Even as an elected official, sometimes work and real-life cross paths when you least expect it. This happened with my wife and granddaughter on Monday, April 8. While driving south on Five Mile Line Road at Hightower Way, a pickup truck turned right in front of my wife, causing a major accident. As a result, I got to see the other side of the emergency services that I work with on a daily basis, and the experience gave me a higher level of understanding and appreciation for the work that our first responders do. I am very grateful for the amazing care and compassion they gave my family.
I want to give a big thank you to our first responders from the Webster Police Department and the West Webster Fire and Ambulance departments. The ambulance crew was just fantastic to my granddaughter, who was very shaken up and suffered a broken ankle. They took the time to calm her down before her first ride in an ambulance to Rochester General. The Webster police officer along with a New York state trooper comforted my wife and explained the paperwork details to her before Barth Towing took both totaled cars away.
This accident happened at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon and the number of volunteers and First Responders on site to direct traffic and clean up the accident site was amazing. I can’t thank you enough and appreciate what you do every day for all the residents of Webster.
Webster residents are truly blessed to have such dedicated first responders who serve us each and every day. Next time you see a first responder, thank them for their service because I can tell you I will never forget the help they just gave my family.
Mulch is available at Town Hall
Spring is here and that means that the town of Webster’s annual mulch pile is at Town Hall. Every spring, the town of Webster Highway Department delivers tons of mulch to the parking lot at Town Hall so that Webster residents can retrieve leaf mulch for free for home use. For the past year, this mulch has been composted by the Highway Department employees from leaves picked up from resident’s yards.
Please remember that no machinery or equipment is allowed to load the mulch. The mulch is free to town of Webster residents. No contractors or landscapers, please. This is 100% leaf mulch. Nothing has been added to the mulch.
New this year, the Highway Department is offering home delivery service of the mulch. The cost of the delivery is $50 and can be scheduled by stopping by the Highway Department to fill out a form, schedule a delivery time, and pay for the delivery.
The Highway Department will continue to replenish the pile in the Town Hall parking lot until the tons of mulch are depleted in the upcoming weeks. The mulch will be restocked as needed and only available while supplies last.
Pharmaceutical waste pickup
There will be a pharmaceutical waste pickup at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any unused, unwanted or expired medication is taken for disposal. No appointment is necessary.
If you do not feel comfortable with your personal information on the bottles, you can remove the pills and put them in a plastic bag for us to dispose of.
Items accepted include any unused, unwanted or expired medication such as prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medication, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, samples and medications for pets.
Items that are not accepted include hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, or liquids, thermometers, needles (sharps) and medication from businesses or clinics.
As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us.