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Elbridge: DOT Denies Board

The New York State Department of Transportation denied the Elbridge Town Board's request to extend the speed limit on Laird Road, it was learned at last Wednesday's meeting.

Following complaints from neighbors in the area, the board completed a study and made a request to extend the forty-mile per hour speed limit past Peru Rd, where the speed limit becomes fifty-five miles per hour. Laird Road runs south from Route 31 to Whiting Road.

"We may need to address this for possible request for another study," Town Supervisor Ken Bush Jr. said. "But maybe we should shorten the distance we're extending [the speed limit] south. We can include at least one of the homes of the residents who were concerned about the sparse area. We can satisfy them in that regard."

The board has not made any actions as of yet to complete a second study.

Press box update

Rick English, president of the park association, gave the board an update on the status of the new press box at Seymour Lofft Park.

"I'd like to thank the town board for the support and commitment toward helping us get this press box up and going," English said.

The press box is now completely up and enclosed. The first floor is made of block to match the concession stand at the park. The second floor is stick-built, and the roof was also made to match the existing concession stand.

"Now we have to put the siding on and get it all buttoned up for winter. That was the plan to get that much done this year," English said.

The board appropriated $3,500 for the press box at a prior meeting this month. The next installment for another $3,500 will come early in 2008.

"In the spring we will open it back up, finish the interior work, put up the public address system, and put up the scoreboards," English said. "It's making good progress."

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