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Village Board Meeting/Workshop 1-25-21

January 22, 2021

The regularly scheduled Village Workshop, to focus on Budget Discussion for FY 2021-2022, will include some action items at the end of the workshop portion of the meeting.

This meeting will be held via zoom.  The login information is below, or can be found on the agenda, under Village Board/ Minutes and Agendas (to be posted end of day 1/22/21).

Erica Linden is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Village Board Meeting
Time: Jan 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81440108779?pwd=Lzl0anlpUTBGc2FOOFlVWXg1Z29Wdz09

Meeting ID: 814 4010 8779
Passcode: 190537

 

 


Vaccine Update 1/21/21

January 21, 2021

From the NYS website www.governor.ny.gov:

*ALERT: The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives. The Federal Government has only given New York approximately 250,000 vaccines/week for over 7 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited*  

Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment.

A new state-run vaccination site opened at the Dome Arena in Henrietta, New York. As with other state-run vaccination sites, vaccinations are by appointment only. New Yorkers can utilize the State's "Am I Eligible" app or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829) to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment, if available. Appointments to receive the second dose at these sites are scheduled in-person after receiving the first dose. New Yorkers should not attempt to book their second appointment online.

AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. IF YOU VISIT A LOCATION WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A VACCINE.

Please be patient.  Appointments are booking into April right now.  We are hopeful for an increased supply soon.


Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial / January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

On January 19, at 5:30 pm, we are coming together to honor the lives lost to COVID-19 and mourn with communities across our country forever changed from this deadly virus.

Join the Village of Brockport in lighting a candle during the #COVIDMemorial.

– Light a candle in your window and join fellow Americans for this national moment of remembrance.

 – Ring a bell during the national ceremony to join us in a collective moment of remembrance.

 – Tune in on January 19 at 5:30pm ET for a national "Covid Memorial" ceremony featuring the first-ever lighting of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to honor those who have died.


Vaccine Eligibility as of 1/11/21

January 11, 2021

Am I eligible for a vaccine?   Check the State Website Here.

 

For Immediate Release: 1/11/2021 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL NEW YORKERS, INDIVIDUALS 75 AND OLDER CAN BEGIN SCHEDULING WITH PROVIDERS COVID-19 VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS

The Initial Groups of Phase 1b Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Include Individuals 75 and Older, First Responders, Corrections Officers, Teachers and Other School Staff; In-Person College Instructors, Childcare Workers, Public Facing Grocery Store Workers, Transit Workers and Individuals Living and Working in Homeless Shelters

Vaccine Administrations to Begin at Hundreds of New Sites This Week As Part Of New York's Newly Expanded Vaccine Distribution Network

Due to Limited Federal Distribution of Vaccine Supply All New Yorkers are Encouraged to Remain Patient When Scheduling Appointments

Appointments Could Take Up to 14 Weeks Due to Limited Federal Allocation

Click Here to Determine Eligibility and Schedule Appointments with Administrating Providers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New Yorkers within priority group 1b can now begin scheduling appointments with individual providers, including pharmacies, local health departments, and hospitals, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those now eligible to receive the vaccine include individuals 75 and older, first responders, public safety officers, teachers and other school staff; in-person college instructors, childcare workers, public-facing grocery store workers, transit workers and individuals living and working in homeless shelters. Eligibility determinations and a list of nearby providers where appointments can be scheduled can all be done through New York's new 'Am I Eligible " app. New Yorkers can begin calling the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 4PM on Monday, January 11: 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Since federal supply severely limits the ability to distribute vaccine, New Yorkers are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment. New York's vast distribution network and large population of more than 4 million eligible individuals in this priority group dwarf the vaccine supply coming from the federal government, which is arriving at a rate of approximately 300,000 doses per week. As such, eligible New Yorkers should be prepared to receive an appointment date as far as 14 weeks in the future.

"After ten long months, the expansion of eligibility for additional New Yorkers to begin making their COVID-19 vaccination plan is a light at the end of the tunnel," said Governor Cuomo. "The vaccine is the weapon that will end the war, and as we continue to prioritize healthcare workers as hospital capacity necessitates, New York is proud to have reached this milestone and we strongly encourage all who are newly eligible to schedule their free vaccination appointment as soon as possible."

