Monday, May 4, 2015

Week Ahead: Events for the week of Monday, May 4, 2015

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 9:37 AM

At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, the US Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on its final designs for a wetland restoration project in Braddock Bay. The meeting will be held at Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Boulevard.

Corps representatives will explain the proposed plan and members of the public will be able to submit written comments.

The Corps wants to build an artificial barrier beach to break waves coming in from Lake Ontario. The waves have been eroding the shore, leading to the loss of important wetland habitat.

Under the plan, the Corps would also remove invasive cattails in key areas and it would build channels and potholes — essentially small, shallow ponds — to create openings in overgrown areas. The Corps also plans to establish additional coastal marsh in one section, adjacent to existing wetland area of the same type.
Information about the project is available here. BY JEREMY MOULE 

On Tuesday, May 5, advocates and activists from across New York State will gather in Albany to rally and lobby in support of the Gottfried/Perkins New York Health Act.

The New York Health Act would create a publicly funded, universal single-payer health care system in New York. Everyone would be covered, regardless of immigration or employment status.

RSVP for free transportation to the rally courtesy of Metro Justice. Bus pickup is at 6 a.m. at 803 West Avenue. 

A public meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, on the Genesee Valley Park west master plan. The meeting is at the Genesee Waterways Center, 149 Elmwood Avenue in the park.

The public will get a look at the almost-final version of the plan before it’s submitted for state approval sometime in June.

One of the focuses of the plan is how to meet growing demand at the Genesee Waterways Center while preserving the historic character of the Olmsted park.

The master plan will also evaluate conditions at the pool and ice rink complex, ball fields, tennis courts, lodge, and playgrounds. It will look at how vehicles and people move through the park, complete an analysis of the landscape, and include a study of the river shoreline — mostly as it relates to access to and use of the water. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

The Rochester school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, to adopt the district’s near $800-million budget for the 2015-2016 school year. The meeting will be held at the district’s central office, 131 West Broad Street.

The budget still requires approval by City Council. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

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