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Elma to repair park buildings

The Elma Town Board is moving on a plan to demolish an old storage building and the press box at Creek Road Park used by EMW Sports Inc. and replace them with a 20-by-30- foot building for storage on a hill with a secondary building near the tree line plus a new press box with storage under it.

Councilman Michael Nolan said the logistics of the job will be finalized at a work session in May. Construction would begin in June and be finished by football season.

The current building scheduled for removal has a large hole in it, Supervisor Dennis Powers said. “It is long overdue.”

Any items stored in the old buildings will be removed this week, Nolan said. Replacing these buildings was one of the plans for 2014 on the town’s list of tasks to be done.

In other action this week:

• The Town Board authorized the supervisor to sign a contract with Skylighters Inc. to provide fireworks for July 4, or in the event of rain July 5, at a cost of $10,000. The fireworks are set up on a field across from Iroquois High School on Girdle Road.

• Eugene Stevenson, Elma water superintendent, said the 2013 drinking water report has been completed and reviewed by the Erie County Health Department and posted on the town’s website. The Elma Water Department passed all tests. It has been serving the town since 1964.

• The Town Board recognized Melanie Saunders, Erie County coordinator for Environthon, for her work with the science-based program for high school students. The Elma Village Green Park will be the site of the 13th annual Environthon next Thursday.

The hands-on science-based program will be for students from five schools, Springville, Grand Island, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, Ormsby Education Center in East Aurora and East Aurora. The event will be an outdoor classroom, including catching fish in Buffalo Creek.

Regional winners will compete at the state level. The plan is to teach students how to protect and consider natural resources.

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