Monday, February 16, 2015

Week ahead: sessions on Irondequoit’s ‘neglected properties,’ westside city bus route changes, and juvenile justice

Posted By on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 11:11 AM

At 7:35 p.m. Thursday, the Irondequoit Town Board will hold an informal public hearing on neglected and troubled properties. The hearing will be held at the Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Avenue.

The board will be working on legislation regarding such properties, Supervisor Adam Bello says in a post on the town’s website. Officials want to hear from residents and business owners about how the properties are affecting their neighborhoods, he says.

Officials will also examine similar programs from across the state and country.

In his post, Bello says he’s “heard from several residents who are frustrated by the presence of abandoned or unkempt properties in their neighborhoods.” But the problem, he says, is not unique to Irondequoit. BY JEREMY MOULE

The Center for Youth will host an information session on Governor Cuomo’s plans to reform the state’s juvenile-justice system on Tuesday, February 17. New York State is the only state that allows a 16-year-old to be tried as an adult, and some youth advocates want to see the age raised to 21. Elaine Spaull, executive director of CFY, was a member of Cuomo’s Commission on Youth, which developed some of the recommendations. The event will be held at 905 Monroe Avenue, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Regional Transit Service plans to consolidate two bus lines on the city’s west side, and it’ll hold informational sessions on the proposal this week.

The new Route 25 will run between East Henrietta Road and Metro Park and will connect downtown with Monroe Community College, according to a press release from RTS. It’ll replace Route 12, which runs between the 19th Ward and Monroe Community College, and Route 2, which runs between the downtown Transit Center and a stop on Thurston Road near Brooks Avenue.

The sessions will be held at the following times and places:
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arnett Public Library, 310 Arnett Boulevard;
  • 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the RTS Transit Center’s St. Paul Street Information Desk;
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the RTS Transit Center’s St. Paul Street Information Desk;
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Arnett Public Library, 310 Arnett Boulevard.

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