We’re fortunate to live in North Winton Village during such an exciting time in the history of our neighborhood. Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of positive attention with home values rising, NeighborWorks Rochester supporting and promoting the Triangle, and exciting businesses joining our old favorites. Here’s an update on a few new businesses we’ve been keeping an eye on. …
Thank you to the wonderful students from the University of Rochester who helped tidy up and plant the gardens at East High School on Wednesday, June 10!
From PathStone Corporation:
We are excited to offer our neighbors with a variety of state energy programs, technical and financial assistance, energy consulting, and assistance in applying to appropriate programs. The programs we can offer you are based on your income. We offer enrollment into EmPower New York, Assisted Home Performance, the Green Jobs Green New York free/reduce cost energy audit program, and low cost financing.
EmPower New York offers income-eligible families and individuals FREE cost-effective electric reduction measures. Some homes may also be eligible for FREE heating reduction measures as well. EmPower NY assists families and individuals who fall below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
NYSERDA’s Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program helps income-eligible families and individuals by providing additional financial incentives for reducing heating/cooling costs and improving the safety of homes through qualifying energy efficiency measures. Income-eligible households can receive a subsidy (Assisted Subsidy) up to 50% of an approved energy efficiency project. The balance of the project cost is eligible for financing. This program has an eligibility guideline restricted to those under 80% of the AMI.
Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) brought to you by NYSERDA provides New Yorkers with access to comprehensive home assessments(energy audits), installation services, low-cost financing, and pathways to training for various green-collar careers. PathStone is a Constituency-Based Organization (CBO) that connects consumers to NYSERDA products such as the free or reduced cost comprehensive home assessments (energy audits) provided by area Building Performance Institute certified contractors who participate in the Home Performance with Energy Star ® program.
GJGNY and PathStone offer various financing for your desired energy reduction measures. You can now finance energy efficiency upgrades with low interest payments conveniently built into your existing utility bill. This will offset your payments with the savings you earn!
You will find information about all the above programs here:
If interested, please fill out all forms within this packet and return to the following address:
Attn: Regina Gonzalez
Housing Rehabilitation and Energy Services
400 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
With spring comes new life and the chance to help make North Winton Village an even more enjoyable, safe, and beautiful place to live. If you’d like to volunteer, please let us know. We could use help with everything from maintaining the neighborhood gardens and website, to taking photos, writing grants, and attending police and zoning meetings.
There are also a few special opportunities coming up in the next few months where your time and effort can really make a difference.
1. Humboldt Recreation Center
Marilyn Schutte and Marilyn Parchus has been working with the City on further plans for the exterior grounds of the Humboldt Recreation Center on Atlantic Ave. We’ll need volunteers to help with these improvements, and to help the children of the North Winton Village Healthy Summer program continue to see the positive improvements their efforts make to the neighborhood.
2. United Way
If you haven’t yet made a donation to United Way in 2012, please consider contributing to the North Winton Village Association. Your donation will go a long way toward keeping our neighborhood a safe and attractive place to live this year and for years to come.
3. Clean Sweep
Join us in cleaning up North Winton Village and surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday, May 12 in Cobbs Hill Park as part of the spring Clean Sweep coordinated by the City of Rochester. Register for Clean Sweep today!
4. Save the Date — Annual North Winton Village Flower Sale
The flower sale is a neighborhood tradition that takes place on May 12, the day before Mother’s Day. Purchase some flowers to beautify your home and your neighborhood, while helping fund the good work of the North Winton Village Association.