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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
When the town swapped out two acres of land along Hard Road to put in Van Ingen Drive, we maintained that we would build a trail for residents to use on the rest of the nine acres that are available. Well, the Parks Department has cleared the trail and it is now open for residents to walk and enjoy some of the older and larger trees there.
No trail name has been decided upon yet and the signs have not been installed as they are being built as I write this. The trail is marked by red dots on the trees at this time. This is not a long trail but it will give residents the opportunity to explore and visit these lands which have been unavailable in the past.
Fire Districts Budgets and Votes
Both of the Fire Districts in the Town of Webster will have elections and a vote on their budgets on December 10, 2013. In West Webster residents will vote on one Fire Commissioner for a five year term and also vote on $2,340.803.00 budget for 2014.
In the Northeast Fire District residents will vote on a $ 2,217,989.00 budget along with voting on one Fire Commissioner for a five year term.
Let me remind all Webster residents that the Town Board does not set the tax rate for fire districts. You, the resident, get to vote on Fire Commissioners in your district and on the budget in each of the two districts. So again, do your duty by voting to voice your opinion on what you think is right for your fire district.
After the vote, the County figures out what the tax rate will be after figuring in the Webster assessment for each district.
Pavilion at the First Responders Park
The organization called The Nine Mile Point Club, a group of Webster business owners, has made a donation to the First Responders Park of a pavilion. The pavilion, named after Mylou Basch the late wife of long time businessman Charlie Basch, has been constructed as phase two of the overall park. The pavilion will be used by residents as a shelter for outings that families might have at the park while kids enjoy the recently built playground. Phase three of the park, coming this summer, will be a water spray park for kids to enjoy with the funds coming from the Park and Trust account which is used to upgrade parks throughout the town.
The donation cost of this memorial to Mylou Basch was around $19,000.00 and in the spring they will be putting in a concrete floor that Charlie Basch has insisted on. I think he might be doing some of the work himself if he still remembers how to work that trowel!
The Town Board would very much like to thank The Nine Mile Point Club for their thoughtful gift to the town and we are very much appreciative of their generosity.
As always, if you should you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald W. Nesbitt