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News – Memorial Day Ceremony Weather Update – 5/27/24 1PM

Memorial Day Ceremony Weather Update

The Memorial Day Ceremony plans have been modified due to the forecasted rain.

The outdoor events have been canceled, including the parade. Instead of the outdoor events, the Town of Rochester and the Accord Fire District will hold a joint ceremony at the Accord Firehouse starting at 1:00 pm to commemorate the day, followed by a brief Memorial Garden planting following, weather permitting.

News – Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade – 5/27/24 12Noon

Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

The Town of Rochester will hold a remembrance ceremony at 12:00 Noon at Veterans Park, Accord Town Hall on Monday May 27.

A parade will follow beginning at 1:00pm, hosted by the Accord Fire District. The parade route will be Town Hall to Scenic Road to Main Street Accord ending at the Firehouse. A ceremony will follow there to conclude Memorial Day ceremonies.

Notice – Accord Fire District – Expend Funds From Repair Reserve Fund

RESOLUTION OF THE ACCORD FIRE DISTRICT TO EXPEND FUNDS FROM THE REPAIR RESERVE FUND
Whereas, the Fire District has resolved to make repairs to the property and grounds of the Fire District, including repairing or replacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC”) units, repairing or repaving blacktop surfaces, and conducting miscellaneous general upkeep and repairs to the existing Fire District building; and,

Whereas the Fire District estimates that the total costs of the above-referenced projects will be $159,000.00; and,

Whereas the Fire District maintains a Repair Reserve Fund that was created for the purpose of making repairs and existing Fire District property and grounds; and,
Whereas, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Fire District have determined that the $159,000.00 of proposed repair projects can be paid for utilizing the Repair Reserve Fund; and,
Whereas, spending reserve funds requires that the resolution to expend the funds be subject to permissive referendum;

NOW THEREFORE, upon motion made, seconded and discussion held, and subject to permissive referendum, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Accord Fire District RESOLVE as follows:

1. The Fire District shall be permitted to utilize the Repair Reserve Fund to pay for the costs of the proposed repair projects, including repairing or replacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC”) units, repairing or repaving blacktop surfaces, and conducting miscellaneous general upkeep and repairs to the existing Fire District building;

2. The cost of these projects is one hundred fifty nine thousand ($159,000) dollars, which may be withdrawn from the Repair Reserve Fund to be applied towards such costs. The withdrawal may be taken in one or more unequal amounts as needed and need not only be withdrawn in this budget year;

3. No funds may be withdrawn until the passage of thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the abstract of this resolution;

4. The Secretary is hereby directed to place an abstract of the resolution upon the town’s sign board and website immediately, which must remain there for at least 15 days;

5. The Secretary is hereby directed to place an abstract of the resolution upon the fire district’s sign board and website, if any, immediately, which must remain there for at least 15 days;

6. The Secretary is hereby directed to place such abstract in the newspaper having general circulation in this district.

This resolution was approved by a majority of the Commissioners, on the 28th day of March , 2024.
By:
Commissioner William Farrell Commissioner John Dunning
Commissioner Ted Fina Commissioner Robert Garrett

ABSTRACT

By resolution dated 28th day of March , 2024, the Accord Fire District has approved a resolution subject to permissive referendum to withdraw up to $159,000 from its Repair Reserve Fund to be put towards repairs to the property and grounds of the Fire District, including repairing or replacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC”) units, repairing or repaving blacktop surfaces, and conducting miscellaneous general upkeep and repairs to the existing Fire District building. Petitions for a referendum must be submitted to the secretary of the Accord Fire District no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

Notice – Planning Board Public Hearing – 6/10/24 6:30PM

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Law, the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester, will hold a public hearing for the following matter at its meeting on June 10th, 2024, commencing at 6:30PM at the Harold Lipton Community Center, 15 Tobacco Rd, Accord, NY 12404.
Application # PB 2024-10 Applicant/Owner: Ridgeview Realty, LLC / David Braun & Giacomina Faso Type: Minor SBD Representative: Bill Eggers, Medenbach & Eggers PC Zoning: AR-3 Property Location: 5 Ridgeview Rd SBL: 68.1-1-27.700/68.1-1-60 SEQRA: Undecided Status: NEW APPLICATION DESCRIPTION: The applicant proposes to convey +/- 0.3 acres from lot 27.70 and grant it to lot 1-60.
Persons that are unable to attend and are wishing to be heard at such public hearings may do so via email to pbzba@townofrochester.ny.gov by 3:30pm the day of the meeting.

The public may view the meeting proceedings via YouTube during and after the meeting:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ
Planning Board meeting agendas will be available online in advance of the meeting at http://townofrochester.nv.gov/agendaminutes/planning-board-agendas/
If your comments are typed, please submit a copy to the secretary at the meeting.
Any Questions or Concerns please contact,
Jazmyne Wilhelm
Planning and Zoning Board Secretary
845-626-2434 ext.102
pbzba@townofrochester.ny.gov

Notice – Annual Financial Report Filed

Legal Notice:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the fiscal affairs of the Town of Rochester for the period beginning on
January 1, 2023, and ending on December 31, 2023, have been examined by the office of RBT, CPA’s, PC
and the Annual Financial Report has been filed with the New York State Comptroller and in my office; 50
Scenic Rd Accord, NY 12404 where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested
persons.
Pursuant to section 35 of the General Municipal Law, the governing board of the Town of Rochester
may, in its discretion, prepare a written response to the Annual Financial Report prepared by the office
of Sickler, Torchia, Allen & Churchill, CPA’s, PC and file any such response in my office as a public record
for inspection by all interested persons.
BY THE ORDER OF THE COMPTROLLERS OFFICE
KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG
TOWN CLERK/ TAX COLLECTOR

Notice – Town Board Accepting Letters of Interest for Vacancy

Town Board Accepting Letters of Interest for Vacancy

The Town of Rochester Town Board is seeking letters of interest from
eligible residents interested in being appointed to the vacancy on the
Town Board. The appointment will be made by the Town Board and is
through December 31, 2024. To apply, please submit a letter of
interest detailing any relevant background information and why you are
interested in serving on the Town Board. In order to be considered,
submit your letter of interest, full name and residential address to
the Town Clerk, Kate Gundberg, via email or in person by May 14, 2024
at 3:00 pm. Email: kgundberg@townofrochester.ny.gov
Drop off in person: Town Clerks Office, 50 Scenic Road, Accord, NY

News – Harold Lipton Center Gardening 4/25/24 12PM

It’s Spring!!! Time to think of gardening. Help turn the area around the Harold Lipton Community Center become a colorful paradise. With your help of time and donations of plants we can create a true community pollinator garden. If you like to get dirty and have fun we’re beginning April 25th, around noonish. For more info. contact CaroleMetsger@gmail.com
– Looking forward to the beauty we can make together.