MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Legislature will be having its monthly meeting tonight in Mayville with several items on the agenda.
At the top of the list is the issue of whether or not Chautauqua County will spend $4,000,000 to upgrade the Falconer Department of Public Facilities Shop. A resolution to start moving in that direction will be taken up tonight when lawmakers vote on taking out a $250,000 loan to pay for the design, permitting, surveys, planning and other preliminary studies associated with the project. While county officials, including Public Facilities Director George Spanos, are in favor of the upgrade project, not everyone is supporting it. Dozens of residents in Falconer, including Falconer Mayor David Krieg, expressed concerns about constructing a new building in what has become a largely residential area.
In addition to the resolution involving the Falconer garage, lawmakers will also introduce a local law calling for a ban on smoking on all county-owned property. The ban includes all tobacco products, including the use of other nicotine related devices, such as e-cigarettes.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the legislative chambers of Mayville and is open to the public.