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Notice – Town Board Special Meeting – 7/15/2020 6PM

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Special Meeting on July 15th, 2020 commencing at 6:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 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: 851 0399 9283, Password: 897125

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 – ZBA Meeting – 7/16/2020 7PM

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Regular Meeting on July 16th, 2020 commencing at 7:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 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: 826 4284 3747, Password: 896085

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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Notice – Planning Board Meeting – 7/13/2020 7PM

NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Regular Meeting on July 13th, 2020 commencing at 7:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 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: 895 4859 3420, Password: 645073

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 – Public Hearing – Local Law #3-2020 & Town Board Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a public hearing for Local Law 3-2020, Amending Chapter 132, Vehicles and Traffic, of the Code of the Town of Rochester, on July 6th, 2020 commencing at 6:30PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1. The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board will immediately follow the conclusion of the public hearing.

Persons wishing to appear at such public hearing may do so via phone by calling +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 894 4269 3865, Password: 171518 at 6:30 pm on June 6, 2020 or may submit comments prior to 4pm July 6 via phone (845) 626-7384 or email to kgundberg@townofrochester.ny.gov

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 device. The public may view the proceedings via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ or listen via phone by calling 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 894 4269 3865, Password: 171518

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 – Town Board Special Meeting 6/17/2020 6PM

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Town Law, the Town Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a Special Meeting on June 17th, 2020 commencing at 6:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 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: 865 1881 1328, Password: 572339

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 – ZBA Public Hearing 6/18/2020 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 June 18th, 2020 commencing at 7:00PM via videoconference and teleconference, consistent with NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 addressing the COVID-19 virus.
2019-07AV
Stecyk, Oleh
Area Variance
295 City Hall Rd./ SBL: 68.3-4-6/ R-2 District
Proposed Use: Deck
Applicant proposes 11’ Side Yard Setback in an R-2 district.

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: 842 7906 4895, Password: 019264 at 7:00 pm on June 18, 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: 842 7906 4895, Password: 019264

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/

Notice – Executive Order 01-2020

PDF VERSION: ExecutiveOrder01-2020.TownofRochester

EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 1-2020

WHEREAS, on March 07, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a State of Emergency throughout New York State relating to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020 the President of the United States declared a national emergency, beginning March 1 2020 in response to the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, April 12, 2020, and May 12, 2020, in order to preserve the public safety, security, well-being and health of the citizens of this municipality, Ulster County Executive Patrick K. Ryan proclaimed a State of Emergency for all of Ulster County; and

WHEREAS, the Governor, by and through his Executive Orders has identified and put forward a phased reopening plan and modified the previous suspension of certain business activity to allow limited activity including activity associated with the conduct of business outdoors, while still maintaining required closures and other restrictions; and

WHEREAS, during this state of emergency, the Governor has implemented numerous limitations on the food service industry intended to slow the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Governor has recently issued guidance permitting outdoor dining by the food service industry, subject to restrictions; and

WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Liquor Authority has put forth guidelines whereby certain business may open utilizing outdoor areas; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative to support the reopening and recovery of food service establishments to address the economic disaster caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, Section 24 of the Executive Law of the State of New York permits the suspension of any local laws, ordinances or regulations, or parts thereof subject to federal and state constitutional, statutory, and regulatory limitations, which may prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with a disaster or recovery therefrom subject to certain standards and limitations, and

WHEREAS, on June 9, 2020, Patrick K. Ryan, Ulster County Executive, issued Executive Order 19-2020 directing that to support the reopening of food service establishments and to cope with the economic disaster caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and subject to Federal, State, and Constitutional statutory and regulatory limitations, as well as State and County health and sanitary laws, rules, and regulations, all cities, towns, and villages within the territorial limits of the County of Ulster may reopen food service establishments pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Governor’s executive orders and related guidance; and further ordered that Cities, towns, and villages within Ulster County are encouraged to use their authority under Executive Law 24 to reopen such establishments without regard to the strict adherence to any local land use laws, rules, and regulations that would hinder the economic recovery of the food service industry; and further ordered that all cities, towns, and villages may request assistance from the County in connection with utilizing Executive Law 24 to support the reopening of food services establishments; and

