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WHAT’S SHAKIN IN EVL:.......PAGE 6 April 27 - May 3, 2017

Volume 12 ~ Issue 18

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Town Planning Board Reviews Greystone Apartments

5 E. Washington St. ~ 699-1226 WILKY LIVE

Saturday, May 13th, 8PM

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 JESS AND ED

Friday, May 13th, 7-10PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 DJ SHANE O’MACK & DJ Mccfn

Fri. Apr. 28th & Sat. Apr. 29th, 10PM

Plan for Greystone Apartments. Diagonal line at bottom right is 242. Blue area at top is the pond on 219. Green section shows property, purple area is the two apartment buildings. Grey area is the parking lot.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer 20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 DANCE MACHINE ROLLERCOASTER

Friday, April 28th, 7PM

ROD HORNING PROJECT Saturday, April 29th, 6PM

At January’s meeting of the Town Planning Board, a pre-application conference was held concerning

developer Phil Vogt’s planned apartment complex on Rt. 242 by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The plans were so new at the time; they did not have a formal name. The board had made several suggestions regarding the complex, and now Mr. Vogt and his engineer Curt Wallace were back with a revised set of drawings. Now called Greystone Apartments, the two buildings will squeeze in between existing townhouses, church property and a private home by the pond near Tim Horton’s. The new drawings showed the footprint of the apartments, the parking area and the new sewer, water, and gas lines that will service the buildings. Each of the two buildings will hold six apartments, with garages on the ground level. Mr. Vogt obtained easements from adjoining properties for the driveway and some of the utility lines to the compound. The easements were indicated on the drawings. Town Engineer Mark Alianello See “PLANNING” Page 7

Education Funding Cuts Federal and State Cuts to Public Education

Happy Half Marathon

Half Marathon & 5k on May 13, After Party at Holiday Valley

At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley Saturday, May 13 from 10am5pm, you can put the FUN into running. Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. Entertainment, great food and beer are part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done. With the award winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the refreshments how can you go wrong? The day will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Beer Mile for those with iron stomachs. You’ll find a few surprises out on the course that will make you smile. Register at For more information on this event please visit

Annual Regatta, May 6 Great Valley Fireman’s Regatta: SOLD OUT

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Thursday, April 27th, 8PM 2 GUYS DRINKING BEER Friday, April 28th, 9PM


Saturday, April 29th, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, May 3rd, 8PM

Some state funding is based on competitive grants and ECS does not have the personnel to write grants.

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Villager on the Street... Page 3

Guess Where The Villager Newspapers Visited this Time

By Sharon Turano

Potential federal funding cuts to education may be the biggest threat to public education, according to See “ECS” Page 7

This year’s 2017 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 6, 2017 from 8am-6pm. Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants. Prizes for best costume, group and fire department.  Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day. See photos from last year’s event page 10.

Government Shutdown

Southern Tier West Looking to Apply for Funding

Town Board Meeting

State Looking to Create Wildlife Management Area

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Online Payments... Page 2

Water and Sewer Bills Can Now be Paid On-Line

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer File this under Everythings up to date in Ellicottville. It seems these days anything can be paid online, movie tickets, hotels, even tickets to see the Louvre Museum. Thanks to the new Williamson Law accounting system, now being used by both the Village and Town, homeowners can pay both water and sewer bills via their computer or smartphone. To utilize the payment Quick Pay online system, point your browser to Look for the Online....

Executive Director’s Report At last week’s meeting of the Southern Tier West organization, Executive Director Richard Zink discussed the possible shutdown of the government this Friday. Congress will have to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the government until a final 2017-2018 budget can be approved. Mr. Zink said a shutdown was unlikely, but President Trump has made a last-minute request for $33 million in spending for defense and a border wall that could derail a Continuing Resolution. The Director said the ARC (Appalachian Regional Commission), from which the STW drives most of its funding, has support in Congress. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer are all strong supporters of the ARC. Zink asked the board for permission to apply to the ARC for $55,00 in funding to support the YEA (Young Entrepreneurs Alliance) and establish an Angel Fund that would support the hiring of interns from St. Bonaventure to assist with various projects. The interns would be unpaid but could earn college credits. The STW will start a program of assigning associates to the local farmer’s markets to educate SNAP recipients that SNAP money can be used to buy fresh produce. Ten farmer’s markets See “STW” Page 7

The Relay for Life committee asked for permission to sponsor the Fill the Boot Drive on Saturday, May 6th, the same day as the Great Valley Regatta. Volunteers will be at the intersection of 219 and 242 collecting donations.

