August 26 - September 1, 2010 ~ The Villager ~
BUSINESS TRACK: BUFFALO SPINE AND SPORT...PAGE 5 August 26- September 1, 2010
Volume 05 ~ Issue 34
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Expansion Plans for Ski Areas
Holiday Valley Ski Resort and HoliMont Share Plans for 2011 Season By Nicholas Pircio WPIG, 95.7 FM 20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 Friday, Aug. 20th, 7-11pm MO PORTER Saturday, Aug. 21st, 5-9pm THE TOMMY Z BAND More Live Entertainment Coming Soon!
26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990 Friday, Aug. 27th, 9:30pm THE JOHN DOE BAND Saturday, Aug. 28th, 9:30pm DAVEY Z AND THE RENEGADES Every Monday, 10pm MONDO MONDAYS With Rev. Jack Darvaset
20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 Every Thursday, 7-11pm KUK & FREDDIE Saturday, Aug. 28th, 9pm DOUG YEOMANS LO BLU FLAME Every Monday, 7-10m BLUE MULE Every Wednesday, 9pm-1am WAGNER & WINSTON
The grass may be green, but it’s not growing under the feet of those who work at Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Work at both resorts is continuing this summer in preparation for the upcoming ski season as current guests enjoy the many warm weather activities. At Holiday Valley, they are putting about four million dollars into the resort this summer, according to Marketing Director Jane Eshbaugh. “At the top of the list is our Morning Star high-speed chair lift.” It should be completed by the start of ski season. Eshbaugh says they are relocating the base of the lift, so it will actually be about one third longer than the lift it is replacing. “But the trip up the hill will be less than half the time it used to take.” The reconfiguration will mean extending the length of the Cross Cut and Morning Star ski slopes. Holiday Valley has also put in two new slopes. One is called Bear Cub, located off the Snow Pine chair lift, and is for beginners. Eshbaugh calls this a new area for ski slopes. “The other new SEE SKI AREAS PAGE 9
ECS Readies to Open for New School Year Preparing for the Future: Ellicottville Central Re-Vamps Athletic Field and Robotics Lab Awaits Students BY JOHN THOMAS
Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500 August 28th, 7pm BILL ENGVALL Comedian Tickets start at $30 Tickets available at the Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com & all Tickemaster locations.
At Holiday Valley, they are putting about four million dollars into the resort this summer, according to Marketing Director Jane Eshbaugh. “At the top of the list is our Morning Star high-speed chair lift.” It should be completed by the start of ski season. Eshbaugh says they are relocating the base of the lift, so it will actually be about one third longer than the lift it is replacing. “But the trip up the hill will be less than half the time it used to take.” General Manager Dave Riley is pleased with progress being made on the $22-million expansion project, noting it took only about a year and a half to obtain State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) approval, which is “very quick for a project of this size.” Clearing trees and brush in the roadway area is being done, along with surveying and staking the property. “This will allow people to come look at the thirty-one single-family lots” up for sale under phase one of the expansion project, which is funded through the sale of residential lots and condominiums. The the WestMont Ridge project, formerly known as the Canfield Project, calls for construction of 72 condominiums and 93 single-family lots. It also calls for building a new chalet, a new beginner area, and a new lift-served slope that will be lighted at night. Riley says, “It’s a large project (and will take) seven years or possibly more.”
While students have been off enjoying their summer vacations, the administration and staff of Ellicottville Central School have been hard at work preparing for the new school year ahead. In talking to Mark Ward, superintendent of the school, he sounds excited about some of the changes that have been made and enthusiastic about the coming year. “We’re putting the finishing touches on a new concession stand and press box and bathrooms, for our fans and spectators and student
Sneak Peek In This Issue . . .
athletes to enjoy.” He goes on to mention the help received from Jerry Musall and others in the community, “we’ve been very fortunate to get the help of a variety of contractors, some reduced costs, and (other) help in completing this project.” More changes have happened inside the school stating, they “remolded the old shop area and created a modern technology classroom, a lab, and a television studio.” Upgrades to the television studio area will make it more like a real broadcast studio. SEE ECS
ECS welcomes back students Thursday, September 2. See bus schedule page 9. Get more information online: www.eville.wnyric.org. .
Joint Fire Commission Meeting
Monday, August 23 Town Council and Board Evaluates Firefighter Retirement Plan BY JOHN THOMAS In a combined meeting of the Town Board and Fire Commission the two boards heard a presentation from Penflex Inc. regarding the creation of a Service Award Program (SAP) to provide retirement income to volunteer firefighters. Over the years nationally, there has been an 80% drop-off in volunteers for local fire companies. While Ellicottville has not been severely affected by this decline, the number of active firefighters is less than it was just a few years ago. SAPs have proven effective not only in recruitment, but also in retention of volunteer firefighters. Speaking for Penflex, Edward Holohan and David Rogers outlined a program
described as a Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP). The programs act like a simple pension plan to provide retirement income for firefighters who reach a certain age. Laws created in New York State in 1988 allow for the creation of LOSAPs. According to the men, firefighters must meet certain requirements to be eligible for the program; they must be considered active firefighters and must earn a certain number of points during a year to be vested into the system. Points can be earned not only for responding to fire calls, but also for continuing education, attending training courses and drills. When the volunteer reaches the payout age they may receive either a lump sum payment or
monthly payments depending on how the program is designed. At the end of the year the volunteer’s points are added up and a payment is made into the fund on behalf of each of the qualifying firefighters. Payments into the system would be funded by an assessment on property taxes. Mr. Holohan emphasized that the program is completely flexible, and that the Fire Commission has complete control in deciding: how firefighters become eligible for the program, how they earn points, how many points they must earn in a year to be funded by the program, and what the payout age would be. He went on to say SEE FIRE PAGE 9
Progress in Morningside Estates Inside Business Track: Shultsy...page 5 Shults Auto Group takes their business to a new level. A new commercial is up and running on Time Warner Cable, but you may notice something new. For the first time, “Shultsy”, their animated mascot, will be broadcast to TV’s throughout Southern Tier New York and Northern Pennsylvania
Outdoor Sportsman Show...page 3 Outdoors and Sportsman Show to be featured at this years 33rd Annual Falling Leaves Festival, October 1-3, 2010 at Jefferson Street Park, Salamanca, NY. The Outdoors and Sportsman Show is new to this year’s festival and will be the first of its kind to the area.
Planning Board Discusses the New Sales Approach of the Project BY DEAN WHITCOMB The Ellicottville Town Planning Board was called to order at 6pm on Monday evening, the 23rd of August 2010. All board members were present to discuss matters dealing with the current status and promised progress of construction at Morning Side Estates. Mark Dean, the Architect appointed to the Morning Side Estates project
spoke of the current state of the construction, which has been largely the same since the first three buildings were erected. He unveiled plans for changes to the Board not only in construction, but also in the marketability of the project and the name of the property itself. The original idea of selling the properties individually has been restructured so that the entire complex will serve as a Residence
Club. Buyers will purchase shares of a particular building and may occupy any of the units within it during their stay, or still purchase an entire unit out right. There are blueprints in the works for a Clubhouse that will offer several amenities including a Spa and Fitness Center, Storage for share-holders/owners, a lounge and a proposed outdoor heated pool.
BILL ENGVALL: AUGUST 28 ~ SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO, 4PM
SEE PLANNING PAGE 9
~ The Villager ~ August 26- September 1, 2010
Own a Piece of History... ...in Bradford, PA •••
“What? No Festivals this Weekend?” This is it, folks – the last weekend of August. I’m seeing some early reds and yellows starting to color up the green forest canopy of our Enchanted Mountains. No doubt a direct result of some cooler evenings – feels good, doesn’t it? It won’t be long before we’re awash in spectacular color and up to our eye balls in festivals and fun events – Pumpkinville opens in a couple of weeks, Rock N Oldies weekend is right around the corner, and all sorts of autumn activities will be here before you know it. But this weekend – let’s see… Hmmm… Nope – nothing on the calendar! How could this be? Does this mean we’re actually going to be left to our own devices this weekend? We have to entertain ourselves?
