In 1978, Cattaraugus County adopted its first Comprehensive Plan, entitled the Cattaraugus County Land Use Plan 2000. Since then, many changes have occurred in our County, many not anticipated or envisioned by the Plan.
A New exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum in Machias! Titled “From Forest to Farm”, the exhibit features a wide variety of tools, primarily representing agriculture and the lumber industry. The showcase of the exhibit is a display of saws and sharpening tools on loan from the collection of Mr. Allan Fish of Great Valley; some dating back to 1809. Come and see!
Nearly 180 people attended the First Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Ellicottville, NY.
The sale of synthetic marijuana products in New York State is to cease immediately per NYS Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
The order states, "synthetic cannabinoids have been linked to severe adverse reactions, including death and acute renal failure, and commonly cause: tachycardia (increased heart rate); paranoid behavior, agitation and irritability; nausea and vomiting; confusion; drowsiness; headache; hypertension; electrolyte abnormalities; seizures; and syncope (loss of consciousness).
Flood Safety and Awareness Week: March 12 through 16, 2012
Beginning March 12, New Yorkers once again began to observe Flood Safety Awareness Week. In the last decade floods have claimed an average of 94 lives and caused more than $10 billion in damages nationally. The threat of river and coastal flooding is the greatest natural hazard risk that we face in New York State. Our citizens and first responders face annual flooding events of varying severity that threaten them and their families, damage their homes, schools and churches, destroy public infrastructure, an
The fee to dispose of garbage at Cattaraugus County transfer stations will increase effective March 1, 2012. The price to throw away household garbage will rise to $1.50 per 15 gallon garbage bag (tall white kitchen bag) or equivalent; $3.00 per 30 gallon bag (regular brown or green bag) or equivalent; and $6.00 per 55 gallon bag (contractor bag).
The fee increase will not affect the cost to dispose of bulky materials such as chairs, mattresses, rugs, and etc. which are charged $5 each, or construction and demolition debris which is charged $20 per cubic yard.
Residents & Visitors of Cattaraugus County please be aware of a new local law about electronic cigarettes and herbal cigarettes.
View the local law at Local Law Regulating Electronic Cigarettes & Herbal Cigarettes