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Bond refinancing saves over $428,000

Posted: 
May 7, 2009

At their meeting of May 5, the Town Board adopted a resolution authorizing the refinancing of the Purchase of Development Rights Bonds that were originally

issued in 1998 to preserve over 1,200 acres of agricultural lands. This action will save Pittsford taxpayers over $428,000, the equivalent of greater than $26,000 per year. The savings are a result of lower interest and the favorable Moody's Bond rating the town has achieved.

The original bonds issued in 1998 were in the amount of $7.5 million. The average interest rate was 4.7% over a term of 25 years.

The refinanced bonds will be in the amount of $5,535,000. The average interest rate will be 3.3% over a term of 15 years which means the total bonding period will remain the same.

Pittsford named to Top 100 list

Posted: 
April 20, 2009

The Town of Pittsford has been named one of "America's Top 100 Places to live for 2009." RelocateAmerica.com, a Web site that provides

relocating consumers & area residents with access to local community resources, recently released its annual list recognizing Pittsford as one of only two communities in New York State to receive this distinction.

Relocate-America's editorial team reviews nominations and selects the TOP 100 cities based on interviews with local leaders, feedback from residents and economic, environmental, education, crime, employment and housing data for the past year.

"With the increasing concern on our nation's economy and recovering housing market we approached this year's list with a different lens than in previous years. We concentrated on the outlook for future growth & ability to rebound in the communities that we selected" said Steve Nickerson, president and CEO. "We looked at the local government & the business leadership in each community as we considered this year's winners. We selected communities with visionary leaders, improving or thriving economies including housing & realization of "green" initiatives.

Town Supervisor Bill Carpenter said, "We are pleased and honored to be named one of America's top 100 places to live for 2009. Along with our residents and community partners including the village, the school district and local business-owners, we strive for excellence and succeed in being an outstanding place to live, work and play."

2009 RelocateAmerica's Top 100 Places to Live Award Winners:
(* denotes Top 10 overall)

ALABAMA KANSAS OKLAHOMA
   Enterprise    Manhattan    Jenks
* Huntsville    Olathe * Oklahoma City
   Vestavia Hills KENTUCKY * Tulsa
ARKANSAS * Lexington OREGON
   Conway LOUISIANA    Portland
   Harrison    Bossier City PENNSYLVANIA
   Hot Springs Village    Mandeville    Harrisburg
* Little Rock    Metairie * Pittsburgh
   Rogers MASSACHUSETTS SOUTH CAROLINA
ARIZONA    Westford    Greenville
   Goodyear MAINE    Spartanburg
CALIFORNIA    Portland SOUTH DAKOTA
   Riverside MICHIGAN    Sioux Falls
   Temecula    Hudsonville TENNESSEE
   Vacaville    Plymouth    Bartlett
COLORADO    Rochester Hills    Chattanooga
   Castle Rock MINNESOTA    Kingsport
   Grand Junction    Eden Prairie    Knoxville
   Highlands Ranch MISSOURI TEXAS
   Steamboat Springs    O'Fallon * Dallas
CONNECTICUT MISSISSIPPI    El Paso
   Trumbull    Clinton * Ft. Worth
FLORIDA MONTANA * Houston
   Lakewood Ranch    Great Falls    Katy
   Oviedo NORTH CAROLINA    Pflugerville
GEORGIA    Apex    Plano
   Augusta * Durham    San Antonio
   Gainesville    Fayetteville UTAH
   Peachtree City    Holly Springs    American Fork
   Savannah * Raleigh    St. George
   Suwanee NORTH DAKOTA VIRGINIA
   Valdosta    Bismarck    Arlington
IOWA NEBRASKA    Chesapeake
   West Des Moines    Lincoln    Chesterfield
   Dubuque NEW HAMPSHIRE VERMONT
   Emmetsburg    Lebanon    Montpelier
IDAHO NEW MEXICO WASHINGTON
   Boise *  Albuquerque    Seattle
   Idaho Falls NEW YORK    Snohomish
ILLINOIS    Ithaca    Spokane
   Bloomington    Pittsford WISCONSIN
   Chicago OHIO    Appleton
   Lombard    Columbus    Madison
INDIANA    Cuyahoga Falls    Stevens Point
   Columbus    Oberlin WYOMING
   Fishers      Wheeling
   Noblesville      Casper

Discover Pittsford's parks and trails

Posted: 
April 20, 2009

With spring in full bloom and our days getting sunnier, warmer, and longer, now is the perfect time to explore outdoors. Our town parks

offer hiking trails, paying fields, tennis, basketball and handball courts, a jogging and fitness loop, canal access, a launch site for canoes and kayaks, fishing, playgrounds, lodges and beautiful views of the community and our green spaces.

For a detailed description of Pittsford's town parks and amenities, click here.

Town and County partner to provide van for Pittsford Seniors

Posted: 
April 7, 2009

Town and County officials participated in a joint press conference at Pittsford's VanHuysen Senior Center, 3750 Monroe Avenue, on Tuesday morning, 4/7.

Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Carpenter, Deputy Supervisor Sandra Zutes, County Executive Maggie Brooks and County Legislator Anthony Danielle were on hand to unveil a new vehicle acquired with funding from the town and county.

The van, capable of carrying 12 passengers and equipped with one wheelchair accessible seat, will provide transportation to the county's Senior Nutrition Program site in Pittsford. The VanHuysen Senior Center, 3750 Monroe Avenue, is a host site for the county's "Lunch Club 60" program which provides an opportunity for seniors to share in a hot meal, partake in social activities, and receive nutrition screening, assessment, education and counseling.