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Wildlife Management Area The State of New York is currently developing a plan to convert property on Poverty Hill Road into a wildlife management area. The property, currently for sale by private owners, would become part of the state’s habitat management system. The majority See “BOARD” Page 7

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Page 2 ~ The Villager ~ April 27 - May 3, 2017

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I think we can all agree on two points – it was a long winter and try as you might, you can’t ski yourself back into shape! I know this – I’ve tried… So now you’re dealing with the effects of

watching more television than you’d care to admit, many hours of comfort “grazing” and perhaps you’ve had just a cocktail or two (hundred). The springtime wardrobe is snug, you’re energy is low and swim suit season is knocking on the door. It’s wake up time, everybody! Put down the remote and the slice of pizza and start your trek back to fitness. That philosopher had it right – the longest journeys start with a single step and there’s no viable reason why you shouldn’t get busy with it. Ellicottville has some folks who are super-qualified to light the path for you – fitness,

strength, aerobics, yoga – we’ve got it all here! Not into inside group workouts? Fair enough – then hike and bike the beautiful trails we’re blessed with, or take a leisurely jog around the village. Have you been to the State Park lately? Taking a nice long walk around one of the lakes is not only good exercise, but relaxing as all get out... So, dear readers – the weather’s cooperating, so take a little initiative and get moving. Yes, your muscles will be sore at first, but did I mention we have some excellent massage therapists around the village? 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 825 - Year to date 20,712

Letter To The Editor: Resistance from the Planning Board

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals have done a tremendous job putting Ellicottville on the map as a “four season resort” town. Ellicottville’s charming downtown strip holds a variety of restaurants and shops bringing visitors back year after year. Which is why we find the resistance of the planning board in regards to Phil Vogt’s building project so perplexing.  Another excellent building renovation by the

exceptionally qualified Phil Vogt? Sounds like a win-win.  There are several buildings in town that have been renovated beyond the set FAR (Floor Area Ratio) max in the last five years. Either these properties already exceeded the FAR before the renovation or the FAR max was not considered by the board and the remodel was granted.   Perhaps the FAR max is excessive for such a small densely packed area of buildings.  Or Ellicottville has become too successful for its own building code.  Adding

new businesses may make some established businesses nervous. However, the board should not hold up an exciting building renovation due to fear of competition, competition breeds success!   We know the board has the foresight to see granting Mr. Vogt his variance would be salubrious not only for Ellicottville businesses but the surrounding area.  We hope the board considers these points in their decision making process. Respectfully, Charlie and Liz Bares

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April 28 at Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville, NY

The Nannen Arboretum is hosting an Arbor Day Celebration at the Town Center Auditorium. Speakers Dave Paradowski and Wayne Kurlish will discuss invasive species and climate change. And they will present the Volunteer of the Year Award. Refreshments will be available. Please RSVP to Maggie Smith @

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Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

File this under Everythings up to date in Ellicottville. It seems these days anything can be paid online, movie tickets, hotels, even tickets to see the Louvre Museum. Thanks to the new Williamson Law accounting system, now being used by both the Village and Town, homeowners can pay both water and sewer bills via their computer or smartphone. To utilize the payment Quick Pay online system,

point your browser to www. Look for the Online Payments tab and pick town or village. You will need your account number which can be found on your bill. Enter the number, and your current bill will come up. Enter your credit card information, or you can do an e-check. The credit card processing company charges a service fee of about 2%. Town and Village payments must be made separately; they can’t be combined. It’s a particular benefit for Canadian residents,

where cross-border mail can sometimes be delayed. If you know your account number you can look up your balance or check to see if a payment has been applied. Village Clerk Mary Klahn says, “It’s been working out really well, and a lot of people have been using it.” Over on the town side, Robyn George agrees, “It’s been running smoothly, and I hope more people will take advantage of it.” Of course, for those who still enjoy a little human contact, bills can still be paid in person.