WHEREAS, this emergency order is in response to the COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration, consistent with the requirements of NYS Executive Law Section 29-a, and is deemed a reasonable, temporary and prudent method to enable on-premises outdoor service of food and beverages at food service establishments in the Town of Rochester to operate consistent with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.38 and assist in the recovery from the disaster by mitigating the adverse economic impact that COVID-19 had and continues to have on such businesses;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL BADEN, Town Supervisor of the Town of Rochester, in accordance with the aforementioned and in furtherance of my statutory duties, do hereby direct the following:

ORDERED, that to support the reopening of food service establishments in the Town of Rochester and to cope with the economic disaster caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and subject to Federal, State, and Constitutional statutory and regulatory limitations, as well as State and County safety, health and sanitary laws, rules, and regulations, all food service establishments may reopen pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Governor’s executive orders and related guidance; and be it further

ORDERED, during this state of emergency, on-premises outdoor service of food and beverages at existing food service establishments as of the effective date of this Order shall be permitted where they are already approved to operate by right or by non-conforming use; and be it further
ORDERED, outdoor service of food and beverage shall be conducted only by such commercial businesses located on the site or may be extended to contiguous lots under the same ownership; and be it further

ORDERED, allowance of property for this use shall not establish a pre-existing use and such use shall cease upon expiration of this Executive Order, unless the food service establishment shall have previous approval; and be it further

ORDERED, all such uses shall be subject to any COVID-19 restrictions and limitations of State and local permitting agencies and guidelines that they may issue, including all State and local health department guidelines for service and social distancing and approvals as required by the State Liquor Authority; and be it further

ORDERED, the capacity of outdoor dining spaces shall be limited to no more than 50% of the seating capacity as determined by the certificate of occupancy of the existing business; and be it further

ORDERED, outdoor dining spaces may operate only during normal business hours provided, however, that no outdoor activities shall be open after 11:00 PM; and be it further

ORDERED, no further administrative approval or site plan or special permit, or any other local approval is required as long as the outdoor activity complies with all of the terms and conditions of this Emergency Order; and be it further

ORDERED, except as waived under this Emergency Order, all business operations must otherwise comply with all other state, local and Executive Orders issued by the Governor related to the sale of alcohol, health, and safety requirements; and be it further

ORDERED, this Executive Order shall take effect immediately and remain in effect for 5 (five) days pursuant to New York State Executive Law Section 24 or such five day periods as this order may be renewed or until all restrictions on the food service industry resulting from the Governor’s executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been repealed, revoked, or expired.

Signed this 15th day of June 2020, at Accord, New York

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Michael Baden, Town of Rochester Supervisor

Notice – Public Hearing – Local Law #3 2020 7/6/2020 6:30PM

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Rochester Town Board has scheduled a public
hearing for proposed local law # 3 of 2020 re: Vehicle and Traffic law for July 6, 2020 at 6:30pm
at the Harold Lipton Community Center 15 Tobacco Rd. Accord, New York 12404. Copy of said
proposed law is available in the office of the Town Clerk, 50 Scenic Rd, Accord, NY 12404 and
on www.townofrochester.ny.gov. The Regular July Town Board meeting will be held
immediately following the public hearing.

BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG
TOWN CLERK

LocalLaw3-2020

Notice – I.T. Request for Proposal

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Rochester Town Board is seeking sealed proposals
for information technology services. Copy of said proposal is available on
www.townofrochester.ny.gov and at the office of the Town Clerk, 50 Scenic Rd Accord, NY
12404. Proposals are due on or before June 30, 2020 at 12:00pm at the Town of Rochester Town
Clerk’s office PO Box 65 / 50 Scenic Rd Accord, NY 12404.

BY THE ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG
TOWN CLERK

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