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Sale of Chautauqua Home expected to be completed by fall

MAYVILLE – County Executive Vince Horrigan expects the sale of the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk to be complete by early December, he said during a meeting of the Chautauqua County Legislature on Wednesday.

Horrigan also told the Legislature he is in the process of planning the 2015 budget. The legislators voted to sell the home last fall. The state Health Department has been supervising the sale to a company that also owns skilled-nursing homes in the downstate area.

In other business, the Legislature:

• Approved requests for funding from proceeds of the county’s occupancy tax: a creek bank project in Dewittville, $39,950; a Goose Creek stabilization project in Ashville, $31,600; a project at Canadaway Creek in Fredonia, $27,500; a project at a stream in Dutch Hollow, Town of Ellery, $37,000; Camp Findley, $21,112; a Findley Lake Dam repair project, $40,000; and a stream project in Findley Lake, $7,900.

• Approved accepting $15,000 in state aid to help pay for repairs to a bridge on Alleghany Road in the Town of Hanover. The total project cost is $100,000.

• Approved a resolution to do a paving study at the county airport. The project is estimated to cost $299,550. Legislators Shaun Heenan, D-Dunkirk; Bob Scudder, R-Fredonia; Keith Ahlstrom, D-Dunkirk; and John Runkle, R-Fredonia, voted against the measure.