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WHAT’S SHAKIN’ IN EVL:.......PAGE 6 April 12 - 18, 2018

Volume 13 ~ Issue 16

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Music Notes

Village Board Meetings

New Meeting Night Starting in September - Budget Meeting Set

Holiday Valley Remains Open Over 125 Days of Skiing the Season

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KATY G & THE GIRLS Saturday, April 14th, 6PM

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Friday, April 20th, 7PM

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Planning for Stroll the Streets is coming along.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

Regular Board Meeting There were two Village Board meetings on Monday night. The first was to handle usual board business, and, after that, the annual Organizational Meeting. While the regular meeting was free of controversy, the Organizational

meeting sparked debate over the timing of delivering and setting of agenda items. Mayor Burrell started off the meeting with good news saying the state comptroller office had declared the Village to be under no financial stress. This means the state has determined the Village to be in very good fiscal See “BOARD” Page 7

Enix Salon Grand Opening

Celebration in Honor of Clean Water; Party This Saturday

Thursday, April 12th, 8PM

2 GUYS DRINKIN’ BEER Friday, April 13th, 9PM

MO PORTER Saturday, April 14th, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, April 18th, 8PM

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Comedy Center Grand Opening... Page 4 Schumer, Tomlin, Aykroyd, Original Cast of SNL to Headline

By Chad Neal

New businesses seem to start up in Ellicottville all of the time. It is a great place with opportunity to launch a business because of the tourism industry that has flourished here for quite some time now. Not to mention the local residents enjoy all of the new operations that come to Ellicottville as well, and one of the newest is a hair salon called Enix Salon that started styling hair at 5 East Washington St.- Suite 1 in the Ellicottville Square, neighbors to EVL Ink and Kwik Fill. Although they opened for business in October 2017 they are planning a Grand Opening party this Saturday, April 14th. From 12-5pm Enix is throwing a celebration in honor of Earth Month and their grand See “SALON” Page 7

By Brooke Spaizcher Can you believe it; we still have more snow than we know what to do with. How many days have you been out? Holiday Valley has had over 125 days of skiing and it is still hard to say when the end will be here. Holiday Valley will be open this weekend Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. They plan to run the Yodeler Lift. Get your discount spring skiing lift ticket to get out and ride! There will be approximately ten slopes operating. Unfortunately there will be no rentals available and they are closed Sunday, but go enjoy some spring skiing this weekend! It’s been awhile since we’ve had a winter like this!

Planning Obstacles

V.P.B. Runs into Conflicting Jurisdictions and Ambiguity

Rendering of the enlarged garage for a home on Van Buren.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

in plans to bring them in line with relevant codes. The project is approved, Village Planner Gary Ordinarily, Village Planning Palumbo issues a letter of decision, Board meetings are a pretty pro permits are issued, and the project forma exercise. The board reviews moves forward. Tuesday night’s site plans and applications apply the proper codes and requests changes See “PLANNING” Page 6

ECS Board Meeting

School Temporarily Loses Cable Connection

The National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening with appearances by Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Saturday Night Live original season alumni including Dan Aykroyd and more, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 1-5 in Jamestown, New York.

Catt. Co. Sports Hall of Fame... Page 2

Holland Inducted into Catt. Co. Sports Hall of Fame Photo and story John Thomas Local Soccer referee Wally Holland was recently inducted into the Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame. Holland is shown here at the dinner for the nominees shaking hands with Mark Benton, Director of the Sports Hall of Fame. In his acceptance speech Mr. Holland acknowledged the legacy of Joe and Adam Delity....

