On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism is hosting the first of three Open Houses on the creation of a comprehensive plan that will guide the future of Cattaraugus County. It will be held at the Cutco Theater on the JCC Campus in Olean, 260 North Union Street. Additional open houses will be held on Thursday, May 8th, at the King Memorial Library in Machias, and on Wednesday, May 14th, at the County Center Building in Little Valley.
Join the Gowanda Emergency Notification System Now!
The Village of Gowanda is now participating in the Code Red notification system. This emergency notification system will allow officials to alert residents and first responders of urgent concerns such as impending flooding or severe weather. In order to be added to the database for notification, you must sign up online at the link below.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Annual Burning Ban
March 16, through May 14, 2014
During this time period, no open burning shall be allowed. Opening burning may be allowed between May 15, and March 15, provided requirements are met and no further bans are in place through local or State regulation.
Websites for reference:
Community Comes Together to Support Campaign to Keep Kids and
Water Supply Safe
Nearly 3 dozen sites throughout Western New York will host a medication drop-off day on April 26h, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. It’s the largest single day drop-off in Western New York. The Drug Enforcement Administration is leading the effort as part of a national campaign with the support of local police agencies, Kids Escaping Drugs, UB and D’Youville Schools of Pharmacy, Erie County DEP, IHA, Covanta , Catholic Health System, Kalieda Health System and West Herr Automotive Group.
The Cattaraugus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has nominated two volunteers, Mary Martello and Betty Jean Greene, for the 2014 New York State Senior Citizen’s Award entitled, “Unleash the Power of Age.” This award is to recognize older New Yorkers who have demonstrated the power of making a difference through civic engagement. Each county has the opportunity to nominate two volunteers for this prestigious award.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services will recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with special events to draw attention to this important issue. On Friday, April 4 county workers will draw attention to the cause by wearing something blue to work. Also, those driving by the county's Olean office building in April will see numerous blue pinwheels on the lawn as Cattaraugus County will participate in the New York State Office of Child and Family Service's “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign.
The popular Civil War Event Series will return this summer to the Cattaraugus County Museum! As we mark the fourth year of the Civil War sesquicentennial, we are proud to announce an exciting schedule of events. Beginning on June 12, there will be evening programming every 2nd and 4th Thursday, June through August; all programs at 7:00pm.
The full schedule is:
A bold new dining trend is being unleashed in communities all across the U.S. “Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” (LHD) launched in August 2013, and since that time health care professionals have been chomping at the bit to host their own macabre meals. Here in Cattaraugus County, the first such event is about to take place.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a hunters’ education class for the gun portion only on the following dates and time: Monday, April 14, 2014 and Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Ellicottville Fire Department.
There is no charge for the class. Participants must attend both days of instruction to receive a certificate. It is preferable that participants be at least 12 years of age. If a parent wants an 11-year-old to take the class, the parent must attend and sit with the child on both days.
Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, announced today that as part of the 2014 March for Meals campaign, the department’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program hosted Community Champions Day on Wednesday, March 19, at the nutrition sites located throughout Cattaraugus County. Formerly known as Mayors for Meals Day, Community Champions Day is a day when elected officials deliver Meals on Wheels along with the volunteers.
This year the following officials participated: