Park improvements in Lee

Published Apr 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF LEE — The Lee town park is always an inviting place, and often busy with the sights and sounds of adults and youngsters playing sports and their friends and families cheering them on.

We were happy to see that the town board last week is continuing the tradition or helping out and promoting these worthy activities.

The town board approved a $4,568 sponsorship for the Lee Soccer Club for the coming 2017 season. The money will be divided equally for one team in the men’s division and one in the women’s. The teams play home games at the park. This amount is the same as last year.

In other sports-related actions, Supervisor John Urtz noted that the town also helps with contributions to Little League baseball such as fencing and bleachers; and for goals, nets and related items for the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) program.

There was also another park-related item on the board’s agenda. Bids will be sought for the board’s May meeting regarding additional stone wall/fence of about 350 feet that will be near the pavilion at the town park’s southern end, according to Councilor Karl Matt.

Though money is always hard to come by, it’s great to see Lee board members supporting the physical fitness and healthy sports participation of town residents at a progressive town park.