Ski Resort Updates... Page 4 & 5 Updates From Holiday Valley & HoliMont

Celebrating Mother Earth

Activities to be Held at ASP & Nannen Arboretum

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer At the ECS School Board meeting on Tuesday night Superintendent, Bob Miller chided Spectrum Cable service for the loss of cable TV access for the school. He said the company had upgraded the service coming into the school but had failed to switch out the converter boxes. This left the entire school without access to cable TV for several days. Internet access and phone service were unaffected by the change. Mr. Miller said he had received and email regarding the Governor’s proposed budget. The email had referenced a projection in the budget, that if it had been included in the final budget could have cost the district $100,000. Miller commented he was relieved to see the projection had not made it into

Next Saturday, April 21 Allegany State Park is celebrating from 10-12:30pm at the Red House Administration Building Lobby. This is a FREE Event that has special Earth Day Activities scheduled and on-going activities will be Nature Trivia, and displays on the White Spruce, Composting, and Recycling! For more information on this event please visit Allegany State Park’s Facebook site and refer to page 3 of this publication.

See “ECS” Page 8

See “EARTH” Page 7

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Generally, it’s going to be a quiet weekend. And you know what? That’s okay by me! It gives me (and everyone else) a chance to catch up on

things we should’ve finished already, or a head start on things you’ll need to get done so you can enjoy all the fun stuff later this season. That’s the best part of late April/early May – it’s “shoulder” time, a time “in between”. Now that it’s promising to warm up it’s time to take advantage of this early slack period by spending considerable time at home, stowing away cold weather gear, opening up the windows to let some fresh air in, and other traditional “spring cleaning” chores.

I know many like myself are itching to get to lawn and garden tasks, putting away the last remnants of the ski season, and tuning up their mountain bikes. It’s also a good time to get out on the driving range and start practicing the swing, which might save you some aggravation later this summer. So, dear readers, its time to take care of your serious business so you can partake in all Ellicottville has to offer during the lazy days of summer. So – get crackin’! Until next week… JZ

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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. For Pick up just call Sherman at 716-912-8306. Collected this week 623 - Year to date 16,093

Catt. Co. Sports Hall of Fame Holland Inducted into Catt. Co. Sports Hall of Fame

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Photo and story John Thomas

Local Soccer referee Wally Holland was recently inducted into the Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame. Holland is shown here at the dinner for the nominees shaking hands with Mark Benton, Director of the Sports Hall of Fame. In his acceptance speech Mr. Holland acknowledged the legacy of Joe and Adam Delity, saying Ellicottville soccer owes them a debt of gratitude. Holland started refereeing in 1991 and is now, at 84, believed to be the oldest soccer referee in the State of New York.

Earth Day Fundraiser Essentials Hair Solan Ladies Earth Day Fundraiser

Come spend the day doing crafts and enjoying the company of other lovely ladies. Held at the Little Valley Fire Hall on April 21st, 1 to 5 PM. Ages 21 and Older, Cash Only. For a $30 prepay donation, you will have an option of 2 crafts- Felting or Barnwood painting. Signups for crafts are at Essentials Salon. (If you prepaid for craft, the entry fee will be waived) An entry fee of $10 will allow access to Mini spa services, 50/50 raffle, Door prize, Chinese raffle, Beverages and appetizers Proceeds will go to “Environmental Advocates of NY” for clean water in our area.

Arts Council Appointment Welcoming Grants and Development Coordinator

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is pleased to welcome our new team member, Kara Frisina, as the Grants and Development Coordinator. Kara was born and raised in Olean, NY and recently moved back home to live on her family’s old farm and participate in the revitalization of the area. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Visual Communication and

Spanish, and her master’s in Communication and Development at Ohio University. As part of her educational experience, Kara worked with nonprofits in Ohio and Guatemala and became interested in how she could develop her skills to support these types of organizations. Kara is excited to join the Arts Council’s mission to promote the creation, presentation and appreciation of arts and culture in the region. As she explains, “I’m so impressed by the growth in the Twin Tiers. After traveling and experiencing living in other places, I want to put my energy into arts and culture in my home region. This is a beautiful area full of inspiring and diverse folks.

