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Michael Caswell

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Bill Smith's New Yard Sign
« on: July 17, 2021, 03:33:41 am »
I guess some people don't know when to quit.

When all the evidence from numerous government bodies proves beyond a doubt, that trees do not belong on a dam, yet the Pittsford Town Supervisor continues with his lost cause, one has to wonder at the sanity of the man.

He's certainly not working in the best interests of the residents of Pittsford, who are in great danger from the dilapidated condition of the canal embankment dam.

 Risk Category II - High Urgency rating   by RIZZO-ENGINEERING.COM    - THAT WAS FOUR YEARS AGO, AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE! - thanks to Mr Smith & the STCC!

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Risk Category II - High Urgency rating.

Recommendation =
a) Trained Section staff should perform inspections of this embankment section at least every two months during the navigation season. Prioritize this section for enhanced attention under the Bank Walker Program.

b) Remove vegetation from overgrown areas on the embankment and at toe and establish appropriate ground cover vegetation.

c) Evaluate potential remediation plans to deal with the on-going undercutting and erosion caused by the stream at toe.

d) Implement remediation plans including restoring the embankment at the wash out areas.

I guess Mr. Smith hung his hat on this STCC dead horse, and will lose face if he quits now? Doesn't he realise he only has to say, "Sorry, I was wrong!"

Here's the STCC Facebook post -

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Re: Bill Smith's New Yard Sign
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2021, 08:15:39 am »
Hopefully Bill and others, are checking with their local Government eCodes, to insure they aren't breaking any local laws or code, regarding gaudy, red-lettered signs offending their neighbor's  intelligence, and displaying the Facebook group's continued ignorance of public safety along the Erie Canal


185-139 Temporary signs.
A. Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide standards for the regulation of the location and appearance of temporary signs in order to:

(1) Protect property values and neighborhood character;
(2) Protect public and private investment in buildings and open spaces;
(3) Provide information to the public;
(4) Reduce hazards to motorists and pedestrians; and
(5) Protect the public health, safety and general welfare


174-11 Permit required.
[Amended 8-9-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989; 2-24-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010; 12-18-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2020]
After the effective date of this chapter and except as otherwise herein provided, no person shall erect any sign as defined herein without first obtaining a permit from the Director of Building and Codes


408-3 Sign permit required.
A. Permit required. All signs shall require a permit issued by the Code Enforcement Officer. Only those signs listed in this chapter shall be allowed in the Village of Fairport.

B. Application. Application for a sign permit shall be made on a form provided by the Code Enforcement Officer and shall include such information as required by the Code Enforcement Officer. The Code Enforcement Officer shall publish regulations governing the information and documentation that shall be required to be submitted as part of a sign permit application

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And in just about EVERY local Town & Village there is a TIME LIMIT on how long any "temporary" sign can be displayed, along with a requirement to get local government  approval, via a Sign Application process.

So, hopefully the NEIGHBORS of these "fine citizens who want to post signs", will insure their own Local Law rights, that protect them from NOT HAVE TO LOOK at these gaudy Red Lettered Signs,.

They can do that by insuring those who put them up, do it "legally", according to the local Town & Village Building Codes found in eCode360 online.

Read the local law, protect YOUR rights as a homeowner or resident to insure YOU don't fall VICTIM to a group of "sign-posting" pseudo-environmentalist who are making Village & Town life almost unbearable.

If you do become a "neighbor" to an unwanted sign like this, you need to only call or contact your local Town ort Village offices and tell them that you believe your "neighbor" has erected a sign, illegally, and not compliant with local code.

Your Code Enforcement Official WILL come out to look, and if needed, write up the homeowner who placed the sign, telling them what code statute was NOT followed. And most likely there will be a Sign "law" that was missed, especially by groups like this, who seem to think they can "make up their own rules".

There are Sign Regulation that require a permit, and sign content must meet local code, sign placement is also in the local codes as well sign design or COLORING used. Even "political" signs have codes related to them on when they can go up, and when they have to be taken down, and the STCC is politically motivated perhaps...for Bill Smith.

The list of "sign regulations" is usually a bit long, and also many signs, those that are considered "temporary" have a shelf life for display, and MUST be taken down in a prescribed time frame, that started with obtaining a Sign Permit.

So it's fairly easy to get "obtrusive" signs taken down, and also those that are "directly opposing public safety" or that detract from the properties near it in those neighborhoods.

Time to "stamp out" the blight that has affected many eastside residents, time to see that the Stop the Canal Clear-cut group learns the "hard lessons" about Dam Safety in upstate NY Communities.

Protect YOUR rights... before groups like the Stop the Canal Clear-cut simply "trample then underfoot", placing their RED-LETTERED signs all over Town.

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Re: Bill Smith's New Yard Sign
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2021, 09:53:11 am »
You'd have thought Bill Smith would have realised this infraction and put a stop to it.  Maybe he's too worried about some ol' Cottonwoods?

Or maybe he's just worried about losing a few "voters" and his job.

Like most politicians who support issues that aren't in the best interest of ALL residents they serve.

It's called pandering for votes
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