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Mr. Mustard Beatles tribute band this Friday - 2014

Posted: 
June 23, 2014
Event Date: 
June 27, 2014

The Town of Pittsford's Summer Concert Series continues this week with Mr. Mustard - a Beatles tribute band! Concerts are held Friday evenings through August 15 in Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford (no concert July 4). We’ll feature a variety of great music throughout the season. Concerts begin at 7PM in June and July, 6:30PM in August. For a complete schedule, see our online Community Events schedule. Many thanks to our generous 2014 Summer Concert Series Sponsors: Doyle Chevrolet Subaru, Harris Beach Attorneys at Law, Messner Carpeting-Rugs-Flooring, Pittsford Federal Credit Union and Rotolite-Elliott.

For additional information, contact the Town of Pittsford Recreation Department at 248-6280.

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Public Info meetings 6/21 & 7/1/2014 for Athletic & Rec Initiative

Posted: 
June 19, 2014
Event Date: 
June 19, 2014

The next public information meetings will take place 6/21 and 7/1 regarding a proposed Community Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative.  The 6/21 meeting will be at 9AM in the Fisher meeting room of the Pittsford Community Library (24 State Street).  An additional meeting has been set for 7/1 at 7PM in the lower level meeting room of Town Hall (11 South Main Street).

The Community Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative consists of two components: improving Town athletic fields and constructing additional fields; and repairing and restoring the Town’s Paul M. Spiegel Community Center.  The public information meetings each will outline the proposed plans, cost and financing and provide an opportunity for public comments on the initiative. 

The Town of Pittsford has been working for the past two years on developing a solution to resolve issues related to unsatisfactory athletic field conditions stemming from overuse/excessive demand, the inability to take fields off-line to “rest” and regenerate, and grading/drainage issues while also addressing a need for improved handicapped accessibility to town athletic fields.   Over the past several years the Town also has been dealing with increasing maintenance issues at the Spiegel Community Center and the necessity to address the long-term needs of the building.  An overview of the Community Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative is below and additional information may be found in the following documents:

Pittsford Community Athletic Fields Improvement Project Summary

Pittsford Community Athletic Fields Improvement Project: Background Information

Athletic Fields Concept Drawings: Great Embankment Park, Hopkins Park, Thornell Farm Park, Willard Road property.

Spiegel Community Center Restoration and Improvement Project Summary

Athletic Fields

To address overuse and increased demand, needed offline time for field regeneration, grading/drainage issues, and handicapped access, the Town Board engaged LaBella Associates to assist in preparing a concept plan for the improvement and upgrading of the town’s athletic fields, with input from town staff, board members, community groups and the Pittsford Central School District.  The athletic fields plan takes into account information gathered and assessed by the Pittsford Central School District’s Athletic Fields Use study.  

The town’s athletic fields plan was developed in collaboration with the School District’s own fields upgrade project, which is currently underway; improvements to Town athletic facilities, in combination with the improvements at two Pittsford Central School District athletic fields, are being proposed to meet the overall current and future athletic fields needs of the Pittsford community in a cost-effective manner.  Various stages of the athletic fields preliminary plan were presented to Town Board, with opportunity for public questions and input, in 2012, 2013 and earlier this year (see Athletic Fields Improvement Project Background sheet for further details).

The proposed improvements to athletic fields support the Town’s commitment to providing high quality athletic facilities and offering increased access to playing fields for youth and adults throughout the community.  The project would improve athletic fields at the Town’s Great Embankment Park (631 Marsh Road), Thornell Farm Park (480 Mendon Road) and Hopkins Park (5 Barker Road) and create new fields at the Town’s Willard Road property.  The proposed improvements include constructing or reconfiguring athletic fields, playgrounds, parking areas, sidewalks, drainage and restrooms and providing increased handicapped accessibility.  A synthetic turf field with lights is also proposed at Thornell Farm Park.  A more detailed description of the project’s proposed elements can found on the Athletic Fields Improvement Project summary sheet.

