I would like to start the week with a few reminders as we begin our first full week of business under Phase One of New York Forward.
As I shared in my May 14 update, today marks the first day of APPOINTMENT ONLY business for the Town’s Building Department to support construction-related business allowed in Phase One. This includes residential building projects, 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. During Phase One, 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.
See details regarding the Town of Penfield’s process and requirements under Guidelines for NYS Phase One reopening on the home page of www.penfield.org or go directly to http://www.penfield.org/index.php?bShow=356518127&cat=10.
The Penfield Town Court has asked me to share that as of Monday, May 18, the court remains closed to the public. However, the office is now staffed and they are able to assist you by phone or email only. Please leave a voicemail at (585) 340-8623 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . They will respond to your inquiry within 48 business hours.
The following instructions were published on the Penfield Town Court web page today:
If you received a notice for a court date in May please disregard that notice. Pursuant to a directive from NY Chief Administrative Judge Marks all court sessions remain suspended until at least after May 30. As this date may change, we are currently unable to confirm your next court date or reschedule any court dates.
All payment due dates are extended until court is back in session.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU MAY:
1) CONTACT YOUR ATTORNEY
2) GO TO www.nycourts.gov FOR UPDATED COVID-19 COURT NEWS FROM NYS
3) CALL THE NY COURTS HOTLINE 1-833-503-0447
May 17-23 is the 46th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. I visited the team over at Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance (PVEA) this morning and thanked them, on behalf of the Penfield residents, for all they do to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. This group of dedicated volunteers is among the front line medical heroes providing day-to-day lifesaving services as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be sure to thank and support them in their work. We can all show our respect for the PVEA and all EMS practitioners by wearing face masks, observing physical distancing rules, and following CDC guidelines to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Have you registered for Monroe County’s symptom tracker? It only takes a few seconds to register and respond each day. By participating, you will contribute useful data to help monitor our community’s health and help the health department understand COVID-19 patterns. Data will determine how our region moves forward with Phase One and then on to Phase Two. If you would like to participate go to ROCCOVID.org. You can read more about this project at https://www.monroecounty.gov/?q=node/9396.
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