NYCOM Nomination Committee Mayor Burrell Appointed to Committee

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Mayor John Burrell of the Village of Ellicottville has been appointed to the eight-member Nominating Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM). NYCOM President Thomas Roach, Mayor of the City of White Plains, made the selection. In announcing the appointment, Mayor Roach

stated, “Mayor Burrell has been an active participant in NYCOM programs and is wellsuited to serve on this important committee. His Commitment to municipal government and public service will help ensure that the leadership of the Conference of Mayors remains in good hands.” The Nominating Committee is

responsible for determining the slate of officers to be elected on May 8th at NYC OM’s 1 OB1h Annual Meeting in Saratoga Springs. The Conference of Mayors Represents 580 cities and villages in New York State, ranging from the smallest village to the City of New York. NY COM has been in existence since 1910.

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~ The Villager ~ Page 3

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Intro Fly Fishing Class With Adventure Bound on the Fly May, 6 Intro to SUP Fly Fishing: Learn fly-fishing basics utilizing the Stand Up Paddle boards to both access new water but also approach fish in a more stealth manner. Perfect for a fly fisherman who is looking for new ways to access new water and or fish existing water more effectively. This class will be held on flat, calm water where you can master the basics including paddle strokes and casting techniques. It will include the SUPonthefly stand up paddle board, fly rod/reel, and flies and guide. Class size will be limited. Cost: $75 per angler, Advance reservation is required. Call 716-217-4047 or info@ Class takes place May 6 from 9am-12pm. For more information on this event please visit

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Allegany State Park Adventure Allegany Adventure Run 2017, May 6th

Participate in the 2017 equally pack a punch. The contestants.  Race-day Allegany Adventure Run in 27K course is the granddaddy registration welcome.  the beautiful and challenging that features a 3-mile section Proceeds help support trails of Allegany State Park of single track and the the Allegany Nordic Ski in Salamanca, New York. memorable 2-mile climbing Patrol and HEART Animal You have three distance finish back to the summit. Shelters. options to choose from:  6K, You’ll find water stations Endurance America is 13K & 27K.  on-all courses.  Cabin rentals proud to continue to provide Trail Runners unite in this are available at the summit this wonderful tradition annual season kickoff in and an amazing crew of and challenging series of Western New York featuring volunteers help round out this distances at reasonable entry miles and miles of rolling feature packed trail running rates.  Tremendous thanks off-road trails deep in the race weekend.  First timer or to all wonderful Volunteers, Allegany Forest.  A picnic seasoned pro the AAR always Ski Patrollers and Sponsors setting at the summit area has memorable outcome.  for helping keep this annual offers one of the region’s Start times:  27K 9:30am, tradition a destination for all most serene experiences 13K 9:45am, 6K 10am guests. to flex your stamina and Post race picnic, awards and For more information on endurance.  Non-technical in door prizes.  this event please visit http:// nature the 6K & 13K courses T-shirts to the first 300

Triathlon Club Southern Tier Triathlon Club

The Southern Tier Triathlon and a USAT sanctioned Sprint eClub is a new club forming Tri Series to be held June nin 2017 for triathletes in New 21, July 19, August 16 & hYork’s south west corner. September 13 in the beautiful aOpen to anyone interested in village of Cassadaga, NY.   fhealth, fitness and sport from Each race will consist of a 400 sbeginner to seasoned triathlete yd swim, 13 mile bike, 2 mile ,and created by Coach Mark run. tWilson, a Mayville, NY native Perfect for beginners; great .and nationally known Triathlon speed workout for seasoned eCoach of 20+ years.  The club athletes. will be planning group training All ages welcome. Overall

and age group awards will be presented at each race for 19 & Under through 85+. Cost of each race will be $50.00 individuals or $75 for teams.  Southern Tier Triathlon Club (STTC) membership is available at $120 which covers the cost of all 4 races. Join our Facebook page or call Coach Mark at 914-4669214 for more details.

