Dissolving the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties was discussed at the March 10 meeting of the Cattaraugus County Legislature. Local law authorizes the termination of cooperative relations between a county and a county extension service association upon six months’ written notice of the county’s intent to terminate.
The notice of intent was given to terminate the relationship as of Oct. 1, 2015.
A resolution had been made for the dissolution of the two county groups at the February meeting, with each group forming its own association. It has been felt that the new cooperative extensions would benefit those involved in the 4-H program.
The present structure will continue until Oct. 1, after which time, the CCE of Cattaraugus County would establish its own program through funding provided by the Cattaraugus County Legislature.
The Cornell Vegetable Program and Cornell Lake Erie Grape Program, sponsored by the local extension, will continue to be funded by Cattaraugus County for 2015.
In other news:
• In order to update its management of pistol permits, the Sheriff’s Office has contracted Info Quick Solutions of Liverpool to provide an integrated pistol permit management system and will serve as an electronic repository for pistol permits and registration related information. The proposed cost of this would be $23,625.
• Sale of tax title property to former owners in the towns of Carrollton, Conewango, Great Valley, Little Valley and Salamanca was carried.
• A public hearing was authorized on Municipal Home Rule Law to be held at 3:01 p.m. March 25.