August 7,1990 Newsstand Price: 35 cents Volume 1; Number 52 State Grant Housing Proposed for New Gananda Development Twenty three homes have been proposed for a new cul-de-sac sub- division next to Leeward Circle, running off Waterford Road. The homes would be eligible for'a $25,000 state grant and are expected to be priced between $78,000 and $96,000. To qualify for the grants, a two person family can only have a maximum income of $30,500, for a three person family - $34,300, a four person family - $38,100 and a five person family - a maximum income of $40,500. This unique state grant will pay the first $25,000 af the cost ofthe home. Besides income conditions, 'the home- owners must keep the home for ten years to fulfill the termsof the grant. A sale of the ho.me before ten years would result in a repayment to the state of a portion of the grant. \Our taEget is, at least to some extent, retired people,\ said developer Nelson Leenhouts at last Thursday's Walworth own, Board meeting.' '\The hbuses are basically the same as those ing built over on th? Pineview extens 7 on, except for $2,000 in blacktop and la!ndscaping, that we will be providing,\ said Leenhouts. He ad- mitted that the advantage to Gananda is relatively quick home sales: Everyone on the street must belong to the program. Residents of Walworth, their children, and their parents, will have first priority in applying for the homes. 'The next priority would go to all Macedon resi- dents, children or their parents, followed by Wayne County residents. Leenhouts said he saw no problems with rapid sales of the homes. The homes would maintain full assessed value and therefore pay full taxes to the town of Walworth. Ryan Homes would be the subcontfactor and builder with the Gananda Partnership being the primary developer. A similar single housing develop- ment was proposed for the Hance Road area in Macedon last month. There, several residents strongly objected to the plans. \I think they objected to the development basically because they do not want any type of development for the area,\ said Leenhouts. He stated that the ~ananda Partnership would continue seeking approval for the Hance Road project. Five Piopositions Up for Vote at Pal-Mac Board to Review Budget After almost an hour of public comment fro* a room filled with over 50 opponents and supporters - of the school budget, Pal-Mac Superintendent of School, L)r. aames Tobin, directed the school board members to take another look at the proposed and twice- defeated budget. \There is a clear mes- sage from the community, and we must react to it. I:;am recommending to the board, as a tesult, that a three member budget review committee be established to review 41 staff decisions again; to review those decisions in view of the defeat.\ Dr. Tobin said he felt the board had made a sound decision on the budget initially, and that decisiqn was a result of what the board felt the residents wanted. \We mustanow take a look at reductions to programs or staff. that minimize direct impact on the students and give relief to.the taxpayers,\ Tobin recommended. The three members who will make up the budget review team> will be: Nancy Hood, Judy Jensen and Gary LaBerge (Terry.Leone will substitute if there is an.absence.) At a meeting called for August 22, the entire board will hear recommendations from that review b.oard on the contingency budget figure. With austerity being adopted, resi- dents petitioned the board with two propositions to be decided in the next vote. One petition recommended Inter- scholastic Sports at a cost not to exceed $97,687, and one recommedded a Library package at a cost not to exceed $24,700. After receiving these petitions, board members added propositions for 1) Equipment - $49,456, 2) Trans- portation -$98,274 (to include busing of students up to 112 mile for'eleme+tary students, and 1 mile for secondary stu- dents), and 3) Field Trips - $9255. The addition of the field -trip proposition was not unanimous, passing with a vote of 5 to 3. Voters in the Palmyra--Macedon district are urged to vote on the five propositions on August 22, 1990, from 6:00 a.m. ti1 9:00 p.m. at the Macedan Elementary School. In other school board business, a committee was established to study class size. The group,- which will include school board members, an administrat.or and parents, will help to establish the minimum and maximum student enroll- ments for each course. Earl Mehlenbacher brought a pro- posal to the board for a Middle School Parent Event. Eighth grade teacher Ron Gans suggested that the teachers, the eight grade parents and 'the students get together for an early school year social event to promote better communications ' and involvement. Dr. Tobin agreed that the eighth grade end .of year camp-out with parents, students and teachers had always been a terrific success, and an early-year eyent .might be even more productive. '. Mr. Mehlenbacher also reported on the committee to update standardized testing. It had been felt that the 'norms' used for thecurrent testing were out- dated. With the aid of counselors, teachers, psychiatrists, and admini- strators 3. was decided to th keep the C.T.V.S. tests, but use newer more updated versions of them. The 'Dif- . Continued on Page 12 . . . Workers at the Alpco Recycling Plant install a new sign to remind people that they are open and accepting all recyclable materials. Recycling . Now a fact of life by Ron Holdraker Generations have created the prob- eye,\ said High Acres Sanitary Landfill lem, and most, save &few labeled 'radical manager, Lynn Davis. Land became a - hippie types' in the '50s and '60s, chose premium and landfills became a 'dirty to ignore it. It's sim.ple. Garbage is word' in our disposable society. someone else's problem. All we have to - The 1980s started much niore public do is pay the people who weekly come, awareness of the plight of our .environ- load our refuse on a large, noisy truck ment, but many see the 1990s as the and disappear into the morning light. decade of true problem-solving on the No one really asked the questions or issue of waste. A-new word is creeping really cared where the truck deposited into our everyday vocabulary. The word its questionable cargo as long as it was is \recycle\. Radical lifestyle changes as far removed as possible. for households, businesses, and everyday I& the 1970s people and politicians buying patterns are here. began to awaken to environmental con- Some say that the word 'recycle' is cerns. \Love Canal had a lot to do with a product of concerns for the environ- bringing pollution concerns to the public's Continued on Page 6 . . . Nothing S,hort of a Miracle Saves Gananda Man \We owe a lot to a lot of people\ \I shouldn't.even be here . . . It's a real miracle,\ said stroke victim David Bast from his hospital bed, Sunday. The 48-year old Bast is recovering astonish- ingly well from a stroke he suffered last Sunday, July 29 - a stroke that medical personnel declared he would not survive. Asked if the whole ordeal was a 'blur' to her now, David's wife of 29 years, \Mickeybsaid: \Oh no, it's all too clear!\ The incident began last week when the Basts went to sleep in their new home at 7th Fairway in Gananda. According to, Mrs. Bast, her husband was fine at bedtime, except for complain- ing that his body.'itched' all over. She woke up at about midnight to find Dave laying face down on his pillow, making awful noises that she described at 'gutteral' and he was convulsing. \I hollered to' him 'Dave. Dave, what's the matter', and turned the light on. I turned him over and he stopped breath- ing. I immediately arched back his head and pinched his nose and tried artificial respiration on him, but when I did, blood canie out his mouth. I quickly turned him back over. . . I don't know how . . . and started pounding on his back. He began breathing again. I called 9 1 1 and they immediately connected me with Walworth,\ she said. , Within minutes, State Troopers John Kessel and Mark Lincoln of the Williamson station arrived and kept Dave breathing until the emergency personnel from the Walworth Fire De- partment Ambulance arrived \They worked on him for over an hour before they could get him to the hospital. I was downstairs, but I heard that he stopped breathing several times. I heard someone ask if they were losing him, but an ambulance person said 'We never lose anybody.' I felt reassured.\ When David was admitted to Rochester General Hospital, Mickey was told that oxygen had-not gotten to his brain for some time and that his 'pH' was so low he was not going to come out of it. \I asked if they meant permanent brain damage. . . but they repeated that he was not going-to come out of it at all, that he was brain dead\ she explained. Mickey said that according to hospital personnel, a normal pH is 7.6 and the lowest they had ever seen of anyone who Continued on Page 8 . . . . .. .