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Next Clarissa Street Initiative Meeting

Winter Scene on Clarissa St. Corn Hill, Rochester, NYBecause our February 2nd Clarissa Street Initiative Meeting at The Clarissa Room had to be cancelled due to severe weather, that meeting has been postponed and will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 16 at The Clarissa Room , 293 Clarissa Street.

Clayton Wiley (Memorial AME Zion Church) and Scott Williams (CHNA Vision Plan Steering Committee) have again agreed to co-chair this meeting and interested neighbors and stakeholders are encouraged to attend and to share thoughts and ideas regarding projects they wish to pursue.

Sidewalks and Home Owner’s Duties

Corn Hill Neighbors Need to Shovel their Sidewalks, It's the LawCorn Hill has long prided itself as being a walkable neighborhood. Many residents walk downtown to work; PAC-TAC teams walk the neighborhood keeping us safe; Dog owners exercise their pets on our sidewalks; and hundreds of visitors walk our Historic Wellness Trail sites.

This year our sidewalks have been especially treacherous as the snow has turned to ice and that ice has accumulated. According to Rochester City Code regulations:

“Property owners have a legal obligation to clear sidewalks adjacent to their properties of obstructions including snow, ice, and snowplow residue.” (Check out City Codes at ecode360.com/RO0104)

In the case of absentee landlords, tenants might sometimes need to help out.

In addition to our snowy sidewalks, some dog owners seem to have become careless about picking up after their pets, making pedestrian efforts even more difficult. Again, this is in violation of our City Code.

A third issue involves shoveling the snow around fire hydrants. When Fire Departments are called to house fires, every second counts, and taking several extra minutes to get water from a hydrant could make all the difference in extinguishing flames in time to prevent serious damage.

It hasn’t been an easy winter for any of us, but all Corn Hill home owners and neighbors are encouraged to be responsible and considerate.

The Corn Hill Gazette – February/March 2015

The February/March 2015 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover February/March 2015

ADAMS STREET REC CENTER POOL AND WEIGHT ROOM HOURS

Rochester Recreation CenterThe Adams Street Recreation Center at 85 Adams Street has posted the following hours for pool usage:

Open Swims:
M-F: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Mon.: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Fri.: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Sat.: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Lap Swims:
M-F: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Wed.: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat.: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Pool admission is free to youths under the age of 18, and individual visits for those over 18 are $2 per visit. Specific programs include free swim lessons for youths, lessons for adults and lifeguard training courses. Our pool is a wonderful neighborhood asset and Corn Hill neighbors are encouraged to make use of it.

The Rec. Center also has a new weight room on the 2nd floor. Hours are:

Monday through Friday, from 7-9 p.m.
Saturdays 10a.m. to noon.

Everyone must fill out a Eazy-Pass form. Neighbors are encouraged to also make use of this facility.

Visit http://www.cityofrochester.gov/adamsstreet/ for more information.

Phillis Wheatley Library Resume Workshop

RochesterWorks! full logo for the Resume Writing Workshop at the Phillis Wheatley Branch Library Rochester, NY, Corn HillNeed a resume, but don’t know where to start?

Come to the Basic Resume Workshop at the Phillis Wheatley Library and create a resume that will get you noticed!
NYSED logo for the Resume Writing Workshop at the Phillis Wheatley Branch Library, Rochester, NY, Corn Hill
Thursday, January 29th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

No registration required.

Questions? Call the Wheatley Library 428-8212.

New York State Library logoThis class is in partnership with RochesterWorks! Funded by the Family Literacy & Workforce Development Grant

City of Rochester Five Year Plan

City of Rochester, NY sealThe City of Rochester is currently gathering information for a 5 year consolidated development plan. This plan is needed to obtain federal funds from HUD. Data is needed by early February 2015 and all Corn Hill residents are encouraged to provide their ideas and feedback for consideration in this plan.

To take part in this survey please visit – www.cityofrochester.gov/cdbgsurvey

Downtown Rochester Parking Summit

Information for Corn Hill Neighbors about the City Rochester Downtown Parking Summit 2015

TEA & TALK AT THE HERVEY ELY HOUSE

Front Picture of the Hervey-Ely House in historic Corn Hill, Rochester, NY during the holidaysJoin the ladies of the DAR for Tea & Talk sessions on Sunday January 25 and Sunday February 22 from 2-3 p.m.

The January 25 topic is “It’s About time” and will focus on the history of clock making in America. An enthusiastic collector will be present and attendees will have the opportunity to view the expansive collection owned by the DAR museum and to ask questions of a modern day inventor.

On February 22, the topic will be “Forgotten Patriots–African-American & American Indian Patriots of the Revolutionary War.” A publication identifying over 6,600 names will include details of the documented service of these patriots along with historical commentary on happenings of the time.

These afternoons will be hosted at Corn Hill’s historic Hervey Ely Mansion, 138 Troup Street.

Reservations are free, but must be made by contacting 385-3068 or sueirondequoitdar@g-mail.com.

A $5 donation is suggested.

Corn Hill Evening of Ice Skating

Corn Hill Neighbors Ice Skating during the Social Committee's ice skating event at Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park, Manhattan Square, Rochester, NYJoin your Corn Hill neighbors on Wednesday, February 4 for an evening of ice skating at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park at Manhattan Square from 7:20-8:50 p.m.

The CHNA Social Committee has reserved the ice rink for this event and admission is free for Corn Hill neighbors and their guests.

Skate rentals will cost $3, however.

Any questions may be directed to Keith at 750-6040.

Clarissa Street Initiative Meeting

Winter Scene on Clarissa St. Corn Hill, Rochester, NYOn December 1st, more than 30 representatives from Memorial AME Zion Church, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, the First Church of God, The Clarissa Room, the Flying Squirrel Community Center, the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, the Landmark Society of Western New York and the Corn Hill Neighbors Association met to view and discuss the Clark Patterson Lee study that offered ideas for possible changes on Clarissa Street that would highlight its historic importance and breathe renewed life into this important Corn Hill area.

There seemed to be sufficient interest to move forward and a second meeting will be held at The Clarissa Room, 293 Clarissa Street on Monday, February 2nd at 7 p.m. Clayton Wiley (Memorial AME Zion Church) and Scott Williams (CHNA Vision Plan Steering Committee) have agreed to co-chair this meeting. All interested neighbors and stakeholders are encouraged to attend and to share thoughts and ideas regarding this exciting initiative for Clarissa Street.