School ballfield purchase up for vote
A public vote on whether or not the Bolton Central Schools should purchase 17 acres of land off North Bolton Rd. for athletic fields will take place Tuesday, March 11. If approved, the site, to be known as the Harris Athletic Field, will be used in conjunction with current facilities to serve the needs of K-12 students. This site will contain one regulation Varsity soccer field, one regulation Varsity softball field and one regulation Varsity baseball field. The proposition up for vote is to spend $587,649 to acquire the property. The land is to be purchased from Erwin "Jughead" Harris, a school custodian for many years. His family still resides on the property, but if the purchase is approved, they will vacate the premises and their house will be converted into a concession stand. The purchase price is $359,999. An additional $227,650 is included in the proposition to secure the property and cover all acquisition costs and regulatory fees. . In addition, the district has already set aside and has voter approved reserve balance funds in the amount of $538,947 which will be used to develop the site. The maximum effect on the tax rate is .08 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, according to figures provided by the school district. This means a home assessed at $200,000 would have a maximum increase of $16 on their tax bill. Town homeowners receiving STAR discounts will see a smaller affect on their tax bill. Those seeking more information, are urged to attend a special meeting on Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the school gym to hear a full review of the project and the referendum. This column will also provide more information on the fields and the vote next week. Harry Detrick hits 100-year landmark
Bolton resident Harry Detrick celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday. Harry remains active and likes to play billiards and pinochle. All your friends at the Senior Center wish you a Happy Birthday, Harry. Seniors Meet Through Winter
The Bolton Seniors Club will continue to hold monthly activity meetings at the Senior Center on Cross Street through the winter even though many members have gone south. Meetings are at 11: a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The club is running a limited schedule but a business meeting is held on the first Wednesday of every month, at which time activities are planned for that month according to how many members attend. All seniors are welcome to stop in if for nothing more than to say "Hi". Girl Scout Sunday
Bolton Girl Scouts will celebrate Girl Scout Sunday on March 2 at St. Sacrament Roman Catholic Church on Goodman Avenue. Scouts will be attending Mass, et for 10:45 a.m., then enjoy a swimming event at the Sagamore Resort following the Mass. Girl Scout Cookies will be delivered starting March 3. Anyone who still needs to order cookies, call Cheryl Snyder at 644-2122.