The Arts Council is a catalyst for rural creativity and I’m excited to be a part of that.” Executive Director TIna Hastings is thrilled to have Kara join the staff of the Arts Council, saying, “Growing up in the region, Kara is familiar with CCAC and her past volunteer and internship experiences here helped inform her decision to apply to be our Grants and Development Coordinator. Her desire to return to this region after college to live and work is wonderful because rural areas often lose their young professionals. I’m glad we could offer her a position and I believe she will be a tremendous asset as an arts advocate for our region’s arts and cultural organizations.”

Town and Village Discussion

The Town and Village of Ellicottville invite you to participate in a discussion about Smart Growth. Please fill out our short survey that can be found at the Town and Village website, Facebook or on the Chamber of Commerce site. Last meeting to be held: Saturday, April 14th at 10am – Town Center

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ASP Celebrates Nature Celebrate Earth/Arbor Day

f Two events that celebrate d two things we couldn’t e live without! This year the , Environmental Education n Department of Allegany State Park combines both these g events into one celebration! e This family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, s April 21st from 10am12:30pm at the Red House Administration building. The s fun kicks off at 10 with a one e mile, round trip, guided hike o on Red Jacket Trail -this is f a continuation of our Third Saturday Trek series. Kids activities run from 10am-1pm and will feature Sun Painting –weather permitting. This particular activity will run from 10-11am. Bring a t-shirt to paint, or we will have bandanas available for a $2 donation. There will also be a slide presentation from 11:0011:30am on the changes in butterfly communities in

Allegany State park over an 80-year period. Kids can also build their own butterfly garden to take with them at 11:30am after the talk! The Allegany State Park Trails Department will be in the lobby of the Administration Building amid the festivities from 10-12:30pm looking for people interested in the Volunteer Trail Stewardship Program. The program is a great way to give back to your park and help maintain a trail system that is used by more than 1 million visitors each year. After lunch, from 1-4pm join the ASP Trails Department and our Volunteer Trail Stewards as we clear the Red House bike path of any encroaching brush. This is a fun opportunity for the family to give back to the park on one of our most popular paths. Meet in the Red House Administration Building’s

great room. On-going during this event, participants can test their skills at Nature Trivia, color, and check out various displays such as non-biodegradable plastics, and DDT. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy in the park. For more information, contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or check out the Allegany State Park Facebook page. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 71 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.

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Community Wide Garage Sale Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Announces May 19 Event

OLEAN -- The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 19, from 9am-4pm. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning. Erica Dreher, Member Outreach Coordinator at GOACC states, “Garage sales are very well attended events.  More than 101 houses participated last year and more than 240 maps were handed out.  We encourage residents to hold garage sales at their homes or join with neighbors to hold block sales.” 

For anyone who is interested in holding a garage sale at their home, they need to register their address with GOACC to be placed on the garage sale map for a $3 fee. GOACC will need address, and a short list of items that the home would be selling. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 16 at noon Maps depicting the locations of the garages sales, will be available on Friday, May 18 and also will be handed out from GOACC office on the morning of the sales, beginning at 7 AM. Mail or drop off garage sale information to GOACC, 301 North Union Street. You may

also fax information to 3727912 or email info@oleanny. com. Below are some tips for a successful community-wide garage sale: Have bargain prices - that’s what garage sales are all about; Sort, Organize and Price your items; Have a good variety of items; Clean everything make sure the items are clean and in good condition; Be ready to negotiate; Safeguard your money and valuables, and don’t forget CHANGE.  For more information on the garage sale, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716/372-4433.

Celebrate Olean Outdoor Fest. Planning for Second Annual Festival to be Held June 15 & 16

“Things are starting to shape up” according to the planning committee for the second annual Celebrate Olean – Outdoor Festival 2018. Started last year the festival originally named the Olean Outdoor Fest was held at Bradner Stadium. The festival started by Jamie Hamed is a non-profit fundraiser

for local charities, this year proceeds will be donated to The Olean Food Pantry and to The Rehabilitation Center. Hamed said, “Last year we had a small planning committee that helped put it all together. We learned a lot and had good feedback. This year we have several new members and have made a

good festival even better!” The event has a new exciting name and logo, it will be held at Gargoyle Park on June 15th and 16th, admission is free, and all the activities have a low price, such as camping for 4 people for is $10.00 for both nights. The festival includes a volleyball tournament, bocce tournament, archery competition, jeep jamboree, kids zone and scavenger hunt, beer yoga, best chicken wing contest, wine tasting, seminars, a decades night, a bonfire, camping, vendors and much more. Hamed said, “We would like to keep the awesome fireworks display that we had last year, so we are asking for donations to make that possible. We have set up a Go Fund Me account for donations.” For full event details and a link to donate please go to www. Thanks Olean Outdoor Fest.

National Library Week

National Library Week – (April 8th – 14th) Libraries are so much more than just books and we are continually evolving to best serve the needs of the community. Come check out all that your library has to offer! In recognition of National Library Week, stop in the library anytime during April and receive a chance to win one of several prizes in our drawing.

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Come to a fun filled April 21. Dinner is served “Spayghetti” Dinner to help from 5-7pm, with takeouts raise funds for the SPCA! available.  Stay late for Only 225 tickets will be dancing to the sweet sounds sold, so get them early!  $15 of “Freddie & The Jets” and per person donation gets you “Generations”!  Music will Spaghetti with Meatballs (or run from 6-10pm with basket plain sauce), a Chef Salad, raffles, a cash bar, 50/50 Garlic Bread, Hot or Cold raffle, mini “pawtique”, Beverage, and Cake!  Held at the Olean Pulaski Club See “SPCA” page 6

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lineup in the coming months. The National Comedy Center embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for her hometown of Jamestown, New York to become a destination for the celebration of comedy in a way that educates, fosters and inspires. Design has been led by the most prominent cultural and interactive design firms in the world whose portfolios collectively include the award-winning 9/11 Memorial Museum, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, The College Football Hall of Fame, and SNL: The Experience. The $50 million endeavor was made possible by state, federal and private philanthropic support including partnership with I LOVE NEW YORK™, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s Empire State Development. In a special press briefing at the site on Friday, March 30, United States Senator Charles Schumer announced his push for a congressional designation for the Center. The new designation would officially make the National Comedy Center the nation’s cultural institution dedicated to the art of comedy, recognizing it as the only institution of its kind with the mission of preserving, protecting, and showcasing the art of comedy and its role in our culture. The National Comedy Center also operates the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, and for the last 25 years has produced the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival with performers including Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Lewis Black, Trevor Noah, Joan Rivers, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Nick Offerman, Ray Romano, Bob Newhart, The Smothers Brothers and more than 100 other comedic artists. Located in Jamestown, a city in Chautauqua County and Western New York, the National Comedy Center is in the region of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Toronto. Tickets may be purchased by Members beginning April 27th and by the public May 4th by visiting Tickets and memberships may also be purchased by calling 716-484-0800 or visiting the festival box office located at 2 W. 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.

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HoliMont Update Renewed Love of Snow

By Greg Culver This was a winter that rekindled snow fever. For a variety of reasons, some skiers and boarders have lost the passion they once had for sliding on snow. At HoliMont I got to watch first hand, as the young and the old, embraced old man winter. First, we had a decent start to the season. Christmas was busy, and the snow conditions were good. HoliMont had over 35 slopes open during the warm up in February, but it looked like it was going to be an early season. Forecasts originally showed a warmer end to March. We were starting to wonder if we would make it till Easter. Well just like they always say, “If you don’t like the weather in WNY, wait 5 minutes, it will change.” BAM! The snow came. The temps dropped and before you knew it, we were 100% open again (All slopes and trails). There was great coverage in the glades, better than earlier in the season. HoliMont groomers took fresh coatings of snow and transformed them into a velvet corduroy that made hero skiers of us all. I remember commenting to a “older” member on the chair

