ISLAND DISPATCH Weather THE OLD Farmer's Almanac says: Jan. 6-7: cold snap, flurries. Jan. 8-10: partly cloudy, quite mild. Jan. 11-13: rain and snow, mild. With The GRAND ISLAND NEWS 35« GRAND ISLAND, NY 14072 • 773-7676 20 PAGES VOL. 45 NO. 43 • Jan. 6,1989 Isle's First Baby Is County's First Baby At 12:26 A.M. New Year's Day, Maria Denise Bobak made history at Buffalo General Hospital. She was Erie County's first born of 1989 arriving some 12 days ahead of schedule to proud parents Denis* and Jerome Bobak of Orchard Road. A healthy 8 pounds, 1 1/4 ounces, Maria Denise made her parents leave a New Year's Eve party early, stranding two year old brother Stephen at the home of his grandmother, Mary Kay Zaccarella. Isle residents for three years, Jerome also is employed on the Island as a draftsman with Cannon Design. Photo by Barbi I.arf Marina Gets Green Light GRAND ISLAND by June 1 st will be able to lure boaters v/ith a 306 slip marina on East River Road adjacent to Holiday Inn and the River Oaks Golf Course. The Grand Island Town Board Monday approved the final site plan and exception to subdivision regulations for River Oaks Marine, Inc., developers of what has been hailed as "a new concept in marine design." Marina President Timothy J. House said boaters at River Oaks will be the "ultimate winners." By purchasing shares in the Cooperative Corporation, a boater puts a cap on rising slip costs while always having the option to recapture his or her investment. House explained that boaters will be able to buy stock in the River Oaks Marine Association in the form of a 99 year lease which will provide the use of a slip and other amenities available on the 16.9 acre site. The Island stands to collect $50,000 for recreational purposes in lieu of park land or open space, town officials were assured. Payment will be made on or about June 1, 1989 out of proceeds from the sale of shares in the cooperative corporation.The multi million dollar marina will be what is popularly known as a dockominium plan, operating much like condominium projects, House said. MEK Weekend At A Glance FRIDAY SATURDAY PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR FIRE CO. INSTALLATION. Fire REGISTRATION, begins at GI Memorial Headquarters Library.