Supervisor's Report-Spring Reminders
James E. Smith
As we re-emerge from our homes, enjoy this long-overdue spring sunshine and start to clean away left over fall and winter yard debris, most of the leaves and brush will end up at the curb. We'll be stopping by during April and May to take them away. Please keep a few rules in mind to assist you and us in this effort. Large piles of leaves will be picked up in bulk. Please pick sticks out of the leaf piles as they damage our vacuum machines. We ask that small piles of leaves and twigs be placed in reusable waterproof containers that we can empty into our trucks. (Materials placed in cardboard boxes or plastic or paper bags will not be collected.) For safety reasons, please keep piles back from the road.
Wood chips, which are produced from our weekly pickup and recycled for your use, will once again be available in three locations: Egypt Park, Perinton Park, and the Park & Ride lot on Route 96 just south of Bushnell's Basin. They are available from April 13th through May 27th. This service is for our residents only, and not for commercial/contractor use. If you see commercial contractors taking wood chips, please give us a call with a license plate number or a company name so we can contact them.
As we clean our yards, we often make the unpleasant discovery that the neighborhood dog has left a few "calling cards" behind. Besides the aesthetic issue, there is also a public health concern here. Dog owners, please remember to carry a plastic bag to pick up Pooch's pile and take it back home with you. This is an even more important issue in our parks. Our parks exist for the enjoyment of children and adults, not for an animal bathroom. Serious health issues can arise from fecal matter in play areas. We also have a leash law for dogs in our parks for safety reasons that we request you obey. Please be considerate of others. Thanks!
Rabies remains a threat to our domestic animals and our families. Perinton continues to offer 24-hour Animal Control Service that can be accessed by calling 223-5115 from 7:30-4:00 and 425-7380 after-hours and on weekends. We have held very successful free rabies immunization clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets for the past seventeen years. Another is planned for Saturday, June 19th from 9 A.M. to Noon at our Highway Garage at 100 Cobb's Lane. Any questions regarding the clinic can be directed to our Animal Control Officer at 223-5115.
Free Environmental Protection comes to Perinton on May 18th! Environmentally-friendly disposal of Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics and Paper Documents will all be available at one time and place: Saturday, May 18th from 7:45 AM to 1 PM at our Department of Public Works facility at 100 Cobb's Lane.
- The Monroe County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Unit will be there so, when you are cleaning up, if you come across some old insecticides, cans of paint, or other household hazardous wastes that need special attention, set them aside and call our DPW offices at 223-5115 or visit our website www.perinton.org (you can't sign up at our website but there is a link to the County on-line HHW registration) to schedule an appointment to drop these items off. Or, you can call the County at 753-7600 and make an appointment to take your hazardous waste to them anytime during the year.
- Bring in your old computers, TVs, printers, cell phones, etc. for free drop-off. If you can't make it in on the 18th, we accept electronics any day M-F 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM at our DPW.
- On-site paper document shredding for confidential personal records, receipts, etc. This is for residential records only and there is a five box limit.
- No appointment is necessary for the electronics recycling or document shredding.
- One-stop, free disposal – come on down!!
Check out our website: www.perinton.org for additional information on our trash collection, wood chips, rabies clinic and the Residential Recycling Day under "Departments" and/or "Green Day." I appreciate your continuing cooperation in helping us serve you and in keeping our community a safe and attractive place to live.