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as published in the Brighton Pittsford Post and Pittsford Neighbors

William A. Smith, Jr
William A. Smith, Jr
Town Supervisor

Town Supervisor William A. Smith, Jr. writes a column for the Brighton Pittsford Post and Pittsford Neighbors. Links to these columns are listed below.

- 2021 -

 March 15   Town Meets COVID-19 Challenge Over Past Year
 March   Helping our Seniors Stay Healthy and Connected
 February   Active Transportation Plan Approved
 January   In Spite of COVID-19 Challenges, 2021 Budget Holds Tax Rate Flat


- 2020 -

 December   Plenty to do with Pittsford Recreation
 November   Public Engagement with Town Board Live Streaming
 October   Town’s Erie Canal Nature Preserve
 September   East Ave Sidewalk Project – Effective Collaboration
 June/July   Toxin-Free Challenge and Responsible Lawn Care
 April   Town Hall, Staff and Residents Rise to the COVID-19 Challenge
 March   Sustainability Efforts in Pittsford
 January   A Year in Review – 2019


- 2019 -

 November 4   Building a Stronger Community Through Inclusion
 October 18   Public Involvement, Outstanding Staff Support Continual Improvement
 September 13   2020 Budget Cuts Town Taxes 2nd Year in a Row
 August 14   Comprehensive Plan Public Hearings
 July 18   Town Survey Results Now Online
 June 1   Project Updates and Summer Activities
 May 9   Preserving Pittsford’s History, Character – and Open Space
 April 24   Pittsford’s Community Survey
 March 21   Spring Updates – Canal Tree Cutting Lawsuit, Refuse Districts, Sustainability
 March 1   Town Comprehensive Plan Nearing Completion
 February 1   Local Collaboration Can Bring Cost Savings, Green Electricity
 January 17   Town Comprehensive Plan Public Workshop is 1/28


- 2018 -

 December 20   A Year in Review
 November 15   Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance is Prepared - are you?
 October 18   2019 Proposed Budget Cuts Taxes
 October 1   Strengthening Pittsford through Partnerships in Government
 September 1   Planning for Pittsford’s Future
 August 1   Community Center Grand Reopening
 July 19   Long-Awaited Repairs to East Avenue
 June 14   Services for Seniors: A Pittsford Tradition
 May 17   Summer Events Season One of the Best Yet
 April 19   Town Projects Underway this Spring
 March 22   Pittsford's Continuing Commitment to Greener Energy
 March 1   Keeping in Touch
 February 15   Keeping Safe as Winter Marches On
 February 1   Long-term planning keeps town fleet costs in balance


- 2017 -

 December 21   One Community – Two Municipalities
 November 30   Spiegel Center project on target, Fields project award
 November 1   Good Government
 September 21   Matt O’Connor: Clean Energy Communities update
 August 17   Mary Gehl Doyle: Community Center project update
 July 11   Recreation programs continue during Spiegel renovation
 June 9   Pittsford pursuing Clean Energy practices
 May 18   Yard Debris and Leaf Collection: A look behind the scenes
 April 20   It’s Spring. Enjoy Your Bike!
 April 1   Historic Preservation
 March 29   Seeking Meaningful Taxpayer Relief
 March 1   Explore Pittsford’s trails and pathways
 February 16   A Plan for Better and Safer Walkability in Pittsford
 February 1   Next Steps for the Spiegel Community Center
 January 19   The year in review


- 2016 -

 December 15   Leaves, Leaves Everywhere
 November 24   A Healthy Fiscal Picture for Pittsford
 November 10   Little Free Libraries in Pittsford
 November 1   You can help prevent stormwater pollution
 October 27   Next Steps on the Spiegel Community Center
 October 13   Mary Gehl Doyle: The time is now to create a true community center
 October 1   Upgrade, Redesign and Expansion of Community Center Will
Create a Modern Facility
 September 29   Spiegel Upgrade, Redesign & Expansion is best option
 September 15   Improvements ahead for Pittsford's Senior Center
 September 2   New Era Planned for Town Community Center
 September 1   Enjoy September with Main Street Fest, park and trails
 August 18   Programming Priorities Drive Community Center Recommendation
 August 4   Pittsford's Community Center
 July 21   A Seasonal Warning
 June 23   East Ave sidewalk project moving forward
 June 9   Impending loss of local icon has a silver lining
 May 26   Setting the right example for 'Zombie' properties
 May 12   Highlighting our heritage during Historic Preservation Month
 April 14   Active Transportation Plan online survey
 March 31   Pittsford Library to open summer Saturdays
 March 17   Offering the best in community events
 March 3   Extreme snow conditions
 February 18   Mutual cooperation is key to municipal success
 February 4   Public Meetings on Town Initiatives
 January 21   Next step for Community Center project


- 2015 -

 December 31   Town/Village Active Transportation Plan
 December 10   Awards for Pittsford’s Trails well deserved
 November 26   Comprehensive Plan update
 November 12   Town budget for 2016
 November 1   Pittsford’s Volunteer Boards
 October 29   Pittsford needs YOU to plan for its future
 October 2   Do You Know Where Your Taxes Go?
 October 1   Pittsford’s Fiscal Report Card
 September 17   It’s Tax Time. Keep Your Eye on the Ball!
 August 20   An Anniversary, and Reviving an Old Tradition
 August 6   A Welcome Recognition; Better Access to Trails
 July 23   Planning for Pittsford's Future
 July 9   Pittsford’s Farm Stands and Farmers Markets
 July 1   A Philosophy of Government
 June 25   A necessary nuisance
 June 11   Community
 May 28   In Your Service: Pittsford’s Public Works Team
 May 14   Paddle and Pour to kick off summer in Pittsford
 April 30   Bike Season’s Back! Ride Safely
 April 16   A Year’s Progress with New Town Board Format
 March 19   A Year’s Progress on Derelict Properties
 February 19   Stay active at the Senior Center
 February 5   New events for 2015
 January 22   New canalside nature preserve benefits entire Town of Pittsford


- 2014 -

 December 11   A Look Back
 November 27   Much for Which to be Thankful
 November 13   A Seasonal Note
 October 30   Healthy Balance Sheet Benefits Pittsford Taxpayers
 October 16   Budget process relies on resident input
 September 18   Community Budget, Community Choices
 September 4   Sidewalks projects, revisited
 August 7   Guiding Principles
 July 24   Moving Forward with the Fields and Community Center Initiatives
 July 10   Progress on abandoned properties
 June 26   Savings for Pittsford taxpayers and some seasonal notes
 June 12   Recreation and Athletic Improvement Project: Part II
 May 29   Improvements for Pittsford athletic fields
 May 15   Pittsford’s active transportation plan
 May 1   Historic Preservation Month begins in Pittsford
 April 10   A tradition of sharing services
 March 27   Long-term planning keeps town fleet costs in balance
 March 13   Planning ahead
 February 27   Legislative updates
 February 13   Update on sidewalk projects to improve town’s walkability
 January 30   Expect changes in meetings and town website
 January 16   Looking forward to priorities for 2014

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