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Property tax deadline today; extended office hours 8am-6pm

Posted: 
February 10, 2015

Town Clerk office hours are extended today (Tuesday, 2/10) for tax payment purposes, 8AM - 6PM; 10-minute parking available behind Town Hall.

The interest-free Town and County property tax payment deadline is today (Tuesday, 2/10); first installments or full payments of your Town and County property taxes are due at this time. To assist taxpayers, the Town Clerk has extended office hours, for tax payments only, from 8AM to 6PM on Tuesday, 2/10. For residents paying property tax bills at Town Hall (11 South Main Street), 10 minute parking will be available in the parking lot behind the building today (Tuesday, 2/10).

First installment payments and full payments can also be paid at Canandaigua National Bank, 18 State Street, through today (Tuesday, 2/10) only. Full (interest-free) payments can be made online via the Town’s website today (2/10) using Visa and MasterCard only; please note there is a 3% fee to use this service. Click the link to pay online. Please also note: If you are paying your tax bill with an online bill pay (electronic banking) system through your bank, please be aware that your bank still generates and mails a paper check to the Town and it may take as long as two weeks or more to reach the Town offices. This type of mail is no longer stamped with a USPS postmark. Therefore, the Town can only consider your payment received on the date it is physically received in our office.

Town/Village cooperation wins grants for canal-side improvements

Posted: 
December 16, 2014

In a news conference on December 16, Town of Pittsford Supervisor Bill Smith and Pittsford Village Mayor Bob Corby announced that each municipality had won New York State Regional Economic Council Grant funding for canal-related projects. The Town won $177,250 toward funding for a new Town-Village collaborative public park and preserve along the north side of the Erie Canal near the western Town-Village line and the Village won $50,000 for a Bicentennial Commemorative Pavilion at Schoen Place on the canal.

The new park and preserve’s location, on adjoining Town-owned and Village-owned parcels, had been identified in a 2010 Town study as a site for municipal buildings and residential development. Earlier this year, Supervisor Smith and Mayor Corby met to revisit options for the area. They shared a unified vision for preserving the space instead as a community park and nature preserve.

“Preserving the natural beauty of this unique environment and opening it for the enjoyment of the community represents the best and highest purpose for this land,” Supervisor Smith said. “Plans center on a nature trail through the property, allowing visitors to enjoy the environment of wetland and woods. The nature trail will connect two existing recreational pathways in Pittsford, the Erie Canal Path and the Auburn Trail.”

“It is so rare to have an opportunity to provide a natural open space of this caliber right in the heart of the community,” said Mayor Corby. “We are very fortunate to have such a resource. I’ve received a lot of resident input over the years about the importance of preserving open space. The Town’s park initiative will help us better define the options for the adjoining Village land.”

The Village’s project at Schoen Place will construct an Erie Canal Bicentennial Commemoration Pavilion on the former site of a canal-side gas dock. A shaded seating area on the water, the pavilion will contain information about the canal’s history and the importance of canal revitalization and preservation in Pittsford. “In keeping with preserving the character of the area, the pavilion design reflects the agricultural style of the mill buildings on Schoen Place. Both the park and pavilion projects are finishing touches to canal-area development in Pittsford,” said Mayor Corby. “Being canal-side is such a wonderful experience in Pittsford” added Supervisor Smith. “The new pavilion will be a great place for folks to relax and enjoy the area.”

A preliminary concept plan for the Erie Canal Park and Preserve project has been completed. The Town will next begin work with design and engineering consultants to determine all elements of the project plan and will address additional funding needs for the project. The project design phase is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015 and construction is targeted to begin by the fall of 2015. The park and preserve is expected to open in the spring of 2016.

A concept drawing for the Canal Bicentennial Commemoration Pavilion has been completed. The Village expects project design to be completed by spring of 2015 and construction to be under way by fall of 2015.

