Friday, November 28, 2014

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Board of Trustees of the Town/Village of East Rochester cordially invites you to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new municipal office building.

Eyer Building
317 Main Street
East Rochester, NY 14445
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 4:45 PM
Refreshments - 5:15 - 6:30 PM

R.S.V.P. to Martin D'Ambrose at 585-586-3553 or by email at no later than Monday, December 1st.


Join us for the 2014 Christmas Festival!

Mark Saturday, December 13th on your calendar for the 2014 East Rochester Christmas Festival! From 10 am until 5 pm, there will be a variety of events and activities throughout the Village. Take a look at our brochure (PDF, 348.29 KB) for a full listing of locations and activities!

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Please take note of the following updated information

Police Department, Office of Local History, Cable Channel 12 and the Youth Activity Center

The Police Department, Office of Local History, Cable Channel 12 and the Youth Activity Center are scheduled to move the week of October 20th and will reopen as soon as possible. Note: All Police calls will be responded to in normal business fashion. Only the Police Clerk's Office will be closed. Please call 911 for assistance.

Building Demolition & Parking Lot Construction: Please note that the Demolition will take place after September 8th and immediately following will be the reconstruction of the parking lot all in one phase. Parking will be limited in the downtown area and at a premium. Please be considerate to those with handicapped permits. Allow those with need park closest to the building as well as walk to the Eyer Building whenever possible. For your safety only the Main Street entrances will be available until the parking lot has been completed in mid October to early November.


Save the Date! 4th annual Christmas Festival on Dec. 13, 2014.

The East Rochester Christmas Festival will be held at several locations in and around the Town/Village of East Rochester on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from 9 am until 5 pm. Venues include the school campus on Woodbine Avenue, Quinzi Lodge at Eyer Park, the new Town/Village Office in the Eyer Building, and the Piano Works Mall ( ER Community Resource Center can drive). The Festival is sponsored by the ER Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from the Town/Village of ER, the ER Association of Churches, the ER Alumni Foundation, the ER Rotary, and the ER School District. For the past three years, it has provided visitors with activities such as music and caroling, children's stories, food and item vendors, games and crafts for all ages, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and sales and giveaways by local merchants. This year, the Advent Craft Sale and PTA "Breakfast with Santa" will be held in conjunction with, and on the same day as, the Christmas Festival.

Horse-drawn carriage rides, which begin and end at the new Town/Village Offices in the Eyer Building, will be available at no charge from noon to 4 PM. Free bus rides between venues will be provided from 10 AM to 5:15 PM.  Arrangements for riders having special needs will be available and will be announced in November.


Fall Leaf Collection Schedule and Guidelines

Curbside leaf pick up with the leaf vacuum machine does not begin until approximately mid October, and run until mid December, weather permitting. We will collect your leaves from the curb in the following manner:

Large leaf piles: Beginning in mid October, we will collect your large piles of leaves at the curb using a leaf vacuum machine. Please place your leaf piles between the sidewalk and curb for collection. Please do not place your leaf piles in the road, as they pose a hazard for drivers and children, and can clog up the storm drains. Please do mot mix any yard debris, garbage, brush or branches with the leaf piles, as they can damage our equipment. Please be patient with us when you put out a leaf pile. It usually takes us one week with two trucks to make one pass for the entire Village.

Bagged leaves: Residents are encouraged to bag their leaves whenever possible, using clear plastic bags or recyclable paper bags. Throughout the entire year, bagged leaves will be picked up on your regular scheduled collection day with a separate truck. Please be aware that wet leaves can become very heavy, and that we have a maximum weight limit of 50 pounds per bag. Each bag of leaves is hand loaded onto a truck for disposal. Please be considerate of our workers when placing your leaf bags out for collection. Please do not place leaves in a garbage can, as we cannot efficiently collect them.

Please consider your neighbors when putting items at the curb for pick up. Placing items at the curb for pick up in a neat and orderly manner benefits everyone, and allows us to provide all residents with the best possible service.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Department of Public Works


Winter Parking Restrictions

Winter parking rules are in effect from November 15th, 2014 through April 15th, 2015. Parking of vehicles is prohibited on all streets within the Town/Village of East Rochester between the hours of 3:00 AM and 6:00 AM from November 15, 2014 through April 15th, 2015.

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Joint Media Release by The Rochester Police Department, Office of the Chief and The Rochester Police Locust Club, Inc.

September 5, 2014

All members of the Rochester Police Department (RPD) are extremely grateful for the outpouring of compassion and support we have received following the tragic murder of RPD Officer Daryl Pierson. Officer Pierson leaves behind a wife, a 4-year-old son, and a 3-month-old daughter. We have received inquiries from many persons on how to send cards, letters, and expressions of sympathy and support. In order to ease the burden on Officer Pierson's family during this trying time, we are requesting that cards and letters be sent to the following address:

The Family of Officer Daryl Pierson
c/o The Rochester Police Locust Club, Inc.
1425 Lexington Avenue
Rochester, New York 14606

We have also received numerous inquiries from people who would like to make donations to Officer Pierson's family. In order to ensure that any donations are expeditiously received by Officer Pierson's family, RPD and the Locust Club recommend the following:

Arrangements have been made through the Locust Club to ensure that donations to these funds will be expeditiously received by Officer Pierson's family.

