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Winter Update 2023

Greetings Home Acres Residents,

Thank you for paying your neighborhood dues of $30 for 2022. All directories have been delivered.  If you have paid but have not yet received your directory, please let Lisa know ([email protected]). 

We have a couple of upcoming events as well as some general neighborly reminders:

Mark your Calendars: 
February 4th from 6:30-8:00 Neighborhood Ice Skating
Genesee Valley Sports Complex, 131 Elmwood Avenue
Bring your skates or $3 for rental, skating is free (cash or card accepted)
We will provide donuts and hot cocoa, we hope to see you there!!

Sunday, May 21st : Lilac Run  please note that for a portion of that morning our streets will be inaccessible.
Every year Home Acres provides a water table at the entrance of Eastland and Elmwood and supports the runners. 
This is a great volunteer activity for families! We will let you know about specific opportunities as we get closer to the event! 

Neighborhood Concerns
Important : please remember to report street light outages:  This is a continual safety concern that we can all easily help out with. Just record the pole number on the streetlight and report the outage(s) to RG&E using this online form:

If you have any sidewalk safety concerns, please be sure to contact the Highway Department at (585) 784-5280. If you don’t hear back after a couple of attempts, you should contact Mike Guyon, the Commissioner of Public Works at (585) 784-5225. 

We’ve received a couple of inquiries regarding the funding and formation of a Home Acres sidewalk district in the late 1980’s.  In order to gain clarity on what transpired three decades ago, we met with Mr. Guyon, Commission of Public Works who was able to provide us with insight.  We’ve learned that the 1987-88 proposed Home Acres sidewalk district was rejected by the NYS Comptroller due to the excessive cost per property.
Instead, a consolidated sidewalk district was formed throughout the town of Brighton in 1993 (which includes the Homes Acres neighborhood) and which you see reflected in your property taxes. No funds were ever collected specifically for Home Acres sidewalks. 

Entrance Monuments: As you may recall we met with the town Commissioner of Public Works, Mike Guyon who brought the issue through the proper channels. The town board approved funds to be utilized for an architect to inspect and assess what would need to be done to maintain these historic entrance walls. You can read the motion in the town minutes here:  The architect’s plan for the maintenance of the Home Acres entrance monuments is currently under review by the town. 

If you have questions, concerns, or valuable volunteer hours to share, please contact us at [email protected].

Thank you & be well,

Liz Porta & Lisa Tellem

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