Bel-Air, Brighton, N.Y.
Welcome to our Neighborhood!
Got News for the Neighborhood?
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The Latest News for Bel-Air Residents
Below is the latest news and information from BANA for our Bel-Air community. 
Click here to see news from the Town of Brighton.
It's Summer, but it's Still
6 Feet. Wear a Mask. Wash Your Hands. Simple Rules to Keep Us Safe. 
New York Orders Residents to Wear Masks in Public
Gov. Cuomo said all New Yorkers must wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible, including on public transport, in stores and on crowded sidewalks.
Please Pick Up the Poop and Other Dog Etiquette 
Town Ordinances for Violations Carries Fines
Per town ordinance 40-9C, it's a dog owner's responsibility to pick up and properly dispose of dog poop -- please do not leave it on your neighbor’s yard. There’s a $25 fine for the first instance, $50 for the second and $75 for every “poop” after that. Also, poop in plastic bags must be thrown in your trash bin. It cannot go in a recycling container. Other dog etiquette includes keeping your dog on a leash and howling/barking (town ordinance). To learn more about the town’s dog rules and good etiquette, visit the town’s website and search ‘dogs’.
Maintained Lawns Keep Neighborhood Clean and Safe 
Lawns Can't Exceed 6"s
Town code requires that all properties are kept free of accumulations of brush, shrubs, weeds, grass, stumps, roots, excessive and noxious growths, garbage and refuse. Tall grass harbors bugs/mosquitoes and rodents. Call (585) 784-5221 or (585) 784-5226 and they will help.
Still Time to Join BANA -- Just $8 per Household 
While we like to collect annual dues in the May/June time frame, you can join BANA anytime. This money goes toward neighborhood events and the  BANA directory. It's easy to join and pay using this webform.
Strawberry Festival Cancelled 
The annual BANA Strawberry Festival has been cancelled for this year, but we are planning for something toward the end of the summer should COVID permit! Please e-mail Amy Hsi  if you are interested in joining the Planning Committee. 
Sharing a Family Tradition
Countdown to Summer Complete
Shortly before the end of each school year, a neighbor on Rhinecliff (Emily:) would put a drawing in her children's lunches counting down the days to the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation! As the kids have been doing tele-school, she thought she'd share that tradition with them, and all the neighborhood kids, as chalk art instead.  (click here to see all). Thanks for sharing Emily!
Post a Service, Find a Service on the BANA Bulletin Board
Need a service or have a service for your neighbors, such as babysitting, lawn mowing. Post it or find it on the BANA Nextdoor Group. Click here to learn more.
Support Washington Grove
The Grove is a public space and all are welcome, but its special character requires extensive maintenance.  If you enjoy the grove and would like to help out by volunteer work or donations click here to learn more.   
Brighton Ranked Best Place to Live in Rochester
and Best School District for 2020
A nationally recognized research firm, NISHE named Brighton New York the best place to live in Rochester. Learn more. ranked Brighton Central School District as the No. 1 District in both the Rochester area and Upstate New York in its 2020 Best Schools Rankings.  Brighton is ranked No. 6 in the state and No. 22 in the country out of 10,782 total districts.
Help Keep Our Neighborhood Strong
Unkept properties drag down surrounding home values and can impact the economic health and public safety of entire communities.  Do your part in keeping our neighborhood a safe and enjoyable place to live.
Support the
Bel-Air Neighborhood Association

Become a Member -- Just $8 per Household

For just $8 a year, you help fund this website, the BANA directory, the annual strawberry festival and yard sale, and more.  It's easy. Sign up on-line. Thank you for supporting our neighborhood!

Some Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our Resources page for contact information to key local services who can answer other questions you may have about living in Brighton. 
What Can you Put in the Blue Box?
View the county's website on how to recycle at the curb and elsewhere.
When is Leaf and Yard Debris Collection? 
Scheduled pickup begins in April each year. View the town's schedule by street by clicking here.
What to Know About Snow Removal in the Town
Learn about where to park, what the town plows and when, and more.
Click here.