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Volume 12 ~ Issue 14

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Remodel Resistance

Music Notes

Vogt’s Plans for 23 Washington Meet Support & Opposition

EVGV Trail First Steps EVGV Recreational Trail Builds First Structure

5 E. Washington St. ~ 699-1226 NICK KODY

Saturday, April 15th, 8PM

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 TUI OSBORNE

Friday, April 21st, 6PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 DJ NELZ & DJ SWIFT Fri. Mar. 31st & Sat. Apr. 1st, 10PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 QUEEN CITY LIGHTS

Friday, March 31st, 7PM

EXIT BAND Saturday, April 1st, 6PM

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer The public hearing that was storm delayed for Phil Vogt’s plans for the former Après building at 23 Washington Street, was held last Thursday night. There was an unusually large turn-out for the hearing, with about 12 in the audience, including, Code Enforcement Officer Tom Abritis, his replacement Kelly Fredrickson, and Greg Cappelli from the Village Board. Village Planning Board Chair Nancy Rogan noted they had received a complete application

and impressed upon the gathering, the board would only be seeking information from the public and would not be making any decision regarding the building that evening. Village Planner Gary Palumbo went over the application for the board. The building’s location is in the district designated VC-1 (Village Commercial 1). The area also has a Historical District overlay. A third story will be added to the building was well as a 3-story addition at the back. The roof over the third floor will be See “BOARD” Page 5

Reality Show In E’Ville Matchmaker Series to Film in Ellicottville

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Thursday, March 30th, 8PM TWO GUYS DRINKING BEER Friday, March 31st, 9PM


Saturday, April 1st, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, April 5th, 8PM

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

HV Hot Dog... Old School Mogul Contest Views of the Event’s Fun...Photo Page, Back Cover

Once again, our little village will be featured in a television show! Even though it wasn’t advertised, the seasonal television movie, entitled “Christmas in Vermont”, played several times on the ION TV station, and several scenes had iconic Ellicottville scenery in it. A reality television show is now coming to Ellicottville because of the setting and the “realness” the producers noticed when scouting the area in the late fall and winter, according to a press release The Villager recently received. The Villager reached out and contacted the production company, (called Flame Productions), and talked to show producer Michael Flame. He said, “We are looking for new types of experiences to film.” See “SHOW” Page 9

The partially completed Pergola at the Nannen Arboretum. Terry Fuller’s class at BOCES will return this year to complete the structure.

Story and Photo By John Thomas Staff Writer

Last fall Terry Fuller’s class at BOCES started the first phase of construction of the entryway to the first section of the Ellicottville Great Valley Trail. Earlier the class had cut the timbers and trimmed the wood to make the uprights for the structure. In early October last year, Mr. Fuller took his class to the Nannen Arboretum where the trailhead

will be. He instructed the class in setting the marker stakes that served to establish the post holes for the building. Contractor Kenny Hinman ran the post hole digger, while the students looked on. In a few hours, the first of the upright posts were in place. Later the class returned to erect the crossbeams and build the roof over the entryway. When completed the pergola will have a bench and a map of the trail system. The first See “TRAIL” Page 9

Developing Relationships 6th Annual Farmer-Neighbor Dinner: Cattaraugus County

By Kerra Trivieri The 6th annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner (CCFN) will take place on Wednesday, April 12th at the West Valley Fire Hall. This valuable event is a great way for the Cattaraugus County community to come together for a

ECS Board Adopts Budget

Wrestles w/ Low State Funds but keeps Taxes Low

night of developing and maintaining positive relationships between farm and non-farm neighbors. “Cattaraugus is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry that provides significant impact to the economy here,” said Agriculture See “DINNER” Page 9

Olean Home Show

Annual Greater Olean Area Home Show; Apr. 7-9

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

EVL Collects Most Bed Tax... Page 2 Ellicottville Leads County in Quarter 1 Lodging Revenue with 78%

Ellicottville, NY – Ellicottville is the undisputed driving force for tourism in Cattaraugus County and the first quarter for 2017 has proven that the trend has continued, according to the newest occupancy numbers just released.

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Next Weekend at the Cattaraugus Co. Fairgrounds

Participants can buy, sell, trade or browse the modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods and more.

School Superintendent Mark Ward addressed the school board about budget matters at their meeting Tuesday night. He said he had sent a letter to State Assemblyman Joseph Giglio and State Senator Cathy Young informing them of the “budget crunch” in Ellicottville. Superintendent Ward said he wanted to educate them on how hard it is to put together a budget for the school. He said the ECS district receives only $26,000 from the state, saying “It’s a joke.” Ward added that school taxes in the Ellicottville School district are much lower than surrounding communities. For example, he said, a $100,000 assessed home in Ellicottville pays $1,496 in taxes. The same value home in Springville pays $1,900, and in Olean would pay $2,345. The Superintendent said with the failed passage of the Health Care Reform Act in Washington, Medicaid funding from the federal government would remain at present levels; which should preserve state funding for other programs. He said the board “will continue to fine tune the budget,” and turned the meeting over to the budget committee to present the 2017-18 school budget. The Budget Committee consisted of two members of the board, Amee Kilby, and Bill Murphy. Ms. Kilby introduced the budget. She said overall the expenditures had increased 3.5%, while revenues are projected to remain the same. She outlined savings or reductions in See “ECS” Page 9

Re-Purpose, Re-Paint, Re-Sell is one of the seminars offered during the weekend.

