• During construction, the District wants to mitigate any impact to the surrounding neighborhoods. If you have any concerns or questions contact campus_construction@bcsd.org or 585-242-5200 ext. 5630. Emails and phone messages are automatically forwarded to District administrators and construction managers. 

     

    We will log all concerns or questions in the table below. You can also anonymously post a concern or question in the comment area below the table.

  • Date of Concern: Feb. 4, 2019 1:14 p.m.

    Details: Resident wanted to make sure the door in the chain-link fence leading from the school yard into another resident's yard was locked for security.

    District Response: The District talked to the resident who owns the door in the fence. They said they'll be buying a lock to secure the door soon.

    Date of Response: Feb. 4, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 5, 2019 1:13 p.m.

    Details: Resident is concerned about water runoff after the snow melts or it rains causing their basement to flood in the future.

    District Response: New York State and local codes will not allow a project to increase runoff above what already exists. As part of the project, a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) was prepared and approved by the NYSDEC. This plan is monitored on a weekly and monthly basis with reports being generated. These measures, implemented as part of the SWPPP, will also help prevent additional runoff from occurring. Part of the overall drainage design for the site will direct water away from the school’s adjoining neighbors.

    Date of Response: Feb. 5, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 5, 2019 2:12 p.m.

    Details: Resident wants to know when screening will be put on the fence?

    District Response: The plan is to put the fabric on the temporary fence. We estimate that the screening will be put up in two weeks, but hope that will happen sooner. 

    Date of Response: Feb. 6, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 5, 2019 3:42 p.m.

    Details: Resident wanted to know if the temporary construction road and gravel staging area is the gravel that appeared on Feb. 5? They want to know if we're ahead of schedule. Resident didn't appreciate the loud noises at 7 a.m. and wanted to know if there will be more heavy equipment activity during the week of Feb. 11 as suggested. 

    District Response: Schedules are accurate but always subject to change based on many factors and opportunities. We will always take advantage of opportunities to accelerate the schedule. On Monday, we will be relaunching the communications plan based on feedback we have received to-date. Starting on Monday and each week thereafter, we will provide a two-week look ahead summary of expected activities so that neighbors have a better understanding of what is happening. We will do our best to communicate specific activity that may be more impactful. We appreciate your continued patience and your suggestions for improving communication. We do understand how impactful this project is to the neighborhood and we are committed to doing what we can to mitigate the disruptions. We are sorry about the loud noise at 7 a.m. Our contracts with the contractors stipulate a 7 a.m. start despite their request to start even earlier. The Town of Brighton's noise ordinance limits noise before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. We will adhere to this. Usually, our construction activities will end at 3:30 p.m. However, there will occasionally be noisy activity up to 7 p.m. Again, this will be out of the norm. We will do whatever possible to mitigate the noise.

    Date of Response: Feb. 7, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 5, 2019 5:11 p.m.

    Details: Resident said noise from trucks and construction has their house shaking. 

    District Response: The shaking was due to the vibratory roller doing work on the staging area. This work is nearly complete. 

    Date of Response: Feb. 7, 2019 


    Date of Concern: Feb. 6, 2019 10:20 a.m.

    Details: Resident wanted to know when the Babcock pedestrian path will be reopened and where it'll be located.

    District Response: The new fenced walkway will run parallel to the existing fence from Babcock to Rowland. The timeframe for installation isn't confirmed yet due to an issue with the Monroe County Water Authority easement.

    Date of Response: Feb. 6, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 6, 2019 1:11 p.m.

    Details: Resident is concerned about water runoff due to current rain.

    District Response: New York State and local codes will not allow a project to increase runoff above what already exists. As part of the project, a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) was prepared and approved by the NYSDEC. This plan is monitored on a weekly and monthly basis with reports being generated. These measures, implemented as part of the SWPPP, will also help prevent additional runoff from occurring. Part of the overall drainage design for the site will direct water away from the school’s adjoining neighbors.

    Date of Response: Feb. 6, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 8, 2019 4:15 p.m.

    Details: Resident wanted to know if the Babcock path will be closed longer than a few weeks. If it is, he wanted to know if the gate can be moved to the school end so he can see the activity taking place. Also, concerned about access from Rowland to the school parking lot being blocked

    District Response: We're hoping to start construction on the path next week, so we won't be able to move the gate. The temporary walkway will be available soon. We apologize that access from Rowland to the parking lot is blocked off. This is necessary to keep people out of the construction site.

    Date of Response: Feb. 14, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 12, 2019 2:52 p.m.

    Details: Resident is concerned about large trucks going down Rowland Parkway in the early morning as many are leaving work. Resident feels there isn't room for two lanes of traffic on the narrow road. Also, said the drivers are not concerned about safety as they drive fast down their road. The resident wanted to know if it's possible to use a wider road for access to the site.

    District Response: We agree that Rowland is a narrow two-lane road and it has been made even more narrow by snow on the shoulders. Caution must be exercised by all. We have spoken with the trucking company about exercising caution and courtesy on Rowland. We expect improvement. Unfortunately, it is, at this time, impossible to use any other road in order to maintain a safe environment for the students.

    Date of Response: Feb. 22, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 12, 2019 3:17 p.m.

    Details: Resident said the format of the website doesn't allow them to read district responses.

    District Response:  Sorry, the format wasn't displaying well on all devices. The new one should be easier to read.

    Date of Response: Feb. 15, 2019 


    Date of Concern: Feb. 13, 2019 8:27 a.m.

    Details: Resident is concerned about water draining or pooling into their yard. Would like someone to look at it.

    District Response:  The District met with the resident and looked at their yard and the grading of the construction site.

    Date of Response: Feb. 14, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 14, 2019 10:49 a.m.

    Details: Resident is concerned about a pile of snow that was dumped near his property leading to more water draining into his yard.

    District Response: The snow pile was moved. Sorry about that

    Date of Response: Feb. 14, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 14, 2019 4:05 p.m.

    Details: Resident wanted to know if and when a privacy screen or fabric would be put up on the fence?

    District Response: Fabric will be installed on the temporary fencing at the walkway. Final engineering and pricing for the walkway was resolved on Feb. 19. Walkway installation should start next week with fencing and privacy fabric to follow.

    Date of Response: Feb. 22, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 14, 2019

    Details: Resident said the schedule of work for February is obviously not very accurate, as work began sooner and is far ahead of the timetable given. What is the estimated date of completion for the infrastructure work that requires heavy equipment and generates endless noise all day long?

    District Response: The staging area and construction road are complete. Other heavy equipment operations will continue through the end of the year, but at a much lower level. Schedules are accurate but always subject to change based on many factors and opportunities. We will always take advantage of opportunities to accelerate the schedule. On Monday, we will be relaunching the communications plan based on feedback we have received to-date. Starting on Monday and each week thereafter, we will provide a two-week look ahead summary of expected activities so that neighbors have a better understanding of what is happening. We will do our best to communicate specific activity that may be more impactful. We appreciate your continued patience and your suggestions for improving communication. We do understand how impactful this project is to the neighborhood and we are committed to doing what we can to mitigate the disruptions.

    Date of Response: Feb. 22, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 18 at noon

    Details: Resident said that their house is shaking from the construction and is worried about foundation damage. Also worried about drainage and truck parking.

    District Response: The District apologizes for the issues caused by construction and met with the resident to address these issues.

    Date of Response: Feb. 19, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 18 at 6:31 p.m.

    Details: Resident said that they were being disturbed by construction vehicles after 6 p.m. Said the neighbors of Council Rock deserve some peace and consideration. The resident aid they have been stretched to the limit of tolerance by this project and it has been going on for two weeks. Wants project managers to realize this is their home.

    District Response:  We are sorry about the loud noise at 6 p.m. Our contracts with the contractors stipulates a 7 a.m. start despite their request to start even earlier. The Town of Brighton's noise ordinance limits noise before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. We will adhere to this. Usually, our construction activities will end at 3:30 p.m. However, there will occasionally be noisy activity up to 7 p.m. Again, this will be out of the norm. We will do whatever possible to mitigate the noise.

