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Plans for 23 Washington Street Modified and Get Planning Board Approval

By Caitlin Croft The project that has caused much controversy at 23 Washington Street, PB-2017-02 has modified its plans and addressed all concerns brought up by the public in the March 2017 Public Hearing. Previously proposed was a 480-sq. ft. three-story addition to the rear of the building that was to include an elevator and stairwell. The rear existing portion ... Read More »

Proposed Code of Ethics Stirs up Village Board


By Caitlin Croft This month’s regularly scheduled Village Board meeting opened with a Public Hearing on the new proposed Code of Ethics (CoE). This proposed CoE is almost identical to the one adopted by the Town of Ellicottville back in 2012. New York State mandated that all municipalities adopt a CoE, yet the Village has failed to comply. Before the ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Economic Development Resources Event

The various Economic Development Resources in Cattaraugus County are hosting an Open House and Informational Session for current business owners as well as those that may be interested in starting a business in Cattaraugus County! You will be able to hear about the various services and programs offered by the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Procurement Technical Assistance Center ... Read More »

Residents Support WMA


By Jann Wiswall A dozen or more town and village residents attended the Town of Ellicottville board meeting on Wednesday, May 17 to express support for the NY Department of Conservation’s interest in purchasing a large land parcel in Ellicottville and Mansfield for designation as a Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The 996-acre property, about a third of which lies in ... Read More »

East Otto April Board Meeting Minutes

The April meeting of the East Otto Town Board was called to order at 6:00 PM by Deputy Supervisor Dave Forster on Tuesday April 11, 2017. Christopher Cantola from Mobilitie spoke regarding placing a 120’ steel pole in the right away on Plato Road. There were many questions and discussions from the town board and the public regarding the pole. ... Read More »

Law Office to Move to Historic District


By Caitlin Croft The Law Office of John C. Nelson has submitted plans to renovate and restore a commercial space located at 8-10 Washington Street (PB-2017-05), the former Ellicottville Inn. The applicant has applied for a Special Use Permit to change the allowable use to a Professional Office. There will be an Architectural Design Review as there will be exterior ... Read More »

Village Selects NYMIR for Insurance Coverage


By Jann Wiswall Special Mtg. Set for Year-End Budget Adjustments, Code of Ethics Review Evans Agency Account Executive Randy Glenn presented the Village of Ellicottville’s board with a proposal for municipal insurance coverage for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which begins June 1. Three companies provided quotes for the Village policy. One was eliminated immediately for expense reasons.Glenn recommended that the ... Read More »

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


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 »

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