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Ronald W. Nesbitt

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Apr 25

Support our Volunteer Fire Departments

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 10:45 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

Last weekend both of the fire departments in Webster, the West Webster Fire Department and North East Joint Fire District, held open houses to encourage new memberships into their ranks. I wanted to encourage any Webster resident that has a few extra hours a week available to seriously look at becoming a volunteer fire person.

I cannot begin to tell you how appreciative the Webster Town Board is in having two volunteer fire departments here in Webster protecting our homes, on-call 24 hours a day 365 days a year. It takes a special person to dedicate their time for training and then their service to the Webster community.

These dedicated volunteers are also saving you, the Webster taxpayer, money by being a volunteer fire department versus a paid fire department. This is only a guess, but I would estimate that your current fire rate is $1.07 per thousand per household, and a paid fire department would be in the neighborhood of $5.00 per thousand on your home. In fact, other towns in Monroe County that do not have volunteer fire departments are already paying that.

So, if you have the time and want to volunteer, please stop at a fire house in your home district and talk to any of the fire personnel about joining and helping the Webster community. If you see a Webster volunteer firefighter in your travels around Webster, be sure to thank them for what they do to make Webster safe and also save your taxpayer dollars. 

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

Apr 18

Making History in Rochester

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 9:33 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

We have had some history making events take place in Rochester.  One event was Donald Trump campaigning in Greece, the second was Hilary Clinton campaigning at Monroe Community College, and then Bernie Sanders campaigning in Brighton.  Each of these candidates had an overwhelming and overflowing group of supporters and Rochester, New York was talked about on the national news. 

I am happy that people are taking notice of this election cycle, getting involved and voicing their opinions on issues and candidates. I hope that this enthusiasm about voting and looking in to the issues will carry over to the local level concerning town elections and school district elections.

Past history shows that here in Webster that we have at least 20,000 eligible voters and of that about 4,000 residents feel that they are informed enough to go vote on the upcoming 2016- 2017 School Budget and for School Board members for the Webster Central School District.  This is certainly a sad showing for our community that more individuals cannot make the time in their busy schedules to cast their vote.  The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to try to accommodate people before they begin their busy day or on their way to and from home, etc. 

I constantly read on social media sites how residents are upset with this or that but change does not happen unless you vote and get involved in the process. It is disturbing to me to have residents complain about a topic when they have not taken the time to voice their concern in voting or take the time to get informed.  People tend to place blame but there is something called personal responsibility and your right and obligation to understand what is going on in your community. No one can do this for you – you need to do this on your own by voting.

Please Webster voters do your civic duty … understand the issues and the candidates and go vote on May 17th at Webster Schroeder High School. If you don’t vote, don’t complain later. 

REMINDER: Pharmaceutical Waste Pickup on April 30th

There will be a pharmaceutical waste pickup at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, on Saturday, April 30, 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. 

Also, just a reminder, there is now 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.

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

Apr 11

Household Hazardous Waste Collection is this weekend!

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 11:34 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES), the Town of Webster and the Town of Penfield has joined forces to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  This collection will take place at the Penfield Department of Public Works, 1607 Jackson Road, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Most HHW (paint, flammables and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards.

To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections.  Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until April 15th. To schedule an appointment, Webster residents should call 872-1443 (Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.); Penfield residents can call 340-8710 or go on-line to http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw to schedule your appointment. This Household Hazardous Waste collection is open to all Monroe County residents. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.

Also, remember the Pharmaceutical Waste Pickup is April 30th!

There will be a pharmaceutical waste pickup at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, on Saturday, April 30, 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.

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


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