    Date of Response: Feb. 22, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

    Details: Resident said deliveries at 6 p.m. disrupt the Rowland and Babcock neighbors. Please consider the impact of the project to neighbors. Talk means nothing, action means something.

    District Response: We are sorry about the loud noise at 6 p.m. Our contracts with the contractors stipulates a 7 a.m. start despite their request to start even earlier. The Town of Brighton's noise ordinance limits noise before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. We will adhere to this. Usually, our construction activities will end at 3:30 p.m. However, there will occasionally be noisy activity up to 7 p.m. Again, this will be out of the norm. We will do whatever possible to mitigate the noise. 

    Date of Response: Feb. 22, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 20, 2019

    Details: Resident asked if this system has broken down. There haven't been responses to many inquiries.

    District Response: We apologize for the gap in communication related to community concerns posted to the web site. On Monday, we will be relaunching the communications plan based on feedback we have received to-date. Starting on Monday and each week thereafter, we will provide a two-week look ahead summary of expected activities so that neighbors have a better understanding of what is happening. We will do our best to communicate specific activity that may be more impactful. We appreciate your continued patience and your suggestions for improving communication. We do understand how impactful this project is to the neighborhood and we are committed to doing what we can to mitigate the disruptions.

    Date of Response: Feb. 21, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 26, 2019

    Details: Our house is positioned on Rowland Pwky several houses away from the construction site. Our walls and floors are shaking. We are concerned about structural damage to our home. Will Brighton Schools assume costs for any necessary repair? What can be done to stop this? Why is the site so close to our neighborhood and not on the other side of the school where homeowners lives would not be disrupted? The disturbances are becoming intolerable. Please adjust what you can. Thank you. This is not what we had expected. Additionally, the trucks zooming down the road in spite of signage cause danger to pedestrians and drivers.

    District Response: We apologize for the shaking! Some neighbors will feel the vibrations from the vibratory roller being used on site. However, the force of those vibrations is not enough to cause damage. We had an engineer take measurements of the force of the vibrations using a calibrated instrument designed specifically for that purpose. Analysis of the data show force levels way below the threshold needed to cause any damage. After the end of this week, the roller won’t be working close to your backyards. The project is located where it is because there is space to build on and it maintains a safe environment for students. We will continue to remind truck drivers to obey the speed limit and be courteous. If it continues to be an issue,  please contact the Brighton Police Department.

    Date of Response: Feb. 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 26, 2019

    Details: Help! My house has been shaking. We are clearly not the only home impacted by this serious issue. I live on Babcock.

    District Response: We apologize for the shaking! Some neighbors will feel the vibrations from the vibratory roller being used on site. However, the force of those vibrations is not enough to cause damage. We had an engineer take measurements of the force of the vibrations using a calibrated instrument designed specifically for that purpose. Analysis of the data show force levels way below the threshold needed to cause any damage. After the end of this week, the roller won’t be working close to your backyards.

    Date of Response: Feb. 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 27, 2019

    Details: Very concerned about continuing reports from neighbors about speeding vehicles on Rowland Parkway. When will the Brighton Police address this issue so that safety for residents can be assured?

    District Response: We will continue to remind truck drivers to obey the speed limit and be courteous. If it continues to be an issue,  please contact the Brighton Police Department.

    Date of Response: Feb. 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 27, 2019

    Details: Will there continue to be responses/replies to posted comments? No new responses in nearly a week. Need to know what to expect here.

    District Response: We are continuing to respond to comments as quickly as possible. 

    Date of Response: Feb. 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 28, 2019

    Details: It is time for the Brighton Police to become involved in the many traffic issues and complaints on Rowland. Also, we were told that there would be off-site parking for workers to minimize traffic. With the number of vehicles parked at the work site, we wonder if this is something else that has changed since the project began. Where are the replies to this week's questions? Nothing added here in a week. Disappointing.