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How do we do that? What ever will we do? I suppose we could play a little golf, take a little hike, get out the mountain bikes, go on a horseback ride, or take a stroll around the Arboretum. Or we could do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat, do a little more shopping, go out to dinner, head down to the casino, come back and see what the nightlife holds for us. Or we could grab the camping equipment, make a quick trip to the state park and have ourselves a miniexpedition. Or we could just relax around the ol’ hacienda. So, dear readers, when you live and play in this corner of the Southern Tier, being bored is simply not an option - there’s always something fun to do! Enjoy! JZ
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Rotary Foundation for Youth & Family Support: A 501c3 Organization With the Michael Kerns benefit “Another day in Paradise” coming this weekend, many people have asked what the Foundation for Youth and our affiliate Family Support for Ellicottville do as a 501c3 organization. To tell the truth we have always been quiet about what the group does as we feel that confidentiality is critical to our success, however a brief outline of some of the things that we do may not hurt. Many know that we made a capital donation of $50,000.00 to the Ellicottville Memorial Library over the past 5 years. Having completed that, we co-donated with the Moss family 5 laptop PC’s and charging station to help alleviate the demand at the Library. We sponsor events that we believe help our community like Americana Folk Art and Music Fair, Children First Festival, the Children’s Halloween party at the Legion & The Irish Christmas. We sponsor numerous children’s activities
and educational programs along with providing $500 scholarships to both BOCES and ECS. We provide a tool kit to students in need at BOCES for the automotive programs when entering and leaving the program to help them get started in their chosen profession. Our Family Support for Ellicottville group was established three years ago to help those in need in our community by promoting a more healthy family environment. From providing school supplies to those ECS students in need each fall to supporting special student travel and education programs, we work closely with ECS to improve the educational experience for those in need. We insure that those who do not have the money for the lunch program or books for further education get needed help. We also send two students to attend the Rotary Slapshot program, a weekend leadership retreat for teens.
We try to help the family environment through support for battered women with startup funds, clothing and furniture. During the holiday season we provide families in need with Thanksgiving dinners. During the Christmas season a unique program called “Santa’s Workshop” provides many of those less fortunate with gifts and food to make their holiday a little more special. There are other less visible support programs that are done with the help of our hard-working volunteers. Our major fundraiser every year is the Michael Kerns event and we guarantee that 100% of the funds we raise go to these programs: noting everyone who works the events are volunteers. We hope that what we do helps, but know that the kind donations and support from individuals and business’ in Ellicottville end up serving the less fortunate in our community and we thank you all for your support. ---Rotary Club of Ellicottville
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m G S t s i A Run/Walk for Sight, Sunday, September 19, 2010 A The 4th annual 5 K Run/Walk Beverages and snacks will be The VBF encompasses the Lionst for Sight, sponsored by the Little offered. Shirts will be provided Diagnostic Center at the Ross Eyet W Valley Lions Club, will be held to all participants. The donation Institute. fee is $15. This year the event will be on Sunday, September 19, 2010, Funds raised will serve local dedicated to the memory of Little at the Little Valley American Legion on Rt. 353, at 10:00 AM. community needs; Canine Helpers Valley Lion David Campbell and Registration will be from 8:30 to for the Handicapped; and the Lion Peter Buch of the Diagnostic Vision Beyond Sight Foundation. Center. 9:30 am.
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HOWIE MANDELL: SEPTEMBER 11 ~ SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO
August 26 - September 1, 2010 ~ The Villager ~
Outdoor Sportsman Show Discover Ellicottville To Highlight Salamanca Falling Leaves Festival October 1-3
SALAMANCA, NYOutdoors and Sportsman Show to be featured at this years 33rd Annual Falling Leaves Festival, October 1-3, 2010 at Jefferson Street Park, Salamanca, NY. The Outdoors and Sportsman Show is new to this year’s festival and will be the first of its kind to the area. Event organizers feel that this new addition will be of great benefit to our exhibitors and visitors. The show will feature products and services: guides & outfitters; shooting sports gear & Accessories; Fishing Tackle; Fly-Fishing Gear; Boats & Motors; RVs, Campers, ATVs, SUVs, 4x4s; Sporting Dogs; Decoys & Calls; Camping Gear; Outdoor Apparel; Electronics; Wildlife Art; Maps/Mapping Technology; Clubs & Organizations. Salamanca is a premier destination for campers, fishermen, hunters, boaters, snowmobilers and outdoors enthusiasts alike!! This year’s show is a “can’t miss” event for everyone from the extreme angler and avid hunter to the casual camper and recreational boater.
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Musky caught on Chautauqua Lake June 2010 by Musky Fishing Guide Muddy Creek Fishing Guides. Muddy Creek Fishing Guides will be at this year’s Outdoors & Sportsman Show.
Other highlights at the Falling Leaves Festivals: Arts & Crafts; Food Vendors; Falling Leaves Car Display by the Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club of America (CLRAACA) on Main Street. In the Kid’s Zone you will find amusement rides, carnival games, Morton’s Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, and the Balloon Man. On Saturday, October 2 come on down to watch the hilarious Bed Races, Hot Dog and Hula Hoop contests and on Sunday, October 3 at 1:00 pm enjoy the Falling Leaves Festival
Grande Parade. The parade will include the Mayor of Salamanca, Pow Wow Princess, the Falling Leaves Queen and her court, mounted law enforcement, floats, marching bands, National Guard units, youth dance groups and much more! To find out how you can be a participant in the Falling Leaves Festival Outdoors & Sportsman Show contact Jenny Ingrao, Events Specialist for the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-945-2034 or visit us on-line at www. salamancachamber.org.
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Two Jackpots at Seneca The Winning Keeps Coming at Seneca Gaming and Entertainment
Wednesday August 18th the Bingo Hall had two more big winners. During the a.m. session Candy Jordan of Warren PA won the Pic7 Jackpot worth $4,250 and during the p.m. session Michele Smith of Mayville NY won $10,000 on the 10k Jackpot special.
August has been another great month for winning and Seneca Gaming and Entertainment in Salamanca NY. Congratulations to Shannon Chesley of Cuba NY she won the 2011 Ford Taurus in the Bingo Hall on Tuesday, August 10th. Then on Wednesday August 18th the Bingo Hall had two more big winners. During the a.m. session Candy Jordan of Warren PA won the Pic7 Jackpot
worth $4,250 and during the p.m. session Michele Smith of Mayville NY won $10,000 on the 10k Jackpot special. Don’t miss out on your chance to be the next Big Winner go come down we’re not just Bingo anymore! Seneca Gaming and Entertainment has Two Class II Gaming Facilities which include high-stakes bingo halls and
game rooms at the Salamanca and Irving locations, as well as luxury Poker Rooms located at both Seneca Niagara Casino and the Salamanca location. Seneca Gaming and Entertainment is owned and operated by the Seneca Nation of Indians. For more information on Seneca Gaming and Entertainments, call 1-877-860-5130 or visit us at www.senecagames.com.
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Olean Signs On for Another Three Years to Host Tournament OLEAN -- The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball in Olean was a SLAM DUNK SUCCESS! Two hundred ninety four teams played this weekend, which is an increase of 12 teams over last year’s tournament. The tournament had 1,176 registered players. “Olean’s Gus Macker had an increase in players in the 10 and under and 12 and under brackets. We also had a jump in players in the 19-24 year old brackets. We did see a decrease in the 17-18 year old players and in top women’s due to the date of our tournament. We were a week later with many of those players starting fall sports and back to college,” stated John Irving, Gus Macker Olean Co-Chair. The Olean Gus Macker Committee met with the Gus Macker National Staff over the weekend and have agreed to sign on for another three years. Carucci stated, “Our local committee discussed this at our last meeting - although the Gus Macker takes a lot of planning and preparation and committee organization, we realize that this is a great fundraiser for the students at the Olean City Schools. Every penny raised goes towards academics and athletics at Olean City Schools.” For more information, please contact David Carucci at 372-9289, or Meme K. Yanetsko at 372-4433.
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~ The Villager ~ August 26- September 1, 2010
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Ronald Binder, who has a national reputation as a leader in Greek affairs and risk management, is the new associate dean of student affairs and director of judicial affairs at the University at Pittsburgh at Bradford. .
the student code of conduct and Greek affairs, Aug. 16. In his work as director of judicial affairs, he will work with students who are having difficulties “and get them back on track. There are a lot of resources here to help them do that.”
Giglio Pushes Job Website Assemblyman Encourages Residents to Use NYS Job Bank Site Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) is encouraging his constituents to visit the newly created New York State Job Bank website. Assembled by the New York State Department of Labor, the website serves as a resource for both job seekers and employers. “The Department of Labor has provided hardworking New Yorkers with an extremely valuable tool,” he said. “This website can be a key component in the effort to turn around New York’s
economy.” The Job Bank contains over 84,000 job postings and allows job seekers to post their resumes, locate job fairs and start planning a career. In addition, employers can list their job openings and research the latest labor market analysis. These resources provide a comprehensive and centralized location for business owners to find prospective employees and form professional bonds for the future. “This website offers business
owners the tools they need to successfully utilize New York’s dedicated workforce,” he said. “The success of our state’s economy begins with getting people back to work, and I believe this website can do exactly that. I strongly encourage my constituents to visit the Job Bank and take advantage of the many resources this website provides.” The Job Bank can be accessed by visiting www.laborny.jobs. The services are provided free of charge.
