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City Council to Host Public Input Forum on Outdoor Public Storage

The Rochester City Council will host a public input forum to discuss Outdoor Public Storage Rochester on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers, and Rochesterians are invited to provide input regarding the City’s Zoning Regulations concerning Outdoor Public Storage.

Legislation submitted to the Council regarding Outdoor Public Storage in February 2015, has been held in Committee for further review. As part of the review process City Council is reaching out to constituents in an effort to gather further input on this policy. The proposed legislation is an attempt to address problem properties that create hazards to neighbors and create unsanitary conditions in neighborhoods.

“Citizen input is essential in forming policy that effects the condition of our neighborhoods. We want to ensure every neighborhood in our City is clean and safe for all citizens, and we will work with members of the community to make sure that happens,” said Councilwoman Carla Palumbo, Chair of the Neighborhood and Business Development Committee.

Individuals wishing to speak at the forum do not need to sign up in advance. Here is a link to Int. No. 2015-74, also here is a link to the proposed amendments that the Council is considering to the original legislation on Outdoor Public Storage. Anyone wishing to share their input on Outdoor Public Storage who is unable to attend the public input forum may email or call (585)428-7538.




Akoma Gospel Choir at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Akoma Gospel ChoirOn Saturday, June 13, The Akoma Women’s Gospel Choir will perform a free concert at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street (Adams & Clarissa) at 6 p.m.

This group aims to connect generations of African American women through the history of spirituals.

Donations will be accepted for Nona Patterson scholarships which will be presented to eight young women at the concert.

The Corn Hill Gazette – June 2015

The June 2015 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to Download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover June 2015

School #3 Presents “Honk, Jr.–The Musical”

honk jr the musicalOn Thursday and Friday, June 11 and 12, Nathaniel Rochester School #3 students will present “Honk, Jr.–The Musical” in the Cafeteria/Auditorium at 85 Adams Street. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the evenings of the performances.

Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fable, “The Ugly Duckling,” this is the story of Ugly, who looks quite a bit different from his duckling brothers and sisters. When this heartwarming musical was first “hatched” in 1993, it won the Olivier Award for Best Musical. The message of tolerance and being different features a musical score that boasts songs like, “The Joy of Motherhood,” “Hold Your Head Up High,” “Play With Your Food,” and “Different.”

The cast, students and staff of School #3 have been working extremely hard to present this show and would appreciate your attendance.

Unveiling of the 47th Arts Festival Poster

2014-Corn-Hill-Arts-Festival-Poster-UnveilingThe public is invited to the official unveiling of this year’s Corn Hill Arts Festival poster unveiling on Wednesday, June 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Tony D’s annex location at the Corn Hill Landing.

This year’s nationally celebrated artist will be present to unveil his poster–one that has been described as “a work of fine art!”

Our sponsors ESL will be present to announce the winners of their “Color Corn Hill” contest and Glenora Winery will offer wines to accompany Tony D’s appetizers.

This promises to be a great start the 47th year of our arts festival and all neighbors are encouraged to attend.

Broad Street Preventative Maintenance & Improvements Project

Broad Street Bridge Rochester, NYThis meeting will be an open house forum with presentation boards, visual displays and pamphlets explaining the various elements of the design and construction phases. The design team will be on hand to help explain the proposed project, answer questions, and record public input.

The project includes the following:

  • Preventative maintenance repairs to the Broad Street Bridge
  • Localized full and partial depth deck repairs with a new asphalt overlay
  • Rehabilitation to structural steel framing members
  • Removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk with geometric alterations of sidewalk widths.
  • Placement of new striping patterns (incorporating bike lanes)
  • Upgrades to the street lighting system
  • Streetscape and Historic enhancements

Monday, June 1, 5:00-8:00pm
Kate Gleason Auditorium
Rochester Central Library


Corn Hill Wants You


To Join Us In The


On Saturday, June 20th, just three short weeks before the Corn Hill Arts Festival, the Beautification Committee is sponsoring the CORN HILL CLEAN-UP BLITZ
modeled after the city’s Clean Sweep efforts that take place in May.

This is an opportunity to get outside, meet some great neighbors and spend the morning putting the “shine” on our beautiful neighborhood! Last year we had two dozen neighbors turn out for an enjoyable morning (We promise not to work anyone too hard!!)

Never volunteered before? …… then this is for you!

Consider giving just a 1-time 3 hour commitment (9AM – Noon) to the area you call home!

Meet at Joanie and Pete Fraver’s house at 187 S. Fitzhugh Street at 9:00AM for a light breakfast. Wear a Corn Hill T-shirt if you have one; otherwise one will be provided. Grab a pair of work gloves and trash bags. Some tools will be available – you are welcome to bring your own as well. Work teams will pick up litter, rake, sweep, and trim in the various sections of our neighborhood.

We’ll wrap up at noon and gather again at Joanie and Pete’s for lunch, relaxation, a visit with neighbors, and a chance to win a door-prize or two!

Please consider lending your time for this community effort. We’ll need to know an approximate number for food and supplies, so fill out the form below.

If you would like to take part in the Blitz, please provide the following information or contact the Beautification Committee at: Beautification and Joanie or Pete will get back to you.

The Corn Hill Gazette – May 2015

The May 2015 Corn Hill Gazette is now available to download.

The Corn Hill Gazette Cover May 2015

Friday Evenings at Avery Mall

Avery Mall Fridays Corn HillStarting on Friday, May 29th and continuing every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. (June 26 and July 10 excepted due to the Pre-Fest Picnic and Arts Festival) through September, Corn Hill neighbors are invited to impromptu get-togethers at Avery Mall.

Bring a drink, a bag of munchies or an easy-to-throw-together appetizer, maybe a lawn chair (although there are many benches) and show up at Avery Mall. Some nights we’ll have a few people, other nights we hope we’ll have many.

Please mark your calendars and remind your friends. This is a great way to reconnect with neighbors we haven’t seen over the long winter, to meet new neighbors, and to enjoy this beautiful neighborhood park.

The invitation is open to all!