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Demolition planned for Aqueduct House

"We are working with the crew club to look at a future use of that property as a boathouse," said Landry. "It would have to be a boathouse with some town access to that property."

As soon as the funds are raised, which Landry estimated to reach $400,000 to $500,000, plans for construction would move forward. Currently the school group rents space from the adult's boathouse, but now it is looking to have its own building with more space available for storage and a small office area.

The building has been used by a few different entities, but for over six years it has been vacant since ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse left. The group rented the building from the town, said Landry.

"It was really only used for a short period of time as office space and there really wasn't a lot of money sunk into it," said Landry. "When I took office in 2008 it was ready to be demolished, and it is in really poor condition."

Town officials and members of the crew club met to mutually discuss that area of town the group said they wanted to construct the new boathouse.

"Right now you have a house that would cost a lot of money to bring it to even a functioning building, and we believe that this use of the property could be better utilized as a boathouse for the crew," said Landry. "This is a spot that needs to be utilized for the water activities."

In other news, the board also approved a resolution scheduling a public hearing for the Tuesday, April 26, meeting on Ellis Hospital's planned expansion of Bellevue Woman's Center, located on 2210 Troy Road, to construct two additions to the facility. The Town Board has determined the project will not have a significant effect on the environment, and the town planner was directed to file a negative declaration for the project.

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