IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. -- People in Irondequoit got a look at the first draft of the town's Comprehensive Master Plan Thursday night. It was the first of three public hearings to get community input on the plan.
The goal is to address community life, enhance economic development, address environmental and recreational opportunities and bring new people to Irondequoit.
The plan was first introduced back in 2008. The town hasn't had a master plan in place since 1985.
"In my view it would be irresponsible to move forward as a government without a plan in place to tell people how we're going to spend their money," said Irondequoit Town Supervisor Adam Bello.
The board will vote on the master plan after two more public meetings. Bello hopes they can start implementing it by late September or early October.
The next public hearing is at Town Hall on September 2 at 7 p.m.
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Three first responders were recognized at Thursday night's town board meeting for going above and beyond to help with a fire that killed a man earlier this month.
James Turner, David Kazanov, and Michael Napoli were congratulated before the meeting. All three men got to the scene on Simpson Road on August 6 before fire departments arrived. They helped bring two people out of the burning home.
"Without any breathing apparatus, they went into the into the building and they made a save. They pulled two people put of the fire that day. One has since tragically passed away. They risked their own lives and their own safety, and as a community, we have to be proud of that, we have to say thank you," said Irondequoit Town Supervisor Adam Bello.
Adolf Kurth, 70, died the day after the fire. His wife Charla was treated and released from the hospital. There's still no word what caused the fire.