Sidewalks, recycling, loans and more on Pittsford agendaBy Lucia Suarez
STAFF WRITER | February 06,2013PITTSFORD — A three-week break in biweekly Select Board meetings has given Pittsford town officials a packed agenda tonight.
Town Manager John Haverstock said the reason for the three-week break was the month of January having five Wednesdays with the first meeting landing on the first day of the month.
The Select Board’s consideration of the town’s Planning Commission’s proposal to adopt a permanent zoning ordinance. Haverstock said the town has operated under an interim zoning ordinance for two years and now they want to make it permanent.
“It’s exactly the same as the interim ordinance,” he said.
The Dufresne Group, are scheduled to give a presentation on the sidewalk construction project through the village center down Arch and Pleasant streets to Lothrop Elementary School. The project, which will be constructed next year, is expected to cost close to $400,000.
“This (discussion) will be on the alignment of the sidewalk and the alternatives like should we expand the sidewalk from the elementary school to Route 7,” Haverstock said.
He said they were expecting the alternatives presentation by the Dufresne Group in a couple weeks, but were pleasantly surprised when they were ready for tonight’s meeting.
“The project is just a sidewalk, so maybe it’s not as complicated,” the town manager said.
According to the agenda, the Select Board members will also execute loan documents regarding the state’s well-drilling loan fund.
Haverstock said the state is ready to start distributing $6,000 loans for 26 Pittsford residents who will be disconnected from the Proctor water system soon. The board just needs to sign some paperwork for the state, he said.
The final agenda items to the town’s recycling and garbage removal practices. It will feature a discussion and presentation by Rutland companies Casella Waste Systems and Earth Waste Systems and the Rutland County Solid Waste District.
“We had wanted to discuss the notion of doing zero-sort recycling (with Casella),” Haverstock said. “We have been given a tour of Casella’s facility in Rutland. We were certainly impressed, but we will see if it makes sense for our residents.”
The Select Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the conference room in the town office building.
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