Household Hazardous Waste Collection

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held for all residents of Monroe County but specifically for the southwest region including the Towns of Chili, Gates, Riga and Wheatland and the Villages of Churchville and Scottsville. The collection, which is being provided by Monroe County, will take place at the Town of Gates Highway Department located at 475 Trabold Road, on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 7:45 am to 12:00 pm.

This collection gives residents the opportunity to dispose of potentially hazardous chemicals in a safe manner and keeps usable items out of the landfills.

Appointments are required at all Household Hazardous Waste
Collections. Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until Friday, April 23rd. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
To schedule an appointment:

■ Visit the Online Scheduler at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark or
■ Call the Town of Gates at 429-8243.

Acceptable Items:
Monroe County residents can bring up to 30 gallons of liquid (ex – paints) and 75 pounds of solids (ex – fertilizers, pesticides) per appointment at no charge. No 55-gallon drums will be accepted:

• Latex Paint (1/3 gallon or more ONLY)
• Oil-Based Paint, Oil-Based Wood Stain & Preservatives.
• Automotive Fluids: antifreeze, brake, power steering and transmission fluids
• Pesticides, Fertilizers & Insecticides
• Flammable Products: gasoline, kerosene, paint thinners, strippers, solvents, glues, etc.
• Household Cleaners: Soaps, waxes; chemical drain cleaners, etc.
• Driveway Sealers
• Pool & Photo Chemicals
• Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
• Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent light tubes)
• Syringes/Sharps: packaged in clear 2-liter plastic bottles and labeled with SHARPS stickers available through pharmacies and Monroe County DES.
• Cooking Oil/ Cooking Grease

Unacceptable Items:

• Used Motor Oil & Lead Acid Batteries (contact service station or retailer);
• Pharmaceutical Wastes (http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/)
• Latex Paint (1/3 full or less- if not dry: remove lid, put in kitty litter to absorb paint and let dty. Throw in trash. Applies to dried up paint cans as well);
• Propane Tanks
• Empty containers (place in trash or recycle);
• Everyday alkaline batteries (place in trash);
• Glazing/spackle & joint compounds (place in trash);
• Asbestos (see Yellow pages under “Asbestos Abatement”);
• Smoke Detectors (place in trash or contact manufacturer);
• Products intended for Industrial Use
• Explosives/Ammunition/Black or Smokeless Powder (Call 9-1-1)
• Shock Sensitive Materials (ie. crystallized ethers, picric acid) (Call 9-1-1)
• Electronics (see County website at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark)

For more information on recycling visit the Monroe County EcoPark website above.

AARP Tax Preparation

At this time, the Town of Chili is unable to host the AARP tax preparation here at Town Hall. We understand this inconvenience, but have made this decision in the interest of safety of our employees, the Tax-Aide volunteers, and the public. Thank you for your understanding.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides several self-preparation options for taxpayers to prepare their own returns:

  • Self-preparation using tax preparation software packages available free of charge.
  • Facilitated Self-Assistance in which you are provided access to free tax preparation software and for which you can request assistance from a Tax-Aide “Help-Desk” staffed by IRS-certified Counselors.
  • Access to TaxSlayer free file tax preparation software and coaching from Tax-Aide IRS-certified Counselors.

If you would like to take advantage of any of the above options, please visit http://www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide and select the self-preparation option. You can also go to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/find-a-location-for-free-tax-prep to find sites near you that offer free tax preparation services.

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

Door to Door Solicitors

The Town of Chili has NOT APPROVED ANY door to Door solicitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Once the State approves such activity and issues safe guidelines I will post such. Once approved you can find a list of approved solicitors on the Town Clerks Web page.

Summer Hours

Beginning June 15, 2020 the Town of Chili will begin Summer hours for all offices, and will remain on Summer hours until Labor Day September 7, 2020.

During this time, offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm. Friday hours will be from 9am to 12 noon.

Special Town Board Meeting

There will be a special Town Board meeting on Tuesday, May 26, at 6:00pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to address expenses related to the Town network.

The meeting will be held virtual, broadcast on FaceBook Live and posted to the Town YouTube channel after the meeting.

May 12 Planning Board Meeting

Pursuant to Section 271 of Town Law, a public hearing will be held by the Chili Planning Board at the Chili Town Offices, 3333 Chili Avenue, Rochester New York 14624 on May 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. At such time all interested persons will be heard. By order of the Chairman of the Chili Planning Board.

In an order to comply with the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York, the public will not be allowed to attend this meeting in person. The public is invited to watch, and participate, via a live feed of the meeting on the Town’s YouTube channel. When commenting state name, address, and the application to which you are commenting on. Comments will be taken when public hearing is opened for that particular application.

Town of Chili YouTube Channel Link

Road Closure: Route 33A

The Route 33A bridge over Black Creek in West Chili will be closing on Monday March 9th to implement the construction of a new bridge. This structure is located between Betteridge Road to the west and Chili Avenue Extension to the east. The closure is expected to last six months.

Detour signs and portable message board informing the traveling public will be in place. The detour will utilize Union Street, Interstate 490, and Churchville-Riga Road.

The road will remain open to local traffic up to the work site. The new bridge is expected to open by Labor Day 2020.

Community Crime Prevention Workshop Video

Did you miss the Community Crime Prevention Workshop presented by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department at the Chili Town Hall? The video of the presentation is available HERE.

The presentation wall very informative and well-received by those in attendance. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Supervisor David Dunning at 889-6111 or ddunning@townofchili.org.