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Town Board Questions DEC Wildlife Management Area Plan

By Jann Wiswall Two representatives of the NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) addressed the town of Ellicottville board on Wednesday, April 19 regarding the agency’s interest in purchasing the Dattner Family Property (the former Poverty Hill Ski Area) and establishing a Wildlife Management Area (WMA) there. The 996-acre property, about a third of which lies in Ellicottville and the ... Read More »

Mansfield Board Approves Mowing Bid

By Jann Wiswall Jacobson Appointed to Planning Board The Town of Mansfield’s board opened bids for municipal lawn mowing services at its Monday, April 17 meeting. Four proposals were received to mow three cemeteries and the grounds of the town hall, historical building and highway barn.The low bid was from Westside Handyman & Lawn Service of Mansfield – the company ... Read More »

Spencer Murray Joins Village Board

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The Village of Ellicottville’s Mayor John Burrell welcomed its newest board member, Spencer Murray, to his first official board meeting. Murray was elected by Village voters to his first term on the board on March 21. Murray replaced board member Sherman Wilkins, who did not run for another term. Burrell closed the April 10 meeting by recognizing Wilkens’ many years ... Read More »

Conflict of Interest Concerns Shake Up Village Board

By Jann Wiswall Deputy Mayor Resigns in Protest Village of Ellicottville board member Greg Cappelli resigned his deputy mayor post during the annual organizational meeting of the Village Board on Monday “in protest of the Mayor’s reappointment of [his wife] to the Village Planning Board.” Cappelli, who did not resign his board position, said he believes the “appointment is a ... Read More »

Town and Village Work Together

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By Jennie Acklin Grants Writer, Public Works, HVAC System All Shared Projects During the Wednesday, March 15 Town of Ellicottville board meeting, privilege of the floor was extended via conference call to Diana Cihak, president of Upper Edge Consulting of Buffalo, NY. Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell and Village board members Greg Cappelli and Sherman Wilkens also were in ... Read More »

Village Board to Hold Special Meeting

By Caitlin Croft In the regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Board (VB) on March 13, the Public Hearing was held regarding the 2017-2018 Village Budget. Spencer Murray and John Rounds, two members of the community, raised questions regarding the proposed budget. All questions were about discrepancies between this new proposed budget and the 2016-2017 budget. Many of the questions ... Read More »

Deadline and Candidates for Village Elections Announced

Cattaraugus County Board of Elections Commissioners Michael Brisky and Kevin Burleson announced that the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the upcoming village elections is Friday, March 10, 2017. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 is Village Election Day in Cattaraugus County, with voting from noon until 9 p.m. in all Villages. This year, elections will be held ... Read More »

Town/Village Boards to Hire Engineer for DPW Plan

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By Jann Wiswall The Town of Ellicottville’s board continues to work with the Village board to create a new department of public works. The department will be headed by a director who will oversee a joint water/sewer district, as well as the town’s highway department and the village’s existing public works department. During its board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, ... Read More »

Application Complete for Proposed Project at 23 Washington

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By Caitlin Croft At the February meeting of the Village Planning Board (VPB), the application for a new project was completed. This project is applying for a Special Use Permit as the allowable uses for the commercial building will change. The new owner of 23 Washington Street aims to have the building serve as restaurant, retail and residential space. For ... Read More »

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