    District Response: We will continue to remind truck drivers to obey the speed limit and be courteous. If it continues to be an issue, please contact the Brighton Police Department. There are currently five workers on site and they are parking in the staging area. They start their day at 7 a.m., so it shouldn't have a large effect on traffic. We are doing off-site parking because there is no other parking available and we do not want to use Rowland for parking.  There will always be some parking on site, generally limited to project managers, supervisors and foremen. Off-site parking won’t start until April at the earliest. We are continuing to respond to comments as quickly as possible. 

    Date of Response: Feb. 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: Feb. 28, 2019

    Details: Still looking for a reply re workers parking on site. Between the many trucks and the many pieces of construction equipment (diesel?) the air quality is declining due to exhaust fumes. Fortunately, we don't need to open our windows at this time of year. Hope this is better by spring/summer.

    District Response: There are currently five workers on site and they are parking in the staging area. They start their day at 7 a.m., so it shouldn't have a large effect on traffic. We are doing off-site parking because there is no other parking available and we do not want to use Rowland for parking.  There will always be some parking on site, generally limited to project managers, supervisors and foremen. Off-site parking won’t start until April at the earliest. 

    Date of Response: Feb. 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 4, 2019

    Details: Why are pickup trucks lining up on Rowland as early as 6:25 am idling their engines. I notice this on my early morning runs. The fumes are unhealthy. Must they come so early since the work day is at 7 am?

    District Response: We apologize for the inconvenience. Some of our workers travel far to get here. At this time of year, the amount of time it takes to drive here is dependent on the weather, so the workers add in extra time. Because of this, they sometimes arrive early and sit in their running vehicles to stay warm. Once RG&E provides the temporary electric service to the site, our contractor will set up their office trailer and provide a heated place for the workers to gather before they start their work day. It is expected that the workers arrive early so they can be dressed, have their tools out, and be ready to start work at 7 a.m.

    Date of Response: March 5, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 11, 2019

    Details: On my walk on Rowland, I noticed a truck parked in front of the fire hydrant in front of the blue house. I did not realize that trucks were going to park on Rowland as well as choose not to obey required laws of the road, especially with a flammable tank on the CR property.

    District Response: Thank you for your comment. None of our construction vehicles should be parking on Rowland. Your report of it parking in front of the fire hydrant is very concerning as it is illegal for anyone to do that. A vehicle is not prohibited to carry fuel tanks if they meet the DOT requirement so that, in and of itself, may not be an issue. We continuously remind our contractors to obey all parking and traffic laws. We suggest that if this is observed again to notify the Brighton Police Department for enforcement.

    Date of Response: March 11, 2019


    Date of concern: March 13, 2019

    Details: Your tall fence on the Rowland Parkway part of the site is less than secure. I am still concerned about that flammable gas tank. If the wrong people get in there, there will be big problems. If I see another truck parked in front of the fire hydrant on my daily walk, I will contact the police via 911.

    District Reponse: The site is properly secured, as is the tank. District security staff and the Brighton Police are monitoring the site’s security. We also have security cameras installed around the site. If you see a vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant, please do contact the police.

    Date of Response: March 18, 2019


    Date of concern: March 13, 2019

    Details: Many comments posted here about traffic issues--speed, illegal parking, etc. No new speed limit signs have been posted although initially we were told that there would be. 30 mph seems too fast for trucks and heavy equipment. Anyone who sees illegally parked vehicles or speeding vehicles should call 911 AT ONCE and not rely on an internet site posting to address the problem. Security for the work site is a whole separate issue and residents/ neighbors need to be reassured that there are other measures besides our watchful eyes that are going to protect the site--and us.

    District Response: Signs indicating the school speed zone of 15 mile per hour have been posted by the Town on Rowland. Yes, anyone who sees illegally parked vehicles or speeding vehicles should contact the police department. Construction vehicles are not allowed to park on the street. District security staff and the Brighton Police are monitoring the site’s security. We also have security cameras installed around the site.

