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- GUIDELINES FOR NYS PHASE I REOPENING IN PENFIELD

OFFICIAL NOTICE FROM THE TOWN OF PENFIELD

R. Anthony LaFountain, Supervisor

GUIDELINES FOR NEW YORK STATE PHASE I REOPENING IN PENFIELD

~EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020~

PENFIELD, N.Y., MAY 14, 2020 — In accordance with the terms of New York State’s Phase I reopening guidelines, beginning May 18, 2020 the Town of Penfield will support the resumption of building construction activities. This includes projects for residential building, contractors working on behalf of residents, and developers. 

Construction projects include new builds, remodels, sheds, decks, pools, fireplace inserts, and other actions that require permits and inspections from the Town of Penfield Building Department. The Building Department consists of building inspectors, the fire marshal’s office, and code enforcement officers.

Although Phase I directives permit the resumption of construction activity, TOWN FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

To accommodate construction business with the Town, all interactions with the Building Department will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO WALK-INS will be allowed.

The Town is enforcing physical distancing and hygiene protocols for the safety of employees and visitors and is strictly limiting the number of visitors to the town hall. The following procedures are in place to assist with construction projects:

To begin/resume a project call or email the Building Department (585) 340-8636 (9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Mon–Fri) or building@penfield.org to discuss your project. 

Staff will determine your needs and direct you to online or in-person resources. If you do not need an appointment but want to drop off plans or documents call the department for instructions.

If your needs require a visit to the town hall, staff will schedule an appointment.

When you come to your appointment:

  • YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING
  • Do not bring additional people with you
  • Use east entrance only
  • A security guard will log you in and ask basic health/symptom screening questions
  • The security guard will announce your arrival to department
  • Unless otherwise instructed, you will go to the second floor for your appointment  (stairs or elevator)
  • When done, you will log out and exit the building using the same door  

During Phase I, only the Building Department may schedule appointments. All other business with the Town will continue to be managed remotely by phone, email, or website until further notice. 

The Town of Penfield is committed to observing all directives and guidelines set forth by federal, state and local agencies. Our mutual cooperation and enforcement is the single most important thing we can do to help keep our community strong and protect the safety and welfare of our community, our employees, and all who do business with the Town. 

Please contact the Building Department at (585) 340-8636 or building@penfield.org with any questions. 

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.




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