The Town of Ontario is located in Wayne County on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, fifteen miles east of the City of Rochester. It is home to a population of 10,000 as well as the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant and a rapidly developing industrial park. Ontario is ideal for those who seek a high quality of life and value the many benefits of a friendly, close-knit community. The town proudly supports and maintains three major parks: Casey Park, Bear Creek Harbor at Thompson Park, and the Ontario Center Greenway Park. The Wayne Central School District serves the majority of the community, providing excellent academic opportunities to students in grades K-12. 

Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit town offices (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) and the Public Library at 1850 Ridge Road.

Your Town Clerk's Office is an authorized retailer of E-Z Passes for only $25.
Town Board
2014 Final Assessment Roll
County Tax Search
2014 Annual Wayne County Public Health Report
Town GIS Map
Code Enforcement Oversight Report

Rural Futures Winter 2014-2015 Issue

New E-Waste Recycling Information

Comprehensive Plan

View Town Calendar

April 1 Town Board Meeting Public Hearing 5pm
April 1 Zoning Board of Appeals 7pm
April 13 Town Board Meeting 7pm
April 14 Planning Board Meeting 730pm
April 20 Town Board Workshop 7pm
April 27 Town Board Meeting 7pm
May 6 Zoning Board of Appeals 7pm
Town Hall Renovations

Town Code
2015 Town of Ontario Budget
Attachment 1        Attachment 2
Meeting Minutes

Monthly Board Reports by Department

View department board reports from Town Board Meetings without having to scroll through past agendas.

Reports are posted Tuesday's following the meeting. Archived January 2013 to present.

Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District
2014 MS4 Annual Report
Comptroller's 2013 Audit
Correction Action Plan
Wayne Community Health Center
District Attorney
2013 Annual Report
New Solid Waste & Hazardous Waste Management Facilities Information





Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Flyer - 2015


NYS Roadway Project - 2015


Ginna Pilot Agreement (added 3/19/2015)


 Wayne County Sherriff's Office 2014 Report


Read the Nuclear Energy Institute’s study on Ginna Nuclear Power Station’s value to our community and region


Solar Power coming to Ontario, NY.  Click here to view the location.

Click here to view the Request for Proposal.


Order Form for Tree Seedlings (Added to website 3/3/15)

Order Form for Fish Stocking Program (Added to website 3/3/15)



Electronic Recycling  Fundraiser


  For Residents & Small Businesses of Ontario & Surrounding Communities            

Bring any unwanted/broken/outdated Electronics to be Recycled.     


Date:          April 18, 2015, Saturday

Time:          9:00-12:00

Location:   Ontario Elementary Parking Lot

                     1784 Ridge Rd, Ontario, NY  


  Cash donations will be collected to benefit:

                                          (Suggested donation of $5 per car)



     Computers * Laptops * Monitors* Modems * Servers * Peripherals *Cell Phones 

     Fax Machines * Copiers * CD Players *DVD Players* IT Equipment * Monitors 

             Audio/Visual  Equipment * Telecommunications Equipment* TV's 

 Microwave Ovens* Stereos *PDAs *Power Supplies * MP3 Players* IPod* GPS Units (NO refrigerators or other household appliances)





Please take a few minutes to educate yourself on what a day in the life of a plow driver is like in order to keep our roads safe.


* Please shovel out or have your plow service plow around your mailbox.  With the amount of snow we have, it's causing a lot of damage to mailboxes this winter.


* Average Speed is 22-25 mph

* Extremely Limited visibility when backing up - they CAN NOT see you behind them - STAY BACK


* If you can't see the yellow line, neither can they. Give them as much space as possible.


* Drivers typically make 2-3 passes at intersections, ensuring they are safe for oncoming traffic.  If you see a plow attempting to back up in an intersection, SLOW DOWN & GIVE THEM ROOM.  Assume they do not see you, do not try to pass.  If they see you, then they will wave you on.



(Video's will play in a separate window, through YouTube)

Click here to view a video taken while on a plow run 


Click here to view a plow run in a subdivision


Click here to view a plow run


Click here to view a plow run at night




Contact:         Shirley K. Lockwood-Kushall, Publicity Chairman

                        Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society




Believe it or not Spring is coming and so is the

Town of Ontario Historical Society’s Spring Barn Sale


The Town of Ontario Historical Society will be holding its spring Barn Sale on May 14th through May 16th at Heritage Square Museum in Ontario, NY.


Weather permitting donations are now being accepted at the Barn at Heritage Square, 7147 Ontario Center Road

corner of Ontario Center Road North and Brick Church Road in Ontario, NY. 


To make arrangements for drop off or questions about your donation, please call Ann Welker at 524-9330.


Donations slips are available upon request.




Genesee/Finger LakesREVIEW



Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 2015


Upper Floor Reuse, A Guidebook for Revitalizing Downtown Buildings

By Tom Kicior, Senior Planner


G/FLRPC in partnership with the Preservation League of New York State (PLNYS) recently completed Upper Floor Reuse: A Guidebook for Revitalizing Downtown Buildings.  The project was developed for the New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.


