News & Announcements
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will begin repairing the Park Avenue lift bridge on May 2nd. The NYSDOT will place the bridge in the raised position on Wednesday, April 27th where it will remain until repairs are complete, anticipated by May 23rd, if not earlier.
At that time, the NYSDOT Bridge Maintenance crew has agreed to repair and reopen the sidewalk across the bridge. Please continue to visit our website for updates on repair status, detour routes, and the reopening dates for bridge and sidewalk.
Water main flushing will take place April 18-20, 2016. Read the full notice here.
Flushing will be between 9am and 1pm.
Monday April 18 - all hydrants north of the canal, east and west of North Main St.
Tuesday April 19 -- south of the canal, all hydrants east of Main St.
Wednesday April 20 -- south of the canal, all hydrants west of Main St.
The Barge Charge 5K is a part of the Low Bridge High Water Festivities. The 5K will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10AM.
A full schedule of Low Bridge High Water Festivities for May 12-14th will be coming soon.
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A petition was filed on January 25, 2016 with Monroe County by Rhett King calling for a vote to dissolve the Village of Brockport.
The Village Clerk certified the petition, finding 339 of the signatures were currently registered voters in the village.
Rhett King called for the village to commission a study on dissolution. Josephine Matala of Pro-Brockport spoke against such a study. The Village Board spoke unanimously against the request. Read each Village Board member's response:
- Mayor Margaret Blackman
- Trustee William Andrews
- Trustee Annette Crane
- Trustee Katherine Kristansen
- Trustee John LaPierre
A special Village Board meeting was called for March 5, where the date of the dissolution vote was set for May 24th. Read the full Village Board Statement to Voters on Dissolution.
Read the latest Village Newsletter with related information here.
Public Information Session to be Held
On May 10th at 7pm Wade Beltramo, Chief Counsel for NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors) gave a public presenation on what to expect with dissolution. A video of the presentation is available here. The power point slides for this presenation are available here.
SUNY Communities: Exploring Alternatives to Dissolution by Hannah Smith, SUNY Brockport graduate - a thorough research paper on villages and dissolution and the particular position of villages that host a college.
The New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act - a powerpoint presentation from the New York Department of State, March 2010. This explains the law behind dissolution.
NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors) Guide to Local Government Dissolution and Consolidation - guidance to local governments on the authorizing legislation (NY Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act), what it requires and what it does not require under the law as well as the realities of local government consolidation.
Items of Particular Interest/Usefulness in the NYCOM Guide:
- Pages 1-18 specifically discuss elector-initiated dissolution
- Page 2 Point 2 "Resulting Efficiencies"
- Page 3 Point 3 "Change in Taxes" and Point 5 "Establishing Special Districts"
- Page 5 Point 9 "Binding the Town to the Dissolution Plan" and Point 10 "Study Committees"
- Pages 35-37 Section VIII "Underlying Issues Related to Local Government Restructuring and Efficiency"