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TOWN BOARD TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON CHANGING RECREATIONAL FEES

The Eden Town Board has set May 15 for two public hearings, one at 8 p.m. to authorize the existing Feasley dairy farm to work residentially zoned land adjacent to Eden hamlet and another at 8:30 p.m. to consider changing the recreational fees that building developers will be required to pay.

In related recreational actions, the Town Board engaged the Wendel Associates engineering firm to prepare a grading plan for the long-stalled Gorcica Memorial Field in East Eden beside St. Mary's Church. The late discovery of underground gas lines delayed the field's development.

Supervisor Glenn R. Nellis said that the current expectation is to seed part of the field in late summer so it can be ready for the 1999 soccer season. James Brass, chairman of Eden's Recreational Advisory Board, is guiding the project that includes baseball and playground facilities.

The field is named for the late Jeremy Gorcica, a 1996 victim of muscular dystrophy.

The Town Board also hired 29 young people to conduct Eden's summer recreation program from late June through August.

The board asked Wendel Associates to study the possibility of building a second-floor addition over the town clerk's office. The need for additional record storage space and a leaking roof prompted the action.

It also issued a request for proposals to install a 12-inch water line along Main Street from Hemlock Road to Violet Street to replace a six-inch line.

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