    Date of Response: March 18, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 15, 2019

    Details: Rowland Parkway is already a mess. Dirt, debris, ruts in the road. Is it too late to consider using Kimberley? Please notice the marks from cars having to go on lawns when met face to face with work vehicles on this very narrow street. Will this be monitored. School children are complaining to parents about headaches from noise and classrooms rumbling.

    District Response: It is impossible to use Kimberly as the access road to the project. It would seriously affect the safety of the students. Regarding the mess, our site contractor is sweeping the streets. The street is a narrow two-lane road. If there are two cars moving in opposite directions and they pass each other it is impossible that their passenger side tires don’t ride up on the road shoulders. There is one area of the road which does seem to have settled but that is where the road had been cut and patched. The settling is more a sign of inadequate backfill compaction then damage from our operations.  We have had no complaints about noise nor rumbling from the school.

    Date of Response: March 18, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 15, 2019

    Details: You state that signs indicating 15 mph speed limit have been posted on Rowland. I have seen only one sign and it is at the SCHOOL END of Rowland at the edge of the circle in a place where anyone driving into the site would not even see it. The Brighton Police have said they would move the sign, soon I hope. It should have been located at the Clover Street end, of course. No wonder drivers have been speeding. This website is becoming difficult to use again, requiring much scrolling up and down to respond to a posting such as this one and it is very difficult if not impossible to read what one is writing as a posting here. Someone needs to certify the comment about children complaining about headaches from rumbling and noise. This should be documented immediately. This should be documented immediately. Very similar to experiences of residents in the neighborhood.

    District Response: We will collaborate with the Town to address the concerns with the speed limit signage. Unfortunately, the only way to eliminate the scrolling would be to delete past comments and responses and we want to remain transparent. If you find commenting to be difficult on your computer or phone, you can also call or email us at campus_construction@bcsd.org or 585-242-5200 ext. 5589. We're in constant contact with our Council Rock Primary School staff and will work with them on any issues.

    Date of Response: March 22, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 19, 2019

    Details: Re posting of speed limit signs on Rowland, as of late Monday afternoon, March 18, there is ONE sign posted going EAST on Rowland which is heading towards Clover. At the entrance to Rowland the sign says "30 MPH". Best to look at the actual signs before asserting that they are or are not there. The 15 MPH sign is at the SCHOOL CIRCLE end of Rowland and is useless to controlling speed by arriving vehicles. We hope this will be fixed soon.

    District Response: We will collaborate with the Town to address the concerns with the speed limit signage. 

    Date of Response: March 22, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 21, 2019

    Details: I know we have been receiving over the past few updates that the pathway to Roland from Babcock will be completed soon depending on the weather. The weather has been pretty good. Do you have any idea when the path will be opened? It has now been closed for over 6 weeks.

    District Response: Having the pathway reopened by next Friday, March 29 looks probable at this point.

    Date of Response: March 21, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 21, 2019

    Details: Where is the new replacement sign for the corner of Rowland and Clover showing the speed limit as 15? It seems a long time to wait for this considering the number of complaints about "speeding" on Rowland.

    District Response: We will collaborate with the Town to address the concerns with the speed limit signage. 

    Date of Response: March 22, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 27, 2019

    Details: Can't ANYTHING be done about those big trucks coming down Rowland at 6:35 in the morning? They just sit with engines idling. Work seems to begin earlier and earlier. 7 a.m. was promised in good faith to the residents of Babcock and Rowland at meetings. I prefer to be anonymous as we have connections to the school. I know that other residents are sadly tolerating worse due to proximity to work site and the unfortunate challenges they face on a DAILY basis. The impact is way worse than was ever presented at meetings.

    District Response: We apologize for the disruption caused by the trucks. We will remind all of our contractors that they should be directing their drivers and those of any subcontractors and/or material deliveries to not leave for our project until 7 a.m. This will help prevent idling on the road.

    Date of Response: March 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 28, 2019

    Details: One truck there at 6:34 am today; another at 6:40 parked in front of fire hyrdrant

    District Response: Our field manager was there in a truck at 6:35 a.m. to make sure no one entered the site. We will remind all of our contractors that they should be directing their drivers and those of any subcontractors and/or material deliveries to not leave for our project until 7 a.m. This will help prevent idling on the road.

