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Volume 12 ~ Issue 25

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Pitillo Expanding to Olean Pitillo Opening New Style Restaurant in Olean

Holiday Valley Mudslide 6th Annual Obstacle Run Saturday, June 17

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Saturday, June 17th, 7:30PM

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Nick Pitillo, owner of Villaggio in Ellicottville along with his GM Spencer Murray are set to open a new restaurant “Mercato” (meaning market) in Olean, mirrored after Pitillo’s business in the Expo Market in Buffalo. There will be a create your own pasta and pizza bar. Walk up to the counter and tell your creator what you want and they make it right in front of you. There will also be a Mediterranean bar where you create your own fresh plate.

By Chad Neal

Last year some time when Katy Arena was in the onset of her second business venture Katy’s Fly In she came across an old marble table top which has history and involves Nick Pitillo owner of Villaggio in Ellicottville. Years ago circa 1976-77, Nick Pitillo’s father Michael Pitillo Sr. owned My Place

restaurant, which was located where Peak Performance is today along with two other businesses, The Ski Rack retail shop in the middle and on the other side a bar called The Amber Goblet. Pitillo Sr. made pizzas on the large slab of marble “easily 300-350 lbs” in My Place for years and brought on a See “MERCATO” Page 7

Yes, you’ll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks at Holiday Valley’s annual Mudslide Obstacle Run. This event a the Resort is all about fun in the sun. The 3.5 mile course starts at the top of the mountain at Spruce Lake (ride up on a chairlift) and runs along the ridgeline then down the hill. The 5.4 mile course adds a bit of uphill running, just in case you’re feeling especially tough. The event runs from 10-6pm. If you have not pre-registered, registration is $60. There is a max of 1200 competitors. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher’s medal plus a hot dog and 2 beers (or beverages). Children as young as 7 years old can run on the 3.5 mile course, but they must be accompanied by an adult. The Kids’ Race is $5 (age 3 to  12), register for kids at the Yodeler Deck.  For more information on this event please visit www.

Ethics Spark Debate

Ride Sharing in WNY


Saturday, June 17th, 6PM

Downtown Business Owners Question Board on Ethics

Governor’s Budget Puts Uber and Lyft on the Road

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON Thursday, June 15th, 8PM

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer Starting around June 29 the two most prominent ride-sharing companies in the country will offer their services to residents of Western New York. Rideshare pioneers Uber and Lyft will start rolling out their business model, first in Buffalo and then throughout the Southern Tier.


Saturday, June 17th, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, June 21st, 8PM

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What’s Shakin’ In E’ville:... Page 6

Whether Outside or In, Ellicottville Is the Town to Be In

The law allowing ride-sharing is part of the Governor’s 2017-18 budget. Since 2011 ridesharing services had only been allowed in New York City and some parts of Long Island, but the new bill will open service in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and the rest of Long Island. “Extending ride sharing across New York is a matter of fairness that brings new transportation options and – with it – new economic opportunity and innovation,” Governor Cuomo said. “This framework provides for a fair, safe and compressive See “UBER” Page 7

There was a noticeable coolness in the meeting room at Town and Village Hall on Monday night. But, the coolness had nothing to do with the ethics debate to ensue. The installation of the new air conditioning system had been completed the previous week, and the Village Board meeting was the first to take advantage of the refreshingly cool meeting room. In fact, all of Town/Village Hall was cooler. Village Clerk Mary Klahn, said the new system was a great improvement over the whirring fans and the thrum of the window unit air conditioner; both were gone. “It feels like a real professional building now,” she said. But the coolness was not to last.

Code of Ethics Village Mayor John Burrell opened the Public Hearing on Local Law – Code of Ethics. John Rounds started the debate by asking what the purpose of the Code of Ethics was? Mayor Burrell responded the state in 2012 had mandated a code of ethics be adopted by all local governments. For some reason, the Village had never adopted the code, but the Town had. Burrell said when the Village had its organizational meeting in April, he discovered the Village Board had never adopted one and brought it up for discussion. Adopting the code required the public hearing Monday night. The Mayor said for some reason the state had See “BOARD” Page 6

Washington St. Approved Museum’s Open House Planning Board Approves Scaled Down Plans

Catt. Co. Path Through History Museum Crawl

American Museum of Cutlery, Cattaraugus NY

Developer Phil Vogt submitted revised plans to the Village Planning Board nearly eliminating all the changes he had planned for the building. Gone is the third story he had planned to add, so too the stairwell/ elevator shaft planned for the rear of the building. Also gone the balcony he had planned to extend over the sidewalk on Washington, and the plan to put a restaurant in the structure. Left intact will be the alpine style roof on the front of the building, which Mr. Vogt said he would have removed. He still plans to build

See how many museums you can visit in one day as our local museums open their doors for the Path Through History Weekend in NYS. Visit the Museums of Cattaraugus County for New York State’s Path Through History Weekend on June 17th from 10am -4pm. New York State encourages its residents and visitors to explore our History this Saturday, June 1718 of 2017.  Many of the museums in Cattaraugus County will be open on June 17th and offer historical photos, festivals, unique displays or genealogy research for you to discover.  This year, if you visit any of the Museums throughout the weekend, you will receive a FREE gift for stopping by (while supplies last).  In most of the museums, there will be a special photo area and props set up for you to take your photo with

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A rendering of the front of 23 Washington. The Alpine style roof will be retained.  Saturday there is the all day Country Jamboree with three bands out in the Beer Garden at Ellicottville Brewing Company from 3-11pm. Sean Patrick McGraw kicks it off from 3-5pm followed by JB Aaron& The Brethren at 5:30 and then they’ll close it out with Uncle Ben’s remedy at 9pm. Sounds like a foot stompin’ good time. Tickets are available at ellicottvillebrewing. com.

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New Insurance Office Aims to Make Insurance Fun

Story by John Thomas, Staff Writer The insurance business has a reputation for being a somewhat....

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

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Publisher’s Word “Fun But Messy”



OPEN HOUSE SAT 6/17 11 - 1 PM

Astounding views from this 3+ BR/ 2 BA immaculate chalet with new heated barn on 12 landscaped acres for 4 season vacationing! MLS#B502562…$425,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Lots of potential in this straight and solid renovation project in the heart of the village. Walk to the shops & restaurants! MLS#B503140…$159,900 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

HV townhome sleeps 8+; sits across from the slopes & all of the activities the resort offers. Newer granite counters, deck & fully furnished! MLS#B504902…$215,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Views of HM await in this luxurious 4/3 chalet. Vaulted ceilings, stunning stone FP & walls of windows allow for a panoramic views from any rm! MLS#B504356…$849,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Slope views in this stunning 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – professionally decorated on 5 acres with pond, with Finger Lakes trail above! MLS#B1016839…$529,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

An affordable ski home alternative just minutes from Ellicottville, and being offered completely turnkey. MLS#B1029757…$75,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Interior f/ reclaimed wd ceilings, wide plank wd flr, stone FP in the great rm, walls of windows capture wonderful views of the ski slopes! MLS#B1018718…$775,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Village Park is across the street, walk to library, legion & downtown. Great location for second home! MLS#B491404…$84,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

4 BR/ 2 BA ranch offers gracious living on picturesque 5 acres bordering creek, covered porch, new roof, fireplace, ECS schools. MLS#B490164…$159,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




What better way to beat the heat and humidity than a nice, cool mud bath? Great for your complexion and a natural mosquito repellant, to boot! If you think you’re up to the task, this year’s “Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run” at Holiday Valley will be just the ticket. A nice, clean chairlift ride will lead you to one fun, messy obstacle course, starting at beautiful Spruce Lake and working its way down the slopes to a spectacular flop of a finish! SPLOOSH…

Teams, costumes, family fun – you get it all in just one heckuva day, rain or shine… Talk about photo ops! For those who want to cheer on their favorite competitors, you can pay for the ride to the top of Spruce Lake, where you can observe the craziness in all its muddy glory. So, dear readers – be a part of this event, and just maybe you also will catch the “mudder bug” – hey, the pigs must be on to something! Until next week… JZ-C

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Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 1,619 - Year to date 29,405

EVL Chamber Thanks

Thanks to All involved for the Girls Getaway Success Become part of E’ville community! This lovely community is located right in the Village for a convenient walk to shop/dine/nightlife! MLS#B1024256…$79,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Owner will look at offers on this 12-acres just up the hill from HoliMont, a perfect blend of open & wooded, beautiful sunsets. MLS#B481716…$59,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

A private wooded setting awaits you for this bright contemporary turn key chalet just three miles from the village & ski slopes!! MLS#B504125…$225,900 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173




Owner has reduced the price! Let a tenant help pay your mortgage. Home includes a two-bedroom upper apartment, and pleasant yard. MLS#B489374…$105,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

3/3 on 5.72 ac. f/ timber accents, reclaimed wood, radiant floor heat, granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan! MLS#B504347…$429,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Commanding views, ski in/out, best lot at WestMont Ridge! Easy building, low site costs! MLS#B488793…$227,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




Like new 3/2 on 6 acres! Bright open kitchen/living/dining area. Create your own outdoor ambiance. Move in ready w/ nat. gas! MLS#B475637…$248,750 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

This 3 BR/ 2.5 BA chalet offers walk to the slope convenience without the hefty price tag, meticulously maintained. MLS#B505920…$385,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

With 2 fully serviced cabins, 99 acres of open, wooded, gently sloping and hillside terrain, offered completely turnkey! MLS#B1045029…$299,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Recently updated 3br 2.5 bath unit with covered BBQ\hot tub deck. Low Utilities and no HOA fees!! MLS#B1031401…$265,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

Brand new beautiful 3 BR/ 2.5 BA log home nestled in the woods with high end finishes, huge master suite, Florida room, fireplace, garage. MLS#B502180…$485,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Ski living 5 min. to village. 5/3 f/ 2 story dining/great rm, granite counters, Viking appliances & sauna. Deck w/view of HV slopes! MLS#B499291…$428,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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been able to make it work without the help of many of the shops and restaurants in the village. “I want to give a special thank you to all that made Girls Getaway Weekend 2017 one to remember,” Pump said. “We truly appreciate all of the hard work and time that went into making the weekend the success it was.” Event activities and sponsors included: Friday Night Sponsor HoganWillig, Ellicottvillas, Villaggio, The Winery of Ellicottville, Dina’s, and Finnerty’s. As well as Cadillac Jack’s, Canvas-N-

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Ellicottville, NY – A full village and fun had by so many women can mean only one thing for Ellicottville. The Girls Getaway Weekend was a huge success! With a village full of women and business owners claiming to have one of the best weekends in a long time, it is safe to say the return of the event after a few years hiatus was a success. It wasn’t all fun and parties, however. Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Events and Membership Manager, Barb Pump, said she and her committee would not have

Cocktails, Daff, and Ava Grace Fashions. Nature’s Remedy, Ameri-Can, Ellicottville Brewing Company, and Madigan’s also are on the list. “I also want to thank the merchants that provided our guests with various specials and making them feel welcomed to our village,” Pump said. Helping Pump make the weekend happen were committee members: Laura Solly, Jessica Maynard, Kristen Sciara, and Darlene Allen. About Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce: The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce provides advocacy, promotional and benefit solutions for its members - setting the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, business growth while achieving a high quality of life in Ellicottville and the surrounding area. We foster and promote business with our members while stimulating local economic growth. For more information about the Ellicottville chamber of Commerce, including membership, please visit http://www.ellicottvilleny. com.

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4 bdrms, 2 full baths, just outside of evl 22 1/2 acres w/ 5 bdrms, 3 baths, home 3 bdrm, 2 ba nicely furn. 1 flr layout right nestled in a wooded setting. WBFP, large sold furnished, freshly painted 2016 beside the lift. New gas FP. Sleeps 8+. Great rental potential. Only $184,900 deck includes hot tub. $294,900 Large WBFP. Asking $475,000

Photo, Left to Right: Lindsey Coburn representing Ellicottville Youth Soccer, Ed Imhoff Holiday Valley, Dennis Eshbaugh Holiday Valley, Franco Brady representing Little League Baseball and Football, Kristen Sciara representing Great Valley Youth Program, Steve Crowley Holiday Valley, Bonnie Koschir Holiday Valley, Barb Hirst representing Ellicottville Alley Katz, Keri Simon representing Mercy Flight and Jeff Clancy Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley Resort presented checks totaling $7000 to local youth programs and community services on June 13. Funds were generated at Fall Festival’s chairlift rides and Winter Carnival’s SnowBar during the 2016-17 season. Recipients include Ellicottville Youth Soccer, Great Valley Youth Program, Mercy Flight, Little League Baseball, Little League Football and Ellicottville Alley Katz.

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Summer Music Festival

Buffalo Philharmonic, Grand Funk Railroad at Holiday Valley

Ellicottville, NY – The e Ellicottville Summer Music r Festival is only two weeks s away and tickets are going lfast! Have you bought ” yours? You may want to get those tickets soon. e Discounted presale ends e June 18 at midnight. a That’s right. Your ticket , to see Grand Funk Railroad e will increase by $10 if you wait until June 19 to get it. e That Buffalo Philharmonic : ticket is going to be that r much more as well. s Saturday night, July 1, l the Buffalo Philharmonic r Orchestra, under the edirection of resident n conductor Stafan Sanders, y will perform some of the h most loved tunes from y pirates and princesses, e some great music to get you r moving your feet, and music r choreographed to fireworks g as they light up the sky. The r annual patriotic spectacular t is one that you are not going r to want to miss. g Sunday night, July 2, the t stage will be home to the . American Band, Grand Funk Railroad. In their fifth decade, Don Bewer and Mel Schacher will play host as music that spans the decades fills the air. The band is

responsible for such hits as “We’re an American Band,” “The Locomotion,” “You’re My Captain,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful,” just to name a few. The current lineup of Grand Funk Railroad has been together for 17 years and is ready to help you relive those memories, and create new ones. Joining Brewer and Schacher are Bruce Kulick, formerly of KISS; Max Carl, formerly with Elton John, Bonnie Rait, Glen Frey, and Bette Midler; and Tim Cashion, formerly with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Robert Palmer, and John Secada. Opening for Grand Funk Railroad is Carl Dixon. Dixon’s powerful vocals, artistry and stage presence have put him at the forefront of the Canadian rock industry for three decades. As one of Canada’s most respected musicians, a prolific songwriter, he’s renowned as both a solo artist and front man of groups such as Coney Hatch, The Guess Who and April Wine. Throughout his career Dixon also toured with heavy metal icons such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Triumph, Ted Nugent, Accept, and Krokus. Along with all the great music at Holiday Valley, the Village of Ellicottville will be bustling with activity all weekend as well. The fun starts Friday with the

first Ellicottville Stroll the Streets, from 5-8pm. Walk through the village and take in the sights, sounds, and smells that make Ellicottville great. During this first event of the 12-week series you may be greeted with stilt walkers, giant bubbles, even chalk drawing. There may be music on the streets. On Jefferson Street, between the Village Hall and the Post Office, the annual arts and Crafts show will take place both Saturday and Sunday from 1am5pm. On Saturday morning at 11, pets of all kinds will stroll up the street from Katy’s Café’s new location at 38 Washington Street to the Village Gazebo for the world-famous Ellicottville Pet Parade. If you want to show off your pet, register at Katy’s at 10:30 and be ready for the fun. Everyone gets a prize. Come out to the gazebo from 1-4pm on Saturday to hear some great music from the Theresa Quinn Trio. Quinn has been a performer, music director and/or pianist for some of the best professional theatre companies in Buffalo, including Alleyway Theater, Buffalo State College Theater Department, Buffalo United Artists, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Musicalfare Theatre, O’Connell and Company, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and the State University of Buffalo Theatre Department. She

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Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Top of the Hill! 6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY 14731 716-699-2000

6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY 14731 716-699-2000

6835 Holiday Valley Rd. This beautiful chalet is conveniently located at the top of Holiday Valley Road in a most desirable location. There is room for the entire family with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Views of Tannenbaum and the Mountain Coaster can be seen from a wall of windows for your enjoyment. Brand new roof and decks.  Be in for this ski season!  Call Craig Dininny, Associate Broker, Holiday Valley Realty Co., 716-640-6016 B506003 Asking $459,900 Located at Holiday Valley inside the Tamarack Club


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New Insurance Office Aims to Make Insurance Fun

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer The insurance business has a reputation for being a somewhat stodgy, not terribly exciting business. But to the self-admitted lifetime “insurance geek” Ellen Fenton, insurance is an interesting multi-facetted career. Her approach to the business is to make insurance fun. But, insurance and fun are two words you generally don’t find in the same sentence. Ellen is a licensed agent/broker for property casualty and life insurance in New York. She began her career in 1984 working for John Weed, the original partner from Weed Ross Agency and then continued on working for Gary Ross.

Ellen has worked with several different areas of the insurance industry in various agencies and companies. Furthering her career, in 1996, she earned the designation of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, and in 2003 earned the designation of Associate in Commercial Underwriting. This enhanced her knowledge to provide life, home, auto, and commercial insurance at a higher level. More than just underwriting, Ellen considers part of her job to be educating her clients on the benefits of insurance, “I love teaching people and helping them to protect the people, things and businesses they love,” she adds. For her, it’s all about helping others, “The last thing you want to have is a loss, without the coverage you should have had.” To celebrate the opening of her Ellicottville office, and bring some fun to the business, Ellen is having a Grand Opening Party Saturday, June 24th from 1-4pm. There will be food, refreshments, give-a-ways, and prizes. Some of the prizes will be memorabilia from the Red Garter Playhouse, the Salamanca restaurant her husband Tom founded in 1994 and operated through 2009. Also, there will be gift

certificates to Katie’s Café and Reflections. Stop by 39 Mill Street, to enter the drawing to win some other special prizes too! The fun will be ongoing, each month the company will have a contest or a give-away. Having been a part of this community for over 30 years, “It’s super exciting to give back,” she says. Ellen & Tom currently reside in Great Valley. For “many years,” she worked at The Silver Fox back in the 1990s. Her husband Tom has insurance in his family. His grandfather owned Fenton Insurance Agency in Salamanca in the 1940’s, and his father ran E.F. Fenton & Co in the 1960’s. Ellen’s husband Tom took a different path, building The Red Garter Playhouse restaurant in Salamanca. “He thought insurance was too dry,” she whispers. But now he helps in the business with marketing and other things. The “& Company” after all, refers to her husband, Tom! The two of them have another business; CPR, Carpet Pros Restoration, a carpet, and upholstery cleaning service. But, insurance is still Ellen’s passion. She says between them, “We want to make insurance fun, and we’re going to do it.” There’s that word again.

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Ride for Roswell Team Name “ Anne Golley” In Memory of Dale

This year we are riding the memory of a wonderfully courageous man who lost his battle of cancer in December 2013. He never gave up and we won’t either, to help find a cure. Please help us do this - your donation will help us meet our challenge. We will be riding June 24th for 20 miles. Anne Golley, will ride in virtual of Dale. If you would like to donate, go to, look for rider “Anne Golley” and follow directions. Donations will be taken till end of August. Thank You

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My name is Joey and I need your help! Joey is 23 years old and in need of a kidney transplant. A transplant with a living donor would give him the best possible chance and the best possible results. Joey has worked for the Amherst Highway Department since he graduated from High School, loves basketball (especially Kobe Bryant) and hockey. He just recently adopted a second dog from the SPCA. He has lived his life for the fullest for 23 years. Joey’s family members have been ruled out as donors. He needs some help again. Joey is blood type “O” If you are interested in donating please contact or 716-633-7990 To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you just may be the world. Thank you from the Western New York Kidney Connection.

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What’s Shakin’ In E’ville: Whether Outside or In, Ellicottville Is the Town to Be In

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It’s getting beautiful outdoors and you may not know Spruce Lake is graciously made available for swimming, picnicking, kayaking, fishing and just hangin out having a good time by the folks at Holiday Valley. I would like to remind you that if you pack it in, pack it out or the luxury may not always be there. Don’t forget The Mudslide Run on Saturday which is a 3.5 and a 5.4 mile slip and slide through muddy obstacles. Up Thursday at The Gin Mill are Joseph and Johnson at 8pm. These guys are fun listening to and there’s lots of beer on tap to choose from also. Friday we’re at Balloons starting at 7pm with The Porcelain Busdrivers on the main stage. Out of Jamestown, NY these musicians like to play every style and have a good time doing it. Immediately following in the sound booth is Dj Kage playing dance


Cont. From Cover never called the Village Board about not adopting the code of ethics. Trustee Spencer Murray had added a section on recusal of a public official when discussing or nominating a member of their family for a board position. The code as submitted for consideration is the same as the Town code, with the addition from Mr. Murray. In response from a question from Nick Petillo, the Mayor read both the Village and Town’s code section on nominating family members. Mr. Murray’s recusal section would prevent the mayor from appointing a family member to any Village Board position. Burrell said the problem the section is trying to eliminate is nepotism, but then added the state typically doesn’t act on nepotism, and the new code would limit the powers of the mayor. Burrell said NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors) said any new law that limits the mayor and deputy mayor’s powers would have to be approved by a referendum. Trustee Greg Cappelli said that was not the information he obtained from NYCOM. The mayor said the board could pass the Town’s Code of Ethics by board vote, but a referendum would be needed to pass the amended codes. Village Attorney Kathleen Moriarty said they are apparently getting conflicting information from NYCOM and it might be wise to wait and gather more information. She said the board could pass the amended codes by vote and


Cont. From Page 3 has been a member of numerous Artvoice award winning ensembles and productions. Her show is sure to be a hit. With all this going on, what

music until 2am. The Gin Mill brings back Joseph and Johnson, starting at 9pm for a more danceable version of their Thursday show. Closing out the nights festivities is Madigans upstairs bar with Dj Shane O’Mack playing dance favorites from 10-2am. Saturday there is the all day Country Jamboree with three bands out in the Beer Garden at Ellicottville Brewing Company from 3-11pm. Sean Patrick McGraw kicks it off from 3-5pm followed by JB Aaron& The Brethren at 5:30 and then they’ll close it out with Uncle Ben’s remedy at 9pm. Sounds like a foot stompin’ good time. Tickets are available at Saturday we get rolling at Madigans out on the patio from 5-8pm. A summer favorite Fritz G will be serving up some acoustic fun. Fritz has been spreading the madness since the Double Diamond

days. From 9-1am they will be hosting Karaoke for all you drunkin Sinatras out there. Back over at Balloons on the main stage at 6pm is Biscuit Miller and the Mix. These multiple BMA award winners play Chicago style blues at it’s finest. Immediately following Dj Kadda will keep the party going till 2am. Next up is Villaggio from 7-10:30pm with Skyline Duo. They are an acoustic group who plays everything from classics to country to modern. We return The Gin Mill with Wasted Whiskey at 9pm. This is a Buffalo band that plays all around the area and pushes the line between country and rock. Once again we end with Wings, Winston and Wagner, Wednesday at The Gin Mill from 8-10pm; wings, music and beer. Murica Everybody have a great weekend and don’t forget to support live music. You never know when your kid might bring home a musician.

see if the vote is challenged. If challenged, a referendum would have to be held. In a nutshell, the Town’s code would not prevent the Mayor from nominating a family member but would prevent him from voting for that appointment. The new ethics section submitted by Murray prevents the Mayor from making the nomination in the first place. At the April Board meeting, the Mayor had placed Sheila Burrell’s name in nomination to another fiveyear term on the Planning Board. The nomination did not receive as second, and no vote was taken. As a result, Ms. Burrell continues on the board as a hold-over member. Mr. Murray said the person who is allowing the hold-over member to continue is the person who makes the decision. Expressing frustration, Mr. Pitillo admitted he wants to see Sheila Burrell removed from the Planning Board, and said he has no influence over Mr. Murray’s proposal. The Mayor said he was willing to pass the town’s version of the code of ethics that evening, and he felt the board didn’t have the right or authority to pass the revised code. Ms. Moriarty, added the law isn’t black and white on that issue. At this point, the Mayor closed the public hearing. The Mayor did not ask, and no one made a motion to vote for either set of codes, and the meeting went on. Good News Going on with the regular meeting the Mayor had good news for the board. He complimented Spencer Murray for negotiating a reduction or $605.00 in the

Village’s insurance premium. The board gave him a round of applause. The Andison vs. Village of Ellicottville suit has been thrown out of court. Ms. Moriarty explained the people who owned the house at the corner of Elizabeth and West Washington, who were complaining about the large house built next to them, had filed a deficient complaint with the court. They had missed several deadlines, and the judge threw the case out of court. The Mayor has had a busy month; he attended a CFA workshop in Fredonia, a NYCOM meeting in Saratoga Springs, a local government conference at Houghton College, and the Cattaraugus County Municipals Officials Association in South Dayton. He said the grant writer hired by both the Town and Village had been very busy meeting with various state officials. She and Greg Fitzpatrick met with the CCIDA to put some things in place to apply for grants. The petition for re-zoning submitted by Chris Perks was referred to the Planning Board. DPW Report Harold Morton reported on the milling and repaving on Mill and Fillmore. All had gone well. Mr. Morton will be retiring August 31st. Trustee Greg Cappelli asked him if he would be available for part-time work. He said yes. Engineering Report Nick Dobmeier reported the final site walk-through with a NYSERDA representative happened at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The application for the energy incentive

more could you ask for? How about music in many of the local establishment? A full list of these bands, with times, will be available on the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce website at www. Need to get those tickets before the price goes up? Tickets can be

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part of the community which we know we’ll have to gain that respect, which we will work extremely hard at. I will be running the operation as well as maintaining my role at Villaggio, which is extremely important to me.” The Villager asked Murray about who they will employ, he said, “We are not bringing in Buffalo people to run it or work it on the regular, but everything we do in our company is together and as a family so I’m sure people will be in and out training and helping set the vibe.” Explaining what Mercato is going to be all about Murray wrote, “The place is a quick service restaurant with the idea of quality food fast, being interactive with our guests and maintaining an upbeat and energetic atmosphere. There will be a create your own pasta and pizza bar. Walk up to the counter and tell your creator what you want and we make it right in front of you. To go along with that is our Mediterranean bar where you create your own fresh plate. Create a regular house salad, Caesar salad or enjoy some house-marinated olives, fine cheeses and tomato bruschetta. Or just pile it all together and go crazy with it. The idea of it all is come in and get something different everyday that you create with plenty of options. You can sit in and eat or take out. We will also have all of our catering available for business, schools and events in the area. We’ll employ around 5-6 employees, and are currently looking for help. We are looking to form a creative culinary culture where the cooks are the front of house employees creating a fun and energetic experience.” Mercato in Olean is the new home for the heirloom marble table top. Pitillo says “it’s just short of the size of my truck bed.” The pasta and pizza bar will be the section of Mercato where the slab of marble will call home. Nick reminisced about the smooth table top his father made pizzas on and

said about 25 years ago he went to visit Danny Dineen at Eddy’s restaurant and he showed Pitillo the “pizza marble”. Dineen went on to other endeavors as well, but the marble stayed with the building and on a whim Pitillo asked Katy Arena - who owns the old Eddy’s restaurant now - about it and he was reunited with familial historical piece. Pitillo said he is “Extremely grateful to Katy for returning it, it is very sentimental to my family.” Pitillo is also excited about pizzas being made on the “pizza marble” again at Mercato in Olean. Pitillo, in an interview told the Villager more about the new restaurant also. Pitillo said it will be a counter service restaurant with approximately 30 seats. He also said they will serve beer and wine as well. Along with the service bars Murray explained, the pasta and pizza, the Mediterranean, it’s going to be a “really solid build your own salad bar! We’ll do it by weight. A grab and go!” he said. Pitillo added that they will have a retail portion as well selling bottled sauces, such as their marinara sauce and others. He also shared that they will be working with local farmers, getting seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, and he emphasized getting in touch with a honey farmer. Plans are also in for the making for a weekly Farmer’s Market. Nick expressed they want to be involved in the local community. He explained they want to put inexpensive meals on plates or to go, and not be the unhealthy fast food and nothing outrageous monetarily. Nick also expressed expanding into Salamanca, Jamestown and Bradford with similar Mercato restaurants. The location of the new restaurant will be at 213 N. Union St. in Olean across from the JCC campus area. They are looking at opening Mercato in the middle of August and will be open from 11am-8pm for the time being.

ride sharing system that will benefit communities in every corner of this state.” The plan had met with opposition from the Upstate Transportation Association; a coalition of cab companies and coach services. They claimed the ride-sharing companies do not do enough to assure the safety of the customers. Another concern was so-called surge pricing; that is drivers who raise their prices during holidays and special events. There have been allegations of price gouging. The New York State law seems to have taken these issues and more into account. Drivers must be at least 19 years old and able to pass a criminal background

checks, including a review of their driving record. The ride-sharing drivers must be enrolled in the DMV’s License Notification System which tracks and reports traffic ticket convictions, suspensions, revocations, reinstatements and other events. Before a user accepts a ride from a provider, the app must display the fair or estimated fair. The app must also display a photo of the driver, the make model and color of the vehicle, and its license plate number. The vehicle must also display prominently, on the passenger side, the logo of the sharing service. Drivers must carry full insurance, and the company must also carry $1.25 million liability insurance. A service fee will be added to all fairs that will go into a worker’s compensation insurance fund for the driver. To use the services, passengers must first download either

the Uber of Lyft app for their smartphones. Once a user has signed up, they input their destination, and the app will summon a driver and display the fair. If the user OK’s the fair, the app will display the expected pick-up time. Payment is also handled by the app. Neither company could supply a specific start date for ride sharing in the Southern Tier. Campbell Matthews from Lyft issued this statement; “We’re excited to come to the region and are preparing to launch as soon as possible after the legal launch date of June 29. We’ve seen great demand for Lyft from people across the state, including the areas around Buffalo.” Multiple emails to Uber were unreturned as of press time. Both companies are actively recruiting drivers; Uber –, and Lyft – Anyone who meets the criteria can apply online.

