Carroll Rebrands Park

The Resolution To Rename Was Approved Wednesday

The Carroll Town Board approved a resolution to rename the Willis C. Hale Memorial Carroll Town Park in Frewsburg simply as the Carroll Town Park, in accordance with a new sign that will soon be installed. P-J photos by Eric Zavinski

FREWSBURG — A new sign will soon officially denote the Willis C. Hale Memorial Carroll Town Park as the “Carroll Town Park.”

The resolution to rename the park was approved Wednesday during the Carroll Town Board’s regular meeting. Hale will still be remembered since a resolution to name the park’s gazebo the Willis Hale Memorial Gazebo was also approved.

As for the park’s pavilion, it was renamed the John Stoddard Memorial Pavilion.

In other news, a question was raised pertaining to Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello’s planned municipal visits throughout the county. Town Supervisor Laura Smith asked County Legislator John Davis, R-Frewsburg, if Borrello was still planning on visiting Carroll and other municipalities.

Davis was not 100 percent certain at the time of the meeting, but Borrello later told The Post-Journal that he still plans on visiting the approximately 30 municipalities he has yet to visit as part of this 2019 tour. Topics of economic development and intergovernmental relations will be discussed.

“The municipal visits are continuing,” Borrello said.

Smith said she was understanding of Borrello’s busy schedule, which has recently included the issuance of the Memorandum of Agreement for the Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Consensus Strategy and an early campaign process for the state Senate seat recently vacated through Cathy Young’s resignation effective March 10.

Borrello told The Post-Journal he wants to prioritize lakefront municipality visits in the coming weeks and then return to other parts of the county after the memo deadline passes and herbicide permits are announced. Municipalities he has already visited this year include Silver Creek, Ellicott, Falconer, Celoron, North Harmony, Pomfret, Sheridan and Sherman. Borrello will be visiting the town of Ellery tonight.

“I do not want to be making decisions in a vacuum,” Borrello said in January. “Make a better connection … that will ultimately lead to success down the road.”

In terms of the upcoming Easter holiday, the town of Carroll will also be hosting an Easter egg hunt April 20 at 11 a.m. at the Frewsburg Central School.

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