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Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Walk To The Village!

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An easy walk to your favorite village haunts, don’t let the classic farmhouse exterior fool you. This home has been transformed from right down to the studs into a unique & high style living space perfect for entertaining friends and family. An open living concept, with beautiful detail like granite counters on the huge island for gathering, hardwood floors, & two-story dining room. An open floor plan, the living room features a timber & stone gas fireplace with sliding glass doors leading to a huge deck and yard. The first floor master bedroom has its own bath & laundry area with a second access to the deck. This home offers a very deep lot complete with cozy front porch, deck, custom bocce court & large storage shed. If gracious entertaining is on your checklist, this is a must see! Call Amy DeTine, Lic. RE Assoc. Broker, ERA Team VP & HoliMont ERA 716-583-3769 today for your personal viewing.

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Outdoor Adventure Series

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Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike? Allegany State Park is offering informative, handson FREE clinics starting in May. Join us the first Wednesday of every month as various outdoor enthusiasts share their knowledge and passion of their favorite activity. Series will be held at the new Quaker Bath House or the Summit Warming Hut, depending on the activity. With miles of trails, serene lakes, and natural beauty everywhere it is hard not to find an activity to enjoy. The Outdoor Adventure Series will introduce you to more fun things to do in AlleganyWestern New York’s Playground. May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm – Quaker Bathhouse: Geocaching - Mike Head will discuss the history of geocaching, equipment used and good manners in the field, how to located a geocache, and proper placement of a geocache. The group will then look for a few geocaches placed just for this event. June 7, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm – Quaker Bathhouse: Kayacking – Sportsman Outlet from Bradford, PA will discuss the different kinds of kayaks available, safety equipment and then have an opportunity to try some of their demo kayaks. July 5, 2017 – 6:00 pm to

8:00pm – Quaker Bathhouse: Fly-fishing and Paddle Boarding – Adventure Bound Onthefly from Ellicottville, NY will talk about fly fishing from 6-7pm and then talk about paddle boarding from 7-8pm. Demo equipment will be provided. July 19, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm – Quaker Bathhouse: Kayaking - Sportsman Outlet from Bradford, PA will discuss the different kinds of kayaks available, safety equipment and then have an opportunity to try some of their demo kayaks. August 2, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm – Summit Warming Hut: Mountain Biking – Just Riding Along from Bradford, PA will discuss some of the best things to get for your mountain bike. Make sure you bring your bike because they will then do a short ride on the Art Roscoe Mountain Bike Trail. September 6, 2017- 6:00pm to 7:30pm – Summit Warming Hut: Backcountry Camping – Park Staff will have an indepth talk on things you need to bring on a backcountry camping trip, how to make your backpack light and what should be in the kid’s backpacks. October 4, 2017 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm – Summit Warming Hut: Nature Photography –Park Staff will discuss nature photography, different types of camera’s and basic

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Tai Chi Class

Tai Chi – there is still time to join! A new class started recently and newcomers are welcome to attend this class held Wednesday mornings from 9-10. Contact the Library 699-2842 for more information or stop in on Wednesday morning and talk to the instructor.


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~ The Villager ~ Page 5



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There is nothing more delicious than preparing s smoothie first thing in the morning. Choosing high quality protein powders is crucial, then add some raspberries, chia seeds, almonds and flax seeds, just a little example. Researchers say our brains need 30g of protein between 20 min to an hour after waking up. It is important to nurture the glandular and nervous system, also to help start the metabolic process for the day. This is a big reason why meal replacement shakes are so popular. They’re a great for energy production, feeling satisfied or if you’re looking to shed those final few pounds of stubborn belly fat, or if you’re wanting to just feel great or get started on your weight-loss journey. So let’s review five of the benefits that exist with using meal replacement shakes. 1. They’re packed with protein and antioxidants. Losing all the calories you were used to eating is a really difficult part of the diet process. Anyone who has dieted can attest to this. However, protein shakes are packed with protein to help you feel full. They’re also

