Updated 01/05/2013 02:16 PM
Lake Road Residents Get a Helping Hand From Town and Businesses
While the community continues mourning the loss of two heroes, several people who lived near the scene of this terrible tragedy are faced with the task of rebuilding. But just like the firefighters and their families, residents are being offered a helping hand.
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"We will not forget our two heroes, but we have to move forward," said Ron Nesbitt, Webster Town Supervisor.
Sometimes the best way to heal is to start over.
The fire William Spengler set to draw emergency responders to his Lake Road home completely destroyed several homes in this lake front neighborhood.
But the town of Webster is offering a helping a hand.
"It was not their fault and we're waiving the fees so that they can rebuild their houses."
The town will waive fees associated with demolition, building, and any costs associated with zoning application fees for these properties: 177-195 Lake Road.
That's not all. The Rochester Home Builders Association is also helping out, offering their time and services.
"I do know that architects have already offered to do, free, a design of a home. So we do know that we have a couple of those people in line that will actually give a free design of a home. So there's going to be certain free products, certain reduced products that we will offer in this rebuilding process," said Rick Herman, RHBA executive vice president.
The home builders hope to coordinate roofers, electricians, and plumbers. It's a rebuilding effort the town supervisor hope will send a clear message.
"The town of Webster is resilient," Nesbitt said. "It's time for the community down there that lost their houses to start rebuilding and get their lived back together again."