Shadow Pines update…There are several items to be aware of this week. First, I will hold an informational meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13 in the Town Hall auditorium at 7:00 PM. This presentation will include an overview of the history from when Shadow Pines ceased golf operations in December 2015 up to February 2018; voting information including a review of the two propositions, who is eligible to vote, and absentee ballots; financing and costs to taxpayers; and potential short- and long-term future uses of the property. Maps of the property and ballot information will be on display for everyone to review. Specific questions may be submitted ahead of the meeting by going to http://www.penfield.org/Golf_The_Shadows.php. Questions will also be taken at the meeting following the presentation.
Secondly, for those who are not registered voters and would like to vote in the special election on February 27, there will be a registration event this Wednesday, February 14 from 12:00 to 6:00 PM to be held at the Town Hall in the rotunda.
There has been information in the news over the past six-plus months regarding odors from the High Acres Landfill in Perinton. My office has only received a few calls from residents impacted in Penfield and I have shared that information with Perinton. I understand that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has a hotline (585-226-5414) to report odors from the landfill. The odors predominantly have been reported from the southeastern portion of Penfield.
This winter has been very hard on many of the roadways throughout the town with the amount of frost in the ground due to the cold temperatures, followed by short periods of mild weather, and followed yet again by another round of extreme cold. Our DPW is working closely with the NYSDOT and Monroe County DOT to document problems and damage. We have been providing cold patch repairs for potholes; this is a temporary fix only until the weather gets warmer and asphalt plants open for the season. To report a pothole, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and give a detailed location or you may call 340-8710 to speak with the office or leave a voice message.
Please note…February Break Adventure Camp with EarthWorks Institute has reduced the price of the camp to just $200 for a full week and the registration period has been extended. This camp is primarily outdoors and kids will enjoy stalking through the woods, finding animal tracks, stories, warmth by the fire, making a primitive debris hut, and more adventures. However, there is an indoor facility available should the weather be extreme. This camp is open to all youth ages 8-12. It will be held at Harris Whalen Park and runs February 19 to 23, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (there is also an extended care option from 2:30 to 4:30 PM). Register at www.penfieldrec.org or visit the Rec office at the Penfield Community Center. For more information on EarthWorks Institute, please visit https://earthworksinst.org.
The Penfield Public Library is also offering a number of programs during the winter break week (February 19 to 23) for our youngest residents. For more details please go to www.penfieldlibrary.org.
As the days are getting longer and spring seems to be a bit closer, many people are more interested in getting out and about. The Bri-Pen Senior Rides program continues to look for “hero drivers” to take residents from Penfield and Brighton to appointments, religious services, etc. If you have some spare time and would like to help out a fellow resident, please call 340-8674 for more information. Thank you in advance for considering to volunteer some of your valuable time.
Over the next several weeks I would like to recognize our sponsors who support the publication of our Pen-Rec Recreation Brochure—without them we would not be able to provide this quality information to our residents. To begin, I would like to recognize Hong Wah Chinese Restaurant, 1802 Penfield Road. Hong Wah is the Chinese Restaurant Foundation’s top 100 overall excellence award winner. Our local businesses do so much to support our community, please support them…healthy businesses make for a healthy community!
Until next week, please enjoy the stretch of milder weather!