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The Town of Rush is participating in an upcoming bid to
consider an electricity supply contract through the Monroe
Community Power (MCP) program. MCP is a community
choice aggregation (CCA) program that helps
municipalities secure more favorable terms for electricity
supply and support renewable generation sources.
Electricity Supply
Program
www.monroecommunitypower.com
or call us: (585) 244-0244
ATTEND A PUBLIC INFO SESSION TO LEARN MORE:
January 25th at 7 pm at Rush Town Hall - Board Meeting
February 8th 7 pm at Rush Town Hall - Board Meeting
Visit www.monroecommunitypower.com/events
for more event info
If your municipality selects a supplier, eligible residents
and businesses will receive a letter in spring/summer
2023 with their choices and info about how to opt-out.
With CCA, eligible residents and small businesses have:
• Access to electricity supply at competitive rates
• No individual contracts or additional bills

On Friday, January 20, 2023, almost 3,000 surveys were mailed out to Rush Residents, seeking your input in shaping the future of our Town.

You will soon receive (or may have already received) a four-page survey, plus an addressed return envelope. The Rush Comprehensive Plan Update Committee asks for your important input to provide a long-range vision for Rush’s future.

Alternatively, you can choose to complete and submit the survey electronically. To do so, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TSHXNXS and enter the Survey ID number* provided on the top right corner of the first page of the paper survey you received in the mail.  

*   Please note that the survey is anonymous. The Survey ID# was added by the printer and neither the Town nor the consultant can trace it back to your name or address.

If you do not receive a copy of the survey in the mail by Wednesday, January 25th please contact the Town Clerk’s office [(585) 533-1312] and one will be sent to you.

One survey per adult (18+) Rush resident, please!

Supervisor Kusse has decided to cancel the Friday, December 23, 2022 meeting that had been scheduled to interview the applicant's for the sub-board openings due to the Winter Weather Watch/Advisory.

Applicants are being contacted via email and will be rescheduled at a later date.  Drive safely and have a Happy Holidays!

- Winter Storm Watch issued for Jefferson and Lewis counties from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. 

A High Wind Watch remains in effect for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties Thursday evening through Friday evening.

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties from Friday morning through Monday morning.

A Lakeshore Flood Watch remains in effect for the Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River shorelines of Erie, Chautauqua and Niagara counties from Friday morning through Saturday evening.

A Lakeshore Flood Watch remains in effect for the Lake Ontario shore of Jefferson and Lewis counties Friday afternoon through Sunday morning.

A Storm Watch remains in effect for Lake Erie from Friday morning through Saturday evening.

A Storm Watch remains in effect for Lake Ontario from Friday afternoon through Sunday

New York lost the capacity to provide child care to 10,554 children during the pandemic.  Together we can do better!

New York is at a point of crisis. Parents can't afford to pay more for child care and providers can't afford to charge less. The challenges are complex and there are ways we can move forward.

  • Our research is being used by county and state governments to inform how public funds are allocated in the child care system.
  • Together, the Empire State Campaign for Child Care and our Action Network of 5,000+ people just like you won a $7 billion investment in child care over the next four years.
  • Our collaborations with Monroe County government, parents and child care providers led to more than half of Monroe County children ages 0 - 12 years now being eligible for assistance paying for child care.  

We do what kids need most and advocate for what works best. With your tax-deductible contribution, we can urge public officials to make policy changes and public funding available to build a system of high quality child care that is affordable and equitable.

Children need care.

Parents need predictability.

New York doesn't work without child care. You can trust your contribution will be used wisely. The Children's Agenda was honored this year to receive an ETHIE award for ethical leadership. Watch here to learn why:

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With your gift, you help The Children's Agenda change systems for all children, particularly our community's most vulnerable.