. e 9 , , Cont. From Cover , n a 20x24 foot deck off the rear e of the edifice, at the second r story level. Underneath it r would be a patio. Consulting attorney Daniel Spitzer said the changes would bring the project into FAR (Floor Area Ratio) compliance. The AC units will be on the roof of the building and hidden by a parapet. He added the changes turned the project into a rehab, and the only approvals Vogt needs is a Site Plan Review, Architectural Design Reivew, SEQR and Historical Overlay District review. But despite the enthusiasm the board felt for the changes, there was still an objection. Bob Kane is a former

Planning Board member who lives in the Arlington Arms condo facility on Monroe. He said the building was built in 1890 as a hotel, had been converted to apartments, and in 1986 turned into condos. He said the building is very exclusive, the owners are very quiet and respect the Village. In the back of the units is a secluded area surrounded by a fence for a hot tub. The closest corner of the second story deck on 23 Washington will come within about 9 feet of the cosseted corner of the fence line. The deck will be about 12 feet in the air and will look directly down, over the privacy fence and into the hot tub area. There was a suggestion to raise the top of the fence, but it is currently at its legal maximum height. Village Planner Gary Palumbo

reviewed the setbacks and lot lines, and said Vogt’s planned deck meets the setback requirements. Acting Board Chair Shelia Burrell explained, “We are working within the parameters of the law.” Mr. Spitzer felt the plans should move forward, adding “This applicant has worked with you for a number of months.” A motion was passed to issue a Negative Declaration on the SEQR (no environmental impact). The Board went over the Architectural Review and found the plans were consistent with the Historical District standards; there is no change in the character of the building. All the renovations are at the rear of the building, and the new brick will match

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lyoung Danny Dineen to work ufor him making pizzas on the same slab. Nick Pitillo telling ethe Villager this local history tof a “family heirloom” went eon to say that after his father’s spassing, Dineen went on to swork for the Eddy family in gGreat Valley making pizzas yon the same marble slab from the My Place restaurant. And mon that day last year, Pitillo .asked Katy Arena about the pmarble and she showed him mthe “heirloom”, and gave it to him. Not knowing exactly hwhere to use it at the time, sPitillo told the Villager he lcouldn’t use it at Villaggio, sbut when the idea and dopportunity came to open Mercato in Olean he realized hthe fate of the large marble ,slab table top. l Along with General Manager cof Villaggio, Spencer Murray – Nick Pitillo upon a proposal tfrom Murray wanted to take ohis third business plan of rMercato (meaning market) in tBuffalo in the Expo Market to Olean. After finding the right location in the southern Cattaraugus County city, they unveiled the plans to the public. The Villager caught up with both Murray and Pitillo to get the skinny on the new digs. Murray wrote back in an e-mail explaining his visualization for MercatoOlean: “I have been looking into Olean for quite some time now, doing my research and going to look at places. Once I started to formulate the plan and things seemed right, I approached Nick with the idea. Over some time and seeing things for himself, he decided to let me continue on with the plans. There are a lot of people in Olean and a lot of good people who we feel are looking for some fresh new ideas. We felt as though our concept would work well with our price points and customer service. We are very much looking forward to being a


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the old brick. Mr. Spitzer recommended a condition that the developer notify the owners of the adjacent building of his construction plans. Sign applications will be filed as the building gets tenants. Vogt will have to have his plans stamped by a structural engineer. A motion was made to approve the application with the conditions the board specified. The motion passed. Earlier in the meeting the Board held three public hearings for previous applications. The first was for Darlene Allen at 11 Rockwell to establish a home business. The second for lawyer John Nelson to move his office into the old Ellicottville Inn. And the last for a couple at 16 Rockwell to have an apartment on the second floor of their garage. In all three public hearings, there were no objections from the floor, and the hearing were quickly closed. The Board went into regular session to make decisions on the applications. Gary Palumbo went over the application for 11 Rockwell. He said the project was a home business in health consulting, and all criteria had been met. There will be no change in

