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Community Guide

GATES - CHILI

2014

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Chili has a variety of recreational areas including eight town parks, one county park, two Every Tuesday 10:00am-3:30pm. Town Hall, Main Meeting Room. museums, a disc golf course, a public nature area, two semi-private golf courses, and two boat launches-one on the Genesee River and one on Black Creek. Classical orchestra and Chili Recreation Chili Community Center theatrical performances are offered by Roberts Wesleyan College in the 1,000-seat Hale The mission of the Chili Recreation Department is to provide wholesome leisure Auditorium located in the hamlet of North Chili. Each year the towns annual summer opportunities and recreational facilities to the residents of Chili regardless of age festival, the Chil-E Fest draws thousands of people to entertainment, food vendors, and a or ability. Through a commitment of professional excellence, we strive to offer quality programming and facilities to enhance the quality of life for residents of the fabulous fireworks display. community. Library Director Commissioner of Public Town of Chili Preschool programs include playgroups, dance classes, and hands-on science Jeff Baker Works/Superintendent 3333 Chili Avenue exploration, and a four-hour summer day program for little ones to enjoy socialization of Highways, Dept. Mgr., jbaker@libraryweb.org Rochester 14624 in a safe, fun environment. Building Dept. 585-889-3550 Dog Control Officer Youth activities include game night, tennis, karate, golf, various dance classes, David Lindsay www.townofchili.org baseball, cheerleading and more. Summer Fun offers a day program with sports, Kristin Yachett 585-889-2630 games, arts and crafts and field trips. 585-889-6175 Supervisor dlindsay@townofchili.org kyachett@townofchili.org Teen and adult opportunities include kickball, soccer, golf, karate, tennis, fitness, David Dunning Director of Finance ddunning@townofchili.org dance, and even dog obedience classes. Chili Town Court Daniel Knapp 585-889-6111 Family and special events happen throughout the spring and summer! 3235 Chili Avenue 585-889-6120 585-889-1999 Town Clerk Visit www.townofchili.org for details on all program including cost, times and locations dknapp@townofchili.org Administrative Justice or call 585-889-4680. Virginia Ignatowski Patrick J. Pietropaoli Recreation Director vignatowski@ Justice Ronald Michael Curley townofchili.org Chili Senior Living Evangelista 585-889-6170 585-889-6122 The Chili Senior Center supports over 2,000 adults in their effort to remain healthy, mcurley@townofchili.org Chili Recreation Town Board: Chili Community Center active and independent members of the community by providing socially, intellectually, Director of Programs Tracy DiFlorio and physically enriching activities for the senior age 55 and over. The Chili Senior Center 4400 Buffalo Road for the Aging tdiflorio@townofchili.org also serves the senior community by acting as a resource for senior-related issues. Chili North Chili 14514 Mary Anne Sears Jordon Brown Senior Center, 3235 Chili Avenue, 585-889-6185, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. 585-889-4680 585-889-6185 jbrown@townofchili.org Weekly Activities at the Senior Center: Silver Chords Chorus, Bingo, Bridge, Stretch masears@townofchili.org Chili Fire Department Michael Slattery & Strengthen, Chili Wood Carvers, Chain Gang (knit/crochet), crafters, birthday parties, 3231 Chili Avenue Town Historian mslattery@ quilting, movies, Wii and more. New programs are added each week. For more information 585-889-2873 office Peter Widener townofchili.org visit www.townofchili.org for information, stop by the center, or call 585-889-6185. 585-889-3760 dispatch 585-889-6123 Mary Sperr Elder Source Services: Meet with a representative from Lifespan on the second Monday www.chilifire.org bmoore@townofchili.org msperr@townofchili.org of each month from 10:00am until noon, if you need assistance with a health, medical, Chili Volunteer Chili Public Library financial, housing, or legal issue. Appointments are not required. Located at the Chili Senior Assessor: Jennie Miller Ambulance Service 3333 Chili Avenue Center. 585-889-6132 3320 Chili Avenue 585-889-2200 jmiller@townofchili.org Lunch Club 60 Program: Monday & Thursday at Noon.Seniors age 60 and older and their 585-889-8614 www.chililbrary.org www.chiliambulance.org spouses of any age are eligible for lunch. Suggested contribution is $2.50/person, $4/under age 60. Check the menu [no substitutions] and sign up at least two weeks in advance. Please From Supervisor David Dunning call by 10:00am if you need to cancel that day, 585-889-6185. This year marks the 25th anniversary for our annual Chil-E Fest. Please mark your calendars Table Tennis: Join us for some table top fun! Tuesday & Friday, 2:00pm. Equipment for July 4 and come celebrate with us, enjoy some great entertainment and the areas best supplied. fireworks show. Our Farmers Market will be moving back to the Chili Paul Plaza parking lot AARP Defensive Driving Courses for Chili Residents: Non residents are accepted two for the 2014 season. As in the past area farmers will be offering great local produce and weeks prior to class starting date. Classes are Tuesday and Friday mornings 9:00am-Noon. other products. If you ahve not had an opportunity to stop by, please do. The market is open You must attend both sessions. The fee for this class is $17/person, AARP members, $19/ Saturdays, May-October. person, non-members. Please bring your membership card to the first class. You must sign Should you have any questions, or something youd like to discuss, please dont hesitate to stop up in advance. in, call my office at 585-889-6111 or email me at ddunning@townofchili.org. Please visit www. Foot Care Services: Certified and licensed provider. Soaking and nail clipping available. townofchili.org for all of our events, programs and information that our website has to offer. Bring your own towel and basin. Cost is $15. Call the Chili Senior Center for more information or appointment. Town of Chili Dog Control Office TRAC offers an easy, safe and quick answer to transportation needs. This program is This office is responsible for enforcing local dog ordinance laws, picking up lost, strayed sponsored by Eldersource and partially funded by the New Freedom Funds and United Way or injured dogs and humanely caring for them until they can be reunited back with their of Rochester. Call 325-2800 for more information. owners. On occasion there are dogs up for adoption so please visit www.townofchili.org and Monroe County Dental Program: Monroe County has partnered with Health Economics help find them a good home. For any questions please call 585-889-6175. Group, Inc. (HEG) to provide residents with a new voluntary County Dental Network Card Rabies Clinic: Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:30am-12:00pm at the Highway Dept., Program. At a cost of 10/day individual, or $1/week family, the program will make going 3235 Chili Avenue. Free to all cats and dogs 3 months of age and older. Proof of previous to the dentist more affordable and easier for seniors and families throughout the county. vaccination is required for 3-year vaccine. For safety, please keep all dogs on leashes and all Call the Senior Center or stop in for more information. cats in carriers. This is also an opportunity to license your dog. Please bring proof of spay Stretch and Strengthen: Fitness is important for everyone. Join us doing nonand neutering from your veterinarian or animal care provider, as well as rabies vaccination intimidating exercises to keep strong, flexible and improve coordination. Free, compliments certification. Cost: $10 for spayed/neutered dogs, $20 for non-spayed/non-neutered. of Agape Therapy. Tuesdays, 1:00pm, Thursdays 2:30pm. Chili Land Area: 39.73 square miles Population: 27,625 (735,343 in Monroe County) Number of Households: 11,263 Tax Rate: 3.84 per $1,000 assessed value

