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SUBMITTED by Jim Hoffman, Town of Williamson (20-Mar-2011)

Jim Hoffman
March 2011

On March 15th, the Board of Supervisors appointed Deb DeRue to represent the Town of Williamson for a one-year term on the Wayne County Youth Board. Deb, an active scout leader for the past ten years, was previously Committee Chairperson for Cub Scout Pack #521. She is presently Committee Chairperson of Boy Scout Troop #90 and is the Activities & Civic Service Committee Chairperson for Seneca District, Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America. Her family's passion for baseball also moved her to become a member of the Williamson Baseball Boosters, supporting the organization in its endeavor to strengthen and improve our community's youth baseball program.

The Water department will soon commence replacement of approximately 7,500 feet of 60-year old water main located on the south side of Lake Road. The project will begin at 3635 Lake Road and go west ending at the intersection of Lake Road and Stoney Lonesome Road. There will be some intermittent traffic flow interruptions so please be aware. The project should be completed by mid-summer.

On March 1st, Williamson High School junior Christian Baker placed first at the semi-final round of the Rotary District 7120 Oratorical Contest on Ethics. Christian will compete in the final round of competition on Saturday March 26th from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. at SUNY Brockport, in the New York Room at Cooper Hall. The Oratorical Contest is sponsored jointly by Rotary and Rochester area colleges. Christian was sponsored by the Williamson Rotary Club.

The Williamson Rotary Club is seeking more members. Meetings are on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:15 pm at the American Legion. At the April 4th meeting Lindsey Gerstenslager, District Manager of the Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be making a presentation regarding the activities of the SWCD. If you have an interest in Rotary, please contact me.

The Williamson Farmers’ Market Committee, headed by Councilman Gary Orbaker, was established to inquire as to the feasibility of a farmers’ market in Williamson. The committee was scheduled to present preliminary findings and recommendations to the Town Board at the March 22nd meeting. However, that presentation was cancelled and will be re-scheduled for a later date.

The fifth annual “Operation Clean Sweep” is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Saturday prior to the Williamson Apple Blossom Festival. If you or your organization would like to participate please go to King’s Auto Service & Car Sales on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. Mike Orr, President of the Williamson Business Improvement District and proprietor of King’s Auto Sales & Service, will be on hand to provide rakes, garbage bags and other equipment needed. Refreshments will be provided.

It would be helpful, but not necessary, if you could let me know if you or your organization will be participating by sending an email to wmsonsupv@rochester.rr.com.

Cindy Smith, Chair of the 2011 Williamson Apple Blossom Festival Committee, would like to remind everyone that this year’s Festival runs from Thursday, May 12th until Sunday May 15th. The committee is hard at work preparing for the festival and is looking for new members. The committee meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Complex conference room. You can find more information about the Festival and obtain contact information for Cindy and other committee members at the Festival website, http://www.williamsonappleblossom.com/.

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