Russ Wilson was honored Monday evening for his dedication to the town of Lysander.
Since May of 1957, Wilson has served as a member of the Lysander Fire District including 12 years as chief. During Monday's Lysander board meeting, Wilson was presented with decrees and honors from Congressman James Walsh, Sen. John DeFrancisco, Supervisor Barry Bullis and other officials.
"This is very nice and I appreciate it," Wilson said, adding that his family members were the real ones who deserved the honor for putting up with all the time he spent away from home. "I just want to say my family really deserves this."
Public hearings scheduled
A whopping eight public hearings are scheduled for Lysander's next board meeting to be held Monday Feb. 11 at the town hall, 8220 Loop Road in Radisson.
At 7 p.m., a public hearing will be held regarding the 2008 West Phoenix Fire Protection District agreement with Enterprise Fire Company in the amount of $83,506. At 7:01 p.m., a public hearing regarding Lysander's grievance day for assessments being changed to the first Tuesday in June will be held.
At 7:02 p.m., a public hearing will be held regarding Radburn Drive pump station improvements. Officials plan to add the bid to the Stanford Drive and River Road pump station improvements once approved. At 7:03, 7:04, 7:05 and 7:06 p.m., four different public hearings will be held regarding (respectively listed) the formation of sewer, drainage, lighting and Cold Springs parks extension number two in the Timberbanks development.
At 7:07 p.m., a public hearing regarding community development grant funding will be held.
Golden officially appointed
Theresa Golden was officially appointed the assessor for the town of Lysander (effective Jan. 16) at the Jan. 28 board meeting. She will serve both the town of Lysander and the town of Van Buren through the shared services agreement. Supervisor Bullis and councilors Ed Reed and Art Levy voted in favor of the appointment. Councilors Jack Krisanda and Brian May voted against it.
Check it out
The Lysander web site at townoflysander.org has recently been revamped to include updated information, photos and more. Whether you need meeting agendas, are looking for Lysander codes or want to learn about the history of Lysander, it's all there at your fingertips.
Village election day set
The village board approved a resolution establishing March 18 as the 2008 general election day for the village of Baldwinsville. Inspectors of the election will meet between noon and 9 p.m. the same day at village hall.