The Town of Aurora now owns the 60-acre Mill Road scenic overlook, offering a spectacular view of a broad valley of undeveloped farmland.
The Friends of Mill Road, in conjunction with the Western New York Land Conservancy and the town, have coordinated the effort to preserve the land in perpetuity. The Land Conservancy now holds the conservation easement on the property.
When the weather warms, a scenic overlook will be constructed, along with a safe pull-off for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the views.
“This project exemplifies the community spirit of Western New York,” said Kathy Lasher, Friends of Mill Road co-chairwoman. “... In the end, nearly all of the money for this project came from right here, from the people in our region.”
The effort was the culmination of a multi-year effort to raise more than $650,000 to protect the scenic property.
Also this week:
• The Aurora Town Board is canceling its Monday meeting this week. The remainder of the January meetings (1/21 work session and 1/27 regular meeting) are still scheduled.
• Aurora Waldorf School will hold its annual Winter Faire from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Faire is open to the public with a low $5 per person admission. Free parking is available. Children 16 and under will receive $5 in activity tickets with their admission. The school is located at 525 West Falls Road in the Village of West Falls.