Poland Town Board Plans Memorial Day Services

POLAND — Councilman Terry Walker during a recent meeting of the Poland Town Board said he was confident that he had a speaker lined up for the Memorial Day service. He would confirm with the person shortly.

Board members set Tuesday at 7 p.m. to go over plans for the parade and service. Anyone interested in participating in the Memorial Day activities for the town may come to the meeting, and may contact Town Clerk Bonnita Wallace for more information.

Since the Frewsburg and Falconer school marching bands have been combined, the three communities are adjusting their parade schedules to allow the band to perform for all three parades. Also to be discussed that evening will be the Flag Retirement Ceremony. The town will continue the tradition begun by Kennedy Pride. They are planning to hold the ceremony on Wednesday, June 12.

Supervisor Kelly Snow told board members that she has been working on a new grant for the New York State Street Lighting LED project. She said the grant would go a long way to covering the cost for this improved street lighting. No word has been heard about work on the railroad crossing in Kennedy. Highway Superintendent Larry Mee said he hoped to hear something at the upcoming meeting of local, county, and state highway officials about projects for this year.

Under new business, the board passed a motion to make a BAN payment for the town hall building project. This one and one more will complete the payments for the building work. The payment for this year is $30,840 plus taxes.

A town-wide clean-up day has been set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Workers will be at the town hall for brush and leaves, and at the highway department garage on Grubb Hill Road for other items. No tires, hazardous waste or appliances will be accepted. Another program started by Kennedy Pride, the clean-up day has become an event looked forward to by residents each year.

Town Dog Control Officer Brian King has arranged to have a rabies clinic on Saturday, May 4, from 1-3 p.m. at the highway garage on Grubb Hill Road. Dogs, cats and ferrets may be brought to receive their necessary shots.

County Legislator John Davis told those assembled that he had voted against the Grapes and Hops feasibility study after he had received input from area residents who know about growing crops in the area. They told him that our climate would not be conducive to allowing full maturity of the crops, leading to an inferior harvest. He said he was one of four legislators who voted against it, but that it passed in the legislature.

The Poland Town Board will next meet on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m.