For further information about the lunch club or to arrange for transportation to the Monday and Wednesday noon meal, call Pittsford Seniors at (585) 248-6235.

Pictured left to right:
Monroe County Legislator Anthony Danielle, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks,
Deputy Town Supervisor Sandra Zutes, Pittsford Srs. Executive Board President Jean Spiegel

3 residents named Pittsford Citizens of the Year

Posted: 
April 7, 2009

The town's 2008 Citizen of the Year honorees were recognized by Supervisor Carpenter and the Town Board during an award ceremony conducted at

the Pittsford Community Library on Tuesday evening, 4/7.

The Citizen of the Year Award, the town's top honor, is presented annually to an individual, or individuals, whose “hard work, generosity and dedication has improved the quality of life in our community.” Each of this year’s honorees has worked tirelessly and made significant contributions through his/her many hours of volunteer service. Each has shown extraordinary commitment, energy and effort in their particular field or towards achieving a particular goal.

Congratulations to Town of Pittsford 2008 Citizens of the Year:

Lisa Magguilli - Mother of twin boys and two daughters. Pittsford Schools volunteer, Girl Scout troop leader, community charities (Pittsford Food Cupbourd, Saints Place, Elizabeth Ministries, homeless shelter in East Rochester) and has served as Chair of the Saint Louis Church Parish Council.

Elynore Booth - Dear friend to many, benevolent neighbor, and dedicated community volunteer (Saints Place at St. Louis Church, School of the Holy Childhood, Breast Cancer Coalition, Seton Branch at St. May's Hospital), and former board member of St. Mary's Hosptial.

Patrick Mallery - Very active in Pittsford Rotary (past president and adult leader of Interact Clubs in Pittsford Schools), Special Olympics events and multi-year project at Rochester City School #36; retired Kodak.

Pictured left to right:
Lisa Magguilli, Town Supervisor Bill Carpenter, Elynore Booth and Patrick Mallery.

To view the names of Pittsford Citizen of the Year honorees (1987 to present), click here

Hon. John E. Bernacki takes seat on Town Court bench

Posted: 
April 14, 2009

John E. Bernacki, Jr. was sworn into office by Town Justice F. Robert Michel on Thursday evening, April 9. Bernacki will fill out the remaining term of Justice Michel

who recently announced his plans to retire after 22 years of dedicated service to the Town of Pittsford.

"We interviewed several capable and distinguished candidates for the position of Town Justice," said Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Carpenter. "Ultimately, John Bernacki stood out because of his experience as an attorney who has represented clients in every town and village court in Monroe County. John has also compiled a strong record of service to the Town of Pittsford, giving him a unique understanding of our community, our families, and our values."

A vacancy on the Town Board was created when Bernacki assumed his
duties as Town Court Justice. A candidate search process is underway to
fill his seat on the Board; an announcement of the name of the interim Town Council member is expected in May.

Newly installed Town Justice John E. Bernacki, Jr. was congratulated by family, friends
and co-workers, after being sworn into office by retired Pittsford Town Justice F. Robert Michel.
The induction ceremony took place in Pittsford Town Court, Thursday evening, April 9.

Town Justice Michel announces retirement

Posted: 
February 18, 2009

Pittsford Town Justice F. Robert Michel announced that he is stepping down from his post and will retire from public service. After a great deal of thought

and consideration, Michel has decided to vacate the position of Town Justice to spend more time with his family. Michel has served as Pittsford Town Justice for the past 21 years.

The Pittsford Town Board will appoint a qualified individual to serve out the remainder of Justice Michel’s term, which expires at the end of 2009. Supervisor Carpenter is actively seeking members of the Pittsford community who have experience in the legal profession and would like to serve as interim Town Justice.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to the Office of the Pittsford Town Supervisor, 11 S. Main Street, Pittsford, NY 14534, or e-mail him no later than Friday, 2/20 by clicking here. Inquiries should be directed to (585) 248-6220. Justice Michel’s retirement will be effective no later than the end of April 2009

Learn to Swim at the Town of Pittsford

Posted: 
July 8, 2009

There are several openings for swim classes at the Town of Pittsford in both group and private lessons.  All classes are taught by Pittsford Recreation

Aquatics Staff with programs held at the Sutherland High School Pool.  In group swim lessons, students will work toward their certification of Red Cross levels 1-6.  In level 6, students have the option of focusing in four specific areas.  These include: Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals to Water Safety, Fundamentals to Diving, Lifeguard Readiness and Fitness Swimmer.  These classes are offered in conjunction with the American Red Cross.  Students should bring both a towel and a swimsuit. 

To find out more details or to register, click here.

kids in swimming lesson

Fire hydrant winter maintenance

Posted: 
January 15, 2009

Please help keep hydrants clear of snow during the winter. Property owners, home owners and snow removal operators are asked to be aware of

the location of neighborhood fire hydrants and to assist in maintaining a 3-foot clearing. In an emergency, every second counts. Thank you!

Seasonal reminders | Parking and plowing

Posted: 
November 19, 2008

Parking on all highways, including the shoulder of the road, is prohibited from November 15 to April 1. Violators may be ticketed or towed.

Please keep the public right-of-way clear. When cleaning out your driveway, store the snow on your land only. Snow should not be pushed across or piled in the road or sidewalk.  Thank you!

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