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Last Resident Budget Input meeting Weds., 7pm at Library

Posted: 
October 28, 2014
Event Date: 
October 27, 2014

Wednesday, 10/29 at 7pm at the Pittsford Community Library is the final of four interactive public budget sessions set by the Town Board to gather recommendations and comment from residents about the Town budget for 2015. These meetings are offered in addition to the annual public budget hearing, which is scheduled for November 5. See the list below for meeting times and locations. Click these links to view the 2015 Budget Memo from Supervisor Smith and the Town's 2015 Proposed Operating Budget.

Budget Public Input Meetings

  • Saturday, Oct. 18: 9:00 - 11:00am Town Hall Meeting Room
  • Friday, Oct. 24: 7:00 - 9:00pm Town Hall Meeting Room
  • Monday, Oct. 27: 7:00 - 9:00pm Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29: 7:00 - 9:00pm Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room

“The Town Board members and I feel very strongly that the Town’s budget should reflect those projects and services our residents support and consider important,” said Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith. “We want to expand the opportunity for discussion beyond the traditional single public hearing. To draft a budget is to make choices. We need residents to help us make these important choices by making their views clear during these interactive budget sessions.”

The proposed 2015 budget will include the athletic fields improvement project, an expense that voters approved in September’s referendum. The budget will accommodate as well state-mandated costs such as the increase in the minimum wage and increased pension contributions, and additional expenses consequent to those state-mandated costs.

The Town administration has completed a preliminary budget for 2015. It is available on the Budget page of the Town website.

Resident Budget Input meeting tonight, 7pm at Library

Posted: 
October 27, 2014
Event Date: 
October 27, 2014

Tonight (Monday, 10/27) at 7pm at the Pittsford Community Library is the third of four interactive public budget sessions set by the Town Board to gather recommendations and comment from residents about the Town budget for 2015. These meetings are offered in addition to the annual public budget hearing, which is scheduled for November 5. See the list below for meeting times and locations. Click these links to view the 2015 Budget Memo from Supervisor Smith and the Town's 2015 Proposed Operating Budget.

Budget Public Input Meetings

  • Saturday, Oct. 18: 9:00 - 11:00am Town Hall Meeting Room
  • Friday, Oct. 24: 7:00 - 9:00pm Town Hall Meeting Room
  • Monday, Oct. 27: 7:00 - 9:00pm Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29: 7:00 - 9:00pm Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room

“The Town Board members and I feel very strongly that the Town’s budget should reflect those projects and services our residents support and consider important,” said Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith. “We want to expand the opportunity for discussion beyond the traditional single public hearing. To draft a budget is to make choices. We need residents to help us make these important choices by making their views clear during these interactive budget sessions.”

The proposed 2015 budget will include the athletic fields improvement project, an expense that voters approved in September’s referendum. The budget will accommodate as well state-mandated costs such as the increase in the minimum wage and increased pension contributions, and additional expenses consequent to those state-mandated costs.

The Town administration has completed a preliminary budget for 2015. It is available on the Budget page of the Town website.

Resident Budget input meeting this Friday, 7pm

Posted: 
October 20, 2014

This Friday, 10/24 at 7pm at Town Hall is the second of four interactive public budget sessions set by the Town Board to gather recommendations and comment from residents about the Town budget for 2015. They are offered in addition to the annual public budget hearing, which is scheduled for November 5. See the list below for meeting times and locations. Click these links to view the 2015 Budget Memo from Supervisor Smith and the Town's 2015 Preliminary Operating Budget.

Budget Public Input Meetings

  • Saturday, Oct. 18: 9:00 -11:00am Town Hall Meeting Room
  • Friday, Oct. 24: 7:00 - 9:00pm Town Hall Meeting Room
  • Monday, Oct. 27: 7:00 - 9:00pm Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29: 7:00 - 9:00pm Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room

“The Town Board members and I feel very strongly that the Town’s budget should reflect those projects and services our residents support and consider important,” said Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith. “We want to expand the opportunity for discussion beyond the traditional single public hearing. To draft a budget is to make choices. We need residents to help us make these important choices by making their views clear during these interactive budget sessions.”

