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December 9, 2016 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 12, Issue 46
[---- Lansing, NY Alert! ----]
Lansing Capital Project Vote Results 240-Yes 32-No

posticon Town and Villages Negotiating Future Sewer Growth

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sewermanhole120When a major sewer project in Town of Lansing was killed in 2007, it looked like the end of sewer for the Town. But sewer wasn't entirely dead. Not long after that defeat a smaller town sewer project was completed on Warren Road. A week and a half ago Village of Lansing Mayor Donald Hartill and Village of Cayuga Heights Mayor Linda Woodard met with Lansing Town Supervisor Ed LaVigne, Town Planing Consultant Mike Long, and Cayuga Heights engineer Brent Cross to talk about how future growth in the Town can be served with sewer.

"This is encouraging as we try to be pro-growth, but also as development moves out from the densest part of the Town," LaVigne said at a Village Trustees meeting Monday. "That's what people in our Comprehensive Plan and yours want to do so we don't have sprawl."

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posticon Town Still Preparing For Emergencies

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Highway Department

After a severe July 2014 storm that knocked out electric service to 3,508 Town of Lansing homes and another 626 in the Village of Lansing, then Highway Superintendent Jack French told the Town Board that Lansing is not prepared for disasters and admonished the board to develop a disaster preparedness plan.  More than two years later the Town is still catching up.  An Emergency preparedness Committee was formed, and last year four hand held radios were purchased.  Last month the Town Board approved the money to purchase an emergency generator.  When that is installed over the next three weeks or so, some of French's concerns will have been addressed.

"There is a plan in place.  It simply needs to be fine tuned," says Lansing Supervisor Ed LaVigne.  "I have the utmost confidence in our Highway Superintendent, Charlie Purcell.  He has done a wonderful job this year, as did Jack French before him.  They're both good men... they're just good people.  The radios were purchased and now we're working on the other aspect of it.  Why it wasn't done over the last two and a half years -- I don't have an explanation for that and I'm not going to criticize past administrations.  I'm focusing on implementing it sooner than later."

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posticon Tree Farm Collects For Food Pantry

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Moore tree Farm Food Pantry Collection

Tomorrow (Saturday, December10) you can tell Santa what you want for Christmas and bring food for someone in need at the same time, all while obtaining a Christmas tree from a local tree farm.  Moore Tree Farm is asking its customers to drop canned foods or boxes of non-perishable food into Santa's sleigh this season to help neighbors whose Christmas is less sure to be happy without some help.

"The local Lansing Food Pantry has a need, too," says Kay Moore.  "There's a constant need.  I thought Christmas is a great time for giving.  Saturday the 10th Santa will be here.  I mentioned it to Santa and he said of course he would be willing to help us.  And we have this red sleigh, so let's fill it."

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posticon Cookies and Carols Opens New MS Auditorium Lobby

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MS Auditorium

LTAPA's (Lansing Theater and Performing Arts Booster Club) biggest fundraiser of the year opened the new Lansing Middle School Auditorium Lobby Monday, when the auditorium was filled to capacity for Cookies & Carols.  The newly reopened auditorium features a much enlarged lobby area and entrance, and new accessible bathrooms, among other improvements.

The annual fundraiser included raffles, cookies and punch, and the main event on stage that featured the Middle School Holiday Band, the Lansing High School Show Choir, the Nutcracker Dancers, 3rd and 4th Grade Chorus, Middle School Holiday Strings, and an audience sing-along.  Funds raised go to purchase technical equipment for the music and theater programs such as microphones and lighting equipment, as well as scholarships and trips.

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