Five Star Recognition Bank Recognizes Debra A. George for Longtime Service WARSAW, NY- Five Star Bank recognized Debra A. George for completing 20 years of service with the company. The bank recognizes years of service with additional time off and gift certificates from a national merchant. The amount of time off awarded and gift certificate value are determined based on the number of years of service. As the Mortgage Servicing Manager for Five Star bank, Mrs. George is responsible for the daily operations of the Mortgage Servicing Department, encompassing the booking and servicing of the Residential Mortgage and Home Equity portfolios. She is also responsible for the Investor/ Bank Accounting Department, which reconciles all general
ledger and loan related accounts. “We are proud to recognize Deb for her many years of dedicated service,” said Peter G. Humphrey, President and CEO. “She has continually demonstrated over the years that she is a valuable asset, not only to the company, but to our customers as well.” Mrs. George has worked with Five Star bank since 1990 where she began as a loan clerk with the former Wyoming County Bank. From 2001 through 2007, Mrs. George held positions as loan servicing supervisor, business analyst and finally senior investor accounting specialist until 2007, when she began in her current role. Mrs. George has two children: Kerstyn-15; and Hunter-12.
Debra A. George has been with Five Star Band for 20 years and is working as a Mortgage Servicing Manager.
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It’s a dreary rainy day as I head up the driveway to 5300 Partridge Hill Circle; and my mood is almost as foul as the weather. The green of the huge front lawn and the surrounding forest seems intensified by the gray low hanging clouds. I walk across the front of what seems to be a well made and pleasant ranch style home. But when I walk through the front doors an interesting transformation takes place; my mood lifts as I discover a beautifully remodeled, and tastefully decorated interior. The front door opens to a small foyer. Here begins the beautiful hardwood flooring that extends throughout the living areas on the main floor. Moving into the hallway I notice the molding around the ceilings that give the home a polished look. Shortly I’m in a virtual palace of a kitchen. The dark cherry cabinets that line the three walls exhibit a craftsmanship all too rare in homes these days. In the center of the kitchen is a bi-level, V-shaped counter that functions both as a breakfast bar and work counter. The granite countertops pick up hues from the creamcolored tile backsplash, and sleek stainless steel appliances give the workspace a distinctly modern look. The range and oven are propane fired and over them is a convenient microwave
hood unit. Over the sink a window has a view of the pond on the property. Just off the kitchen is the dining area. It shares the view out to the forest, and has a set of French doors that open to the wrap-around deck. Along the wall that is shared by the living and dining rooms, is a panel of spectacular windows that bring in the view of the forest. There are two large windows in the center and two smaller windows on each end. My eye skips from window to window lingering longer on the larger windows and shorter on the smaller ones; it’s like a sort of visual jazz. Over in the living area the windows fill the room with soft light. A propane stove provides warmth and atmosphere. Down the hall a bit is a room that could be used for many things; currently it’s a library, but could also be a media room, den, or extra bedroom. The gas burning fireplace and hardwood floors add a cozy touch. Upstairs are two large bedrooms; both featuring high arched ceilings. With its high ceiling, spacious layout and reading alcove, the master bedroom is so large it dwarfs the king sized bed. Equally huge are the his and her walk-in closets. The windows look out to the tree tops and a gas stove provides a spark of romance. The second bedroom on this floor is almost
I walk across the front of what seems to be a well made and pleasant ranch style home. But when I walk through the front doors an interesting transformation takes place; my mood lifts as I discover a beautifully remodeled, and tastefully decorated interior. Just off the kitchen is the dining area. It shares the view out to the forest, and has a set of French doors that open to the wrap-around deck.
