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Legal Notice – Town Board Meeting Schedule

LEGAL NOTICE:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Pursuant to Town Law Article IV §62, that the Town Board 2021

Regular Town Board meeting shall be held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the

Harold Lipton Community Center, 15 Tobacco Road, Accord, NY 12404 Jan. 7, 2021; Feb. 4,

2021; March 4, 2021; April 1, 2021; May 6, 2021; June 3, 2021; July 1, 2021; August 5, 2021;

Sept. 2, 2021; Oct. 7, 2021; Nov. 4, 2021; and Dec. 2, 2021.

Notice – Request For Proposal -Smoke/Fire/Alarms

INVITATION FOR PROPOSAL

The Town of Rochester hereafter called (Town) is publicizing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals for SMOKE & FIRE ALARM, DESIGN, INSTALLATION, & MONITORING (Contractor). The Contractor shall provide the Services based on the services specified in the Request for Proposals document.

INTENTION of TOWN
The Town is seeking proposals from qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced companies to provide Smoke & Fire Alarm design, installation, and monitoring to support the Town’s needs. We encourage companies to submit the most comprehensive proposal possible offering the highest quality of service.

EXPECTATIONS OF CONTRACTOR
The Town of Rochester is seeking a fully designed, installed, and continuing monitoring services for a smoke and fire alarm system at 50 Scenic Road, Accord, NY 12404 for the Highway Garage and the Town Hall. The Highway Garage should utilize Rate of Rise sensors. The Town Hall should utilize Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors. All NYS Fire & Building Codes Must Be Adhered To. A non-collusion form (attached) must be signed by a representative of the contractor and returned with the proposal.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE
1 electronic media response to this RFP must be emailed to the below-named person at the above-named email address no later than 2:00pm Wednesday February 3, 2021. Proposals will be opened on Wednesday February 3, 2021 at 2:00pm.
No Hand delivered or mailed proposals will be accepted.

Kathleen Gundberg, Town Clerk
PO Box 65,
50 Scenic Road,
Accord, NY 12404.
845) 626-7384.
kgundberg@townofrochester.ny.gov.

CONTACT INFO FOR QUESTIONS
Michael Baden 845-626-3043 mbaden@townofrochester.ny.gov
CONTACT TO SCHEDULE A SITE VISIT Monday – Friday 9:00am-2:00pm
Jeffrey Frey 845-626-7221
CONTRACT TERMS
The term of the resulting contract shall be in effect for an Initial Term of two (2) years, commencing upon operation of the system. The successful bidder will be required to finalize contract signing within 45 days of notification of offer of contract. Completion of installation shall be no more than 60 days upon signature of contract, unless extended by mutual agreement.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENT
Commercial General Liability Insurance
$1,000,000 per occurrence/ $2,000,000 aggregate.

Workers’ Compensation and N.Y.S. Disability
Statutory Workers’ Compensation, Employers’ Liability and N.Y.S. Disability Benefits Insurance for all employees.

Automobile liability
$1,000,000 per occurrence

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Town of Rochester currently maintains one location requiring services at 50 Scenic Road, Accord, NY 12404. The Highway Garage and Town Hall are abutting buildings, however there is no interconnection of each area.

Town Hall – 2816 sq ft
5 Offices
3 Records Storage Areas
1 Closet Storage
1 Utility Room
2 Bathrooms

Highway Garage – 10,106 sq ft (includes walkup storage)
2 Offices
2 Open Garage Truck and Equipment Areas

COMPENSATION
The Contractor shall submit the pricing broken into 3 distinct and separate components.
1. Design
Please include all costs involved to the Town for the design of a complete and working system.
2. Installation
Please include all costs for a complete and working installation of the system.
3. Monitoring
Please include either a monthly or preferably a yearly fee for the monitoring of the system on a 24/7 basis.

Notice – Town Board Special Meeting 1/14/2020 6PM

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Special Meeting on January 14th, 2021 commencing at 6:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and successors addressing the COVID-19 virus. Due to public health concerns, in-person attendance will not be permitted, however the public will be fully able to observe the meetings via computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device.

The public may view the meeting proceedings via
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 845 2257 0205, Password: 427144

The video and teleconference will be recorded, and a transcript of the meeting will be made of the meeting. Town Board meeting agendas will be available online in advance of the meeting at http://townofrochester.ny.gov/agendaminutes/town-board-agendas/

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Notice – Planning Board Public Hearing – 1/11/2021 7PM

NOTICE OF HEARING AND MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a public hearing for the following matters at its meeting on January 11th, 2021 commencing at 7:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and successors addressing the COVID-19 virus.
PB-2020-10 SBD
Jason Gnewikow & Jeffrey Madalena (Owner & Applicant)
Minor Subdivision
The applicant proposes a two lot subdivision of the lands at 412 Whitfield Road, Accord, NY S/B/L 69.1-1-2.200 +/- 20.17 acres. Proposed lot one of +/10.58 acres and proposed lot 2 of +/- 9.59 acres. Lot one has an existing single family dwelling, well and septic. Lot two will need new well and septic. The parcel contains a small amount of Ulster County Habitat Core Lands along the interior which are not proposed to be disturbed. The parcel is wooded, may contain wetlands and contains steep slope lands. The parcel abuts the Town of Marbletown and is in the R-2 (Low Density Residential) Zoning District

