HI H J ,r « •• / - > I r new proposal for develop ment of 145 cluster hoines on the fi! only open land in the Kings -Grant Estates section of Man- lius village has been submitted by Robert Ball way. Access would be at the end of Glencliffe Rd. where it connects with Nor- thfield Lane. The proposal is similar to that which caused residents to bring legal action against the village in late 1979 to halt the develop ment. The action related to questions about public access to the land and about a portion of the development that was in a floodway. Mr. Ballway submitted con cept plans for his new proposal December 8 to the Manlius Vil lage Planning Board and discus sed the proposal at the De cember 9 meeting of the Manlius Village Board, seeking approval of the concept of cluster housing for review by the planning board. He told the trustees he needs to cluster his housing because of the topographical features of the land, ' i which includes d glacier sinkhole and an area designated as a floodway. For the land to be developed with the 145 single family at tached houses as propibsed; the village* hoard must, agree to permitclusterings of \homes'. It\ then would be the responsibility of the. planning board; to deter 1 : mine what is usable property* The 1979 litigation, whichhas been resolved, resulted because the portion of the access-high way to the development, al though in com£|an use fay, the public, was mo/technically de eded to the public. Residents opposed to the orig-?; inal proposal pointed out that; approval of the development;, would essentially constitute a!'. zone change. \Keeping the dam site in the total area of the project $$pde4. nsity considerations allows de-, velopers to get around the jd^ nsity problem by indirecti<cjb,'' said one of the residents in fan October 1979 article printed-in the Eagle Bulletin. The major objection focussed on the project's impact on the flood plain. Mr. Ballway said he would remove 15,000 yards of dirt from the village's detention basin up stream from his land to fill a por tion of the flood plain and would enlarge the floodway tolncrease its holding capacity: . Thick smoke billows from holes chopped as firemen work to stop the spread of trie in the roof of the William Bennett home fire that was discovered about 3 p.m. at 8064 Genesee St., east of Fayetteville, Tuesday. j> Fire Tuesday afternoon seri- ' ously damaged ahouse at 8064 Genesee St. east of Fayetteville, near the entrances to Green Lakes State Park and the Kin- sella quarry. Firefighters from Fayet teville, Manlius, Minoa, Kirkville and Chittenango re sponded to the call to discover thick smoke billowing from the home of the William Bennett family. A wreath of holiday lights over the garage door continued to glow through the s&Toke. Fayetteville Fire ChiefKerry Rose, who headed the assault on the smoke and flames, said at the scene that he had no idea what caused the fire. It was ex pected that county fire inves tigators would begin their work as soon as the fire was extin guished. Mr. Bennett, who previously worked for the Kinsella firm, has been head of the Chit tenango DPW since August and was|Tecently rmmedr highway superintendent for.the Town of Manlius7Heis tffbejjjin that job December 22. Neither Mr. Bennett, his wife, Gale, nor their three children werc hoihe^ at/flle.tame^acpord- ing top4uanita Vincent, Mrs. Bennett's mother. She said the two youftger children, age$ two and four,\ had been taken to a babysitter's and that the oldest daughter had just come home from college earlier in the after- The deadlines for the December 24 and 31 issues of the Eagle Bulletin have been changed because of the upcom ing holidays. For the newspaper dated December 24, all classified ads must be at the newspaper office by 4 p.m. Thursday, De cember 18. All display advertisements and news stories andphotographs are due by 4 p.m. Friday, December 19. The^papeiP ^JUt^^tetributed a day earlier than Usual. For<we'ne^^p^^^tMX^emtlBr 31, all classified ads Th&pa^er ^^be^s^bped a day earlier than usual. The newspaper office will he closed JOhristmas Day and New Year's Day. noon. To Glow is Gift's Not In The Mmmks One Christmas presfentfMayor Arkie Albanese won't be receiving this year is a brand new, executive-size L&JG Stickley Co. desk. Santa's helper, Vincent Palermo, suggested December 9 that the Manlius Village Board approve the purchase of a $3,900 desk and chair, which he could get for $3,500, plus matching ^paneling for the mayors office, for a total Christmas package of $3,850. In return, Mr. Palermo, the village's project administrator who is expected to be- named village administrator the first ot the year, would take the mayor's old desk for his use. With, the change in village administration and the addition of one person to the office staff, there is a.shortage of desks. Mr. Palerhiotthought this would be a nice^aVio upgrade the mayor's offi(»'.furniture and support'the' Stickley furniture cbihpany, which^oved into Manlius' last ^ear,|while at the faine time solving the furniture,shortage. The village board agreed 'with the need to acquircanother desk for the village office/* but disagreed about the quality. ,. \I support Stickley — they've done a lot for this village,\ said Trustee Winthrop Collins. \But that's an awful lot (for a desk).\ The trustees agreed that the $3,000 premium on a Sjtickley desk versus one purchased through ah office supply is a bit steep, and suggested MT^ Palermo look abou£Jpr. a -deaj? and cliaiFJn the ^$1,000 raifge. Was the mayor disappointed that he won't find a shiny new desk under his tree Christmas morning? Not in the least, he said; witn his eye on. the village budget. The Memory Tree tradition in Fayetteville grows every day with .more forget-me-not blue lights; Each represents a $2 gift in honor of a departed loved one. This is the eighth year that the Fayefte^alle Senior Center has sponsored the' Memory Tree, which glows through the holiday season because of the generosity of the people in the community as well, as former residents who remember their friends. The tree stands beside the Fayet teville Village Hall at the top of the hill. The star that tops the tree this year shines in memory of the Rev.. Roland Nichols, who was rector of 5 Fayetteville's Trinity Episcopal Church at the time of his death earlier this year, and for the parents of Vincent and Lucy Grande Motto. In addition to the $2 Memory Tree lights, there are also \Angel'*; gifts from individuals andbusinesses. > Proceeds from the^ Memory Tree-help, maintain; the.prog rams at the Fayetteville Senior Center. Ike Osbopne is this year's Memory tree chairman. . Gifts, witS the name of per sons. t^be.,remembered ahdtthe name of'the donor, should be sent to the Ifa^ejfeyiile jpenior Center, 5^-$^pehes0e Sfl All nani^jt^ge^. along printed in The Eagle Bulletin, newspaperl- i •••>>?£.''