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HV Spring Preview 2017 Holiday Valley Plans to Open Golf Course April 9

Broadband Makes Strides Announcing New State Funding for High-Speed Internet

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

Saturday, March 25th, 9PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 DJ NELZ & DJ SWIFT Fri. Mar. 24th & Sat. Mar 25th, 10PM

Looking ahead, the second annual spring Happy Half is slated to take place at 10am on Saturday, May 13th this year and it is expected to be full of surprises.

By Kerra Trivieri

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 BLACK WIDOW

Friday, March 24th, 7PM

KEITH JAMES SHUSKIE Saturday, March 25th, 6PM VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILD ROOTS Wednesday, March 29th, 6PM

Spring has finally arrived and there are many fun events on the horizon over the next few months in the village of Ellicottville. Kicking off the season will be Holiday Valley’s target opening day for golf enthusiasts on Sunday, April 9th. This will be the same day as the last day of the skiing season, so patrons can both ski and

golf if they feel inclined. “The opening day all depends on the weather,” said Holiday Valley Marketing Director Jane Eshbaugh. “In the past, we have used groomers to push snow around to get it to melt faster. We may also only be able to open a few holes and others may have some ‘snow hazards’ at the very See “SPRING” Page 5

Mogul Contest at HV

Holiday Valley Hot Dog.. Old School Mogul Contest

On March 25 at 10am, City Garage is bringing together young, old, and everyone in between for a fun day of mogul skiing on The Chute at HV. The Hot Dog ski culture was created back in the 70s, it was a way for the misfits of skiing to show off while skiing moguls (the hardest discipline of skiing) and the City Garage is bringing it back! Retro clothing encouraged, long skis, spraffy’s and spread eagles. The event will be set up on The Chute and the opening ceremonies

Map showing broadband access in the Southern Tier. Tan color indicates areas the state considers fully served by broadband. Green are underserved and red are unserved. Some providers are shown, dark blue is DFT Communications, blue is Fairpoint Communications, purple is Frontier Telephone. Yellow are areas not yet affected by state broadband funding.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer Broadband Connections At last week’s meeting of the Southern Tier West Development Agency, Executive Director Richard Zink announced the state had released funds for round two of the broadband expansion in Western New York. Director Zink showed slides indicating the development of broadband access in the Southern Tier.

Various colors showed the level of high-speed internet access in the region. Areas such as Ashford and Westfield show as underserved by broadband access. But the state considers most areas of Cattaraugus County adequately served by Time Warner, now known as Spectrum. Mr. Zink went on to say the state has announced the release of round three funding in April. He went on to say he feels point-to-point WiFi is the best way to serve remote See “STW” Page 9

Mardi Gras Popularity

Town Board Meeting: Town & Village Join to Hire Grant Writer

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20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Thursday, March 23rd, 8PM JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Friday, March 24th, 9PM WEST

Saturday, March 25th, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, March 28th, 8PM

See “MOGUL” Page 9

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Pond Skimming at Holiday Valley

Views of the Event’s Fun...Photo Page, Back Cover

Officer in Charge Don Auge said with the improved parade, Mardi Gras is becoming more difficult to control.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

Grant Writer The Town Board meeting last week started with a conference call to Diana Chihak, a grant

Village Budget Debated VB Passes Budget After Lengthy Debate

writer from Buffalo. Her company is called Upper Edge Consulting, LLC. She had been planning to make a power point presentation to the board but was stuck in her See “BOARD” Page 9

Spring Steelhead School

Adventure Bound on the Fly Hosts March 25

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Membership Drive... Page 3

Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb Announces Membership Drive

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb encourages residents to support the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, which began its annual Honorary Membership drive in Cattaraugus County this week. The Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979 to advance criminal justice education, prevent juvenile delinquency, and support victims of crime and their families. Their programs include: Sheriffs’ Summer Camp: Almost 900 children from.....

Mayor John Burrell called a special meeting of the Board of Trustees after the proposed budget he submitted to the last Board of Trustees meeting failed to acquire a second when put up for a vote. If the Trustees had a problem with the budget, it was not made apparent at last week’s meeting. At the budget meeting on Monday night, the members made the Mayor aware of their objections. Trustee Patra Lowes had submitted written questions to the Mayor. At the outset of the meeting Trustee, Greg Cappelli made his objections known. The Mayor’s proposed budget had a provision to pay the Village Planning Board more money for holding work sessions. Currently, the board is paid $60 per meeting and $15 for each work session. The Mayor’s budget suggested paying the board members $60 for both sets of meetings: regular planning board meetings and work sessions. Mr. Cappelli said he felt that sent the wrong message to the other boards. The Mayor responded that with all the training the board must go through and that sometimes the work sessions go as long as regular meetings, the raise was justified. A motion was made to leave the Planning Board at its current compensation levels. It passed on a three to two vote. Trustee Cappelli also objected to the increase in See “BUDGET” Page 11

The guides at Adventure Bound on the Fly are excited to offer decades of experience of guiding and fishing on the Steelhead waters around the Ellicottville, NY area. After many requests through the 2016 season they have decided to have a one-day Steelhead school on our home water Cattaraugus Creek, March 25th from 9-4. During the day they’ll cover a wide array of techniques including reading the water, how to find steelhead during different seasons, techniques to catch steelhead based on water temperature, flow and clarity. Most of the day will be spent on the water with demonstrations from the shop instructors then the guides will help you learn the techniques demonstrated. Space is limited to 6 students and $199 each, so please reserve your spot in advance. Shore lunch will be provided along with water and coffee. Rods and Equipment will be provided for use. Wader rentals are available with advance reservation. For more information on this event please visit www.adventureboundonthefly.com

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Publisher’s Word “Spring into Spring!”