The Greater Olean Area Home Show is an excellent opportunity for home consumers to view the latest innovations, compare products and visit with experts. At this year’s show, you’ll find a wide variety of products and ideas for the do-it-yourselfers, interior decorating trends, contractor services, energy-saving products, lawn and garden equipment, room additions, replacement & new windows, doors, siding, roofing, fireplaces, bathrooms, kitchens and much more.  The Greater Olean Area Home Show sponsored by Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, and its fifty corporate sponsors, is scheduled from Friday, April See “HOME” Page 11

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Publisher’s Word “So What’s Next?”




Most intriguing & prestigious home in the village. Private patio overlooks creek. Spacious 3 car gar. Walk to HM lift! MLS#B486757…$995,000 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

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




Near State land, lovingly maintained & fully furnished this 3/3 sits less than 2 miles from HV. Quick drive to the village! MLS#B487852…$329,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

1/1 is the perfect starter home or first vac. home. Minimal sq. ft. to maintain w/great setting. Reasonably priced & 10 mins to E’ville! MLS#B504631…$54,700 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

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




Last weekend was one to remember – peace, music, warm sunny days and spring skiing. Generosity and good nature ruled the day. Older folks, young parents with their kids, and every age in between - lounging in the sun, digging some great tunes, and celebrating – well, life! But what a terrific way to say ‘so long’ to a wonderful winter season and ‘hello’ to warmer days

and new pursuits. Biking, hiking, golfing, fishing and enjoying a summer of great entertainment should have all but the most ardent snow worshippers stoked for what’s to come! So, dear readers, it’s high time we move along and get ready for “what’s next” – and in Ellicottville, New York, you just know it’s going to be great fun! Until next week…JZ-C

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Nicole Murphy ........ April 1st MaryAnn Bianco ........ April 3rd • Elizabeth Lowes ........ April 6th ELLICOTTVILLE! 180 Years! Established 4/3/1837 Michelle Turner ... April 3 • Rochelle Dunkleman ... April 8 Tim Burns ... April 9 • Steve Gustafson .... April 10

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

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

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

A lovely home w/character on 2+ acres in Salamanca. Lots of updates. 4/2 f/ game room & covered back patio. MLS#B484885…$69,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




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

Walk to HoliMont slopes. The location you desire and the price you can afford; Right in the heart of Ellicottville! MLS# B489685…$189,000 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




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

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

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




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

3/2 ranch on 6 acres! Bright open kitchen/living/dining area. Create your own outdoor ambiance. Move in ready w/ nat. gas! MLS#B475637…$250,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Well maintained, furnished & equipped, 3br 2 bath getaway spot just 2 miles from the village! MLS#B1021423…$159,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173




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

Development opportunity in the heart of WNY’s most popular skiing destination! Views of HV, the Enchanted Mountains and beyond. MLS#B487691…$44,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

4/2 home sits 5 miles from the Village of E’ville. Featuring wide plank wood floors & open kitchen/ dining. 2 car garage on lower level! MLS#B1022270…$212,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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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 610 - Year to date 16,853

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EVL Collects Most Bed Tax

Ellicottville Leads County in Quarter 1 Lodging Revenue with 78% Ellicottville, NY – Ellicottville is the undisputed driving force for tourism in Cattaraugus County and the first quarter for 2017 has proven that the trend has continued, according to the newest occupancy numbers just released. Cattaraugus County collects a 5-percent bed tax on all non-native owned lodging facilities in the County. For the period from December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017, the first quarter for lodging revenue numbers, a total of $279,756.47 was collected. Of that amount, $217,973.78 was collected from Ellicottville accommodations. That translates to 78% percent of the Cattaraugus County

Occupancy Tax coming from Ellicottville. To put the bed tax numbers into context, the amount collected in Ellicottville in the first quarter is the second largest total since the inception of the tax in 2004, and is only 5 percent off the record amount set in 2011 as well as being 41 percent higher than the same period in 2016. “One of the drivers of the increased occupancy in Ellicottville was the great early season skiing and snowboarding that the two resorts were able to offer”, according to Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Brian McFadden. “Additionally, this comes off a record 4th

quarter in 2016 which was 20 percent greater than any other 4th quarter on record”. “Another key to the increase was the Christmas Season events, Christmas in Ellicottville and Christmas Stroll, as well as Winter Blues Weekend, in the Village which all saw increased attendance”, stated Barb Pump, Events and Membership Manager. “We are not going to rest on our laurels”, she went on to say. “With a full slate of Green Season events and activities, and some new family friendly events being planned, we are looking to set more records this year”. And of this is why we say, “Ellicottville. Easy to find. Hard to Leave”.

LV Sportsmen’s Show Next Weekend at the Catt. Co. Fairgrounds

Next Saturday and Sunday, April 4&5 from 9am-3pm the 2017 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department will host the Spring Sportsmen’s Show at the Cattaraugus County Fair Grounds. Participants are welcomed to buy, sell,

trade or browse the modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods and fishing tackle. A national instant criminal background check will be completed prior to all

firearm sales. Cattaraugus County Pistol Clerk will be available for your convenience. Refreshments available, armed security and plenty of parking. Over 150 vendor tables are expected.

Ancestry Database

Ancestry database is now available – The Ancestry Library Edition database delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. This database is now available for use in the Library. Stop into the Ellicottville Memorial Library to check it out!

