The 17th Annual Karknocker 5K
The 17th Annual Karknocker 5K will be on Friday, July 25th at 7 pm. This annual event is a USTAF certified event with $3,350 of available prize money. Registration is just $20 before July 23, and only $25 the day of the race. Please see our brochure for more details, and a printable registration form. Help us spread the word about this great event by posting our printable flier.
Volunteer for the CleanSweep and Karknocker Events!
We now have an easy way for you to sign-up to volunteer at the CleanSweep and Karknocker events! The CleanSweep event is on May 17, and will cover 20 different service areas throughout our community. The Karknocker 5K event is on July 25th, and we need 30 to 35 volunteers to cover the race course and water/timing stations. We look forward to seeing you at these great community events!
East Rochester Memorial Day Parade
The East Rochester American Legion Post 1917 and Village Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony begin at 10:30am on Saturday May 24th. It starts by Debbie Supply on West Commercial Street and proceeds east ending on Main St. at Edmund Lyon Park by the Station of Heroes. All Veterans and the community are welcome.
Household Hazardous Waste Day - Saturday, May 17
The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the Towns of Perinton and Pittsford and the Villages of East Rochester, Fairport and Pittsford have joined forces to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Perinton Highway Garage, 100 Cobb’s Lane, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
No appointment is necessary if you are only recycling electronics. Personal (residential only) document shredding will also be offered free of charge.
To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections. Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until May 16. To schedule an appointment Perinton and Fairport residents should call 223-5115. Pittsford and East Rochester residents can call 248-6250, or you can go on-line to http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw to schedule your appointment. This collection is open to all Monroe County residents. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
Please see our flier for full details!
East Rochester Transportation Improvement Study Open House
The SRF & Associates Team and the Village of East Rochester invite you to attend a
public open house meeting to discuss improvement options resulting from the East
Rochester Transportation Improvement Study.
The purpose of this study is to develop feasible planning, design, and regulatory
concepts to improve safety, circulation, parking, aesthetics, and accessibility for
motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users in the Village. The study focuses
on the high-traffic corridors of West Commercial Street, Washington Street, Main
Street and the lesser travelled Roosevelt Road.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Jean Daniel Senior Center (building immediately adjacent to the door of the Village Hall). Take a look at our flier to see the date, time and a map.
2014 Sam Urzetta Alumni Classic
We thought you would appreciate your first reminder that spring (and golf) are fast approaching. Please mark Friday, August 1st on your calendar for the 2014 Sam Urzetta Alumni Classic. We'll once again be playing at Lima C.C. The price will remain unchanged at $90. The entry form is available online at the East Rochester Alumni Foundation website beginning in early April. Please join us and please feel free to invite friends who have not played with us before.
American Red Cross Winter/Spring 2014 Class Schedule
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a variety of classes beginning on March 1. The fee for each class varies, and is listed next to each class listing. Please see the full class listing for times, price and location.
E.R. Alumni Foundation Winter Newsletter
The East Rochester Alumni Foundation's 2013-14 Winter Newsletter is now available. There are a number of interesting articles in this edition as well as highlights of several of our recent projects. Don't forget to visit the ERAF website which contains lots of up to date information about the Foundation as well as current information about alums and your hometown.
2014 Bulk Refuse Schedule
PLEASE NOTE BULK WEEK IS ONLY 9 MONTHS OF THE YEAR!
The 2014 Bulk Refuse Schedule is available for download. Click here to view or download a copy of the schedule as well as the bulk pickup rules.
E.R. Chamber of Commerce launches new website
The East Rochester Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website. Learn how like minded professionals in East Rochester are working together.
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.
Winter Parking Restrictions
Per order of the ER Police Dept. NO PARKING on Village streets between November 15 and April 15 from 3 AM-6AM. Your vehicle may be ticketed and or towed if you violate this order. There are certain areas in town where you may park all night. Please call or stop by the Village Office for details.
