Canandaigua Town Board Requests Public Input on Highway Project

JIM FLETCHER 585-394-3300,

(Canandaigua, NY) – The Canandaigua Town Board is requesting further community input on proposed improvements to Town facilities used by the Town Highway, Water and Parks Department (“Project”). An overview of the Project, including drawings and cost estimates, is available on the Town’s website,

The third public informational session is scheduled for Monday, November 21, 2016, at 6 pm in the lower level courtroom at the Canandaigua Town Hall, located at 5440 Routes 5 & 20 West, in Canandaigua. The public is encouraged to attend and offer comments. Written comments may also be submitted by mail to the Town Clerk or by e-mail to the Town Clerk at Please submit comments prior to the November 21, 2016 Town Board meeting.

The Project consists of a proposed 40,000 square foot highway facility to replace an existing building built in 1971. The new and renovated facilities would house the Highway, Parks, and Water Departments.

The Project is anticipated to improve the delivery of services by the Highway, Water and Parks Departments by providing additional space for storage of equipment and materials, maintenance activities, and other daily operations. Project facilities are anticipated to increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

The Project is estimated to cost approximately $6 million. Proposed financing includes bonding approximately $5 million and expending $1 million from an existing Capital Reserve. The projected cost to Town residents is approximately $0.25 to $0.35 per $1000 of assessed valuation. The financing structure is subject to change during the review and consideration of the Project.

At the meeting, the Town Board will further consider the Project, including reviews required by State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regulations, as well as the proposed method of financing. 

Any vote to approve and finance the Project would be subject to a permissive referendum. A permissive referendum is a mechanism that affords Town residents the right to file a petition within 30 days of the approval requesting that the Project and/or the financing of the Project be submitted to a voter referendum.

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