Supervisor’s column April 2, 2018
At the March 28th Town Board meeting, the board passed a resolution extending the moratorium and prohibition of public golf course redevelopment within the Town of Penfield. The moratorium is in effect through March 31, 2019. (The Town Board held a public hearing regarding the moratorium extension on March 21, 2018.)
The moratorium extension serves two key purposes. Most importantly, it will support the efforts of the Town’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update Committee as it works with staff and outside consultants to review and address residential, commercial, and recreational properties; the status and progress of the new Mixed Use District; infrastructure; multi-modal connectivity; sustainability; aging in place for elders; medical services; schools; rezoning opportunities; and new zoning districts. The extension will also cover the gap in the March 30, 2018 moratorium expiration and the expected mid- to late-April closing date for the Town’s purchase of the former Shadow Pines property.
It is important to note that Shadow Lake & Racquet Club remains in normal operations serving its customers with 27 holes of golf, racquet sports, a first class restaurant, and banquet facilities to meet your all your needs for weddings, graduations and more. As you have heard me say in the past, healthy businesses makes for a healthy community, please support the Shadow Lake & Racquet Club.
Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Spring Electric Car Show that will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. Most current models will be available for inspection; owners and a number of dealers will be in attendance to answer questions. Ownership of electric vehicles continues to grow across this region and within the town. Additionally, a number of cars “converted” to electric will be on hand for inspection. I hope to see you there, it is always a very informative program.
The last Penfield Symphony Orchestra concert of the season entitled “A Little Russian” will be held Monday, May 7 at 7:30 PM at the Penfield High School Auditorium. A concerto will feature the Young Artist Competition winner. Free rides to the concert are available from Lifespan by calling 872-0774. Please call a minimum of two weeks prior to the concert. For more information go to www.penfieldsymphony.org.
Our Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee recently met with the Monroe County Recycling Team to receive an update on programming. They would like to remind residents to NOT recycle grocery and retail bags, newspaper bags, produce bags, bread bags, air pillows, case wrapping, and food storage bags in curbside bins/blue boxes. Instead, please take your plastic bags, wraps, and film to a grocery store or other retailer that accepts this material for recycling. All of these materials cause problems to the recycling machinery. Before recycling remove labels, tape and adhesive strips. For more information please log on to www.plasticfilmrecycling.org.
The next Flapjack Saturday Community Fundraiser sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Penfield (FBP) will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at 1862 Penfield Road. FBP invites you for delicious pancakes, pure maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage and more…all for just $5.00 per person. April proceeds will go directly to benefit the Shepherd Home. This two-bed comfort care facility in our community provides hospice care to the terminally ill in a way that cherishes the dignity of each individual in their last weeks of life. So bring the whole family, meet up with friends or make new ones. Fellowship Hall is handicapped accessible and the breakfast is outstanding! Visit www.fbpenfield.org for more details.
I would like to thank the three recent guest columnists for providing residents with a lot of great information: Eric Tait, Director of Public Works; Jim Costello, Director of Development Services; and Chris Bilow, Director of Recreation. One of the things that makes my job easier and very rewarding is the caliber of the employees at the Town of Penfield. We have great employees in all departments who are professionals dedicated to supporting our residents each and every day. Thank you to Eric, Jim, and Chris and all the rest of our team members for your service to Penfield.
Until next week be well and be safe!