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The Chili Farmers Market is held every Saturday from

8:00am to 1:00pm from May through October, and is located in the Chili Paul Plaza parking lot, 3240 Chili Avenue. The market is home to many local farmers and craftspeople who take pride in growing and creating locally. Farmers, crafters, and other vendors will be on hand each week selling their produce and wares. Local non-profits will also set up booths to promote their organizations. For more information call Chili Recreation 585-889-4680.

www.chilifire.org. For non-emergencies please call 585-889-3760 or visit the firehouses for more information and to learn about this vital asset to the community. Station 3 located at 2856 Chili Avenue Station 1 located at 3231 Chili Avenue Station 4 located at 15 Circle Drive Station 2 located at 3310 Union Street

The Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service


provides emergency and non-emergency medical services to the residents of the Town of Chili. On occasion, CVAS services are requested by neighboring communities and are provided in accordance with the Monroe County mutual aid plan. To assist the citizens of the Town of Chili, the Chili Fire Department Ambulance separated from the fire department in 2009 forming a new organization, the Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service (CVAS.) Although remaining a volunteer service, CVAS was able to start billing insurance companies for services, thus reducing out of pocket costs for those on fixed incomes. Chili Volunteer Ambulance currently has 42 members answering approximately 2400 calls annually in a district that covers approximately 42 square miles. They share an excellent relationship with the Gates Volunteer Ambulance who provides CVAS with paramedic services 24/7 along with back-up life support when needed. Today, the Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service continues moving in a positive direction and is constantly looking for better ways to serve the community. Volunteers, along with a small group of career staff employees work very hard to provide quality emergency medical services to Chili residents, neighbors, friends and family. For more information and non-emergencies, please call 585-889-2873. The Chili Fire Department has been proudly staffed by volunteers since 1931, currently operates with just over 185 volunteers and 18 pieces of apparatus. The Chili Fire Department prides itself on safely and efficiently serving the community of nearly 30,000, and welcomes area residents to become new members for a rewarding experience. Chief Don Johnson, 585-889-2873

Chili Public Library welcomes people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the many offerings and participate in the numerous programs. The library works hard to meet any special circumstances and make accommodations for an enjoyable experience. There are childrens programs, summer reading programs, Lego Club, Chess Club, American Girl Club, book groups, craft activities, tie dye, even family Bingo. Teen programs include movies, games, knitting and crocheting, crafts, and plenty of reading and discussion. Adult programming includes book discussions, computer classes, crafts, and more.
Services and offerings include: books, large print books, a Quick Read collection, magazines, full text databases, music CDs, DVDs and videos, books on tape and CD, digital books, Internet access, Internet instruction, free wireless Internet, local history collection, MS Office Software programs, black and white and color printing from computers, programs for all ages, book discussion groups for all ages, meeting room for nonprofits, Books to People delivery service, Chili Express monthly newsletter, displays and exhibits, FAX service, copier service, tax forms, and food collection for Stand Strong Ministry. Find program registration and information at www.chililibrary.org, call 585-889-2200 or visit us at 3333 Chili Avenue. Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm [September-May], Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm [October-April].

Public Service Phone Numbers:


American Red Cross 585-760-5500 MC Sheriffs Department 585-753-4470, 585-753-4471 Poison Control 585-275-5151, 585-244-1677 Angel Food Ministries 585-571-4620

Lifespan 585-244-8400 Lions Club of Chili Loan Closet 585-594-8512 Meals on Wheels 585-787-8397 Pearce Memorial Food Cupboard 585-594-9488

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Ballantyne Park is a two acre park located on Ballantyne Road, next to the Arc of Monroe County. Park amenities include a playing field and playground. The Chili Community Center is located at 4400 Buffalo Road in North Chili and is home to various recreational programs, special events and meetings. The building consists of meeting rooms, a program room, as well as a gymnasium. These facilities are available for public, non-profit groups to use. Along with the Center, the property has a baseball field, basketball court, and playground. Davis Park is a 52-acre park with two separate entrances. The park can be accessed from either Chestnut Ridge Road or Paul Road. Davis Park is home to six baseball fields, five soccer fields, two open air pavilions, restrooms, tennis courts and two playground areas. Hubbard Park is seven acre park is located in North Chili on Union Street near Parkway Drive. The park has a baseball field, tennis courts, a basketball court and a playground. Memorial Park is located at 3235 Chili Avenue. This 11.6 acre park is home to many playing fields, a basketball court, tennis courts, and a playground. Memorial Park playing fields include six baseball fields, two of which have lights. Merante Field, which is a premier soccer/football field with lights, is also located at Memorial Park. Yolanda Park, a 3.7 acre park, is located on Yolanda Drive and consists of a soccer field and playground equipment. Chili Nature Trail is located off Chili Avenue, behind the Chili Heights Apartment complex. This 36-acre park is made up of various trails, an open field, scenic pond and two overlook areas. Widener Park (formerly Baker Park) is 28-acre recreational area is located at 400 Chili Scottsville Road. The property is home to an 18 hole disc-golf course and boasts beautiful landscapes perfect for hiking. Union Park the town of Chili is proud to offer our lodge at Union Station Park which is available to rent for family and community events. Access to the park and lodge is off Union Street in North Chili at the end of Rock Island Road. This enclose lodge offers accommodations for up to 80 people, indoor restroom facilities, kitchenette, and a full paved parking lot. Recreation facilities surrounding ths lodge include plagound epuipment, a nature trail, access to Black Creek, 2 athletic fields, a basketball court and a paved trail; perfect for walking and biking. Rental fees are $150 for residents of Chili, and $200 for non-residents. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park or in the lodge. Call 585-889-4680 for further information and available dates. A park improvement project includes new restroom facilities, walking paths, picnic shelter and other site improvements. For more information, call 585-889-4680.

