Message from Town Supervisor Cosmo A. Giunta

Corona Virus / COVID-19 UPDATE:

Monday Apr 6th Town Board Meeting is CLOSED for public entrance. Meeting to be held via video conf call through Zoom

Meeting ID: 979 961 384

Password: 001605

Gates continues to put forth efforts assisting in the containment and transmission of the COVID-19 virus by minimizing personal contact and encouraging social distancing.  Effective immediately the Town of Gates has closed  facilities, suspended / cancelled activities and programs. We are asking our residents to observe several of our temporary changes regarding access to Town facilities.  Please see our measures below.

Town Hall  The Town Hall has restricted access as  many offices are currently closed and staff is very limited. We are actually discouraging residents from visiting the Town Hall.  Please contact us via telephone at 585-247-6100  and listen to the prompts or email us at  or

Tax Payments,  3rd & 4th  tax payments  installments  are both  due Apr. 30th  at 3% interest rate for both. If you need a balance please call the tax office.

We are NOT accepting  CASH in our clerks office and prefer you mail them in, pay on line or deposit them into our  tax payment drop box located in our parking lot near the ramp between the Court and Police Department.

Online Payment Portal

Gates Highway / Public Works

Gates Highway is currently operating at half capacity.  The current staff will be alternating weeks.  1/2 on and 1/2 off.  WE WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING OUR NORMAL ROUTINE AND PICKUP SCHEDULES.  Instead we will be splitting the town into 1/2  North and South  –   North side of Buffalo Road (West of Howard  Rd/ North Lyell Ave)  and the South Side of Buffalo Rd (East Howard / South Lyell Ave).  We will be alternating weeks for pickup.

North Side – Mar 28th & Apr 6th

South Side – Mar 30th & April 13th

Click here for Map of Temporary Pickup

We recognize the pressure this will place on our residents, given the opportunity for yard work that this early spring, social distancing and self-quarantining has provided.  We ask our residents to please help us help you by disposing of leaves, small brush piles and yard waste with their regular garbage companies.  If it small enough to fit in your garbage totes PLEASE do so. We will not be stopping to pick up these small piles as our efforts are concentrated on a larger scale.   We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience during these unprecedented times.

Gates Police  Residents requiring non-emergency services from the Gates Police Department are encouraged to call 585-247-2262.  We will be restricting walk-in access to the Department and encourage residents in need of non-emergency assistance to call the number above. Please visit our Facebook page and updates.

Courts- Gates Town Court has been closed and suspended until April 30th.   Staff WILL NOT be reporting until that date.  Please contact them at 585-426-0410 on / after May 1st to reschedule.  Adjournments will be mailed out

Recreation Community Center & Parks – Center is closed. All programs and activities have been suspended / canceled until further notice including all park pavilion rentals.  Refunds will be given.

Senior Club / Social Activities –  All programs and activities have been suspended / canceled until further notice.

AARP Tax Preparation- All remaining appointments at town have been cancelled.

If interested Mary Castelli has volunteered her company’s services to help out seniors in our community with filing their taxes.  The only thing she has asked is appointments must be made by phone 585-426-2770 and that each person pay the $30.00 filing fee required by the government to submit their Fed / State taxes.

Friday’s DMV Mobile Unit- Closed until further notice.

Library – The Library is closed until further notice.  Please feel free to call 585-247-6446 or visit to take advantage of digital resources and look for updates on their Facebook page.

As always we will me monitoring the events on a daily / weekly basis and adjusting schedules / services as needed.

If you have questions or concerns on Corona / COVID-19 virus please contact:

Monroe County Hotline 585-753-5555 or email them at or visit them on

Welcome from Town Supervisor-Cosmo A. Giunta,

Gates, New York is a dynamic town in Monroe County with an interesting past and a bright future. The town was incorporated in 1813 and was the last remnants of Northampton founded 1797 in Ontario County.

Our community has been at the center of history for this area and the roots of Rochester can be directly traced to our town. Rochesterville was a village in Gates until Nathaniel T Rochester presented the application of incorporation to the Legislature which was approved 1817 and by 1822 the name was legally changed to Rochester.

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Thursday’s 6-8pm in the Gates Recreation Community Room. A conversation, from many different perspectives, surrounding those battling addiction or have family members or friends battling it. Panelist will share the challenges they are facing or have faced, what they are doing to address these challenges and how family can also cope.

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