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>IDA approves proposal to build warehouses

JAMESTOWN -- A development proposal for 11 acres in a north county industrial park has been given the go-ahead by the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency.
IDA Director Bill Daly said Greg Lorenzo, the owner of Lorenzo International, wants to construct more warehouses in the Chadwick Bay Industrial Park in the Town of Sheridan. Negotiations are under way for the sale of industrial park property, officials said.

Daly said Lorenzo plans a large refrigerated warehouse to be used for frozen foods. Two food processors, Carriage House and Cliffstar, are currently located in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area.

The IDA also recently accepted a proposal by Allegany-International to buy 8.8 acres of land in the Chadwick Bay Industrial Park.

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>Supervisor announces several appointments

HANOVER -- Town Supervisor Kathy Tampio announced several appointments during the annual reorganization meeting Tuesday.

Tampio named Homer Bowker Jr. deputy town supervisor. Highway Superintendent Steve D'Angelo named Timothy Domenico his deputy superintendent. Domenico replaces Ronald Peacock, who has retired. Both appointments received full board approval.

Board members appointed D'Angelo and Kevin Peebles town fire wardens. D'Angelo was also named disaster coordinator. Michael Kreuter was named chairman of the town's Water and Sewer Advisory Board. Jeffrey Passafaro was renamed town attorney. Carol DePasquale was named chairwoman of the Planning Board. Town Clerk Janine Salzman named Vicki Krupa deputy town clerk and registrar.

Dana Tietz was named chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The board agreed to continue holding regular board meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

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>Decision expected soon on new airport manager

JAMESTOWN -- A new manager for Chautauqua County Airport could be named soon.
County Executive Greg Edwards said several candidates are under consideration.
"We've been working closely with George Spanos, our transportation director, who has been working with two of our legislators and others, reviewing candidates and their resumes, and they've conducted interviews. We've got three right now we're looking at," he said.
Edwards said the manager will "ensure that we have the right contracts in place and confirm that our carriers are delivering on their ends of the contract to market the airport, which hasn't happened in a long time."

The position is included in the 2007 budget.

In a related matter, Edwards said the airport restaurant is back in operation. Tim and Carol Bobenrieth, who also operate the Bradford Airport restaurant, reopened the local restaurant about one month ago.

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