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Gates, New York is a dynamic town in Monroe County with an interesting past and a bright future. The town was incorporated in 1813 and was the last remnants of Northampton founded 1797 in Ontario County. Our community has been at the center of history for this area and the roots of Rochester can be directly traced to our town. Rochesterville was a village in Gates until Nathaniel T. Rochester presented the application of incorporation to the legislature which was approved 1817 and by 1822 the name was legally changed to Rochester. We are the geographic center of Monroe County and easy access exists to expressways in all parts of town. Population has grown since our sesquicentennial from 15,133 residents to over 28,000 residents today. We are blessed with two outstanding school districts including Gates-Chili for most of the town and Spencerport in portions of western Gates. Farming has ended in town since our sesquicentennial but the current mix of industrial, commercial and residential properties is the proper balance to hold taxes stable while keeping a hometown feel. Housing in Gates is among the most affordable in the country. Residents enjoy high quality services from our Police Department, Recreation Department, Highway Department, Senior Center as well as all of our professionally run departments at the Gates Town Hall. From Walmart to Tinseltown and from Rochester Tech Park to Lions Park our town is a great place to live, work and raise a family. You dont have to take my word for it just ask rock legend Lou Gramm of Foreigner who was raised in Gates or the Manager of the World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles Joe Altobelli who raised his family in this town. I am a lifelong resident of Gates not by necessity but by choice. With all our blessings I am proud to call Gates my hometown. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in some way. My door is always open but if you would like to call, my number is 247-6100 or you may contact me via email. Best Regards, Mark Assini, Gates Town Supervisor Town of Gates 1605 Buffalo Road Gates 14624 585-247-6100 [all departments] www.townofgates.org To contact officials by email, please visit www.townofgates.org, and click on their link. Town Supervisor: Mark W. Assini 1605 Buffalo Road Gates 14624 585-247-6100 Councilmen: Christopher B. DiPonzio 219 Spencerport Road Rochester 14606 585-426-5814 Frank X. Allkofer 2758 Lyell Road Rochester 14606 585-247-6940 Richard A. Warner 206 Rowley Drive Rochester 14624 585-775-9578

A Message from the Supervisor: Happy 200th Birthday Gates!

Town of Gates
Lee Cordero 69 Elmford Road Rochester 14606 585-426-1256 Assessor: Jennie Miller Town Clerk: Donna LaPorta Director of Public Works and Highway Superintendent: Joe Amico Director of Finance: Art Plewa Director of Human Resources: James Donovan Chairman of Planning Board: Robert Hanley Chairman of Zoning: Jim Gray Chairperson of Conservation Board: Joan Tannous Chairperson of Rec & Parks Commission: Rhoda Ride Fire Marshall: Dave Tytler

Historian: Judy DeRooy Judges: Hon. Sam Valleriani 585-352-8818 Hon. Peter Pupatelli 585-232-4060 Chief Court Clerk: Donna Forrest 585-426-0410 Director Recreation & Parks: Linda Fowler Police Chief: Jim Van Brederode Volunteer Ambulance: Chief Randy Campbell Gates Chili CSD 3 Spartan Way Rochester 14624 585-247-5050 www.gateschili.org Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Ward 585-247-5050 x1217 Gates Public Library Director: Greg Benoit 585-234-9190

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50

th Anniversary in 2014

The Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service fleet today includes five ambulances and two Advanced Life Support fly cars. Each is equipped to meet New York State Department of Health certification standards. The Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service (GVAS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. The need for an ambulance in Gates became a topic for public discussion during the late 1950s and early 60s when the town was beginning its transition from a rural agricultural area to a community of suburban homes and local businesses. At that time, the Gates-Chili Fire Department, which had been founded in 1927, maintained an emergency vehicle with oxygen and a resuscitator, but the fire department did not operate an ambulance to transport patients. The first public word of establishing an ambulance service came on August 8, 1963, when J. Walter Knapp, M.D., introduced the proposal. On September 12, 1963, several town physicians endorsed the plan. They included Erwin J. Boerschlein, M.D., James W. Carlin, M.D., Jack C. Connelly, M.D., and John F. Montione, M.D. Gates Police Chief William Stauber then originated the concept of how the service would operate through the establishment of a not-for-profit corporation funded by contributions and governed by a volunteer board of directors. The first meeting of the GVAS board was held on February 23, 1964. Chief Stauber was elected president. Officers were John F. Montione, M.D., vice president; Gerald Schifino, secretary; Joseph Hoffman, treasurer; John A. DeGroot, director of operations; and Anthony D. Federico, director of training. Members of the board of directors were Fred Blum; Erwin J. Boerschlein, M.D.; Daniel Ehman; John Gould; and J. Raymond Tytler. By March 1964, $13,175.99 had been contributed toward the purchase of an ambulance and rental of a base of operations in the former Gulf Service Station then located on the northeast corner of Buffalo Road and Howard Road. The lease was on a month-to-month basis. The first emergency call came in at 5:15 p.m. on November 2, 1964, for an auto accident on Chili Avenue. More than 200 residents turned out on Sunday, November 8, 1964, for the open house. When service began, coverage was available only during the evening and overnight hours on weekdays; 24-hour service was available only on weekends. The charter volunteers were: Bernard Ayotte, Dominic Castano, Robert W. Colburn Jr., Robert W. Colburn Sr., Kenneth Davis, John A. DeGroot, June Diehl, Albert DiGennaro, Anthony D. Federico, David Georger. Also, Harold Hillyard, Cecil J. Karley, Robert Kinder, Beverly Knapp, Joseph Lauricello, Gordon R. Lindsay, Elba Manchester, Samuel Marchetti, Pauline Marion, John Mason, Gordon Peck. Also, Guendolee Ritico, Robert Smith, John Tegelaar, Howard Thomas, Thomas Thurley, Vicki V-Arnold, Charles Vaccaro and Peter Vandenberg. Volunteers David Georger and Robert Ruemelin responded to the first maternity call on March 22, 1965, and delivered a baby girl in the home of the mother on Laurel Avenue. Prior to the mid-1960s, women were dispatchers only. To help reach 24-hour service, women became medics and drivers during that time. Among the first women on the ambulance were Mary Eleanor Corbett, Sylvia Fegan, Elsie Glendenning, Auressa Illardo, Allison Kelly, Betty Kester, Dottie Koch, Lina Marchetti, Ruthe Neu, Eileen Vandermallie, Marie Senz, Lill Turner and Irene Turney. In addition, Ruthe Neu became the first woman to serve as a crew chief. The first permanent headquarters at 144 Gatewood Avenue was opened on June 18, 1966. The base at 1600 Buffalo Road was dedicated in March 1977. The new headquarters at 1001 Elmgrove Road was opened in July 2011 with the Buffalo Road location remaining in operation as Station No. 2. The Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit was established in October 1987. A milestone was also reached in 1987 when volunteers Cecil Karley and David Quartley were the first members to reach 10,000 hours of service. They were honored with letters from President Ronald Reagan, Congressman John LaFalce and Gates Supervisor Jack Hart. In 2013, GVAS responded to 5,673 calls. The roster includes 115 volunteers and 59 career staff. Most of the career staff work on a part-time basis. Also in 2013, GVAS covered nearly 99 percent of all requests for service with an average response time of just over 7 minutes. Levels of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) include basic, intermediate, critical care and paramedic. Of the 29 paramedics throughout Monroe County who hold the higher Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI) certification, seven are members of GVAS. Continued on Page 9...

