The Springwater Town Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Springwater Town Hall. This is to decide if a landowner can sell 90 acres of the 117 acre parcel he owns on Marrowback Road. The land abuts the watershed property owned by the State of New York and because the acreage is being divided into two parcels, a separate tax identification number is required and must be approved by the Town Board before the sale is finalized. Unfortunately, the Town Board at last Monday’s meeting insisted that the proposal be submitted to the Town Planning Board as “they did not feel comfortable” issuing an approval until they had time to review the information submitted by the attorney. All interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting. Bids submitted to the Town for mowing of town lawns during the summer of 2011 will also be opened that evening as part of the order of business.

Katherine writes:


The Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam by donation at the Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church is this week on Thursday evening, March 24. The dinner is from 4:30–7 p.m. and the musicians set up early and play late, so come and enjoy jamming if you are a musician, and listening if you like being in the audience. Andy Wester will again be managing the cooking of the main dishes in the kitchen, along with Sylvia Pifer. You may find Pat Martindale, Cora Young, Betty Van Scooter, Gladys Weed, Anna Kline, Joice Kelley Biek, Phil and Jeannine Moyer, Lee Babbitt, Melody Bogdon, and others lending a helping hand in the kitchen and dining room, while Ralph Hamilton is the musician to contact regarding the music. Pastor Jeri Kober may be sighted as well, visiting with many of the participants. Do come and enjoy the evening.


For a more meaningful Lenten Season, plan to attend the United Methodist Soup and Sandwich Suppers at 6 p.m. and the Bible Study 7–8 p.m. on Tuesdays, the past two weeks at Hemlock and Canadice, while next week on March 29 it will be at Allen’s Hill, April 5 at Springwater, April 12 at Webster’s Crossing, and April 19 at Canadice UMC. You do not need to attend all the classes, and the only special book is the Bible.


You also might like to attend the regular 9 a.m. Sunday morning services at Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church these next few weeks, as Pastor Jeri Kober’s Lenten sermon series “Encounters with Christ” are inspiring. Also Easter morning: Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. outside, weather permitting, followed with Easter Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the traditional Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.


The Springwater Fire Department Annual Steak Roast and Comedy Night at the Springwater Fire Hall is the place to be on Saturday, April 2, for an evening of good food and fun. You must have a ticket in advance to attend, so please contact Lori Naczynski at 585-733-7681 for tickets. Note that the Dinner is 6:30–8:00 p.m. with the Comedy Show starting at 9 p.m.


Judy writes:


Lori Naczynski notified me that her daughter Alexis Carnrite took second place in the New York State Firemen’s Association essay contest. As you may remember, Alexis took first place in the county earlier this year and had advanced to the state level to compete. The family was notified that she will receive a plaque tentatively scheduled for presentation at the April meeting. Alexis’ essay has also been submitted to the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) as part of their essay competition. Congratulations to Alexis — this has been a banner year for her and her family!


The Springwater Town Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Springwater Town Hall. This is to decide if a landowner can sell 90 acres of the 117 acre parcel he owns on Marrowback Road. The land abuts the watershed property owned by the State of New York and because the acreage is being divided into two parcels, a separate tax identification number is required and must be approved by the Town Board before the sale is finalized. Unfortunately, the Town Board at last Monday’s meeting insisted that the proposal be submitted to the Town Planning Board as “they did not feel comfortable” issuing an approval until they had time to review the information submitted by the attorney. All interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting. Bids submitted to the Town for mowing of town lawns during the summer of 2011 will also be opened that evening as part of the order of business.


March 31 is Supervisor Norbert Buckley’s birthday.


The Springwater Town Board adopted a resolution at last Monday’s meeting proclaiming April as Fair Housing Month. If you feel you have been discriminated against within the constitutional limitations of Title VIII of the 1968 Civil Rights Act, a formal complaint can be made to Lynn Holmes, Code Enforcement Officer in the Larry Canute Memorial Park DPW building.


The Genesee Valley Rural Preservation Council, Inc., (GVRPC) has received a grant from the NYS Housing Trust Fund Corp., of $75.000 to assist our senior homeowners with emergency repairs (up to $7500.) on their homes. Contact person is Carol Taylor at 658-4860.


The Livingston County Historian, Amie Alden, is attempting to get all schools, churches, and veterans groups to do something to honor the men from Livingston County who answered the “call to arms” on April 12, 1861, when the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter. Posters are available for distribution and I have them on file if you would like them.


The thought is to have church bells ring for 2 minutes on Tuesday, April 12, at 10 a.m., and possibly hold a recitation or some type of commemoration that can be recorded for posterity of this sesquicentennial event. One hundred forty seven men (some very young and many middle-aged) left the farms from Springwater to preserve the Union. Many from this area did not return and not everyone fought for the Union side, but they answered a call and the families they left behind supported their efforts by picking up the slack, growing the crops, rolling bandages, and tending the farms while their loved ones served.


The Springwater American Legion reminds everyone of their Spring Sportsmen’s Raffle this Saturday, March 26, from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are still available and the first 20 ticket holders in the door will receive an extra ticket for the all day raffles. A beef on wick luncheon buffet will be served.


Have a great week.


Happy Birthday




March 25 Barbara Malone, Diane Akers, Justin Shutt, Harriet Banaszak, Terry Lee Kuznicki, Ward Reamer, Aidan Decker

March 26 John Jacob Mastin, Mary Canute, Ilene Washburn-Richards

March 27 Weaver Holley

March 29 Samantha Allan

March 30 Justine Gricius, Matthew Galuski

March 31 Sarah Clement, Mike Croston