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We have TWO opportunities to clean up Maplewood this Saturday:
-Reconnect Rochester’s SNOWDOWN starts at 10:00, with a group at Dewey and Driving Park and one at Dewey and Palm. Since there’s no snow blocking the bus stops, they’ll be picking up litter along Dewey.
-A group is picking up litter in the Lower Falls and trail also. That starts at noon in Maplewood Park, with refreshments.
Give a little bit this weekend!

The problems with Flint, Michigan’s water system have been in the news lately. This Wednesday’s Maplewood Town Hall meeting’s guest speakers are Patrick O’Connor the Director of the City Water Bureau, and David Rowley, Chief of Water Quality Operations. They’ll be talking about how the Water Bureau gets you your water and to answer any questions you might have. 7:00 PM in the Aquinas Cafeteria!

City Has Begun Mailing Reassessment Disclosure Notices

(Friday, Dec. 4, 2015) – The City of Rochester has begun mailing 2016 reassessment letters to city property owners.  The mailings will continue through the end of December.  The reassessments are an update to the 2012 assessments.  The 2016 assessments reflect current market values.

Property owners seeking an informal review of their 2016 assessment must call the phone number listed on the letter (428-6544) by Friday, Jan. 22 to schedule an informal hearing.

Hearings will continue through February 2016.  Property owners who do not receive reassessment letters by January 4, 2016, should call the Assessor’s Office at 585-428-7221.

 

Free Health And Safety Training And Equipment Available for New Moms

If you have, or know of, a family in the City with an expectant mother or a newborn, free safety training and supplies are available through this program:

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The Maplewood House Tour Committee is attempting to greatly expand the Maplewood “Historic House” District.  Besides being a neat label for the houses, it allows owners of those houses to take a large tax credit for major home repairs.  This would be a huge attraction for Maplewood, as it would especially attract buyers that want to renovate and invest in a house.

However, the survey and study required for this isn’t cheap!  We’ve got a grant to cover most of it, but we’ve got to fundraise to get the balance.

So this holiday season, we’re selling wreaths and poinsettias, with all the proceeds going to the Historic Homes effort.  We have dealt with this vendor before and have had very good experience with their products.  You can customize your wreaths however you like, and they last a long time!

You know you have to get some wreaths and poinsettias for the holidays anyways, why not help your neighborhood at the same time?  Email your order today (click on link to form below) to klhare4@gmail.com

Click here for the order form: 2015 Historic Maplewood Wreath Sale

2015 Loose Leaf Collection

As usual, the Maplewood neighborhood south of Ridgeway is having our leaves collected in the first week of leaf collection- it will happen the week of Nov. 2-6. Pickup north of Ridge way and Charlotte will happen the week of Nov. 23-27.
Loose leaves should be left between the sidewalk and street, NOT in the street!

If you miss the loose leaf pickup, or have additional leaves you want the City to collect after that, you can still bag them and put them in your trash toter.  Please use biodegradable bags!

 

2015 Leaf pickup

 

Council To Host Hearing on  City Asset Advertising Program

 

On Tuesday, October 13th, the City Council will host a public hearing at the start of the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting to hear the thoughts and comments of Rochester residents regarding the proposed legislation for a City Asset Advertising Program.  This item is Introductory Number 382  and is attached.

 

The Council Meeting will begin at 7:30pm and will be held at City Hall, 30 Church Street, Downtown Rochester in the Council Chambers.

 

“As the Chair of the Finance Committee, I feel it is important that we allow the public the opportunity to provide comment on a program that would permit private advertising on various city assets.  It is my hope that members of the community come out and offer their opinion on this proposal,”  said Carolee Conklin, Councilmember At-Large.

 

The hearing is open to the public, and it is not required that a person sign up in advance to speak.  For more information, please contact the City Council / Clerk Office at (585) 428-7538.

Public Meeting Regarding Upcoming Snow Removal Season

Were you dissatisfied or happy with the way the City of Rochester removed snow from our streets and sidewalks last winter? Do you have suggestions for this year’s snow removal? Norm Jones, the City’s Dept. of Environmental Services director is meeting with the northwest community to discuss this topic:

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River Romance!

RIVER ROMANCE is back! The very popular tour of the Lower Falls Hydro plant and guided canoe tour of the Lower Genesee River are offered again this year, along with the regular Lower Gorge tours.  October 2-4.  Check out the full schedule of events at the City’s web page for River Romance:

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/riverromance/

River Romance 2015

Help the Marathoners AND show that Maplewood is a fun and friendly place!

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