Who Are We?

 

The Charlotte Community Association provides a forum for local residents and stakeholders to come together and discuss issues and to plan and promote events that occur in this unique and vibrant neighborhood. Charlotte incorporates its maritime and cultural heritage as the City of Rochester's port and historic waterfront district. The monthly CCA meetings are open to the public; we publish items of interest in our monthly newsletter and on this website.


 

31st annual Lakeside Winter Celebration
All events will be held at the Port of Rochester Terminal and 
Ontario Beach Park.
Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
***FIREWORKS over the river on Saturday at 6 pm***
www.cityofrochester.gov/wintercelebration
 
 
This year’s celebration will feature a wide array of activities on Saturday, February 7, 2015 and then continue on Sunday, February 8, 2015 with the “Polar Plunge” at noon. Additionally, Charlotte area merchants will be offering specials and discounts all weekend.  A discount coupon is available here: www.portofcharlotteny.comCommunity groups will have items for sale too.

This event is organized by the all-volunteer Ontario Beach Park Program Committee (OBPPC) and sponsored by the City of Rochester, Monroe County, Port of Charlotte Merchants Association (POCMA), Freetime Magazine, City Newspaper and Wegmans.
 
Saturday, Feb. 7, 1 pm - 6 pm No shuttle on this day
  • Lake Ontario Wine & Craft Beer Festival inside the Port terminal, featuring breweries and NY state wines to sample for a fee and/or purchase. Maple syrup, cider, produce, etc. will also be available for sale.
  • “Rec on the Move” mobile rec center with snowshoe lessons, nerf bowling & more.
  • 21st Annual Chilly Chili Challenge (1-4:30 pm).
  • Ultimate Frisbee Winter Challenge.
  • Wagon/sleigh rides through the park; giant inflatable slide; dog sled demonstrations; music, “Frostbiters” Sailboat races; and a walking tour of the area.
  • Ice carving demonstration.
  • Snow sculpture contest. Registration starts at 9 am. Theme is “Winter Creatures” and prizes will be awarded at 3 pm.
  • Winter hike: Turning Point Park, 1 pm
  • Fireworks over the river, 6 pm
 
Sunday, Feb. 8, 12 - 4 pm, Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser for the Special Olympics. 
The Roger Robach Community Center www.polarplunge.net
Plunge at NOON!
Registration starts at 9:00 am. (Walk up registration is welcome)
 
***Free off site parking and shuttle for all plungers and spectators
continually from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Please park at Greece Arcadia High School, 120 Island Cottage Road. Everyone will be dropped off and picked backed up directly in front of the Plunge site at The Robach Center.
 

 


 

NEW ITEM ON THE CCA WEB SITE

AT THE BOTTOM OF

THE NEWSLETTER & MEETING MINUTES PAGE

YOU WILL FIND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES OF THEIR LAST MEETING

 


 

COMMUNITY SURVEY


Dear community members,

We invite you to complete this survey so it may provide us with a better understanding of what community stakeholders need from the Charlotte Community Association. 

Please take a few moments to download, print and mail back to the Charlotte Community Association, P.O. Box 12768 Charlotte Station, Rochester, NY 14612 or hand it in at the next CCA general meeting on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm at The Roger Robach Community Center. 

Thank you for your feedback!

 

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE SURVEY UP IN A PDF FORMAT AND THEN FILL IN THE ANSWERS.  THEN MAIL BACK TO THE ADDRESS NOTED ABOVE.

 

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENT

MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

 
The CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (CCA) meeting location for Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 7:00 PM has been changed to:

The Roger Robach Community Center (Bathhouse)

188 Beach Avenue, Ontario Beach Park

Rochester, NY 14612

This location will be heated and sidewalks will be plowed and salted. We look forward to seeing you in 2015!  

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

UPDATED MEETING SCHEDULE

Click here to download the 2015 SCHEDULE below in a PDF file format and then  print on your local printer.

CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (CCA)
GENERAL MEETINGS – 2015
 
 
The Roger Robach Community Center (Bathhouse)
Ontario Beach Park
188 Beach Ave.
Rochester, NY 14612
 
 
Meetings are typically held the first MONDAY each month unless
noted below with ***:
 
January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
***July 13
August 3
***September 14
October 5
November 2
December 7 

 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM
THE HEART COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE ROCHESTER

The HEART Coalition is inviting you to participate, voluntarily, in an anonymous study about youth in the city of Rochester. The survey will take approximately three minutes to complete. Thank you!
 

Youth Voice, One Vision and the HEART Coalition for a Drug-Free Rochester are working to better understand the community readiness for purposeful and intentional youth leadership in the City of Rochester


The HEART Coalition has designed a survey for community members to complete to help guide upcoming youth/adult partnership initiatives.
If you could please distribute this link widely, especially to folks outside of the youth development field that would be great. Examples would be neighborhood groups, parents, business leaders.

To respond to the survey double click on the item below or copy the text below, open up your browser and paste in your browser:
                https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/THEHEART


 

City of Rochester Survey!

2015-16 Through 2019-20 Consolidated Plan Survery

THIS IS AN ON-LINE SURVEY ONLY.

The City of Rochester is preparing a Five (5) Year strategic plan to guide its use of federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, including CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA funds.