last week, “Huh, it’s March 25th and the kids are still skiing the woods.” She said “Yes, it was sweet in there this morning.” I just grinned and nodded. As the days of March carried on, the comment almost every day was that it was just getting better. Other weekday visitors claimed that March offered some of the best skiing all year. I’d have to agree. Then when you couldn’t imagine things could get much better, out came the sun and it stayed for days. A bluebird backdrop, shining sun and near perfect snow conditions are just what the doctor ordered. The snow is magical and its super fun to watch as people get more and more into it. Après’ parties on the patio can’t be beat. When the sun

is out, it takes it to a whole new level. Kids frolic (yell & scream) in the snow and parents relax while catching up with other families. There’s always snacks and something to wash it down. We have a surge of new, younger families at the club. It’s a great place for kids to grow up and many memories are etched out. These “newbies” got a great taste of winter this season. I saw more 6-year old’s’ sporting pro level goggle tans than ever before. We would like to thank everyone that joined, previewed or visited the ‘Mont this year. You’ve all made it a special one that will be remembered for years to come. Mostly, we would like to thank our members for the continued support and involvement in our club. The volunteers and committee chairs have stepped up the game and made HoliMont events, parties and après’, second to none. Please contact the office for information on membership. 2018-2019 Weekday Experience Passes are on sale now till May 1, 2018 at a discounted price. See our website or call (716) 699-2320 for more information.

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from 10-2am with some soul sauce for your groove. The Gin Mill will have Two Guys Drinking Beer from 9-12am. These guys always get the crowd involved playing acoustic covers from the 60’s through today. There’s always 26 drafts to wash down food from the latest kitchen in town open till midnight on the weekends. Up the street Madigans will have Dj Cobra Con spinning some grease for your slide from 10-2am. The A-Team is awaiting your drink orders behind the pine and you can play foosball and pool till the wee hours. SATURDAY Saturday we’re back at Balloons with Katy G and the Girls from 6-9:30pm. These KC natives are currently on tour and opening some shows for Robin Trower. They play a roots, blues, rock style set with some originals thrown in. Ask about CD’s

and merchandise. Dj Xcite will follow in the sound booth with funk for your crunk from 10-2am. Back at The Gin Mill is Mo Porter from 9-12am. These guys do classic rock covers from 60-90’s and some good dance music so get up and swing what you brought. Don’t forget those 26 draughts and late night kitchen. Madigans will have Dj TSwift layin down some heavy rhythms for you dancers from 10-2am to close out the evening. We’ve been closing the week out on Wednesday for the last 30+ years with Wagner, Winston and wings. 75 cent wings, cold beer and good music, as Americana as you can get. We hope you have a wonderful stay here in E’ville and tell your friends and bring your family and always remember, SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!

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You have to believe that it’s going to dry out soon and the wildflowers will start blooming. The trails up behind the valley are splendid places to view wildflowers as the spring progresses; get a trail map from the chamber. Fortunately the music goes on rain or shine. As always we start our weekend on Thursday at The Gin Mill with Joseph and Johnson from 8-11pm. These guys do an acoustic set of covers of folk, rock tunes from the 60-90’s and try to stay true to the original recordings. Don’t forget the latest kitchen in E’ville open till 11pm. FRIDAY We get things rolling at Balloons from 7-10:30pm with No Limit. This Jamestown band does classic rock covers aimed at dancing. Dj Xcite will follow



