Main St. temporarily closed on Wednesday evening, July 23th
Main Street will be temporarily closed from Elm Street to the Avenue beginning at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, July 23rd for the Chicken BBQ & Mr. Mustard concert. Main Street will re-open to normal traffic at 10 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may create in your travels. We hope you join us on Wednesday evening for live music and chicken barbeque.
East Rochester Library temporarily closed
East Rochester Library is going to be closed Monday, July 14th through August 10th, with reopening on Monday, August 11th. We are no longer a valid pick-up branch for holds. We will be moving to 317 Main Street in East Rochester, which is the Eyer Building across from Techniplex Mall. We will be occupying two floors, first floor Children's and second floor Adult's, along with all other Village services in the Eyer Building, including Police, Courts, Village Hall, Teen and Senior Centers. This is a project that has been in the making for awhile now, we appreciate everyone's patience as we move.
Free bread and perishables from The Father's Heart
The Father's Heart will be giving away free bread, some perishables, hots and hamburgers at the Northside Park every 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month. We look forward to serving the community.
Help spread the word about the Little Brown Jug
Help us spread the word about the Little Brown Jug reunion. We will be celebrating one of the greatest high school football rivalries in western New York! Download our printable poster that you can share with your friends!
Brenton Bomber Classic Fundraiser
Mark your calendar! The Brenton Jacob Memorial Fund presents the Second Annual Brenton Bomber Classic Softball Game and Home Run Derby Fundraiser. It is being held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 11am-3pm at Eyer Park. A fun day for the whole family with craft vendors, food trucks, baked sale, raffle prizes, children activities and a Meet & Greet with Rhinos’ mascot, Rex. Anyone between 16-40 is eligible to participate in the game and/or derby. A $20 donation is appreciated. Proceeds benefit East Rochester children and community youth sports programs. For more information, to sign up to participate, donate, volunteer, or for sponsorship possibilities, please contact us at email@example.com or 585-360-0355 or PO Box 226 East Rochester, NY 14445.
South Lincoln Road Improvements
Remaining work on the project is scheduled to start on April 21, 2014 and consists of installation of small block retaining walls in four locations along the project corridor, installation of concrete sidewalk and asphalt driveways at these locations and permanent lawn restoration. The contractor will also complete any necessary pavement repairs from damage incurred over the winter season. This work is expected to be completed by May 30, 2014.
All work will be progressed under two way flagged traffic. Please pay attention to the construction signs and flaggers within the project corridor.
Project information is available on the web at: www.monroecounty.gov/dot-construction. On this webpage, click on "MCDOT Ongoing Construction Listing" for a bi-weekly project update, or you can click on "S. Lincoln Rd" for a copy of the most recent newsletter sent to residents along the S. Lincoln Rd corridor.
East Rochester/Fairport Little Brown Jug Reunion Set for July 24, 2014
One of the greatest high school football rivalries in western New York is being remembered and celebrated this summer in East Rochester, on the 75th anniversary of the year it began. Fans and participants in the Little Brown Jug series, an arch rivalry game between East Rochester and Fairport high schools that was played from 1939 to 1987, are invited to a commemorative reunion to be held Thursday evening, July 24. It will be part of opening night at the annual East Rochester Fire Department Carnival.
Reunion committee chairman Sam Morgante of East Rochester said plans will include guest appearances by coaches Don Quinn (ER), Don Santini (Fairport) and Pete Logan (Fairport), players from many of the teams during the series' 49 years, as well as memorabilia, multimedia displays and videos. The two Brown Jugs that have been on display in each high school's trophy case since the series concluded 27 years ago will be shown for the first time in public side-by-side. The reunion will be held in the carnival's main tent on the high school athletic field, 222 Woodbine Avenue. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will run until approximately 11. All Fairport and East Rochester alumni and other interested fans and community residents are welcome to attend. There is no charge, and parking is free. Food and beverages will be available from carnival vendors and music will be provided from 7-11.
For further information or to offer assistance, call or e-mail Morgante at 585-738-0164 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jean Kelly of Macedon at 315 966-8886 (email@example.com).
150 volunteers participated in the 7th Annual CleanSweep
Over 150 volunteers gathered for the 7th Annual CleanSweep event hosted by The Town/Village of East Rochester and the East Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Volunteer canvassed the community and picked up litter for three hours. The Parks Committee and Troop 136 planted trees in the local parks. Special thanks to Wegmans and Tim Horton's on W. commercial Street for food & beverage donations for the volunteers. Six pizzerias donated lunch for the volunteers and vied for the title of best Pizza at this year's CleanSweep event. The competitors were Crust Pizza Kitchen, Luca Brothers, Surace's, Salvatore's, Papa John's and Mark's. The winner was Papa John's.
Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips Opens in East Rochester
Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips will open their fourth location Monday May 19 4PM at 240 West Commercial Street in East Rochester.
Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips re-opened in the Rochester area on March 10 at East Ridge Rd. in Irondequoit. This location broke the Arthur Treacher's sales record for a new store opening. The second Arthur Treacher's opened on April 7 at 195 North Avenue in Webster Village, and Avon at 243 East Main Street opened on May 5 both with amazing opening weeks.
"We are excited about 4 locations in Rochester, Arthur Treacher's has been a great addition to the Salvatore's brand" said "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo, CEO/Founder of Salvatore's Pizza.
The Salvatore's Pizza Family plans to co-brand additional Arthur Treacher's locations and several stand-alone locations throughout the Monroe County area. The Arthur Treacher's in East Rochester will be owned and operated by Carl Horsford.
Stormwater Coalition 2013-2014 Annual Report
The Monroe County Stormwater Coalition's Draft 2013-2014 Joint Annual Report is now available. See what efforts are under way to prevent, manage and reduce storm water pollution.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.