May is Older Americans Month. Throughout the month, the Cattaraugus County Dept. of the Aging has been identifying older adults within the community that are living life to the fullest and "AGING OUT LOUD". Hundreds of seniors attended this month's RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) gala and spent two days being recognized for all the amazing contributions they make to our county. This week, Department of Aging staff caught up with 101 year old Mecanna Metzler.
Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism is in preparations for the 10th Annual OnoFest being held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Onoville Marina, 8 miles south of Exit 17 off I 86 on West Perimeter Road, Steamburg, NY.
OnoFest is a one day event that will start at 1:00 pm and run to 9:30 p.m. It is a family oriented event scheduled to have arts; crafts; food; games and contests for the young and old alike; bands throughout the day with a grand finale of fireworks at dusk!
The Legislature of Cattaraugus County will meet in adjourned session at the County Center, Little Valley, New York on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. for the transaction of such business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is advising child support recipients of changes to the issuance of benefits. The New York State Child Support program is transitioning to new debit cards. As of June 15, 2017, all child support debit card holders will have their child support payments posted to the new Bank of America debit MasterCard. Deposits to the old EPPIcard will end on June 14, 2017.
Over the past five years, Cattaraugus County has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of Gonorrhea. The average number of reported cases between 2012—2014 was 16.33. The rate increased slightly in 2015 to 21 cases. In 2016, the rate jumped 68% to 65 reported cases. There has also been an increase in number of reported gonorrhea cases across the state. In 2014, 6,616 cases were reported. In 2015, the rate increased 24% to 8,719 reported cases.
MADISON COUNTY DIRECTOR OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES
Madison County seeks a Director to provide accurate, timely information and advice on real property appraisal, equalization and assessment for our Real Property Tax Services Office. The work involves responsibility for the administration, supervision and operation of the Real Property Tax Services Office.
Cattaraugus County ranks third in the state of New York for the number of adults who smoke tobacco. The county has the highest number of adults who smoke tobacco in Western New York. The age adjusted percentage of adults who smoke in Cattaraugus County is 31.5 which is twice the New York State rate of 15.4% (Figure 1).1 In Western New York, the age adjusted percentage of adults who smoke is 20.8%.
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The Cattaraugus County Health Department and Rural Revitalization Corp. have partnered together to offer a well and septic system repair program. This Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program helps low-to-moderate income homeowners repair or replace failing septic systems, private water supplies, and public water services in Cattaraugus County.
There are eligibility requirements to be in the program: