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Village/Iskalo Discussing Development Option

  Short-Term Rental Violations at Issue Again By Jennie Acklin Iskalo Development, which owns the former Signore metal manufacturing plant site at 55-57 Jefferson Street, is ready to start talking about its options for use of the property. The site, designated by the DEC as a brownfield in 1986, has been undergoing environmental remediation ever since, and Iskalo has continued ... Read More »

Primary Elections THURSDAY, Sept. 10

By Jann Wiswall Elections on a Thursday? Yes. This year, because the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur falls on the second Tuesday of September, primary election day was rescheduled in Cattaraugus County for Thursday, September 10. Voters who are registered with the Democratic or Republican political parties, ONLY, may participate in this year’s primary elections. Registered Democrats throughout the county are ... Read More »

Town Alarm Law Revisions Needed

    Board Welcomes Officer Kowalski By Jann Wiswall The August 19 meeting of the Town of Ellicottville’s board started with introductions. First, Supervisor John Burrell and Police Officer in Charge Don Auge introduced the newest member of the Ellicottville Police Department, Cori Kowalski. Kowalski, who recently moved to the Village of Ellicottville, has previously served with the Buffalo, Salamanca ... Read More »

Planning Board OKs EVGV Trail Process

  Addresses Seasonal Businesses By Jann Wiswall A special use permit was approved by the Town of Ellicottville’s Planning Board for a farm stand to be located on the grounds of a new gym, Groove Fitness, on Rt. 219.  The two-year permit may be extended with planning board approval. The owner, Dionne Kress, expects to operate the farm stand on ... Read More »

Plant Bids Exceed Estimates

Amended Bond Resolution Approved By Jann Wiswall The Village of Ellicottville’s board accepted the low bid of $4,228,000 for contractor services for the new wastewater treatment plant at its July 13 meeting. The contractor, STC Construction, expects to begin work as soon as next week. Electrical contractor bids for the project, which are expected to be in the $1.5 million ... Read More »

Weather Challenges EVL Road Crews

Board Addresses Noise Pollution By Jann Wiswall Weather was the hot topic of discussion at the Town of Ellicottville’s board meeting on Wednesday, July 15, following the previous day’s torrential rains that dumped five or more inches of water on the area. Town Supervisor John Burrell reported that the fire department had 11 call-outs on Tuesday evening about roads that ... Read More »

Village Water Rate Increase Debate Continues

Board Reviewing Comprehensive Plan By Jann Wiswall The Village Board is still debating how it will structure a water rate increase for village residents and businesses. While the board agrees that more funds must be raised to help pay for short- and long-term infrastructure repairs to the 100-year-old system, the board has not yet settled on methods of calculating a ... Read More »

Local Elections 2015: Candidate Deadlines Approaching

By Jann Wiswall If you’ve been on the fence about running for local office, now is the time to make your decision. According to New York State election law, “persons wishing to run for elective office must be nominated either by a political party [by petition] or through the filing of an independent nominating petition. …The current political parties are ... Read More »

Town Board Supports Residents’ ‘Elk’ Concerns

  Bigos Philipps Lauded for Lifesaving Efforts By Jann Wiswall The Town of Ellicottville’s board agreed to recommend to village authorities that the townhouse development planned for the east side of Fillmore Drive not be named Elk Creek Homes. The issue was brought to the board’s attention by residents of the Elk Creek Road housing development in the town of ... Read More »

Dale Baldwin Appointed Mansfield Justice

  Term Lasts Apr. 1 – Dec. 31 By Jann Wiswall The Town of Mansfield’s board appointed Dale Baldwin to the temporary position of town justice at its meeting on Monday, March 16.  Baldwin will serve in the role, upon completion of an upcoming training, from April 1 through Dec. 31, 2015. The justice position has been open since former ... Read More »

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