Three decades of 90-mile-per-hour growth is a great problem and opportunity for a municipality to have. Especially if it’s occurred in the right places: population, residential and commercial development, schools and infrastructure. But as Victor, the largest town in Ontario County, has grown in density and complexity over that 30 years, one component has been quietly treading water: public safety services.
In 2014, population in the town was estimated at 14,400 in 35.9 square miles. Within the town lies the village, with a population of about 2,800 in 1.4 square miles. Town-wide growth is expected to continue for about two more decades, when it will be fully developed with a potential population of 21,000.