Spring is here and the flowers are getting plenty of water. I am happy that the winter is behind us! It was trying at times but for the most part it wasn’t that bad. I hope everyone made it through our March windstorm with-out too many issues. Our residents were constantly on my mind during the five days with the power outages and then the very cold temperatures that followed the wind storm. I was relieved to get through that without any major problems. The Town highway department, as usual, did a great job keeping our roads clear and safe and I thank them for a job well done.
We have a lot to look forward to during the summer of 2017. Starting with our annual Memorial Day parade and remembrance service following the parade, our children who attend Colden Elementary School will again be singing this year. The Middle school band from Springville G.I will be participating this year as well. Most importantly, I hope to see many of our veterans in attendance. It is because of them that we are able to enjoy the liberties that we do. We will also be dedicating our new town gazebo in memory of Alfred Kalinowski, a highly decorated United States Marine and a long serving Town Justice. Thank you to the Kalinowski family for their generous gift to the Town. Please come and enjoy the early morning parade and service starting at 8:15 am and refreshments will be served following the service (Paula’s Doughnuts).
This coming Summer we plan on having live music in the town gazebo for all residents to enjoy. I hope you come to town and enjoy some food from the restaurants and maybe a walk around town. There will be new chairs on the grassy area around the town hall so you will be able to relax and enjoy the view of the creek. Please watch our website for dates and times of music in the gazebo.
Soccer season will be starting soon at our town park. Please drive slowly while entering our park. The speed limit is 10 mph in order to keep our kids safe so please watch your speed as our recreation personnel will also be watching. I’m happy to say that we have installed new basketball equipment in the park and the tennis courts are ready for the season. I hope everyone has a chance to use and enjoy our park.
The town will be holding a referendum vote on purchasing 38 acres of land next to Kummer park. If the residents support this, it will give the town the opportunity to offer hiking trails that will enhance your ability to ob-serve nature in its natural setting. It will give the town the opportunity for future expansion of our park. This land will also make it possible for additional parking to be added.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer and I hope to see everyone at some point during the summer season.