Route 531 Project Tree Removal Begins April 5, 2017 - The project to reconstruct the intersection of Route 531 at Washington will begin in earnest on Wednesday, April 5. Tree removal in the right-of-way is the first step. Crews will begin on the south side of Route 31 in the Towns of Sweden and Ogden between Gallup and Hubbell Road and also on Washington Street. The tree removal is expected to take about four weeks. For updated information visit the NYS DOT website at www.dot.ny.gov/531. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the e-mail list for project related updates.
Sweden Town Park outdoor ice rink is open - The sustained cold weather has finally frozen the outdoor ice rink at Sweden Town Park, Redman Road. The 100’ by 300’ rink is open as weather permits and during daylight hours. The Park Staff keeps the ice cleared off and as smooth as possible. There is a shelter next to the rink for changing shoes and to get out of the wind. The ice rink opened during the winter of 2009 and was made possible in part through a NYS Parks and Recreation grant. The rink has been a very popular venue with families as an outdoor winter activity. The 152-acre Sweden Town Park makes an excellent site for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing, as well. View the Press Release
Recycling Center closing December 31, 2011 - The Sweden Town Board has decided to terminate operation of the Recycling Center as of December 31, 2011. That gives recycling center patrons a little over two months to make other arrangements for refuse disposal. View complete information
Robert P. Connors sworn in as Sweden’s new judge - Robert P. Connors was sworn in as a Sweden Town Judge by the Honorable Alex R. Renzi, Supervising Judge, Seventh Judicial District on February 24. Connors replaces the Honorable William J. Cody who passed away following a short illness on December 17, 2009. Judge Cody’s widow, Mrs. Debra Cody, held the Bible for Judge Connors as he took his oath of office.
Connors is a life-long resident of the Town of Sweden. He received a degree in criminal justice from Monroe Community College in 1977 and joined the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher in 1978. Connors was promoted to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Road Patrol in 1982 and to the rank of Investigator in 1993. View more information
Councilman Thomas Ferris Resignation Letter - "I feel honored to have been elected by Sweden voters to serve as a councilman for the past six years. I hope that I made a meaningful contribution to the myriad issues facing the Town Board." View the entire letter
Sweden Harvest Fest - A perfect day shines on Sweden Harvest Fest... It was a picture perfect day for the 60 runners who participated in Sweden’s third 5K race as well as for those who attended the fourth annual Harvest Fest on September 19... View the Press Release
James H. Stull Conference Room - For 40 years, the Brockport/Sweden/Clarkson Joint Recreation Commission developed, organized and operated recreational programming for the community. For 20 of those years, half the commission’s life span, Jim Stull was the mayor of the Village of Brockport.
On April 25, the Sweden Town Board and the Sweden Community Foundation honored the former mayor’s support of recreation by naming a newly refurbished conference room at the Sweden/Clarkson Community Center, the James H. Stull Conference Room. Read more...
Sweden residents learn about water district formation May 12, 2008
Why isn’t public water available on my road? How soon can the town bring water to my neighborhood? These are questions often asked of Sweden Town Board members by residents in a Town in which more than half the land mass does not have access to public water.
The Sweden Town Board brought together a panel of water district formation experts on Saturday, May 10 to answer residents’ questions and to explain the water district formation process. Read more...
Towns of Sweden and Clarkson establish Wall of Honor July 9, 2007
Active duty military service members and those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq will be recognized on a Wall of Honor at the Sweden/Clarkson Community Center, 4927 Lake Road. The Town Boards of Sweden and Clarkson established the Wall of Honor by resolution at their June 26 meetings. Read More...
Sweden welcomes Wal-Mart Superstore Mar. 14, 2007 Read the transcript of the speech delivered by Supervisor Nat O. Lester, III at the March 13 pre-opening celebration of the new Wal-Mart Superstore in the Town of Sweden. The store officially opened the next morning.
Sweden event benefits Brockport Food Shelf Mar, 2007
The Town of Sweden’s disc golf course, located at the Sweden Town Park on Redman Road, was the site of the Rochester Disc Golf Club’s annual Ice Bowl on February 24. Ice Bowls are a nationwide fundraising effort supported by the professional disc golf association. Clubs across the country hold Ice Bowls during January and February. Two rules apply – the bowl cannot be cancelled due to weather and all proceeds must be donated to a local charity.
VFW Post 2890 donates flagpole to Town of Sweden Dec 26, 2006
At a December 12 ceremony, Sweden Supervisor Nat O. Lester, III and members of VFW Post 2890 dedicated the new flagpole at the Sweden/Clarkson Community Center. The flagpole was purchased by Post 2890 and installed by the Sweden Highway Department. The veteran’s group also purchased a plaque dedicating the flagpole to all veterans.
Town of Sweden honors 20-year highway department employee Dec 20, 2006
The Sweden Town Board has named the pond at the Sweden Town Park on Redman Road, “Kepler’s Pond” in honor of Daniel C. Kepler who celebrated 20 years of service to the Town on December 8.
Corporal Jason Dunham Week in the Town of Sweden Nov. 20, 2006
Western New York resident Jason Dunham was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his act of self-less courage in Iraq in 2004. Read the Resolution to make the week of Nov. 20 - Nov. 26 Corporal Jason Dunham Week.
