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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving 2020. A day that will be like no other in modern time. A year that is like no other in modern time. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A day to stop, gather, eat a meal and celebrate this year’s harvest and other blessings. A day to celebrate.
To many, the Thanksgiving celebration doesn’t feel so special this year. Many are dealing with pain and suffering that the Covid-19 virus has brought upon them, their families and their jobs and livelihood. Many others are dealing with not being able to travel, visit with family, gather at their homes or enjoy their normal Thanksgiving traditions. Yet, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A day to be thankful. A day to celebrate. So, what are you thankful for?
I am thankful for all of you who are reading this message. It means that I’m alive to write it and you’re alive to read it. For that, I’m thankful. I’m thankful that I survived the Covid-19 virus. Yes, I was stricken with the virus recently and I beat it. I’m thankful for my family, my village, my job, my coworkers and my customers and all the wonderful people who have supported me this year. I’m also thankful for the residents of East Rochester who have chosen me to be their Mayor. I promised to do the best job possible and bring common sense back to local government. Hopefully, you feel that I am and can see the effects of good leadership.
I am thankful that my parents, my in laws, my wife and my children are all safe this Thanksgiving holiday. Although we won’t be together, we know that better, safer and happier days are coming when we can gather and celebrate together.
A friend of mine said “look at your pictures on your cell phone”. That will show you what you’re thankful for. As I look, I see my family, my dog, my job, my office, my customers, fire trucks - lots of fire trucks, and happiness. I’m thankful for being happy this year. I hope you’re happy too! Have a great thanksgiving holiday and remember to be happy! We’ve got this. 2020 is a year like no other. Here’s to better days ahead!
HOLIDAY TRASH PICKUP SCHEDULE
Trash and Recycling will not be picked up on Thanksgiving Day. Holiday Trash and Recycling scheduled for Thursday, November 26th will be picked up on Wednesday, November 25th. All other collection days will remain the same.
Please place trash at the curbside the night before your scheduled collection day, no earlier than 6:00 pm. Please use proper containers with lids and refrain from putting out your trash at any other time. Consider your neighborhood and the appearnace of the community.
Have a Safe & Happy Holiday and please help us keep East Rochester clean.
November Town/Village Board Meeting begins at 7:00PM will be virtual
The Town/Village monthly meeting can be seen live by clicking on this direct link:
VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES
Veteran's Day is this Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution for our community, we will not gather to thank our Veteran's as we have in the past. Instead, I ask all of you to tune into ERCN TV-12, cable channel 1303, or online and watch Nick Verzella's Veterans Day speech where he honors many of our local Veterans.
We pause this week to thank all of those East Rochester residents who served our country in the US Military. God Bless our Veterans and God Bless America!
The Department of Public Works will be collecting leaves this Saturday, November 7th from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm throughout the community. If you have an opportunity to rake them to the curb please do so by Saturday in the morning.
NO PARKING REMINDER
Parking of vehicles is herby prohibited on all "Streets" in the Town/Village of East Rochester between the hours of 3:00 am and 6:00 am from November 15th 2020 to April 15th 2020. Per Order of Michael Brandenburg, Chief of Police.
A HORSE'S FRIEND IS BACK
On Friday November 13th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm "A Horse'S Friend" will be back in Edmund Lyon Park.
Free to the Public - Donations suggested. The event includes pony rides for youth age 7 and up as well as time to meet the horses and learn about the AHF program.
Please Remember Masks & Social Distancing rules must be followed at all times by participants and family members.
All street lights are owned, operated and maintained by Rochester Gas &Electric. The Town/Village does not perform any maintenance of street lights, including street lights that are not working. Please call RG&E if you have a concern about any street light. This information and more can be found on their website. Customers can also go on line to register a street light that is out at www.rge.com.
Recycling is something we all should do - understanding what can be recycled is very helpful so we've created a flyer that will help with that. To access the flyer, please click here.
THE FRIENDS OF THE EAST ROCHESTER LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm See Event Flyer
October Town/Village Board Meeting begins at 7:00 pm
The Town/Village monthly meeting can be seen live by clicking on this direct link: https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/FcqTL0OYMCGU6WlccUApyUL3twz4dm9V/playlists/6915/stream/844?sequenceNumber=1&autostart=true&showtabssearch=true
If you log in prior to the meeting, you get an error code and you may have to refresh your browser once the normal meeting time begins.
Please review the meeting agenda posted on our website. Should you have questions or comments please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 2:00 pm on October 8th. The questions will be read and answers will be provided during the Public Forum portion of the meeting. The board meeting will also be available on-demand at ERCN's streaming site later Thursday evening.
FINAL 2020 FOODLINK DISTRIBUTION
The final Food Distribution of 2020 will take place on Thursday. October 15th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information on how to register.
This Thursday October 8th, 2020 The Town/Village Board will be holding a Swearing in Ceremony at 6:30 pm in the parking lot of the Eyer Building for:
Chief Michael Brandenburg
Officer Alessia Amati
Officer Christopher Piper
Library Director Timothy Ryan
Masks are required to be worn by all attending and physical distancing practices must be maintained.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT
Woodneath Crescent is scheduled for milling and paving to begin on Monday, October 5th weather permitting. Villager Construction will be performing the work. During the week of the 5th all residents on that Woodneath Cresent are asked to park in available spots on Forest Road and W. Avenue near the park.
It is with regret that due to Covid-19 and due to pysical distancing requirements we are Officilly Cancelling the 2020 East Rochester Christmas Festival. Every effort will be made to hold the event in 2021. Please continue to check back for updated information over the coming months.
Woodneath Cresent is tentativley scheduled for milling and paving the week of Octpber 5th. Villager Construction will be performing the work. Additional work by Swagler Tree Service and RG&E may be permormed as well. During the week of the 5th all residents on that Woodneath Cresent are asked to park in available spots on Forest Road and W. Avenue.
All prior announcements pretaining to the Covid-19 virus have been moved to a sub-page for the ease of reading on the Home page. You may access this information here.
Announcement: March 13, 2020 The Monroe County Mobile DMV unit was initially suspended for two weeks at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the continuation of NY State's business closures, this will be extended indefinately.
To help promote safe practices of social distancing, we encourage residents who may need to visit a DMV to take advantage of our online appointment system and avoid waiting in longer lines: https://monroedmv.setmore.com/. This feature may not be available due to the closure of NY State businesses and offices.
For up to date information regarding all functions of the Monroe County Clerk's office, visit www2.monroecounty.gov/clerk-index.php.
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The East Rochester Fire Department is comprised of 54 active firefighters.
The Department of Public Works picks up your trash once a week based on the pick-up schedule.
The Cable TV Commission operates ERCN Channel 12, a community access television station, which is on the air seven days a week.
The Clerk's Office is the best general resource for information about all operations within the Town/Village of East Rochester.
The East Rochester Town Court is in session every Monday, except holidays, beginning at 5:30 pm. Please call the court office for eviction days and times.
The four areas that compose our East Rochester parks are, like many other small communities, one of the most valuable resources we have.
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In partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center and 1 of only 13 in the country, the Mobile Stroke Unit is scheduled to being service next week.
The East Rochester Parks Committee dedicated a bench to Emidio Rossi and his Family. The bench is located on the 100 block of W. Commercial street.
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We chose East Rochester because of the central location as well as the commitment to business development clearly demonstrated by the municipal leaders. As an added bonus, we enjoy the friendly and loyal community atmosphere as well as the small town feel.
We decided to open here because of the location, access to parking, affordability and to be a part of East Rochester's economic growth. The East Rochester community has been so supportive and welcoming. The whole experience has just been amazing.
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