Town Happenings Coming Soon

Supervisor David Dunning will be adding regular commentary to the Town of Chili Website!

The Supervisor’s Corner will feature news and announcements, and talk of what’s going in the Town as well as what is coming to Chili in the future.  Supervisor Dunning hopes that our residents enjoy the series and look forward to your comments and questions.  Reach out to him via email ddunning@townofchili.org.

 

Notice of Road Closure – Fisher Road

Delta Railroad Construction intends to close the railroad crossing at Fisher Road for railroad crossing rehabilitation.

Date:  October 20, 2017 at 8am through October 24, 2017 at 6am.

Detour:  Detour will be posted.

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

Community Shred Day – October 17, 2017

Classified Scanning and Shredding is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month by  offering a free Community Shred Day on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 425 Paul Road.

This is your opportunity to get your old personal and confidential documents shredded at no cost!  These documents are accepted:  documents with staples and clips, 3-ring binders, receipts, junk mail, all types of envelopes, file folders.

Limit three boxes per person please, no appointment necessary.

Hubbard Park Upgrades

The Town of Chili received a Community Development Block Grant which allowed for improvements to Hubbard Park!  The improvements include re-sealing of the tennis courts, the re-sealing of the basketball court, and new basketball hoops, rims, and backboards.  The tennis courts were lined for both tennis and pickleball.

We hope you enjoy these upgrades!

Zombie Properties

Recently the Town of Chili Building Department has been besieged by resident complaints regarding the maintenance of purportedly vacant properties. New York State has essentially preempted this area of enforcement by the adoption of §1310 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law in December of 2016.

The Building Department at the Town of Chili has begun advising residents to register their complaints regarding property maintenance issues on foreclosures being maintained by the bank or its agents (property maintenance company) at (800)-342-3736; additional information is available at the following website: http://www.dfs.ny.gov/banking/pff.htm. Residents can register complaints (grass, property maintenance, rubbish etc…) as often as they wish for the same property or for any other properties The process is simple and takes approximately 10 minutes.

We have been asked several times as to whether the Town is able to maintain the property by mowing the grass, etc. Please be aware that absent the separate legal authority the Town does not enter private property. This includes bank owned or properties in foreclosure. Town Code Enforcement will still receive these complaints, taking the address and the nature of their complaint so that we may inventory delinquent properties. However, the Town’s ability to be compensated for property maintenance on such properties has been constrained by Monroe County.

Prior to registering any vacant property, it is important to verify that the property is actually vacant (defined by §1309(2) of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law) and not still occupied by the homeowner, as we are still charged with code enforcement for owner occupied properties. The protocol for those properties still occupied by a resident is as follows; reach out to homeowners to discuss avenues to resolution, issue orders to remedy mandating time and compliance expected and finally legal enforcement.

Should you have any questions feel free to contact the Building Department at 889-6143.