loaded with the vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy diet. 2. They’re nutritious. Meal replacement shakes are designed to replace well-balanced, nutritious meals. They have almost all the nutrients you need to kickstart your body into burning fat, having energy and staying healthy. 3. They’re easy to make and take. Another problem with healthy eating is that preparing healthy food can be a time-intensive task. In the mornings, when we always feel as though we’re in too big of a rush, a meal replacement shake is a great option because you can grab it on your way out the door and drink it on your way to work. 4. They help cut down on binge eating. Dieters are known to be the group most prone to binge eating, since they’re going without a good portion of the calories they’re otherwise used to. Meal replacement shakes eliminate that issue by providing plenty of protein to help you stay full longer and not get unwanted afternoon junk food cravings. 5. They’re great for people on the road. If your job takes you on the road often, or you find yourself without enough time for both breakfast and lunch, a meal replacement shake is just as easy as going through the drive-thru—only this meal is infinitely better for you and your weight management goals. At the end of the day, meal replacement shakes provide a ton of value, most of which you’ll have to experience for yourself in order to believe. Plus, meal replacement shakes come in a variety of types and flavors (even vegan options) to help you enjoy the process of losing weight and

training your body to have a greater appreciation for healthy food. Besides good protein meal replacements choose foods high in fiber to feel full and satisfied. Besides protein meal replacements, make sure you eat foods high in fiber, some good sources of fiber are: Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which contributes to keeping cholesterol levels in check, and insoluble fiber, which helps you feel satisfied. Just ¼ cup of almonds has 4.5 grams of fiber. Storebought hummus has about 2.7 grams of fiber in a threetablespoon serving. One cup of raspberries is great and has 8 grams of fiber. About 7 large carrots have 3 grams of fiber. Each medium-sized apple has 4.4 grams of fiber. With 5.5 grams of fiber in just one medium-sized pear, this fruit is always a solid choice. One avocado has about 13.5 grams of fiber. 2 cups of raw kale contains 4.8 grams of fiber. Brussels sprouts have about 4.1 grams of fiber in one cup (cooked). One cup of boiled broccoli has 5.1 grams of fiber. One medium-sized cooked artichoke has about 10.3 grams of fiber. High quality protein powders and good choices of fiber will keep your cravings away! For more information please call Nature’s Remedy in Ellicottville at 716-699 4372.   E-mail: The information found on this article is for educational purposes only to empower people with knowledge to take care of their own health. We disclaim any liability if the reader uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or another.  Sources: Nature’s Sunshine Blog/Clint Hunter

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Well the days are getting longer and warmer and things are drying out. This means the golf courses will be open and ready for play. It also means the hiking and biking trails will be ready for use. Ellicottville has been designated an epic ride by the National Mountain Bike Association and there are miles of trails to enjoy. In another week or two the wildflowers will start blooming and this is one of the best wildflower areas I’ve seen. Get outside and enjoy. One thing that happens here year round is music. We get started as usual on Thursday night at The Gin Mill at 8pm with Joseph & Johnson. These two combine percussion and guitar along with some fine vocal work to bring you some classics of the folk, rock, and country genres done in their original form. Getting the weekend started on Friday is Balloons

presenting Dance Machine Rollercoaster, a Buffalo show band featuring male and female vocalists and music to keep you dancing like nobody’s watching. As always someone will be in the DJ booth spinning your favorite dance tunes. Meanwhile over at The Gin Mill, Two Guys Drinking Beer takes the stage at 9pm. These guys have been playing around Evl since back in the Double Diamond days and their interpretation of the classics gets people up and dancing and of course there’s the occasional beer being drunk. Finishing off the evening at 10pm, DJ Shane O’Mack will be playing music upstairs at Madigan’s till the wee hours. And now it’s Saturday and the music fun returns to Balloons for the Rod Horning Project. These Guys are another Buffalo cover band who, according to their F/B page play “blues, rock, jazz and everything else that gets in our way”. I’ve heard