Cont. From Cover meeting was mostly the same except for two pending applications that waded into a thicket of cross jurisdictions and phantom development covenants. The first problem application heard was for Aaron Teller’s project with Madigan’s on Washington. They are seeking a special use permit to allow outdoor dining in front of the establishment, and a new deck over the sidewalk. Because there will be a physical change in the footprint of the business, and the fact that restaurant/bar is in the historical district, there are additional reviews that must be performed. A site plan review, an architectural plan review, and a historical

review must all be held. A new stairway on the side of the building will also need a variance from the ZBA because it encroaches the setback on the side of the lot. But the most problematical aspect of the plans is the new deck over the sidewalk on Washington. Here the state DOT gets involved because the sidewalks and the street are under their control. Also, Village Zoning Codes state the Village Board must approve any canopy or balcony in the Historical District. Project engineer Aaron Teller said the DOT may “relinquish jurisdictional control” of the sidewalk but couldn’t know for sure if they would. There was a discussion about holding a public hearing, which the project will need, but the board felt it might be moot if the DOT won’t allow

the deck. Mr. Teller said he would try to get more input from the DOT. The board tabled the discussion until the May meeting. Developer Phil Vogt’s request for a sign permit for his property at 23 Washington was approved. Also, the board welcomed its newest member, Sean Cornelius. The board also performed a site plan review for a new home construction at 17 Parkside. The ever-busy Mr. Teller is also the engineer for the home project being built at the Sprague development. The area is a medium density residential district, and the specs for the home are in keeping with local codes. Mr. Teller said his client has requested several changes to the rear of the home and asked if he could make the See PLANNING page 8

Beat on the Street: What is Your Favorite Way to Relax?

By Chad Neal Life is hectic for most folks. Work and keeping up with home life, whether it is taking care of the kids or making sure everything is running smoothly, life can get stressful. We all need a good way to simmer down and relax. There is turmoil everywhere in the news, traffic can make one use curse words that would make grandma roll over in her grave, the boss can be an ignorant know-it-all throwing useless tasks at you, relationship misunderstandings and any kind of drama is all part of life that most of us have to deal with. Being able to forget all of that and enjoy the greater things in life, like being pampered in any way, shape or form, or doing what makes you feel at ease, makes the negative emotions go away and the feeling of freedom exists for the short moments it happens. The hours the good times last, though they are nothing compared to the dragging of time that makes 17 minutes feel like four hours while at work. It seems sometimes there can’t be any relaxation during sleep either when you know the alarm clock is going to be sounding all too soon. It is those times though, that we have to ourselves or with friends and family to relax that make the tumultuous parts of life seem worth it. What is your favorite way to relax?

Jess E.- Coloring adult coloring books.

Ally D.- Driving aimlessly with some good tunes.

Elisca Y.- I crochet to relax.

Veronica W.- Lavender bubble bath and lavender scented candles. I could live in the bath.

Hannah G.- When it’s nice out, I love to walk back in the woods behind my dad’s house. It’s so peaceful back there.

Sara G.- Step 1.) Go to Madigan’s, Step 2.) Order a beer, Step 3.) Take a shot, Step 4.) Relax

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eshape. Also, the Village d received an insurance safety r group dividend payment of $19,405.25. The Mayor s talked about the importance .for the Trustees to read the kfinancial statements in regards d to the month’s disbursements. o The report is generated by the u software the Village bought efrom Williamson Law. Mr. tBurrell also mentioned he, Mary Klahn and Niles Pierson j had attended a Government eAccounting Training class. A upublic hearing was opened to o consider the Proposed 210819 Village Budget. The Mayor ewent on to say the Town yand Village had received a h lot of useful input from the .Smart Growth Survey and d follow-up meetings held s in Town Center. Burrell reminded everyone of the afinal meeting for the Smart eGrowth Initiative will be at d Town Center on April 14th sat 10am. The Mayor will be Eattending the NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors) meeting at Saratoga Springs May 6 – 8, then the STW (Southern Tier West) training session at Houghton College on the 9th. The proposed amendments to the Zoning Codes have been completed, and a public hearing to review them was set for May 14th. DPW and Engineering Reports Mary Klahn reported that thanks to the new water meters, all the Village’s water meters were read by the DPW crew in just 2.5 hours, a special thank you goes to Tom Dineen and Jesse Klahn. Niles Pierson and Nick Dobmeier gave the Engineering Report. Mr. Dobmeier submitted a proposal for dealing with the accumulated sludge at the bottom of the ponds. He had reported earlier on new technology that could remove the sludge at a much lower cost. Mr. Dobmeier has continued his research into the device and said he would like an additional $8,500 to keep evaluating the technology to see if it is viable. He had broken down the removal into separate tasks, including continuing his research. A motion was passed to approve the $8,500 and have him continue looking into the system. Mr. Pierson said one of his big goals for the year is to complete the GPS survey of the Village and Town’s infrastructure. Part of that will be finding all the water and sewer valves and pumps. MWA Engineers were hired as a subcontractor for part of the work. Mr. Cappelli pointed out having the infrastructure on a database


