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Village Amends Local Laws, New ‘Finnerty’s Tap Room’ Restaurant Planned

By Jennie Acklin On Oct. 17, Mayor John Burrell opened the Village of Ellicottville meeting by updating the board on the Cattaraugus County Municipal Officials Assoc. meeting held last week at Holiday Valley. The program was presented by Peter Baynes and Barbara VanEpps from the NY conference of Mayor’s and Municipal Officials (NYCOM). Baynes was very complimentary of Ellicottville in ... Read More »

Dave Golley Memorial Open House

An open house was held Saturday, Oct. 15 to honor Dave Golley for his many years of service to the Town of Ellicottville. A sign was unveiled, naming the entrance to the Highway Barns “David Golley Drive.” A memorial patio in front of the building includes a bench with a plaque that says “In Memory of Dave Golley.” Steve Crowley ... Read More »

Special Meeting of the Village Planning Board

By Caitlin Croft During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Planning Board (PB), an issue arose with a Site Plan that was approved in February 2016 for 35 West Washington Street. The site plan that was initially approved by the PB was not adhered to. During construction, there were issues with ground water leading to the foundation being 16 ... Read More »

Special Meeting of the Village Planning Board to be Held

By Caitlin Croft This past Tuesday at the Village Planning Board meeting, a Site Plan modification was discussed pertaining to the new build at 35 West Washington Street. The Site Plan that was initially approved by the Planning Board (PB) was not adhered to. During construction, there were issues with ground water leading to the foundation being 16 inches higher ... Read More »

Yurts Approval Held Over

By Jennie Acklin Ellicottville Yurts and Recreation was the first topic of discussion at the Monday evening Town of Ellicottville Planning Board meeting. Applicant Justin Dineen and the Town of Ellicottville Planning Board were awaiting a response from the Cattaraugus County Planning Board after the Aug, 22, 2016 meeting. County Planning Board had no adverse comments, but did note a ... Read More »

EVGV Trail Progresses, Town Board Addresses Festival Security

By Dave Dahl A planned 15-mile bicycling and hiking trail has taken a step forward in the Town of Ellicottville. Wood cutting for the Ellicottville – Great Valley Trail’s entrance in the town’s center began Friday. Supervisor Matthew McAndrew expressed optimism about the trail. “It’s another safe source to get to destinations,” he said. Town Board members agreed to contribute ... Read More »

Ellicottville Town Board Awards Water Station Contract

By Dave Dahl A company has been chosen to rebuild a 35-year-old water booster pump station in the Town of Ellicottville. Town Board members unanimously selected STC Construction of Springville on Wednesday night to work on Booster Station No. 1 on Holiday Valley Road. The company submitted the lowest of four bids at $142,400. “We were all happy with the bids that ... Read More »

Village Board Passes Alarm Law, Interviews Underway for DPW Vacancies

By Jann Wiswall The Village of Ellicottville’s board passed Local Law No. 1 of 2016, which amends its previous Alarm Law, following a public hearing during its Sept. 12 monthly meeting. The law was amended to be consistent with the town of Ellicottville’s Alarm Law, so the fire and police departments follow the same rules and procedures when it comes ... Read More »

Village Planning Board: Local Businesses Plan Moves

By Caitlin Croft Three new items were addressed in the Village Planning Board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Weed Ross Agency underwent a site plan review for a new commercial building located at 4 Monroe Street. This current residence is zoned commercially and will be converted into a 1,600 sq. ft. insurance agency. There are no architectural changes to be ... Read More »

Slow Local Primary Day Yields Few Surprises

By Jann Wiswall Four registered Reform Party voters turned out to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to cast their votes for Senator Catharine Young. Young, who is running unopposed for another term as District 57’s NY State Senator, also is the endorsed candidate for the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties. Please note that all results are unofficial pending certification ... Read More »

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