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Fireworks Demonstration April 5 at Dusk The Ellicottville Fire Department will be participating in a live training event with Skylighters of New York Fireworks Company on April 5th from 1 to 7 pm.  We would like to alert the public that during the training session there will be loud noises from the lighting of the fireworks.  Following the training session ... Read More »

East Otto Town Board Meetings Overview

East Otto Town Board Meetings Overview Submitted by Ann Rugg,  Town Clerk East Otto  February 2014 Meeting Minutes A resolution was presented by Dave Forster and seconded by Rich Grey establishing the standard workday for Assessor Jeff Forster as 6 hours per day for purposes of NYS retirement reporting. Code Enforcement Officer Report: Jeff Holler answered seven phone calls, completed ... Read More »

Ellicottville Town Board Free Fireworks Show • New Evidence Room Kudos for Police Department

By Jann Wiswall Town Supervisor John Burrell opened the Town of Ellicottville board meeting on Wednesday, March 19 by sharing a letter of commendation he wrote to own police officer Kelly Bigos, who responded to a 911 call from Hoagie’s restaurant, where employees reported a grease fire on the grill. Officer Bigos was on the scene three to four minutes ... Read More »

Mansfield Bulk Trash Collection April 28-29 Board Addresses Kent Road Bridge

By Jann Wiswall The Town of Mansfield’s board decided at its Monday, March 17 meeting to do a bit of spring cleaning. The trailer that was purchased, upgraded and used temporarily while the highway barn was being rebuilt after the October 2012 fire is now for sale. The 12’ x 55’ trailer with plumbing, as well as five, 14’ x ... Read More »


ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Sections 267, 267-a, and 267-b of New York State Town Law, the Town of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, to ... Read More »

Local Zoning Law Decision Delayed Village Supportive of ‘Art of Rescue’

By Jann Wiswall A public hearing scheduled by the Ellicottville Village Board to consider an amendment to a local zoning law was cancelled Monday, March 10, after the board learned that the county planning board had not held its Feb. 27 meeting on the subject due to weather. As a result, the village board was unable to act and will ... Read More »

Scenic Byway Billboard Concerns Aired GV Town Board Approves Maintenance Law

By Mary Fox Previous to the 7 p.m. meeting of the Great Valley Town Board on March 10, 2014, a public hearing was held on the proposed Property Maintenance Local Law 1-2014.  Supervisor Dan Brown reported that the Great Valley Planning Board unanimously approved the local law based on the New York State law allowing for court fines. Town Attorney ... Read More »

Village Planning Board Approves Residential, Commercial Projects

By Jann Wiswall The Ellicottville Village Planning Board quickly moved through its agenda Tuesday evening, March 11, after holding a public hearing on a special use permit for an accessory apartment in an existing accessory garage at 9 Mechanic St. There were no comments from the public, so the hearing was closed and the permit was approved. The planning board ... Read More »

Bed Tax Allocations Promote Communities – Regional Chambers of Commerce Support Tourism

By Jann Wiswall When Cattaraugus County distributes bed tax funds each year, the three major chambers of commerce in our area — Ellicottville, Olean and Salamanca — have the ability to promote their municipalities in national, regional and/or local media for the entire year. And according to all three chambers’ executive directors, these funds are critically important in getting the ... Read More »

ECS Preparing for GEA Rally Next Year’s Budget Challenges

By Jann Wiswall ECS is hosting a region-wide “Rally to Restore GEA (Gap Elimination Adjustment) Funding Cuts” on March 10 at 7 p.m. The rally is being organized by CA-BOCES District Superintendent Lynda Quick and is sponsored by the Allegany Cattaraugus Association of School Boards and the Chautauqua County School Boards Association. The featured speaker will be Dr. Rick Timbs, ... Read More »

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