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In 1969, members were presented with Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service identification insignias for display on their personal vehicles. Pictured at the presentation ceremony, front row, kneeling, from left: James Hess, Don Butler, Anthony Federico and Gordon Lindsay. Standing, from left: Robert Jacker, Donald Ioannone, Ronald OConnor, Philip Hochreiter, Cecil Karley, Duane Neu, Charles Vaccaro, Mary DeTamble, Dottie Koch, Ruthe Neu, Allison Kelly, Howard Mayer and Lorna Butler.

From the first public word of the ambulance service, extensive coverage appeared in the Gates-Chili News, including this article about the open house on November 8, 1964, with a report about the first emergency call that had been received a few days earlier on November 2, 1964.

Gates Police Chief William Stauber (left) and John A. (Jack) DeGroot, the organizations founding director of operations, proudly displayed the first ambulance purchased in 1964 from the Superior Coach and Equipment Company, 1690 Manitou Road, for $10,195.

Annual fund drives were the main source of funds in the early years. Pictured circa 1969 are Deputy Director Robert Jacker and Director of Operations Gordon Lindsay with a display for that years fund drive which had a goal of $25,000.

Charter member Cecil J. Karley and long-time volunteer Elsie Glendenning are pictured at the dedication ceremony of the ambulance headquarters at 1001 Elmgrove Road on July 8, 2011. They are holding the ceremonial ribbon that was cut to officially open the new building. Mr. Karley and Mrs. Glendenning were honored with the treatment room and the training center in the new headquarters named for each of them, respectively. Mr. Karley passed away in 2013.

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Continued from Page 7... In addition to emergency medical responses, GVAS continues to focus on community needs and prevention of illness through its weekly blood pressure clinics, blood pressure screenings for community groups, child protection automobile seat installation and education sessions (which include working with local pediatricians to bring this education to their patients) and the organizations campaign that began in 2011 to train as many residents as possible in hands only CPR. The organization continues to operate one of the largest loan closets in Monroe County with canes, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs available for loan without charge to town residents. This service, which began in 1965, has long been recognized for its benefits, especially with the increasing costs of home medical equipment.
Charter member Cecil Karley (at left) and David Quartley (third from left) were the first volunteers to reach 10,000 hours of service. They were honored on January 31, 1987, with letters from President Ronald Reagan, Congressman John LaFalce and Gates Supervisor Jack Hart. They are pictured with Noel Schey (second from left), a member of the board of directors; and Peter Muehlbauer, director of operations.

A nine-member board of directors, elected by the membership, establishes policy, maintains the facilities and oversees the finances of the organization. As of January 2014, the board included Kevin Sura, president; James Gray, vice president; Ed Mauro, secretary; Continued on Page 10...

The equipment carried on Medic 41, one of the two Advanced Life Support vehicles, is pictured in this view taken in the Elmgrove Road headquarters. Advanced Life Support brings the emergency room to the patient as highly trained technicians have the use of telemetry devices and advanced equipment to provide a level of care that could only have been imagined by the founders of the ambulance service in 1964.