them and I like the blend of jazz into their music. They will be on the main stage from 6-9:30 at which point there will be music from the DJ booth so the dancing can continue. Heading back to Washington Street and The Gin Mill, Mo Porter will start at 9pm. This is another band who has been playing in Ellicottville for quite a while. They play a variety of music from Pink Floyd to Johnny Cash and are a crowd favorite. And once more we end the night and the weekend at Madigan’s with DJ McCfn playing tunes in the upstairs bar. I’ve ended many a night at Madigan’s. Every Wednesday for the last 30+ years it’s been Wings, Wagner and Winston at the Gin Mill. I don’t know if this is the longest gig ever but it has to be close. Some great music and 50 cent wings. How can you go wrong. See you next week and please support live music.

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Planning Cont. From Cover said he saw a number of issues to try and work out. Mostly they concerned the driveway and threading the water, sewer and gas lines around existing infrastructure and through the obtained easements. Alianello also reminded Vogt that water, electric and gas lines cannot be in the same trench, and there must be five feet separating the lines. He added that town building codes require a separate water meter for each apartment. The wetlands on the property will require permitting from the State. One of the wetlands is located next to the planned parking


Cont. From Cover Ellicottville Central School Superintendent Mark Ward. Ward discussed federal and state issues during a recent Ellicottville Central School Board of Education meeting. He said that although there are some concerns regarding state funding to school districts, the bigger concern is how proposed federal funding cuts to public education is the bigger issue. Ward said some


Cont. From Cover in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties will be the focus of the program. Program Updates The STW will be holding a Local Government Conference at Houghton College on May 10th. About 200 people have registered for the 44 different sessions. New York State has released the next round of funding for rural broadband installation. STW staff are working with “last mile” providers to complete their applications to provide service. Part of the problem is smaller internet companies must have funds in the bank to apply to provide service. If there are no companies with enough resources to provide internet access, certain areas could be stuck with expensive and low-quality satellite service. Clean Energy


Cont. From Cover of the land is in the Town of Mansfield, but 379 acres of the area is in Ellicottville. Kenneth Baginski, Region Nine Wildlife Manager, and Emilio Rende a Land Management Biologist, both from the state, were at the meeting to explain the state’s plan. They said there are no other wildlife management areas in the county. If the plan goes forward, the state would purchase the area and put it into the system. The area would be opened to hunters, fisherman, and trappers,

lot. Storm water runoff also needs to be managed. Another hurdle the project faces is the completion of a SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review). Town Planner Gary Palumbo said the County Board of Health would also be an involved agency for SEQR, and the DEC would want a SWPPP (storm water pollution prevention plan). A SEQR coordinated review is the most efficient way to move the project forward. He said he would start the process for the coordinated review upon receipt of revised site plans. The Planner offered to create a list of the concerns he and the Engineer had about the complex. The board will still need to see a revised site plan and landscaping plan. Once the application is complete, they will need a

public hearing and a special use permit. Attorney Kathleen Moriarty has been working with Mr. Vogt to obtain the easements for the project. She had done research on the past easements with current and former owners of the properties in question and passed out draft copies of the easements she is preparing. They included separate permissions for the driveway and the utilities. Once the current easements are signed the old agreements are void. Mr. Palumbobo noted that although the Planning Board does not approve the easements, it needs to be sure the easement will be in place. The board concluded the discussion on board business and then went on to continue its ongoing revision of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

state funding is based on competitive grants. Schools like Ellicottville, however, he said, do not have personnel to write the grants, which are sometimes good for only one year. Also during the meeting, he said, there is some concern about costs for State University of New York credits available to high school students. He said state education discussions about the topics could impact costs for the high school students, necessitating school districts to help fund the costs.

“We spend lots of money on sports, extra-curriculars. Academics should be something we spend money on,” he said. In other news, Ward said the district will hold two lockdown drills by the end of the year. He also reported High School Principal Bob Miller has been named principal of the year for an eight-county Western New York region. Miller also said numerous students are receiving awards, including those for sports, leadership skills and academics.

