Thomas Barnes Recipient of the 2009 Brooks Patterson Community Leadership Award

News from Planning posted on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 3:04pm
The Cattaraugus County Planning Board presented, at its July 22nd Annual Dinner Meeting, the 2009 Brooks Patterson Community Leadership Award to Thomas Barnes for his outstanding leadership and years of dedicated service in Planning, Development and The Arts in the City of Olean, Cattaraugus County and the Southern Tier West Region of New York State. The meeting was held at the Nic–L–Inn Restaurant in South Valley, with 94 people in attendance.

Horses are American as Apple Pie

By Terry H. Martin, Ph.D.

Thank you for honoring Cattaraugus County and me this past year for a decade of work getting New York State's first ever County level equestrian initiative started. It has been just one among many other projects and has been a labor of love with a lot of uncertainty. That is why it touched all of us so deeply when you gave the Cattaraugus County Legislature and its departments the special Equestrian Leadership Award. Read more

“Regional Workforce Action Plan” Is The Topic of the Cattaraugus County Planning Board Annual Meeting

News from Planning posted on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 8:29am
The Cattaraugus County Planning Board will hold its Annual Meeting on July 22, 2009 at the Nic – L – Inn, 12045 Bone Run Road, Frewsburg, New York. Sean Lukasik of Pipeline 4 Progress will be the Keynote Speaker.

Sean Lukasik is an Interactive Marketing Consultant in the Elmira-Corning region of Upstate New York.  He is President of Twin Tiers Young Professionals and a coordinator and consultant for Pipeline 4 Progress.

Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

On March 28, 2007, the Cattaraugus County Legislature adopted the county's first Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.  The purpose of this plan is to analyze and understand the foundations of Cattaraugus County's agricultural economy and to create recommendations for structural economic development programming to ultimately enhance the future of local agriculture. Read more

Conservation Subdivision

County Zoning Referrals

New York State General Municipal Law Sections 239-l, m, n, and nn requires municipal boards to refer certain development applications, proposed zoning changes, and comprehensive plans to the County Planning Board for review before taking final action. Read more

Agricultural Development Services

Sunrise over barn in Great Valley, August 2006. Photo Credit Rick MillerCattaraugus County is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry.  The Planning division provides critical services to the agricultural community. Read more

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