By completing the survery, you will help to ensure that these funds are dircted to Rochester's most critical needs.  The survey can be accessed at the City WEB site at: http://www.cityofrochester.gov/cdbgsurvey/  .  The instructions will show you how to fill in the in-line survey.

Charlotte needs everyone's participation in the survey so that we can be counted!

The City of Rochester has contracted with the LaBella Group which will have a meeting on January 22nd, 6:00 pm at the Edgerton Rec. Center to discuss the results and the plan.  See flyer below.  The meeting is open to the public.

 

 CLICK  ON LINE LINE TO TO VIEW & PRINT THE ABOVE FLYER ON YOUR HOME COMPUTER.

 


 

***** SPECIAL NOTICE *****

Subject: Official 2015 CCA election results

by Brian Labigan, Candidates Committee


After a careful review of all ballots for eligibility against our membership list. The official 2015 CCA election results are as follows:
Claire Stortini-President
Pam Postgate-Secretary
Sue Roethel-Director
Patti O'Brien-Director

Thank you to all for your help with the election. To whom it may concern, can we get this info posted to Facebook, the CCA Newsletter, the CCA Website, and whatever other information forum that is available. Good Luck to all new Officers and Directors.

 


 

MORE HARBOR DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND UNDER

"Harbor Plans"

See menu on the left!

 


 
    

 CITY OF ROCHESTER POLICE RE-ORGANIZATION

ANNOUNCED AUGUST 6, 2014

 

 

Hello Charlotte!

 

 

Last Friday, Police Chief Michael Ciminelli and I introduced the new police reorganization model that will go into effect in March 2015. We want to take this opportunity to let you know how the reorganization will effect Charlotte.

 

The new reorganization model transitions away from a two-division structure with 22 Police Service Areas (PSA), to a five-section model organized into 37 individual patrol beats. Each patrol beat will be approximately 40% smaller than the beats are now under the current structure. Smaller patrol areas will help officers get to know the neighbors in their beat, build stronger relationships and increase opportunities for more positive officer and citizen interaction.

Under the current model, the Charlotte area is patrolled by a single PSA which begins on Ridgeway Avenue at its southern border, and ends at Lake Ontario at its most northern border. In the new reorganization model this area will be patrolled by two individual car beats, with borders separated by the Riverside Cemetery. We have added a map (below) so you can get a clearer picture of the new sections.

 

I want to thank Chief Ciminelli and his team for developing this excellent model to reorganize the Rochester Police Department and help our officers return to true community policing. I also want to thank the many community leaders and neighborhood residents -- in Charlotte and across the city -- who participated in the public-input phase of this plan. Your feedback was important, and helped us make it an even better plan.

 

 

 

Lovely A. Warren

Mayor, City of Rochester

 

Michael Ciminelli

Chief of Police

 


 

 

 
Hello Charlotte!

 

We wanted to take this opportunity to bring you up to date. We also want to thank everyone who took part in our series of small group workshops. We value your input. In the meantime, you can still participate in the online Visual Preference Study until August 1. Just go to www.waterfrontrochester.com.

 

Here is a message we received from Greg Weykamp of Edgewater Development that we want to share with you. Greg is looking forward to seeing all of you at the CCA meeting on August 4.

 

"Since our meeting with the community in early May, we have participated in more than thirty meetings and met one-on-one and in small groups with hundreds of residents of the Charlotte community.

 

"In addition to the community meetings held last month, we have also been very busy visiting many of the communities Charlotte residents suggested we look at to find good examples of what Charlotte can and should be in the future. These included Sackets Harbor, Chautauqua, Sodus Bay, Oswego, Oyster Bay, and Skaneateles, New York, as well as Niagara-on-the-Lake and Cobourg in Ontario. So what have we learned from these communities? First, they all have that special 'sense of place' that comes from a mixture of historic elements and well-designed newer buildings that complement them."

 

"They all have an interesting mix of uses, with restaurants, homes, shops, hotels, and public waterfront spaces coming together to create a vibrant walkable community that is lively and interesting. This mix of uses is the 'special sauce' that makes these communities come to life, and is the basis for our proposal in Charlotte. Interestingly, very few of these wonderful communities actually have views of the water from their shopping areas, and this is something that we can do better than all of them in Charlotte!"

 

"So what happens next? We are currently working on our detailed market studies for all elements of our proposal, and using this data to help us shape our detailed design vision based on the thoughts and comments we've heard from the community so far. As suggested by many in the community, we are taking more time to complete our studies and hear from the community, and I think it would be very helpful to make a brief presentation on the 4th on the feedback we've heard to date and discuss what we saw in the other communities we visited. We will then proceed with our design refinements, and present them to the community in September."

 

Again, thank you for your interest and participation!


 

POSITION PAPER ON PORT DEVELOPMENT

 

from the CCA, POCMA & CCDC

 


 

DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR CHARLOTTE & PORT OF ROCHESTER

CAN BE FOUND UNDER "HARBOR PLANS"

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Watch this space for future events

Next CCA Meeting: Monday, January 5, 2015, 7:00 PM

at the Roger Robach Community Center

Beach Ave.

Please Note:

All future meetings will be at the Roger Robach Community Center

Click here for the 2015 CCA Meeting Schedule


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