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Frederickson Welcomed by Village Board


By Jennie Acklin Frederickson Appointed as Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Frederickson (pictured) was appointed as the new Code Enforcement Officer effective Sept. 1. Duties will also include building inspector responsibilities.  Effective Aug. 31, 2017, current Code Enforcement Officer Tom Abriatis is retiring from his part-time position (with the village and the town). Abriatis has held the position since December 2000. ... Read More »

Village Board Adopts Code of Ethics


By Jennie Acklin Short-term rentals was the first topic discussed at the Monday, July 10 meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board. Steve Frank has one of seven permits issued by the Village, and doesn’t feel the $200 annual permit fee is fair, when so many other homes are rented out on a short-term (less than 30 days) basis without a ... Read More »

EFD Open House May 20


By Jennie Acklin The Ellicottville Fire Department is hosting an open house as part of the Recruit NY program this Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every single citizen in the U.S. counts on firefighters and first responders to be there, just in case, every single day. Even if you’ve never called for help yourself, most likely ... Read More »

Town and Village Work Together


By Jennie Acklin Grants Writer, Public Works, HVAC System All Shared Projects During the Wednesday, March 15 Town of Ellicottville board meeting, privilege of the floor was extended via conference call to Diana Cihak, president of Upper Edge Consulting of Buffalo, NY. Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell and Village board members Greg Cappelli and Sherman Wilkens also were in ... Read More »

Proposed Apartments Presented to EVL Planning Board


By Jennie Acklin Phil Vogt and Neil Rinard of C.J. Wallace Engineering of Bradford, PA made a presentation of the “Valley Flats” apartment complex to the Ellicottville Town Planning Board during a work session / pre-application process. Vogt’s project proposes two multi-family apartment structures, with each building consisting of six units, approximately 1,200 sq. ft. for each apartment, plus garages, ... Read More »

Village of Ellicottville Emergency Meeting


By Jennie Acklin The Village of Ellicottville called for an Emergency/Special meeting of the Village board members on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. The purpose of the emergency meeting was to authorize the purchase of a new sidewalk snow plow. The purpose of the special meeting was to approve hiring of a new laborer in the DPW. Mayor John ... Read More »

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 »

Catching a Buzz


By Jennie Acklin I have to admit this – I haven’t had a buzz in a few years. A skier’s buzz, that is. (Not the one caught at the local taverns!) Those of you who ski, know what I mean. That indescribable excitement early in the season, or before the season even gets started. You can’t wait to get out ... 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 »

Lack of Phone Service Plagues ECS, Spanish Class Proposes 2018 Trip to Costa Rica

By Jennie Acklin A “nightmare” was the only word ECS Supt. Mark Ward could use to describe the recent issues with the phone lines. Ever since last Friday, Dec. 2, the ECS telephone lines have been out of order. Verizon provides the equipment services, and Windstream provides the lines. Verizon originally told ECS that the problem was due to mice ... Read More »

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