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- Supervisor's column February 25, 2019

I hope everyone came through this weekend’s significant wind event with minimal impact to their property. RG&E and the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) did an excellent job communicating with the media, towns, and villages regarding available resources to support communities impacted by this event. Hundreds of line and tree crews were brought in from other parts of New York and out of state to support local crews and minimize the amount of time that residents were without power. We will continue daily conference calls with RG&E and Monroe County until all power is restored across the county. If you are still without power or have other hazardous electric or gas situations, please contact RG&E directly at 1-800-743-1701.

The AARP/Tax Aide service is once again offering FREE income tax return preparation to seniors once a week on Wednesdays at the Penfield Community Center, by appointment, through April 3. The goal is to provide FREE services for low to moderate income households with an emphasis on assisting seniors 60 and older. (Please note that AARP membership is not required). To make an appointment you must call 340-8655, ext. 0.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Notary Public or do you need a refresher on Notary Law and the duties/responsibilities afforded to you? If so, this comprehensive class on the Notary Public License Law is for you! The class will provide all the information necessary to pass the Notary exam, ways to shield yourself from liability in the execution of your duties, and will cover appointment, testing, and renewal policies and procedures. You must be at least 18 years old to attend the two classes on March 4 and 11 from 6:30 to 8:30PM at the Pittsford Community Center, room 206, 35 Lincoln Ave. in Pittsford. The fee is $50.00/person.

The next “Out to Lunch Club” van trip is scheduled for March 6 when the group will travel to the Maple Tree Inn, Angelica, for the 56th season of pancakes at their best! Enjoy Cartwright’s Buckwheat Pancakes topped with fresh maple syrup along with maple sundaes. The fee is $26.00/person and includes transportation and pancakes. The van departs the Penfield Community Center at 9:30 AM and returns at approximately 2:30 PM.

A reminder from DEAR…Daytime Education at Recreation, wisdom at its finest hour! Please check out pages 36 – 42 in the Winter/Spring 2019 edition of the Pen-Rec brochure or go online at We are excited to offer classes and lectures to our consortium of lifetime learners. Join the national movement to learn and share life experience with others, exploring the multitude of FREE programs available through the Recreation Department, you will not be disappointed!

Be sure to check out the many Penfield Public Library programs sponsored by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library for our youngest residents. Librarian Bunny Brinkman and her staff are very creative with their program offerings, please take a moment to go online at to review and register.

A last reminder for the next Penfield Trails Committee scenic trek to be held on Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 AM to noon at the Shadow Pines property. Meet at the parking lot near the Clark House and look for the hike signs.

Important dates and events in history: February 25, 1913 – the 16th Amendment is added to the Constitution – this amendment allows the federal (United States) government to levy (collect) an income tax from all Americans, other taxes, such as taxes on houses or other property are considered “direct” taxes by the Constitution and would have to be divided back among the states; February 26, 1951 – the 22nd Amendment is added to the Constitution – this amendment limits the president to only two four-year terms in office. Before the 22nd amendment, presidents traditionally served two terms, following the example of George Washington. This led to the 22nd amendment, which was passed by Congress in 1947 and ratified by the states by 1951; February 27, 1869 – the 15th Amendment is passed by Congress – this Amendment to the Constitution granted African-American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."  

Until next week, be well and be safe!


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