pittsford Sutherland & Mendon High School Morning Shows 10/20/17
11:15 PM/AM Town of Pittsford Town Board Meeting 10/17/17

Our local Cable Channel 12 broadcast format has been updated to provide you with Pittsford programming at various times throughout the day! A weekly program schedule and a continuous live feed of Channel 12 programming are now available on the Pittsford Town website’s Cable 12 page. Current Pittsford community announcements can be found there as well.

The Cable Channel 12 schedule repeats each day for one week, Thursday through Wednesday; a new schedule is updated every week. To provide multiple opportunities for viewing, programming is “mirrored” each day – a show that runs at 10AM will also run at 10PM. As time permits, programs may be shown again the following week. The live scheduling/broadcast format combines Pittsford, East Rochester and Fairport programs and announcements.

State Designates Town of Pittsford a Clean Energy Community

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October 26, 2017

The State of New York has officially designated the Town of Pittsford as a “Clean Energy Community.”  The Town earned this award by undertaking and completing four initiatives that the State deems to have a “high impact” on reducing energy use and carbon emissions, cutting costs and driving use of clean energy locally.  Completing all four successfully was required for the State’s “clean energy” designation. 

“A guiding principle of Pittsford’s Town Board has been preserving our Town’s character while pioneering its future,” said Town Councilman Matt O’Connor, project lead for the Town’s Clean Energy Community initiative.  “We’re tremendously proud to have put this principle into practice in this particular way, by accomplishing the goals to earn designation as a Clean Energy Community.”

Already the Town has won a State grant of $2,500 for its work on one of the “high impact” actions under the Clean Energy Communities program. Now, as an officially recognized Clean Energy Community, Pittsford has become eligible for additional state grants of up to $50,000, to put toward additional clean energy projects.  The Town is currently working on the next steps.

“This designation by the State marks the beginning of our latest Clean Energy effort, not the end,” Councilman O’Connor continued.  “We’re already moving ahead on opportunities to replace municipal cobra-style street lights in the Town with high efficiency LED lights.  And there are other worthwhile projects on the horizon.”

The Town received its designation for completing the following high impact clean energy actions:

Energy Benchmarking – this goal required adopting and implementing a Town policy for tracking energy usage and expense for each of the Town’s municipal buildings. The Town Board adopted such a policy on May 16, 2017.

Energy Code Enforcement Training – fulfilling this goal required NYSERDA-approved training of the Town’s code compliance officers in best practices for energy code enforcement. The process involved training, collaborative plan review and joint onsite inspections of local construction projects with NYSERDA. Town code enforcement officers completed this training June 27.

Unified Solar Permitting Process – to complete this goal the Town put into place as of July 18 a solar permitting process that makes solar energy systems installation easier and less expensive for homeowners by reducing the burden of permitting and compliance for building solar systems. In recognition of this accomplishment, the State recently awarded Pittsford a grant of $2,500.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation – on September 19, 2017, the Town unveiled an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at the North Main Street entrance of the parking lot behind the Pittsford Community Library.  The free-of-cost EV station can charge two vehicles at a time.  Each vehicle can be charged for up to four hours at a time.

The State adopted the Clean Energy Communities initiative in order to encourage local governments throughout New York to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development projects and to support them in that effort.  The program is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Grant funds are being provided through New York State’s Clean Energy Fund and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. For more information on Clean Energy Communities, visit www.nyserda.ny.gov/cec.

Expect delays at Palmyra Rd (RT 31)/Mitchell Rd intersection

Posted: 
October 24, 2017

Flaggers to Direct Alternating Single Lane of Traffic through Work Zone

Due to work to install a new traffic light, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists to seek an alternate route or allow extra time at the intersection of Route 31 (Palmyra Road) and Mitchell Road/Hahnemann Trail for approximately a month beginning Wednesday, October 25.

Flaggers will direct alternating one-way traffic through the work zone on weekdays, generally between the hours of 9 to 3p.m. Motorists should anticipate delays, be prepared to stop and allow plenty of extra time to pass though the work zone or adjust travel times.

Highway workers are in the initial steps of installing a new traffic signal at this intersection.  During the next month, crews will be working underground, installing traffic control boxes and building an ADA compliant concrete sidewalk on the north side of Route 31. Signal poles are being fabricated and will be installed, along with mast arms and the signal head in the spring.