The directors, officers and members of the Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service gathered for a group photograph in 1974 on the lawn of the headquarters then located at 144 Gatewood Avenue. Front: James Hess, director of operations; and Burton (Bud) Newcomb, deputy director. Behind them, from left: Crew Chiefs Paul Catalano, Cecil Karley and Jim Powell. At left, members of the board of directors: Regis Mooney; Kenneth McMahon; John F. Montione, M.D.; Gerald Tobias; Thomas J. Roche; Raymond Farrell; Judy Stone; Neil Bubel, attorney; Eileen Vandermallie; Oscar DeCastro, M.D. and Craig Densmore.

Gates Police Chief William Stauber worked with local physicians and civic and community leaders to organize the Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service as a not-for-profit membership corporation. He served as a driver and medic on some of the first ambulance shifts and as president of the board of directors from its formation on February 23, 1964, until his sudden death on April 17, 1973, at the age of 39.

A double-page ad ran in the Gates-Chili News on September 22, 1966, to advertise the open house at the first permanent headquarters at 144 Gatewood Avenue.

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Continued from Page 9... Linda Tribotte, treasurer; Peter DiSalvo; Raini LaForce; Jerry Patterson; David Quartley; and Lisa West. The operations staff is led by Chief Randy D. Campbell and Deputy Chief Melissa Geffert, both of whom are career members and hold New York State paramedic certification. The organizations medical director is Jeremy Cushman, M.D.

Gates Police Department for emergencies dial 9-1-1 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester 14624

The police department makes service to their community a top priority. This department is only one of two towns that maintains a full-time Domestic Violence Victim Advocate, to help with violence in the home. The Gates PD also has a youth counselor that works closely with the families and the school district. Most importantly there is a dedicated staff of men and women that protect the neighborhoods they serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Office The officers are assisted by Tangela Thompson and Steven staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at 585-247-2262. Holmstrom, captains; David DiMora and Ray Horn, lieutenants; A note from Police Chief David DiCaro: Carol Muehlbauer, training manager; Aaron Biscaro, logistics manager; Cameron Michaelree, health and safety manager; and I am proud to serve the Gates community as your Chief of Police. In 1979 I came to the Gates Police Department as a rookie police officer eager to keep the streets of Gates safe. Some 30 Paul Drotar, quality assurance/quality improvement manager. years later, I maintain the same enthusiasm and desire to keep our community, the town in Area coordinators include Richard Verdouw, communications which I live, a safe and great place to live, work and raise a family. coordinator; Steven Holmstrom, driver coordinator; Sharyl Stumpf, medic coordinator; David DiMora, quartermaster; Jennifer Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. Everett, continuing medical education coordinator; Sharon for emergencies dial 9-1-1 Chiumento, advanced life support coordinator; Laurie King, Headquarters: 1001 Elmgrove Road Station 2: 1600 Buffalo Road child safety seat program coordinator; Raini LaForce, continuing medical education coordinator; and Deb Curran, base attendant Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., has a rich heritage of providing prompt, professional service to the residents of the town of Gates for more than 49 years. Over time, weve adapted coordinator. to changes in the field of EMS and embraced to the latest technologies. With five advanced Joel Kather is the advisor to GVAS Explorer Post No. 500. life support (ALS) ambulances, two ALS response vehicles and a roster of 180 career and In January 2014, GVAS announced plans to consolidate with volunteer EMS professionals, Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service is focused on providing a the Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance Service to benefit both world-class level of care. communities through improved service and response times and In 2012, 911 dispatched Gates Ambulance to 5838 emergencies in our coverage area. to assure that local community-operated emergency medical Thats one call for every 6 residents! From car accidents and trouble breathing, to aches and pains, approximately 160 Gates Ambulance trained, professional responders are there services will continue in both Gates and Spencerport. to answer the call. But thats not all we do. Gates also conducts blood pressure clinics, community stand-bys, CPR and first aid training classes, Child Safety seat inspections and tours for civic organizations. We also operate one of Monroe Countys largest mobility Continued on Page 11...

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Continued from Page 10... assistance loan closets, with nearly 700 crutches, wheelchairs, walkers and canes in our inventory, free of charge to Gates residents. Please visit us at either base to learn about ways to keep you and your family healthy. If you are interested in becoming an emergency medical services volunteer, we offer free training and the experience of a lifetime. Chief Randy Campbell, 585-247-5519, www. gatesems.org.

Programs & Services for Adults 50+


Please contact Kim Vogler, Adult Services Coordinator, at 247-6100 x232.

