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Club plans shoot in Canastota

Paul Holdridge, president of the Canastota Conservation Club asked town board members if the club could start its August shoot earlier in the morning than previous years. In years past, the shoot began at 9:30 a.m. but Holdridge said the club would like to begin at 8 a.m.

"We are trying to have better PR with the town and our neighbors," Holdridge said. The Conservation Club will hold a national shoot on Aug. 29 and 30 at the club's Warners Road location. Holdridge said the club is expecting possibly 80 shooters from all over the U.S., Australia and Canada. The person who wins the shoot earns points toward the sports' Hall of Fame.

Lenox Supervisor Rocco DiVeronica told Holdridge that the town ordinance prohibits shooting before 7 a.m. so an 8 a.m. shoot would be ok.

At the Lenox meeting April 13, the board agreed to contribute $2,000 to the Madison County Office for the Aging.

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DiVeronica approached board members about the sale of a "flair" machine, which is similar to a brush hog but bigger and is used to trim high weeds from the side of the road. DiVeronica said the town rents a flair machine once a month at a cost of $7,000. Madison County has one for sale for $13,500 that has been used very little. He said the machine sells for $60,000 to $70,000 new. The highway department would purchase the machine from its budget line.

The town's research Historian David Sadler said Arcadia

Publishing approached him about compiling a book on the town of Lenox. He said he would also be representing the town at this year's Madison County Fair.

The board adopted town polling places. District 1 will vote at Whitelaw Presbyterian Church, District 2 at St. Agatha's Church, District 3 and 4 at the Municipal Building, District 5 at South Side School and District 6 at Otto Shortell Middle School.

The board will meet again May 11 at 7 p.m.

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