At the town hall we are wrapping up our first week of working under Phase 2 procedures. The week went smoothly as staff returned to their physically distanced and shielded workspaces. To be sure, It’s a different experience as we wear masks, make phone calls to each other instead of visiting, and conduct virtual meetings where possible. Strict cleaning regimens are in place and we are using plenty of soap, water, and hand sanitizer.
For the safety of all, public access to the town hall is by appointment only with individual departments, no walk-ins. In some cases people only need to drop off documents to the town hall; that’s easy to do at the east entrance where a security guard will receive your materials. If you need town hall services please begin by calling the department directly (phone numbers are at www.penfield.org ). Staff will assist you and try to take care of your needs remotely. If that’s not possible they will make an appointment and explain procedures.
Although access to the town hall is limited, our attention to your needs is complete. Staff is working at other town facilities but buildings remain closed to public access until we move into future phases. We will keep you posted. For details, see the facilities and services matrix under COVID-19 Community Resources at www.penfield.org.
A reminder...the Penfield Art Association’s Spring Show and Sale begins online starting June 7. The public is invited to enjoy more than 50 paintings by 29 artist members. If you have never seen their exhibits in person, this virtual gallery experience may be your first glimpse at the abundant talent in our area. Visit the show and sale at www.penfieldartassociation.com and share the link with family and friends. Need a wedding, graduation, father's day gift this summer? Consider giving a gift of art to mark the occasion. You are likely to see some familiar Penfield scenes among the work.
The Spring Show and Sale show is one of three annual exhibits presented by the Penfield Art Association. Formed in 1963, the Penfield Art Association today has more than 80 members from throughout the Rochester area. The organization is open to artists of all skill levels and people interested in the two-dimensional visual arts. If you’ve tried your hand at painting while social distancing and discovered it’s something you enjoy, perhaps you would like to become a member. of the PAA. For more information, visit www.penfieldartassociation.com.
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