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Ronald W. Nesbitt

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Oct 03

2017 Town of Webster Budget

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 11:10 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

In the October 13th edition of the Webster Herald, the complete 2017 Town of Webster budget will be published, line by line will, for residents to look at and compare the 2016 budget numbers to 2017 budget numbers.

The Town Board has been working on the 2017 town budget since the first week of June, and just last week came to finalizing the purposed tax rate for 2017.  Once again the imposed tax cap by New York State has played a big part in how we spend your tax dollars. The Tax Cap increase of .68% this year allowed the town budget to go up around $270,000 more than in 2016.

The Town Board was able to stay under the tax cap by raising the rate six cents for 2017 for both the town and village tax rates. The town rate will go from $4.95 to $5.01, and the village rate will go from $4.32 to $4.38. All of the services that you have come to expect will again be funded in the 2017 Budget with no cuts in services planned in 2017.

Watch for your copy of the Webster Herald on October 13th so you can get a firsthand look at the 2017 Town Budget and be prepared to come to the October 20th Public Hearing that will take place in the Town Board Room at 7:30 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall.

Pharmaceutical Waste Pickup Scheduled

There will be a pharmaceutical waste pickup at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any unused, unwanted or expired medication is taken for disposal. No appointment is necessary. 

If you do not feel comfortable with your personal information on the bottles, you can remove the pills and put them in a plastic bag for us to dispose of. 

The Town Hall also has a CVS Drug Collection unit at the Webster Town Hall.  This permanent pharmaceutical waste drop box can be found inside the Webster Town Hall, located at the Police Department entrance, 1000 Ridge Road, during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Like with the pharmaceutical waste pickup, items accepted at the drop box include any unused, unwanted or expired medication such as prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medication, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets. 

Items that are NOT accepted include hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, or liquids, thermometers, needles (sharps) and medication from businesses or clinics.

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  

Ronald W. Nesbitt


Sep 19

Town Budget for 2017

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 9:37 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

For the last two months the Town Board has been working with the town’s Department Heads in crafting a 2017 Budget that will meet the needs and services of our residents.

Under the New York State’s imposed 2% Tax Cap which is not 2% (it is 0.68 %) for the Town of Webster this year, we are allowed to increase the budget by $270,000 to stay under the Tax Cap.  This is not a lot of money in a $21 million budget especially when health care costs are still skyrocketing out of sight and threaten to be more than the $270,000 allotted.

The Town Board is still working and talking to our Department Heads in an on-going effort to not break the Tax Cap. We are still debating costs and needs in all areas of the budget.

The Supervisor’s Budget will be filed with the Town Clerk at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd.  The complete Town of Webster 2017 Budget, line by line with comparisons from to 2016 to 2017, will be in the Webster Herald that will be delivered to each home on October 13th. You will also be able to pick up a copy at the Town Hall or the Webster Public Library after October 17th.

The Public Hearing for the 2017 Budget will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Webster Town Hall. During the public hearing residents will then have the opportunity to ask questions and give comments on the budget.  The final adoption of the Town of Webster 2017 Budget is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Webster Town Hall. The legal date for the final budget to be approved is December 20, 2017.

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  

Ronald W. Nesbitt


Sep 13

The Truth May Not be Popular but it Needs to be Said

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 10:44 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

I wrote a column a couple of weeks ago about N.I.M.B.Y (Not in My Back Yard) and many residents took it as I was referencing a specific project.  That was not my intention or my motivation if you read the complete article.

I was talking about development in the Town of Webster and the impacts in has on residents already living here. I mentioned Hard Road, Holt Road, Publisher’s Parkway and north of the expressway. You can blame me all you want for the words I wrote, but it does not take away from the facts about living in Webster, the development implications, and what residents can do themselves to solve some of the concerns that they have.   

With today’s economic climate we are seeing more and more Webster residents selling off their long held lands.  Most of these lands are being sold because of taxes and the difficulty some are having in paying them.  Unfortunately, this it is not going to go away anytime soon.

Facts that everyone needs to know and understand

Did you know that if you live west of Hard Road and live in the average $172,000 assessed home that you could be facing an increase in your taxes of $130.00 more per year soon?  If you live east of Hard Road, your tax rate will be $86.00 more.  Let me explain.

On the average a $172,000 home in Webster, the Fire District there is proposing a tax increase of $44.00 on your home if the district vote for a new firehouse (as proposed) is approved.

Second, the Webster Central School District just increased your tax rate by $0.30 cents per thousand on the tax bills being paid right now.  This amounts to another $51.00 per year on your $172,000 assessed home here in Webster.

Third, is the Webster Central School District proposal for another $45 million bond for work in and around the schools. This tax increase amounts to $25.00 per average $172,000 assessed home here in Webster. 

Fourth, currently the Town Budget for 2017 is projected to stay under the imposed NYS Tax Cap, but will increase town taxes by $0.06 cents per thousand on the average $172,000 home which will raise town taxes by $10.00.

So, residents on the west side of Hard Road will be paying $44.00 $51.00 $25.00 $10.00 = $130.00. Residents on the east side of Hard Road will be paying $51.00 $25.00 $10.00 = $86.00.

Now, I am I just presenting the facts and what you do with it is your business. Please do not shoot the messenger for showing you the details and also believing that these numbers impact everyone, especially those mentioned in the third paragraph.

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  

Ronald W. Nesbitt


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