Some people are negative about everything, for example the person who uses the name Ray Georgiano when he or she posts comments on this website.
Every comment this person who calls himself/herself Ray Georgiano is negative. There are no Georgiano’s listed in the Rochester white pages, and a Google search reveals only zoomdune.com comments and one comment on a weather blog for a Ray Georgiano. But that’s it. Of course he/she could live in Orleans County, but then why would he/she be so interested in Brockport politics, unless he/she is a college landlord?
Ray Georgiano seems to be a pseudonym to hide someone’s real name. For all we know it could be Norm Giancursio or Fred Webster (who happens to own the house at 46 Union Street, which is in violation of the village code).
This column takes the positive position that Brockport can be a better place to live if our elected officials and village employees do their jobs diligently; if landlords adhere to the provisions of the village code, and if the village residents demanded better results from their elected officials and village employees.
Why should Brockport resident settle for second rate service?
But people like this Ray Georgiano, or whatever his or her real name is, don’t bother to do their homework. All Ray Georgiano, and his ilk, want to do is spread negative waves.
Always with the negative waves Moriarity, always with the negative waves.
Oddball (Donald Sutherland) to Crapgame (Don Rickles),
Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
Several of the multiple code violations at 46 Union Street are still plainly visible from the sidewalk, so you have to wonder why the Code Enforcement Officer hasn’t issued an appearance ticket to the landlord.
Also, you have to wonder why Ray Georgiano, or whatever his or her real name is, hasn’t bothered to walk or drive by the house at 46 Union Street and see the code violations for himself/herself. The offending house is less than a block east of Main Street in Brockport
From the sidewalk, you can clearly see four of the piles of wood. Two piles of wood are stacked against the unpainted garage; one pile of wood cut in stove lengths but not split, and another pile of 4 to 6 foot long logs of various smaller sizes. You can also see another pile of wood cut in stove lengths and another logs of various smaller sizes piled against the fence at the back of the property (see photo).
You can also still see one of the two trailers parked on the grass in the back yard.
These are absolutely clear violations of section 58-35.K of the Village Code. But Ray Georgiano, or whatever his or her real name is, doesn’t care. He or she doesn’t want to be confused by the facts. He or she already has his/her mind made up.
Chapter 58 ZONING
§ 58-35.5. Exterior standards.
The exterior of the premises and the condition of structures shall be maintained so that the premises and buildings shall reflect a level of maintenance in keeping with the standards of the community and shall not constitute blight from adjoining property owners or lead to the progressive deterioration of the neighborhood. Such maintenance shall include, without limitation, the following:
Lawns shall be kept cut and not to exceed 10 inches in height. Trees, brush, shrubs and hedges shall be trimmed regularly during the growing season so as to avoid an unsightly appearance or obstruct sidewalks and roadways. Piles of materials such as dirt, sand and similar materials shall be used or removed within 30 days of receiving said materials. Failure to comply with this subsection, within five days of being notified, will result in the Village taking any legal action necessary to correct the violation. This will include the issuing of an appearance ticket or/and the Village removing the material or cutting the grass or having the same done by contract with a third party. Any and all cost associated with correcting the violation shall be assessed upon the real property on which the brush, grass or weeds are found. The fees for action taken by the Village shall be established from time to time by the Village Board of Trustees by resolution.
[Amended 7-6-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
Unfortunately for Brockport residents, and especially for the people who live on Union Street and Park Avenue, the code enforcement officer doesn’t seem to be “taking any legal action necessary to correct the violation.”
Brockport residents can change that by contacting Mayor Margay Blackman (585-637-5300 x16), the trustees (Bill Andrews 585-637-5300 x60), (Val Ciciotti 585-637-5300 x61), (Kathy Kristansen 585-637-5300 x62), and (John La Pierre 585-637-5300 x63); as well as the code enforcement officer Dave Miller (585-637-5300 x14).
• Margay Blackman — firstname.lastname@example.org
• Bill Andrews — email@example.com
• Val Ciciott — firstname.lastname@example.org
• Kathy Kristansen — email@example.com
• John La Pierre — firstname.lastname@example.org
• Dave Miller — email@example.com
It’s late November, it’s time to turn up the heat; in the house and on the village officials.