FALCONER – The issue of whether or not Chautauqua County will spend $4,000,000 to upgrade the Falconer Department of Public Facilities Shop will come before lawmaker this week.
On Wednesday night, a resolution calling on the county to take out a $250,000 loan will come before the full legislature. The money will be used to pay for the design, permitting, surveys, planning and other preliminary studies. The studies are designed to find the best on-site location possible constructing a new building to house the county’s highway maintenance fleet.
Earlier this month and in June, several residents in the Falconer area, including Falconer Mayor David Krieg, expressed concerns about constructing a new building, saying the current garage is in a residential area. Some of the residents in the village would prefer to see the county shop completely out of Falconer and into a new location. County officials say moving the shop to a new location would not be ideal or cost-effective at this time.