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Spectacular contemporary Chalet with panoramic Holiday Valley View!! Ultimate Winter or Summer retreat!! MLS#B10229066…$425,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

4/4 meticulously crafted chalet feat. the finest finishings. Full kitchen on both levels, the perfect investment property with great rental history! MLS#B494594…$789,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

One of Ellicottville’s gems, this home offers 3800 SF, 6 BR/ 4.5 BA, two fireplaces, 1 acre lot, around the corner from HoliMont. MLS#B1012148…$675,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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What a difference a week makes! We’ve gone from super cold and snowy to reasonably mild weather in a matter of days. I, for one, am totally in favor of the change in temperature and sunshine levels. But fear not, winter enthusiasts! Spring skiing and boarding is an event unto itself. There’s nothing better than hanging with your friends on the Yodeler or Expo sundeck, munching on something grilled and

drinking something cold and frosty. Then you make a couple of runs, (make good turns, now – people are watching you!), and back to the deck for more fun in the sun! These final couple weeks of skiing are the bomb… So, dear readers, a healthy dose of spring fever is the sure cure to warm your bones after such a long winter. Here’s to the big thaw! Until next week… JZ-C

Happy Birthday

Incredible slope views in this 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

Spacious & gracious living in this 3 BR/ 3.5 bathTHwith partially finished basement just a short walk to town & no association fees. MLS#B1005630…$299,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

This 3/2 condo sits across from HV. Fully furnished makes moving in a breeze. Desired split flr plan gives you all the space you need. MLS#B1003259…$209,500 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Elaine Moritz Nickoli ........ Mar. 24th •Bobby Militello ....... Mar. 25th Carol Thomas ........ March 26th • Kathy Weinstein ........ March 29th Levi Swanson ........ March 29th • Nicole Murphy ........ April 1st MaryAnn Bianco ........ April 3rd • Elizabeth Lowes ........ April 6th

NEW TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT!

NEARLY ONE ACRE!

SECLUDED LOG HOME

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Just before the arboretum you will find this new build. Stunning 4/2.1 walking dist. to dinning, shopping & nightlife. 1.2 miles to the ski slopes! MLS#B486339…$335,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Nice topography with the land, good road frontage and depth to the lot. Woods in the back plus an artesian creek at the top area of the lot. MLS#B1030364…$4,800 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

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…$495,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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6/3 ski chalet sits across from HM w/slope views. Open layout with the one grand rm featuring living/dining/ kitchen. Priced right, fully furnished! MLS#B1012236…$320,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Unique, upscale home renovation offers open floor plan, gas FP, 1st flr master & laundry, open loft, huge deck, and deep lot w bocce court. MLS#B1021046…$299,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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

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4 BR/ 2.5 BA living level entry townhouse w 1760 sf, gas FP, directly across from HoliMont and an easy walk to village. MLS#B492414…$259,900 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

So many updates! New siding & deck. 5/2 w/ barn on 16+ acres. The country feel you want, views and an ideal location! 4 miles to the village. MLS#B1016260…$249,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Ditch the fixer upper & check out this chic country escape. 10 min. to EVL; ideal for primary or secondary use. Do not miss out! MLS#B507625…$219,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

HOLIMONT TOWNHOUSE

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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

Over 2600 sf of completely updated village home with huge master bedroom suite and family room addition. Walk to everything! MLS#B495636…$295,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Ski In & Ski Out at Holiday Valley. Slopeside living at its finest! Your vacation get away & investment property all in one! MLS#B491366…$214,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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ALL ABOUT LOCATION

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Luxury 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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4 BR/ 2 BA ranch offers gracious living spaces in a picturesque setting bordering creek, covered porch, ECS schools, fireplace. MLS#B490164…$165,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Rachael Wiley-Steffen

Director of Marketing & Vacation Rental Management

Louise Oeffling

Licensed Salesperson

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 1,101 - Year to date 16,243

Chamber Gives Back

Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Membership and Events Manager, Barb Pump, was busy recently. She distributed donations to area organizations in an effort to give back to the community. Those receiving donations this year are, from top left, clockwise: Barb Hirst representing the Alley Katz, John Burrell of the Ellicottville Alumni Association, Judy Brown from the Ellicottville Historical Society, and Cheri Reed of the Nannen Arboretum.

Village Election Results Trustee Wilkens Loses Seat to Newcomer

Story and Photo John Thomas; Staff Writer

Doesn’t get any better than this one-bedroom ground floor location on the Wall slope at HV, you can ski from your door! MLS#B465716…$87,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Voting for the Village Board of Trustees was light on Tuesday. By the end of the day it became apparent there will be a new trustee on the board. When the results were tallied, incumbent Trustee Greg Cappelli had 65 votes, Spencer Murry had 56 votes, and incumbent Sherman Wilkens, 25 votes. In all only 146 votes had been cast at Town Center with five absentee ballots. The Election officials talk with Greg Cappelli (rear left) and new board member will be Joey Dipasquale (center) after vote ended on Tuesday seated at the Trustee meeting night. April 10th.

Talking Baseball

Joey Dipasquale Looking for Help to Fix Up Ballpark Melanie Pritchard Associate Broker

Amy DeTine

Associate Broker

Greg Spako

Wendy O’Neil

Associate Broker

Associate Broker

Harry Weissman

Cathy Pritchard

Licensed Salesperson

Associate Broker

By John Thomas Staff Writer Volunteers are needed to help fix up the Village’s baseball diamonds. At 10:15am, April 8th Joey Dipasquale will be at Town Center seeking ideas and

interest for fixing up the Village’s baseball and softball diamonds. Anybody who has the time and energy is encouraged to come meet with him. He’ll be looking for help from players, coaches and anybody looking to play

ball at the Village Park. Volunteers will be needed to help fix up the field and the grandstand. This is a great way to show pride in your community and create a safe space for kids and adults to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.

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Old School Mogul Contest : March 25th, 2017 : Holiday Valley Resort


Arbor Day Foundation Ellicottville Named Tree City USA

Ellicottville, NY was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Ellicottville achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree~ care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation . “Tree City USA communities

see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.” Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce

home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits. More information on the program is available at arborday.org/treecityUSA About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

Street Dedication to McCay

The Villager at Street Dedication to Bemus Point’s Dave McKay in Pinellas Park, Florida where he resided. His partner Veronica, WQYK held the paper proudly. Pictured with Patti Crist and Chuck Crist and Liz Flowers of Bemus Point. RIP Steve Ehmke, aka Dave McKay. A wonderful tribute to a talent and friend.

