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B'ville boards: Consolidating parks

Van Buren Supervisor Claude Sykes announced a consolidation effort that is underway.

Van Buren, the town of Lysander and the village of Baldwinsville are working together to determine whether consolidating the parks and recreation departments of both towns will better benefit residents.

The first step was to create a subcommittee to discuss and create a report regarding the various aspects of such an effort. Committee members Rick Presley (village trustee), Cathy Perkins (Van Buren parks director) and Ann Smiley (Lysander parks director) are working to compile a merger report that would include aspects such as legal, programming, facilities, logistics, human resources and more to determine whether the merger is viable.

"I have a lot of faith in these three people to do a good job for the municipalities to help us to that point," Sykes said.

CWSC plans anniversary event

A 30-year anniversary event is planned for Canton Woods Senior Center.

Terri Stamp, assistant director of the facility, said the event is scheduled for June 20 and 21. There will be a fundraising event Friday June 21 featuring a raffle and a senior fashion show. Saturday will feature a picnic and dedication of the new gazebo in the facility's memorial garden.

Public hearing

A public hearing regarding connection of a scheduled 40-unit senior apartment project to the Seneca sewer district will be held at 7:35 p.m. March 4 at the Van Buren town hall. The developer plans to add 800 linear feet of sewer pipes to the district at no cost to the town or district.

The apartment project was approved in September and will be located on O'Brien Road in the town of Van Buren.

Bid date set

The Van Buren board has set a bid date of 10 a.m. March 19 at the town hall for the first phase of the Seneca Knolls Road Improvements project that includes the phase one and two of drainage.

The project includes roadwork on streets in upper Seneca Knolls including Rufus Circle, Baker Boulevard and Walker Boulevard. It also includes drainage work under Route 48 between upper and lower Seneca Knolls.

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