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Arts and Culture Topic for Fifth Public Forum on County Comprehensive Plan

OLEAN – The fifth public forum on the County’s Comprehensive Plan will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the CUTCO Theatre at Jamestown Community College, 260 North Union St., Olean, N.Y. The topic of this forum will be Arts and Culture.

Cattaraugus County has an energetic arts and culture scene ranging from paintings, sculptures, pottery, Native American beadwork, basketry, jewelry, stained glass, woodcarvings and more. There are many groups that promote the arts such as the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Olean Community Theatre, Olean Theatre Workshop, Portville’s Keynote Chorus, Chamber Music Society of Olean, Southern Tier Symphony and many more arts-related festivals and activities.

The county is seeking the public’s input for the planning process that will develop a new comprehensive plan and vision for the future. The purpose of this plan is to provide a blueprint for the future growth and development of the county in the areas of economic development, agriculture, the environment and natural resources, transportation and infrastructure, arts and culture and land use.

Through this process, the county seeks to establish clear goals and achievable objectives that will lead the county to become the best living environment for our citizens.

Cattaraugus County encourages all citizens interested in continuing the promotion of arts and culture for the future to please consider participating in this public forum. Your input is vital to developing this new comprehensive plan update.

The last public forum has been set with the following topic:

Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m., location TBD – Land Use

Light refreshments will be served.

For any questions on the County’s Comprehensive Planning process, please feel free to contact James H. Isaacson, senior planner at (716) 938-2320 or e-mail jhisaacson@cattco.org.

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