Business Track: The House Inspectors: Visually Evaluating Your Prospective Home . . . page A-5 January 14-20, 2010 Section A
Volume 05 ~ Issue 02
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Safety Awareness Week
Holiday Valley Promotes Responsibility Code and Smart Style
20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 Saturday, Jan. 16th, 5-9pm THE PATTI PARKS BAND This hot 7-piece band fronted by Patti Parks just keeps on getting better & better!
26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990 Friday, Jan. 15th, 9:30pm JOKER’S WILD
Saturday, Jan. 16th, 9:30pm ALLERGIC REACTION
Sunday, Jan. 17th, 8pm-midnight 2 GUYS DRINKING BEER Every Monday, 10pm MONDO MONDAYS With Jack Darvaset
Coming Thursday, Jan. 21st, 8pm PIPER REVA
20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 Friday, Jan. 15th, 8L30-11pm OUTOFAR TRIO JUG BAND Saturday, Jan. 16th, 9pm-1am THE HEADERS Every Monday, 7-10pm BLUE MULE BAND
Holiday Valley is National Ski Areas Association’s Safety Award winning resort and to keep in line, this week in recognition of National Safety Awareness Week, they have lined up events with an emphasis on Responsibility Code and Smart Style along with other activities that promote safety. From January 16-22, 2010 Holiday Valley is offering opportunities for their guests to improve their general knowledge of ski safety such as their specially designed Safety Banners on display at the Clock Tower and at each lodge that reminds guests about Safety Week. Other fun activities include a Radar Range set up by the Olean Police Department where skiers can guess their speed, a Safety Patrol Scavenger Hunt, and even a Safety Awareness Week Poster Contest for the kids at Day Care. For a complete list of activities and times, turn to page A-7.
Village Board Discusses Town Sewer Fees Mayor Suggests Matching Sewer Rates for Both Town and Village Residents
Every Wednesday, 9pm-1am WAGNER & WINSTON Every Thursday, 7-11pm KUK & FREDDIE
36 Washington 699-4455
Every Thursday Night PARTY SQUAD Every Sunday Night KARAOKE With Bluesman Ferris
By Eric Hund The Ellicottville Village Board held their regular monthly meeting this past Monday, Jan. 11. Resignation The board accepted the resignation of Fire Commissioner John Northrup, and appointed Sean Lowes as the Village’s candidate for the job. Mayor Charles Coolidge said the Town Board must also approve
Sidewalk Plow DPW Supervisor Howard Morton informed the board members that the village’s sidewalk plow, used to clear off the sidewalks, developed a leak and damaged its hydraulic pump. Morton said repairs to the machine would cost at least $20,000 since a specialist from the machine’s builder would need to travel from Canada to perform the repairs, and that all of the
blower’s hydraulic lines would need to be drained and flushed out. He added that the village is currently renting a backup machine at a cost of $5,000 a month. The blower cost the village $110,000 when it was purchased three years ago. Coolidge added that they had looked into buying a blower to place on the new Skid Steer, but there is none available this late in the season. The board members agreed that Coolidge
and Morton should look into the warranty on the sidewalk plow, as well as determine the present value of the sidewalk plow. FEMA Check Coolidge informed the board members that the village received a check from FEMA for more than $20,000 to pay for the repair of the waste treatment facility’s lagoon. He See VILLAGE page A-3
Planning Board Issues Special Use Permit Village of Ellicottville Winery Gets the Green Light; Public Hearing Set for Real Estate Group Application By Ian Biggs
Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500 Coming Jan. 29th, 8pm GARY ALLEN Country Rock Singer Tickets on sale at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations.
Special Use Permit: Village of Ellicottville Winery The first meeting of the 2010 Village Planning Board was held this past Tuesday evening. First on the agenda was an approved special use permit for Dominic Spicola, representative for the new micro-winery, “Village
Sneak Peek In This Issue . . .
Up Close & Personal: Snowmobile Clubs of Cattaraugus Co. ... page A-5
By Nicholas Pircio, WPIG 95.7 FM Snowmobiling is without a doubt a popular winter sport in Cattaraugus County. But those who keep things running smoothly would appreciate more help. Those concerns are shared by Joe Williams in the county’s Tourism and Planning office, along with Max Gross, president of the Snow Bounders Snowmobile Club, and past president Tom Hill, who remains an active member.
of Ellicottville Winery” to open on Monroe Street. The two parking spaces in front of the winery were discussed and deemed public use. The Board looked closely at the architectural design of the project and agreed that they liked what they saw. Some changes in the plan were necessary and will be reviewed at the next meeting. They next
discussed the dumpster must be used in accordance to the Village Zoning requirement, with “the exception to construction,” said Village Planning Board Supervisor, Nancy Rogan. The micro-winery is hoping to be up and running by the fall of 2010. The micro-winery plans to have wines bottled under the label “Village of Ellicottville Winery” and to have
wine tastings and sell and distribute wines throughout New York State region. Special Use Permit: Real Estate Group of Ellicottville Next, the application for the special use permit for “The Real Estate Group of Ellicottville” was discussed See PLANNING page A-3
Casino Teams With Chamber
Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Participates in Ellicottville Gift Card Promotion In their continuing effort to promote Ellicottville to their customers, the Seneca Allegany Casino has purchased a number of Ellicottville gift cards for their patrons. The gift cards, redeemable at all participating Ellicottville Chamber members, are sold in denominations of $25 to $500 and are a great way to bring new shoppers to town. “The gift card is a great way to promote longer stays at the Casino and at the same time provide an additional incentive for our guests to visit the Casino and Ellicottville more often,” stated Brian VanBuren, Player Development, at the Seneca Allegany Casino. “Our long term relationship with Ellicottville is an integral part of our future success,” he went on to say. To learn more about the Ellicottville Pictured above is Brian McFadden (right), Executive Director of the Gift Card, call 716-699-5046 or visit Ellicottville Chamber delivering $4,000 in gift cards to Brian VanBuren, Player Development, at the Seneca Allegany Casino. www.ellicottvilleny.com
BOURBON TASTING: January 22 ~ Silver Fox Restaurant, 6:30pm