Zoom Meeting May 4, 2020

MAY 4, 2020 Agenda by Zoom Meeting

5:30 to 5:50 p.m. RPD Update

5:50 to 6:15 p.m. Jill Wiedrick –Director of Zoning

6:15 to 6:30 p.m. Mary Lupien-city council representative

6:30 to 6:45 p.m. SWNSC & SENSC

6:45 to 7 p.m. Community Update

Any questions, please contact Judy at judylhay.jh@gmail.com

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March 9, 2020 Meeting Notes

NBN6 Meeting

March 9, 2020

Olmsted Lodge, 171 Reservoir AVE, Rochester NY

Refreshments:    Linda Baier, Azalea Neighborhood

 Introductions: Judy Hay

Minutes: Sandy and William Brewer

 I      Crime Prevention Reports – 

  1. Central Section
  2. Car stolen from car dealership lot
  3. Assault, stabbing – Victim got off the bus, came over to suspect. A fight started and the victim was stabbed several times.
  4. Incidents in Upper Mt. Hope Ave. area
  5. Package stolen from porch on Westfall Terrace.
  6. Science Parkway burglary – Employee locked up at close. Next day the doors were intact but $400.00 in petty cash was gone from a cupboard. Reviewing log of check-ins to see who might have done this potentially inside job.
  7. Reminder – With warmer weather, be vigilant, if working in your yard, be careful of unlocked house and garage doors.
  8. Comments from attendees
  9. Call 911 if you see people walking in the road and checking driveways.
  10. A neighbor had a power outage. They got a number to call from the city but when she called she heard ads about “if you are over 60, call this phone number.” RG&E crew did arrive in the area and fixed the problem in 20 minutes. Check your recent utility bill for the emergency number to call.
  11. Goodman Section – New Crime Prevention Officer Anthony Bellaird (see report below)


II     New Monroe County Director of Parks – Patrick Meredith

  1. Background – Studies, building construction, housing, Thruway, Parkridge Hospital project, Penfield – Assistant Building Inspector – sidewalk increased from 10-20 miles of sidewalk, Penfield and Irondequoit – Deputy Commissioner of Public Works and Irondequoit Commissioner of Public Works, NY State Commissioner of Regional Areas – dealt with emergency and flooding concerns to Albany, Penfield.
  2. In December, Adam Bello, County Manager, asked him to work for Monroe County as Parks Director. David Hamilton will be the Zoo Director.
  3. There will be a meeting to discuss the 2020 Lilac Festival prior to the event.
  4. Park Activities
  5. Zoo – Trail Café, a modern restaurant, hope to be completed next year.
  6. Seneca Park-meeting with residents for best ideas. Parking ideas, grant to improve river access with T deck and lower level for canoes and steps.
  7. Tree Projects – Thousands of trees removed (mostly Ash) and other trees being replaced in parks.
  8. Garden Scape Show and Conservatory
  9. St. Patrick’s Day Parade (The parade this year is cancelled. News arrived after this meeting.)
  10. Neighbor Questions
  11. Sidewalks by parks – Some are owned by the park, some owned by the city or towns. Comment – Some sidewalks are challenging for wheelchairs. Parks will check on responsibility for areas.
  12. Dogs off leash – dog came at lady who used spray to defend herself, then was assaulted by the owner. Police report filed. Nancy Johns-Price will look into this. Recommend calling 911 if problem with offleash dog.
  13. Children’s Pavilion – Highland Park Conservancy has raised $2 million of the $3 million needed. A foundation is looking into contributing.


III    PAC TAC – Officer Anthony Bellaird, Crime Prevention Officer – Works with Officer Cannon

  1. Background – 20 years with the Rochester Police Department.
  2.  Criminal activities in the area – Recent robberies; School 12, I phone taken from student; 919 South AVE, cart taken; Blackberry taken from a car. Don’t leave items in your car!
  3. PAC TAC Handouts – Program has been here since 1973. Police give training to groups who walk neighborhoods. They wear special vests to be highly visible, hear concerns, note possible drug houses and report observations. During festivals walk with officers.

PAC TAC application on the Rochester Police Department website. There is no PAC TAC for the Azalea Neighborhood at this time. Hours to walk areas are 10 AM – 6 PM. Best if there are three to five persons in a group in case some can not walk due to absence or vacation. Use log sheet for observations.

Training – Call 585-428-7244

IV    Updates on Projects in NBN6 – Judy Hay

  1. Terrance Building Projecton Elmwood Ave– Judy Hay spoke with Ralph DiTucci, there are third parties who want to develop portions of the property for housing and for commercial uses. They are in the process of conducting their due diligence, which will take a few months to complete. They are currently preparing their site plans for review and comparison to the development concept PDD Planned Development District. There is the possibility of repurposing the Terrance Building instead of demolition of the structure
  2. South Goodman-South Clinton intersection– The intersection was a runner up in the Street Makeover competition by Reconnect Rochester. A new design for a street make-over is due in two weeks from Stantec. Jessie Knoth will share information when it is available.

C   625 South Goodman – Apartments are ready for rent. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, there will be tours of the building at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 PM. The site used to be an old shoe factory. The owner of the house across the street by the expressway with the hole in the roof refuses to sell. (Due to the coronavirus the event was cancelled)

  1. South Clinton Ave. Bench Project– The South Clinton Merchants Association purchased two designer benches last year made by artist Stacy Mrva Her website is as follows:  http://www.staceymrva.com

Jesse SEAC, and Jen Topa Highland Planning are submitting a grant to ESL to fund more more benches South Clinton made by the same artist

Rochester Area Foundation Grant– Through the Neighbor Good Grant NBN6 received $1354.98 that paid for projector, screen and etc for NBN6 meetings, plus refreshments. There is $224.00 left for refreshments in the future.

Neighborhood Service Centers – Nancy Johns-Price

A new pamphlet listing resources is available. Uplift – Southeast Quadrant, call 585-428-7for a copy of this pamphlet.

Census 2020

People needing help filling out the form can go to the library

Census jobs are still available that do not involve going door-to-door.

Fill out the census by internet or phone. After five letters inviting response someone will come to the address for the information. The first Invitation Letters start arriving March 12, 2020 and will continue to come out for about a week after that.

South East Area Coalition – Meeting Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5:30 PM at 630 East AVE. Census recruiting, apply in person.

Clean Sweep – Apply by May 9, 2020. There are 25 places. You get volunteers, they provide tools and pick-up. All events are one day. Block cleanup acceptable

VI       Assemblyman Harry Bronson had a representative at the meeting.

Harry is busy with the State Budget due by April 1, 2020. E-mail your concerns to him.

$500,000.00 of the $2,000,000.00 raised for the Children’s Pavilion project came via Harry Bronson’s office.

VII      COVID-19 Update – No local cases known at this time. Treat it like the flu. Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Towns will respond to it in the best way they can.


VIII     Future Events

  1. David Halter Award on March 20, 2020, at 6:00 PM. SWPC City Love (Event cancelled)
  2. Deer continue to be a traffic concern along Elmwood AVE.
  3. Project Share – There is a grant for $350.00 available if you used up your heat benefits and received a turn-off letter from RG&E. Stop in at the Neighborhood Service Center for help with termination letters. There will be a fundraiser at Record Archive with food and live music to raise money to help small projects.
  4. Next NBN6 Meeting – 2ndMonday in April 2020, April 13, at the Olmsted Lodge.


Respectfully Submitted,

Sandy Brewer

Bill Brewer






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