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(Map Added) WIBA #1 – May 1, 2024 update

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Water Improvement Benefit Area No. 1
Update May 1, 2024

The status provided to the Town of Clarkson by its engineers, MRB Group, is as follows:

• All easements have been obtained and filed by Attorney Olson.
• All permits and approvals have been obtained.
• All paperwork to bid the project was provided to USDA RD as of 4/23/24. Once USDA RD reviews the documents and finds them satisfactory, they will give permission to bid the project.

Assuming USDA RD has no problems with the documents submitted and gives permission to bid in the next couple weeks, the anticipated schedule will be as follows:
• Advertise for bids mid-May
• Open bids mid-June
• Start of construction end of July
• Construction completed and cleaned up summer 2025
• Water Main Installation Information

Town Responsibility
• Advertise Bid for Contractors – (est. Spring/Summer 2024)
• Award Bid to Contractor – (est. Spring/Summer 2024)

Contractor Responsibility
• Install the water main – (est. Summer/Fall 2024)
• Install service taps at the residence @ resident’s choice of location.
• Install service line to right of way.
• Restore the lawn and driveway to its former condition.

Homeowner Responsibility
• Install water service from right of way to the house with the contractor of their choice.
• Service can be done prior to waterline or approval.

Water Meter
• When construction begins, MCWA will hold a water meter sign-up event for property owners. Installation appointments will be made thereafter. Est. cost $260.00.

Please feel free to contact Scott Mattison, Engineer @MRB Group, 585.340.3661 or Clarkson Town Hall, 585.637.1130 with your questions.

Erie Canalway News and Events

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Erie Canalway News – May 2024
More information at https://www.eriecanalway.org
The NYS Canal System opens on May 17 for the 2024 navigation season with no tolls or fees for recreational use.
Exciting updates include:
– Erie Canalway Bicentennial Marketing Toolkit available for municipalities, nonprofits, tourism agencies, and businesses
– 2024 Canalway Challenge is underway for walking, hiking, cycling, rolling, or paddling the canals
– NYS Canalway Water Trail Stewardship Program in its 4th year with 75+ volunteers covering nearly 410 miles
– Amenities study being conducted to assess needs along the Erie Canal and trail
– Replica canal boat Seneca Chief launching in Buffalo on May 7 with a grand celebration on May 25
– NY Delegation attending 2024 World Canals Conference in Poland to invite attendees to Buffalo in 2025
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Mark your calendars for these exciting events:
– I Love My Park Day (May 4)
– EarthFest 2024 (May 4)
– Pedal-Paddle-Run (May 11)
– Waterford Canal Festival (May 18-19)
– Champlain Canalway Trail Family Bicycle Celebration (May 18 & June 1)
– Key to the Locks Ceremony and Lockport Community Market (May 18)
– The Boilermaker’s Erie Canal Races (May 19)
– Memorial Day (May 24-26)
More information on these events and more can be found at https://eriecanalway.org/explore/events

WIBA No. 1 – May 1, 2024 Update

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Water Improvement Benefit Area No. 1 – May 1, 2024 Update
The status provided to the Town of Clarkson by its engineers, MRB Group, is as follows:
1. All easements have been obtained and filed by Attorney Olson.
2. All permits and approvals have been obtained.
3. All paperwork to bid the project was provided to USDA RD as of 4/23/24. Once USDA RD reviews the documents and finds them satisfactory, they will give permission to bid the project.
Assuming USDA RD has no problems with the documents submitted and gives permission to bid in the next couple weeks, the anticipated schedule will be as follows:
1. Advertise for bids mid-May
2. Open bids mid-June
3. Start of construction end of July
4. Construction completed and cleaned up summer 2025
Please feel free to contact Scott Mattison, Engineer @MRB Group, 585.340.3661 or Clarkson Town Hall, 585.637.1130 with your questions.

Rochester Museum and Science Center 2024 Eclipse Events

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The Rochester Museum & Science Center will be hosting a free community storytelling event at Gates Hall in Pultneyville this Sunday, May 5, from 3pm-5pm, sponsored by the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society.
This will also serve as the last installation of Tyler Nordgren’s eclipse art exhibit, which has been touring our area for the past year. That exhibit is currently in an online auction to benefit the ALS Association, which closes on Sunday night. Please bid early and often to own a unique piece of Rochester history!
Gates Hall is our country’s oldest theater in continual use, and is the location of three speeches given by Frederick Douglass. The storytelling this Sunday will be a completely free and unscripted event that will allow everyone to help process and document their own personal eclipse story as part of the Rochester area’s history. Wayne County Tourism will be video recording the event, and an edited version will be available later in the year.
Please add this free event to your calendar!
The RMSC will still be collecting eclipse glasses to recycle for a few weeks before they donate them to Astronomers without Borders. Just bring any extras you have by the RMSC and leave them at the front desk.
As well, they have a compiled a video of the activity on eclipse day, viewable at https://vimeo.com/940530753?share=copy

Ride for the Spine! – May 3rd

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Join Reconnect Rochester on Friday, May 3rd to show support for building the seamless, high comfort and safe bike network, called the “bike spine” in Rochester’s Active Transportation Plan and interconnected to Monroe County’s proposed bike network in their Active Transportation Plan.

