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Legion in Albion will move to Scottish Pines golf course

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 December 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The American Legion is moving from Main Street to the Scottish Pines club house on Gaines Basin Road.

The Legion has acquired the site at 3429 Gaines Basin Rd., just north of the Orleans Correctional Facility.

The Legion sold its Main Street location to the Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, which moved its thrift store to the building at 131 South Main in October 2014. The Legion was given up to 18 months to use the bar in back.

The organization could put on an 2,800 square foot addition at the club house at the golf course. The Legion would like to have more public events at the site.

The Orleans County Panning Board reviewed the site plan for the 70-by-40-foot addition and recommended the Town of Albion approve the project, as well as a permit for public/semi-public use in a residential/agricultural district.

A Legion representative said the organization hasn’t decided if it will continue the par 3 golf course. That will depend on availability of members. The golf course could provide income for the Legion. If the course doesn’t remain open, some of the land may be sold, the Legion representative told members of the Orleans County Planning Board this evening.

If the Legion decides to put on the addition, planners said it would have to add 28 parking spaces as well. Currently there are 43 parking spots.