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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 »

Ellicottville Boot and Shoe Open for Business in EVL


Ellicottville Boot and Shoe Open for Business in EVL By Jennie Acklin Shoppers who have been inside Adventure Bound in Ellicottville can find most any type of product for a variety of outdoor experiences. Owners John and Christy Rounds opened Adventure Bound at 16 Washington Street in Ellicottville in October 2015, after an extensive renovation of the building. Fishing, including ... Read More »

M&T Bank Plans Feb. 2017 Relocation


By Jennie Acklin Christina Smith, branch manager of the Ellicottville M&T Bank, confirmed the corporate plans to relocate from their current location at 3 Washington Street to 47 Washington Street,  the former Kwik Fill location at the corner of Mill Street. Due to the close proximity of the current Ellicottville branch to the new location, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 will ... 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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