What has been going on in the Town of Perinton? Lots! We have had many new and exciting developments in our Town over this past year. Let me begin with our Recreation & Parks Department.
One of our most popular parks, Fellows Road, is getting a face-lift! You may have noticed that the old chain-link fence along Whitney Road was removed and a new split-rail fence has been installed. The two open-air shelters will be replaced next year, and work on this park will continue into 2017.
The basketball and pickleball courts in Potter Park are being completely rehabilitated. The old surface has been milled, the site regraded, the drainage improved, and the new surface will be in place before the end of autumn 2016.
The Recreation & Parks Department has launched the process of updating their Five Year Master Plan for Parks, Open Space & Trails. The consultant has been selected and the work has begun. The goal is to have the plan presented to the Town Board in November of 2017.
We have had an eventful year in the Code Enforcement & Development Department. As most of you have observed, the large scale remodel of Wegmans on Pittsford-Palmyra Road continues. They are on track to complete the renovations sometime in 2017. A new grocery store, Aldi’s, opened in Perinton this summer, across the street from Wegmans in Perinton Hills Mall. Construction is alive and well in the northwest area of Perinton. Whitney Town Center is a new project which includes rehabilitation of a 28,500 square foot building into retail/office space. There will also be three residential buildings consisting of 151 senior citizen apartment units with a gazebo and an outdoor pavilion.
The Assessment Office is quite busy sending out renewal applications this fall to residents who are currently enrolled in the Star Enhanced or Senior Citizen with Limited Income programs. These applications must be returned to the Assessor’s Office no later than March 1, 2017. Our Town Clerk’s Office is also full of activity with residents paying their school tax bills.
Plenty of activity happening in the Town of Perinton!
Michael G. Barker