Cont. From Cover opening. Trina Phillippi and Hannah Clark, owners and stylists decided they wanted to pair their Grand Opening with Earth Month, which is April, “We are taking the pledge in standing up for clean water!” Phillippi said in an email to the Villager. Though they opened in October they decided to wait for the spring months to celebrate their opening because “when we opened it was just before the holidays and we were crazy busy. The timing is more fitting for this time of year...and

could help the Village obtain grants in the future. Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Fredrickson reported on the sale of a “zombie property” on East Washington. Mr. Fredrickson said the bank holding the property didn’t fix up the house before the sale. But local law requires all houses to be sold must be brought up to current code before the sale can take place. The COE said 90% of the homes in the Village don’t meet this requirement. There will be a public hearing on May 14th to consider local law #2 for 2018, concerning the sale of homes. The Officer mentioned the ATM kiosk that had been in front of Katie’s Café. He said the District Attorney had given him authorization to prosecute the owners of the machine. The board passed a motion giving the COE authority to prosecute future violations. Special Events and Refuse Spencer Murray reported planning for Stroll the Streets is coming along. He asked for a motion to allow a car to be parked on the lawn in front of Town/Village Hall during the Friday nights of the event. The motion passed. Patra Lowes brought up the contract with Casella Waste Management ends May 31. A motion was passed to authorize advertising for bids. The request will state a clause must be added to the contract for either party to extend the contract for two years. There will be a Village-wide cleanup day scheduled for Earth Day, April 22. No members of the public appeared to speak on the Proposed Budget, and the public hearing for it was closed. A special budget meeting was scheduled for April 11 at 11am. Organizational Meeting During the annual Organizational Meeting, some of the past board issues were raised once more. This time decisions were made, and policies set that may prevent those problems from arising again. Most of the Village’s appointments were unchanged. Peters and Moriarty are still retained as Village Attorney, but when issues that may represent a conflict of interest arise the board will consult NYCOM first. When the Trustees or Planning Board has a zoning question, they may consult with Hodgson Russ, but funds for doing so must be approved first. New to the Planning Board is Sean Cornelius, the Village’s newest insurance salesman. Still serving on the Planning Board is Shelia Burrell, whom Mayor Burrell nominated last year as a hold-over position. Trustee Cappelli asked if in light of the Code of Ethics if the Mayor would reconsider

Ms. Burrell’s nomination. The Code prevents a board member from nominating or discussing a family member for a position on any Village board. Mr. Burrell pointed out the nomination had been made before the Code of Ethics was adopted, and saw no reason to reconsider the nomination. Several commissioner positions remain unfilled. Zoning and Planning, Water and Sewer, all remain unfilled. The Mayor asked for volunteers from the board to take those unfilled commissions. No one volunteered. New Meeting Date Trustee Cappelli requested a change in the Rules and Procedures. He wanted board members to receive agendas five days in advance of meetings, not counting weekends (five business days). Mr. Burrell responded the accountant sets up the payables and the financial report at the start of the month and felt there would not be enough time to organize an agenda and the financials five days before the second Monday of the month. He said it is important for the board to have the financial report at the board meeting because it shows the economic health of the Village. The Mayor said he would have no problem getting an agenda to the board five days before a meeting, but if the meeting was later in the month, the agenda could be more complete. At this point, the board began to search for a different day to hold meetings. The problem was the Trustees had scheduled other activities around the present board schedule. After a protracted round of dueling calendars, it was decided to move the board meetings to the third Tuesday in the month starting in September. Until then meetings will go on as planned. The Board made a change in the Rules of Procedure. The agenda will be delivered to Board members five working days before the meetings. Items can be added to the agenda a minimum of 24 hours in advance, and items can be added to the meeting at the time of the meeting if approved by majority vote. The new rules will take effect immediately and continue when the meeting date is moved in September. Under employee benefits, the Board changed the minimum call out time (calling an off-duty employee into work, to plow for instance) from two to three hours. The minimum call out time for the town is three hours, and the change brings the policy into line with the town’s. The rate for minimum wage workers was changed to bring it in line with the new state minimum.

