• SILVER LAKE WATER PRESSURE PROJECT is 75% complete. Restoration of disturbed properties is underway. The next step is the construction of the Pump House. This will begin once the booster pump is delivered.
  • SILVER LAKE OUTLET SAMPLING, a process only good for 5 years, has been completed again. The Village and Town of Perry and the Town of Castile funded the current sampling to the tune of $34,765. The next 2 steps: analysis and report writing.
  • PERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Library Ballot at Perry Library June 6, 2017, from 12 Noon to 9:00 p.m. Election of 2 members to the Library Trustees to fill 3 year terms beginning July 1, 2017. For more info., click HERE.
  • SILVER LAKE EXPERIENCE 2017 -- Two of our presenters have recently been recognized: Jim Montanus just won “Best Rochester Photographer” and Roula Alkhouri was chosen as Genesee County Woman of Distinction for Social Justice.
  • THE SLI ANNUAL TAXES are due June 30, 2017 without penalty.
  • FOR GROUP MEETINGS INFO., click HERE or click on the "Schedule of Hours & Meetings" tab above.


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