Key Events on Development, Waste This Week

Hello, friends! At our September kickoff meeting, we chose WASTE as the primary issue for focus in the 2016-17 year, with some additional possibilities on sustainable development and renewable energy. Waste is at the top, however, with the eventual closing of the Ontario County Landfill and the need to reduce our waste before then to save increased transportation and disposal costs.

TONIGHT (Tuesday, Oct. 11), there are 2 events related to sustainable development. At 5:30pm at Victor Town Hall, there's a Town Planning Board workshop on theFishers Ridge project focusing on sewers and traffic (Fishers Ridge is the location on Route 96 north of the village where Bass Pro Shop and other retail and residential are proposed). Then at 7:00pm at FLCC in Victor, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, in rooms VC200A and B on the second floor, the Planning Board will be conducting a public hearing on the Gullace project. The Democrat & Chronicle says, "This time, the developers are seeking to build 69 for-sale, ranch-style townhomes with 2-car garages. The parcel in question is between Lynaugh Road and Church Street in the town of Victor. The village annexed a portion of its land to the town for this project earlier this year. The project has been in the town review cycle for years, caught between Victor’s demand for more housing and community members who don’t want more traffic or development so close to the village."

Then on Thursday morning from 9am-noon, Ontario County is holding a county-wide waste symposium (SEE AGENDA) at FLCC's Student Services Buildin Auditorium with an introduction by Victor Supervisor Jack Marren, a review of the county solid waste plan, and then presentations by representatives of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Wegmans, Rochester Home Builders Association, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, followed by a 15-minute (really, that's all?) "Where Do We Go From Here?" session.REGISTER HERE. This would appear to be a place where we can hear current plans and promote such ideas as pay-as-you-throw, waste-upcycling industry, community-scale food composting, plastic bag and styrofoam bans, and more.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at these events!

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