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Please click below to read the story in the Genesee Land Trust Fall/Winter 2022 Newsletter featuring the Chase Family.

pdf Genesee Land Trust featuring Chase Family

Now that winter weather is upon us and temperatures routinely dip below freezing, it’s a good time to review the best practices for winter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE is often viewed as a last resort when it comes to employee safety, but it is perhaps the most essential. During cold weather, PPE should be designed to be warm and protective without compromising flexibility and comfort. PPE for the winter months should include:

  • Insulated gloves – protects against frostbite which can affect areas with limited blood circulation, such as the fingers, toes, nose and ears. Insulated gloves are a critical part of winter PPE, balancing protection, flexibility and dexterity even at very low temperatures. Gloves should be soft and layered on the inside with a sturdy, weather-proof exterior to prevent injury against moisture, cold and impact. Gloves also need to provide a firm, safe grip on equipment which is likely to be cold, frozen, icy and slick.
  • Outerwear – The best option here is for layered clothing, with the inner-most layer providing insulation and moisture-wicking properties to move sweat away from the skin. Additional layers add to the insulation factor, and an outer shell that is wind and moisture resistant is important. Outer layers that do not absorb moisture work best to keep the weight of the garment down. Inner layers also add comfort and flexibility as they can be removed should the weather or work conditions permit.
  • UV eye protection – Do not get fooled by the lack of sun in the winter months. It can be just as strong and damaging as during the summertime and can even reflect off the snow to cause eye damage and discomfort. Wearing properly fitting safety glasses or goggles with UV protection should be required. Working outside on sunny, cold days can still damage the eyes through UV exposure.
  • Anti-Slip and Insulated footwear – Safety boots are a commonly worn PPE around the garage area. In the winter, make sure these boots have insulation to keep the feet warm, a sturdy exterior which is water[1]resistant to keep the feet dry, and a solid sole construction to add grip and stability when negotiating slick walking surfaces. Wearing lined socks made of synthetic material that moves moisture away from the feet, but also provides good insulation can also help if the boot insulation is not adequate on its own. You may want to consider insulated sole inserts that can be removed to reduce moisture contact.

It is important to maintain properly protecting and fitting PPE throughout the year, especially during the winter months when our bodies are not equipped to handle the ice, snow and cold conditions. Remember to wear layers, cover exposed skin, keep hydrated, keep active, and avoid prolonged exposure to severe cold weather. For additional tips on winter safety, please contact the Director of Loss Control, Robert Blaisdell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, check out some PPE safety training videos from Safety Source On-line –

Project Adds 1.2 Miles to Popular Multi-Use Trail in Town of Greece, Enhances Connectivity to Regional Trail Networks

Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy 

December 6, 2022 (Rochester, NY) – New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez today announced the completion of a $1.6 million project that added a new, 1.2-mile section to the popular Route 390 multi-use trail in the Town of Greece, Monroe County. The project, which began in April, extended the trail from its previous southern terminus at State Route 104 to Ridgeway Avenue and created a direct link to the City of Rochester’s Eastman Trail, expanding recreational opportunities for pedestrians, hikers and cyclists.

“We are continuing to enhance our transportation network with multi-modal connectivity that can benefit all users, including those who seek access to recreational opportunities that can only be found in the beautiful Finger Lakes region,” said Commissioner Dominguez. “By expanding and promoting greener modes of travel with multi-use trails like this one in the Town of Greece, we are advancing New York State’s ambitious climate goals and improving the quality of life for residents and enhancing the livability of our communities.”

With this new section, the Route 390 trail now stretches more than six miles from its northern terminus at The Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail and winds strategically through the Town of Greece, providing access to multiple parks, several Greece Central School District schools, and key commercial corridors such as along State Route 104. The trail’s new segment is adjacent to the Eastman Business Park, providing a new recreational amenity for hundreds of workers and boosting the site’s attractiveness and ability to attract new businesses.

As part of the project new benches were added at the corner of Ridgeway Avenue and Latona Road, and new curb ramps were installed for the trail crossing at Latona Road and Kodak Park. Large stones were placed along Paddy Creek Circle to create a natural seating area for visitors.

The Route 390 Trail is part of a network of nearby trails that includes:

  1. The Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail — 2.7 miles: A paved shared-use, east-west path within the Town of Greece and provides access to Charlotte.
  2. The Eastman Trail — 1.1 miles: A widened sidewalk along Ridgeway Avenue that extends from Latona Road to Mount Read Boulevard, enhancing connectivity into downtown Rochester.
  3. The Genesee Riverway Trail — 24 miles: An off-road trail along the Genesee River that runs through the heart of the City of Rochester, 11 different parks and the University of Rochester campus.
  4. The Erie Canalway Trail/Empire Trail — 750 miles: New York State’s network of trails that extends from Buffalo to Albany 365 miles along the Erie Canal, and from New York City to the Adirondacks.

CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE: “The completion of this project means an exciting addition to the local trail network connecting our neighborhoods. I’m grateful to NYSDOT for recognizing the importance of enhancing accessibility and look forward to our continued work expanding recreational transportation opportunities within our community.”

SENATOR JEREMY COONEY: “Recreational opportunities are plentiful in our region, and now more accessible with the completion of this project. We are grateful for the efforts undertaken by the NYS Department of Transportation to further connect our community in a sustainable way. Residents of Greece are sure to take advantage of this new trail as they travel to school, support local shops, or simply enjoy green spaces throughout town. We thank the State of New York for their continued investment in our region.”

ASSEMBLYMAN HARRY BRONSON: “Rochester is known for its easily accessible trails and paths connecting our community and offering recreational opportunities for all ages. I’m pleased to see the completion of this new multi-use path along I-390 connecting the Town of Greece with the City of Rochester. I know this path will lead to enhanced accessibility and new transportation opportunities for the families of our region. Thank you to NYSDOT Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez and NYSDOT Acting Regional Director Christopher Reeve for your commitment to this project on behalf of the greater Rochester area.”

ASSEMBLYMAN JOSH JENSEN: “Today’s announcement of the completion of the Route 390 Trail Extension is great news for the people of the town of Greece and the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity for residents of our community to get some fresh air and explore the outdoors in a safe, enjoyable way.”

CITY OF ROCHESTER MAYOR MALIK EVANS: “I want congratulate Commissioner Dominguez and the New York State Department of Transportation on the successful completion of Route 390 Trail and thank them for creating this new gateway into our city. Connecting the City’s bicycle network to the regional trail system is a critical component of efforts to create a hope-filled city with an exciting future.”

TOWN OF GREECE SUPERVISOR WILLIAM D. REILICH: “This project puts us one step closer connecting Greece and surrounding communities with the Empire State Trail. My hope is that our recent collaboration with NYSDOT to develop a feasibility study for restoration of the existing Route 390 Trail north of Route 104 will position them to take the lead on that as a capital project. Restoration of the existing trail, along with the latest project and the eventual future connection with the Empire State Trail are all in keeping with recommendations from the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, and our 2016 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. These projects would not be possible without the leadership and resources NYSDOT brings to the table.”

KODAK EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND CEO JIM CONTINENZA: “Kodak is proud to partner with the New York State DOT in developing the trail extension by providing access to portions of our property to enable the completion of the project. Our participation reflects our commitment to sustainable development and increases the attractiveness of Eastman Business Park by providing access to trails for people who work in the Park.”

RECONNECT ROCHESTER INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARY STAROPOLI: "The new Route 390 Trail Extension fills a critical gap in transportation infrastructure that will allow cyclists and pedestrians to connect with job opportunities, beautiful parks and all that the Town of Greece has to offer and will also offer a more seamless connection to the City of Rochester via the new Eastman Trail. The more safe and scenic trails that are built in our region, the more people will be encouraged to get around on bike and on foot, resulting in a more vibrant and healthier community. This project is a great example of municipalities working across boundaries, and we celebrate this step toward building a well-connected transportation network that provides mobility options and resource access for everyone.”

Accelerating Finger Lakes Forward 

Today’s announcement complements “Finger Lakes Forward,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The regionally designed plan focuses on investing in key industries including photonics, agriculture‎ and food production, and advanced manufacturing. Now, the region is accelerating Finger Lakes Forward with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 8,200 new jobs. More information is available here.

NYSEG and RG&E today announced that both companies will suspend late payment charges on customer bills from December 1, 2022 through April 15, 2023 for all customers. This action is in response to current market conditions that have raised energy supply prices and to provide relief from financial hardships many customers may face during the winter heating season. 

The press release relesaed from NYSEG and RG&E Government & Community Relations from the companies.is found here. 

pdf NYSEG AND RG&E ANNOUNCE LATE PAYMENT CHARGE SUSPENSION FOR WINTER HEATING SEASON

Throughout the winter heating season, the companies will continue to remind their customers of programs and assistance available to help customers manage their utility bills. The Town of Rush Supervisor is committed to distributing any information we receive on these programs to community residents.  Please share the information.   

 

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation 
 Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) is now available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/enb.html