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It pains me to say this but, for now, they might as well just scrap the whole idea. Of course I’m talking about Park 51, the supposed “Ground Zero Mosque”, which has the entire nation suffering from a bad case of the vapors. My suggestion has nothing to do with the hysterical ranting of “Fixed” News or the racist tendencies of the protestors. Scrap it because it’s the safe thing to do and, believe me, I never take the safe way out. I came to this conclusion after watching media coverage of Sunday mornings dueling protests at the proposed site of the Islamic cultural center. Things were getting a bit heated and both sides were doing their level best to outshout the other side. Suddenly there was a scuffle. A group of “anti-mosque” demonstrators had confronted and surrounded a man in the crowd. He was black and wearing a white skullcap, obviously, the enemy. It took police intervention to get the man out of the crowd intact. Turns out
he wasn’t a Muslim or part of the protest. He was a ground zero construction worker on his way to lunch. That’s when it hit me. These people are every bit as fanatical as the nut jobs responsible for the 9/11 attacks. They are willing to attack based on misinformation, racism, religion and appearance. They don’t care what gets built near ground zero, after all, there are several strip clubs within two blocks of the site, their hatred is their motivation and nothing will stand in their way, not even the fact that their actions ensure the victory of the terrorists they oppose. So my motivation is safety. No one will ever be safe near the former Burlington Coat Factory in question. Despite the Constitution and the freedom of religion it guarantees. I wrote a column last week that I thought was pretty straightforward. If you love and respect the freedoms guaranteed by that sacred document you must support the rights of everyone to worship where and when they want. Seems simple enough. Then my inbox filled up. Apparently several of my more conservative leaning readers have decided that the constitution is irrelevant and I should beat feet out of the country. Oh well. I tried. Now here’s what really vexes me. Who the hell do you think you are? I’m talking to you Middle America. What right do you have, not only to trounce the Constitution, but also to decide what gets built in the Big Apple. Over and over during the immigration debate in Arizona I kept hearing that
very argument from libertarians everywhere. “What right do you have to make decisions for Arizona?” Fair enough. Now, the majority of Americans seemingly oppose the construction of the building in question and they have that right, however, the majority of New Yorkers support it. So what right do you have making decisions for a city you will, in all probability, never see? Don’t bring up the fact that 9/11 makes it a national issue because if that were true you’d be protesting at the Pentagon which has had an actual Mosque inside it for years. I can’t send a simple e-mail to a congressperson from another district but a candidate from Kentucky can rant away about a nonexistent mosque in New York? Get over yourselves. There are many people who oppose the building out of legitimate concerns over terrorism but there are many more racists and fear mongers using the issue as a political weapon. So just move it. I wish it wasn’t necessary but it just might be. Trust me, if I could I’d stand watch at the front door myself trying to protect the worshipers inside but that wouldn’t help either. At this point the building is just providing fodder for every Paladino freak in the state and the nation. Eventually someone’s going to get hurt. When a site is finally found and approved a giant copy of the Constitution should be slapped on the frond door for all to see. No one would dare attack the building or the people inside it then. Would they? Comments? Email Doug at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ski Areas CONT. FROM COVER slope is actually a glade, which means it’s a run with lots of trees in it. That’s part of the challenge, being among the trees.” The new Gobbler Glade will be located off a slope called Woodpecker, and is for expert skiers. Eshbaugh notes an increase in the size of snow making capacity on two of the main ski slopes, Champaign and Independence. In addition, Holiday Valley has purchased six new rails for their terrain park. “They will be in an area for people (snowboarders or skiers) learning to ride the rails, so they can get the hang of it before using the bigger parks.” And in the tubing park, expansion of the warming hut at the base provides an additional
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The changes will affect some of the lower grades as well as the high school kids, “We’re going to be introducing a new seventh and eighth grade technology curriculum this year.” Technology programs begun last year will be expanded. “We started a robotics program last year; (this year) we bought the software and the high end computers – they require a little bit more powerful computer. So we’re locating these computers in this area,” He goes on to reflect, “In the old days, technology was a lot about wood shop and metal shop and things like that.” It
CONT. FROM COVER that there are two basic ways the program can be set up. A Defined Contribution Plan is easy to administer as the annual payments into the plan are easy to predict. A Defined Benefit Plan sets a target payment for the firefighters depending on their length of service, and can be more challenging to administer, as annual contributions to the plan can vary depending on market conditions. Defined Benefit Plans generally result in high payouts for the retiree. He stated that in general investment costs for the program can vary quite a bit, but average about $500 per volunteer per year (maximum is $700.) Ellicottville has about 48 active volunteer firefighters.
