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Silver Creek seniors to receive $200,000 grant

SHERIDAN – The Silver Creek Senior Citizen Center on Route 5 has been awarded a $200,000 federal grant to improve its building and parking lot, Town Supervisor Louis Delmonte announced at Thursday’s meeting of the Town Board.

He said the town will advertise for an administrator of the grant funding. The money was distributed by the federal Community Development Block Grant Program, which is part of the office of Housing and Urban Development. 

Delmonte said that an application was also made for the Sheridan Senior Citizens, but it was denied because the group meets in a building that is owned by the township.  The Silver Creek Senior Center is an independently owned building, operated by senior citizen members. 

In other announcements at the town board meeting, the supervisor said that the Sheridan Bay Park opened for the season on Thursday and 12 campers were already located on sites. He said several improvements were made to the park including repairing roads and preparing the beach for summer. 

The annual Memorial Day Parade and service will be held at noon on Monday at the town cemetery. In the event of rain, services will be moved indoors to the community center building.  

The Sheridan Historical Society will hold an open house in the former town hall building on the corner of Route 20 and Center Road. Doors will be open at 9 a.m. Monday until the parade starts. 

Bids to purchase the former town hall building will be accepted by the town clerk until 3 p.m. on June 8 when they will be opened.