PB-2020-09 SBD
Craig and Allison Williams (Owner & Applicant)
Minor Subdivision
The applicant proposes a two lot subdivision of the lands at 533 Old Kings Highway, Accord, NY S/B/L 77.1-2-24.100 +/- 30.7 acres. Lot one of +/- 8.625 acres and lot 2 of +/- 22.070 acres. Lot one has an existing single family dwelling, well and septic. Lot two will require new well and septic and is proposed to be accessed by a shared driveway with lot one. The shared drive will require an area variance for the access setback from the garage on lot one and a use variance for the construction of an accessory structure in the absence of a primary structure. The parcel is wooded and open lands, flat to gentle slope. The parcel is in the AP Overlay District, adjacent to Ulster County Ag District lands, contains prime farmland and farmland of statewide importance, a pond and limited Ulster County Habitat Core Lands. The parcel is in the AR-3 (Residential Agriculture) Zoning District

PB 2020-05 SPA
Site Plan Approval 140-29 (B) (2) Type B action
American Tower Corporation (owner), Allison Hebel, agent (applicant) on behalf of AT&T d/b/a Cingular wireless PCS
Proposes equipment upgrade consisting of the replacement of six (6) antennas, six (6) RRVs, adding three (3) additional RRV’s , adding one (1) surge protector and equipment associated with the aforementioned, on existing wireless facility. No changes to tower height or footprint are proposed. Type B action by code: “replacement, alteration or modification of existing transmission equipment or a telecommunications structure or the colocation of transmission equipment on an existing wireless telecommunications facility which constitutes an ‘eligible facilities request’ action as defined by the FCC”. Site access is at 6140 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY, S/B/L 76.1-3-17,(‘sand mine solar farm’ ± 67 acres). Area of equipment ± 3,000 sq feet (0.07 acres), in the AR-3 (Residential Agriculture) zoning district.

PB 2020-07 SBD
Chad Burns (Owner & Applicant)
Minor Subdivision
The applicant proposes the division of two vacant conforming lots (on one tax map S/B/L 67.-1-56 but with two separate deeds) into four lots: parcel 1 +/- 2.29 acres parcel 2 +/- 2.3 acres parcel 3 +/- 2.0 acres and parcel 4 +/- 2.88 acres. All parcels have required 50’ road frontage and are located at Upper Cherrytown Road, Kerhonkson, NY; are in the R-2 ((Low Density Residential) zoning district and contain gently sloping or flat woodlands/cleared lands. The proposed lots contain farmland of statewide importance and the rear of proposed lot 4 fronts the Mombaccus Creek

Persons wishing to appear at such public hearings may do so in two ways
1. via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID:823 9532 6419, Password: 251555 at 7:00 pm on January 11th, 2021 where further instruction will be given
2. via email to btetro@townofrochester.ny.gov until 4pm on the day of the meeting

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, Due to public health concerns, in-person attendance will not be permitted, however the public will be fully able to observe the meetings via computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device. The public may view the meeting proceedings via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID:823 9532 6419, Password: 251555.

The video and teleconference will be recorded, and a transcript of the meeting will be made of the meeting. Planning Board meeting agendas will be available online in advance of the meeting at http://townofrochester.ny.gov/agendaminutes/planning-board-agendas/

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Notice – Assessor’s Office – Exemptions

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SENIOR CITIZEN AND DISABLED PERSONS EXEMPTIONS

The NY State Legislature has recently passed legislation which waives the requirement for property
owners who are receiving the Senior Citizen and Persons with Disabilities and Limited Income
Exemptions from filing Renewal Exemptions for the 2021 Assessment Roll. Since you do not
need to file a renewal application, your Exemptions for 2021 will be the same as the 2020
Exemptions. If there has been a reduction in your income you do need to file the Renewal Application
so that you can receive a greater reduction in your taxes. If you have any questions, please contact
the assessor’s office at 845-626-0920.

Notice – Town Board 2021 Organizational Meeting 1/4/2020 6:30PM

2021 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING NOTICE and MEETINGS LOCATION CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold the 2021 Organizational Meeting on January 4th, 2021 commencing at 6:30PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and successors addressing the COVID-19 virus. Due to public health concerns, in-person attendance will not be permitted, however the public will be fully able to observe the meetings via computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device.

The public may view the meeting proceedings via
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 847 9790 5646, Password: 243413

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Workshop Meeting on December 29th, 2020 commencing at 6:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and successors addressing the COVID-19 virus.

The public may view the meeting proceedings via
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 854 1554 2061, Password: 056266

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Monthly Business Meeting on January 7th, 2021 commencing at 6:30PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and successors addressing the COVID-19 virus.

