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Recreation program bustling in Lee, official reports

Charles Pritchard
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Posted 7/14/22

The Lee Town Board met on Tuesday for a quick meeting where a few updates were given, and the Highway Department made a clarification. 

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Recreation program bustling in Lee, official reports

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LEE — The Lee Town Board met on Tuesday for a quick meeting where a few updates were given, and the Highway Department made a clarification. 

Councilor James Jones gave an update on the town’s Summer Recreation Program. At the previous meeting, the Summer Recreation Program was confirmed to have two directors and 20 counselors hired to help direct programs in Lee up until Aug. 12.

Jones said around 60 children have signed up for the program. “There’s not much to say other than that the kids are happy and the parents are happy,” he said. There were some safety concerns, and the town will have a sign-in book letting program officials know when children entered and left.

The Lee Summer Recreation Program is for children between the ages of six and 13. It started July 6 and continues until Aug. 12, and runs from 9 a.m. to noon, weather permitting.

Programs planned include baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, ping pong, drama, table games, playground activities, and more. This program is free and open to the public.

Work has been progressing on the Lee Town Park’s tennis courts, and Jones has heard a lot of excitement from residents about adding lines on the court for pickleball.

“That’s really getting popular, and I’m wondering if we should put pickleball lines on both courts instead of one,” Jones said. “It probably won’t cost anything more to put additional stripes. But some of the tennis people did say that it ‘gets confusing with all the lines.’”

Councilor Alan Trombley said some work has been done at the Lee Cemetery recently.

“We’ve reset some of the stones, cleaned up around the cemetery, and we’re looking at having a tree taken out,” he said. “We’ll have some more work done in the coming weeks.”

Highway Superintendent William Baker said there was supposed to be stone and oil put down this week, but it was held off due to the weather.

“We did put up some 15 mph caution signs on Karlen Road in three different locations,” Baker said. “It’s to try and make people slow down. The white signs with 30 mph are the actual speed light, but the 15 mph with black on yellow is a cautionary, suggestive speed.”

Baker said he had gotten some questions from residents and wanted to clarify. The speed limit has not been lowered. 

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