    Date of Response: March 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: March 28, 2019

    Details: Rowland is a mess. Already getting pings on my cars from the small stones and debris. Rowland has not and will never be a street where two cars can share the road. We always have to stop and wait or go up on a lawn.  Unless you live on this street, you truly do not understand. Fancy measurements are not the reality of  this narrow road. Ask the refuse collectors, postal workers, and UPS drivers. All that is needed is for those in charge to understand and work on bettering street conditions and life. I feel sorry for those close to the site. I understand that they have had some damage even tho the engineer reports otherwise. I hope that someone is working with them about this serious issue that was not supposed to happen. I remain anonymous to keep relations with  neighbors who are not impacted  and school safe.

    District Response: The site contractor is sweeping the street periodically each day to keep the street clean.

    Date of Response: March 28, 2019


    Date of Concern: April 1, 2019

    Details: Rowland Pkwy is muddy and dirty, even after cleaning. Our houses are a mess.

    District Response: The site contractor is watering and sweeping the street twice a day to keep it clean. Once around 11 a.m. and at the end of the day at 3:30 p.m.

    Date of Response: April 3, 2019


    Date of Concern: April 2, 2019

    Details: Need signs to leash dogs and pick up poop on new path

    District Response: The District will put up signs on the path to remind dog walkers to keep their dogs leashed and clean up after their dogs. It would be helpful if residents also reminded their fellow neighbors to do this through any mailing lists or online neighborhood groups that may be used.

    Date of Response: April 2, 2019


    Date of Concern: April 2, 2019

    Details: Leaky fire hydrant on Rowland. Saw on my walk. Not good.

    District Response: A contractor is drawing water from the hydrant to use to wash the road. The hydrant was probably not shut off completely. As of Tuesday afternoon, a water meter has been added to the hydrant so any water usage can be metered and paid for. The meter should have stopped the leakage. We’ll monitor the hydrant to avoid future leakage.

    Date of Response: April 4, 2019


    Date of Concern: April 4, 2019

    Details: Path closed. Need better, more sturdy fencing. What is the outcome of the leaky fire hydrant concern?

    District Response: Due to the high winds last night, the temporary fence along the walkway blew over. We have closed the walkway temporarily until we can repair the fence. We apologize for the inconvenience. A contractor is drawing water from the hydrant to use to wash the road. The hydrant was probably not shut off completely. As of Tuesday afternoon, a water meter has been added to the hydrant so any water usage can be metered and paid for. The meter should have stopped the leakage. We’ll monitor the hydrant to avoid future leakage.

    Date of Response: April 4, 2019 


    Date of Concern: April 4, 2019

    Details: Vibrations causing significant issues to the quality of our lives as well as our dwellings; when will the seismic studies be available? These issues are becoming very serious and apologies are not enough to help. 

    District Response: We apologize for the issues caused by the vibrations. The majority of the rolling will be complete by the end of the week. There will be additional rolling throughout the course of the work, but the building pad is just about complete.

    Date of Response: April 9, 2019 


    Date of Concern: April 9, 2019

    Details: Where is the "schedule" of work that was promised as a weekly update?  None received for a long time.

    District Response: Sorry for the delay, a new schedule was just posted here: https://www.bcsd.org/domain/69

    Date of Response: April 9, 2019 


    Date of Concern: April 11, 2019

    Details: When will the Babcock portion of the fence be restored so that the path can open?

    District Response: The path reopened on April 17.

    Date of Response: April 17, 2019 


    Date of Concern: April 23, 2019

    Details: Again this format seems to have broken down. A periodic schedule of work is helpful but if queries are not going to be answered here, what is the point of this site? Specific question: are vibrating rollers returning at any point? Some of us are experiencing ill health effects as a result of the vibrating and need advance warning when and if this is going to recur.

    District Response: Our contractor took the roller off-site two weeks ago as the current underground utilities are complete. The roller will return on June 26 as the front parking lots are removed and the utilities on that side of the school are installed. It will be used until Sept. 6.

