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January 11, 2019 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 15, Issue 1

posticon A Tale of Two Traffic Troubles

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Dart Drive

Village of Lansing Trustees were asked to consider traffic remedies for NY State Route 13, and Dart Drive, which parallels the state route and is often used as a short cut from Warren Road to the mall.  County Legislator Deborah Dawson asked the board to support a traffic study of the state route, and Planning Board member and Dart Drive resident Monica Moll requested better pedestrian protection on her street.

"I've lived on Dart Drive for 12 year," Moll said. "In the past five to seven years speeding on the road has come to a point where it is quite unsafe to walk.  We have people that walk on the road daily.  I walk my son to the pre-school on the corner.  It's become quite a problem.  Several people have come to planning board meetings to complain.  Several people have tried calling the Sheriff's office.  So it's an ongoing public safety issue."

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posticon Village Contemplates Land Purchase To Help Water Commission

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Bolton Point Raw Water Pump StationThe existing Bolton Point Raw Water Pump Station. Poison Ivy Point is to the south (left) of this building, and the newly proposed parcel is to the north.

Village of Lansing officials considered a plan Monday to purchase a parcel of land that would provide a location for a second Raw Water Pump Station for the Bolton Point Water Commission, as well as additional 'forever-wild' park areas for the Village.  Trustee John O'Neill said the plan would benefit Bolton Point, but he questioned the benefit of Village taxpayer money being used to purchase effectively unusable land.

"The Village would purchase the parcel," Mayor Donald Hartill replied. "It would then be subdivided.  A piece of it would then be sold to Bolton Point.  Another piece of it would be sold as a building plot.  We would end up with a hillside, but also a fair amount of (lake) frontage.  It's partly to help Bolton Point.  We really need to expand the input plant.  The current situation is that Bolton Point would have to buy the entire parcel.  This is a way of softening that blow by at least a factor of three.  In the end we'd probably pay about a third of the cost for the parcel."

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posticon Government Shutdown Has Relatively Low Impact On New York

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Government Shutdown

New York is 35th out of 51 states (and the District of Columbia) most effected by the Government shutdown. According to a new Wallethub report, the state receives few federal benefits in terms of it's share of federal jobs (44th out of 51) and federal contract dollars per capita (47th out of 51).  New York ranked 33rd in access to national parks, and right in the middle -- 25th -- on impact to real estate (as a percentage of the GSP).  New Yorkers most impacted are those who receive food stamps (13th out of 51).  But if you were worrying about your Social Security payment, it has already arrived.

Congressman Tom Reed (23rd District) has decried the government shutdown, while landing on the side of President Donald Trump.  On December 20th he voted to extend funding the federal government, including $5.78 billion for Trump’s border wall.  But he has voted against funding various federal agencies and departments three times this year, including one bill that would have funded Homeland Security without money for the wall.

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posticon Lansing Gallery - Middle School Activity Night

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Diane Duthie - Lansing GalleryThe Lansing Middle School Activity Night was held at Lansing High School on Friday, January 4th.

120 5th and 6th graders had great times with friends, and several staff and volunteers helped with this fun event!


Photos by Diane Duthie

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