Pittsford to vote on water main bond

PITTSFORD – Voters in Pittsford will be asked to vote by Australian ballot at the Pittsford Town Offices on Tuesday, March 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., whether to approve a $400,000 bond for the removal, replacement, and installation of a new water main along Bridge #108, which crosses Furnace Brook under Route 7. Voters will also decide whether to approve a 1% Local Option Tax (LOT), which will levy an additional 1% sales tax on all eligible sales in Pittsford, the proceeds of which will be used to pay for capital debt and projects. Town Manager David Atherton has projected that the LOT will bring in roughly $100K per year in additional revenues for Pittsford.

Two uncontested seats are also on the ballot this year: one seat has a three-year term and one seat has a two-year term. Joe Gagnon, who has been on the Pittsford Selectboard for years, is not running for re-election to his 2-year seat. Dan Adams is running unopposed to replace Mr. Gagnon. Tom Hooker is running unopposed to retain his current 3-year seat.

At Town Meeting at 6:30 on Monday, March 4, at Lothrop School, the voters of Pittsford will be asked to approve a town budget of $1,822,999, of which $1,385,264 is to be raised by property taxes. In a separate article, voters will be asked to approve $1,192,980 for highway expenditures, of which $1,050,780 will be raised by property taxes.

Other articles to be approved at Town Meeting include (but are not limited to):

  • $125,000 for the Maclure Library
  • $17,000 for Village District Expenses
  • The collection of taxes on August 15, September 16, and November 15, 2024
  • The tax exemption of properties belonging to the Pittsford Historical Society
  • $7,500 for the Pittsford Historical Society
  • $5,000 for the Marble Valley Bus (“The Bus”)
  • $1,000 for the Pittsford Cemetery Association
  • $1,000 for the Pittsford Food Shelf
  • $1,500 for the Bowen-Walker Fund
  • $11,964 for the services of the Regional Ambulance Service 
  • $3,600 for the Rutland County Restorative Justice Center
  • $4,931 for the Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice of the Southwest Region
  • $1,400 for ARC Rutland Area
  • $1,000 for the Rutland County Humane Society
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