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School Bus Stop Signs Requested

By Jennie Acklin School bus signs and safety were the first topic discussed at the Dec. 21 Town of Ellicottville board meeting. Concerned citizen Shawn Lafferty made a request to board members for two signs to be installed on Beaver Meadows Road, off Rte 219, at Hebdon Road. Lafferty stated that 16 to 21 kids get on and off the ... Read More »

EVL Planning Board Begins Comprehensive Plan Review

By Jennie Acklin With no pending applications in front of the Town of Ellicottville’s Planning Board, members moved on to the Comprehensive Plan review process. According to Town Planner Gary Palumbo, “The 1990 Comprehensive Plan was substantially rewritten in 2006, and then amended in 2009, 2011 and 2012.  The intent of this current update is to keep up with local ... Read More »

Village/Town Seeking Consolidation Grant

By Jann Wiswall Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell reported that the town and village are working with the state to apply for a grant to study the feasibility of consolidating the town and village water and sewer districts and to create a Director of Public Works (DPW) position to manage the newly-formed department. The consolidation idea is being investigated ... Read More »

Ellicottville Seeks Grant to Digitize Cemetery Records

By Christopher Gordon In an attempt to make finding someone who is deceased easier, the Ellicottville Town Board is seeking to obtain a grant which would digitize records and make finding the person in question one click away. “It will be searchable and can be put on the website,” Ellicottville Town Clerk Robyn George said during the Town Board meeting ... Read More »

Village Readies for Holiday Season, Considers Merging Town/Village Services

By Jann Wiswall The Village of Ellicottville is installing new lights along its streets in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. The lighting was designed by Doug Sitler, the artist behind the popular NIGHT LIGHTS installations. Mayor John Burrell said the lights were purchased on the Village’s behalf by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. The Village Christmas tree, to be ... Read More »

Planning Board to Address Notification Process

By Caitlin Croft The regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Planning Board (PB) was held on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Village/Town Hall. Two concerned village homeowners addressed the PB about their notification system to adjoining property owners where a project is occurring. For Public Hearings, the PB must give the homeowners a 10-day notification. Because a majority of the ... Read More »

Breton, Nelson Battle for County Legislator Seat

By Christopher Gordon The next President of the United States is not the only political race that will be decided on election day, as a number of local and state races will be decided on Tuesday, Nov. 8 as well. One of the key races will be for the Cattaraugus County Legislature, as Robert J. Breton will look to fend ... Read More »

Town Board to Facilitate Town Center Improvements

By Caitlin Croft During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board, plans for improvements to the Town Center were discussed. The project would be completed in three phases. Phase one would start with the court room wing, where they would replace the siding and insulation. In addition, every third window around that wing would be replaced, the remaining ... Read More »

Senator Young Meets with 219 Committees

By Indrek Kongats On Friday, Oct. 21, NYS Senate Finance Committee Chair Senator Catharine Young addressed the 219 Association and Continental One committees at Holiday Valley. Senator Young represents the 57th District, which includes Ellicottville, Salamanca, and all of the area under review for the proposed US 219 extension project in NYS. The first order of business was for both ... Read More »

Town Planning Board Approves Ellicottville Yurts

By Jennie Acklin Ellicottville Yurts and Recreation was again on the agenda for the Town of Ellicottville Planning Board, and did receive approval for the project. Eight modifications accompany the approval, some of which include sign permit approval, site plan approval by the town engineer before building permits could be issued, parking spaces and access easements. At the September meeting, ... Read More »

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