    Date of Response: April 23, 2019


    Date of Concern: April 23, 2019

    Details: When will the green fencingliner material be installed on Babcock side of the school fence?

    District Response: Earlier in the month, the District offered to install privacy screening for residents on the exterior walkway fence. Given the number of requests we have received, the District is considering wrapping the entire exterior walkway with the screening (we previously installed the screening on the temporary interior pathway fence before we experienced issues with the wind). The original screening was 10 feet in height, so we are getting it trimmed to accommodate the six-foot fence. We should be installing the screening over the next two weeks.

    Date of Response: April 24, 2019


    Date of Concern: April 30, 2019

    Details: When will the next project information meeting for neighbors affected by the construction be scheduled?   Please provide adequate notice and make sure that all neighbors who will be impacted by the project's work --in addition to Babcock and Rowland--are notified.  Many residents do not receive your emails.

    District Response: We have not set a date for the next meeting, but will provide adequate notice when one is scheduled. When we schedule a meeting, we mail a printed invitation to every address in the neighborhood in addition to contacting the houses on our email list. If anyone would like to be added to the email list, contact campus_construction@bcsd.org. 

    Date of Response: May 3, 2019


    Date of Concern: May 3, 2019

    Details: Fire hydrant near construction site leaking again - is there a way to prevent this?

    District Response: This fire hydrant is off site and owned by the Monroe County Water Authority. MCWA was here this morning and we believe they took care of the issue as there are no longer any visible leaks. In the future, any leaks associated with a MCWA fire hydrant should be brought to their attention directly by the observing person(s).

    Date of Response: May 3, 2019


    Date of Concern: May 9, 2019

    Details: "Adequate notice" for a neighborhood meeting is farther in advance at this time of year than for other meetings. With the scope of the project expanding to the front of the school (parking lots etc.) many more people will be impacted, especially those on Esplanade whose yards back up to the school parking lots. These residents need to be prepared to experience the noise and heavy rolling that many of us have had to endure since February. Please be considerate of neighbors in this process.

    District Response: Thank you for the feedback. Esplanade and its neighboring streets have been on our mailing list that we contact with meeting information when it's available.

    Date of Response: May 9, 2019


    Date of Concern: May 10, 2019

    Details: I am a bit concerned about the May  reply re the fire hydrant situation on Rowland near the work site. Since the contractors are causing the problem, perhaps they need instruction from the Water Authority on how to properly maintain the condition of the hydrant they are using.

    District Response: No one is allowed to touch the hydrant, per the Monroe County Water Authority. Therefore no contractor is causing any problem with the hydrant in question. If anyone sees an issue with it they need to call MCWA directly to address what they feel is happening with it.

    Date of Response: May 15, 2019


    Date of Concern: May 10, 2019

    Details: When will the fence screening material be re-installed? It has been a month since this was promised.

    District Response: The fabric was just delivered and we plan to install it this week. We apologize for the delay. 

    Date of Response: May 14, 2019


    Date of Concern: June 3, 2019

    Details: There has been an elaborate storm drainage system installed on the Council Rock project site.  Will you please inform us as to where the storm water goes and is discharged?  We are concerned about potential overload to the nearly non-existent storm drainage system on Babcock and are concerned about overload and possible consequences to the area from a new system.  Thank you.

    District Response: The school stormwater discharges to the Babcock storm sewer system (27" storm sewer) and is designed in full compliance with NYSDEC standards. The stormwater is required by the DEC and the Town of Brighton and designed to be discharged at an equal to or lesser rate than the existing flows from the school property therefore there will be no adverse impacts to the existing storm system. The large storm system installed on the school site is provided to store stormwater within the pipes until the downstream system can clear itself and then discharge slowly over time.

    Date of Response: June 3, 2019


    Date of Concern: June 5, 2019

    Details: The Elmwood-to-Babcock portion of the school path is in need ot maintenance. Several large branches on the side of the path need to be removed so projecting ends do not injure walkers, runners, or animals. Leaf litter needs to be raked as on the Babcock-to-school site section and weeds need to be trimmed, some already several feet tall. In past years this section of the path was maintained and it needs to be again. Thank you.

