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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 »

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 »

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