Skaneateles: Looking back at what 2009 brought us

6. On Sept. 25, members of the community gathered at the Skaneateles Country Club to raise funds for the Skaneateles Historical Society during a gala aptly called "Sailing Through History." The money -- a whopping $27,000 -- will be used toward the Creamery museum expansion project. More than 280 guests attended the event,

5. Firefighters Jim Audlin and Charlie Major were cited for their years of service with the Skaneateles Fire Department on Oct. 5. Audlin celebrated 59 years and Major celebrated 50 years; they were honored during the fire department's regular meeting. Both men can recall the fateful day in 1952 when the original State Street School caught fire.

4. On Sept. 28, the village board approved a parking moratorium after 10 months of discussion about how to amend the law that was in place. The moratorium is in effect until Dec. 31, 2010 unless otherwise voted on by the board.

3. In October, both the town and village boards approve the transfer of the Skaneateles Community Center to PARCS after several months of debate and public information sessions. Both boards had been extending the town's lease with SRCT for use of the building and grounds for more than a year.

2. In November, Skaneateles residents went to the polls to vote for their local and regional representatives. For the first time in the town board's history, the constituents voted a woman, Terri Roney, as supervisor. Roney took office Dec. 30 and was sworn in by Justice Charlie Major.

1. On April 30, the Skaneateles Town Board voted to grant a mining permit to Cemento following several public hearings and board discussions. The board voted 3-2 in favor of granting the permit.

If one of your favorite stories from 2009 didn't make the top 10, let us know -- this is merely a snippet of 12 months of town and village board meetings, fundraisers and community events, so we're sure we missed something.

We wish you a happy, healthy and safe 2010.

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