The proposed 2015 budget will include the athletic fields improvement project, an expense that voters approved in September’s referendum. The budget will accommodate as well state-mandated costs such as the increase in the minimum wage and increased pension contributions, and additional expenses consequent to those state-mandated costs.

The Town administration has completed a preliminary budget for 2015. It is available on the Budget page of the Town website.

Resident Budget input meeting is Saturday

Posted: 
October 16, 2014

This Saturday, 10/18 is the first of four interactive public budget sessions set by the Town Board to gather recommendations and comment from residents about the Town budget for 2015. The Town Board has scheduled these meetings for October 18, 24, 27 and 29. They are offered in addition to the annual public budget hearing, which is tentatively scheduled for November 5. See the list below for meeting times and locations.

Budget Public Input Meetings

  • Saturday, Oct. 18: 9:00 -11:00am Town Hall Meeting Room
  • Friday, Oct. 24: 7:00 - 9:00pm Town Hall Meeting Room
  • Monday, Oct. 27: 7:00 - 9:00pm Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29: 7:00 - 9:00pm Pittsford Community Library, Fisher Meeting Room

“The Town Board members and I feel very strongly that the Town’s budget should reflect those projects and services our residents support and consider important,” said Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith. “We want to expand the opportunity for discussion beyond the traditional single public hearing. To draft a budget is to make choices. We need residents to help us make these important choices by making their views clear during these interactive budget sessions.”

The proposed 2015 budget will include the athletic fields improvement project, an expense that voters approved in September’s referendum. The budget will accommodate as well state-mandated costs such as the increase in the minimum wage and increased pension contributions, and additional expenses consequent to those state-mandated costs.

The Town administration is completing its preparation of a preliminary budget for 2015. It is expected to be submitted and made available on the Town website www.townofpittsford.org by Thursday, October 16.

Pittsford Community Library Photo Challenge is underway

Posted: 
October 1, 2014
Event Date: 
October 1, 2014

The Pittsford Community Library is commemorating National Arts and Humanities month in October with a “Photo-a-Day” challenge.  Take a photo that fits each listed theme and post it to Instagram or Facebook – all you need is a tablet or a phone with a camera and to Like the Library on Facebook or follow the Library on Instagram.  Participants who post a photo for all the daily themes will be entered into a prize drawing for a $25 eGift Card to Barnes & Noble. All photos must be submitted by midnight, 10/31.  For more information and to participate, click HERE.

(Click on the image to enlarge it)

Community Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative

Community Athletic and Recreation Facilities Initiative Background Information

For current information about the Community Center Project, please see the COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT PAGE

Find Athletic Fields project vote results HERE.

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Athletic Fields Project funding vote is Sept. 16

Posted: 
August 20, 2014
Event Date: 
September 16, 2014

The Pittsford Town Board has set a public referendum date for September 16, 2014 to enable residents to vote on the board’s proposal to bond $6 million toward financing improvements to town-owned community athletic fields.  Click HERE to view the Bond Financing Resolution.

The proposed Community Athletic Fields Improvement Project seeks 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-owned athletic fields.

The bonding vote on the project will be held on Tuesday, September 16 from 7AM – 9PM at King’s Bend Park (170 Jefferson Road). All those U.S. citizens age 18 and over who have been a Pittsford (town or village) resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote date are eligible to vote; prior voter registration is not necessary but proof of residency - government ID (valid driver’s license or passport) and a mail item showing resident’s address within the required time period -  is required for unregistered voters. 

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 Community Athletic Fields Improvement 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. 

Detailed project information, including the bond financing resolution, the project summary and background information, and concept drawings of the fields can be found on the Athletic and Recreation Facilities project page of the Town of Pittsford website or viewed in the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall, 11 South Main Street.

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