The public may view the meeting proceedings via
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 883 8118 3093, Password: 197350

The video and teleconference will be recorded, and a transcript of the meeting will be made of the meeting. Town Board meeting agendas will be available online in advance of the meeting at http://townofrochester.ny.gov/agendaminutes/town-board-agendas/

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Notice – Justice Court COVID-19 Information

*NOTICE TO ALL LITIGANTS AND DEFENDANTS

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER Courthouse IS LIMITING PUBLIC ACCESS.  THE COURTHOUSE IS STILL OPEN AND ACCEPTING

PAYMENT FOR FINES AND CONDUCTING CERTAIN IN-PERSON ARRAIGNMENTS.  effective december 9, 2020, ALL OTHER COURT MATTERS ARE ADJOURNED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 Wednesday court nights are cancelled. 

IF YOU WERE DIRECTED TO APPEAR OR ATTEND COURT DURING THIS latest CLOSURE, YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR YOUR ABSENCE UNLESS THE COURT HAS NOTIFIED YOU INDIVIDUALLY THAT YOUR ARRAIGNMENT, I.E. FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE THE JUDGE, WILL BE HEARD IN-PERSON.  IN THE MEANTIME, VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW TICKET HOLDERS ARE GIVEN THE OPTION OF CONTACTING THE TOWN PROSECUTOR FOR POSSIBLE DISPOSITION OR WAITING TO BE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN PERSON IN COURT.   PLEASE CALL THE COURT FOR MORE INFORMATION

 If your address or phone number has changed, please WRITE TO the Court At P.O. BOX 167, KERHONKSON, NY 12446 so it can update its records and communicate with you about future court dates.

 YOU WILL BE CONTACTED WITH A NEW COURT DATE ONCE THE COURT REOPENS AND RESUMES REGULAR COURT SESSIONS. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A NEW COURT DATE WHEN COURT REOPENS, PLEASE CALL THE COURT AT (854) 626-2522. 

Please check the Town Of Rochester website for additional information and updates as New York State’s response to the Coronavirus unfolds.  WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS EFFORT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) TO OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY.

Notice – Planning Board Public Hearing/Meeting 12/14/2020 7PM

NOTICE OF HEARING AND MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a public hearing for the following matters at its meeting on December 14th, 2020 commencing at 7:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and successors addressing the COVID-19 virus.
PB 2020-06 amended SBD
Olga Byrne (Owner & Applicant)
Minor Subdivision
Applicant proposes a minor subdivision into three lots of the parcel S/B/L 60.3-2-2.510 +/- 23.8 acres located at 2002 Queens Highway, Accord, NY with access by a shared driveway. The current shared driveway is to be abandoned so that it no longer serves the adjacent parcel
60.3-2-51.120 as well as the proposed three lot subdivision.
Proposed lots: Lot one of +/-9 acres, lot two of +/- 4.9 acres and lot three of 9.9 acres. Parcel is in the R-2 zoning district. Parcel is flat to sloping woodlands and contains a named stream (Gray Creek), ACOE wetlands, and Ulster County Habitat Core Lands.

Persons wishing to appear at such public hearings may do so in two ways
1. via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 833 5772 5056, Password: 186944 at 7:00 pm on December 14, 2020 where further instruction will be given
2. via email to btetro@townofrochester.ny.gov until 4pm on the day of the meeting

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, Due to public health concerns, in-person attendance will not be permitted, however the public will be fully able to observe the meetings via computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device. The public may view the meeting proceedings via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 833 5772 5056, Password: 186944

The video and teleconference will be recorded, and a transcript of the meeting will be made of the meeting. Planning Board meeting agendas will be available online in advance of the meeting at http://townofrochester.ny.gov/agendaminutes/planning-board-agendas/

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Notice – ZBA Public Hearing/Meeting – 12/17/2020 7PM

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE AND HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Rochester, will hold a public hearing for the following matters at its meeting on December 17th, 2020 commencing at 7:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and successors addressing the COVID-19 virus.
2020-06AV/UV- Craig and Allison Williams
Area Variance and Use Variance
533 Queens Hwy./ SBL: 77.1-2-24.100/ AR-3 District
Proposed Use: Create one additional residential building lot (2-lot subdivision). Access strip to new lot will encroach side yard setback at existing garage.
Area Variance Required: side yard setback. Garage is proposed at 30’ 6” from line, 40’ is required.
Use Variance Required: Constructing an accessory structure without a principal structure on premises.

Persons wishing to appear at such public hearings may do so in two ways
1. via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 847 7174 0518, Password: 245939 at 7:00 pm on December 17, 2020 where further instruction will be given
2. via email to btetro@townofrochester.ny.gov until 4pm on the day of the meeting

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, Due to public health concerns, in-person attendance will not be permitted, however the public will be fully able to observe the meetings via computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device. The public may view the meeting proceedings via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 847 7174 0518, Password: 245939

The video and teleconference will be recorded, and a transcript of the meeting will be made of the meeting. Zoning Board of Appeals meeting agendas will be available online in advance of the meeting at http://townofrochester.ny.gov/agendaminutes/zoning-board-of-appeals-agendas/

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