Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces The Launch of Fast Forward Monroe 2.0

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 02:13pm

Additional CARES Act funds have been made available for grants to Monroe County Businesses.  We invite you all to apply, below is the announcement and the application portal address is  Please share this information with other businesses.  If you have questions, please call 753.2000.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced the launch of Fast Forward Monroe 2.0, an expansion of the successful Fast Forward Monroe Small Business Grant Assistance initiative. Under FF 2.0, the county will join with the Urban League of Rochester, PathStone Foundation, and the Ibero-American Action League to make the program more accessible and provide comprehensive application help and support.

“Small businesses are a key economic engine for our local economy and they face unprecedented hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Monroe County Executive Adam Bello. “That’s why I launched the Fast Forward Monroe Small Business Grant Program last year. But just like this pandemic is not over, the economic stress on our business owners has not ended, and we know that minority-owned small businesses have suffered an even more dramatic hit. Through these important partnerships, Fast Forward 2.0 recognizes these ongoing difficulties and helps make it easier for applicants to gain access to the help they need. I am grateful to Congressman Joe Morelle, Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for their help in securing CARES Act funding for our small businesses.”

The initial Fast Forward program, launched in October 2020, helped well over 1,500 local small businesses survive the pandemic with $22 million of funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Fast Forward 2.0 is funded with an additional $20 million in CARES Act money, which must be distributed by the end of this year. In addition to offering businesses more personalized help with completing their applications via the partnership with Urban League, Ibero and PathStone, the Monroe County Department of Planning and Development has added nine temporary workers in order to make the approval process faster.

Eligible businesses can receive grants of either $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000 depending on the number of full-time employees. The money can be used for rent, payroll, operating expenditures, or COVID-related business expenses and other funding shortfalls.

Businesses that did not receive funding in the first version of the program will be given priority under Fast Forward 2.0. To apply, visit

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, but unfortunately COVID-19 has left too many in our community and across the country struggling to keep their doors open,” said Congressman Joe Morelle. “We need to ensure these businesses have the support they need to navigate these challenging times—which is why I’m proud to have helped secure funding through the CARES Act for the Fast Forward Monroe program that is helping so many local entrepreneurs make ends meet. I’m grateful to County Executive Bello for his partnership and steadfast leadership to ensure our community recovers from this crisis stronger than ever.”

“Small businesses form the backbone of Monroe County’s economy,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “This funding will help ensure that businesses throughout the county have the resources they need to survive and thrive despite the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud to have worked to pass the CARES Act that provided this funding and will continue fighting on behalf of local entrepreneurs.”

“Small businesses, restaurants, and neighborhood stores are the lifeblood of the Rochester region. That’s why I was proud secure funding in the CARES Act to provide these grants for so many Monroe County businesses,” said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. “The first Fast Forward Monroe grant program was instrumental in helping small businesses who struggled due to the pandemic, but many of these businesses, and the thousands of workers they employ, continue to face challenges. I commend County Executive Bello for taking advantage of these funds to reinvigorate our local economy, and for involving community organizations in the process to maximize the reach and assistance this program will provide.”

“On behalf of the Ibero Business Center’s (IBC) staff, I like to thank the Monroe County Executive and the County’s Department of Economic Development for putting together the second round of Monroe Fast Forward program to give breathing room to our existing entrepreneurs in our county and city that persevered against all the odds,” said Agustin Rodriguez, senior director of Ibero Investors. “While IBC continues to help aspiring entrepreneurs launch their business dreams, IBC is proud to play its part in helping our existing business community through this partnership with the County.”

"We recognize that small business recovery after the pandemic can be a long and stressful process for entrepreneurs. This grant program puts more resources in place to help Monroe County's small businesses rebuild and create new momentum in our local economy,” said Javier E. Zapata, president and executive director of PathStone Enterprise Center. “Without a doubt, this collaboration represents a great opportunity to continue with our quest to help grow and strengthen our communities' small businesses."

”The Business Development Division at the Urban League of Rochester (ULR) is excited to have this partnership with Monroe County. The hurdles that small business owners, specifically minority owned businesses have to jump to sustain their businesses are both intimidating and difficult. The fast forward program will help our business owners sustain, strengthen and grow their businesses,” said Chantz Miles, division director of business development for the Urban League of Rochester. “ULR is committed and dedicated to being a key role player in rebuilding and sustaining our small business community here in Monroe County.”


Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for Elected and Appointed Officials

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 02:02pm


Legal Notice- Notice of Adoption

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 01:55pm



WHEREAS notice of public hearing was duly given and said hearing held in the Village Hall, 23 E Buffalo St., Churchville, NY on the 13th day of September 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the adoption of Local Law #1-2021 as described below:

LOCAL LAW #1-2021


NOW THEREFORE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that after due consideration and deliberation, the Board of Trustees duly adopted said Local Law.

A complete copy of the adopted Local Law is on file in the Village Clerk’s Office, where it may be examined during regular business hours.

Stacy L. Stanton
Village of Churchville



Public Hearing Notice - Local Law #1-2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 08:15am





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE Village of Churchville Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall, 23 E. Buffalo St. Churchville, NY to consider the adoption of Local Law #1-2021 - A local law to amend the sign permit section and sign definition section of the Village of Churchville Zoning Code.


All interested parties are invited to attend. A complete copy of the proposed Local Law is on file in the Village Clerk’s Office, 23 East Buffalo Street, Churchville, New York, where it may be examined during regular business hours.


Stacy L. Stanton


Village of Churchville



Utility Customer Notice

Thursday, July 01, 2021 11:21am

Dear Customer,

If you are an electric residential or small business customer with 25 or fewer employees, protections from termination of service for the non-payment of an overdue charge may be available to you for the duration of the state disaster emergency declared pursuant to executive order two hundred two of two thousand twenty (hereinafter "the COVID-19 state of emergency"), or for 180 days thereafter.

If you are having trouble paying your utility bill, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. There are a number of solutions available to you which include the right to enter into a Deferred Payment Agreement to prevent future terminations or disconnections. You are entitled to enter into a Deferred Payment Agreement without any down payments, late fees, or penalties.

Please note that you are still responsible for any arrears you accrue, and it is imperative that you contact the Village Office at 585-293-3720 as soon as possible so that we may find the best way to assist you in your situation.


John T. Hartman


Legal Notice - Annual Financial Report on File

Tuesday, June 01, 2021 01:53pm



Please take notice that the Annual Financial Reports for the fiscal year March 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 for the Village of Churchville are on file in the New York State Office of the State Comptroller and at the Village Clerk’s Office, 23 E Buffalo Street, Churchville, NY and are available for inspection during regular office hours.


Stacy L. Stanton


Village of Churchville



DPW & Office Summer Hours

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:40pm

June 1st through September 3rd the hours for the DPW and Office will be as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 6:30am - 3:30pm
Friday: 6:30am - 12:30pm

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm


Meeting Notice - Economic Development Meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2021 01:56pm




PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there is an Economic Development Committee Meeting that is open to the public, scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be held at the Village of Churchville Office at 23 E. Buffalo St., Churchville, NY.


Anyone requiring special accommodations is asked to notify the Village Clerk one week in advance of the meeting date.



Stacy L. Stanton




Legal Notice-Village Elections

Monday, March 01, 2021 01:52pm




The place of holding the General Village Election in the Village of Churchville, County of Monroe and State of New York shall be at the Churchville Village Hall, 23 East Buffalo St, Churchville, NY.

The hours of the polls shall be from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

The office to be filled and the terms thereof are as follows:

Village Trustee – for a term of four (4) years

Village Trustee – for a term of four (4) years


Scott Cullen, 1 Howard Ave., Churchville, New York – Trustee – 4 year term

Julie L Michalko, 22 E. Buffalo St., Churchville, New York – Trustee – 4 year term

Qualified persons wishing to vote in the upcoming Village Election must be registered with the Monroe County Board of Elections at least ten (10) days prior to the Village Election.

Questions regarding the election should be directed to the Monroe County Board of Elections at 585-753-1550.

Please note that all current New York State mandates related to COVID-19 shall be followed at the polls.


Stacy L. Stanton




Legal Notice - Planning Board Public Hearing 99 S Main St

Monday, March 01, 2021 01:01pm




PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Planning Board of the Village of Churchville, New York, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., in the meeting room at the Village Hall, 23 East Buffalo Street, Churchville, New York, to consider the following application:

Application of Oaks Manor, for proposed Special Use Permit to allow a lodging use at property known as 99 South Main Street, Churchville, NY                     (Tax Acct. No. 143.17-1-2).

All interested parties are invited to attend.  The applications and any documents or materials filed therewith may be examined in the Office of the Village Clerk, 23 East Buffalo Street, Churchville, New York, during regular business hours.

Any person with special needs who wishes to attend the meeting is asked to notify the Village Clerk three (3) days in advance so that special accommodations may be made.

Dated: February 24, 2021

Sue Davis, Chairperson

Planning Board