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COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, April 8, 2020


The Town of Canandaigua remains strong and is actively planning and reaching for the light at the end of this tunnel we are all traveling through together. You can be confident that the Town will continue to provide residents with essential services and we are available to answer any questions you may have. Most employees are available via email and contact information is available on the Town’s staff directory on the website. Individuals are listed by department and there is also a search function on the page.   


Click HERE for a Video Message From Town Supervisor Cathy Menikotz


Town Manager and the Town Budget During COVID-19


As the Budget Officer for the Town of Canandaigua, the Town Manager is responsible for making budgetary recommendations to the Town Board.  Because of the COVID-19 situation, it is anticipated that the Town will see a significant reduction in revenue for 2020 with a loss of sales tax, mortgage tax, building permit fees, site development fees, and parks reservations.  In anticipation of this loss in revenue and in an effort to protect the taxpayers of the Town of Canandaigua, the Town Manager is proposing to the Town Board a series of budget amendments that will reduce expenses and lower the overall 2020 spending plan.  Additionally, the Town Manager has created a financial plan for 2021, 2022, and 2023 that holds the Town Tax Rate steady at the current rate of $1.03 while the residents and the local economy recover.  To learn more about the proposed adjustments and the financial plan please feel free to participate in the Town’s Finance Committee meeting on Thursday, April 9th at 8:00 am via zoom, click HERE for meeting details.


Town Parks

  • Playgrounds and Facilities are CLOSED 
    • The Town Parks Department would like to remind the community that all playgrounds, basketball courts, and fitness equipment are closed to the public at this time. Please help slow the spread of the virus. 
  • Hiking trails, walking paths, open areas, are OPEN
    • These parts of our Town Parks are still open to the community for use. We only ask that you keep your distances while using the parks. Try coming early in the day to avoid crowds. A list of all Town Parks is available on our website, HERE. 


Canandaigua LDC - Website and Survey


The Canandaigua Local Development Corporation has created a website aimed at assisting Canandaigua area businesses. has resources to help business owners during these uncertain times. Are you a business owner? Take their survey to help them understand what you need right now and how they can help you. 




Community resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic are located on the COVID-19 page on the Town’s website and include links to local, regional, state, and national information. If you haven’t visited this page yet, we encourage you to do so and check back often as updates are added regularly.  


Keeping the End in Sight


We can do hard things. This community is resilient and, together, we will come through this difficult period with a new appreciation for all that we love about Canandaigua, from our great outdoor spaces, to the shop on the corner, to your favorite place to grab a bite to eat, and—most importantly—to the people we share our lives with.  Sending *virtual* hugs, handshakes, and high-fives to you all until we can be together again. Keep your chin up Canandaigua.

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