Town Board Letter to Nutrition Program Participants Nov. 1, 2006
On behalf of the entire Sweden Town Board, we would like to thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the change to the Nutrition Program at our October 24 meeting here at the Senior Center, at our Budget Public Hearing on October 24, and through letters, phone calls and visits to the Town Hall.
We took your concerns to a meeting with the County Office of the Aging and ABVI on Tuesday, October 31. We believe that those two agencies addressed the concerns professionally, comprehensively and satisfactorily. View the entire letter
Heritage Square re-zoning vote likely on October 10 Sept 20, 2006
After nearly two years of study, the Sweden Town Board is ready to vote on the Heritage Square re-zoning application. The vote will likely take place at the regular Town Board meeting on October 10. That evening, the Board plans to adopt a Findings Statement relative to the project. The Board has also developed a list of conditions that would be attached to the potential re-zoning.
Disc golf course opens at Sweden Town Park July 22, 2006
More than 70 people were in attendance at the July 22 celebration of the new disc golf course at Sweden Town Park on Redman Road. Participants were treated to complimentary commemorative discs, lessons, games and prizes. Read More...
NYSDOT to replace Route 31 guide rail May 25, 2006
Motorists should expect one-way alternating lane closures controlled by flaggers along Route 31 between Redman Road and Sweden Walker Road (Route 260) beginning Thursday, May 25 for approximately 2 weeks while work crews replace guide rail.
Work will be restricted to the hours between 8am and 3pm on weekdays. Motorists should expect short delays and must reduce their speed when traveling through the highway work zone.
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Sweden/Clarkson Community Center Sign May 15, 2006
A new sign for the Sweden/Clarkson Community Center is currently being manufactured. The sign will be located on Lake Road to help direct traffic up the hill to the center. A special feature of the sign will be an LED display that will allow programming information to be posted in a very visible location. The sign is scheduled to be installed in June.
Supervisor secures recycling center improvement May 2, 2006
Through the efforts of Supervisor Nat O. Lester, III, the Town of Sweden has secured a commercial grade compactor for use at the recycling center located at 40 White Road. The compactor is expected to help control costs by reducing the number of trips the trash hauler has to make to Sweden’s recycling center.
Lester had contacted the local Chase Pitkins in February to inquire about purchasing its compactor after the store’s scheduled closing. Read More...
Sweden will continue to offer recycling center services to residents February 1, 2006
After holding a public information meeting, reviewing written comments from residents, consulting with other municipalities and private refuse services, the Sweden Town Board has decided to increase the cost of a recycling center pass and place an expiration date on passes in order to close the gap between the current fee charged for the service and the actual cost of operating the Center. Read More...
Sweden appoints new member to Zoning Board of Appeals January 4, 2006
Sweden Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Donald Grentzinger tendered his resignation at the end of 2005 after 20 years of service. The Sweden Town Board accepted his resignation with regret noting his commitment to the community and professionalism. Read More...
Sweden unveils 2006 spending plan with slight spending increase
November 03, 2005
The Sweden Town Board presented its 2006 proposed budget at a public hearing held on October 25. Only three residents attended the half-hour long presentation. Read More...
Reynolds announces additional $5.92 million for Route 531 study
September 02, 2005
Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-26th) held a press conference at the Sweden Town Hall on September 1 to announce that he has secured an additional $5.92 million of federal funding for the engineering/environmental study of the extension of Route 531 to the Town of Sweden. Read More...
Lester receives NYS PRS 2005 Public Service Award
May 04, 2005
Sweden Supervisor Nat O. Lester, III has received a 2005 Public Service Award from the New York State Parks and Recreation Society. The award was announced at the society’s annual conference held in Rochester April 10 - 13. Read More...
Volunteers help improve Sweden’s stormwater quality
May 04, 2005
April 23 was a cold, rainy day but that didn’t deter Sweden and Brockport volunteers from spending a few hours picking up debris along roadsides. Kimie Romeo, Volunteer Coordinator of Environmental Programs for Cornell Cooperative Extension, explained to the volunteers that keeping land clean is one of the most important ways to protect the local watershed that feeds into the world’s largest supply of potable water – the Great Lakes. Read More...
New Road Dedicated in the Town of Sweden
September 17, 2004
On September 16, the Town of Sweden held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new road that will serve the Sweden/Clarkson Community Center and Royal Gardens Apartments. Sweden officials felt that a safer entrance from Route 19 was needed for both users of the Community Center and residents of the apartment complex. The new road will allow drivers to use the traffic light at Aldi’s to enter and exit the two facilities. Read More...
Supervisor Lester Speaks on 2004 Assessment Update Issues
June 04, 2004
The system of real property taxation is based upon the fundamental premise that a property owner should pay their share of property taxes based upon the fair market value of a property. Read More...
Request for Cooperation in Parking at the Park
June 04, 2004
The safety of all visitors to the park is of the utmost importance. That is why parking along John Henion Parkway (the main road through the park) is strictly prohibited. Read More...
Route 31 study underway
February 19, 2004
Following a string of fatal automobile accidents on Route 31, Supervisor Lester wrote to our state representatives asking for a study that would result in recommendations to improve the safety of that state highway. Read More...