Gates Recreation and Parks Department


1605 Buffalo Road, Gates 14624 The nationally accredited Gates Recreation and Parks Department offers a variety of programs, special events, park facilities and services for all members of the Gates community. Program brochures are delivered to all homeowners during the months of December, April and August and can also be viewed on-line at www.gatesrecparks.org. Questions call 585-247-6100 x235.

The Gates Public Library has an outstanding collection of multi-media materials. By offering open access to this wide array of materials, services, programs, and external resources, the Gates Public Library is an enriching influence in the lives of Gates citizens, serving its patrons of all ages and backgrounds, and also meeting the evolving needs of a multi-cultural community. The library is an independent town library funded primarily by Town of Gates taxpayers and governed by the Gates Public Library Board of Trustees. Per its mission the library provides materials, information, services, programs and entertainment to strengthen the Gates community and promote literacy, personal growth, discovery and enjoyment.
There is 24-hour drop off, as well as a drive up window available! Gates Human Services Directory has listings for schools, churches and local agencies to find the services you need in your community. Just go to the menu bar on the library and click on Reference, then Gates Human Services Directory. [http://www.gateslibrary. org/ghsd2010/ghsd2010.htm]. If you would like to update your organizations information on The Gates Human Services Directory, please call 247-6446 and ask for the Technology Librarian, or e-mail ccarsten@ libraryweb.org. 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester 14624 585-247-6446 www.gateslibrary.org Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm, Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm [Closed Saturdays in the summer]. except holidays from 10:00am-3:30pm.

Town of Gates Parks


For special events, pre-school, youth, teen, adult and senior activities information and registration, please visit www.gatesrecparks.org and click the Additional Information link. The Recreation and Parks websites Facility Calendar is full of daily activity information, listed by month and day. Administrative offices are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Please call 426-1670 for updates and information.

Recreation & Park Facilities


The Gates Recreation and Parks Department owns and maintains 130 acres of parkland. Each park has recreation areas to serve various needs. Memorial Park is a 30-acre park located at 150 Spencerport Road. The park features three ball diamonds, two football/soccer fields, natural pond, playground, bocce court, and restrooms. The enclosed shelter, with covered patio, has a small kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. Seating capacity is approximately 125. ADA restroom facilities are located inside the building for shelter patrons. Lions Park is a 14-acre park located at 100 Kentucky Avenue off of Long Pond Road. The park has an enclosed shelter with a covered patio and a kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. Seating capacity in the shelter is 95. The park Continued on Page 12...

The DMV Mobile Unit is at the Gates Town Hall every Friday

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Continued from Page 11... features three lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court, sand volleyball, ball field, soccer/football field. The park also has a bocce court, horseshoe pits, a shuffleboard court, accessible fishing pier and a childrens play area. Wegman Road Park is a two-acre recreation area located at 510 Wegman Road. The park features an open pavilion to accommodate approximately 24, two play structures, a climbing wall, and a swing set. The park also has an accessible restroom. The park is open dawn to dusk. Westgate Park is a 16.5-acre park located at 1489 Howard Road, next to the post office. This facility includes an enclosed shelter with a covered patio, a kitchen equipped with a stove, refrigerator and freezer. Seating capacity is 125. The park features an open pavilion seating up to 90, grills, two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, two baseball fields, a skate park, horseshoe pits, a bocce court, two childrens play structures, and a nature trail. Gates Town Park is a 68-acre site with four soccer fields, restroom facilities, and a 90foot baseball field, two play structures, swing set, climbers, tire swing and accessible fishing pier. The woodlands 9-Hole Disc Golf Course is also located here! The park is located at 4310 Lyell Road and is open dawn to dusk. The Hinchey Historical House and Park. Built in the 1870s, the historical Hinchey Homestead is the only structure in Gates listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now part of the towns park system. The house and large barn sit on a 3.1 acre site located at 634 Hinchey Road. The Gates Historical Society is managing the house and can be contacted at 464-9740 for information on tours and programs. Rental Information: Persons wishing to reserve the shelters at Lions, Memorial, Wegman Road or Westgate Parks may do so no more than one year in advance by obtaining a permit at the Gates Recreation and Parks Office. Shelters are available to rent from 9:00am-9:45pm daily. See website for rates and availability, www.gatesrecparks. org or call 585-247-6100 x235.