Register for the Ride for the Spine at bit.ly/rideforthespine !

Please join us for the rally at City Hall at 3:00pm, and hear from the list of speakers below:

· City of Rochester Mayor Malik D. Evans
· Monroe County Executive Adam Bello
· Congressman Joseph D. Morelle, NY-25
· City Council Vice President LaShay D. Harris
· Michelle King, Black Girls Do Bike
· Karen Rogers, EE Pathways
· Cody Donahue, Reconnect Rochester

Volunteers Needed for Flag Placements in Garland Cemetery

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Volunteers needed for flag placement at Garland Cemetery in Clarkson.

The Town of Clarkson welcomes all volunteers to help place American flags on veterans graves prior to Memorial Day. Volunteers will meet on Monday, May 13th at 5:30 p.m. at the Garland Cemetery, 7743 Ridge Road, Clarkson. Volunteers will be provided flags and location maps. To sign up and volunteer or for more information call the Town Clerks office at 637-1130.

Sharps Disposal Guide

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With the availability of more injectable pharmaceuticals for at-home use, Monroe County is seeing an increase in sharps, syringes, needles, and lancets in waste streams.

Proper disposal of sharps and syringes is critically important for the protection of the environment and the community, and these items present specific and significant hazards to waste and recycling employees.

There are several simple steps to properly dispose of syringes and sharps used at home for both humans and pets:

NEVER PLACE SHARPS IN TRASH OR RECYCLING!

· Additionally, do not put these materials in bottles or cans that are returned for deposit OR flush them down the toilet!

PROPER DISPOSAL METHODS FOR SHARPS and SYRINGES

· Collect in an approved sharps container

· If an approved sharps container is not available, place sharps in a STURDY plastic container, such as a laundry detergent jug

Bring containers from home – no businesses or medical offices – to the ecopark for proper disposal during normal business hours, no fee and no appointment necessary.

Visit https://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark-pharmaceutical for more information on disposal at the ecopark.

Additionally – per New York State, nursing homes and emergency rooms MUST accept sharps for disposal through the Safe Sharps Collection program.

Visit this link and enter your zip code to find a convenient disposal location near you: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/consumers prevention/needles_syringes/sharps

More information on Hazardous Waste and Pharmaceutical Disposal available here:
https://clarksonny.org/ecopark-hazardous-waste-pharmaceutical-disposal-collections/

EcoPark Hazardous Waste & Pharmaceutical Disposal Collections

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♻️ The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services is conducting mobile Household Hazardous Waste and Pharmaceutical collections throughout 2024!

Appointments are required for Mobile Hazardous Waste collection, and can be made by clicking on the collection date on the ecopark website: www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark
You may also contact the host Town Department of Public Works (DPW) by telephone to organize an appointment

For Pharmaceutical Collections, *appointments are not required* and available at the following locations and dates:
– Saturday, April 20 at Churchville Park (9am – noon)
– Saturday, June 15 at Latta Road (9am – 1pm)
– Saturday, August 10 at Holt Road, Webster (9am – 1pm)
– Saturday, September 10 at Chili-Paul, Chili (9am – 1pm)
More information on sites and acceptable items can be found at https://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark-pharmaceutical

A reminder to residents, never place sharps (needles, syringes, etc.) in the trash or recycling. Proper disposal of sharps is available at the ecopark during normal business hours, with no appointment necessary. Nursing homes and emergency rooms in New York State are also required to accept sharps for disposal. For more information on sharps disposal: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/consumers/prevention/needles_syringes/sharps/

Another reminder, confidential documents containing sensitive information should not be placed in residential trash or recycling. Residents can safely shred and recycle documents at ecopark during normal business hours, with specific guidelines for material acceptance.

Additionally, the recycling program now accepts empty pizza boxes, as grease and cheese do not affect recyclability. Residents are encouraged to place empty pizza boxes in curbside recycling bins on recycling day. For more information on these services and recycling guidelines, visit www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark

Eclipse Glasses Donations Accepted

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Donate your eclipse glasses at the Clarkson Town Hall, 3710 Lake Road before June 1 🕶️☀️

In collaboration with the Sweden Town Hall, all returns will be forwarded to school children in Latin America for their August 2024 eclipse event.

We have a box at our Town Hall for glasses dropoff.

Thank you for your donations!