Warrensburg's Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand is decaying, and town officials want to see it renovated. The town board voted June 13 to authorize application for a $270,00 state historical preservation grant to restore it. The regional landmark was constructed in the 1920s to honor Bennett, an aviator born in Warrensburg who piloted Richard E. Byrd on his attempt to reach the North Pole in 1926.
continued Also, Geraghty said that resurfacing of the town basketball courts off Sanford St. might be accomplished in several weeks. Stewart’s Shops has paid $1,000 toward the project, and the Adirondack Rural health Network has pledged $500 for the project in addition to the $2,500 they’ve already granted, officials said.
In other business, the town board:
•Accepted a letter of resignation from Louis Ackley, who is retiring after many years of service on the town Board of Assessment Review;
•Authorized an application for a $270,000 state historical preservation grant to restore the Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand;
• Were informed of a donation of $200 from the Warrensburg Masonic organization towards the upkeep of the Frederick H. Flynn Park;
• Heard that the first town concert at the bandstand for 2012 would be held at 7 p.m. July 11 with Hoddy Ovitt and the Warren County Ramblers performing their country music;
• Were informed that the Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree would be held July 27 and 28 — and since it was the festival’s 50th anniversary, a number of the traditional games at the community carnival would be offered again this year.
The next meeting of the Warrensburg Town Board is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 11.