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Beginner Ladies Golf Clinics : May 10th, 2017 : Holiday Valley Resort

March 30 - April 5, 2017

Chamber Ski Day at HoliMont

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Bench In Memory of Silliker

To Honor E’ville Community Member & Creator of the OMG Practice in E’ville

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t n f d w On February 21, 2017 gEllicottville lost Michelle oSilliker, a remarkable woman and contributor to ,our community. She was .a Nurse Practitioner who created and built the Olean Medical Group practice in Ellicottville for the past 17

years, which served many patients from in and around Ellicottville. Michelle fought a long, two- year battle with ovarian cancer and continued to see patients during this time. She also was a ski patroller at Holimont for the past thirty years, where she collected many friends. Michelle lived in Allegany with her husband Alan, who has taught counseling psychology at St. Bonaventure for more than 40 years. She considered Ellicottville her “second” home, frequently hitting the restaurants and shops. Michelle had many favorite things, but coffee, wine, food, and friends always remained at the top of that list. As a way to honor Michelle, we would like to have a bench with her name placed

in front of the Ellicottville Health Center building. We are hoping that friends, community members, coworkers, and former patients will contribute to create this permanent thank you for the Silliker family. Any funds collected in excess of the bench cost will be placed in an education fund for her three- year- old grandson, Owen. Please make donations to “Michelle Silliker Fund” and mail or drop off to: Ellicottville Pharmacy Olean Medical Group, 6133 Route 219 Suite 1004 Ellicottville NY 14731 or 6133 Route 219 Suite 1006 Ellicottville NY 14731. If you have any questions, please contact: Steve Ward (716) 699-2300/ (716) 4747297 or Liz Brennan(716) 699-4332

Classes at EVL Library Two Astronomy Classes Left for 2017

There are just two astronomy cases left that are being offered by the Ellicottville Memorial Library. They are being led by long time amateur astronomer Bert Probst and each is structured for adults and young adults over the age of 16. There is no charge for any of these classes and attendance is limited to 15. All classes are at the library on Wednesdays from 7 PM to 8:30 PM and advanced registration is required. So, if any class strikes a chord of interest with you call today (716-699-2842) to register. OUR INSTRUMENTS FOR VIEWING THE NIGHT SKY – April 5, 2017 This class is for you if you’ve ever thought about owning a telescope, if you have a telescope that is gathering dust instead of star light or

if you’re just plain curious about these magnificent instruments. The three major types of telescopes and the mounts in use today for amateur telescopes will be reviewed. A brief description of the evolution of the telescope will be presented by considering six historic telescopes from Galileo’s original (1609) to the Hubble Space Telescope (launched in 1990). Following the presentation a mini workshop will be held. All telescope subjects will be open for discussion including any problems you may be having with yours. You are encouraged to bring your telescope for display and/or to receive assistance in its use. THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 2017 – April 19, 2017 In August of 2017 a total

solar eclipse will cross our country from Oregon to South Carolina. This will be the first time since 1979 that any part of the continental US has experienced a total solar eclipse. Viewing a total solar eclipse is a once in a lifetime event that relative few people ever experience. During totality the daytime sky darkens to reveal the solar corona, stars and planets. We will view photographs from previous eclipses as well as objects to observe during this eclipse of 2017. Join this class to understand the geometry of eclipses and the infinite difference between total and partial eclipses. We will also cover safe methods to view solar eclipses. The next total solar eclipse in the US will occur in 2024 and will have a surprise for western New Yorkers

Anything Goes at ECS

The Ellicottville High School Drama Department will be performing the Play Anything Goes, The play will take place at Ellicottville Central School over 3 days, Thursday, March 30th at 7PM, Friday, March 31st at 7pm and Saturday, April 1st at 2pm. Tickets are $7 at the door.

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

Holiday Valley Update Golf and Ski this Weekend at Holiday Valley

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Celebrating 25 years in Ellicottville

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If there’s anything good about the ski season winding down it is that the golf season is not far away. Steve Carney, Director of Summer Operations announced that weather permitting, the

Holiday Valley Practice Facility and hopefully at least a couple of holes of the Double Black Diamond Golf Course will open this Friday, March 31. So this weekend you can take some runs on

the Yodeler lift, head down to the range to warm up then to the Golf Shop to play a few holes! The Practice Facility, located across Rt. 219 from the Inn at Holiday Valley, features a 300 yard driving range including 10 covered tees and up to 50 grass tees, multiple target greens and a ball machine. The 2 putting greens and short game areas are adjacent to the range. The Golf School Building is headquarters for the Mel Sole Golf School at Holiday Valley at the end of June, and the site of the Junior Golf Clinics held in July and August. For more information about Holiday Valley golf, please visit www.

Sally Anderson Wins Gold and Silver at the 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games in Schladming, Austria

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The 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games in Schladming, Austria from March 12 to 25th represented the first time Sally Anderson has competed in the World games. Sally is 27-years-old and a resident of Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. She came home with a Gold in Giant Slalom and Silver in Slalom. To prepare to compete with the world’s best in the Austrian Alps, Sally has dedicated herself to improving her fitness level. For the past two years, she has worked with personal trainer Maureen Miltenburg. The pair does dry land training three or four days a week for an hour at a stretch. They work on strength, agility, balance, power, nutrition and focusing. “30 Pounds lighter, stronger and faster!! “ As a result, Sally has not only improved her strength, fitness and confidence, she has lost 30 pounds! Originally residents of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sally, her brother and parents often

skied. Sally tackled many hills in British Columbia, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario. She joined the Milton Snow Blazer Special Olympics Team out of Glen Eden, Ontario. She has had great coaching and race training at Glen Eden with Jeff Walker and Steve Rohr, in Collingwood Ontario and with Scott Gibbs at Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville, New York. With her team she has often participated in the Holimont Adaptive races. When first introduced to her personal trainer, Maureen Sally, she was training for the provincial games. She shared that her ultimate goal in sport was to compete in the World Games. With her goal in sight, she hasn’t looked back. Through her hard work and determination, she continues to reach new milestones in her achievements in skiing. Sally qualified for the Canadian National Team by winning 3 Gold medals at the Provincial Games in 2015

and then a Bronze medal at the National Games in 2016. Mareen revealed that training Sally over the last two years has shown her what determination looks like. Maureen noted, “This young women has so much drive and enthusiasm for the sport. She takes on every challenge with excitement and passion. Sally attacks every training session with a positive approach and a “yes I can” attitude. I thought that, as her trainer, I would be teaching Sally about dedication, but she has embraced this and taught me the true meaning of this word. She has done everything in her power to make her dream come true.” Along with skiing, Sally plays ice hockey, rides with The Equestrian Association for the Disabled, and enjoys baseball. The competition and experience provided to Sally through Special Olympics is awe-inspiring. Her selfconfidence and self-esteem has grown throughout her journey to the World games.

