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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 »

EVL Board Prepping for Musical Chairs

By Jann Wiswall The town and village of Ellicottville are seeking grant funding to help the municipalities form a joint water and sewer district. A state grant would fund the research, asset inventory, data collection, administrative structure and legal costs required to create the joint districts. As has been previously reported, the formation of a joint sewer and water district ... Read More »

Proposed Apartments Presented to EVL Planning Board

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By Jennie Acklin Phil Vogt and Neil Rinard of C.J. Wallace Engineering of Bradford, PA made a presentation of the “Valley Flats” apartment complex to the Ellicottville Town Planning Board during a work session / pre-application process. Vogt’s project proposes two multi-family apartment structures, with each building consisting of six units, approximately 1,200 sq. ft. for each apartment, plus garages, ... Read More »

State Grant, Sidewalk Conditions Top Village Agenda

State Grant, Sidewalk Conditions Top Village Agenda By Jann Wiswall NY State has sent the Village of Ellicottville a higher-than-budgeted contribution to highway maintenance through its Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Pave NY program. Village Mayor John Burrell reported the good news at the Village board meeting on Monday, Jan. 9. A total of $26,332.54 from both state ... Read More »

Planning Board Approves Signage for New M&T Bank

By Caitlin Croft At the first Village Planning Board meeting of the year, there was only one item on the agenda: the final approval of the signage to be placed on and around the M&T Bank new location. There are a total of nine signs that will be put up. The PB approved three signs for the façade of building. ... Read More »

Village of Ellicottville Emergency Meeting

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By Jennie Acklin The Village of Ellicottville called for an Emergency/Special meeting of the Village board members on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. The purpose of the emergency meeting was to authorize the purchase of a new sidewalk snow plow. The purpose of the special meeting was to approve hiring of a new laborer in the DPW. Mayor John ... Read More »

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