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“The Power of Two”

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Membership Drive

Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb Announces Membership Drive

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp gives boys and girls from economically challenged circumstances an opportunity to experience all the traditional activities of summer camp while interacting with deputies from around New York State. Here a deputy conducts a character education workshop with a group of truly happy campers.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb encourages residents to support the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, which began its annual Honorary Membership drive in Cattaraugus County this week. The Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979 to advance criminal justice education, prevent juvenile delinquency, and support victims of crime and their families. Their programs include:

Sheriffs’ Summer Camp: Almost 900 children from across New York State attend the sheriffs’ camp for economically challenged children, which is located on Keuka Lake. The Sheriffs’ Institute pays all costs for the campers, including transportation, a week of camp, meals, and traditional camp activities like sailing, archery, and crafts. The camp is in its 41st year of operation. Criminal Justice Scholarship Program: The scholarship program provides one

scholarship to the Criminal Justice Program at each of New York State’s Community Colleges. This program aims to attract the best and the brightest to the criminal justice vocation. Victim Notification Programs: The Sheriffs’ Victim Hotline provides automated notification to registered victims when an inmate is released. The Sheriffs’ Order of Protection Notification Program allows individuals who have been granted Family Court orders of protection to receive alerts when those orders are served. “The Sheriff’s Institute is our partner in providing programs that help the people in our communities,” Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb said. “But we really rely on the support of our Honorary Members for the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp. Their support allows us to send economically disadvantaged children to camp. These kids wouldn’t have a chance to go away to camp otherwise,” he said. For more information about the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp and other Sheriffs’ Institute Programs, please visit www.sheriffsinstitute. org. The Sheriffs’ Institute is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.

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Spring Break Art Adventure by Catt. Co. Arts Council April 10th -14th Young artists will be excited to learn new techniques and explore art in other cultures during the Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s “ArtVenture” camps April 10-14 during their school spring break. Kids will explore their creativity and learn new skills in small groups with individualized attention. CCAC Education Coordinator Ardyth Van Scoy has selected several engaging new projects for the two ArtVenture Camps -New Artists, ages 4-7 and Young Artists ages 7-11. In order to have materials for everyone, all students must be signed-up beforehand, no drop-ins are allowed. Signup today by telephone at 716-372-7455 or online at www.myartscouncil.net. The week-long camp is $65 per

child, and includes all project supplies. The classes are held at the CCAC studio, 100 West Main Street, Allegany, NY. 

New artists (ages 4-7 years) can join ArtVenture Monday through Friday from 9-10 a.m. Designed for budding artists, this week kids will get creative and experience art from different cultures, different techniques, and have a blast doing it! Kids will learn about color and patterns while doing circle art and bleeding tissue paintings. They will delve into the world of negative space painting and paper mosaics and round out the week making glue suncatchers. The second daily ArtVenture class, starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, is for young artists ages 7-11. Designed

for these older artists, this week of classes will give the kids a little more art history and theory mixed in with engaging projects. They will study the use of negative space with watercolor paintings, try their hand at creating intricate patterns in an abstract piece and use regular magazines to create their own wildlife print. They will also get to use foil and yarn to create a one-of-akind work of metallic art and finish the week by creating their own set of Chinese lanterns. ArtVenture classes will be taught by Ardyth VanScoy, a Fine Arts graduate of St. Bonaventure. Ms. Van Scoy is also active in local theater groups both onstage as a performer and off stage creating scenery and costumes.

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Double Black Diamond ... The Locals’ Course of Choice

Holiday Valley Update Holiday Valley Golf Membership

10% off 2017 full golf memberships when purchased by April 15. 716.699.2345 holidayvalley.com/golf Ellicottville NY

Celebrating 25 years in Ellicottville

The annual Pondskimming spring party was held on Saturday, March 18 at the bottom of Yodeler. It was a day full of fun and skimming. We had 42 participates who came ready to skim in hilarious costumes like superheros, a banana and caveman!

Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run Countdown; June 17, 2017

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Now that we are just about 3 months away from the new legendary Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run it is time to get registered, start your training schedule, make plans with your pals for your costume choice, dig out those old sneakers, make your hotel reservations, and prep the kids for a the “big slide” at the end of the kids race. Get Registered! The Preregistration entry fee for 3.5 OR the 5.4-mile run is $60 through June 16, 2017. Register early because there is a max of 1200 competitors. All competitors receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher’s medal plus a hot dog and 2 beverages. For the young competitors in your family, children as young as 7 years old can run on the 3.5 mile course, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Kids ages 3-12 can register for the Kids Race, a ½ mile loop with obstacles and a slide down the big mud slide! Registration for the Kids Race is $5. You can register online at holidayvalley.com/ mudslide. Choose the course and wave time that fits your schedule. Hint … if you are signing up with a group, everyone in the group should

sign up for the same wave if you wish to run together. There are 100 runners in each wave. Training Schedule - If you are already a seasoned runner, the Mudslide is a great opportunity to keep your own training schedule on track. The course is the best of trail running offering elevation challenges and the obstacles are sure to test your endurance, upper body strength and bravery! If you are new to running, the Mudslide is a terrific goal to set for yourself! Check out running training apps that will help you to get your running game in check and don’t forget to hit the weights to start building up your strength to tackle the obstacles. Grab a friend to start training together. You will feel such a sense of accomplishment after your finish the race! Costume - Get creative! There will be a costume contest with great prizes plus wearing a costume is just fun! Day of the race - Race check in opens at 8AM on race day in the Yodeler Lodge. If you arrive one hour before your wave starts then this will give you time to park, pick

up your race packet, store your things at the bag check, and ride the Spruce Lake chair to the starting line. Day of registration is available if the waves don’t sell out. Throughout the race the DJ will play tunes, games and plenty of liquid refreshments will be on the Champagne Sundeck, just outside the Yodeler Lodge. The Vendor Village will have several local shops and related booths. Starting at 11:00, competitors will receive a free hot dog and 2 beverages. Friends and family are welcome to purchase food and beverages and join in the fun. A DJ will keep the party goin’ on. Bring your (friendly) dogs, frisbees, hula-hoops and smiles. Make it a weekend Make the Mudslide a special weekend and enjoy an overnight at the Inn at Holiday Valley, The Tamarack Club or a Holiday Valley Rental Property. Staying at Holiday Valley will give you a chance to unwind after the race in one of hot tubs or pools, have dinner, check out the fun-loving Village of Ellicottville, and Sky High Aerial Adventure Park. Call (716) 699-2345.

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Artwork at the Library

Artwork at the Library – currently we have artwork in our gallery area that was created by Ellicottville native Kevin Lacy who has made traveling a major part of his life. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, Kevin is pursuing his travel passion through photography. “I hope that someone can be inspired by these images as I was the moment they were captured”. Come check out these amazing photographs.

