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Notice – Planning Board Workshop Meeting – 6/28/2021 6:30PM

WORKSHOP MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Workshop Meeting on June 28,2021 commencing at 6:30PM at the Harold Lipton Community Center, 15 Tobacco Road, Accord, NY.
In-person attendance by the public is permitted or they may view the meeting proceedings via
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ
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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TOR News – Public Meetings Announcement

Beginning June 21st Town of Rochester meetings will return to in person at the Harold Lipton Comminity Center.

We will be following CDC guidelines of requesting unvaccinated individual wear a mask and social distance from other individuals. This will be self regulated and we will not be requiring vaccination proof. We will have seating set up to accommodate accordingly.

We will be continue to livestream meetings on the Town YouTube channel.

Thank you,

Mike Baden
Town of Rochester Supervisor
845/626-3043 office
845/663-4006 cellular
mbaden@townofrochester.ny.gov

Notice – Town Board Special Meeting 6/14/2021 5PM

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Special Workshop Meeting on June 14th, 2021 commencing at 5:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 and successors addressing the COVID-19 virus. The meeting will open in public meeting, however, will be held in executive session to discuss the employment of particular individuals. 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: 880 5869 1119, Password: 964272

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 – Bond Resolution 6/3/2021

BOND RESOLUTION DATED JUNE 3, 2021.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MILL HOOK ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN AND FOR THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER, ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK, AT A MAXIMUM ESTIMATED COST OF $150,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $150,000 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID TOWN TO PAY THE COST THEREOF.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the total voting strength of the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, Ulster County, New York, as follows:
Section 1. Mill Hook Road bridge replacement, including costs incidental thereto, in and for the Town of Rochester, Ulster County, New York, is hereby authorized at a maximum estimated cost of $150,000.
Section 2. It is hereby determined that the plan for the financing of the aforesaid maximum estimated cost is by the issuance of $150,000 bonds of the Town, hereby authorized to be issued therefor, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law.
Section 3. It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid specific object or purpose is twenty years, pursuant to subdivision 10 of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law. It is hereby further determined that the maximum maturity of the bonds herein authorized will not exceed five years.
Section 4. The faith and credit of said Town of Rochester, Ulster County, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable. An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year. There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property in said Town, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.
Section 5. Subject to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of the bonds herein authorized, including renewals of such notes, is hereby delegated to the Supervisor of said Town, the chief fiscal officer. Such notes shall be of such terms, form and contents, and shall be sold in such manner, as may be prescribed by said Supervisor, consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law.
Section 6. All other matters except as provided herein relating to the bonds herein authorized including the date, denominations, maturities and interest payment dates, within the limitations prescribed herein and the manner of execution of the same, including the consolidation with other issues, and also the ability to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, shall be determined by the Supervisor, the chief fiscal officer of such Town. Such bonds shall contain substantially the recital of validity clause provided for in Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law, and shall otherwise be in such form and contain such recitals, in addition to those required by Section 51.00 of the Local Finance Law, as the Supervisor shall determine consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law.
Section 7. The validity of such bonds and bond anticipation notes may be contested only if:
1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which said Town is not authorized to expend money, or
2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of publication of this resolution are not substantially complied with,
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.
Section 8. This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150 2. Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.
Section 9. Upon this resolution taking effect, the same shall be published in summary form in the official newspaper of said Town designated for such purpose, together with a notice of the Town Clerk in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.
Section 10. This resolution takes effect immediately

Notice – Town Board Special Meeting 6/16/2021 6:30PM

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 June 16, 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: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 889 9473 9682, Password: 922659

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 Meeting 6/1/2021 6:30PM

NOTICE of MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Workshop Meeting on June 1st, 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.

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: 869 2485 3720 Password: 106956

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/

Notice – Planing Board Public Hearing 6/14/2021 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 for the following matters at its meeting on June 14, 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.
Public Hearing/Continued Application
Denise Ross # 20/441 (Owner & Applicant)
Major Subdivision 77.2-2-29.214

The applicant is proposing a lot line improvement in an approved subdivision on an approved private road (Twenty Acre Lane). Tax Map 77.2-2-29.214 currently 14.37 acres proposes to convey and combine 4.52 acres, to improved parcel 77.2-2-29.215. Resulting acreage of 77.2-2-29.214 after revision will be 9.85 acres. There is no proposed change in use. The parcels are in the AR-3 zoning district. Both lots meet the required development standards to qualify as a lot line improvement in an AR-3 Zoning District.

SEQRA: TBD
Persons wishing to be heard at such public hearings may do so in two ways;

1. via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 820 8862 9296, Password: 953551at 7:00 pm on June 14th, 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: 820 8862 9296, Password: 953551

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/

Distribution of Notices:

Shawangunk Journal, May 28, 2021 Edition
Kathleen Gundberg, Town Clerk
Mary Lou Christiana, Town Attorney, Via Email

Bounding Owners within 500’ of 68.1-2-45.100 : (See backside of paper)

Notice – Town Board Special Meeting 5/24/2021 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 Workshop Meeting on May 24th, 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. The meeting will open in public meeting, however, will be held in executive session to discuss the employment of particular individuals. 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: 880 4759 3156, Password: 299085

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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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – Rondout Valley Central School

Vaccination Clinic – Rondout Valley Central School

Rondout Valley Central School will be hosting a first-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic on May 14, 2021 from 2pm – 6pm at the High School back gym. No appointments are required, however a permission slip must be filled out (see link below).

This is open to students and adults 12 and older. Ages 12-15 require accompaniment by an adult and a permission slip being filled out. Ages 16 and older require accompaniment by an adult OR a permission slip.

Pfizer Clinic 5-13-21

vaccine-consent-form-4.29.21-1919

Ash Tree Arts Festival 6/5/2021 7AM-5:30PM

Ash Tree Arts Festival

June 5, 2021
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Along the Rail Trail by Rochester Town Hall,
Scenic Drive, Accord

Tree trunk sculpting on more than 20 ash trees, whittler’s circle, live music,
history information tables.

BYO tools and wheelbarrow. Chainsaw work stops at 11 a.m.
Hike in to see works in progress in the afternoon.

To sign up for a tree, email event chair Deb Medenbach, dmedenbach@gmail.com.

Free admission for both woodworkers and spectators.

ATAF 2021 Poster