Conversations with Town Clerk Daniel Aman The 2017-18 School Tax bills will be mailed during the last week of August. If you do not receive your bill by Sept. 8, it is important that you call my office (784-5240) without delay so we can investigate. This year, the due date of October 1 falls on a Sunday, therefore, full payments made by Monday, October 2 will be considered as timely. For those wishing to pay by the installment option; the first payment is due on or before Friday September 15. Complete payment instructions and deadlines can be found on the reverse side of your bill. Please DO NOT use online bill pay – I know, I use it for everything, too - but when you use this service, your bank still actually mails us a paper check. NYS Real Property Tax Law Section 925 defines the date received as the date of the USPS
postmark or (absent a postmark) the day it is actually received. Important to NOTE: Online bill payment checks do not receive a USPS postmark, so they are not considered paid until we physically receive the envelope. This can be days (or in some cases weeks) after you tell your bank to make the payment and will result in you being responsible for additional interest. 1st Installments or full payments can be made in person at Town Hall, or at either of the M&T branches (S. Clinton or Monroe Ave.) in Brighton, or by mail. Second and Third Installments are made directly to Monroe County. As a reminder, you are now able to renew dog licenses online at townofbrighton. org/doglicenses. If your dog’s rabies vaccination has been renewed since the last license renewal, you can upload
a scan of the rabies form to keep us updated. We are still issuing Marriage Licenses, Accessible Parking Permits and providing Notary services, just to mention a few other services that our office provides, besides Tax Collection. Already looking forward to winter vacations? Don’t forget that we are a Passport Acceptance Agency and process applications Monday thru Friday until 4pm. If you prefer to vacation closer to home, EZ Pass is also available for purchase in our Town Clerk’s office. The Town Clerk’s office is always ready to assist and provide you with the very best in customer service. If you ever have any questions or suggestions on how we can serve you better, please do not hesitate to stop by the office or to let me know by phone, email or @ BrightonClerk on Twitter.
• Mailboxes – It is the Town’s policy to repair mailboxes that are damaged by town plows during snow plowing operations or to replace them with a standard rural mailbox and post. Since there is no legal authority which grants an owner the right to place a mailbox along a public road in the right-of-way, our repairs and replacements are done as a courtesy. The one-piece plastic post/box combinations or any type of custom mailboxes will be replaced with our standard post and box. If you have an expensive and/or decorative mailbox and/or post, it may be worth considering the option of storing it for the winter and replacing it with an inexpensive assembly.
15th. Vehicles in violation of this ordinance are subject to a parking ticket. Repeat violators or vehicles that prevent plowing of a street will be towed and the vehicle’s owner will be responsible for all towing and storage charges.
Brighton Highway Winter Policies The Town of Brighton is responsible for snow and ice control on Town, County and State roads within Brighton with the exception of the NY State Expressways. As winter approaches, we want to remind everyone of the necessary rules and regulations that provide for your safety and the safety of the traveling public on main roads and neighborhood streets within the Town during the winter snow and ice season. Our Highway Department Dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day during the winter season and may be reached at 784-5280. Some important winter policies for you to be aware of are: • Highway and Road Salting - Our Highway Department follows the “Sensible Salting Guidelines established by the County of Monroe, in conjunction with the Environmental Management Council. This policy requires us to use only enough salt to make our highways safe for motorists, but requires you to reduce your driving speed according to conditions. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381
• Winter Parking – In order to facilitate snow removal and to eliminate potential hazards, the parking of vehicles on all highways, shoulders, or within three feet of the pavement within the Town, is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM from November 1st to April 3
• Driveway Clearing – When clearing your driveway of snow, the snow shall be kept on your own property. Any snow pushed, blown or plowed on to any street is a ticketable offense under both New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and New York State Penal Law. If your driveway is plowed by a private contractor, both you (as the property owner) and the plow operator may be ticketed. Snow should be pushed to the left side of your driveway (if you are facing your house) so that when town snowplows go past your house, it will minimize the amount of snow going back into your driveway. www.townofbrighton.org
Town of Brighton Newsletter & Recreation and Parks Brochure Fall 2017