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Springville board approves hydrant relocation in Shuttleworth parking lot

By Kellen M. Quigley The village of Springville Board of Trustees had several routine items of business to approve for the Department of Public Works at its last meeting held Feb. 4. The board approved a resolution to relocate a fire hydrant located in the Shuttleworth parking lot. Superintendent Ken Kostowniak said the hydrant comes off of Main Street and ... Read More »

Gillibrand urges quick milk insurance refunds for dairy farmers

By Rick Miller U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Department of Agriculture last week to expedite payments to New York dairy farmers over a failed milk insurance plan for which they paid premiums but received no benefits. The farm bill passed last month included refunds to New York dairy farmers for the failed insurance program, but the 35-day government shutdown ... Read More »

Waste Management chosen for garbage, recycling pickup in Springville

By Kellen M. Quigley After more than a month of deliberation concerning the future of garbage pickup and recycling in the village of Springville, the Board of Trustees have chosen to work Waste Management as the village’s refuse agency for a three-year period. At Monday’s village board meeting, a contract with Waste Management for $206,700 for three years with bi-weekly ... Read More »

Springville, Concord officials respond to AIM funding cuts

William Krebs
Springville Village Mayor

By Kellen M. Quigley Many municipalities across the state could lose thousands in aid under the proposed state budget. Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this month released his executive budget proposal, which eliminates funding from the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities program (AIM) for towns and villages where the funding accounts for less than 2 percent of the municipal budget. Cities ... Read More »

Springville board OKs purchase of recycling totes

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Jerrod Blake (right) of Waste Management discusses what is and is not recyclable through Waste Management with Springville Village Trustee Nils Wikman. The village approved Tuesday the purchase of recycling totes for the village with assistance from DEC a grant.

By Kellen M. Quigley For residents of the Village of Springville, a new receptacle specifically for recycling could soon be on the curbside at every house. The Village Board of Trustees Tuesday approved the purchase of 65 gallon recycling totes for about $57,000 with help from a DEC grant to cover approximately half of the cost. The balance of the ... Read More »

Town of Concord holds reorganizational meeting

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The Concord Town Board held its reorganizational meeting last week, finalizing many routine appointments for 2019.

By Kellen M. Quigley The Concord Town Board held its 2019 reorganization meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Town Hall before its regular business meeting. The town board made the following appointments for council members and town positions for the year: Deputy Supervisor: James K. Krezmien Town Historian: David Batterson Representative to the Youth Board: William F. Snyder, III Representative ... Read More »

Potential parking changes could be coming to Main Street

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Marc Gentner, the new chief of the Springville Volunteer Fire Department, updates the village board on what has been happening in the fire department during the village’s Jan. 7 meeting.

By Kellen M. Quigley Some parking changes on Route 39 through the village may come into effect this spring in coordination with the expected paving of the arterial road by the state DOT. At last week’s village board meeting, Superintendent Kenneth Kostowniak said the village should extend the no standing area at West Main and Waverly streets as well as ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County legislators hold reorganizational meeting

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Cattaraugus County Court Judge Ronald Ploetz (right) swears in the new County Legislature leadership members Wednesday in the legislative chambers at the County Center in Little Valley. Front row (from left) are: Minority Whip John Padlo of Olean, Assistant Minority Leader David Koch of Salamanca; Majority Leader Donna Vickman of Farmersville, Minority Leader Susan Labuhn of Salamanca and Vice Chairman Dan Hale of Portville. Back row (from left) are: Chairman James J. Snyder of Olean, Deputy Majority Leader Howard VanRensselaer of Randolph and Majority Whip Joseph Boberg of Delevan.

By Rick Miller Cattaraugus County lawmakers re-elected Olean Republican James J. Snyder as County Legislature chairman during a reorganization meeting Jan. 2. Snyder was nominated by his son, Legislator Joseph Snyder, R-Ischua, who accidentally nominated himself to the laughter of his colleagues. Both legislators’ first names are James, but the younger Snyder goes by the first name of Joseph. Republican ... Read More »

Springville Village Board members question potential new recycling program

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Springville village trustee Nils Wikman (right) holds up a piece of cardboard that he said could be questionable for pick-up under new guidelines for a potential recycling program in the village.

By Kellen M. Quigley In its first meeting of the new year, the village of Springville Board of Trustees had plenty to say about a new potential recycling program for the community, specifically whether new recycling receptacles would be a smart investment. The board members spent about 30 minutes Monday discussing the possibility of accepting a nearly $60,000 grant to ... Read More »

Springville mayor reflects on 2018, looking forward to 2019

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At the end of December, Springville Mayor William Krebs sat down with the Springville Times to discuss how 2018 was for the village and what to look forward to in 2019.

By Kellen M. Quigley With the new year officially here, the village of Springville is ready for a productive and exciting 2019. But while there’s plenty in the works for the upcoming months, 2018 was an important year for the community with projects from both civic and cultural groups paving the way for a bigger and better Springville. “As far ... Read More »

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