Knitting & Crochet Club Knitting (& crochet) Club – The Knitting Club meets on Mondays at the Library. All meetings in April are on Monday evening from 6-8 pm. All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles!

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Congratulations Tina Dillon! Tina Dillon receives Sales Achievement Award

The highest level of sales achievement was awarded to Tina Dillon. Merle Whitehead, Chairman of Realtyusa WNY, presented the Platinum award on March 24th at the annual sales awards banquet at Salvatores Italian Gardens. Tina continues to be one of the top agents at Realtyusa with sales in excess of 10 Million annually.

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March 30 - April 5, 2017

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SKIING,PURE AND SIMPLE w w w. h o l i m o n t . c o m

HoliMont Update Who Said Last Run?

New family members Debbie and Sadie Chmielowiec having a great day on the slopes.

The weather has become as unpredictable as the Kardashian’s lately. You never can tell when or where a dump of snow will occur. Here we are in mid-March sitting on some pretty sweet conditions. This has been a yo-yo of a season but Mother Nature has come through for us during the clutch dates we needed her to. Lucky timing of snow and cold combined with HoliMont’s awesome snow making and grooming, made

our slopes the talk of the area and beyond. Spring can offer some of the best skiing and socializing opportunities of the season. Although it’s been rough the past few years, we hate to see our members miss out on such a great reason to be at the club. Your boats, golf clubs, and bikes can wait one more month. Keep that ski gear handy and be sure to plan late season visits to the ‘Mont. This weekend, probably the


comments on the proposal from several citizens, and opened the meeting for comments. Village resident Tom Kneeland said the extended balcony would allow people to look in his apartment and would increase the noise level for him. He also asked if anybody would want a restaurant one foot from their front door. Marcia Stoddard spoke in favor of the project saying she felt it would be great for the village and that empty storefronts don’t look good in the village. Realtor Cathy Pritchard said she supports Mr. Vogt 100%, and that “whatever he does he does well.” Arleen Solly, the owner of Kazoo II, also spoke highly of Mr. Vogt and his work, and went on to mention several concerns. She and Dina Dipasquale own buildings that will be affected by changes in the Après building. Ms. Solly’s primary concerns seemed to be noise, deliveries, and parking. She also asked who is enforcing the noise ordinances in the Village, and said the bar noise makes the apartments in her building “unlivable.” The businesswoman also inquired if the Après building was structurally sound enough to support a third floor. Ms. Solly asked about the intended use of the building after the remodel. She had heard there might be as many as eight restaurants in

Cont. From Cover open and accessible to allow for possible rooftop dining or a bar. The balcony facing Washington will be extended over the entire sidewalk, and the Alpine style roof will be removed. The project will need a special use permit, and a certificate of approval from the board to show it meets with standards for the Historic Overlay District. Engineer Aaron Tiller went over the outline of the plans. He said the addition to the back would be 20’x24’ and include a stairwell with and elevator, to allow handicapped access to the upper floors. In back there will be room for storing trash and materials for recycling. The addition and top floor of the building will conform to historic guidelines. The thirdfloor addition will be either retail or restaurant space. Mr. Tiller said easements had been arraigned for access to the back of the building, and there was a 25-foot driveway leading to the back. He said the lighting on the open roof area will have down lighting and will use the preferred goose-neck style lamps. Chair Rogan said the board had received written

last, we feature our annual pond skimming event. The theme this year is April Fools so there will be sure to be some interesting costumes. Discounted passes are now available for guests so the exchange won’t hurt as much for our Canadian friends. The Slopeside Shop has great end of the year sales on clothing and accessories. Your yard will be too muddy for yard work so come hang at HoliMont with friends and family and usher out another great season in Ellicottville, no matter what the weather dishes out. Remember that your best source for current slope information is at www. or call (716) 699-2320. The slope report and conditions are updated every morning. HoliMont Area Control inspects each run every day for snow coverage and safety to determine what will be open for the day. Sometimes the report changes throughout the day based on weather, conditions and maintenance. The Discover HoliMont program has brought in a bunch of new members. These new members are learning why HoliMont is just better. Better snow, better grooming, better fun and fantastic vibes for the whole family. The staff at HoliMont would like to thank everyone for another memorable season. the building. Other business owners and residents addressed the board. Mostly their objections related to parking for patrons and employees, noise levels, and deliveries. John Rounds said he often will have a delivery truck stop in the middle of Washington and he will go into the street to take deliveries. One woman said she has tried to drive down Maybee Alley but has found a delivery truck blocking her way, forcing her to go around the block. Several of the business owners said the easement Mr. Vogt has obtained for delivery trucks would be inadequate. At this point, Corey Auerbach, a developer’s attorney hired by Jim Carls, and Dina Dipasquale, addressed the board. He said he had been recruited by the restaurant owners to look at the proposal and historical codes for the district. Speaking at length, he outlined the various objections to the proposal. In his opinion, the application was not complete, as there is nothing in the application showing the intended uses of the building. He said special use permits require a clear description of the project including the hours of operation; the level of detail is inadequate. Mr. Auerback asked rhetorically See BOARD page 11

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The Practical Intuitive Disappointment

