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19th Ward Housing Committee

The focus of the 19th Ward Community Association Housing Committee is on code violations, housing preservation and issues we can impact to promote quality of life and property values.

Website: http://19wca.org
Location: 216 Thurston Road, Rochester, NY
Members: 29
Latest Activity: Oct 4

19th Ward Housing Committee Objectives

This group is intended to:
- Present information on what the 19WCA Housing Committee is doing.
- Alert neighbors to issues of importance to them.
- Invite participation in projects that need people power.
- Invite community input and discussion on zoning or other issues we are or should be addressing.

We will be posting meeting minutes and project reports on a regular basis. Some of the posts will be informational and some will be calls for assistance. Please look through them; comment if you wish; volunteer where you can.

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Discussion Forum

Housing Committee Meeting Minutes

Started by Mark Sweetland Oct 4. 0 Replies

The Housing Committee meeting minutes will be posted again as of Jan. 2019, as available.  It does not meet in summer.Continue

Housing Committee Minutes - 06/20/19

Started by Mark Sweetland Oct 4. 0 Replies

Present: Margaret Austin-Lowry, John DeMott, John McMahon, Kathy Goldberg, Donna Sarnacki, Mark Sweetland, Janine MeilmanScribe: Mark Minutes from May were approved.Property Reportsa. 685 Thurston Rd./580 Brooks Ave. - #1 Priority: 36 violations. In…Continue

Housing Committee Minutes - 05/16/19

Started by Mark Sweetland Oct 4. 0 Replies

Present: Victoria Simmons, John McMahon, Mark Sweetland, Scott Beck, James Demps, Donna Sarnacki, Kathy Goldberg, John DeMottScribe: Mark Minutes from March approved. April Minutes not avail; not approved.New Business Deb Leary resigned as committee…Continue

Housing Committee Minutes - 04/18/19

Started by Mark Sweetland Oct 4. 0 Replies

Present: Margaret Austin, Donna Sarnacki, Deb Leary, John DeMott, Mark Sweetland, Daisy Algarin (City NSC Director,) James Demps, Maurice Carter, John McMahonScribe: Mark Minutes from March not discussed.New Business Daisy Algarin provided input on…Continue

Housing Committee Minutes - 03/21/19

Started by Mark Sweetland Oct 4. 0 Replies

Present: Donna Sarnacki, Scott Beck, Deb Leary, Mark Sweetland, Kathy GoldbergScribe: Mark Minutes from January approved. No February business meeting.Property Reports685 Thurston Rd./580 Brooks Ave. - #1 Priority. Ticket in with response date of…Continue

Housing Committee Meeting Minutes - 01/17/19

Started by Mark Sweetland Oct 4. 0 Replies

Present: Deb Leary, Mark Sweetland, Margaret Austin, Donna Sarnacki, John DeMottScribe: Mark Minutes from November were approved.Property Reports685 Thurston Rd./580 Brooks Ave. - #1 Priority – At auction, owner remained the same. Still 17…Continue

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Comment by Eleanor Coleman on November 10, 2014 at 8:33pm

Throwing out this idea I've been mulling around.  Prompted by the discussion around problem properties.  I work at OACES (Office of Adult Career & Education Services) at 30 Hart St.  We offer technical training programs (carpentry, small machine repair, welding, building maintenance / property management, etc.) for students who are also working on TASC (formerly GED).  I met with Dave Hunt briefly and am arranging for him to have a tour of the programs we offer.  I would love to see students be able to earn incomes by maintaining their own properties.  I will continue to mull but would also like input.

Comment by Margy Meath on November 9, 2014 at 4:16pm

Deb- I would be interested in both (common issues AND specific properties). In my experience, the City seems to have a great deal of difficulty in ongoing follow up of problem properties and it takes a lot of citizen advocacy to get things done.

Comment by Deb Leary on November 8, 2014 at 2:30pm

Hi, Margy.  The spreadsheet turned out to be less than useful so we're not really using it.  Are you interested in a list of common issues, or more information on the properties we are following?

Comment by Margy Meath on November 7, 2014 at 6:59pm

Thanks for posting these minutes. I would be very interesting in seeing the spread sheet of issues with code violations in the 19th Ward. Can that be shared?

Comment by John Boutet on March 18, 2014 at 1:08am
Comment by John Boutet on August 11, 2013 at 1:00pm

Interesting article in the D&C: Neighborhoods feel growing pains as UR expands

Comment by Marian Boutet on February 2, 2013 at 1:28am

The meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 5 at 11:00 am is cancelled.  We will resume meetings on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 AM.  The schedule for 2013 will be as follows:

1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 11:00 am
2nd Saturday  at 11:00 am
4th Thursday at 7:00 pm

All meetings are held at the 19th Ward Community Association,
216 Thurston Road.

