LANCASTER, N.Y., July 9, 2012 – A coalition of Western New York municipalities and organizations in Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus counties has received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to create a regional sustainability plan as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Cleaner, Greener Communities Program. The Western New York Regional Sustainability Planning process is underway and community input is needed to help shape our region’s economic and environmental future.
As of July 13, 2012, a State-wide burn ban is in effect for all of New York through October 10th. The ban includes all regulations of the annual, Spring Burn Ban which can be found in it's entirety by clicking the link below.
Burning in an open fire, provided it is not contrary to other law or regulation, will be allowed as follows:
View the latest UNOFFICIAL Federal Primary Election Results for June 26, 2012. The polls close at 9:00PM and the results will follow!
Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development is in preparations for the 5th Annual OnoFest being held August 11, 2012 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 Noon and run to 9:00 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! Special activities are being planned for the children in the family. There is no rain date for this event, it will be held rain or shine.
Bats can be found in areas throughout the state. You may think you see birds around dusk but it’s more likely that they are bats searching for bugs to eat, especially if your home is near a water source. Keeping bats out of your home is a good first step to protect yourself against rabies. “Most bats are healthy and contribute to our environment in many ways, particularly by controlling insects. However, on average, 1% of bats are infected with rabies.
Protecting people everywhere they travel
“Signs, signs everywhere a sign…” These famous words, written by Les Emmerson for the Canadian rock band Five Man Electrical Band, were popularized in the early 1970’s during a time of social and political changes. Although these lyrics express frustration over a series of signs, today’s signs have a very important reason for their existence…to protect public health and safety.
The second public forum on the County’s Comprehensive Plan will be held on Thursday, June 21st at 6:00pm at the Mansfield Town Hall, 7691 Toad Hollow Road, Little Valley. The topic of this forum will be Agriculture.