Under New York's expanded eligibility, the following individuals will now be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:
• Individuals Age 75 and older
• First Responders and Support Staff of First Responder Agencies
 Fire Service
 State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
 Local Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
 Police and Investigators
 State Police, including Troopers
 State Park Police, DEC Police, Forest Rangers
 SUNY Police
 Sheriffs' Offices
 County Police Departments and Police Districts
 City, Town, and Village Police Departments
 Transit of other Public Authority Police Departments
 State Field Investigators, including Department of Motor Vehicles, State Commission of Correction, Justice Center, Department of Financial Service, Inspector General, Department of Tax and Finance, Office of Children and Family Services, and State Liquor Authority
• Public Safety Communications
 Emergency Communication and Public Safety Answering Point Personnel, including dispatchers and technicians
• Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel
 Court Officers
 Other Police or Peace Officers
 Support of Civilian Staff of any of the above services, agencies or facilities
• Corrections
 State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Personnel, including correction and parole officers
 Local Correctional Facilities, including correction officers
 Local Probation Departments, including probation officers
 State Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
 Local Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
• P-12 Schools
 P-12 school or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff, and support staff including bus drivers)
 Contractors working in a P-12 school or school district (including contracted bus drivers)
 In-Person College Instructors
 Employees or Support Staff of Licensed, Registered, Approved or Legally Exempt Childcare Setting
 Licensed, Registered, Approved or Legally Exempt Childcare Providers
 In-Person College Instructors
• Public-Facing Grocery Store Workers
• Public Transit
 Airline and airport employees
 Passenger railroad employees
 Subway and mass transit employees (i.e., MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NYC Transit, Upstate transit)
 Ferry employees
 Port Authority employees
 Public bus employee
• Individuals living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of your the same household
Individuals working (paid or unpaid) in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared by individuals and families who are not part of the same household, in a position where there is potential for interaction with shelter residents

Until this point, 2.1 million New Yorkers in priority group 1A have been eligible to receive the vaccine. This includes patient-facing health care and other critical hospital workers, seniors living in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, and people with disabilities living in congregate settings. Distribution sites were established directly within hospitals, FQHCs, and urgent care clinics to provide direct access to all those eligible. To further accelerate the vaccination rate of priority health care workers, and begin the vaccination of group 1B essential workers and 75-plus year olds, New York has established a network of distribution sites that will supplement the work being done in hospitals to prevent any one hospital from becoming overburdened.

This new network will utilize doctors' offices, Federally-Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, ambulatory centers and pharmacies to get doses in the arms of eligible New Yorkers. More than 1,200 pharmacies have already committed to participating in this network, with nearly 500 scheduled to come on-line this week. Providers across the state will begin accepting vaccination reservations on Monday, January 11 when a centralized state website goes online that lists nearby providers where appointments can be scheduled. Pharmacies will be provided vaccines for New Yorkers aged 75 and older, while hospitals will continue vaccinating 1a healthcare workers, and local health departments and union-organized efforts will serve essential workers in 1b.

Additionally, the Department of Health is setting up 20 mass distribution sites throughout the state over the next several weeks to support all categories of eligibility. Opening on Wednesday:
• Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (NYC)
• Westchester County Convention Center (Westchester County - in partnership with County Health Dept. and Westchester Medical Center)
• State Fairgrounds (Onondaga County - in partnership with County Health Dept.)

Additional sites will be launched in the days to come.

Under this expanded vaccination network, hospitals will continue to prioritize unvaccinated members of 1A: health care workers. Additionally, large union groups, including but not limited to police, firefighters and educators, have been asked to organize plans for vaccinating their members to the extent possible, incorporating coordination and partnership with local health departments. This will enable other providers in the network to focus on New Yorkers over the age of 75, which represents the largest group in 1B at approximately 1.4 million people.


Mayor's response to 1-6-21 events

January 8, 2021

Mayor Blackman's response to the events at the Capitol on 1-6-21 can be found here.


Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs

January 4, 2021

Learn more about the Covid-19 vaccines here.


Village Offices Closed

December 31, 2020

The Village Offices will be closed Thursday, 12-31-20 at 12:30pm and Friday, 1-1-21.  Offices will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Happy New Year!


Village Board Meeting 1-4-21 Canceled

December 31, 2020

The Village Board Meeting for Monday, January 4, 2021, is canceled. 


12-28-20 Village Workshop

December 24, 2020

The Village Board Workshop will be held via Zoom on 12-28-20.  The link is available on the agenda, here.