Tai Chi Class

Tai Chi – new class starting on Wednesday, March 29 from 9-10. Contact the Library for more details.

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HoliMont Update Prepare Your Gear For Hibernation

By Greg Culver The end of the ski season is on the horizon. The days are getting longer and thoughts of spring and summer activities are fresh on your mind. As you make the transition from one season to the next, don’t forget to take care of your ski gear before you throw it in storage. The first thing you should do is get an end of the season tune-up. Have the edges sharpened, gouges filled and a good thick coat of hot wax applied. Tuning up your gear at the end of the season is good in so many ways. Base grinding will re-flatten the ski and remove minor scratches. Get all of those big diggers filled with P-Tex to protect the core of the ski. Sharpening the edges removes dingers and chips that can leave your hand bloody during handling. The process also removes any lingering rust that could spread and cause ski or board delamination. Lastly, a good thick coat of wax left on skis all summer will protect the base and keep the edges from rusting. Find a good place to store your equipment over the off season. The best place is where the temperature and humidity is relatively the same all year. Rafters and attics get real hot and humid over the summer and can lead to rusty edges, even when protected. Damp basements and gear bags can cause the same results. If you store your gear in a ski bag, be sure the bag is slightly unzipped so the fresh air can circulate. Otherwise the ski bag acts like a zip lock bag and holds moisture in. The best part about end of the season tune-ups is that your gear will be ready to slide at a moments notice next season when we get the opening dump of snow. Wash and hang all of

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Cont. From Cover beginning of the season.” Sky High Adventure Park will also be open soon for adventure-seekers on Fridays through Sundays starting May 5th and daily starting Friday, June 16th. At the Park, the popular Mountain Coaster is available for an almost five thousand foot ride along a spiraling path as well as ziplining through the Aerial Park’s scenic forest. Looking ahead, the second annual spring Happy Half is

Gear closets, sheds and rooms are gaining popularity with today’s active families. There are many solutions for keeping your gear clean, dry and organized.

your outerwear and first layers. Remove goggles from helmets for storage. Leaving goggles on the helmet stretches out the band, squishes the foam gasket and exposes the lens to accidental scratches. Open up your boots and let them breathe. Boots should also be stored in a climate controlled area. The sweat from your feet deposits salts into the liner. These salts are

irresistible to rodents and critters. These varmints will make your boot a home and chew the liners into a pile of fluff. Try to keep your stuff organized and all in one spot so you’re not running around like a crazy person next season when it snows. Just remember, a little end of the season discipline can pay back huge dividends next year. Have a great summer.

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Tina Dillon

The trick is to get fresh snow and maple syrup together for a yummy spring treat.

By Carol Fisher

Heading to Buffalo this Tuesday afternoon, I spotted a guy riding a motorcycle on 219 in Ashford. He probably thought it was a good way to celebrate the first day of spring. Hardy soul! Speaking of Springville, have you noticed the progress on the new bridge? I’m betting it will be open to traffic sooner than they had planned as they could work during these balmy winter weeks. Nice to see the progress! I wonder how many of you know where the pair of flamingoes are perched on the Route 219? Look for them after the Hamburg exit as you drive south. Skiers, there will still be some ski days this season. Watch the local weather to see what’s happening here in EVL. You know, Buffalo can be popping up daffodils while the skiers are still playing on the EVL slopes. Don’t miss out! Per the Farmer’s Almanac, April and May will be warmer and slightly drier than normal in our area. March has given us some unexpected snow bonus days so I hope you’ve been taking advantage of them. It’s maple sugaring season. Yummmmm. The trick is to get fresh snow and maple syrup together for a yummy spring treat. Simply scoop us some fresh WHITE snow, put it into a cone or dish, drizzle some warm maple syrup over the top and enjoy a good ole’ fashioned country treat! This weekend is the second and last of the NYS Maple

Weekend where the Maple Producers Association invites the public to visit their “sugar houses.” There are over 160 places to visit in NYS, but if you want to stay in the Southern Tier, you can choose a location in Springville, E. Concord, Freedom, Gowanda, Delevan, Arcade, Hamburg, or Portville. Visit and see how maple syrup and related products are made. Did you know that the 100% pure maple syrup from NYS is some of the most wholesome in the world? So, here’s a maple syrup legend that you may find interesting. It involves the Northeastern U.S. Abenaki Indian tribe. Per legend, the Creator gave many gifts to his children, one of which was a thick, sweet sap that ran like honey from the maple trees, year ‘round. Legend tells that all one had to do was break a branch and lie under the tree and let the thick sap drip into one’s mouth. The ancient Abenaki got so hooked on this sap that they did nothing but lay under the trees and eat the sap, doing no work and getting fat. A delegate of the Creator found this situation, reported back and the Creator, being a wise father, decided to teach them a lesson. Because of their lazy, piggish ways, the Creator made the sap run only once a year and had the sap thinned to a water consistency. From then on, the Abenaki had to boil the sweet spring water to once again enjoy the syrup in its original form. And, that, dear readers, is why today, we have sugar shacks for boiling

down this delicious sap into maple syrup. Incidentally, it takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. An ideal temperature for sap to run is 40 degrees in the day and below freezing at night. No longer used just to top pancakes, maple syrup now serves as a delicious substitute for sugar and cane syrup. There is even a maple syrup diet. And, if you haven’t tried maple sugar candy, you haven’t lived. Maple sugar products are available in Ellicottville at several of our fine downtown stores. I was privileged to be called for jury duty this past week. Unfortunately, I didn’t fit the profile of the ideal juror for that case so I was released. Alas, I truly wanted to serve and have the experience. This was a criminal trial so it had the added responsibility of doing my best for both the victim and the alleged perpetrator, a young man of color. I was rather dismayed when I realized that this room was filled with Caucasians and one woman of color who was subsequently dismissed. Perhaps I have an idealistic view, but I always thought that a jury of one’s peers means just that so I had to research it a bit. In FindLaw I found that it doesn’t necessarily mean that the jury contains members of their own race, gender, age, or sexual orientation. From Law.com, “peer” means an “equal.” It means, more accurately, a jury of fellow citizens. Well, I certainly felt better and learned something new along the way. My children pitched in and bought me a year membership to a genealogy site, and a DNA test. What fun! I expected 100% Eastern European but found a little Scandinavian and Greek thrown in. And, I’ve already been contacted by a young woman looking for her birth father. The “family” tree is interesting but I am much more curious about the DNA connections. I did find a great aunt’s boyfriend whose best friend was a Pope. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Here’s wishing you many days of joy and sunshine and wonderful surprises.

