Village of Medina

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Department Pages:
Deputy Mayor - Mark Irwin
Village Trustee - Mark Kruzynski
Village Trustee - Marguerite Sherman
Village Trustee - Mike Sidari
Village Attorney - Matthew Brooks

Winter Parking Ban Notification Starts November 15!!!
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all highways within the Village of Medina and in all public parking lots and areas in the Village of Medina between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. beginning November 15 and ending March 15 of each year, provided that, in the "business districts," as hereinafter defined, the parking of vehicles on all highways therein between such hours, during such period of each year, for a period not exceeding one hour shall be lawful, and further provided that the parking of their vehicles in the so-called Senior Citizen Center parking lot by Village officers and/or employees actually engaged in their official duties or in Village employment between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the proscribed period above-mentioned shall be unlawful if such vehicle shall display a Village employee permit issued for such purpose by the Board of Trustees. The business districts as used in this chapter shall be as set forth in Schedule XVI (§ 236-54).


The schedule for leaf pick up and the policy for leaf pick up are included with this notice. Please take a moment to read and adhere to the policy to make the clean up run smoothly.


The Village crews will be starting their leaf pick up on November 10, 2014, weather permitting. If you have leaves you need to dispose of prior to our pick up, please place them in containers for the trash pick up or use them as compost (see below).


When our crew does start the clean up, please remember to place only leaves (no limbs, no bags of leaves or other debris) AT the curb, NOT IN THE STREET.  IF YOU HAVE ANY BRANCHES, PLEASE PLACE THEM AT THE CURB IN A SEPARATE PILE AWAY FROM THE LEAVES. They will perform one entire pass of all the streets in the village. If there is no snow fall, they will try to do spot clean up of leaves as needed. When the snow starts, all leaf clean up will stop and the rest of the leaves will have to be either set out in containers for the trash pick up or composted.


Please note: It is prohibited by law to place leaves or snow in the road or town right of way. (Vehicle and Traffic Law 1219 and 1220 sub A).
1219A – Putting glass or other injurious substance on highway is prohibited. No person shall throw or deposit upon any highway any glass bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, SNOW or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle upon such highway.
1220A – Throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands is prohibited. No person shall throw, dump, deposit or place or cause to be thrown, dumped, deposited or placed upon any highway, or with the limits of the right of such highway, or upon private lands adjacent thereto, any refuse, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter or any nauseous or offensive matter.

Don't just sweep leaves and grass clippings into the street. Not only is it prohibited but, leaves and grass clippings wash into storm sewer drains, reducing the quality of nearby lakes and rivers. Fish populations suffer when algae, feeding on leaves and nitrogen-rich grass clippings, consume the oxygen they need to survive. Grass also carries pesticides which harm fish. An option you can consider is creating a household compost bin that will turn yard waste into valuable fertilizer and rich potting soil. (Or, you can bag your yard clippings for pickup by your Orleans County trash collection service, or place with no bag AT the curb for our annual leaf pick-up. (SEE Above) For any questions call 585-798-1790


2014 Christmas Lights Parade
2014 Christmas Lights Parade

M. Sargent Photography, Middleport, NY Took this beautiful shot of Rotary Park Clock.
Clock in Rotary Park 2014
M.Sargent Photography took this beautiful shot of the clock in Rotary Park, Medina

Report It!

Citizens can now communicate to the Public Works Department a hazard, complaint or other problem within the community that needs to be addresses simply by clicking the link below:

Be sure to check the "Calendars" section for all upcoming meeting schedules. If you have a request, please send an email to the webmaster listed at the bottom of the home page.
1865 Bent's Opera House in downtown Medina
Dear Friends,

In pursuit of our revival of the 1865 Bent's Opera House in downtown Medina, the Orleans Renaissance Group commissioned a professionally produced promotional video.  

It depicts a grandmother figure, Helen Zelazny of Medina, who, having celebrated her wedding at the Opera House in 1951, finds herself rediscovering the space where she spent one of the most important days of her life.  Making this video was special to Helen, as she would have celebrated her 60th anniversary this year, but for her husband's recent passing.  Original photos of her actual wedding at the Opera House are featured in the video. 

The video was produced by Andrew Manzano, a Rochester-area film maker. 

The story is compelling, the imagery and music beautiful, and the overall effort a work of art.  This video highlights not just our vision for rebirth of the building, but also our focus on promoting the arts and media in all its forms, every step of the way.  I hope you enjoy it, and please share!  

Bring it Back!

This short film featuring the Greycliffe String Quartet shows the emotional connection that we can establish with the places where the cherished moments of our lives unfold. The grandmother in the story actually had her wedding reception in Bent's Hall, in Medina, NY, sixty years ago. We see in this short journey the rich history of this treasured structure intertwined with the magic that this place can hold for the coming generations.
View the video by clicking on the link below.


Photo Montage of Historic Medina
Please click on the YouTube link titled Historic Medina on the menu at the left. These are beautiful images of Historic Medina that go un-noticed by many people. There are undiscovered gems here in Medina. Plan to go out and discover them all!

Date Issued: July 6, 2011


Subject: State Police Warn of E-mail Hoax


NYSP has received complaints about spam that has gone out nationwide and internationally with the information below. The spam appears to have hit a large number of yahoo e-mail addresses. The e-mail had an attached file (Ticket.zip) contains malware. Some recipients report that the malware was caught by their anti-virus software. A sample of the file attachment is being analyzed by NYS OCS IRT.


NYSP PIO has distributed a media release warning about the spam.


We will update this bulletin once the analysis of the malware is complete.


E-mail Sample:


> New York State Department of Motor Vehicles UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET



> 7:25 AM

> Date of Offense

> 07/02/2011



> Description of Violation





New York State Office of Cyber Security

1220 Washington Avenue

State Office Campus, Building 7A

Albany, New York, 12242

(518) 242-5200

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