Staff member Jon Mayr has been working diligently to implement NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program. To date, five communities have completed four of the required “high impact action items” to receive their grants. There are seven other communities that have completed three of the four items and are within a week of completing the last one. For most of those seven, code enforcement officer training is the final hurdle for completion. A building under construction must be found for the training. There is one in Dunkirk that might be suitable if the mayor approves letting the code officers train at the site. Up to $100,000 in grants are available to communities that qualify. The program is considered very successful and could be the model for the DEC Climate Smart Communities Program. STW held a training session on the Laserfiche system for archiving municipal records. Twenty people participated

in the program and will go through follow-up training in October. Southern Tier will be changing to a different access system to allow the participating communities to connect to the system online. The Southern Tier Railroad Extension Authority has administered slightly over $17,000,000 in improvements in the area. Another $2 million is on tap for this year. The project will replace 8,000 linear feet of welded rail in Carrolton, replacing three bridges in Jamestown and one bridge each in Salamanca and Olean. Maple Products One of the board members brought in samples of NYS maple products for sampling. The board members sampled a Yancey’s Fancy maple and bacon cheddar cheese. The impromptu taste test included a maple hot sauce, maple barbecue sauce, and, of all things, a maple bourbon. One of the testers said it would be good over ice cream.

with some trails, limited access roads and parking. Beyond the parking lots, no motorized vehicles would be allowed. No special permits other than a hunting license would be required to access or hunt in the area. The two men said the management zone would bring hunters from the Buffalo area, where hunting is quite limited and would be “highly utilized.” They said homes adjoining the region often see their property value increase because the proximity to open space. The land in the area would be closed off from further development. Mr. Baginski said the hunters often frequent businesses in towns in the

vicinity. The land would have to be appraised, and the purchase would be funded by taxes on firearms, ammo and archery equipment. Federal money would pay for maintaining the site. Mr. Baginski said they made the board presentation because “Albany wants them to have local support.” Supervisor’s Report Supervisor Matt McAndrew said Steve Mountain and Jeff Smith are now working on developing a job description for the Town/Villager Supervisor of Public Works position. The proposal should be finished soon.

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Cont. From Page 7 Mr. McAndrew said Kelly Fredrickson is working on a materials list for the new evidence locker room at the highway garage. He asked Town Engineer Mark Alianello to give a report on the state of the new HVAC system for Town/Village Hall. He said the HVAC company had come up with a “better solution” for installing the new system. Above the suspended ceiling a platform could be installed to hold the heater and A/C system. Ducts would not have to travel as far, and a new ceiling could be installed. The engineer said the new ceiling would be 10” lower than the old one. The meeting room would be remodeled, and a teleconferencing system could be installed. Meetings usually held in the chamber would have to be moved to another venue. Town Hall, the Library, or the Fire House could be used. The work should be completed by mid-May. Resolutions were passed to authorize the firm to pre-purchase materials and allow the Engineer to sign the contracts. Supervisor McAndrew spoke about the meeting he, John Burrell, Greg Cappelli, and Mark Alianello had with Diana Chihak from Upper Edge Consulting. McAndrew said the meeting had made him “excited” about working with the grant writing firm. He said they

looked at what Ellicottville as a region has “going and not going for it.” They determined the community has too much focus on tourism. Ms. Chihak said the town should try to attract smart manufacturing companies, to get back to its former manufacturing roots. She said that would attract people who would live here year-round. McAndrew said Chihak appeared to be well connected and was in the process of setting up meetings. The department reports were accepted as presented. Officer-in-charge Don Auge said the new police car would be here by Friday. Highway Supervisor and Engineering Reports Tom Scharf said the new loader would be delivered on Wednesday the 26th. He submitted the current inventory of highway equipment. Mr. Scharf asked for permission to hire a seasonal employee for the summer. The board passed a resolution to allow him to make the hire. Mr. Alianello said the company doing the work on the HV booster station would be on-site working by next week. They have already purchased the pump, and the Engineer put in a request for payment. Tom Dineen, the new Water Operator, has been busy. He has flushed some of the fire hydrants in the village. New Business The Relay for Life committee asked for permission to sponsor the Fill the Boot Drive on Saturday, May 6th, the same