The Guidebook targets the issue of upper floor vacancy in the higher density “downtown” areas of villages, towns, and cities in the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region.  While these vacant and underutilized upper floors create a number of challenges for communities, they also present tremendous potential for redevelopment and downtown revitalization.

A wide range of topics are presented in the Guidebook associated with upper floor revitalization, including: opportunities for reuse and associated benefits; barriers to redevelopment; revitalization methods; community, downtown and waterfront development; planning processes; zoning and historic preservation law; New York State Building Code; design considerations; and funding.  Case studies were also developed to highlight success stories and examples of revitalization techniques.


The intent of the Guidebook is to introduce and simplify a variety of complex issues and concepts related to upper floor revitalization to a wide audience of stakeholders. This audience could include: mayors; supervisors; municipal boards; code enforcement and zoning enforcement officers; other government officials; building owners; business owners; developers; investors; downtown stakeholders; community leaders; advocates; and other professionals.


The Upper Floor Reuse project also included two training sessions at G/FLRPC’s Local Government Workshop, which were held in order to explain upper floor issues and strategies and encourage the use of the Guidebook. Presentation topics included: Sources and Strategies: Funding for Downtown Conversion Projects in Historic Buildings; Enhancing Main Street: Making Upper Floors Work Again; Preservation and the 2010 Code for Existing Buildings; The Guidebook for Regional Upper Floor Revitalization; NYS Model Local Preservation Law: Serving Your Community Development Goals; Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits: What They Are and How and Where They Work; Look At The Building Codes Before You Leap Into Renovating An Upper Floor; Living on Main Street; Main Street LLC: Community Entrepreneurism and the Case for Private Sector Rehab; and R.H. Newell Building Case Study, Medina, New York.

G/FLRPC and PLNYS would like that thank everyone who contributed to this project, including: the Village of Palmyra, who was the grant recipient, all of the presenters at the training sessions; as well as the Project Advisory Committee.


Upper Floor Reuse: A Guidebook for Revitalizing Downtown Buildings is available on the G/FLRPC website at http://www.gflrpc.org/Publications/UpperFloors/UpperFloorsGuidebook.pdf.


For more information contact Tom Kicior at 585-454-0190X22 or Tkicior@gflrpc.org

Upcoming Regional Events

G/FLRPC Spring Local Government Workshop, Thursday, May 14, 2015, Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford, NY. For more information see insert in this newsletter and visit http://www.gflrpc.org/Spring2015.htm




Wayne County Government is required to perform programs and services by the State of New York.  There are many of these New York State Mandated programs and services paid for with local tax dollars.  Even though the Wayne County Tax Levy did not increase for 2015, the total cost of the Ten Top New York State Mandated Programs increased $297,071 in the 2015 Wayne County budget.  The cost of these Programs exceeded the amount of the Wayne County Tax Levy in both 2014 and 2015.  The ten most costly to Wayne County Taxpayers are:

New York State MANDATE Wayne County Cost 2015 Wayne County Cost 2014
Medicaid $14,230,000 $14,195,000
Retirement/Pensions 6,561,538 6,814,735
Community College Tuition Payments 4,500,000 4,500,000
Child Welfare Protection & Prevention 3,211,520 3,010,526
Special Education Pre-K 2,992,708 3,001,717
Public Assistance/Saftey Net 2,542,274 2,648,357
Indigent Defense 1,933,600 1,800,758
Probation 1,852,902 1,837,383
Youth Detention 1,063,950 811,087
Early Intervention 601,719 573,577
Total of Ten Most Costly Mandates $39,490,211 $39,193,140
2015 Wayne County Tax Levy $37,227,520 $37,227,520



K&D Disposal offers residential garbage & recycling drop off in Ontario at the Highway Barns, 6449 Furnace Road.

Saturdays 8:00am - 12pm     ~     $0.10/LB


For all other debris (construction related, appliances, etc.), Alpco in Macedon is open 7 days a week.

846 Macedon Center Road Macedon, NY 14502

M-F 7am-5pm

S-S 9am-4pm

Looking to recycle your old batteries?

Ontario Town Hall does not accept them.
All local Wegmans & Lowes locations take used household batteries.




Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society


7147 Ontario Center Road, P.O. Box 462

Ontario, New York 14519 – 0462


Be sure to “Look Up” at the Spinning Wheel, Yarn Winder & Quilt Display in the east corner/upper lobby and

at the metal Toy Allis-Chalmers’ Tractor/Wagon & the Old Style Baby Carriage on the beams.

A coverlet has joined the existing 2007 Town Bicentennial Quilt from

 the Ontario Quilter’s Society on the upper north lobby wall.

View the framed building photos at Heritage Square in the “Corridor Gallery” at the entry to the town hall meeting room.



The NYS Department of State, Division of Building Standards & Codes, completed an audit/program review of Ontario's code
enforcement program.  Ms. Deborah J. Babbit-Henry, Code Compliance Specialist for NYS presented her
report to the Town Board
at its regular meeting on November 10, 2014.

The Town Board has begun a thorough review of the oversight findings and is preparing a way forward to ensure quality code
enforcement for our community.

                           ~  John Smith, Town Supervisor
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