Please note, at the Village Board meeting on 12-21-20, zoning code was mentioned as a possible topic for the workshop agenda.  This discussion will take place at a meeting in January.


Village Offices Closing

December 23, 2020

Village offices will close on Thursday, 12/24/20 at 12:30pm, reopening on Monday, 12/28/20. 

Offices will close for the New Year's holiday on Thursday, 12/31/20 at 12:30 and reopen Monday, 1/4/21.

Our police officers will remain on duty and our DPW will remain on call.  Thank you for keeping us safe! 

Happy Holidays!


NYS Covid-19 Vaccination Program

December 23, 2020

Please find information about the state's covid-19 vaccination program, including distribution phases, here.


Village Board Meeting 12-21-20

December 18, 2020

Village Board Meeting agenda for 12-21-20 now available; the meeting will be on zoom. Login information available on the agenda, located under the Village Board tab / Meetings and Agendas menu.


Village Court Closed

December 18, 2020

The Village Court is currently closed to in person transactions. Please check the court page here for updates and directions for how to pay tickets or direct correspondance.


Please take our survey on local policing and BPD

December 11, 2020

Village of Brockport seeking responses to a survey on local policing

Since early September a Police Advisory Committee, whose membership is representative of the greater Brockport Community, has been at work addressing Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 203 which mandates that municipalities with a police force examine reforming and reimagining their police departments. The committee’s biweekly meetings have been recorded and are available to the public on the Village of Brockport’s Facebook page and website (link coming soon).  Minutes are also available on our website here.

Municipalities must report their findings to the public in a public hearing, and enact any changes in a local law by April 1, 2021.

Public input in this endeavor is important. Members of the greater Brockport area who are business owners, customers, caregivers of BCSD children, and travel through our village are welcome to submit a survey; input is not limited to village residents.  We want to know your thoughts on the Brockport Police Department. Accordingly, we have a short survey on local policing that we encourage you to take. The survey can be accessed here.

Thank you for helping to ensure that Brockport’s Police Department continues to serve the public in the best manner possible.


Leaf Collection for 2020 is Complete

December 11, 2020

Leaf Collection for 2020 is now complete.  Our leaf collection truck will now be readied for snow operations.


Village Tree Trimming & Removal

December 11, 2020

It is the time of year when our Department of Public Works removes parts of or all of village trees that may be unhealthy and a possible safety hazard.  Please be advised that trees are assessed for health and risk; a tree may appear healthy but be rotted on the inside or exhibiting signs of blight that will render it a hazard in the near future.

We are proud of our Tree City USA designation and our urban forest is a priority for us, which includes trimming, removal, and replanting from time to time.


Virtual HolidayTree Lighting

December 10, 2020

Thank you to Brockport's Fit Club 24/7, located at 39 N. Main Street, for donating this year's holiday tree!

Join us for a Virtual Holiday Tree Lighting, Saturday, 12/12/20 at 4pm on our Facebook page.

Fit Club 24/7 owners Pat Roberts and Kathy Collins and family members will light the tree in Sagawa Park, at the corner of Main and Erie Streets. 

Celebrate the season with us wherever you are!


Brockport Holiday Stationary Parade - Dec 13

December 10, 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020   5pm-6:30pm

The annual Brockport Holiday of Lights Parade is STATIONARY this year!

Thanks to the Stetson Club, the Brockport Central School District, and the Parent, Teacher, Student Association for collaborating on a covid-safe holiday parade!

Please enter the Central School District Drive via Redman Road and New Campus Drive.

Drive along the school campus route, remain in your car to enjoy the stationary parade entries.

Exit at the intersectionof Allen Street and Centennial Avenue.


12-7-20 Village Board Meeting

December 4, 2020

The agenda and packet information is available on the Village Board/Meetings/Agendas page.  This meeting will be via Zoom only.  If we are able to stream via Facebook we will do so, but plan to attend via zoom if you want to be in the audience, just in case we have difficulty with the stream. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89029067542?pwd=ZmI3Y0U4dnZLT25jUXlkcXo0c1ZPZz09

 

Meeting ID: 890 2906 7542
Passcode: 228063


Brockport's BIG TRUCKS-Winter Wonderland Edition

December 3, 2020

Drive-thru parade! Display "Thank You" signs from your vehicle to show support for essential workers.

Saturday, December 5th, 3-5 PM at the SUNY Brockport - Lot T by Tuttle

Click here for the flyer!