Nine area snowmobile clubs that maintain trails in Cattaraugus County will benefit from the annual snowmobile registration fees collected by New York State. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently awarded Cattaraugus County, the municipal sponsor, $170,470.00 in funding to help improve and maintain the 359 miles of funded snowmobile trails in Cattaraugus County.
Driver License Points Added to Strengthen Distracted Driving Law, Decrease Cell Phone Use
Officials at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have announced that the Department will impose two points on the driving records of those who have been found guilty of driving while using a cell phone for offenses committed on or after February 16, 2011. Previously, no points were assigned for talking on a cell phone although two points are assigned for texting while driving violations.
This download below contains the complete Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District, effective September 4, 2008.
The "Environmental Health Complaint / Referral Form" is used to file a complaint of a Sanitary Code violation with the Environmental Health Division. A completed form may be submitted by mail or fax using the contact information below.
Olean Office (Main Office):
Cattaraugus County Health Department
Attn: Environmental Health
1 Leo Moss Drive, Suite 4010 Read more
The Cattaraugus County Legislature has unanimously approved a measure to allow Cattaraugus County residents affected by the recent flooding throughout the region to dispose of storm debris free of charge at the Portville, Allegany, and Salamanca Transfer Stations on Saturday, December 11th and Saturday, December 18th.
The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services reports that the Allegheny River has crested at both the Salamanca and Olean river gauge locations. Residents should continue to use caution when faced with high water scenarios in and around their homes.
A State of Emergency remains in effect for the Village of Allegany and the Town of Portville.
Several state roads are currently closed:
Update: As of December 7, 2010 these roads are no longer closed.
The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services is operating a Disaster Operations Center as a result of localized regional flooding. In cooperation with the National Weather Service, the Office of Emergency Services is closely monitoring the situation throughout Cattaraugus County.
A State of Emergency has been declared for the Village of Allegany and the Town of Portville.
Updated: December 7, 2010 These road closings do not apply. Please check the Cattaraugus County website for updates.
Updated: Added new map below. Please visit the latest news release; areas of Cattaraugus County that are in States of Emergency
Due to the flooding Cattaraugus County has created two maps to aid residents and travelers.
The “DOH-360CUV: Water System Operation Report” form is used to report on the daily operation of disinfection systems for public water supplies.
The "DOH-1323: Report on Operation of Swimming Pool" form is used to report on the daily operation of disinfection systems for public swimming pools.
Both of these forms are available in two file types below. One is a pdf version that may be printed and filled in by hand. The other is a MS Excel file, for operators that wish to fill out the report on a computer. Read more