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Posted on August 12, 2019 at 10:18 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
This past week Town Board members Deputy Supervisor Patti Cataldi and Barry Deane attended the graduation of four new Webster Police Officers!
As in past years, the Webster Town Board has found that the best way to keep our Webster Police force at current staffing levels is for the town to put police candidates into the Police Academy for nine months and then three months of field training. By doing this we are able to choose officers from the Webster and surrounding areas that meet the qualifications and standards of being a Webster Police Officer.
This past Friday Kyle Arseneau, Matthew Coppa, Tessa Frate, and Robert Snook officially graduated from the Police Academy, as they all passed the academy training requirements and field training with another Webster Police Officer present.
The Webster Town Board has found that advocating for new police officers in this manner instead of always looking for transfers from other police departments is the most beneficial and cost-effective way to replace Webster Police Officers that retire or leave our ranks.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Kyle, Matthew, Tessa, and Robert, and welcome them to the Webster Police Department! On behalf of the Webster community, we wish you a safe and long career here in Webster.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection
The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES), the Town of Webster and the Town of Penfield has joined forces to hold an appointment only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection. This collection will take place at the Webster Highway Department, 1005 Picture Parkway, on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Most HHW (paint, flammables and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards.
To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections. Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until September 13th. To schedule an appointment, Webster residents call 872-1443 (Monday–Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.); Penfield residents should call 340-8710 (Monday–Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.), OR go on-line to http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw to schedule your appointment. This Household Hazardous Waste collection is open to all Monroe County residents. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted per appointment at no charge:
Oil-based & Latex Paint (for 1/3-gallon or less of latex paint: discard lid, add kitty litter, let dry, place can in trash)
Wood Stain & Preservatives
Automotive Fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering and transmission fluids)
Pesticides & Fertilizers
Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)
Household Cleaners (liquid soaps & waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)
Pool & Photo Chemicals
Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
Syringes/Sharps (safely packaged)
PLEASE Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); Pharmaceutical wastes, Propane tanks (permanent HHW facility only), cans with dried paint (if it rattles when shaken – remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); everyday alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash).
If residents are unable to take advantage of this one day HHW collection, the County offers other collections throughout the year. For more information, or for business waste disposal options, call DES at 753-7600 (option 3), or go on-line at www.monroecounty.gov/hhw
As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald W. Nesbitt
Posted on August 5, 2019 at 8:35 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
For residents who haven’t been following the story line of the construction of the new County Max at the corner of Ridge and Hatch, you may be surprised to see the fallen trees and landscape dirt being moved around the last couple of weeks.
The history here is that Ridge Road is the commercial corridor of the Town of Webster, and this piece of land has been commercially zoned for over 30 years. Three gentlemen purchased the property in 2001, and have paid Town, School and County taxes on the land ever since.
An opportunity came along for them to sell the property to County Max, and to put a store on land that is zoned commercial in the Town of Webster. It went through the town process at the Planning Board level and received approval months ago. They also needed approval from New York State because of wet lands on the property. After recently meeting those New York State requirements, they were given permits to start construction.
Now the social media speculation has begun, and misinformation often takes over. To clarify, this project went through the proper process to get the required permits and necessary approvals. This land was never deemed as open space, or "forever wild," which is not a term that exists in our Town code.
At no time could the Town of Webster or the Town Board have stopped this construction from happening because it was properly zoned commercial, and the Town of Webster never owned the property.
The land had a Ron Seitz for-sale sign on it for at least ten years and no one wanted to purchase the land to preserve it or to pay the taxes on the land. The gentlemen who owned it for years sold it to County Max, who contacted them to build one of their new prototype buildings here in Webster.
The Town is always looking to preserve more open space for our residents. However, this parcel was in a commercial area, and not very conducive to a park or trails.
So that’s the story. There were no back room deals, and the process took place right in front of the Planning Board. All Planning and Zoning Board meetings are shown on Cable channel 1303 and streamed on the Town's website every Tuesday night for residents to watch. The process was transparent and open to anyone who had questions or concerns. Many neighbors did attend these meetings to voice their opinions and questions to the Planning Board and the developer.
If you ever have a question about what is happening around town or what is taking place with a certain piece of property, the best way to find the accurate answer is to contact town hall or my office. Additionally, the Planning and Zoning Board meeting agendas are always posted on the Town's website, along with our Facebook and Twitter pages. The Town of Webster is transparent, we follow the law, we follow the Webster Town Code, and always strive to bring the best possible projects to Webster.