Plans to build a skate park are moving along
At the Village of Lancaster Board meeting Monday July 23, William Buchholz provided an update on his end of making this dream a reality.
“We have a targeted goal of $150,000 and at this present time we are about 10 percent above that goal,” Buchholz said.
He then questioned whether there was a spot chosen for the skate park, ideally with 20,000-square feet. Mayor William G. Cansdale, who was impressed with the fundraising, assured Buchholz a few sites have been discussed. Trustee Edward M. Marki also expressed his support.
“We’re going to find a site. I’m excited; I’m optimistic. I can see your passion is there,” Marki said.
Also doing good for the community is Jeff Casarsa, owner of C S Behler Inc., who proposed building a side-loading dock to steer traffic off the lawn of resident Ron Zappa. As trucks unload into the receiving door of the business, the front end of the tractor trailer obstructs one lane of St. Mary’s Street, causing drivers to choose Zappa’s lawn as an alternate path. Halting the fix is a NYSEG utility pole, which Casarsa asked board members for help in finding out how to move the pole. Trustee Marki commented how it’s nice to see a business owner and resident coming to the board and working together.
Other business to come before the board included:
• The board held a public hearing for the consideration of amending the placement of no parking signs, receiving no input from residents. The decision to ban parking on the south side of St. Mary’s Street from Pershing Avenue to North Aurora Street and on the south side of Clark Street between Central Avenue and the Plumbottom Creek Bridge will be put into effect.
• The owner(s) of 173 Court St. were requested to seek out the planning committee for approval of demolition.
• Mayor Cansdale recognized Trustee William C. Schroeder as being selected as the Fire Educator of the Year.
•The Taste of Lancaster will be held August 4th from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The beer tent will close at 9 p.m. A 5K race also starts at 9:30 a.m. winding through the village.
The next Village of Lancaster Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster.