Press Release Two Public Information Meetings for Proposed Highway Facility



CONTACT:    TERRY FENNELLY             585-394-0625,

                        JIM FLETCHER        585-394-3300,


(Canandaigua, NY) – The Town of Canandaigua is planning to hold two public informational meetings in order for community residents to learn more about a proposed new highway facility.  Each informational meeting will be held at the Town of Canandaigua Highway Garage.  The first will take place on September 27, 2016, at 4:00pm, and the second on September 29, 2016, at 6:30pm.


“Following extensive analysis by the Public Works Committee, the Town Board was presented with plans for a new highway facility and campus upgrades.  If constructed, the facilities will be designed to improve efficiency, safety and the delivery of services to taxpayers,” said Supervisor Pam Helming.


“Before the Town Board takes any action on these plans, we wish to hear from the public. We encourage residents to learn more about the proposal and to provide feedback,” Supervisor Helming added.  She further advised that residents are invited to attend one of the scheduled meetings or to meet with Highway Superintendent Jim Fletcher to learn more about the potential project.  The plans will also be available on the Town’s website.


“Comments on the proposed plan may be shared during meetings or sent to the Town Clerk,” Supervisor Helming stated.


The proposed 40,000 square foot highway facility would replace an existing building built in 1971.  Planned to remain at its current location at 5440 Routes 5 & 20, the new facility would house the Highway Department, Parks Department, and the Town of Canandaigua Water Department.  The project also calls for improvements to the existing transfer facility.


The Town’s Public Works Committee and Highway Superintendent Jim Fletcher are focused on creating a functional, cost-effective, fiscally sustainable facility that will improve both public and employee safety – and serve Canandaigua residents far into the future.  According to architect Scott Bova, the new structure would utilize improved technologies to increase energy efficiency.  In addition to providing much needed space, the proposed new facility would centralize the location of the Town of Canandaigua’s equipment and materials, improving access and increasing employee productivity.


“There are a number of reasons the facility is a wise investment and will strengthen the Town, improving its ability to serve residents.  We’d like community members to have the opportunity to learn more and to provide feedback,” said Terry Fennelly, Chairman of the Public Works Committee and Town Councilman, who encourages all Canandaigua Town residents to attend one or both of the two public informational meetings planned:


WHERE:         Town of Canandaigua Highway Garage

                        5440 Route 5 & 20, Canandaigua


WHEN:           September 27, 2016, 4:00 PM

                        September 29, 2016, 6:30 PM

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