Vicki Wagoner The Practical Intuitive Disappointment in someone, something or even ourselves is rooted in a lack of trust, faith and knowing that we have the wisdom and ability to make a different choice, which offers change, new opportunities and perspectives. Instead of trusting that whatever is “supposed” to happen will happen, we want it to fit into our “comfortable” belief system. That way, we can sit back and relax because we don’t have to challenge ourselves since were expecting the other person or situation to change to suit us. And, if it’s disappointment in ourselves, we can use excuses to avoid the opportunity to challenge ourselves to look deeper into the issue or situation. We can simply slap a label on it – such as “This is the way I’ve always been” – and be “comfortable” hiding in plain sight. It shows a void of acceptance within ourselves: we feel we can’t or aren’t confident enough to change. How often have you passed judgement and disappointment onto someone when they didn’t do what you wanted or expected them to do? How many times have you done

this to yourself? I recently felt disappointed with a friend who has been in a difficult relationship since she was 18 years old. Now, at 60, she often complains about her husband and her “miserable” life with him. We chat often about what seems to be “wanted” advice and I remind her that I am only offering suggestions. It’s her choice what she wants to do with it. Often her choice is to do nothing and go on living the way she has for years. We were chatting on the phone as I was on my way to visit a mutual friend whose husband passed away suddenly. She asked what I was going to do there (since she knows sometimes my friend and I do sessions together because she referred me to her). I told her I was going to get some of her favorite donuts and just keep the conversation light. My friend said, “You need to get on your client’s case because it’s time for her to be moving on from her controlling husband.” Her husband was a loving man who sometimes was overly concerned about her; to some, I guess this could appear controlling. I took a breath and reminded her that he just passed away a month ago. She snapped, “It doesn’t matter. She needs to look at five years from now.” I thought, “Our friend can barely think about tomorrow let alone what is going to happen in five years! And, this coming from the woman who has chosen to remain in a difficult marriage!” Stunned, feeling upset and disappointed, I regained my composure as best I could and said, “If I may, what did this situation bring up in you about your relationship?”

Silence! I asked if she was there. Silence. I told her to call me when she wanted to talk and hung up. I found a place to park so I could go within and ask myself, “Why am I disappointed and angry with her?” The answer, “I didn’t hear what I expected to hear, compassion and understanding for a friend who just lost the love of her life.” Then I realized I expected to hear it from someone who doesn’t know what a loving relationship is nor has experienced a loss like this. My feeling of disappointment and being upset immediately disappeared and transformed into compassion and understanding for my friend’s “comfortable uncomfortable comfort zone”! • Is there someone with whom you feel disappointed? Could that “someone” be you? • Is it because you can’t or don’t want to look within for the root cause? • Can you give yourself permission to sit quietly so you can find the answers? • Once identified, how is this belief supporting your “comfort zone”? • Are you willing to embrace the gift of shifting your perspective to enhance your life? Being honest with ourselves takes courage, trust and love! Ditch disappointment! You are stronger than you believe! Vicki Wagoner: The Practical Intuitive – assisting you to change your perspective to change your life! (239) 248-0586 vickiwagoner53@gmail. com Facebook: Vicki Wagoner – The Practical Intuitive.

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Checking Out the Tunes & Other Stuff in Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

As April begins, Ellicottville enters what is known in our neighborhood as Mud Season. It’s the time of year we normally begin the switch from skiing to golf. This year Golf will begin at Holiday Valley on April 5. It is also the time of year we can all sit back and relax, while watching the start of next FUN time here in Ellicottville, which is summer. Elkdale Country Club hasn’t announced an opening date. So hopefully they will be up and running soon. One more thing, This Saturday, April first, is my brother Rodney’s sixty-ninth birthday, so Happy Birthday Uncle Rod, Have FUN & Enjoy. Now back to what’s going on here in our neighborhood. First The Depot has a few tickets left for the Friday April 7 version of their Rolling Stones Tribute Party The Saturday version is sold out. So stop by The Depot to enjoy their Season Ending Shenanigans. So Starting today, Thursday March 30, 2017 through Wednesday April 5, 2017 we will have seven Bands and

five DJ’s performing. One DJ will include Karaoke, several Sound System Music Events plus all the food and drink specials offered by our neat clubs and restaurants. THURSDAY the week starts off in the usual way with one band beginning at 8:00 PM in The Gin Mill. That being Joseph & Johnson doing their neat and good time acoustic, folk rock to country music tunes, that are done in their unique style will, as always, create a really FUN Gin Mill Music Night. FRIDAY will be a two Band and two DJ evening. We begin at 7:00 PM with Queen City Lights on stage in Balloons. This five piece Band performs a wide verity of music, including, but not limited to Motown, R&B, funk, rock and dance. They are Buffalo based and continue to perform in The Buffalo area. This will be a great show. Following Queen City Lights a DJ will take over, keeping to FUN flowing till close. Moving to 9:00 PM Friday The Gin Mill will have Two Guys Drinking Beer doing their version of acoustic classic rock. Ron and Terry, the two guys, are the heart and soul of this duo. These two talented & silly musicians will, again, make another FUN Gin Mill Music & Party Night happen. Also at 9:00 PM Friday The PUB in Great Valley will have DJ Felony and his Karaoke Show on stage. Like always, The PUB Patrons will have two options, be part of the show or just kick back and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times.

