Village of Medina
The Public Works crew of the Village of Medina is planning on starting a wood chipping/ tree branch pickup starting on Monday the 6th of May, 2013, if the weather permits. This will be done ONE TIME ONLY so ALL branches are to be at the curb (NOT IN THE STREET) prior to 7 AM on the 6th of May.
The DPW crew will continue until all branches are chipped and cleaned up.
This is for tree branches only. YOU MAY NOT place any bags of leaves, appliances, tires, paint cans, lumber, old fences, hazardous waste, construction debris or anything else other than branches for this clean-up. All of these other items are handled by your weekly trash contract.
AFTER THIS CLEAN-UP, if a resident has limbs, shrubs, brush, twigs, leaves and other yard debris, they are to containerize or bundle them in lengths of four foot or less for the garbage pick up under provisions in the Orleans County program paid for by your property taxes. In the future, if a resident hires anyone to take down a tree, they are responsible to have the brush cleaned up as part of the contract. The village is only responsible for cleaning up the branches from the village owned trees.
Don't sweep leaves and grass clippings into the street. Not only is it prohibited by law (see law below) 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.
is prohibited by law to place leaves 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 (grass and or leaves) 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 (grass and or leaves) or any nauseous or offensive matter.
Exemption for snow plowing services.
Presently, the Village Public Works Department plows and
maintains all roads within the village. Villagers pay for this service
through their village tax.
In addition, village residents' town tax bills includes a tax for town highway departments to plow roads outside the village. Labor, salt, and equipment are all included in the charge. Because the towns provide this service exclusively outside the village, state law empowers town boards to exempt village residents from these charges. Neither Shelby or Ridgeway have enacted such an exemption for Medina taxpayers.
According to Shelby Supervisor Skip Draper, if Shelby and Ridgeway exempted village taxpayers from town snow plowing and equipment charges, the savings to villagers would be:
Shelby-inside-village: $.60 TAX RATE REDUCTION
Ridgeway-inside-village: $1.23 TAX RATE REDUCTION
As a percentage of villager's town tax bill, this would equal a REDUCTION of
18% FOR SHELBY, and
40% FOR RIDGEWAY.
THIS SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT CUTTING SERVICES.
Contact your town elected representatives to request this important exemption:
RIDGEWAY (No contact information on town website)
Brian Napoli, Supervisor
Jeff Toussaint, Deputy Supervisor
SHELBY (from town website)
Skip Draper, Supervisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Schaal, Deputy Supervisor - email@example.com
Steve Seitz, Jr. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Stalker - email@example.com
William Bacon - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
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.
> New York State Department of Motor Vehicles UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET
> POLICE AGENCY NEW YORK STATE POLICE Local Police Code THE PERSON
> DESCRIBED ABOVE IS CHARGED AS FOLLOWS Time
> 7:25 AM
> Date of Offense
> IN VIOLATION OF
> NYS V AND T LAW
> Description of Violation
> SPEED OVER 55 ZONE
> TO PLEAD, PRINT OUT THE ENCLOSED TICKET AND SEND IT TO TOWN COURT,
> CHATAM HALL., PO BOX 117
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