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Checking Out the Tunes & Other Stuff in Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

As March comes to an end, we are still experiencing the winter to spring weather conditions that have been with us recently. Therefore, we should prepare ourselves for April and the start of MUD SEASON. It’s also the time of year we normally begin the switch from skiing to golf. Yet both Holiday Valley and HoliMont are still open. Holiday Valley’s skiing plans to end on April 9, with their golf season beginning soon. Therefore, lets take advantage of what is left of our ski season, then sit back and relax, while waiting for the start of the next FUN time here in Ellicottville, that being spring/summer. As of this writing Elkdale Country Club has not

unique style for this show, will, as always, create a really FUN Gin Mill Music Night. Then FRIDAY we will have two Bands and three DJ’s performing. One of The DJ’s will include Karaoke. We 716.699.5350 Open Daily at 11:00 am begin at 7:00 PM in Balloons Great Entrees • Gourmet Pizza • Brew House Beer when The Black Widow Band takes the stage. Here we have a neat Band headlined by Lana who does an interesting, diversified and totally FUN song list that includes everything from classic rock to country and oldies to alternative or contemporary rock. We always mention our favorite, which is Lana’s version of Journey. Following Black Widow, a DJ will take over to keep the good times rockin till close. Next at 9:00 PM Joseph & Johnson will return to The Gin Mill with their excellent folk rock to country music show. Much more Music & FUN is on the way to The Gin Mill this Friday. Also at 9:00 PM two DJ’s will be on duty. First DJ’s Nelz and DJ Tyler Swift will be entertaining Madigans upstairs party/bar crowd and DJ Felony will be in Great Valley’s PUB along with his See MUSIC page 8

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Music Spotlight announced their opening plans. Now back to what’s going on here in our neighborhood. Starting today, Thursday March 23, 2017 through Wednesday March 29, 2017 we have seven Bands doing eight shows, five DJ’s, one including Karaoke. several Sound System Music Events plus all the food and drink specials happening here in Ellicottville’s really neat clubs and restaurants. The first of the Sound System Music Events will be in The Depot. It begins during the dinner hour with family oriented tunes that will enhance The Depot’s Excellent Menu. Then the music changes as the desires and wishes of the crowd changes. The music of The Rolling Stones will also be featured along with the normal selection of FUN Ski Flicks. Tickets for their Rolling Stones Tribute Party are still available. So stop by The Depot to enjoy their Season Ending Shenanigans. So here we go on this week, THURSDAY we start the week with one Band. The Gin Mill at 8:00 PM will have Joseph & Johnson doing their neat and good time acoustic, folk rock to country music show. Their

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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 joesimonick@cs.com 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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a daughter Alexis Wright (and her late husband Jim) of Great Valley, NY, a daughter Terri Porter (and her husband Joe) of Jamison, PA and a son Chris Verros (and his wife Maureen) of Mansfield, MA. Crissi was also blessed with four amazing grandchildren (Krystin, Ashley, Christopher and Cameron), and three beautiful great-grandchildren (Cole, Drew and Jacob).  Crissi was born in Warren, PA, and was the daughter of Theodore and Voula On the fifteenth of March Danas.  She attended Grove 2017, Crissi Verros of City College where she Salamanca passed away majored in music.  She peacefully surrounded by her moved to Salamanca upon family.  Crissi was preceded her marriage in 1946 and in death by her husband of lived there her entire adult 42 years, Chris Alex Verros, life.  She and her husband of Salamanca.  She later was owned and operated the Sugar the companion of the late Paul Bowl, which later became Restaurant (PJ) Jonethis of Jamestown.  Christopher’s Crissi was the loving Mother and Lounge prior to the of her three surviving children, urban renewal.  For the next

30 years, Crissi worked for Holiday Valley Ski Resort as the Retail Manager and Buyer for the Mountain Shop until she retired in the late 1990’s.   Crissi has been a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Jamestown, NY.   Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River St, Salamanca, NY on Sunday from 4 – 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wildwood Ave, Salamanca, NY with Father Jarrod Russell, pastor of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Jamestown, officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Mt. Vernon Place and Francis Street, in Jamestown, NY 14701.

Monet L Criss 1942 - 2017 Leon,NY - Monet L. Criss ,74, formerly of Leon,NY passed away Saturday March 18,2017 at Olean General Hospital. He was born October 20,1942 in Birch Run,WV the son of Harry And Viola ( Nicholson) Criss. Mr. Criss was married to Mary ( Merchant) Criss and she survives.   He was employed for many years at Chester Jensen in

Cattaraugus,NY and was an avid outdoorsman. Besides his loving wife of 39 years he is survived by a son Steven ( Rachel) Criss of Limestone, NY and 7 grandchildren Zakary,Makay la,Jacob,Riley,Cydney, Angel and Gavin. Also surviving is a brother Richard Criss of Idaho and 2 sisters Ocie Barnett and Pearl Taylor both of West Virginia and several nieces

and nephews. He was Predeceased by 2 sisters Lucy Collins and Ada Frame. A memorial service will be held and announced at a later date.   Memorials may be made to the Leon Vol. Fire Dept. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City Street Little Valley,NY

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Floyd Marshall Lucas Jr. was born December 5, 1936 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Floyd M. and Lillian Barbara [Fraser] Lucas. He was the oldest of 13 children. He is survived by his brothers: Roger S. [Linda]; Raymond [Denise] and Mark S. Lucas. Sisters June M [late Warren] Bork, Paulette M. Sharkey and a sister-in-law Georgetta (late William) Lucas . He was predeceased by brothers William T., Dennis W., Bryan R., John, David and sister Raymah Elizabeth. Floyd married Joyce Marian Razey on March 2, 1956 in the East Otto United Methodist Church by Rev Robert Jones. Floyd met her when they both attended summer church camp at Buffalo Bible Institute, which was across Cazenovia Creek from Southgate Plaza in West Seneca. Floyd is the father of Robert Darrel [Judith], David Vern [Barbara] and Virginia May Lucas. He was a loving grandfather to Arrianna Jocymar Clark, Craig James Lucas, Adam Robert Lucas, Courtney Sullivan (John) Bacon and Stephanie Melissa (Brian) Johnson and stepgrandfather to David Henry Hoelscher. Floyd had 6 great