Town of Gates Events


Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19th, 10am Residents Ages 3-8 with adult. Unity Health Total Sports Experience Gates Community Garage Sale Saturday, May 3rd, 9-2pm Gates Community Center. We all know that one persons trash is another persons treasure, right? Register now and begin clearing your home of unwanted items! You will have your own space and be responsible for the sale of your own merchandise. Choose to purchase up to two spaces, inside or outside. In addition to our usual refreshments, we will be outside cooking hot dogs for sale! Best Left Over Sale Monday, May 5th, 9-5pm Gates Community Center Memorial Day Service Monday, May 28th, 9am Gates Community Center Gates Summer Celebration Saturday, June 28th, 5-10:30pm Gates High School, Karma Big Mike & The Motivators, Keys to the Caddy and Fireworks! Summer Concert Series Sundays, 6:30pm Gates Community Center July 13 The Johnny Matt Band July 20 The Jigs Up String Band July 27 JB & Company August 3 The Smugtown Stompers August 10 Spectra August 17 Eight Days a Week Family Ice Cream Social Wednesday, July 23rd, 6:30-8pm Westgate Park S.T.A.R Camp Presents: Cinderella August 1st, 10am & 6:30pm August 2nd, 1pm Gates Chili High School Auditorium For More Information: please visit www.gatesrecparks.org or 585-247-6100 ext. 234. Or visit us on Facebook for up-to-date information.

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Mother-Son Game Night Friday, May 3, 6-8pm

Town of Chili Events

Chili Rec invites mothers and sons to the Chili Senior Center for a night of subs, ice cream and fun! Get the chance to play ping pong, checkers, and other games. A great time for all. Space is limited, so buy your tickets early. Chili Senior Center, 3235 Chili Avenue, tickets $6/person available at the rec office or online at townofchili.org. 3235 Chili Avenue. Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 8:30am Chili Avenue, hosted by the American Legion. Free! Family Fun & Wellness Adventure Challenge May 12-August 31 Chili Recreation challenges you to be out and about as often as possible this summer for a chance to win a number of great prizes. You must pre-register your family for the challenge to receive a starter kit with challenge cards. Get out and complete as many of the activities as possible. Just provide pictures and three filled out activity cards to the Recreation Department to receive a prize! Prizes may include gift certificates, Frisbees, water bottles, shirts, and more! Day of Play in the Park Chil-E Fest Farmers Market Movies Under the Stars Visit Town Parks Follow a Nature Trail Camp under the stars in your backyard or at a campsite Play on a Sports Team Go Fishing Visit the Chili Library AND Other Family Fun in Chili! Family Scavenger Hunt Saturday, June 1 Dont miss this awesome chance to explore Black Creek Park with your family and participate in a real life treasure hunt! Geocaching combines your traditional nature scavenger hunt we all know and love with the modern elements of GPS. Work together to search the park for hidden swag and clues to the final puzzle. Great for kids of all ages! This exciting adventure will be led by Judy Spring, Conservation Education Program Coordinator for Genesee County, $15/family. Spring Cleaning Community Garage Sale Saturday, June 8 8am1pm We all know that one persons trash is another persons treasure, right? Reserve a table or come out and find bargains at our Spring Community Garage Sale. The sale is sure to bring a huge crowd as it is being held at the Farmers Market at its new

location, the Chili Senior Center. You may choose to set up inside or outside. Those who choose to sell outside are required to bring their own tables or stands and 10 x 10 tent. Each participant will have their own space and is responsible for the sale of their own merchandise. Any merchandise left at the end of the sale must be removed by the individuals that brought it. You may purchase up to two spaces. Cost: $15/ vendor space, FREE admission to shoppers. Set-up: Friday, June 7, 5-7 pm or Saturday morning, 7-8 am. Outdoor spaces can only be set up on Saturday. Food available for purchase! Vendor space is limited, so register early. Vendor guidelines will be sent to those who register. Please call the recreation office for additional details. Kick Off to Summer Fun Day of Play in Davis Park Saturday, June 15 11:30 am-2:30pm This community celebration marks the start of summer with Chili Recreation in Davis Park. Come see what our parks have to offer! There will be bouncy rides, games, community health vendors, music, food and an ice cream truck. Come out and support the benefits of parks, fitness, and wellness of our community. The Chili Recreation tent will be showcasing upcoming programs and events along with park brochures and Family Fun Adventure Challenge Starter Kits for those who are interested. This event is FREE for all members of the community and food is available for purchase. Movies in the Park THE LORAX, July 12 SPACE JAM, July 19 WRECK IT RALPH, July 26 FREE WILLY, August 2 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, August 9 Chil-E Fest, July 4! Noon-10 pm Food booths, craft vendors, local organization booths, kids games, activities, prizes, senior center activities, 6th annual car show, parade at 5pm, bungy trampoline, inflatable rides, fire department activities, fireworks at 10pm). Summer Concert Doors Open Tuesdays at 5pm Music starts at 6:30pm. Donation of $1 per person requested! Refreshments for sale! The Gate Swingers, July 9 Eight Days a Week, July 16 Brockport Community Band, July 23 The Rat Pack, July 30 The Ghostriders, August 6 78 RPM, August 13 Paulsen and Baker, August 20

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