day as the Great Valley Regatta. Volunteers will be at the intersection of 219 and 242 collecting donations. Don Auge will talk to them about the hours the volunteers will be present. A motion to allow the drive passed. The board reviewed the bids for lawn mowing at the cemeteries. The high bid from Smith Southtown Landscaping was $4,415. D&J Landscaping’s bid was $3,000, and the low bid from ST&J was $1,575. The board was a little dismayed at the price of the low bid, but went over the specifications of the application request and was satisfied, the bid was proper. They passed a motion to hire ST&J. Joint Water District Mr. McAndrew pointed out the water agreement with the Village expires next month. The Town and Village have not yet agreed on forming a joint water district. The entities will have to decide whether to extend or terminate the agreement until the district is created. The discussion was tabled until May. The EVGV Trail committee with be holding a Turkey/Ham raffle at the American Legion on June 4th. Tickets are available from committee members. The Town is close to obtaining the NYSERDA grant for green communities. The EV charging stations are installed at Town Center. The only item in the application left to complete is training the Code Enforcement Officers in energy inspection of houses. The board went into executive session.

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Taste of Southtowns Winners

County-Wide Contest Last Weekend To Benefit Waterfowl Sanctuary

From Left to Right: Chanderson’s receiving the Best Overall Award and the Best Decorated Table; Fireside Inn receiving Best Meat award; The Springville Country Club receiving The Best Seafood Award

Thank-you to all the residents of Springville and the surrounding communities that supported the Taste of the Southtowns on Sunday April 23 at St. Aloysius Hall. This was the Thirteenth year for the Taste and a very successful year for the event. Congratulations to the restaurants who received special awards: Best Overall Award and Best Decorated TableChanderson’s Restaurant, Best Soup & Appetizer Award- Colden Market & Café for their Italian Wedding Soup Best SeafoodSpringville Country Club for their Crab Cake, Best Chicken Dish- Fiesta Bamba for their Chicken Quesadilla, Best Meat- Fireside Inn for their Bacon wrapped Tenderloin, Best DessertColden Mill for their Double Chocolate Brownie w/ Salted Carmel Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary and its Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who helped make it a success including the

following local businesses who were Platinum Sponsor: West Herr Ford and Sisson’s Body Works, Gold Sponsors: Bly’s Clock Shop and Farm Family Insurance; Silver Sponsors included: Allstate Winkey-Krolikowski Agency, All-Pro Gutters, B&B Homes, Carley Collision, CCB Bank, C&G Electric, Design Art, Gooseneck Machining, Gramco, HowBill, Home*Wear, Kless Boys, Lamb & Webster, M&T Bank-Springville & Arcade, Mike Monin-Morgan Stanley, Jim Murphy-Chevrolet & Buick, Northeast Cycle, Nova Glass, Pierce Milling, Pioneer Propane, Ponderosa, Terry Raszeja, Samson & Deliliah’s, St. Matthew’s Tree Service, Seneca Animal Hospital ,Sheret Jewelers, Slippy’s Collision, Twin Lakes, and Woodruff’s Tree Farm Special Thanks to the following musical groups who provided super-fantastic entertainment for the six hours of the event: Wagner

& Winston and the Rustic Ramblers with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar. Thanks to all who made donations for our Chinese Auction & Silent Auction, to the Board of Directors of Gooseneck Hill and volunteers for all their help. Most of all, we would like to thank all those who supported the event by tasting the fantastic food and by buying tickets for the 55 baskets in the Chinese Auction, bidding on the Silent Auction, and enjoying the great music. Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will be open on Sundays in July and August from 2-5 P.M.. We will be having our Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 27th from 12-5 PM at the Sanctuary with food, music, Chinese auction, silent auction and guided tours of the birds. Thank you Southtowners. See you at our Sanctuary. Milt & Rosemary Miner Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

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