grandchildren: Mikayla Marie, Jace Evan, Aiden James, Phoebe Veronica Lucas, Addalyn Spencer Bacon and the late Odin Marshall Lucas; Madison Elizabeth, Evan Neil Johnson; 2 step great grandchildren: Cadence Marie and Alexander David Hoelscher. Floyd has many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Floyd and his family moved to East Otto in June 1974 where he enjoyed gardening and raising his turkeys, pigs, a pony, a few cows & bulls and chickens. He wanted 12 pullets but ended up with 12 roosters. Next time he made sure he had pullets. Floyd enjoyed hunting deer, ruffled grouse with his dog Brownie, musky fishing and camping at Cassadaga Lake at Holtz‘s on Dale Drive. Floyd was a member of the East Otto United Methodist Church and served several terms on the Board of Trustees. He helped paint the exterior of the church by climbing a very high ladder to paint the steeple so the elderly gentlemen wouldn’t risk falling. Floyd was a member of the William C. Edmunds Fire department for 15 years before taking his exemption.

He served as chairperson of their Friday night bingo. He not only responded to fire calls but drove the ambulance on many occasions. He even assisted with their Trash and Treasure Auction by calling on merchants for their donations. He worked just about every Chicken barbecue. He was also with the 50th celebration parade in 1989. Floyd never graduated from high school, quitting school midway through 10th grade. Floyd started working at an early age as a pin boy at the Klaiber Bowling Alleys on Niagara Street. He then worked for Yawman and Erby Office Machines on Franklin Street in Buffalo before he was hired at Donner Hanna Coke Corporation on Abby and Mystic Streets in South Buffalo as a crane operator. He studied and obtained his stationary engineers license. He retired in 1984 after 29 years and 5 months when the plant shut down. He would tell everyone that there were only 3 people left there when he shut off the last light bulb - the owner, a security guard and himself. Memorials may be made to William C. Edmunds Fire Company Ambulance Fund.

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Terry always add a bit of their own Style. So as a Gin Mill Regular Band, West is well recognized for their great show. Also at 9:00 PM Finnerty’s will have Wilky Live on stage. This is a new Band for Ellicottville from Olean that performs a lot of Greatful Dead Tunes. It will be a really FUN evening enjoying Jerry Garcia’s music again. Finally at 9:00PM Saturday DJ’s Nelz and DJ Tyler Swift will return to Madigans Upstairs Party Bar for their second DJ show of this weekend. SUNDAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY will be music free. However, Balloons will be offering their excellent chicken wings at twenty-five cents each from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Monday. Tuesday, Madigans will be hosting Taco Tuesday. Jay, the creator of Madigans

delicious Tacos, serves them at only one dollar until they run out. WEDNESDAY our week becomes complete with two Bands beginning at 8:00 PM. First Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots will do a show in Balloons. Here we have a Memphis Tennessee based traveling Blues Band that, like their website says, “produces music that pushes the boundaries of what great music could and should be”. Again this will another wonderful Balloons Blues show. Also at 8:00 PM The Gin Mill will have Joe Wagner & John Winston doing their traditional, acoustic classic folk to southern rock music show. Wednesday is always a great night of Gin Mill music, munchies and FUN. C.U. Round The Music Scene Good Stuff No Worries.

Cont. From Page 7 Karaoke show entertaining their patrons. SATURDAY will be a three Band evening with only one DJ. Balloons starts us off at 6:00 PM with The Keith James Shuskie Band on stage. This Buffalo singer songwriter will be performing with his full Band. As a solo act he performs acoustic rock to folk tunes. This show should be the same. His primary influences are still The Beatles and Queen. So again, Freddie Mercury will be on stage in Balloons this Saturday. Then at 9:00 PM Saturday, West will return to The Gin Mill to do their version of great cover tunes from the last several decades. Ron &

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control over the FY 2017 budget. The Appalachian Regional Commission has requested STW submit a funding application for FY 2017. With current public financing established through April 28th, the ARC has decided to provide 50% of Administration grants through the first quarter of the year. Zink reported the current President’s proposed budget is “no surprise,” in that eliminates public money in several departments. New York State will lose $30M in grants through the elimination of Workforce Development grants. The Director responded it is Congress that will write the appropriation bills and some continuing resolutions could restore some money. Railroad Study Request The city of Jamestown has been working on developing a rail excursion service between Buffalo and the refurbished rail station in Jamestown. The idea is to bring comedy lovers via rail to the newly expanded Comedy Museum occupying part of the train station. Jamestown has requested Stone Consulting to do a feasibility study of the rail extension. The study is expected to cost $60,000, and the city is seeking grants to cover the cost. Part of the rail lines are owned by the Catt County Industrial Development Agency, and the city requested $5,000 from them as part of the cost. The Catt County IDA approved $2,500 to go to the study. Richard Zink requested

$5,000 from the STW board as their contribution to the study. It was approved. Clean Energy Cities NYSERDA (New York State Energy Resources Development Agency) has been promoting clean energy programs throughout the state. The agency is offering grants as an incentive to communities who accomplish four of ten “High Impact Action Items” to utilize clean energy. In Cattaraugus County, Salamanca has completed the program and has received an award of $100,000. The Towns of Persia and Ellicottville are due to complete their action items shortly and will each receive $50,000 in grant money. ARC Project Solicitation STW annually solicits grant proposals for regionally significant area development projects. It is currently seeking a range of proposals from non-profits and municipalities that meet the program’s eligibility requirements and provide measurable outcomes. Proposals accepted include the areas of business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure, community development, housing, and transportation. Preapplication deadline is May 31, 2017, for FY 2018 funding. Proposals are required to exhibit sound planning and documentation. Grants are available up to $150,000. Further information is available at Southern Tier West.

get limbered up for the big show. Noon-1 : Power Hour. Lay Cont. From Cover it all out there. There will be a skier judged format. If you’re doing something RAD, other at 10am. 10-Noon will be skiers will follow. Prizes will open ski, this is your time to be awarded.

