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>Board sets restrictions on adult entertainment

SILVER CREEK -- It is a little more difficult today to operate an adult entertainment business in the village.

The Village Board on Monday amended a recent law to say that such businesses are barred from operating within 1,000 feet of any church or religious institution, school, day care or family center, park, playground, hospital or medical facility.

Such businesses also must be at least 500 feet away from any residence.

For violators, the penalty was set at a $500 fine or three months in jail.

Trustees said a moratorium prohibiting applications for adult businesses was lifted after Jan. 1.

A designated area for such businesses has been mapped within the business district along Route 20 between Mechanic and Hanover streets.

No one has applied to open such a business in the village, officials said.


>Treatment plant may get $1.4 million upgrade

FREDONIA -- The Village Board next week will consider spending $1.4 million to upgrade the digesters at the village's wastewater-treatment plant.

If the board agrees, the money would be used to begin phase one of the Anaerobic Digestion System Rehabilitation and Combined Heat and Power Project, known as CPH.

After completion of the first phase, officials would determine whether the upgraded treatment plant generates sufficient methane gas for conversion to supply the plant with its own heat and electricity.

If that happens, the completed project would cost about $1.8 million. The second phase will not be considered before next year.


>1878 billboard panel to be unveiled Friday

JAMESTOWN -- The first restored panel of the 1878 Buffalo Bill Cody Billboard will be unveiled Friday in the Reg Lenna Civic Center.

A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. with the unveiling at 6 p.m.

The segment is the life-size image of John Y. Nelson, known as ChaShaShaOPogeo among the Sioux. He was a 19th century frontiersman and a performer in Buffalo Bill Cody's shows, including one presented March 14, 1878, in Jamestown.

The billboard undergoing restoration advertises that show. It was discovered in Jamestown in 2002.


>Cattaraugus volunteers to aid low-income filers

LITTLE VALLEY -- The Bonaventure Accounting Association Volunteer Tax Assistance Program will expand its services into rural Cattaraugus County from 1 to 5 p.m. for eight Saturdays.

The program will provide free tax assistance to low-income households on the following dates at these locations: this Saturday, Feb. 25 and, tentatively, April 8, Randolph Free Library; Feb. 18 and, tentatively, March 25, Franklinville Fire Hall; and March 18 and April 1, Cattaraugus County Building, Little Valley.

Services also are available by appointment Monday through Friday at the Olean United Way Office, 807 W. State St.

For information, call 372-3620.

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