I have a few items to share today.
We were just starting to publicize our annual spring National Drive Electric Week car show when New York on Pause began. We never did fully get the word out, but just in case you did hear about it, the May 2 car show has been canceled. This shouldn’t be a surprise, I just wanted to be sure to pass that along. We look forward to hosting this popular event in the future.
I also want to let you know that although we will soon raise the shell at the Penfield Amphitheater & Kiwanis Stage, all music and events scheduled for June are canceled. We will evaluate the rest of the season as we go and follow health department directives.
You may have heard in yesterday’s news cycle that the Monroe County Department of Motor Vehicles is suspending all Mobile DMV units for the remainder of 2020. The county is reviewing its operations to determine how DMV services will return in a way that adapts to physical distancing practices.
That was all news about what is not happening. So what is happening? We all continue to work together for the safety and health for all in our community. We are wearing our face coverings and keeping our distance from one another to limit COVID-19 spread, calling our neighbors to see if they are in need of any help, supporting the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf, and being creative with how we connect to our loved ones.
At the Town level, most departments continue to work remotely. Planning, Engineering, Zoning, and Code Enforcement departments continue appropriate field work. DPW is working half-and-half shifts, and we are all making plans to get back to work in new ways once that is allowed. Currently, New York on Pause is in place through May 15. We look forward to an update from the Governor’s office as to what’s next. When we are back in full force and open to the public you can expect new procedures to be in place at Town facilities for the safety of all.
Find COVID-19 resources at www.penfield.org. Direct questions or concerns to the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at (585) 753-5555 or COVID19@monroecounty.gov
Stay home, stop the spread, save lives,
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain