Posted at: 01/04/2013 2:11 PM
By: Messenger Post Newspapers
The Webster Town Board's meeting last night, Thursday, January 3, started with a moment of silence for the two West Webster firefighters, Lt. Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were killed by a lone sniper as they responded to a fire call on Lake Road in the early morning hours of Dec. 24, Christmas Eve.
The meeting ended with passage of a resolution to waive demolition, planning, zoning and other fees associated with the rebuilding of the properties located in the 177-195 block of Lake Road. Seven homes, including that of gunman William Spengler, were also burned to the ground Dec. 24.
"This (block) is where the fire took place," Nesbitt explained. "We want to help these residents get back on their feet ... This (fire) was not their fault and we believe they should not incur these expenses."
Board members said Passero Associates, an engineering firm based in Rochester, two architects and the Rochester Home Builders' Association have also offered to donate their services to help the homeowners on Lake Road rebuild.
"The town has the names (of those who have offered help) and will work closely with these residents," Nesbitt said.