    District Response: The District will work to address these issues next week.

    Date of Response: June 7, 2019


    Date of Concern: June 11, 2019

    Details: Loud heavy construction was occurring to 910-915 this evening.  My understanding is the noise ordinance went into affect earlier in the evening. We hope that construction schedules can consider neighbors desire to enjoy their own properties.

    District Response: I’m so sorry about the construction noise and disruption that occurred that late. You are correct, the Town of Brighton's noise ordinance limits noise before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. We will adhere to this. Unfortunately this was a subcontractor that wasn’t aware of the noise ordinance and did this without our knowledge. We will continue to communicate with our contractors about the ordinance. We will remove repeat offenders from the site.

    Date of Response: June 12, 2019


    Date of Concern: July 11, 2019

    Details: This morning while walking on the Babcock-to-Elmwood portion of the path we notice an number of "deadly nightshade" or atropa belladonna plants.  The leaves and berries of this plant are highly toxic and these plants should be removed immediately by pulling the roots so that children will not touch or eat them.   Thank you. 

    District Response: Thank you for this information. We will take a look at these plants and come up with a solution on how to get rid of them.

    Date of Response: July 11, 2019


    Date of Concern: July 15, 2019

    Details: The last two weeks the gate to allow people to work through Council Rock’s parking lot has been locked. The contractors used to unlock it for the weekend. Is this a new policy or can it be opened on weekends like it used to be?

    District Response: This gate will be locked for the remainder of the summer due to safety concerns. We have occasional work occurring on weekends. This area should be accessible once school is back in session.

    Date of Response: July 15, 2019


    Date of Concern: July 15, 2019

    Details: Thank you for your attention to the nightshade plants along the path. Most of them are gone now but a few were missed. Is it ok if neighbors who walk along the path pull them out as we see them? This would not replace the need for school crews to maintain the path and check frequently. They are fast-growing plants and it is difficult to keep them entirely cleared. Also, it is time to empty the trash cans at either end of the temporary path between Rowland and Babcock. Very unpleasant in the hot summer weather considering all that is deposited there. Thank you.

    District Response: We don't expect residents to pull any plants along the path. Our Buildings and Grounds staff will continue to monitor the plants along the path and the trash cans. Thank you for letting us know.

    Date of Response: July 18, 2019


    Date of Concern: July 8, 2019

    Details: What has happened to the commitment to hold information meetings for the neighbors of the construction project? Numerous questions about this have not been aacknowledged or responded to in two months. This is very disappointing and neighbors would like to understand why nothing has been scheduled. It is important that we keep in touch with the school and you with us.

    District Response: At this point, we are not planning on holding a neighborhood meeting. We are planning to put out a communication with updates on all of the District's construction projects in the coming weeks. We believe these communication methods will reach a wider audience. Please continue to send your questions, concerns, and comments to us through this website, or campus_construction@bcsd.org or 585-242-5200 ext. 5630.

    Date of Response: July 18, 2019


    Date of Concern: July 19, 2019

    Details: Not seeing any replies to inquiries about neighborhood meetings that were to be held rebularly to address issues or concerns.  If these meetings are not going to happen, this should be stated instead of leaving neighbors wondering what is or is not going to happen.

    District Response: At this point, we are not planning on holding a neighborhood meeting. We are planning to put out a communication with updates on all of the District's construction projects in the coming weeks. We believe these communication methods will reach a wider audience. Please continue to send your questions, concerns, and comments to us through this website, or campus_construction@bcsd.org or 585-242-5200 ext. 5630.

    Date of Response: July 19, 2019


    Date of Concern: August 21, 2019

    Details: It is time to empty the trash cans at the ends of the Babcock-Rowland path again. Residents should not need to remind the staff to do this, especially in the summer. Thank you.

    District Response: Our buildings and grounds staff will empty those trash cans and monitor them in the future. Thank you for letting us know.

    Date of Response: August 21, 2019