TOURS, GIVEAWAYS, EXHIBITS AT TOWN OF CANANDAIGUA OPEN HOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 29, 2018

For more information:             Canandaigua Town Manager Doug Finch

                                                (585) 394-1120, ext. 2234

                                                dfinch@townofcanandaigua.org

                                               

                                                Oksana Fuller, Canandaigua Events Committee Chairperson

                                                (585) 259-4458

                                                lffemc@rit.edu

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TOURS, GIVEAWAYS, EXHIBITS AT TOWN OF CANANDAIGUA OPEN HOUSE

If you go:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Town of Canandaigua Highway Facility

5440 Routes 5 & 20 West

Free and open to the public

Event Flyer

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Town of Canandaigua departments, boards, committees, and volunteers will host an eclectic Canandaigua Open House on Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the new Highway Facility on the Town Campus, 5440 Routes 5 & 20 West.

            “What better way to invite our residents to tour the new Highway Facility than to really open the doors to the Town and showcase the variety of initiatives and projects in which so many of our citizens participate,” said Town Manager Doug Finch. “The day will certainly be an informative and fun event for everyone. We’re looking forward to welcoming the community.”

            Past Town Board member Oksana Fuller, who chairs the Canandaigua Events Committee, said that a number of Town departments and committees will have booths and displays to help celebrate the opening of the new Highway Facility, and to provide information on Town services and ongoing projects.

            “A special emphasis will be on our new Food Recycling Program which will begin at the end of June,” said Ms. Fuller. “Information and a giveaway program will highlight our Environmental Conservation Board’s participation at the Open House.”

            The Open House is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments—coffee, donuts, bottled water, and grilled hot dogs—will be available.

Parking will be in the upper and lower level lots of the Town Hall, and on the west side of the Highway Facility. Parking attendants will be on hand to direct traffic.

            Here is a listing and description of the displays and information tables:

Town Events Committee

The Events Committee will provide an advance look at the 2018 Town Float, built by Mark Brassie for the Fourth of July Parade. The float commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first airmail flight and the 80th anniversary of the first airmail flight from Canandaigua to Rochester. Information about the flights will include displays from the Granger Homestead and the Ontario County Historical Society.

Photos of events from the past several years will be displayed. Volunteers will be invited to sign up to help the Committee with future events.

Town Environmental Conservation Board

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about food recycling, composting and plastics recycling will be presented by the Environmental Conservation Board. And visitors may even learn a thing or two about worms!

Get ready, plan to be informed and prepared for the Town’s new Food Recycling Program. Learn the do’s and don’ts—and ins and outs—of food composting made easy, either in your own backyard or transferring your food scraps to the Town’s Transfer Station.

Have doubts about recycling your plastic products? Don’t know what to do with plastic #6—that’s styrofoam for all of us uninitiated in recycle jargon? The answer to this mystery and many more will be revealed at the Open House.

The Environmental Conservation Board will be there to help you make sense of all the new information as we renew our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Meet with the Environmental Conservation Board members and sign up for their Giveaway Programs (recipients must be Town residents and have a current Transfer Station Permit, available at the Open House):

Food Recycling at the Transfer Station: A complimentary kitchen caddy, compostable bags and a sturdy transfer pail will be available to the first 100 residents.

Backyard Composting: With a small contribution, the first 100 residents to sign up for the Backyard Compost Bin Program will receive a complimentary kitchen compost bucket.

Communications

A display will highlight the benefits of receiving the Town e-mails and social media contacts. Residents can sign up to be connected and informed.

Town Highway and Water Departments

Take a tour of the new Highway Facility. Trucks, equipment and tools will be out on display. Large maps of the locations of water mains will be available and residents can view a water conservation display.

Agricultural Advisory Committee

The Agricultural Advisory Committee display will focus on the educational aspect of careers in agriculture with maps, a presentation, and a fun kiddie pool–corn activity.

 

Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association (CLWA)

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association (CLWA) is a member supported, non-profit organization whose purpose is to protect the water quality and overall environment of the Canandaigua Lake watershed for future generations by applying scientific research, advocating sound public policy, and offering educational programs to the community.

The CLWA will offer information on “Lake-Friendly Lawn Care” and will encourage residents to consider how they can reduce their impact on the lake by incorporating healthy lawn care practices which will protect water quality.

Town Parks and Trails

A display will provide information on the development of the Town’s seven parks and the Town of Canandaigua 2018 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. There will be photos of the old YMCA Camp (now Onanda Park), photos of parks projects, copies of the 2018 Summer Recreation Guide, and information about the 2018 special trips for adults.

Town Clerk’s Office

The Town Clerk will provide information on obtaining marriage licenses, the requirements for dog licenses, general Town Clerk services, park reservations, signing up for Town Transfer Station Permits (bring your vehicle registration), and signing up for the ACH Water Payment Option (bring a voided check; the Town Clerk’s staff will have the forms available to fill out).

Drainage Advisory Committee

Members of the Drainage Advisory Committee, chaired by Planning Board Member Chuck Oyler, include community residents and representatives from the Town Zoning and Code Enforcement departments, the Highway Department, the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council, and MRB Group (our Town consulting engineering firm).

The Committee’s task is to inventory, monitor and discuss possible solutions and resolutions to storm drainage problems in our town. At the meetings, which are held twice a month, residents have the opportunity to record their names, addresses and brief descriptions of the storm drainage issues which they are experiencing on their property. The information is added to the Committee’s inventory.

Cultural and Historic Preservation Team

The Cultural and Historic Preservation Team will display a series of maps illustrating the development of the Town of Canandaigua—1859, 1874, 1904 and 1922. In some cases, the maps indicate the presence of a house or building. On other maps, an owner’s name is listed.

Open Space Team

A draft of the Town’s 2018 Open Space Conservation and Scenic Views Master Plan with maps identifying potential conservation areas in the Town will be available.





 
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