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Chautauqua Legislature committee approves JCC land purchase

MAYVILLE – The Public Facilities Committee of the Chautauqua County Legislature has approved a request for Jamestown Community College to purchase a 50-acre parcel that includes a home.

The Legislature acts on all land acquisitions for the community college. The property is on Curtis Street Extension and includes a 5,200-square-foot house that would be used to provide rooms for visiting professors. The property is adjacent to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute property, which was recently deeded to the college.

The acquisition is estimated to cost $450,000, and the college expects New York State to fund about half the cost. John R. Garfoot, vice president and dean of administration at JCC, said the college would also use $100,000 appropriated by the county in the 2011 budget.

The matter will be on the legislative agenda Sept. 25.

In another issue, Kathy Tampio, director of the Chadwick Bay Regional Development Association, asked that the committee withdraw a request to form a water agency. The committee approved Tampio’s request.

Tampio said a representative from the City of Dunkirk was absent from the last Chadwick Bay meeting, and she felt it was important that Dunkirk participate in the formation of the resolution to start an agency.

The Chadwick Bay group has been organizing communities for a northern Chautauqua-area water distribution system. Dunkirk would be the primary supplier of water in the plan. A grant-funding application for the district, which encompasses several communities in the northern section of the county, is being reviewed.

Dale Robbins was re-appointed as a member of the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District Board. His term expires in 2019.

Robbins’ formal appointment will be listed on the next legislative agenda.

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