1803 W. State St. Olean, NY. Main St. Hinsdale, NY. 2. Allegany Area Historical 12. Howe-Prescott Salt Association Museum - 25 N. Box House - Cadiz Rd. Second St. Allegany, NY. . Franklinville, NY 3.  American Museum 13. Leon Historical Society of Cutlery - 9 Main St. Museum - Rt. 62 and Cherry Cattaraugus, NY.    Creek-Leon Hill Rd. Leon, 4. Cattaraugus Area NY. Historical Society Museum- 14. Mansfield Area 23 Main St. Cattaraugus, NY. Historical Society Museum 5. Cattaraugus County - 7691 Toad Hollow Museum - 9824 Rt. Rd. Little Valley, NY. 16 Machias, NY. 15. Medora Ball Museum 6. Cutco-Ka-bar Visitors in Otto - 9068 Otto/East Center - 1040 East State St.  Otto Rd. Cattaraugus , NY. Olean, NY. 16. Miner’s Cabin of the 7. Dayton Historical Ischua Valley Historical Museum 9561 Society - 9 Pine St. Rt. 62 Dayton, NY. Franklinville, NY. 8. Ellicottville Historical 17. Perrysburg Historical Society Museum Museum - 10460 Peck Hill 2 Washington St. Rd. Perrysburg, NY. Ellicottville, NY. 18. Portville Historical 9. Fannie E. Bartlett House & Preservation Society and the Olean Point Museum at Bedford Corners - 302 Laurens St. Olean, NY. Corner of Rt. 305 and Deer 10. Gowanda Area Creek Rd. in Portville, NY. Historical Society Museum- 19. Salamanca Area 32 Chestnut St. Gowanda, NY. Historical Society Museum 11. Hinsdale Historical - 125 Main St. Salamanca, Society Museum - 3826 NY. the appearance of the home, there is sufficient off-street parking, and there will be no outdoor display or storage of product. The Board declared a negative SEQR, and approved the application provided Ms. Allen continues to meet the home business criteria. They considered the special use permit and architectural review of John Nelson’s plan to move his office into the former restaurant area of the Inn. The building is in the Historical Overlay, and considerations about the preservation of the character of the building apply. Mr. Nelson will update some of the doors and windows, including some original windows that had been bricked over. The changes are at the rear of the building and the character of the old hotel will be unchanged. He plans to install an awning that will match the ones on the front. The board also considered the special use permit and architectural review for 16 Rockwell. Here the Board had some objections. Apparently, the owners did not realize that receiving an area variance from the ZBA did not mean they could start construction on the accessory apartment. They still needed the special use permit and site plan review to obtain the building permit. They started work on the apartment conversion.

Last weekend they were served with a stop order from the building inspector. Board member Jack Kramer, who lives on Rockwell, said he had heard rumors more than one apartment was being created in the building. The owners said they were converting the attached garage to a bedroom, and a single apartment was being built upstairs. They are also remodeling the interior of the home, and received a building permit for that work. Mr. Kramer said he felt the board should table the discussion for a month to find out what was really going on. The couple protested, saying they wanted to order siding and windows, and if they had to delay the order they couldn’t get as good a price. Another issue is the home is currently in a flood plain, which could make them change their plans. Currently, they have applied to have FEMA redraw the flood plain, taking the home out of it. But they may not have a decision for months. Their engineer, Aaron Tiller, said either way the plans could be modified to make the garage compliant. In the end the Board decided to table the plans for a month and suggested the couple attend the July working session to make their plans clear. “This means we’re stopped,” the gentleman said and the couple left the meeting.

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Cont. From Page 6 check was submitted, and the Village can expect to receive payment in June or July. There was a discussion about recouping the extra engineering costs associated with some recent projects. The Stillhouse Brewery needed extra engineering from Nussbaumer and Clarke. Too often the Village winds up picking up the tab for those costs. Trustee Greg Cappelli suggested the Village hire someone to come up with a schedule of fees for engineering costs. Code Enforcement Code Enforcement office Kelly Fredrickson

received compliments for his new format report on building permits issued. Mr. Fredrickson did a cost comparison of what Ellicottville charges for building permits versus other similar communities. Our permit fees are higher than most other communities. Parks Patra Lowes said some boards on the grandstand at the baseball park need replacing. John Burrell said he had three bids on the materials to fix them. A motion was passed to accept the lowest bid of $5,108.64. After discussing a volunteer day to do the work, it was decided to have the DPW crew do the work. Burrell had received complaints about kids playing at the park

getting ticks. Dr. Greenlawn submitted a bid of $2,250 to treat the fields and the area around the fire station one time, but it would need a second treatment. There was concern about the spraying around the Village wells. The Mayor said he would check into it further. There are still some commissioner positions open. Namely: Zoning and Planning, Water, Sewer, Noise, Special Events, and Parking. The Mayor asked for volunteers from the board from the trustees. None volunteered. Burrell said the best way would be to find someone, not on the board who would like to be in charge of those positions. The meeting was adjourned.

~ The Villager ~

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Beat on the Street: What are Your Three Biggest Pet Peeves?

By Chad Neal There are some things in this world that make one cringe, or growl, or close their eyes tightly and grimace. Some things others don’t even notice are despised and abhorred by people with pet peeves. Certain everyday occurrences bother some people so much that if not made self-aware could cause severe psychosis. “NO WIRE HANGERS!!!” Usually just brushed off with witty sarcasm and negatively funny jokes - pet peeves are part of life. Some have to be lived with while others can be avoided day to day. It all depends on what certain stimuli bothers a person. There are a lot of people who agree on certain pet peeves, then there are some who have a deep rooted hate for something most people don’t notice or may even enjoy. Irritation from positive things can happen and often do. Society has an addiction to certain drugs such as caffeine which “allows them to cope” with other people shortly after arising from bed. Taking a pet peeve too far can be seen as irrational and can cause personal problems and those problems may turn into demons that one can’t escape from. What are your three biggest pet peeves?

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