The Bryce Buchholz Memorial Fund will make a big push this Christmas season to raise the final $32,000 needed to build a bike and skate park in memory of the 14-year-old Lancaster boy who was killed by a drunken driver last year while riding home on his bike with a friend.
The fund is holding a Christmas Party at the Lancaster Country Club from 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 14 in Bryce’s honor. To date, $227,000 has been raised in the community, not including another $16,600 in capital grant funding expected soon from the state Dormitory Authority.
The first phase of the park will cost $275,000. It is to be built in Keysa Park in the northeastern section of the village.
Tickets to the Christmas party cost $65 each and can be purchased in advance by contacting Denise Neth at 668-8655 or his father, Bill Buchholz at 830-8465.
Also, the Town Board last week hired Ryan Gerevics of Amherst at $14.47 per hour to be a part-time permanent court officer in the town justice department. His weekly hours are capped at 19.75 hours. When he is called on to serve as court officer, he is to receive a minimum of three hours pay or pay for the actual number of hours worked, whichever is greater.
The board also re-hired Guy Schiavi of Lancaster at $15 per hour as a part-time permanent tutor at the town’s Youth Bureau, with a weekly cap of not more than 19.75 hours.
Lancaster resident John Jason was officially added to the membership roster of the Twin District Volunteer Fire Co.
Also this week:
• The Lancaster School Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday in its first meeting since scaling back the amount of times it lets the public speak in a meeting, and also putting a cap on speakers after 5 minutes. For this meeting, the board is at the William Street School, 5201 William St.
• The Lancaster Village Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday in a work session, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway.
• The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency meets at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in the board room of Town Hall, 21 Central Ave.
• The Lancaster Village Historic Preservation Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and may address the ongoing controversy over the Broadway Deli’s temporary trailer sign that the Village Court is allowing to stay in place through January. The deli owner has suggested a different sign in its place and the commission is in the midst of reviewing the proposal. The commission meets in the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway.
• The Lancaster Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall, 21 Central Ave.