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- Supervisor's column April 4, 2017

Recently, the Penfield Rotary Club and sponsors Paychex and Advantage Federal Credit Union hosted the sixth annual “Service-above-Self Recognition Awards.” Local businesses, professional offices, organizations, schools, and churches that serve the Penfield community are asked to nominate an employee to receive this outstanding customer service recognition.

I am pleased to announce that Steve Orsini, Assistant Recreation Director, was one of this year’s award recipients. He has been with the Town of Penfield for 27 years, providing outstanding recreation opportunities to our residents. Steve consistently makes Penfield residents his first priority—I have never known him to put his own needs before those our community. He is a team player who provides exceptional service and embraces community spirit in all he does. If you attend any of the Penfield Amphitheater & Kiwanis Stage music series or send your children to our summer camp program, you will see Steve quietly making sure everything is running smoothly and that everyone is enjoying their experience.

On behalf of the town board and the entire Penfield community, I want to thank Steve for all he does for Penfield residents and congratulate him on receiving this prestigious award. Great job Steve!   

The Penfield Trails Committee will host their next free guided hike at Channing H. Philbrick Park this Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 AM. Come celebrate Daniel Penfield's selection of "The Hollow" as the best mill site in all 97,000 square miles of the Genesee lands in 1795. Participants should meet at the kiosk on the north side of the bridge. Look for the hike signs. The hike is free; however, participants are asked to register by calling 340-8655.

Our Planning and Engineering department recently launched a new interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) “Viewer” available to the public on the department’s maps webpage.

Our town planners and engineers use this tool to manage, analyze, and present information about a specific area or address. GIS technology is powerful because it organizes many types of data into layers that analysts can query to create complex maps or reports for information sharing, planning, and decision making purposes. The Viewer can easily be used on computers and most mobile devices.

Once inside the Viewer, users (residents, engineers, surveyors, realtors, educators) may take a “digital tour” of the Town of Penfield with a wealth of data layers and information at their fingertips. They can build custom reference maps using various page layouts, data layers, and aerial imagery base-maps. Built-in widgets appear as buttons on the screen to support easy parcel searches. When using the “print” widget, the Viewer will produce a PDF of the user’s map and its selected data layers that may be saved or printed. 

If you have any questions about this tool please contact Engineering & Planning Department staff at 340-8640 or

In continued celebration of 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in New York State, the Penfield Library and Local History Room invite you to a second “SuffraTEA” scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at 2:00 PM in the Senior Lounge. Joining us for tea and delectables will be Susan B Anthony and her sister, Mary. Miss Anthony has prepared a wonderful presentation and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to sit and visit with us for this very special hour. Susan B. Anthony will be portrayed by Susan Berardi, a talented local re-enactor with the 140th NY Infantry Civilian group.

I would like to close this week’s column by thanking all of the members of our DPW and other staff members who helped to support our residents during the recent wind storm and following significant snow storm. Our employees worked around the clock clearing roadways to assist emergency and utility crews and Penfield residents. We are fortunate to have quality personnel that can handle any emergency. Great job team, thank you!

Until next be well and be safe.









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