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rural areas. Laying fiber optic cable is difficult in hilly areas and costs $25k per mile. Although cell phone providers are advertising unlimited high-speed internet access via cell phones, the services have limitations. Once the customer has used up their monthly allotment of high-speed data, their service is throttled down to near dial-up data rates. Despite the constraints of mobile internet, between 2013 and 2015 mobile internet use has almost doubled, and desktop computer use has decreased. Zink said that despite the increasing popularity of mobile internet, it is no substitute for a stable broadband connection when it comes to homework and job applications. (Writers note: imagine trying to write a term paper with your thumbs.) He also pointed out in the past five years; home average internet usage has gone from 100 megabits (million) of data per month to 100 gigabits (billion) of data 2 per month. Funding Update a Director Zink reported e House and Senate Republican r leaders had passed a stopgap spending measure that o will keep funds available through April 28th. Both e houses stopped working l on an FY 2017 spending y bill in last fall to give the incoming administration full

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Cont. From Cover home due to the winter storm. A copy of her presentation was passed out to the board. She is not presently working with any municipalities but expressed confidence she could work with both the town and village. Ms. Chihak worked with Peter Kreinheder at EBC to obtain a grant for their expansion, and he highly recommended her. Greg Cappelli spoke highly of her as well. In her presentation, Ms. Chihak mentioned several state grants that are available to Ellicottville: The Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Empire State Development Funds, Local Waterfront Revitalization Funds, and the Department of Transportation. Chihak outlined the steps she would go through with the two municipalities to apply for those funds. There was a discussion about having the Town and Village split the cost of her services. She offered a one or two-year arraignment for services. The one-year flat fee contract would charge $2,500 a month for the year. The two-year contract would cost $2,000 per month for the duration of the contract. The grant writer said her company cannot work on a contingent fee basis. A motion was made to split the cost of a two-year contract with the Village, and negotiate an option to get out of the second year if unsatisfied. The motion passed. Supervisors Report Supervisor Matt McAndrew reported on progress on creating a Public Works Director for the Town and Village. The Supervisor said Mark Alianello has said he wanted to retire at the end of last year and so far hasn’t. Mr. McAndrew said the new position needs to be created soon to allow Alianello to retire. The Town Engineer, in

building on the road inventory the intern performed last year, wants to complete the road inventory by creating and overlay of color coded roads specifying their condition. He said to do so would require upgrading the computers and software used by the Highway Department. There was a discussion about the water contract with the Village. The five-year contract was signed in June of 2012 and is due to auto-renew this year. It was noted the Village Board sets the budget for its water department and pays for maintenance and any capital improvements. McAndrew said Building Inspector Tom Abritis is due to retire soon. Kelly Fredrickson is currently training to replace him. The Supervisor said the Town needs a forwardlooking professional for the Public Works Director. He reported on the Four Flushers meeting and said the county would help put together the GIS information on the Town’s infrastructure. One of the problems is that some 1930’s era pipes are buried 30 feet underground. They are currently ironing out the kinks in the CUPPS program, and soon it will be able to print out work orders for maintenance. There are various problems with the water system in the town and village; there is a leak around the area of Elk and Elizabeth Streets, the water meter for Greer Hill is not working correctly, the Holliville meter pit needs attention, and the Upper Road water tank needs painting. Engineer Alianello said he needs to develop a list of things needing repair or replacing. Mr. McAndrew said a copy of the financial report is available at the Town Office. Police Report Officer in Charge Don Auge said with the improved parade, Mardi Gras is becoming more difficult to control. He said there now are more intersections for his officers to

patrol. He said there were a few problems and the event may need the same level of police presence used at Fall Festival. He pointed out there used to be meetings before Mardi Gras between law enforcement and the sponsoring entities, but that hasn’t happened in several years. He said the order of “patrol rifles,” is due in soon and they will require extra training and ammo. The officer presented a report from the county of all alarms received in the past month. A number of them were false. He asked if a form for writing violations had been created and who is tracking false alarms. He reminded the board again, the $1,000 fine for a fifth false alarm is going to hurt people on a fixed income. Highway Department Tom Scharf presented a list of roads to be worked on this year. It was the first list generated by the new software the town installed in the new Toughbook. He said Horn Hill Road was the most pressing problem, and the entire 3.5 miles will have to be resurfaced. He also mentioned Upper Road, High Meadows, Buchan Ridge, and Witch Hollow as roads that need attention. He said the repairs are organized on a five-year plan and repairs will cost about $450,000 per year. The plan for repairs was signed by the board and will be submitted to the county. Mr. Scharf also mentioned roads like Poverty Hill where there is no ditch on the high side of driveways. A heavy rain can wash out a driveway and flood the road causing problems. He said he needs to go over the Town’s heavy equipment list and determine which items need replacing. He had obtained prices for a new loader, and a motion was passed to make a purchase. Engineer’s Report Town Engineer Mark Alianello talked about the See BOARD page 10

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ELLICOTTVILLE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT RESOLUTIONS TO TRANSFER FUNDS FROM EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT CAPITAL RESERVE ACCOUNT TO THE GENERAL OPERATING ACCOUNT Resolution No. 2017-3-16 At a meeting of the Ellicottville Joint Fire District held on March 16, 2017 the following Resolutions were adopted, which resolutions are subject to permissive referendum pursuant to Section 6-g of the General Municipal Law: RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 6-g of the General Municipal Law, as amended, the Ellicottville Joint Fire District does hereby authorize the transfer of an amount not to exceed $25,000 from its Equipment Repair and Replacement Capital Reserve Account to the District’s General Operating Account for the acquisition and installation of one air compressor system and related equipment, appliances and services related thereto; and it is further. RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 6-g of the General Municipal Law, as amended, the Ellicottville Joint Fire District does hereby authorize the transfer of an amount not to exceed $20,000 from its Equipment Repair and Replacement Capital Reserve Account to the District’s General Operating Account for the acquisition and installation of various equipment and appliances for the new rescue tanker and services related thereto; and it is further. RESOLVED, that this resolution is subject to a permissive referendum as provided by Section 6-g of the General Municipal Law. No expenditure shall be made except upon authorization of the Board. Dated: March 16, 2017 BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS ELLICOTIVILLE JOINT FIRE DISTRICT Michael Timkey, Secretary NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS - VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK Pursuant to Section 7-712-a of NYS Village Law and Section 19.5.B of the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Local Law, a Public Hearing before the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, to consider: Application No. ZBA-2017-01, an appeal by Phil Vogt for an Area Variance to Section 3A-7.D.6) of the Village Zoning to allow construction of an addition resulting in a total floor area ratio greater than allowed. The site is located at 23 Washington Street, identified as tax map parcel 55.035-5-9. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear interested persons at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior to the public hearing. Application materials are available for review at the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 475, Ellicottville, NY 14731 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Cont. From Page 9 bids for the HVAC work on Town and Village Hall. The system will run from $88,900 to $93,900 with a $5,000 contingency for cost overrun. The winning bid came from Innovative Mechanical Systems Inc. The company can start the work in April, and the engineer said he would ask them for a schedule to coordinate with the ceiling work that will be done at the same time. He

said the second story meeting room and offices would have to be moved around for the work. A motion was passed to award the contract. Alianello also mentioned problems with a residential well on Quackenbush Road that was contaminated by a gas spill on 242. The home won’t be able to use the well, and has inquired about running a water line to the property. He said the homeowner’s insurance would be required to pay for a new line. The engineer said if that were done the Town would have to expand the water district.

