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Legislature meeting today to deal with bond act

LITTLE VALLEY -- The regular meeting of the Cattaraugus County Legislature will be at 6 p.m. today in the County Center instead of Wednesday.

The meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday but was changed so legislators are free to attend the fall conference of the New York State Association of Counties.

Agenda matters include a request to support the state $35.8 billion capital transportation plan. Locally, the money would upgrade Route 17 across the southern portion of the state to I-86 status.

Also, the bond act would convert Route 219 to a four-lane expressway, say sponsors Elliott Ellis, R-New Albion, and Charles Krause, R-Great Valley.

In another measure, legislators will vote on a contract effective Oct. 1 with the Town of Allegany for assessment services through an employee of the county's Real Property Tax Service office. Services will be per parcel for a total of $31,535 due the county through July 1, 2006.

Fall Festival of Bands will be held Saturday

JAMESTOWN -- The Jamestown High School "Red Raider" Marching Band will hold its 27th annual Fall Festival of Bands beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in Strider Field at Jefferson School on Martin Road.

This show will feature several area marching units, including bands from Jamestown, Wellsville, Frewsburg, West Seneca West, Lancaster and Orchard Park high schools.

Tickets are available from any band member or by calling the band room at 483-4217 or 483-3477.

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