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The snow plow season is quickly coming upon us!

As a reminder, in order for a mailbox to survive snow removal operations, it must be properly situated, constructed and maintained. Click here for the USPS regulations https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm. Mailbox access is also the responsibility of the owner to maintain. Check your mailbox and post annually for proper height and sturdiness. If you can wiggle the mailbox or post, it most likely will not survive many more snowstorms. You may also contact my office with any questions or concerns.

We also would like to remind residents that it is unlawful to plow/move snow across any public road. If snow is placed in the roadway the individual doing so becomes legally liable. Snow left on the roadways may create a hazard and cause damage to a vehicle. In addition, we would also like to remind our residents not to leave garbage bins too close to the roadway or park on the roadways during snow events. It is very difficult to navigate around such obstacles. Vehicles that are parked and unattended may be towed at the owner’s expense.
Although we do our very best to maintain the roadways during inclement weather, please use extreme caution while navigating the roads.

NOTICE OF HEARING – Planning Board 11-13-2017 7PM

NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a public hearing at its meeting on November 13th, 2017 commencing at 7:00PM, at the Town of Rochester Community Center, at 15 Tobacco Road, Accord, NY, on the following matter:

2017-07 SUP
Special Use Permit – Agricultural Processing Facility
Belliman LLC (owner) and Applestone Meat Co (applicant)
Proposes change of use to a USDA licensed Agricultural Processing Facility with retail storefront
5010 State Route 209, SBL 77.1-1-24.131, B and AP Overlay zoning districts

The above noted application is open for inspection at the offices of the Town Clerk and the Planning Board, Accord, NY.

Persons wishing to appear at such hearing may do so in person or by attorney or other representative.

LEGAL NOTICE: Tree Trimming/Removal Bid

LEGAL NOTICE:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Rochester Town Board is seeking sealed bids for tree trimming
and removal for the Town of Rochester Highway Department. Specifications for said bid are available at
the Town Clerk’s Office 845-626-7384 and www.townofrochester.ny.gov. Bids are due no later than
12/05/2017 at 10am at the office of the Town Clerk PO Box 65 Accord, NY 12404/ 50 Scenic Road where
they will be opened and read aloud. The Town Board has the right to reject any and all bids.
BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG
TOWN CLERK

SPECIFICATIONS OF TREE TRIMMING BID:

The Town Board is requesting tree trimming and removal for the Town of Rochester Highway Department. Bidders are required to provide the following information:

a. All bids must be accompanied by a non-collusive bidding statement.
b. Rate per tree per diameter.
c. Rate for chipping.
d. Rate for stump grinding.
e. Proof of anti-drug and alcohol misuse plan.
f. Abstract of driver license and driving record.
g. Copy of Insurance naming the Town of Rochester as certificate holder, $ 1,000,000 coverage.
h. Proof of compensation coverage.
i. By mutual agreement, this contract may be extended by one year.

Any specific questions regarding the bid can be answered by the Highway Department 845-626-7221

LEGAL NOTICE – Election Day Closures

The Town of Rochester will be closed Tuesday 11/7/2017 & Friday 11/10/2017, HOWEVER the Transfer Station will be open Tuesday 11/7/2017 & Saturday 11/11/2017.

Election Polling Sites open from 6 am -9pm

District 1 & 5 Accord Firehouse
District 2 Town of Rochester Courthouse
District 3 Rochester # 2 Firehouse
District 4 Alligerville Firehouse

Any questions you can contact Board of Elections at 845-334-5470

LEGAL NOTICE – Subject to permissive referendum Airport Rd.

LEGAL NOTICE:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, Ulster County,
New York, at a special meeting held on the 1st day of November 2017, duly adopted the
following Resolution, subject to a permissive referendum..
Resolution # 113-2017:

The Town Board approved entering into an option/lease agreement with Borrego Solar System,
Inc. for property located at Airport Road and designated tax map parcel 69.3-2-41.100 for the
purpose of development of a solar facility.
Such resolution is subject to permissive referendum as provided by Article 7 of NYS Town law.
A copy of the lease agreement is available at the office of the Town Clerk.
BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG
TOWN CLERK

LEGAL NOTICE – Subject to permissive referendum Route 209

LEGAL NOTICE:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, Ulster County,
New York, at a special meeting held on the 1st day of November 2017, duly adopted the
following Resolution, subject to a permissive referendum..
Resolution # 111-2017:

The Town Board approved entering into an option/lease agreement with Borrego Solar System,
Inc. for property located at 6140 Route 209 Kerhonkson, NY 12446 and designated tax map
parcel 76.1-3-17 for the purpose of development of a solar facility.
Such resolution is subject to permissive referendum as provided by Article 7 of NYS Town law.
A copy of the lease agreement is available at the office of the Town Clerk.
BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG
TOWN CLERK

Planning Board Public Hearing – CANCELLED

NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the public hearing for the application below scheduled for November 13th 2017 at 7:00PM, has been cancelled until further notice. If you have any question please contact the Planning Board Office at 845-626-2434 or torpbzba@gmail.com.

2017-04 SUP
Special Use Permit – Large-Scale Solar System
Town of Rochester (owner) and PV Engineers, PC (applicant)
Proposes a change of use and new construction on a ±30-acre parcel
Off Airport Rd., SBL 69.3-2-41.1, R-5 zoning district, Adjacent to Ulster County Ag District #3
SEQRA: Type I Action, Neg. Declaration, 7/6/2017