Then at 10:00 PM two DJ’s will be on duty in Madigans. DJ’s Nelz and DJ Tyler Swift will be splitting the time in Madigans upstairs party/bar till close. SATURDAY will have three Bands and two DJ’s on duty. First at 6:00 PM, The Exit Band is on stage in Balloons. This five-piece Buffalo Cover Band strives to bring the sound and feel of the original artist, regardless of the era, to their show. They do every thing from The Beatles to Thin Lizzy, Joe Walsh to Pure Prairie and The Doors to Kiss. Following Exit a DJ will keep the party going with neat tunes and party promo till close. Then at 8:00 PM The Depot will have The Remotely Band performing. Here we have a five piece, WNY, Classic Rock, Cover Band whose primary interest is promoting good times. Being new for Ellicottville we believe The Depot will be Rockin on Saturday. Next at 9:00 PM The Gin Mill will have The Short Bus on stage. This excellent Jamestown band continues to play a mix of classic to modern rock, disco to hip/hop plus hits from the eighties and nineties in a style that is very crowd involved. As always they will make a really FUN Gin Mill evening happen this Saturday. Then at 10:00 PM Saturday DJ’s Nelz and DJ Tyler Swift will return to Madigans. upstairs party/ bar for their second show of the week. As always, they will be splitting the time till close. See MUSIC page 9

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Using essential oils around your home is a natural way to freshen and clean your living space. Whether you are finishing up your spring cleaning or preparing for summer barbecues, these essential oil tricks will prepare you for anything. Here are a few unique ways you can use essential oils to freshen up your life! 1. Keep Pests at Bay Keep spiders and rodents at bay with peppermint essential oil. These creepy critters can’t stand peppermint! Add 10-15 drops of the essential oil to a spray bottle with water and spray in the cracks and gaps where spiders and rodents enter your home. For extra protection, add one or two drops of peppermint oil to a cotton ball and leave it in common entrance places, such as doorways and basements. 2. Keep Fruit Fresh: To keep your fruit fresh, wash fruit in a bowl of cool water with two to six drops of lemon essential oil. Stir the fruit in the bowl and leave it long enough for the food to pick up the essential oils. This will help increase the shelf life of your fruit, leaving it bright and ripe for a few extra days. 3. Eliminate Shower Curtain Scum-Essential oils can be used to get rid of shower curtain scum. Use a spray bottle filled with warm water, four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil (melaleuca). Spray this mixture onto your shower curtain for cleaning and then onto your tub. Leave the mixture to help fight mold when the curtain is back in place. 4. Freshen Your Home: To freshen the air in your home, use essential oils in your air filters. Every time you change your filters, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils before replacing them. Essential oils kill microbes in your ducts and will leave a pleasant scent throughout the house. Use cinnamon essential oil to clean the air with its antimicrobial properties or diffuse clove, rosemary or orange essential oils when guests come over to blow them away with your home’s fresh scent. 5. Freshen Your FridgeWhen cleaning out your fridge or freezer, use lime, grapefruit or lemongrass essential oils in your final rinse. It will leave your refrigerator with a refreshing scent and help to neutralize any mold that might be creeping into your fridge. 6. Freshen Your CarKeep your car smelling fresh with essential oils. The scent of essential oils are subtle and are easy to refill, making them the perfect car freshener. Try using an essential oil car diffuser to keep the scent longer and from overpowering your vehicle. Use lavender oil to relieve tension or rose oil to boost your mood on the way to work. 7. Stay Safe in the Sun: You can create your own homemade, toxic-free sunscreen using essential oils. Mix coconut oil, zinc oxide, shea butter, helichrysum oil and lavender essential oil in a

bottle and store for summer. This natural sunscreen will help protect your skin from damage at the park or neighborhood barbecue. 8. Sleep Tight: To help you and your loved ones sleep better, place a few drops of lavender essential oil on a blanket or pillow, or add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use it to freshen your sheets when making the bed. Keep the bottle with you on vacation and spray your hotel room to kill microbes and deodorize the room. 9. Scour Dirty Pans Clean out burnt pans with lemon essential oil. Boil water in the dirty pot or pan and add a few drops of lemon oil to remove burnt residue or stuck foods. You can also add a few drops of lemon oil to the dishwasher soap compartment before washing to leave your dishes spot-free. 10. Freshen Your Gym Bag- Keep germs out of your gym bag with essential oils. Fill a spray bottle with water and a drop of tea tree and lavender essential oils to refresh your bag, shoes and yoga mat after a day at the gym. For smelly shoes, pick your favorite essential oil and put two drops on a cotton ball. Place a cotton ball in each shoe to find them refreshed in the morning. 11. Control Flies-Open windows and outdoor cooking are some of the great perks of summer. But, these activities can attract pesky flies that ruin dinners. To create a barrier against flies at your next cookout, mix 25 drops of peppermint or lavender essential oils with water in a spray bottle. Use the mixture on windows, doors and dining tables. Make sure to shake well before use. 12. Eliminate the Smell of Smoke If you smoke or live next to someone who does, you can easily eliminate the smell of cigarette smoke with a few drops of essential oils. Put four drops of rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils in a spray bottle and spray near your patio or in your car to neutralize odors. 13. Preserve Your Leather To preserve leather jackets, sofas and shoes, use essential oils to clean them. Soak a cloth in lemon essential oil and wipe down leather items. This will help keep the material from splitting and preserve the color. 14. Scour the Sink You can create an all-natural kitchen sink scrub to make your sink shine without using harmful chemicals. Make the mix using half a cup of baking soda, onethird cup of vinegar, and five drops of bergamot and lime essential oils. Use this mixture to scrub the sink and then rinse with warm water. Your kitchen sink will shine like new! 15. Freshen Your Home While Vacuuming Use your favorite essential oils when vacuuming to leave a fresh scent after cleaning. Add a cotton ball with a few drops of peppermint, spearmint or pine essential oils to your vacuum cleaner bag or collector cup for a refreshing scent. If you have dogs, use geranium essential oil to clear your carpets of canine smells. 16. Freshen the Bathroom Make your own bathroom freshener

