Plaques topic for Lee Board

TOWN OF LEE — Plaques to reflect a car show’s appreciation and to memorialize Delta Dam’s 100th anniversary were Town Board topics Tuesday night, along with a visit from an Assembly candidate for a redrawn district including Lee.
¿ A plaque was presented to the board from Jim Brady, president of the Tappet Twirlers automobile club, in appreciation for the Town Park hosting the club’s "Rockin in the Park" car show Aug. 5. The event, which benefits local charities, has been held at the park for about five years after previously using other area sites.

Brady said there were "over 100 cars" involved.

¿ Lee Supervisor John Urtz’s participation in an Aug. 26 ceremony for the Delta Dam anniversary, and the town’s donation that helped make a commemorative plaque possible, were noted by Ed Davis of the anniversary committee.

Urtz will take part in the plaque’s unveiling along with other officials including the City of Rome, Town of Western and state Canal Corp. among them, said Davis. Lee contributed $200 toward the plaque, Urtz said afterward.

¿ Joseph Chilelli of Herkimer, a Democratic candidate in the 118th Assembly district, introduced himself to the board and passed out a leaflet outlining his campaign positions. He said he is "going around to many town boards," seeking to "hear concerns" in what is an "educational process for me."