Grant Update Tom Abriatis and Kelly Fredrickson are working on the action item for the NYSERDA grants. So far they have completed the benchmarking of energy use of town buildings. They have also created a unified solar permit to encourage installation of solar panels. The electric vehicle charging stations will be running soon. Supervisor McAndrew reminded the board there will be a Ham and Turkey drawing for the HVGV Recreational Trail, June 4th at the Legion. The meeting was adjourned.

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By Chad Neal Since birth the sensation of organized sports has been part of our lives. The television would constantly have a sporting match on for every season of the year. There is always a sporting season going on every day of the year. And there are so many kinds of sports now. Every night on the news, even before ESPN and cable there was always a segment dedicated to sports and there still is. The mainstream sports are of course the NBA (National Basketball Association), MLB (Major League Baseball), NFL (National Football League) and the NHL (National Hockey League), but there are plenty of other sports out there that have fans rooting for the team or athlete they want to win. The fans of many teams in large sporting events have reputations that precede them. Hooligan is a name used to define hard core, passionate, angry, violent, soccer fans from European leagues, especially on the British Isles. American football fans in certain cities get belligerent as well. Mostly alcohol infused fervor is the cause for the violence, along with the blind raging love for the team. When a team is expected to win and they don’t, the disappointment can be overwhelming to the poor souls who allow it to take over their psyche. The degree to which some take it can seem ridiculous to the outsider. What superstitious thing do you do to help your sports team win?

the administrator line in all three accounts. He said he felt it was the wrong thing to do. Mayor Burrell wants somebody to be in the office when he or Mary can’t be there. The proposed budget also included a 5% raise for the Village Clerk. The Trustee also objected to the raise, saying it might be demoralizing to the rest of the Village staff. Mr. Burrell said the budget includes a 2% raise for the rest of the staff and felt the larger raise for the clerk was justified. He said Ms. Klahn had come in on Saturdays and Sundays without pay to learn the new accounting software and has taken on more responsibilities. He said the new software is saving the Village $7,700 in payroll costs. Continuing, the Mayor said other staff members had received raises because of additional training and licenses received. A motion was passed to grant the Village Clerk a 2% raise. It passed on a four to one vote. In turning to less contentious matters, the board put in the budget one-half the cost of a new plow and blade. The Town will pay the other half of the equipment purchase. There was no mention in the proposal to hire a grant writer, but the Town and Village have been in talks about hiring a Grant Writer. (See Town Board story). Both entities have proposed sharing the services of Diana Chihak. The Town recently

Dana U.- Rub my eyebrow to jinx ‘em.

Christy W.- Spirit fingers at the boys and girls varsity games!

William B.- I do that really superstitious thing, don’t root for a Buffalo team.

Charles F.- I turn on the TV and just hope the Bills win. Doesn’t always help.

Jason C.- Turn the channel... When ever I watch the Bills or Sabres, they lose.

Melissa E.- Oh man... Jerseys...food... if we win, same thing next week... oh man the things I do!

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motion was made to accept the proposed budget as the Village’s final budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. It passed unanimously. Mr. Cappelli said he wanted to make clear he appreciated the amount of work and time the Mayor had put into preparing the proposed budget. Cappelli said he understood the process had been frustrating for the mayor, and again thanked the Mayor for his efforts. The Mayor acknowledged the process had been somewhat frustrating. There was a suggestion that next year the board conduct a pre-budget meeting to aid communication. The board conducted some new business as well. The Mayor had met with Steve Mountain regarding a study regarding creating a Director of Public Works for both the Town and Village. A motion was made to hire Mr. Mountain and Jeff Smith to conduct the study with the amount not to exceed $2,500. The board also proposed to Tom Dineen to be the Chief Water Operator. The board then went into executive session. When they resumed, the board passed a motion to have Tom Dineen report to both Matt McAndrew for the town and John Burrell for the village. A motion was also passed to set up a new credit account in the Williamson Law accounting software. It was announced, town and village residents will be able to pay their water, sewer, and garbage accounts on the Village’s website starting in April. The meeting was adjourned.

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42 PINE TREE 3 BR/2.5 bath fully furnished townhome w/lg.storage shed. Gas FP; A/C. Backs up to the Village Park. B1024476 $164,900

4195 RTE 219 Well maintained 2 BR mobile home in Country Village Estates. Storage shed; many updates. B0001279 $27,000

6970 POVERTY HILL Just outside the Village. Furnished 3 BR on over 2 acres. Newer windows, wood burning FP, deck. B486495 $119,900

Nearly turnkey, well-known rest./ conv. store. Right off Rte 219, visible to 1000’s of vehicles! B500495 $149,000

COW PALACE, CARROLTON

7140 MAPLES RD. 3 BR/2 BTH just 3 mi. outside of Village. Lrg kitchen & wraparound deck. WBFP; furnished. B506809 $129,900

F104 SNOWPINE 1 bedroom condo overlooking The Wall slope. Totally upgraded and fully furnished. B502747 $77,500

SPOTLIGHT PROPERTY

Ellicottville Lifestyle at a “FRACTION” of the Cost!

Studios, 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms. Concierge Services TAMARACK BRANCH ~ RESALES

716-699-7003

6084 Rte. 219 S. at Holiday Valley Rd.

NEW!

5 VALLEY VILLAGE

Premier Holiday Valley location with coveted slope access. Upper side end unit at Valley Village. 3 BR/2.5 BTHS, many updates, never rented.

B1032359

$379,000

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The villager ellicottville march 23 29, 2017 volume 12 issue 13  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

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