At this time, neither the Rochester Police Department nor the Locust Club has any affiliation with any other fund-raisers or fundraising mechanisms on behalf of Officer Pierson's family.


Scam Alert!

Residents of neighboring communities have reported getting calls from East Rochester Police officers soliciting funds for Daryl Pierson's family. The East Rochester Police Department is not involved in that, and it most certainly is a scam. Tell your friends and neighbors that there is no phone soliciting associated with the Pierson cause.


Bob & Bobby Hill Fire Relief

In the early morning hours of August 16th, there was a devastating fire at the home of Bob and Bobby Hill. As you know, Bob & Bobby are regular attendees at the Sam Urzetta Alumni Classic. Bob is a 1964 ER grad and Bobby, a bit of a celebrity in Anchorage, was honored at our most recent tournament. To learn more about how you can help, please visit the GoFundMe campaign that was created on Bob and Bobby's behalf.


E.R. Transportation Improvement Study Interactive Map

The collaborative map for the East Rochester Transportation Improvement Study has been completed. See the map for improvements that can be made.

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Turn your old vehicle into a wish.

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Western New York. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child.

Visit our website to learn how easy it is to help.

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Eyer Building Project

The Town/Village of East Rochester has applied to NY State for economic assistance in support of the Eyer Building Project. We are asking for your assistance and are requesting Letters of Intent from existing and vacant business owners in the surrounding area. These letters will help illustrate the economic impact/jobcreation that is possible from a project which will add 150 new parking spaces in the Commercial/Main Street area. The creation of these new parking spaces removes the single greatest barrier to continued revitalization of the town center and your business.

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NYS Main Street Grant

The Town/Village of East Rochester is pleased and excited to announce that it has been awarded $500,000 through the New York Main Street grant program. Funding is provided through New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) and will be used to assist with the rehabilitation and revitalization of numerous commercial and residential units in the mixed-use downtown business district along Main Street and West Commercial Street.

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Attention All Contractors!

The Town/Village of East Rochester is beginning its project to revitalize the Downtown Business District. As required by the New York State Main Street Grant Program, we are developing an Approved Contractor List.

The Town/Village is seeking out:

  • Construction Trades
  • Design Services
  • Environmental Testing & Remediation

To be part of the Approved Contractor List, submit an application along with proof of insurance and references to the Village Administrator, Martin D'Ambrose as soon as possible.

Our Contractor Application (PDF, 79.24 KB), as well as lots of other information about the Main Street Grant are available online.

If you still have questions that our online resources weren't able to answer, please contact the Village Administrator at (585) 586-3553 or via email at

Minority and Women-Owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Deconversion Incentive

The Village of East Rochester has in effect a law which provides an incentive to owners of multi-family dwellings for converting those structures to single-family usage.

There are several multi-family dwellings in the Village, generally rental property, which were originally built as single-family homes. The goal of the Village Board is to incent as many property owners as possible to return these homes to their original single-family use. The results should have positive benefits to our greater community. Restoring those homes to single-family use results in a more valuable piece of property. Single-family homes in the Village continue to appreciate in value, in most cases, at a higher rate than multi-family properties.

Please see our Deconversion Incentive page for more information and documentaion.

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E-Waste Policy: Effective January 1, 2013

Beginning January 1, 2013, the Town/Village of East Rochester has instituted new collection rules pertaining to all electronic waste in order to comply with the new state wide electronic waste collecting law. As part of this new law, landfills will no longer be allowed to accept any electronic waste collected by the Town/Village of East Rochester at their disposal sites.

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2014 Bulk Refuse Schedule

The 2014 Bulk Refuse Schedule is available for review. View or download a copy of the schedule as well as the bulk pickup rules.

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Annual Events and Concerts

We look forward to seeing you at one of the many annual events and concerts in the Town/Village of East Rochester. There are great activities throughout the year, including a series of public concerts during the summer!

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Working Together to Reduce Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater Coalition The Stormwater Coalition of Monroe County, established in 2000, has been taking efforts to reduce stormwater waste in our community. Learn what is being done in our communities to reduce stormwater pollution, including information about regulation, prevention programs and management plans.

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In continuing with the Village's program of placing historical markers at significant places around town we would like to hear from you, our residents, on places that might be appropriate for such a marker. Please contact the Village Historian Jim Burlingame at 381-3023 with your ideas.

About East Rochester

Walter Parce, a native of Fairport, was instrumental in founding the planned village of "Dispatch" in 1897, which was named after its first major business.   Learn more »

Get in touch

Town/Village of East Rochester
317 Main Street
East Rochester, New York 14445

Phone number : (585) 586-3553
Fax number : (585) 419-8282