To the editor: To my neighbors within the proposed Lamson Water District: You have probably heard by now that there is a petition to develop a water district in the Lamson Road area. The full Map, Plan and Report can be found on the town of Lysander website at townoflysander.org.
Residents of the area in favor of the Lamson Road Water District had to draft their own petition, but they didn’t know how to do that. So they went to the town board. They did everything by the book. Unfortunately, the town of Lysander didn’t.
Two candidates are vying for the highway superintendent seat: political newcomer and write-in candidate Gerald “Jerry” Parsons and incumbent Eugene Dinsmore.
At the last Lysander Town Board Meeting, a concerned citizen asked the board if they had discussions looking into making some elected positions appointed. The board would not discuss specifically what positions they were looking at and the supervisor stated those talks had taken place in executive session, meaning they are yet to be public knowledge. I believe the positions they are looking into are the town clerk and highway superintendent.
As an independently elected official, I want to remind everyone that I only answer to the residents of the Town of Lysander. With that said, I am committed and dedicated to provide all of you with the best customer service and convenience, as well as keeping spending at a minimum.
On March 31, town supervisor Barry Bullis wrote to the Lysander Republican Committee asking for its nomination based on his reputation for “fiscal stability and fiscally sound government.”
Letter to the editor.
We find your recent decision to switch from a position of neutrality regarding YMCA plans for Drakes Landing to be reprehensible.
Recently, our newly elected Lysander Town Board members appointed a new person to our Town Planning Board. Not only to the board, but also they appointed him chairman. I have a question regarding Mr. Frederick Allen and his new appointment. Will Mr. Allen, when and if the YMCA of Greater Syracuse submits an application, whether at Drakes Landing or another Lysander site, recuse himself?
Jeanne Dangle, superintendent of the Baldwinsville Central School District, has scheduled two public meetings this fall to receive community input regarding the budget for the 2012-13 school year.
Migrant workers fill labor gap on area farms
Marin Saenz is one of 52 migrant laborers on Reeves Farm who works through the H2A visa program, which gives temporary work visas to foreign laborers to perform seasonal farm work. Brian Reeves said the farm has been participating in the program for about nine years.
Imagine the Lysander Town Hall packed with residents and not one person stepping forward, when asked, wanting or willing to speak out in favor of increasing the Lysander Planning Board membership from five to seven members.