“The major problem with existing fields involves intensity of use, which impedes adequate preventive and ongoing maintenance,” said Town Deputy Supervisor Jared Lusk, who has overseen the fields project from its inception, as the Town Board’s point person.  “In order to be in fit condition, athletic fields need to rest and regenerate.   Due to the level of demand, that doesn’t happen. This plan will help correct that problem, providing more fields, and correcting drainage issues that frequently take our fields off-line.  The upgrades will bring our fields to the standard demanded by current and anticipated use.”

Town athletic fields are used by a variety of youth sports leagues including those for football, baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse.  Teams need fields for practice times as well as games, therefore athletic fields in Pittsford are in high demand.  For example, Mustangs youth soccer includes 1,600 youth from ages 5 – 19, the Youth Lacrosse program in Pittsford serves 300 youth in kindergarten through 6th grade and approximately 200 junior high and high school youth, and the Pittsford Youth Football program involves six teams and six cheerleading squads. Adult sports leagues are also in need of field time.  The proposed plan for athletic fields improvements includes charging a field use fee to groups using the fields; currently the Town does not charge any usage fees.

Spiegel Community Center Restoration and Improvements

The Town of Pittsford is committed to providing safe, comfortable and enjoyable facilities for its residents.  After many years of deferred maintenance, repairs and improvements must be made to the Spiegel Community Center (35 Lincoln Avenue) in order to continue its role as the Town’s recreation center.  The proposed Spiegel Center Restoration and Improvement project includes repair and renovation of the building and its infrastructure, including the heating and cooling system, plumbing, the roof, the elevator and other items.  Exterior repairs and renovation of interior space is also proposed.  “We’re at the point where repairs and upgrades have to be made in order to keep this building open to public use,” said Town Supervisor Bill Smith.  “Doing this gives us the opportunity to bring the building’s appearance up to the standard of our other public facilities in Pittsford,” he continued. The Town has engaged Bero Architects as consultant on the project.  A brief description of the project’s proposed elements can found on the Spiegel Community Center Restoration and Improvement project summary sheet.

Cost and Finance

The entire Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative, comprising both the athletic field upgrades and improvements to the Spiegel Community Center, would be funded by two separate bond issues totaling $9.5 million, subject to approval of each bond issue by voters.    Should the Town Board decide to move ahead with the Initiative after the public information meetings conclude, the proposed projects and funding would be put to a public referendum for approval, likely to be scheduled for September of this year.

If Pittsford residents voted to approve bonding the complete initiative, in the amount of $9.5 million, the cost to the average home assessed at $272,500 would not exceed $67 per year for 15 years.  Looking at each of the separate components comprising that total, bonding for the athletic fields portion would be $6.0 million, representing a cost to the average home no greater than $47 per year for 15 years; bonding of the Spiegel Community Center restoration and improvements would be for $3.5 million, representing a cost to the average home no greater than $20 per year for 15 years.

Referendum

Upon completion of the public information meetings the Town Board will consider whether to move ahead with the Pittsford Community Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative; this decision most likely will be made at a Town Board meeting in July.  If the board decides to move ahead with a final plan, both the fields and the community center components of the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative will be submitted to Pittsford voters in a referendum anticipated to take place in September of this year (2014).  There will be two separate items in the referendum – one for the athletic field improvements at a cost of $6 million; the other for the Spiegel Community Center improvements and restoration at a cost of $3.5 million.  Therefore, voters would vote separately on each of the two components of the overall plan, with one vote on the field improvements and another on the Spiegel building improvements.

Public Information Meetings

Public information meetings regarding the concept plans for the proposed Athletic Fields Improvement Project, a preliminary plan for the proposed Spiegel Community Center Restoration and Improvement Project, and financing details for the overall Community Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative have been set for the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 12 – 7PM, Fisher Meeting Room at Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street
  • Tuesday, June 17 – 7PM, Pittsford Fire District Station #2, 465 Mendon Road
  • Saturday, June 21 – 9AM, Fisher Meeting Room at Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street
  • Tuesday, July 1 – 7PM, Pittsford Town Hall, 11 South Main Street - newly added meeting

Members of the public need only attend one meeting; each meeting will include a review of the proposed plans and provide an opportunity for public comment.

Pittsford Triathlon 2014 a Success

2014 Tri Logo
Posted: 
June 3, 2014

The Town of Pittsford's 11th annual Pittsford Triathlon was a great success! Approximately 280 racers participated in the 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike and a 3.3 mile run held Sunday, 6/1 at Thornell Farm Park. Congratulations to all of our participants, including our overall winners: Carl Johnston (male), Reem Jishi (female) and Team Ankenman (team). For links to results, see below:

Overall Results        Age Group Results        Team Results

Pittsford Project Updates

Town of Pittsford Supervisor's Updates

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PITTSFORD ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

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In order to facilitate snow removal Town of Pittsford winter parking restrictions are in effect November 15 through April 1 of each year. Parking of any vehicle on public roads – including state highways – is prohibited during this time in all areas within the town and outside of the village.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Main Facilities (see full department list & additional facilities below):

Town Hall, 11 South Main Street, Pittsford, NY 14534     Phone: (585) 248-6200

Spiegel Community Center, 35 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsford, NY 14534     Phone: (585) 248-6280

Supervisor Smith Announces Green Energy Funding for Town

Posted: 
October 31, 2018
Event Date: 
October 31, 2018

SUPERVISOR SMITH ANNOUNCES GREEN ENERGY FUNDING FOR TOWN OF PITTSFORD
As a “Clean Energy Community,” Town to use funds for EV charging & solar initiatives
Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith today announced the Town of Pittsford received a $50,000 Clean Energy Community grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the Town’s proposal entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction.” The Town became eligible for the funding when it was designated in 2017, by the State of New York, as a “Clean Energy Community.”  The Town earned the Clean Energy Community designation by completing “high impact” sustainability initiatives defined by the State and aimed at reducing energy use and carbon emissions, cutting costs and driving use of clean energy locally.
 
“Pittsford was proud last year, and remains proud, to be the first town of its size in Monroe County to earn Clean Energy Community designation,” said Town Supervisor Bill Smith. “This grant allows us to build on our strong record of green accomplishments.  It rewards our timing and planning in 2017 to qualify early as a Clean Energy Community, letting Pittsford in on the State grants. Together with our other forward-thinking initiatives, we’re working on continuous improvement for Pittsford, to make life for our residents even better than it is today.”

The Town’s proposal entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction” takes a multi-faceted approach to green energy, with community benefit at the forefront. Part of the $50,000 funding will support  the installation of a new EV (electric vehicle) charging station at the newly renovated Paul M. Spiegel Pittsford Community Center. This will be the Town’s second EV charging station.  The first was installed in the municipal parking lot behind the Pittsford Community Library in 2017. The charging stations are offered free of charge to users. The existing station has been used by hundreds of residents and visitors. Funds from the grant have also been allocated for the installation of solar panels on Town-owned buildings. The solar panels will make Town buildings more energy efficient and will reduce the Town’s energy costs, which in turn saves taxpayer dollars.

 “Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, communities in every corner of New York are realizing the benefits of clean and renewable energy in reducing operational costs and carbon footprint,” said Alicia Barton, President and CEO, NYSERDA. “Congratulations to the Town of Pittsford for taking control of its clean energy future and serving as a role model for communities across the state.”

Pittsford has a long history of policy commitments that benefit the environment, starting with its Greenprint plan in 1996.  Hailed as a national model for community conservation, it preserved nearly 2,400 acres of open space and agricultural lands. Among other green initiatives, the Town has adopted a law enabling Community Choice Aggregation as a sustainable and lower-cost option for electric power for Pittsford residents.  The Town is working on conversion of street lights to high-efficiency LED lights bulbs, and is exploring practicalities of a solar energy farm in the Town of Pittsford.

New York 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 (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.

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