FAFE Hosts Political Forum on High Acres Landfill

FAFE Hosts Political Forum on High Acres Landfill

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Fresh Air for the Eastside Inc. (FAFE) hosted the FAFE Political Forum in Walworth, NY. The event provided an open invitation to candidates running for federal, state, and local seats an opportunity to address the public regarding the impact that the High Acres Landfill has had on the local community. Residents negatively impacted by High Acres Landfill from both Wayne and Monroe County were invited to hear the candidates’ ideas and solutions for the local dilemma.

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9/19/2018 FAFE Statement to the Media

9/19/2018 FAFE Statement to the Media

In response to the Town of Perinton’s statement today regarding Waste Management’s commitment to the community, Gary McNeil, President of FAFE, Inc. stated;

“Waste Management stated earlier this year that they had a blank check to resolve issues that were caused by negligent business decisions. They continue to protect their revenue stream coming from NYC while diverting attention from the root problem, which is too much garbage being shipped in from NYC and Albany regions. After a year of no resolution, FAFE believes remediation items listed in today’s Town of Perinton press release are insufficient. FAFE’s proposed solution includes permanent closure of the Perinton landfill and drastic reduction of daily intake from NYC trash trains.”

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FAFE Political Forum on High Acres Landfill FAQ

Q: Who is invited to the forum? Any resident from Wayne or Monroe County who is negatively impacted by High Acres Landfill and candidates from both parties running for election this November.

Q: When and where is this event being held? Ginegaw Lodge, Lorraine Drive, Walworth, NY 14568 Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:15 pm.

Q: What is the format for this event? During the first hour candidates will be giving their platform positions on High Acres Landfill. We will be giving candidates pre-selected questions prior to the event for this portion of the evening. The second hour of the event will be questions straight from the community.

Q: Who is moderating the event? Jeffrey Siuda, M.Ed. - Educator,  McQuaid Jesuit High School and Vice President, Out of Pocket, Inc. Mr. Siuda has enjoyed a career spanning two decades as a teacher of English and public speaking at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, New York. Throughout that time Mr. Siuda has been a prominent member of our regional theater community as an actor, director and advocate for the arts.

Q: How do I submit my question? If attendees have questions they’d like answered, please forward those questions to: fafepoliticalforum@gmail.com Admins will be selecting from these submissions for the second hour.  

Q. Will all my questions get answered? Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we cannot guarantee that all submitted questions will be asked.

Q. Will candidates be given the questions prior to the event? No, the questions from the community will not be presented to candidates ahead of time.

Q: Are all candidates going to be up front for the duration of the event? Yes.  Candidates will be up front the entire event.

Q: How many people can attend? We can host 75 residents.

Q: Do I need a ticket? Is there a cost? Yes, you need a ticket.  Tickets are free, but please reserve your ticket.

Q: Where do I send my questions for the event? fafepoliticalforum@gmail.com

Q: What candidates will be in attendance? We have invited candidates from both parties that represent impacted areas. As of 9/12, these candidates are confirmed participants:

  • Andrew Gilchrist (D, NYS Assembly- 135th District)

  • Scott Comegys (D, NYS Assembly- 130th District)

  • Mark Johns (R, NYS Assembly- 135th District)

  • Kenan Baldridge (D, Senator- 54th District)

  • Julie Domaratz (D, Fairport Village Mayor)

  • Jen Lunsford (D, Senator- 55th District)

Q: Who is the moderator? TBD, we will give candidates adequate notice once one has been selected.

Q: When will candidates receive questions for the first hour? We will present questions to candidates one week prior to the event.

Have more questions? Please reach out to us via the contact page.

We look forward to seeing you!

200+ Residents File Formal Complaint Against Waste Management

200+ Residents File Formal Complaint Against Waste Management

Fresh Air for the Eastside, Inc. and more than 200 individual residents of Fairport, Macedon and the surrounding areas, through their attorneys Knauf Shaw LLP, have filed a formal complaint with the United States District Court Western District of New York against Waste Management of New York LLC.

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