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Bureau Valley donates playground equipment

MANLIUS – The village of Manlius has plans to add playground equipment in Mullen Memorial Park.

On Monday, Bureau Valley School Board approved the donation of old playground equipment at the old Manlius Grade School to the village. Superintendent Dennis Thompson said the village had expressed interest in using some of the old equipment.

Village Clerk Lori Roush confirmed the village will be taking a couple benches and slides to expand the park.

She said most of the equipment at the school is older, so the village just decided to take some of the pieces that were worth reusing in the park.

The old Manlius Grade School now houses the Bureau Valley Special Schools program. Roush said the students that attend the program are older, and the equipment hardly gets used.

Thompson said the school district had recently laid pea gravel on the grounds. He said the school will keep the gravel to use elsewhere in the district.

The village will remove the playground equipment at their own expense. The village plans to have the equipment moved sometime before the end of June.

In other business, the school board:

• Approved a proclamation to recognize the week of Feb. 16-23 as FFA week. FFA Sponsor Willard Mott presented the board with a framed proclamation in support of National FFA Week.

• Approved a low fuel bid of AgView FS for district diesel fuel at $3.716 per gallon and biodiesel fuel at $3.73 per gallon.

• Accepted Karen Sierens as signatory for the high school Imprest and Activity funds.  

• Accepted the resignation of Wendy Verway as BV South cafeteria helper.

• Accepted the employment of Gwen Swanson as BV South cafeteria helper substitute and to advertise for a cafeteria helper for the 2013-14 school year.    

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