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Spring 2020 Flushing Notice - Subject to change due to COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Please click here for the Spring 2020 Flushing Notice.

(Please note: Dates subject to change to due COVID-19)


Spring 2020 Brush Pickup - Subject to change due to COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Please click here for details for our Spring 2020 Brush Pickup.

(Please note: these dates are subject to change due to COVID-19)


Free Indoor Workouts from the National Fitness Campaign

March 23, 2020

Free indoor workouts are being provided by the National Fitness Campaign, starting today.  The village has been exploring bringing an outdoor fitness court to our community.  This is a great opportunity to see what they are all about.  Visit here - you will need to download an app for the workouts.


Get NYS Updates in Your Email

March 23, 2020

Our daily news changes so fast - if you would like corona virus updates from New York State, sign up for a regular email here.


Water Restored - State Street to Morgan Manning

March 21, 2020

The water main leak was found and repaired that delivers the water between State Street and Morgan Manning.

Thank you to the Department of Public Works!


Water Shut Down Notice - State St. to Morgan Manning

March 20, 2020

The Village of Brockport Water Department will need to temporarily shut down the water main that supplies water from State Street to Morgan Manning, affecting both sides of Main Street. Please be aware that this could be shut down in the next hour. We are not sure how long the water repair work will take, but please be assured that we are working as fast as possible to have this shut down as short as possible.


Notice to Landlords

March 20, 2020

March 18, 2020

Dear Landlords,

The COVID-19 situation continues to escalate. Students may return to the Village following spring break. It’s very important that they not gather in large groups. Please contact your students/ tenants and urge them to stay at home and to avoid groups larger than 10 people as directed by federal guidelines.

Thank you,

The Village of Brockport


Letter from SUNY Brockport President / COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Dear SUNY Brockport Community:

Once again, I’d like to thank our students, faculty, and staff for the tremendous work that has been done and the extraordinary patience that has been exhibited as we manage our response to COVID-19.

We are taking all necessary steps to reduce our campus density in an effort to combat this virus. Sadly, this will include postponing our May Commencement ceremonies. This was an incredibly difficult decision to make. Commencement is undoubtedly the most joyous day of our academic year. It’s a day to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and for our students to celebrate with their loved ones. But it would be irresponsible for us to move forward as originally planned. This will also allow families to adjust travel plans with plenty of advance notice. Students, please make your families aware of this change. I will be tasking a small group with the objective of re-imagining our 2020 Commencement ceremonies so that our graduates can be recognized properly at some point in the future. More details will be forthcoming as we make these plans.

As you are already aware, we have also decided to continue offering courses through distance learning and other alternative formats for the REMAINDER OF THE SPRING SEMESTER. We appreciate the work our faculty has put into this effort as we do everything we can to promote social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19.

These are just the latest of the many measures that have been taken in our efforts to meet Governor Cuomo’s crucial and necessary objective of reducing campus density. Other new and existing steps include the following:

All internal events, including sporting events and major activities, have been cancelled for the remainder of the spring semester.All meetings/group activities involving more than 20 individuals have been cancelled or moved to an online format.The SERC fitness center is closed for the spring semester.Following Governor Cuomo’s orders, we have provided telecommuting and other remote work arrangements in order to reduce the presence of our on-campus workforce by at least 50 percent. Many offices will only offer online and remote services for the remainder of the semester. Changes to office schedules and operations can be found on the Coronavirus website.BASC has dramatically reduced its dining services offerings. Only carry-out meals are now being served.

Students are being STRONGLY discouraged from returning to campus after spring break. Both students who were planning on returning to campus following spring break as well as those who remained on-campus during break should take advantage of the credit/refund program announced March 17 and make plans to leave campus. Our residence halls and townhomes should only house students with special circumstances, such as international students and students where other safe living and dining arrangements cannot be made. While we regret that COVID-19 has prevented our students from enjoying the outstanding residential experience we typically offer, that is, unfortunately, our reality. Fitness centers, restaurants, movie theaters, and many other businesses in our surrounding communities are no longer open. Therefore, it is in the best interest of both our students and our public health for the vast majority of students to move home.

The coronavirus has brought us to extraordinary circumstances, with many unknowns. However, I have no doubt that we will emerge from these trying circumstances as a stronger community.

Please stay well.

Sincerely,

President Macpherson


Village Court Closure information

March 16, 2020

Due to COVID- 19 and under the direction of our Chief Judge of the 7th Judicial District, the court is closed until further notice.

