Ronald W. Nesbitt

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Jun 27

News about Webster in the Rochester Business Journal

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:22 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

Fairport, Webster shine in report on N.Y.’s best places to retire

By: Velvet Spicer June 19, 2017

Fairport is the third best place to retire in New York and Webster is sixth, a report from SmartAsset shows.

The report looked at state and local income and sales tax rates and calculated effective rates based on a typical retiree, earning $35,000 annually and spending their disposable income on taxable goods. The report also determined the number of doctors’ offices, recreation centers and retirement centers per thousand residents in each area. Finally, SmartAsset found the number of seniors in each area as a percentage of the total population.

Fairport’s effective tax rate is 17.9 percent and has 7.8 doctors’ offices per 1,000 people, the report states. The area has 3.5 recreation centers and 0.7 retirement centers per 1,000 people. Some 21.5 percent of Fairport’s residents are seniors.

Webster’s tax rate is the same as that of Fairport and it has 7.1 doctors’ offices per 1,000 people. Webster has four recreation centers and 0.4 retirement centers per 1,000 people. Nearly 15 percent of Webster’s population is seniors.

The best place statewide to retire is Great Neck, Nassau County.

Last year, Fairport ranked third statewide, Webster ranked fourth and Canandaigua ranked fifth.

This report shows what the Town Board has known for years that Webster is an outstanding place to live, work, raise a family, and then retire and spend many more years building memories.

There are many activities here in Webster for seniors as well as young families.  Webster has 1,200 acres of open space, many parks, a trail system that is ever expanding, a Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, and an Arboretum, are just a few of the places and activities enjoyed by all Webster residents.

The Town of Webster also has the lowest town tax rate in Monroe County for a town with a Police Department.  In Webster you not only have quality of life but security for your family and that all adds up to “Where Life is Worth Living” and this report shows that.

Town offices closed for the July 4th Holiday

The Town Hall offices will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, 4th so our employees can observe the Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 5th for all town business.

As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us  

Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor

Jun 19

This Saturday = “Summer Celebration”

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 10:04 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

The time is here for the Town of Webster’s annual summer party at the Webster Recreation Building. On Saturday, June 24th at 4:00 p.m. the fun begins with food trucks, games, inflatables for all to enjoy.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. the band Stateline will entertain, and then Brass Taxi will take the stage from 7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The finale of the evening is the best fireworks you have ever seen will be lofted at 10:00 p.m.

So get your children, your blanket, your family, and come out and enjoy an evening of food, fun and friends at the Webster Recreation Center! 

Free parking is available at Xerox right across the street from the Recreation Building and there is a free shuttle provided all night long.

See you at the Summer Celebration for an evening you won’t forget!

Next Up = Waterfront Arts Festival

The third annual Webster Waterfront Arts Festival will take place this year on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th at North Ponds Park. This has been an outstanding event the last two years and we expect it to be as successful this year!

Artists from all over Monroe County will be there for the two days showing off their wares in a beautiful setting around North Ponds Park.  There will also be food trucks along with entrainment during the day, along with a wine tasting booth and other outstanding exhibits.

So mark your calendars now and plan on enjoying the Webster Waterfront Arts Festival in July.

If you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us  

Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor

Jun 12

Traffic, Traffic, Traffic

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 10:26 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

I witnessed and sat in a long line of cars on Saturday, June 3rd as traffic was backed up on Ridge Road from Schroeder High School back to Hatch Road.  I can honestly tell you that this is going to get worse before it gets better, but it will get better in the future.

The weekend of Father’s Day June 17th and 18th) is Webster Soccer’s huge soccer tournament using most of the open playing fields here in Webster.  The traffic that weekend will be very heavy as many people come from the east coast states to participate in this tournament. If you can avoid Ridge Road that weekend I would recommend it to save you from traffic frustration.

Shortly thereafter New York State will start construction on the intersections of Hard Road and Five Mile Line Road to improve traffic through these intersections. They will also be moving telephone poles, replacing and repairing drainage catch basins, installing sidewalks in some areas, and putting in handicap assessable walk ways to these sidewalks.

The State DOT will also be closing Hard Road from the Hegadorn’s grocery driveway on Hard Road north for three weeks to level the sight distance at Hard Road.  This will take place after the July 4th holiday and I am positive that this will bottleneck traffic during this time frame.

During the summer New York State crews will be working on Five Mile Line Road to widen the road at the intersection to add right hand turn lanes and left hand turn signals to this intersection and the Hard Road intersection. With these improvements, New York State sees traffic moving faster through these intersections and not backing up because of right land and left hand turns that stop and back up traffic today.

All of this construction is to take place this summer right up to winter, will restart in the spring of 2018, and should be completed in June of 2018. I know that this is a long time, delays are going to happen, and traffic will continue to back up. However, it will be better after June of 2018 so Webster residents are going to have to endure waiting in construction delays or better yet avoid Ridge Road when you can.

As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us  

Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor