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Evans

Launching a boat at Sturgeon Point Marina or using the John K. Thompson Pool in Derby will cost Evans residents more this year.

The Town Board on Wednesday raised prices on a number of recreational facilities and programs for the coming year.

Town officials said they adjusted prices to meet rising costs.

That includes increasing the price of admission into the town pool, which went up $3.50 to $5.

Individual season pool passes went up $5 for senior citizens and $10 for everyone else. Meanwhile, a season pool pass for a family of four rose $15 to $75. Families with five or six members will pay $100 for a season pool pass, while families with seven or more will pay $125.

Also, senior aerobics classes at the pool, which had been free, now are $25. The town will charge non-residents a higher price to use the pool, as well.

In addition, the cost to reserve park picnic shelters went up anywhere from $10 to $45.

At the marina, the price for boat slips went up anywhere from $15 to $115, depending on the size of the slip. The cost to rent a boat slip for the season ranges from $625 for an 18-foot slip to $1,825 for a 40-foot slip.

The daily launch fee at the marina went up $1 to $8, while a launch pass for the season rose $25 to $150.

In other matters, the town recently kicked off its “Commercial Investment Corner,” an initiative to help market available commercial properties to potential investors. The town has put together on its website an initial list of 14 commercial properties that are for sale, vacant or underutilized.

The Commercial Investment Corner can be found at www.townofevans.org/community. If you are interested in having your property listed contact Lori Szewczyk at 549-3915. To be eligible, the property must be for sale and in good condition. The owner or realtor must provide specific details about the property, including the contact person for potential investors.

Also this week:

The Town Board will hold a work session at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday at Evans Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road.