Notes from the Mayor

Mayor’s Report – Thursday, June 8, 2023


We began our 2023/2024 budget last Monday, June 1, 2023.  This budget runs until 5/31/24. 

Tonight we ratified the contract with the CSEA union representing our DPW workers.  I feel both sides listened to each other’s wants and needs and a well-deserved contract was adopted for our DPW workers for their hard work and dedication to the residents, businesses and visitors of the Village.  I also want to thank our Village Administrator for his work in moving this process along quickly. 

Earlier this week, we completed the construction of a shelter for parents, siblings and friends of students taking their road tests on Garfield Street.  This idea was brought to me by our Deputy Mayor, Ted Conners and DPW Superintendent, Bill Marr.  So I reached out to some friends at RTS and we were able to secure a used bus shelter.  It looks great.  Thanks Ted and Bill for the great idea! 

We’re working on several projects around the village all at once:

Updating our Comprehensive plan…….

Installing a new elevator in the Eyer Building……

Completing street, sidewalk and other infrastructure repairs around the village…….

Hiring employees to replace retirees….

Tina Spann was recently hired for the town village office and reports to the Clerk.  Tina came to us from Greece Schools and replaced Janet Mandile who retired in May. 

Tasha Parrone was hired this week for a new position titled Community and Senior Services Coordinator.  Tasha will oversee the Senior Citizens Center, Youth Activity Center and Community Resource Center with the help of Al Buckner. 

Teresa Quinzi Willette retired on May 31st.  We thank Teresa for 33+ years of service and wish her well in retirement.  I also named Wednesday, May 31st at Teresa Quinzi Willette Day! 

Our 2023 Summer Concert Series starts with two great local bands: The Beatles meet the Eagles; Mr. Mustard and Lyin’ Eyes! This concert will start at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 5th at the Eyer Building in East Rochester. Don’t miss these two great local bands on the same stage for one night only!


Concerts will follow every Wednesday night for July and August.  The other 7 concerts run from 7:00 – 9:00 pm right here at the Eyer Building. 

The East Rochester Fire Department Carnival begins on Wednesday, July 19th with their Chicken Barbeque.  The Carnival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 20, 21, 22.  Their giant Quasquicentennial Parade is on Saturday evening at 6:30 PM and a huge Fireworks show will be displayed at approx. 10:00 PM. 

I want to thank the community for their concern, support, help and assistance in clamping down on the troubles we were having at Edmund Lyon Park.  I’m happy to report that the situation has improved.  That said, School lets out in 2 weeks.  I fear that we’ll have a relapse of the problems we were having.  So, I’m asking our community, as I did on April 14th……..

1.    Know where your children are. 

2.    Spend time in our parks.

3.    If you see something, say something.   

4.    Don’t let a few bad apples spoil the bunch. 

It takes a community to combat this inappropriate behavior. 

Thank you, John

John Alfieri, Mayor

Town/Village of East Rochester