with natural essential oils. To neutralize unpleasing scents and freshen up your bathroom, apply a few drops of citrus, rose or lavender essential oils to a cotton ball and place it behind the toilet. 17. Reduce Mold Eliminate mold in your home with an essential oil diffuser. Fill it with fungusfighting tea tree oil or antimicrobial cinnamon essential oils. For a more direct mold defense, mix tea tree oil with grapefruit seed extract and vinegar. The grapefruit seed helps to neutralize the smell of the vinegar while all three ingredients work together to stop mold in its tracks. 18. Make Powerful Solvent You can create a powerful solvent with lemon or wild orange essential oils. Use a few drops to remove price stickers, get gum out of the carpet, or clean sap off gardening tools. For eliminating tough gunk, leave the essential oils for a few minutes before removing. 19. Camp in Peace Make camping and backyard fires a breeze with natural mosquito repellent. Protect yourself and your s’mores from mosquitoes with an essential oil bug spray made of one drop of lemongrass, citronella and eucalyptus essential oils mixed with one teaspoon of coconut oil. Rub the mixture on exposed skin for protection all night long. 20. Keep Fishy Smells Away Does your kitchen smell of fish or onions after cooking? Get rid of unwanted kitchen smells by adding a few drops of clove, cinnamon or any citrus essential oils to a simmering pan of water. You’ll be able to cook a delicious fish dinner without worrying about the smell taking over your kitchen. 21. Freshen Your Linens and Clothes For cozy towels, sheets and clothes, add five drops of rose essential oil to water and pour it into the center cup of your washer. Finish the laundry by soaking a small piece of terry cloth in lavender, rose or ylang ylang essential oils and tossing it into the dryer. If you are looking to get rid of mites, use eucalyptus to clean your linens and clothes. These essential oils will leave your clothes feeling soft and smelling fresher than ever. Essential oils are one of the most useful natural tools for home remedies and fresh cleaning supplies. Get the most out of your oils with 100 percent natural products from Nature’s Sunshine’s authentic oils. Nature’s Sunshine promises the oils will be the highest quality and made authentically, so you know you’re getting the most out of your essential oils. For more info please call Nature’s Remedy in E’ville 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. Source: Nature’s Sunshine library/blog. T F B e

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part of the trail to be built is almost complete. Later this year Mr. Fuller’s class will return to complete the structure. Groundbreaking for the first leg of the trail is expected later this year. Already the trail has been mapped out and the engineering done


Cont. From Cover Flame produces reality shows and has decided Ellicottville would be a great place to film a Reality Dating Show! He thinks current dating shows have been “too scripted and overdramatized” and “audiences today want more reality in their reality shows”. “Some of these shows are outlandish now - how are seven beautiful bachelorettes vying over the same man in a mansion going to relate to the people? That’s simply too bizarre. What we do is real, with real people and real relationships.” Before choosing Ellicottville, Flame Productions tested and


Cont. From Cover Development Specialist Jean Davis. “The event originally got started to bring farmers and their neighbors together and has also turned into a great way to showcase what our farmers and businesses have to offer each other.” The dinner provided to guests will have locally grown, fresh foods from all around Cattaraugus County and its surrounding areas. Exhibitor displays and appetizers will begin at 5:30pm, with dinner following shortly after at 6:45pm.


Cont. From Cover various line items, salaries for business administration will go down slightly, telephone costs will decrease as the school switches to a voice over IP system from BOCES. Some of the building and grounds positions were realigned, saving some money, and there will be some savings by switching health care insurance providers. Some costs are going up. Some teacher’s and coach’s salaries are going up a bit. The district will purchase some new computers and smartboards, and will lease new instruments for the music department. The requisitions for the science department have increased a bit, and new supplies and materials will be purchased. The district plans on


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by Mark Alianello. The tail will start at the pergola at the Nannen Arboretum. It will proceed east along the lower part of the ridgeline, affording hikers a good view of the wetlands and the slopes at HoliMont. It will proceed towards 219 and come out just above the pond by Tim Horton’s. When completed, the 15mile set of trails will connect the Village to Great Valley, the mountain bike trails

by Holiday Valley, and to the east the Holiday Valley Tubing park. A multi-use trail it will be available for walking, biking, and in winter cross-country skiing. The EVGV Trail Committee is planning their first fundraiser for June 4th. The Ham and Turkey Raffle will be at the American Legion. Tickets will be available in April from committee members and various stores in the Village.

filmed in Aspen, Colorado, where participants engaged in such activities as skiing, (of course), plus snow shoeing and dating games, but Flame said the participants didn’t grasp the concept and behaved more “like actors”. He feels the people he saw in Ellicottville had a better grasp of reality and would relate better to the intended viewers of the show. The producers are looking for local participants that will be paired with contestants they bring from other areas of the country. If you are interested in participating, you must fill out an online application. This process will inform the producers of your personality and behavioral traits, enabling them to decide if you are a fit for the show and who would be a good match for you. When The Villager asked what

exactly they were looking for, Flame said in a short answer, “Younger people who are real.” There will be a total of six couples. The objective of the show is to put real people into team building exercises to see which couple makes the best team. The Ellicottville show will consist of the Sky High Aerial Park (complete with zip lining), hiking, mountain biking, night life situations and blind dining. It will be filmed over a two-week period in May and played on the air in June. The winning couple will be chosen by audience vote and will receive an all expenses paid trip to Nashville, TN where they will stay at the Four Seasons Hotel. The applications will be available on-line and will start being accepted on April Fools Day.