we decided to pair it with Earth Month.” Phillippi explained, also saying that through Aveda (the salon’s sponsored beauty product supplier), “We are raising money to support clean water locally and globally.” The Grand Opening party they are planning will have door prizes, raffle baskets, $1 and $5 grab bags which Phillippi told the Villager will have “Aveda goodies, coupons, and an earthly mystery prize” in them, and the most important part of a party, food and refreshments. “It will be a fun time and everyone is invited!” Phillippi declared. Since they opened their doors in October Phillippi

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town and Village of Ellicottville’s Engineering and Public Works Departments are in the process of conducting a GPS locating project. They will be flagging and marking valves, hydrants and other assets throughout the Town and Village over the next few weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the DPW at 716-699-2935.


Cont. From Page 6 changes after the site plan is approved. The board said the changes would be allowed if they are shown on the plans at the public hearing. The board set a public hearing and an architectural design review for its May meeting. It was a proposed rebuilding of a garage on Van Buren that caused the most consternation for the evening. The existing garage on the home will be torn down and a new larger, taller one constructed. Village Planner Gary Palumbo had a letter written by a neighbor objecting to the project. The letter stated the plans would


Cont. From Cover the final budget. High School Report Erich Ploetz reported grades three to eight will be taking their state assessments for English Language Arts on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The Math assessments will be taken next week. Grades three through

not meet with the convenient issued by the Home Owners Association. According to a convenient purported to be from the HOA, the construction would not be allowed. However, the very existence of the HOA was thrown into question by the board. Acting Board chair Shelia Burrell said she was familiar with the development in question and said, as far as she knows, the proper documents to create the HOA were never filed with the state. For a while the board considered referring the matter to the Village Lawyer, but as the discussion continued moved away from that idea. Mr. Teller said the board should only concern itself with the Village building codes and

being sure new projects adhered to them. Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Fredrickson said he has no jurisdiction or enforcement over HOA building requirements. New Board member Sean Cornelius worried the Board could approve the project and, if the HOA exists, it could block the plans. The Board moved onto the architectural design review and found the plans met all relevant criteria, and the materials proposed matched the materials on the home. A motion was made to approve the plans with the condition that Board approval does not absolve the owner from meeting private deed restrictions, if any. The motion passed, and the meeting was adjourned.

six will take the tests in their classrooms, while grades seven through eight will take the tests in the gym. This year the tests will be untimed, allowing students to complete the exams. The state said most students should be able to finish in 90 minutes. Ploetz said they do a lot of extra work to put the students at ease, including bringing in snacks. Superintendent Miller said a lot of people do a lot of work behind the scenes to make the tests come off smoothly.

Mr. Miller said putting together a calendar for the 2018-19 school year is proving to be a challenge. He said trying to arrange stimulating events for the students and honoring state requirements is difficult. He said he would present a calendar next week. The Board approved policies for the School Food Service Program and Wellness Program, then went into executive session to discuss personnel.

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The villager ellicottville april 12 18, 2018 volume 13 issue 16  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

The villager ellicottville april 12 18, 2018 volume 13 issue 16  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.