COVID Home Self Test kit.

The Town of Chili will be distributing COVID Home Self Test kits on Saturday December 11th from Noon to 3pm in the lobby of the new Community Center 3237 Chili Ave. Kits are available to Chili residents only, proof of residency will be required. Each kit contains 2 tests, One kit per resident who is physically present. Adult residents only! Please direct any questions to ddunning@townofchili.org or 889-6111

Road Closure: Reed Road

Rochester Southern Railroad intends to close Reed Road at the railroad crossing for repairs.

Date of Closure: November 11, 2021 from 7am to 7pm

Note: The road will remain ope to local traffic only up to the railroad crossing.

Road Closure – Beahan Road

Monroe County will close a section of highway in the Town of Chili known as Beahan Road, between Fisher Road and Ruth Ellen Way.

It is necessary to close that portion of highway effective October 16, 2021 at 7:00AM for approximately four (4) days for emergency railroad crossing repairs. Under the provisions of the Highway Law, the work cannot be properly conducted and completed unless the portion described be closed during the time such work is in progress.

DETOUR: Paul Road, Jetview Drive, and Chili Avenue (NYS Rte 33A). The road will remain open to local traffic only up to the railroad tracks.

Archer Rd. Park- Public Meeting October 27th.

Come join us for a review and public input meeting for the concept plans for a new Town Park on Archer Rd. The meeting will be an open house type, where you can view the concept plans and provide input. The meeting will be open from 5pm – 8pm on Wednesday October 27th. and held at the new Community Center (3237 Chili Ave)

Road Closure: King Road

Monroe County Department of Transportation intends to close a section of highway in the Town of Chili, known as King Road, between Paul Road and Roberto Drive for railroad crossing repairs.

Date of Closure: October 18, 2021 at 9am for approximately 1 week.

Detour: Union Street (NYS Rte 259), Chili Avenue (NYS Rte 33A), Chestnut Ridge Road and Paul Road

Notes: The road will remain open to local traffic only up to the railroad tracks.

Internet / Broadband Survey

An informative online survey put together by New York State Department of Public Service and ECC Technologies. Take the survey to provide your internet service experience, and help tell us there is greater need for Internet service within New York State. The DPS wants to hear from you! Follow the link below to find out more.

http://www.empirestatebroadband.com

2021 Library Strategic Planning Survey

The Chili Public Library is conducting a survey to help plan for the future. Your ideas and input will be used to improve upon the Library’s collection, programs, and services. The survey should take between 5-10 minutes and ends on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Data gathered from the survey will help determine the goals it will set and the services it will prioritize in its long-range plan. The survey is found online at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3DBGG2M

Print surveys are also available in the Library. Survey participants are eligible to enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD 8. Thank you, Jeff Baker, Library Director.

Road Closure: Union Square Blvd.

The Town of Chili is providing notice that union Square Blvd will be closed for utility work at a point between Union Street and Moreland Trail.

Date of Closure: July 7, 2021 from 7am to 7pm.

Detour will be posted.

Plant Native this Spring

Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District Launches 2021 Conservation Tree and Shrub Program

What better way to forget about the cold and snow than to start preparing for spring! The Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District has released their spring 2021 species list for their annual Conservation Tree & Shrub program. For 45 years, the District has hosted this successful program, with almost 16,000 native and naturalized trees and shrubs being distributed to landowners last year alone!

With 23 different species including hardwoods, bare-root conifers, shrubs, wildflowers, and variety packs, The District is doing their part is making our communities green. Don’t want to miss out on getting your species – be
sure to pre-order them, along with other products great for conservation projects including bat and bluebird houses, seed mixes, and more!

The District added 4 new tree and shrubs, plus several new mixes! Our new items are all showy, beautiful trees and shrubs, sure to liven up your yard and attract a variety of wildlife! This year we are offering Red Maple, Yellow Birch, Balsam Fir, and Steeplebush. All native, these species produce wildlife-attracting fruit and flowers, provide quite the fall scenery with their stunning foliage, and can be used for various home projects like furniture and holiday trees. By planting these native plants you can increase wildlife habitat, provide a windbreak (see our conifers), reduce erosion, and help create habitat for pollinators! Check out all the benefits of these and our other selections by visiting our website catalog found at: www.monroecountyswcd.org.

The Conservation Tree & Shrub Program is a pre-order program with a deadline for ordering on March 5, 2021. We have a limited availability for plant stock so in order to ensure we can meet your needs, please order early! We offer mail-in, email, and online ordering. The distribution of the plant material will occur at the Monroe County ecopark on April 22-23, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We will also hold a first come, first serve overstock sale on April 24, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. where you can come in and purchase trees without having to preorder.

Please note that many of our tree species come as young, small rooted clumps – we do not sell full grown trees. Once planted the small seedlings should take to the soil and grow leaves once spring arrives. This year, three of the conifers we are offering are transplants, meaning they are stronger and more mature when you plant them!

Those interested in this program can find the order form and our full color catalog on the District’s website: www.monroecountyswcd.org. If you have any questions or you’d like a form sent to you, contact the Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District at: (585) 753-7380, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m