An awards ceremony will also take place and Farm of the Year, Conservation Farm of the Year, and Friend of Agriculture will all be recognized and honored for their efforts and contributions to the community. “A committee is put together for the dinner that includes members from various Cattaraugus County organizations,” added Davis. “These include the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Farm Bureau, Soil and Water Conservation District, and Southern Tier Regional Planning and Development

Board. Candidates are selected from the knowledge of all of these committee members.” The evening will conclude with an informative presentation from Nichols Farm, a dairy farm based out of Farmersville Station. “Each year, everyone has such a wonderful time,” Davis said. “All members of the event really work together as a team in organizing and making sure everything runs smoothly.” The West Valley Fire Hall is located at 9091 Route 240. For more information on this year’s dinner or to purchase tickets, Miller can be contacted at 716-938-2318 or

purchasing two new security cameras for the school busses. In total the school budget for the 2017-18 school year is $12,319,921. In summarizing the budget Superintendent, Ward said, “It’s a pretty good budget, it’s fair, a budget we can live with.” In other business, the board approved presenting the movies Hotel Rwanda to the English 12 classes and Women in Gold to students in the JCC Drawing classes. Both movies are rated PG-13. The board approved hiring Donna McVaugh as a substitute teacher and Joe Schultz as substitute cleaner. Ryan Winship was hired as boys modified baseball coach. The approved of Nick Smith and Wayne Marsh as volunteers for the softball team. Connie Poulin gave the report for the elementary and middle schools. She said very few families had opted out

of the state testing. She said some that opted out had done so for medical reasons. The Principal said the tests were challenging, but the students were well prepared. Poulin noted that day there were only two students absent. She said it was a big difference from a month ago when the community was during flu season. The High School report was given by Bob Miller. He said Alley Reacher had come in first at an art contest at St. Bonaventure. She competed against 300 other students. As a result, she will be eligible for an art scholarship at St. Bonn, if she chooses to attend. Mr. Miller said “excitement is building,” for the High School musical Anything Goes. The show will start this Thursday and run through the weekend. The board went into executive session, and the meeting was adjourned.

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE Proposals for the Maintenance of the Jefferson Street, Niles (Rt. 242 W) and Bryant Hill Cemeteries will be received at the Town Clerk’s Office, 1 West Washington St., PO Box 600, Ellicottville, NY 14731, until 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 13th, 2017. Requirements: • First Clean up, mowing and trimming to be complete by May 7, 2017.• Clean up, mowing and trimming three times per month in May, June and July. • Clean up, mowing and trimming two times a month for the remainder of the season. • Must provide Certificate of Insurance for liability. 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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS - TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK Notice is hereby given that the Town of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, to consider: ZBA-2017-01 - the appeal by Justin Dineen (Ellicottville Yurts) for an area variance from Section 5.6.C of the Town Zoning in order to locate a driveway less than the required minimum of 10 feet from the property line. The site is located at 7756 Route 219 North; identified as tax map parcel 37.004-1-21.1. Application materials are available for review at the Town Hall, One West Washington Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear all interested persons at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior to the public hearing. Written comments may be mailed to the attention of Jack Kramer, Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals, PO Box 600, Ellicottville NY 14731.

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What do You Think is the Most Scandalous Thing Going on in the Political Realm Lately? By Chad Neal For those that are too busy with their own lives, this will have nothing to do with you. \This is for the rest of us who can’t help but get involved in politics, because they are everywhere. Some seem to think politics means arguments, but really it’s the different ways certain factions want to govern the people, which does cause disagreements, which makes it ugly. But in order for order to be the law of the land, there must be the discussion and finally an accord- to make it effective, for the most part. When elections are upon us, the game is a foot. Politics is like war, all is fair, it would seem. The old adage ‘If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen’ comes to mind. And wouldn’t it be a utopia if we didn’t have to worry about who rules us. From the smallest elections to the grandest news worthy political rabble in the land, we have to deal with it, because this faction doesn’t want that faction telling them how their taxes are going to be spent. But the idea of having the right people making these decisions is why politics exists. And then there is corruption. What do you think is the most scandalous thing going on in the political realm lately?

how the law could be applied if when you are not sure what is being built? He said the applicant should be required to demonstrate that the plans will not elevate noise levels above the ambient levels. The attorney said the applicant failed to include a photometric plot for the lighting on the rooftop area. Going on, Auerbach said the submitted plans would increase the square footage available in the building by 52% without considering parking. The downtown area is listed nationally as a historic district, and Auerbach said no third-floor restaurant has previously existed in the area. He mentioned the addition of a third floor, and asked how that is in keeping with the historical style of the adjoining buildings. In the lawyer’s


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opinion, the developer must obtain a report from a historical architecture firm and a letter of no impact from the State Historic Preservation Office. Mr. Vogt addressed the board. He said if all downtown developers had to “go through this,” there would be no downtown development. He confirmed his plans call for up to eight tenants in the building, but did not say if any would be restaurants. The developer said he felt the Village was starting down a slippery slope if anybody must go through the same process of approvals from now on. He asked if anyone else had to get the same permissions before renovating a downtown building. Dina Dipasquale said she had to get an archeological permit before excavating the basement at Dina’s. Vogt said given the permissions needed he didn’t know how anybody can develop in the Village. Planning Board Chair Nancy

Rogan asked for any last comments. Hearing none, she closed the public hearing and convened a regular meeting of the Village Planning Board. Rogan again emphasized the board would not be taking any action on the application that evening. Town Planner Gary Palumbo offered to make a list of the comments raised by the citizens and submit it to the developer. Because there is an application pending before the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board cannot act at this time. The Planning Board is not scheduled to meet until May 9th, but the Planning Board must act on the application within 60 days. The ZBA decision is a necessary for the plans currently in front of the Planning Board to continue. Chair Rogan offered to table the application and extend the deadline to 62 days without a penalty. Mr. Vogt accepted. The meeting was adjourned.

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