600 Ridge Rd.


- Webster Furniture Strippers goes out of business

- The building is vacated


- Due to unpaid taxes, Monroe County begins a series of auctions of the property, which occurs for several years, with no bidders. 

- Taxes remain unpaid through 2020.


- Town requested the NYS DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) provide all known information regarding the environmental condition of the property.

- Town also requested a cost estimate from an outside agency for any additional required investigations, pending authorization from the property owner.


- Lozier Environmental Consulting provides the Town with a quote for Phase 1 & 2 testing at 600 Ridge Road, pending structural soundness of the building.

- Town staff conducted an inspection to determine if the building is safe for environmental testing.  It was determined to be structurally sound for environmental testing.

March 2021

- Lozier Environmental Consulting gives a presentation to the Town Board on a Phase 1 & 2 proposed testing at 600 Ridge Road. 

Two unknowns were identified from this proposal:
    - Can the Town expend taxpayer dollars on  privately-owned property for testing?
    - If the testing determines millions of dollars are needed for remediation, does the Town assume liability for the remediation? 


- Property was foreclosed on by the tax lien owner and property was sold at auction.

- Town continues to reach out to purported owner but contact to date has been unsuccessful.


- On August 4th at the Webster Town Board meeting, a resolution was passed that has the Town of Webster entering into an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) with the County of Monroe, wherein the Town will pay the approx. $22,000 for Phase 2 environmental testing at 600 Ridge Road.

- County will go through the legal process of getting temporary control of the property so that said testing can be done in the fall.