Mayor Monthly Reports - Archive

April 13, 2023

Mayor’s Report – Thursday, April 13, 2023 


Tonight, we adopted our 2023 - 2024 FY Town/Village Budget. The preparation of our budget is a large task for not only our staff but our board and our accountant to put together a spending plan that will be in place until May 31, 2024. This is the main responsibility of this elected board and I am proud of the budget we have adopted.

Just a reminder, in NYS, the Village budget year begins on June 1st and runs until May 31st each year.

Our annual Arbor Day ceremony will be held on Friday, April 28th at the US post office on West Commercial Street. Time TBD. This event is part of our Tree City USA commitment and designation.

I would like to wish Mariam Betsinger of 316 Garfield Avenue a very Happy 100th Birthday on April 26th! Happy Birthday Mariam. We all wish you our best!

Road projects and construction projects are underway. West Filbert Street is entering the final phase of reconstruction. Kronenberger Manufacturing, Taco Bell and Byrne Dairy are all underway as well.

This Saturday is the Annual Dinner for the Monroe County Mayors Association. For the past year, I have served as President of the association which consists of the mayors of all 10 Monroe County villages. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president. Also, Shelby Simmons has served as Secretary of the association. I thank Shelby for her service. She has done a great job!

I want to thank the ERPD for the selfless service they deliver 24/7/365 to keep the residents, business owners and visitors of our village safe. We had a scary incident during the overnight hours of April 1st at the Kia Store on Linden Avenue. Officer Tim Newcombe was struck by a vehicle fleeing the scene during a burglary attempt. I am happy to report Officer Newcombe’s injuries were minor and he is back to work. This senseless violence will not be tolerated in our village.

Sincerely,
John R. Alfieri, Mayor


March 9, 2023

Mayor’s Report – Thursday, March 9, 2023

Tonight, we presented our 2023/2024 Town/Village Budget.  The preparation of our budget is a large task for not only our staff but for our board and our accountant to put together a spending plan that will be in place until May 31, 2024.  Just a reminder, in NYS, village budgets start on June 1st each year and run until May 31st each year.  This budget is robust in infrastructure spending, investments in Public Works, Public Safety, Staffing and Personnel and Community Services.      

In addition to the budget, we’re working on several projects all at once:

Updating our Comprehensive plan…….

Installing a new elevator in the Eyer Building……

Completing street, sidewalk and other infrastructure repairs…….

Hiring employees to replace retirees….

Completing CDBG grants and applications for additional funding……

Plus:  running this village on a day-to-day basis which includes garbage pickup, recycling, policing, fire protection, cleaning, painting, plowing and salting….

We have finalized our Summer Concert Series for 2023.  Our series will run right here at the Eyer Building on Wednesday nights starting July 5th and running through August 23rd.  Our lineup is excellent and we’re very excited to host the area’s best bands, most with local ties to the village.   

Tonight, we honored two East Rochesterians for their lifelong dedication to our village.  On Tuesday, the Monroe County Legislature and Legislator’s John Baynes and Howard Maffucci will honor Thomas A. Conners Jr. and Nicholas A. Verzella with lifetime achievement awards.  In conjunction with the County Legislature, I have declared Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Thomas A. Conners Jr. and Nicholas A. Verzella Day here in East Rochester.  Congratulations to both men!

On Saturday, March 4th, our board attended the East Rochester Fire Department’s Quasquicentennial banquet.  We honored the Fire Department for their 125 years of dedicated volunteer service to the residents of East Rochester.  We also honored Mark Boch and Dennis Leo for 50 years of volunteer service each as well as Past Chief, Matt Dombrowski for 3 years of service as Fire Department Chief from 2020- 2022.  

Sincerely, 

John R. Alfieri

Mayor – Town/Village of East Rochester


February 9, 2023

Mayor’s Report – Thursday, February 9, 2023

Our budget process began last month for the 2023/2024 Town Village Budget.  Just a reminder, in NYS, village budgets start on June 1 and runs until May 31st each year.  The budget is the responsibility of this board to pass a spending plan for the Town Village before May 1st of 2023.  

Inflation is at a rate of 6.5% in the US today on top of 7.5% inflation from last year.  So, budgeting will be careful examination of expenses and revenues to make sure we pass a plan that is responsible, meets our needs and is affordable to our taxpayers.  Stay tuned for more…… 

In addition to the budget, we’re working on several projects all at once:

Updating our Comprehensive plan. 

Installing a new elevator in the Eyer Building. 

Completing street, sidewalk, and other infrastructure repairs. 

Hiring employees to replace retirees. 

Completing CDBG grants and applications for additional funding. 

Plus ensuring that the village is running on a day-to-day basis which includes garbage pickup, recycling, policing, fire protection, cleaning, painting, plowing and salting. 


Sincerely, 

John R. Alfieri

Mayor – Town/Village of East Rochester