2/9 – Dog Park Plan

Rochester City Council Committee to Review Dog Park Plan

February 9 | 4:00

City Council will consider legislation that would authorize proceeding with the proposal for an initial Pilot Period of Six Months and to authorize $40,000 in funding to support initial improvements during the month of February.  The Parks and Public Works Committee, Chaired by Councilman Haag, will consider the matter at its meeting on Thursday, February 9th in the 4PM hour.  The exact time will be dependent on the length of other Council Committees prior to it but should be around 420 or 425PM.  If approved by the Committee, the proposal would move to consideration by the full Council on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:30PM.  An opportunity to Speak to Council is available at 630PM that evening should you wish to be heard.  A sign-up process exists for speaking to Council and I would recommend that you contact City Clerk Washington’s Office to sign up.

Patti Singer wrote an update article on the D and C’s Website recently:


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Have a broken furnace, water heater, or water service?

PathStone is accepting applications from City of Rochester residents who have a broken furnace, water heater, or water service. The homeowner must be up to date on their City and County property taxes and be income eligible. Please see the EARP Brochure for  the full details.

Applicants can start the application process by calling (585) 442-2030 ext. 214 or visiting our office at 15 Prince Street 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

– Scott Oliver – Deputy for Energy Programs – PathStone Corporation

400 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

Office: (585) 442-2030 ext.204

Cell: (585) 773-4186

Fax: (585) 442-2039


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2/7 – Next UMNA Meeting

February 7 | Tuesday | 7:00 – 8:30 | New Life Church (Use Rosedale Entrance)

All Are Welcome. Do plan to come.

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2017 Annual UMNA Membership Drive

Your membership and dues our vital to our work on behalf of the entire neighborhood.  Active participation is not required though Very Much welcomed.

Yearly membership:

$20/household, property owner or business

$10/Senior citizen, student or tenant

Contributions also welcomed for the Monroe Avenue Beautification Fund where we maintain seven gardens, and for additional Neighborhood Support.

 Checks made payable to UMNA

Mail or deliver to: Jane Alexander, 63 Avondale Park,

or deliver to: Chris Stevens, 179 Crosman Terrace.

Please include: Your name, address, phone # and email.

Visit us at:  www.UpperMonroeAvenue.org for current items of interest, and to join our email list.

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Simple Act of Kindness Opportunity

RCSD Sock Drive Underway

Now through Feb 15 | Drop Off at Park Ave Pets

This is easy – a Sock Drive is underway for the Rochester City School District’s Families in Transition Program (Homeless).  Please consider donating NEW SOCKS in ANY SIZE for ANY AGES!  Pick up a package when you stop at the grocery for yourself, pharmacies sell them, anywhere socks are sold.  Drop off in Upper Monroe at Park Ave Pets, or Rochester Public Market in new Shed D at Flour City Coffee/Elaine the Coffee Lady (an Upper Monrovian), Arnett Branch Library, or Lyell Branch Library.

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Rochester City Council Survey – Your Input Sought

Now through February 1st | 2 -3 Minute Survey

Rochester City Council is requesting input from Residents and Businesses regarding the business permit process as Council considers changes to the current process.  High Impact businesses are no longer subject to permit process (entertainment, amusement, second hand dealer, pawn broker, convenience stores). At this time only 4 categories of business must have a permit – Bars, restaurants, automotive services, salons (tattoo, hairdressers, barbershops, body piercing, and appearance enhancement).  Please complete the brief survey found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/businesspermit

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3/4 – Wide Water Gardens Open Enrollment

Saturday | March 4 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Monroe Branch Library

This event is for gardeners who are either new to the Wide Water Gardens community or existing members who want to change their plot location. Plot pricing varies by size. Costs are $20 for a 4’x4′ plot, $30 for a 4’X12′ plot and $45 for a 12’x12′ plot.

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Notes from RPD

Auto Larcenies Haven’t Gone Away

Here’s what we can do to help ourselves regarding thefts from vehicles:

  • LOCK YOUR VEHICLE, even if you’re just “running into the house.”  These are crimes of opportunity.
  • DO NOT leave purses, wallets, computers, GPS systems, loose change, etc., in your car, especially in plain sight!  In most instances, these individuals are simply walking along through backyards, unseen and undetected, trying door handles on cars.
  • DO NOT leave a spare key in your glove compartment!  It’s the first place they look and they then can check your trunk after they’ve rummaged through your car.
  • Record serial numbers or engrave some sort of identifying mark on your belongings.  In the event they are stolen, you will be able to identify and reclaim them should they be found.
  • LOCK AND SECURE your garage and/or shed.
  • You should ALWAYS CALL 911 if you find items missing from your vehicle, garage, etc.  Reported incidents are how RPD keeps track of crime patterns developing in neighborhoods.
  • Make sure that the exterior of your home/apartment are well lit!  If you have motion-sensor lights, it was suggested by one officer that rather than having the light shine on the ground, point it towards your neighbor’s bedroom window (after asking them of course!) and have them do the same!  Even with window blinds down, if the light is activated in the wee hours, it will alert one of you that there is activity in the backyard or driveway.
  • If outdoor lighting is inadequate at your rental property, contact your Landlord!  Your safety should be his concern.
  • Lastly, if you see someone or something suspicious, PLEASE CALL 911.  Officers would rather come out and find nothing, than to arrive too late after an actual crime has been committed.  YOU’RE WORTH THE TRIP!

Ever walk anywhere with your nose in your phone?

You are creating a Crime of Opportunity that’s so common it has a name – Apple Picking.  Car pulls up with multiple occupants and demands your phone, wallet while they’re at it, it happens so fast and it’s happened in Upper Monroe.


If you see pan-handlers with signs asking for $, approaching cars… call RPD.

Package Thefts

The holidays behind us, yet it’s still worth noting: as much as possible, do be sure to have someone at home when you are expecting a delivery.  If that can’t be arranged, consider having the package held at the local UPS/Fed-Ex/etc. office for you to retrieve.

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12/8 – RPD Notice – Fatal Hit and Run

The vehicle in the attachment that may have been involved in a fatal motor vehicle/pedestrian accident

MCAC CIB 16-413 (ATL 809 Monroe Ave Hit & Run Vehicle) – UPDATE

If you have any information about this incident you can call crime stoppers at 585Ͳ423Ͳ9300 or the nonͲemergency line at 311. You can also contact Inv. Melissa Frasca at 585Ͳ428Ͳ7422 or Inv. Mario Correia at 585Ͳ428Ͳ9913 with questions or information.


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1/05 – RPD Search Notice – Robbery

Dear Community Member,

The Rochester Police Department – Goodman Section – is looking for assistance in identifying the individual shown in the attached flyer .  – Original RPD Flier

If anyone has any information – Please call 911 or 311, or the Goodman Section NSC #428-7640.

Thank you.

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