Last Friday morning was our wakeup call that the winter season is just around the corner. As a reminder, snow plow rules are in effect in the Town of Penfield from November 15 through April 1. This means no parking is allowed on all roads and highways between 2:00 and 7:00 AM to allow DPW crews to safely and effectively maintain roads. Vehicles in violation of this rule will be towed at the owner’s expense. Thank you for your cooperation on this public safety matter. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Department of Public Works at 340-8710.
Also during the snow season, when necessary, letters are issued to homeowners to inform them that snow being removed from their property has been pushed across the roadway in violation of New York State law, causing a public safety hazard. Section 1219 of the Vehicle and Traffic law and section 214 of the Highway Law of New York State specifically prohibit placing snow, ice or other substance upon the highway, including pavement, shoulders, and ditches. These restrictions include pushing snow across a highway or into a cul-de-sac.
Many neighbors complain about violations of this law during the winter months. Failure to comply with these laws may result in tickets and fines from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Please help keep our roadways safe for all residents in our community by plowing, blowing or shoveling snow only onto your own property. If you contract with a snow plowing service please share this communication and ask them to ensure you are in compliance with the law.
Lodge reservations for 2018 will begin on Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00 AM. Customers may reserve a lodge on-line or in person. NO phone reservations will be taken. We highly recommend that reservations be made online at www.penfieldrec.org (choose Registration and Reservation). To do so, please make sure that you have an account set up BEFORE November 29 and that you familiarize yourself with the process. Popular dates go quickly on the first day. For questions or help setting up an account, please call our office at (585) 340-8655.
I was recently informed that the town received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $29,592 from Monroe County for LaSalle’s Landing Park Improvements. We will use the grant to help expand the parking lot area and provide a loop to the driveway so residents can swing in and drop off kayaks and canoes at the dock area. This park continues to be very popular for those who wish to launch with bay access. The broader master plan for this area includes bathrooms and a picnic shelter to be developed over the next several seasons.
The 5th annual Penfield Pizza Competition will be held on Saturday, November 18 in the gym at St. Joseph’s Church, 43 Gebhardt Road starting at 6:00 PM. This is a great effort between the town’s pizzerias and the Knights of Columbus Council at St. Joseph’s Church. It is a fun and tasty fundraiser for community programs including Coats for Kids and the Penfield Ecumenical Food Cupboard.
Participating pizzerias include All-Star, Guida’s, Mark’s, and Salvatore’s. The cost is $10/person or $22/family; however, if you bring a non-perishable food item you will receive the pre-sale price of $20/family. Come one, come all, to support your favorite pizzeria!
Do you have a television, computer monitor or other unwanted electronics to dispose of? Are you curious why you see TVs and PC monitors left at the curb after trash collection? That’s because of a New York State law that went into effect in 2015 that prevents trash collectors from bringing e-waste to landfills.
So what can you do with that old TV? This weekend you have the option to bring it to an electronics recycling collection on Saturday, November 18 from 9:00 AM to noon at Rush-Henrietta High School, 1799 Lehigh-Station Road. This rain or shine event is a drive-through drop-off—you can stay in your car and volunteers will unload your electronics! There is a limit of 4 CRT TVs per vehicle. The event is sponsored by Senator Patrick Gallivan and Sunnking; proceeds will benefit the Rush-Henrietta High School. Natural Helpers. Go to www.sunnking.com for details.
I recently learned that Nels Carman celebrated his 75th birthday last Tuesday. Nels coordinates the “Nels Carman Big Band Night,” is a driver for many of our senior day/van trips, chairs the Penfield Trails Committee, participates in the Daytime Education at Recreation (DEAR), and supports the Recreation Department in many other activities during the year. Nels, thank you for all your support and we wish you a very happy birthday!
Until next week be well and be safe!