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March 24, 2017 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 13, Issue 12

posticon What The Storm Cost Lansing

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Lansing Highway Department Snow Plow


School was out, the roads were closed, and people generally enjoyed a day or two off last week when about 18 inches of snow piled up in Lansing.  But the Lansing Highway Department crew  had the opposite experience -- it was their busy time, clearing the roads and making sure that emergency vehicles could get where they needed to go.  Highway Superintendent Charlie 'Cricket' Purcell told the Lansing Town Board Wednesday that last week's storm cost the Town about $61,000, and reported that keeping the town's roads clear went smoothly as his crew worked around the clock to plow Lansing's roads.

"Our little snow storm that we had last week was nothing really extraordinary," Purcell said.  "It cost around $61,000.  About 25% or that was labor, 55% is the cost to run and maintain our equipment, and around 20% was our materials, the salt and grit we use.  We had between 16 and 18 inches of snow.  By today's standards that's a rough event, because we haven't really had much like that in a long time, but we certainly handled it in good fashion."

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Lansing Bicentennial MinuteThe  South Lansing School was originally built on Conlon Road. When it burned the children attended the Grange Hall while waiting for the "new school" ( now the Lansing Community Library) to be built in 1925. There were no school buses in those days and all the children walked to the district schools which were located so that almost all the children walked under a mile. The Field School, which is the only remaining one room schoolhouse in Lansing, was nearby on the corner of Route 34 and Van Ostrand Road. At one time Lansing had 23 schoolhouses.
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posticon Village Planning Board Opposes Coffee Shop Near Mall

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Lansing Meadows PDA

Arrowhead Ventures' Eric Goetzmann was before the Village of Lansing Board of trustees Monday to request the board's approval of setbacks for the Lansing Meadows senior housing project on Oakcrest Road.  But four Planning Board members were present to voice their opposition of a proposed change to the PDA (Planned Development Area) that would allow about 20% of the property to house a coffee shop or small diner.  The project has been held up for six years while Goetzmann negotiated the relocation of wetlands with the Army Corps of Engineers, but he said Monday that he finally hopes to start construction this summer.

"The fact that you don't see a shovel in the ground is merely because we tried to make this thing bigger and better than it was," he said.  "I said I would do this. I started it and I am going to try to finish it.  The commercial piece I asked for is something --- this was commercial property before."

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Lansing Center Trail

The Lansing town Board considered establishing a reserve fund Wednesday that could expand the town's pathways in the future.  While there is no official town pathways committee, town officials have long been interested in creating safe walking paths that connect the Town Hall campus area with other parts of Lansing including the Village of Lansing and the Lansing School campus.

"Say we were able to piece together easements for a trail down to the schools," said Town Councilwoman Katrina Binkewicz.  "We might need matching funds, and we would have it.  It would be part of long term planning for some of the larger projects."

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Cancer hits millions of family’s every year and this season it hit the Outlaw family. The Finger Lakes Regional Central Outlaw Squirt season has come to an end but it didn’t come easy. They practiced hard and played their games, but their hearts were with the families of those fighting this terrible disease.

This past season cancer has hit home to the Central Outlaws’ family, and it only took one player to step up and do what he could to help fight this disease. Dane Sciarabba decided to help the fight by donating $10.00 for every goal he scored and $5.00 for every assist from January 2017 to the end of the season. He was not alone, his grandfather said he would match his total and two teammates joined in as well, Brady Coffin and Blake Carlisle.

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