Comment by Judi Baker on November 15, 2012 at 10:25pm

Concerning the October 17, 2012 minutes, there will no doubt be 'silence' from the higher powers of this community UNTIL there is a tragedy.  Always a reactive community as opposed to a proactive community! Nothing has changed!!!

Comment by John Boutet on September 14, 2012 at 12:39am

I should have mentioned in my earlier post, the completed forms should be turned in at the NSC office at 923Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611. You can check with the Reception Desk Phone at (585) 428-7630 to see if it can be emailed in if you don't have time to hand deliver it.  David Hawkes' email is david.hawkes@cityofrochester.gov but be sure to check by phone first. They might want it emailed to another address.  Also, as Marian mentions in her post below, for this first go-around she is willing to fill out the form and submit it for you if you get her the information.

Comment by Marian Boutet on September 13, 2012 at 9:13pm

You may be aware that when a property is in serious tax arrears, the City sells many of the accounts to American Tax Funding Servicing (ATSF).  ATSF then attempts to collect the outstanding taxes.  If they cannot, they foreclose on the properties and sell them at auction.  Those properties that ATFS is offering for auction can be found on their web site Properties in New York.  Currently (September 13, 2012) there are no sales of Rochester properties scheduled.

The tax delinquency list is public information that has always been available via the Rochester Business Journal, and if I'm recalling correctly, City Newspaper.  This is the first year the City has made it available in electronic form on their web site.  You can access the list at City of Rochester Delinquent Liens Published August 29, 2012

This is also the first year they have reached out to neighborhood groups like the 19th Ward Community Association to solicit input regarding alternate disposition of delinquent tax liens.  

That is the purpose of the Neighborhood & Community Group Community Input form. This process makes it possible for neighborhood groups to make specific recommendations for disposal of the property rather than automatically sell a given lien.  In our case, we would often like to request a given property be held for future Request for Proposal (RFP) or that it be sold for owner-occupancy if it’s located in the middle of a mostly owner-occupied area.

Since this is a novel process for everyone, we have found ourselves with a tight schedule.  I have offered to coordinate putting the paperwork together for tomorrow’s deadline, so if you have time to review the lists and consider action for a particular property, please do so sooner rather than later.  Just reply by adding a comment with the property address and the action you would like to see taken.  I’ll fill out the forms and do whatever needs to be done to make sure they’re submitted to the City by tomorrow.

 

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Information Links

These links plus others can also be found under the Links tab.

ABOUT THE 19TH WARD

19th Ward Community Association
Rochester City Living
RocWiki.org

 

ANIMAL RELATED SERVICES

To report animal cruelty, call 911 or  THE ANIMAL CRUELTY HOTLINE: (585) 223-6500

City of Rochester Low-income Spay/Neuter for pet Dogs and Cats

Rochester Community Animal Clinic - low-income spay/neuter for pet dogs and cats, and feral cats

PAWS, Inc.Providing Animal Welfare Services

City of Rochester Adopt a Dog or Cat

Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County 

 

BUYING A HOME IN THE 19TH WARD

Brooks Court New Homes

Homesteadnet.com

City of Rochester Property Information

Rochester City Living

Trulia Listed Homes For Sale

UR Home Ownership Program

Zillow listed homes for sale

COMMUNITY LINKS

Arnett Public Library

Brooks Landing

City of Rochester 

John Lightfoot, Monroe County Legislator,District 25

Loretta Scott, City Council President, At Large

Willie Lightfoot, City Council Vice President, At-Large

LaShay D. Harris, South District

Genesee Valley Park

Metro Justice

RGRTA Bus Information

Minority Reporter

SouthWest Tribune

Rochester Green Living

ROCSPOT

Sector 4 Comm. Developmant Corp

Savor Life Radio Show

Teen Empowerment

WDKX Urban contemporary 103.9 FM

WRUR 88.5 UR and WXXI partnership  88.5 FM

Southwest Family YMCA

UR Gov. & Community Relations


EDUCATION

Rochester Prep Charter School

U.S. Dept. of Education

 

FAITH COMMUNITY

St. Monica Church

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

 

BUSINESSES


Brue Coffee (on RocWiki)

El Latino Restaurant
D and L Groceries
Hand Crafted Wrought Iron
Jim Dalberth Sports
Menezes Pizza
TOPS Friendly Markets
Staybridge Suites

OUTREACH AND SERVICES

Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP)

Dealing with Lead
Drug Activity
Healthy Blocks
HEAP NY Home Heating Assistant
Home Safety Tips    LifeTimesAdultDay Health Care
Medicare
NeighborWorks Rochester
Parking / Abandoned Vehicles
2-1-1 Social Services
ACT Rochester

OTHER

Genesee Co-op FCU

3/50 Project

South Wedge Ning

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