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If you received a ticket and are scheduled for court, a letter will be sent out with a new court date.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Brockport Village Court


Village Offices Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

March 16, 2020

Village Hall, Village Court, Village DPW, Village Police Department

All offices are closed to the public until further notice.  All essential services will continue.  Every department is reachable by phone and email.  At the police department, people are asked to use the call phone outside the building.  All committee meetings are canceled until further notice.

Payments can be made via mail or in the locked dropbox near the porch at Village Hall.  Water payments can be made online here.  Please look at your bill and inlclude all the zero's and the decimal point as your account number.  Example:  000000xxxx.01

Key contact information:

Mayor Blackman   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 637-5300 x116

Main Office  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 637-5300 x110

Water Clerk  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 637-5300 x111

Building and Code Enforcement Officer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 637-5300 x119

Building and Code Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 637-5300 x114

DPW Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 637-1060

DPW Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0r 637-1060

 

As always, please call 911 if you need to speak to an officer for any reason. 

 


Village Hall Closed 10 am today

March 16, 2020

Village Hall is closed at 10 am today for a staff meeting.

Updates to follow regarding operational procedures.

Payments can be made using the locked drop box on the driveway near the porch.


Suspension of Open Meetings Law: No Public Attendance

March 15, 2020

Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1, suspending the Open Meetings law through April 11, all Village Board meetings, workshops, and Village committee meetings open to the public will be closed to in-person attendance by the public until further notice. Meetings will continue to be held at Village Court as scheduled and will be videoed and posted on the village website. We are working to be able to livestream the meetings. Meantime, in the absence of public comment, we encourage residents to ask questions related to the meeting agenda and content via email. Other protocol regarding Village government operations will be posted on Monday. March 16th.  We ecourgage you to email, call, mail, use the locked drop box or drive up window for all communication needs.

Email for meeting or agenda questions:

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Morgan Manning House Program for 3/19/20 Postponed

March 12, 2020

Below is a statement from the Morgan Manning House program committee - the public program scheduled for March 19th has been postponed.

"It is in the best interest of the health of our membership and the general public to postpone the presentation "Taxidermy: The Work of David Bruce" to a later date. Because of the interest this presentation has generated, we will try our best have this presentation on a future date. With the unpredictable duration of the health concern, we will wait to schedule.

Currently we have not postponed Bill Andrews' presentation on Henry Seldon scheduled for April. As we see developments, we will make a determination on this program at a later date."


Online Resources / Corona Virus / Facts

March 11, 2020

Find websites to help you fact check your sources here

Community meeting about Corona virus with Dr. Mendoza held on 3/10/2020 at Brockport High School - video recording - click on watch on web, then join anonomously

  • Mayor Blackman's opening remarks had no audio.  They will be uploaded separately.

CDC Coronavirus

Pandemic Influenza - Monroe County Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Mendoza recommends we follow all guideliness for pandemic flu as we face the novel conrona virus

Monroe County Public Health Department, corona virus updates and resources

New York State Department of Health, cornoa virus page

World Health Organization (WHO)


Online Access to Joint Meeting

March 10, 2020

Please follow this link to watch the joint meeting tonight, live streamed courtesy of the Brockport Central School District.

Questions can be submitted to Mayor Blackman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to Town of Sweden Supervisor Facebook page.


Update from The College at Brockport 3/9/2020

March 9, 2020

Dear Brockport community:

I want again to express my gratitude to the individuals and teams who have repeatedly exceeded all expectations over the last several days as we have welcomed our SUNY guests to Gordon Hall. I have been touched, not only by the efforts of our campus community, but by the generosity and support of our surrounding communities. So many individuals have expressed a desire to help enrich the stay of our visiting students that we have created a website to centralize these efforts. I’m sure this support will mean a great deal to our guests. I know it does to me. Thank you.

In addition to the 18 study abroad students currently quarantined at Gordon Hall who had been in Italy, we have learned that we will be hosting approximately 14 additional students who had been studying in Japan and South Korea. We expect them to arrive sometime this evening or early tomorrow morning. Just like with our guests from Italy, these new students, who will undergo a two-week precautionary quarantine, have been screened and show no symptoms of the Coronavirus.

The students from Japan and South Korea will receive the same welcome and comforts that the students from Italy have received. And, with the support of our surrounding communities (as indicated above), we expect to offer them even greater comfort in the days ahead.

We have developed a full FAQ website with a lot of additional information. We will continue to add more. In addition, you’ll find below the information that was shared yesterday in an effort to ensure that our entire community is up-to-date:

Why Brockport
Gordon Hall was selected because it was a one of the very few vacant dormitories across SUNY, with rooms that can accommodate students comfortably with WiFi and food services, and that are large enough to allow them to be separated from one another during their precautionary quarantine period.

