Fair board OKs pipeline easement

Sunoco Pipeline representative Eric Vilhauer addressed Seneca County Agricultural Society members Tuesday night seeking an easement through fair property for a 12-inch pipeline and area for vehicles to access the project. Fair board members agreed to a payment of $1,650 for the easement and construction should commence in October.

Safety for fairgoers during the tractor pulls and other grandstand events was discussed. Members decided a 10-foot safety zone would be added between viewers and participants.

In other business, board members:

Approved the financial report that found $36,637.61 in all accounts as of Wednesday.

Read a letter of interest and approved Jolene Humbert as a board member filling Ray Bailey’s seat until fair week elections.

Read a thank-you from Nancy Bailey.

Listened to Mike Obar report flowers have been dug up near the Grange building.

Donated $25 to the Melmore Lodge for the use of their equipment and facility for making sausage.

Approved a pony pull 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday of fair week for a one-year contract.

Formed a committee consisting of Dave Hoover, Zelda Oakleaf and Brian Staib to locate and purchase a vacuum sweeper not to exceed $2,500.

Moved to repair toilets, and add light fixtures estimated to cost $659.

Heard Farm Bureau members and the junior fair foundation are meeting at 7 p.m. March 28 to discuss the purchase and placement of an electronic sign.

Had board member Phil Ardner volunteer to be the farm produce superintendent during fair week.

Hired Mark Robinson to provide the sound system for entertainers for fair week.

Are deciding the colors and styles of fair baskets before ordering.

Heard last weekend’s gun show was successful.

Continued to examine policies and procedures.

Heard fair book changes are due April 5.

Heard Rosier’s will no longer deliver ice for fair.

Learned more help is needed to cover the gates during the fair.

Discussed the price for kids’ meals for the pancake/sausage dinner.

Approved changes to the beef sale and barn committee policies.

Learned the junior fair foundation voted down having gun sales at the flea markets.

The agricultural society is to meet at 7:30 p.m. April 9.