The new three-color traffic signal, expected to be functioning in the spring, will better control traffic at this high-volume intersection and help address a pattern of right-angle accidents.  Pedestrian crossing indicators will be present on the north leg across Hahnemann Trail.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org, or the mobile site at m.511ny.org.  For project updates follow New York State DOT on Twitter (@NYSDOT) or on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT.   

Oct. 19 - 25: Paul Spiegel Interview; Pittsford Town Board Meeting

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October 19, 2017

Pittsford programming October 19 - October 25 on Channel 12 features a "Pittsford Personalities" interview by Town Historian Audrey Johnson with Paul Spiegel. Programming this week also includes the Town of Pittsford Town Board Meeting for October 3. Also, this week view the ribbon cutting for the first Electric Car Charging Station installed in Pittsford - as well as Pittsford announcements and information.

Pittsford programming on Channel 12 for 10/19 – 10/25:

12:00 PM/AM Pittsford Personalities with Audrey Johnson: Paul Spiegel '14
  2:15 PM/AM Town of Pittsford Town Board Meeting 10/3/17
  2:30 PM/AM First Electric Car Charging Station Installed in Pittsford
  6:30 PM/AM Jefferson Rd Elementary Report to Board of Education 9/27/17
  7:00 PM/AM Pittsford Mendon & Sutherland High School Morning Shows 10/5 & 10/13

Our local Cable Channel 12 broadcast format has been updated to provide you with Pittsford programming at various times throughout the day! A weekly program schedule and a continuous live feed of Channel 12 programming are now available on the Pittsford Town website’s Cable 12 page. Current Pittsford community announcements can be found there as well.

The Cable Channel 12 schedule repeats each day for one week, Thursday through Wednesday; a new schedule is updated every week. To provide multiple opportunities for viewing, programming is “mirrored” each day – a show that runs at 10AM will also run at 10PM. As time permits, programs may be shown again the following week. The live scheduling/broadcast format combines Pittsford, East Rochester and Fairport programs and announcements.

Oct. 12 - 18: Pittsford's 1st Electric Car Charging Station; HS Morning Shows

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October 12, 2017

Pittsford programming October 12 - October 18 on Channel 12 features the ribbon cutting for the first Electric Car Charging Station installed in Pittsford. Also, this week view the Pittsford Sutherland and Mendon High School Morning Shows. In addition, you can see a "Pittsford Personalities" interview by Town Historian Audrey Johnson with Mitchell and Son "Trip" Pierson - as well as Pittsford announcements and information.

Pittsford programming on Channel 12 for 10/12 – 10/18:

  7:00 PM/AM Pittsford Sutherland & Mendon HS Morning Shows
  8:15 PM/AM Town of Pittsford Town Board Meeting 10/3/17
  8:45 PM/AM Ribbon Cutting for the First Electric Car Charging Station Installed in Pittsford
10:00 PM/AM Jefferson Rd Elementary Report to Board of Education
10:30 PM/AM Pittsford Personalities with Audrey Johnson: Mitchell & Son "Trip" Pierson '16

Our local Cable Channel 12 broadcast format has been updated to provide you with Pittsford programming at various times throughout the day! A weekly program schedule and a continuous live feed of Channel 12 programming are now available on the Pittsford Town website’s Cable 12 page. Current Pittsford community announcements can be found there as well.

The Cable Channel 12 schedule repeats each day for one week, Thursday through Wednesday; a new schedule is updated every week. To provide multiple opportunities for viewing, programming is “mirrored” each day – a show that runs at 10AM will also run at 10PM. As time permits, programs may be shown again the following week. The live scheduling/broadcast format combines Pittsford, East Rochester and Fairport programs and announcements.

Oct. 5 - 11: Jefferson Rd. ES Report & Pittsford Personalities Interview

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October 5, 2017

Pittsford programming October 5 - October 11 on Channel 12 features the Jefferson Road Elementary School Report to the Board of Education for September 27. Programming this week also includes a "Pittsford Personalities" interview by Town Historian Audrey Johnson with John Hopkins and Mark Green - as well as Pittsford announcements and information.