What is Precautionary Quarantine
The New York State Department of Health defines the need for precautionary quarantine when an individual has traveled to one of the impacted countries (China, Iran, Japan, South Korea or Italy) where the Coronavirus is prevalent but who is not displaying any symptoms. The students in Gordon Hall are undergoing this precautionary measure, as would any traveler returning from Italy. While many of the study abroad students chose to undergo the precautionary quarantine at home, several chose a dormitory.

While here, our guests will be provided with every comfort of home including plenty of food service, technology access and academic support to complete and continue their course studies. As part of the precautionary quarantine directions, each student will be separated from one another, monitored and screened daily by local and state health department staff to include temperature checks and will remain inside the dormitory at all times for the duration of the 14-day period. The New York State Department of Health has issued guidance when testing for COVID-19 shall be authorized by a health provider.
(https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Interim_Testing_Guidance_COVID-19.pdf#_blank).

Campus university police presence
A university police presence will be at Gordon Hall. They are there to provide the same level of service and security to the study abroad students as they would the campus as a whole.

Our campus community
SUNY Brockport, working closely with our county and state health partners, are taking significant steps to protect the health and well-being of our entire campus community. The students in Gordon Hall have repeatedly shown no symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus and are undergoing this precautionary quarantine as a preventative measure because they traveled from an impacted country where the Novel Coronavirus is prevalent. At the direction of the county health department, these students, who again are not showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus, will remain inside the dormitory, with no contact with our campus students. This is an additional precaution to ensure the protection of our campus community.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding.

Kind regards,

President Macpherson


Update: Meeting location changed 3/10/2020

March 9, 2020

The joint meeting originally scheduled to be held at Oliver Middle School's LGI room has been moved to the Brockport High School's auditorium.  Meeting to be held from 7:30-9pm.  A live stream of the informational meeting will be available for those wishing to view the meeting remotely.  The web address will be announced as soon as it is available.


Joint Meeting / Tuesday March 10, 2020

March 9, 2020

There will be a Public Information Meeting regarding COVID-19 and the greater-Brockport community on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:30 pm – 9 pm at the A.D Oliver Middle School Large Group Instruction Room, 40 Allen Street. The presentation will be led by Dr. Michael Mendoza, Monroe County Public Health Commissioner and representatives of The College at Brockport, the Brockport Central School District, the Brockport Fire District, the Towns of Sweden and Clarkson and the Village of Brockport.

The presentation will include up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in general and the quarantine of SUNY students returning from abroad at The College at Brockport campus. There will a question and answer period following the presentation.

 

UPDATE:  Meeting location has changed to the Brockport High School.


Update from the College at Brockport

March 7, 2020

Received from the College late this afternoon.  Please stay tuned for a special meeting to be called for Monday. - Village Board

 

Dear Brockport Community:

I am writing to confirm that SUNY Brockport will host several study abroad students returning back from Italy who left the country due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. They are due to arrive on campus later tonight and will be housed at Gordon Hall.

These students have been screened and show zero symptoms of the Coronavirus and are undergoing this precautionary quarantine period, as would any traveler returning from Italy, as a preventative measure for a period of 14-days. While here, SUNY will spare no expense to make sure these students are provided with every resource needed to make their precautionary quarantine period as comfortable as possible. We are working very closely with local and state health departments to ensure these students are frequently monitored and screened.

Our first priority is the safety, health, and welfare of all students, faculty, staff, and local residents. Gordon Hall is currently unoccupied, meaning these students undergoing precautionary quarantine will not come into contact with any Brockport students during their stay.

Please be assured that we will continue to provide you with information as frequently as possible.

Many thanks for your understanding, patience, and cooperation as we work to support all SUNY students impacted by travel restrictions.

Sincerely,

President Macpherson


County Meeting for Officals on Corona Virus

March 7, 2020

Monroe County Executive, Adam Bello, and Director of the Monroe County Health Department, Dr. Mike Mendoza, held an informative meeting for local government officials on the novel corona virus.

Guidance and resources are available here:  https://www2.monroecounty.gov/health-coronavirus

We would like to stress, as Dr. Mendoza stated, all guidance from the county, state, and federal governments about how to handle pandemic flu are the protocols we should be following for this corona virus.  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm

Please remember we are talking about people and their families; be patient and kind with one another and as always, practice healthy habits.

  • Wash your hands. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough with your sleeve/elbow. 
  • Avoid close contact with those who are ill. 
  • Stay home if you are sick.