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(Canandaigua, NY) – Supervisor Pamela Helming has announced the Town of Canandaigua’s Citizen’s Implementation Committee (CIC) will be holding a public forum on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9am at the Canandaigua Town Hall to provide a question and answer session on proposed Town Code updates.

Additionally, the Town Board of the Town of Canandaigua will be holding a public hearing on the proposed code updates during their regularly scheduled meeting on February 23, 2015 at 6:00pm at the Canandaigua Town Hall.

“Providing multiple opportunities for interested citizens to weigh-in on these proposed code updates prior to the Town Board taking any action is extremely important to me,” said Helming. “By holding two sessions one during the day, and another one in the evening we hope to give the majority of interested citizens an opportunity to provide feedback. For those who cannot make a meeting, the Town Board will accept written comments up until the Public Hearing is closed.”

The proposed Town Code amendments are published on the Town of Canandaigua website (www.townofcanandaigua.org) in a ‘marked-up’ version so that the proposed text code amendments are more noticeable while reading the document. To view this document, please click on this link.

In early 2014, the CIC, led by Doug Finch, Director of Development began the process of fully reviewing and implementing the Town of Canandaigua’s Comprehensive Plan Update. One of the recommended action steps included a review of town code and working to assist with any proposed amendments. Since that time, the Town of Canandaigua’s Planning Board has reviewed sections of the Town Code and made recommendations for consideration to the Town Board.

The proposed amendments include cleaning up definitions, making some wording adjustments to make the intent of the code more clear; as well as some more extensive modifications to the Mixed Use Overlay District and the Residential Lake District.

“Canandaigua Lake is the most precious natural resource we have in our area”, said Finch. “After reviewing the existing town code our Planning Board is making a recommendation that we consider the amount of area that is developable on a given lot adjacent to Canandaigua Lake, or the percentage of lot coverage, to help limit the amount of runoff during rain events.”

The Town of Canandaigua includes approximately ten miles of shoreline along the east and west side of Canandaigua Lake, making the Town the longest shoreline municipality on the lake.

Questions regarding the proposed code changes may be directed to Doug Finch. Doug’s email address is dod@townofcanandaigua.org and his telephone number is 585.394.1120.


The Town of Canandaigua is seeking bids for seasonal lawn care services at the following Town Parks:

Blue Heron Park: approximately 20 acres; located at Firehall Road and Parkside Road; includes a nine hole disc golf course, walking trail and picnic area.

Leonard R. Pierce Park
: approximately 7 acres; located on Goodale Road in the Hamlet of Cheshire; includes a soccer field, softball field, playground, and picnic area.

Richard P. Outhouse Memorial Park
: approximately 34 acres, located on Outhouse Road between Buffalo Street and County Road 30; includes a large playing field, a walking trail, playground, pavilions, and picnicking areas.

Contract Requirements:

  1. Required maintenance includes grass mowing and trimming at a frequency necessary to maintain a grass height of no more than 3”.
  2. Contract period is mid-April – the end of Sept 2015.
  3. Interested applicants should submit a cost proposal by park per week using prevailing wage rates.
  4. Include with the cost proposal professional references, a certificate of insurance, a list of the equipment you will use to complete this work, and the number of employees you will use to perform the work.
  5. Proposals should be submitted no later than February 9 to Dennis Brewer, Director of Parks and Recreation.

For More Information:

Please contact Dennis Brewer at 585.393.1233. Dennis’ email is dbrewer@townofcanandaigua.org and his mailing address is Canandaigua Town Hall, 5440 State Route 5 &20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Thank you,
Pam Helming, Town Supervisor



The Town of Canandaigua is looking for a permanent, part-time Parks Maintenance Assistant. This is a working supervisory position involving routine manual work. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working as the lead supervisor of a small crew, performing routine landscaping and general maintenance tasks, and an understanding of how to safely operate a variety of equipment such as trucks, tractors, mowers, saws, weed eaters, and other items. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including some weekends and possess a valid NYS Operator’s license. The position is 28 hours/week.

For more information, please contact Director of Parks and Recreation, Dennis Brewer @ 393.1233. Interested candidates must submit an application no later than January 30, 2015. Email your application to dbrewer@townofcanandaigua.org or mail to Dennis Brewer, Town of Canandaigua, 5440 State Route 5 & 20, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. The Town of Canandaigua is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To download an application, please click here.

Thank you,
Pam Helming, Town Supervisor


Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District (OCSWCD)

OC Soil & Water Conservation District is once again offering various species of trees and shrubs as well as bluebird boxes and supplies for sale. Orders must be placed by March 20, 2015. For more information, please refer to the order form or call OCSW at 585.396.1450.

Thank you,

Pamela A. Helming,
Town Supervisor
585.394.1120 x 2224 office


Citizen's Implementation Committee

The Citizen's Implementation Committee has been working to revise the action steps from the 2011 Comp Plan Update since April 2014.
To learn more information and to view the presentation that was approved by the Town Board at their December 22 meeting, please click here.



(Coliform bacteria & E. coli)
Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a REBATE program for TESTNG YOUR WELL WATER.
The program is open to ONTARIO COUNTY residents.

For more information:
Call: 585.394.3977 x427 or Email: nea8@cornell.edu

Pam Helming,
Town Supervisor



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Pamela Helming, Town Supervisor
5726 County Road 32
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-1120-Office
(585) 394-5094-Home

Keith Cutri
4963 Hillcrest Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 451-3994 - Cell

Ralph Brandt
6235 Route 5 & 20
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-1723-Office
(585) 394-5477-Home

Terry Fennelly
4545 Middle Cheshire Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-0625-Home

Gregory Westbrook
3844 County Road 16
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-8912