Pittsford programming on Channel 12 for 10/5 – 10/11:

12:00 PM/AM Pittsford Personalities with Audrey Johnson: John Hopkins/Mark Green '14
  1:15 PM/AM Town of Pittsford Town Board Meeting 9/19/17
  6:45 PM/AM Jefferson Rd Elementary Report to Board of Education 9/27/17
  7:15 PM/AM First Day of School at Mendon Center Elementary

Our local Cable Channel 12 broadcast format has been updated to provide you with Pittsford programming at various times throughout the day! A weekly program schedule and a continuous live feed of Channel 12 programming are now available on the Pittsford Town website’s Cable 12 page. Current Pittsford community announcements can be found there as well.

The Cable Channel 12 schedule repeats each day for one week, Thursday through Wednesday; a new schedule is updated every week. To provide multiple opportunities for viewing, programming is “mirrored” each day – a show that runs at 10AM will also run at 10PM. As time permits, programs may be shown again the following week. The live scheduling/broadcast format combines Pittsford, East Rochester and Fairport programs and announcements.

Town opens Electric Vehicle charging station in Library parking lot

Posted: 
September 28, 2017

TOWN OPENS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION
Charging station is Pittsford’s first

The Town of Pittsford opened for public use its first Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station on Tuesday, September 19.  Pittsford Town Councilman Matt O’Connor, the Board’s lead for the project, joined Town Councilwoman Mary Gehl Doyle and Town Councilman Jared Lusk to cut the ribbon and demonstrate how the charging station works. Town Councilwoman Kate Munzinger and Town Supervisor Bill Smith also attended. 

The charging station is located at the North Main Street entrance of the parking lot behind the Pittsford Community Library. 

With the new EV charging station, the Town has completed the last milestone necessary to win designation as a “Clean Energy Community.”  “This designation will make the Town eligible for a $50,000 New York State grant,” said Councilman Matt O’Connor.  “We could use it for additional sustainability measures.  What we’ve done on sustainability and green energy to date is just the beginning,” he continued.  “Now we’re moving on to looking at converting streetlights in Pittsford to LED lights and looking into a plan called “Community Choice Aggregation” – a way to offer Pittsford residents less expensive electricity, from sustainable sources.”

Pittsford resident John Robins was the first person to use the EV charging station.  “I had done quite a bit of research about electric vehicle charging stations and had planned to suggest installing one to the Town,” he said.  “When I mentioned it to Supervisor Smith in July, I was very pleased to learn that the Town was way ahead of me.  The Town Board had just approved funding and installation of the EV charging station.  It’s just great that we now have one here in Pittsford.”

The EV charging station can charge two vehicles at a time.  Each vehicle can be charged for up to four hours at a time.  The charging speed is up to 25 RPH (miles of range per hour).  This means that every hour of charging supplies up to 25 miles of range, depending on the vehicle.  A ChargePoint card is required to use the charger.

Pittsford's Town Councilwoman Mary Gehl-Doyle joins Town Councilman Jared Lusk (left), Pittsford resident John Robins (center) and Town Councilman and project lead Matt O'Connor to inaugurate the Town’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station.

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Donate personal care items for Hurricane Maria victims by Oct. 5

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September 28, 2017

DONATE PERSONAL CARE ITEMS FOR HURRICANE RELIEF AT TOWN HALL & REC CENTER BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

Community members may join Town of Pittsford staff in donating new personal care items (soap, toothbrushes, baby diapers, etc. – see below for list) for the people of Puerto Rico and other islands devastated by Hurricane Maria.  Please note we are collecting personal care items only, clothes and shoes cannot be acceptedPlease drop off items by Thursday, October 5 at Town Hall (11 South Main Street) or at the Town’s Interim Recreation Center (5611 Palmyra Road).  Personal care items (new) being collected include:

  • Soap
  • Detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products

The Town will bring all collected items to InterVol, a not-for-profit humanitarian relief organization working in conjunction with Rochester Regional Health, UR Medicine and the Rochester community to ship medical supplies and personal care items to Puerto Rico this October. 

Millions of people are without food, clean water and electricity in Puerto Rico and the islands nearby - our help is needed!  Please donate if you can.  For more information about InterVol and its humanitarian efforts, visit their website at www.intervol.org.

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