Planning CONT. FROM COVER There will be an outdoor putting and chipping green as well as a fire pit added as well on the grounds of the property. Central offices and a Reception desk will also be located within the Clubhouse. The additional buildings still yet to be constructed may be utilizing the same amount of ground space but will be reduced in terms
room for warming up and games. Over at HoliMont, the Canfield Project has been re-named the WestMont Ridge Project. “In terms of where we’re going with it, we’re pretty much right on track,” according to General Manager David Riley. HoliMont is trying to secure final plan approval through the Town of Mansfield. Riley hopes to get it by October. On October 9th at 1 p.m., HoliMont will have a groundbreaking ceremony for WestMont Ridge. “Shortly thereafter, we will start the presale of some of the phase one lots. If that goes well, we will probably start groundbreaking in the spring of 2011 for putting in the roads, sewer and water.” The project calls for construction of 72 condominiums and 93 single-family lots. It also calls for building a new chalet, a new beginner area, and a new lift-served slope that will be
lighted at night. Riley says, “It’s a large project (and will take) seven years or possibly more.” Selling some of the condominiums should start fairly soon but “will take a little longer (than the phase one lots) to get organized.” Riley is pleased with progress being made on the $22-million expansion project, noting it took only about a year and a half to obtain State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) approval, which is “very quick for a project of this size.” Clearing trees and brush in the roadway area is being done, along with surveying and staking the property. “This will allow people to come look at the thirty-one single-family lots” up for sale under phase one of the expansion project, which is funded through the sale of residential lots and condominiums.
would seem that a leap from wood shop to robotics is a pretty good leap. But even a leap that embraces television and robotics is not enough to keep students current. Nevertheless, Mr. Ward and staff constantly strive to keep pace, “Just look at the iPhones, and cell phones. One of the things that we’ve talked about even this summer; we said ‘How can we capture that technology and use it in the classroom?’ Rather than making forty rules to prevent you from using your cell phone, let’s find ways be able to use the cell phone.” He goes on to tell me about his own Blackberry and even mentions that Facebook - when kept under control - can be useful. “We have to respect the world the young people are in and
capture them in that world.” Even the music program has benefited from new technology, “We added a small (computer) 78 CONEWANGO RD, RANDOLPH, NY 14772 • JUST 25 MINUTES FROM ELLICOTTVILLE! lab into the music department so that they can use software with the students, in both the instrumental and vocal music programs.” Still Mark realizes that technology is no replacement for solid academics. “The new Commissioner of Education for New York State is really going to push the envelope on testing and accountability for students.” He goes on to say, “The scores that were acceptable last year will not be acceptable this year.” Yet the many challenges don’t diminish his enthusiasm for the coming year telling me, “We’re excited about this whole adventure!”
David Rogers spoke to the investment side of the program. Not only is he a partner in Penflex, but is an investment manager with RBC Wealth Management. He stated that the fire commission can establish a program for the invested money that can be as aggressive or as conservative as they chose. He said that he manages the money with a combination of securities and fixed income assets; setting a target of around a 5.5% annual return. He stated that the fire board would be given a complete list of investment assets and annual financial statement showing exactly how much money is in the fund. The two men went on to emphasize how closely they would work with the fire board in designing the Ellicottville program, and would set up workshops and training sessions
for the staff to properly administer the program. They pointed out that there must be a public referendum and simple majority voter approval to establish the program. There was discussion about trying to get a ballot measure on the November 2 election, but the boards decided that it would not give them enough time to properly inform the public about the proposal. It was pointed out that the costs for a special election to decide the matter are not prohibitive. A motion was made to continue with the steps necessary to design the program and establish 2011 as the base year. The motion passed. No discussion was held as to when the referendum would take place. The boards thanked the two men for the presentation and a motion was made to adjourn.
of square footage. Current units have been built in the range of 3,400-3,600 square feet and units to be constructed will now be built in the range of 2,2002,800 square feet. The official name of the property itself has also changed. The official title for the complex will now be known as “EllicotVillas,” instead of the current, “Morning Side Estates.” Mr. Dean assured the Board that although many changes are being made to the seemingly stagnant project, that construction of the
Clubhouse would begin in Spring 2011 and that there would still be a cohesive look throughout the new complex despite changes in construction plans. The Board agreed that all the changes brought forth by Mr. Dean were not only necessary but also refreshing in the progress they promised on this project. Mr. Dean will meet with the board again to present completely changed blueprints and firm plans for approval in the near future. The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 7:10 pm.
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Ellicottville Recreation Program July 5 - August 27
The Ellicottville Rec Program came to a close with a Fiesta, Friday August 27. During the summer, activities included trips to Griffis Sculpture Park, the pools at Holiday Valley, Concord Photos/Gary Kinn Bowling Lanes in Springville, the Aboretum, the Ellicottville Library and more. Photos/Jolene Dunkleman
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