Important news for TV-12 viewers
On July 23, 2013, Time Warner is discontinuing analog cable service for Channel 12. To insure continued viewing of ERCN TV-12, please read the following:
1) If you already use a Time Warner supplied digital cable box or digital adapter/tuner with your TV, there are no changes to TV-12.
2) If you run your cable connection DIRECTLY to a newer "digital ready" TV, you will have to reprogram the tuner in the TV after July 23 to get ERCN. Once your tuner rescans all the available stations, YOU WILL FIND ERCN ON CHANNEL 98, NOT CHANNEL 12.
3) With older analog TV's, you will need a Time Warner digital adapter after July 23 to get ERCN on cable channel 12. Digital adapters are provided by Time Warner Cable free of charge (through September 26). Pick one up in person at the Time Warner Customer Care Center in the Piano Works Mall, or call Time Warner at 1-855-286-1736, or go online at: twc.com/digitaladapter. Starting January, 2015 there will be a rental fee of .98/adapter/month.
If you have any questions or issues, call the Time Warner customer care number at 756-5000. Don't hesitate - if you need a digital adapter, please get one before July 23 so that you don't miss any great programming from ERCN!!!
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.
As of January 1, 2013, any form of electronic waste placed at the curb for collection for either regular pick up as well as during bulk pick up, will incur a fee of $25.00 per item if collected by the Department of Public Works (DPW). Any such disposed electronic waste items will be will be tagged with a yellow sticker and left at the curb by the regular refuse or bulk refuse collection crew, and a separate collection crew will be back in the afternoon on the next regular workday to collect those electronic waste items which still remain at the curb. Upon collection, these items will be brought to the DPW Garage, where we will have an electronic waste collection facility. We have partnered with SUNNKING Electronics Recycling to comply with this new law.
To avoid the fee for curbside collection, any residents wishing to dispose of any electronic waste, may instead bring their items to the Department of Public Works Garage at 200 Ontario Street, Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Although residents will be asked to sign in for this process, there is no fee for this drop off service and it is available to all residents regardless of whether they have refuse service provided by the Town/Village of East Rochester.
Examples of Electronic Waste (E-Waste) are: Computers (towers, laptops, PDAs, Tablets), Monitors (CRT, LCD, LED), Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Fax machines, Televisions, VCRs, CD/DVD players, Stereo equipment, Cell phones, Telephones and anything else with a plug.
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.
The owner of "de-converted" property under this incentive can select one of the following rebate options:
- a. An amount equal to the lesser of the property owners actual Village tax bill or $750.00 for a period of ten years following completion of the de-conversion of the subject property to a single-family dwelling; or
- b. Payment of a lump sum of $7,500.00 upon completion of the de-conversion of the subject property to a single-family dwelling.
Please see our Deconversion Incentive page for more information and documentaion.
Attention All Contractors!
• Construction Trades
• Design Services
• Environmental Testing & Remediantion
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.
To be part of the Approved Contractor List, submit an application along with proof of insurance and references to the Village Administrator, Martin DAmbrose as soon as possible.
Our Contractor Application, 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 email@example.com
Minority and Women-Owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
NYS Announces Economic Development Funding through Regional Councils
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. In the coming weeks, the Town/Village will conduct outreach in the target area by developing and distributing informational materials to market program availability and explain requirements for participation in the program. Public informational meetings will be scheduled within the community to present information and answer questions.
Please do not begin any work on your buildings at this time as the Town/Village must be under contract with the state in order for any expenditures to be reimbursed. It is anticipated that a contract will be executed in early 2012. Check back for program updates in the coming weeks.
2014 Bulk Refuse Schedule - The 2014 Bulk Refuse Schedule is available for download. Click here to view or download a copy of the schedule as well as the bulk pickup rules.
Pharmaceutical Waste Drop Off dates extended- Click here for more information on new dates for dropping off your pharmaceutical waste.
WANTED - 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.