ROUTE 60 ACCIDENT SENDS THREE TO HOSPITAL
CHARLOTTE – Three people were sent to the hospital Sunday afternoon after an accident on Route 60 in the town of Charlotte. Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies say the driver of a northbound minivan had stopped to make a left-hand turn into a driveway and was waiting for southbound traffic to pass.
The van was rear-ended by another car, sending the van into the trailer of a passing semi. Despite wearing a seatbelt, a front-seat passenger in the van was ejected from the vehicle by the impact, though she was wearing a seat belt.
Both the driver and the passenger of the van were transported from the scene to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo by air with serious injuries. The driver of the car was transported by ambulance to WCA Hospital with non-serious injuries. The driver of the semi was uninjured.
The investigation is ongoing, and names are being withheld as a result. Charges are pending. Cassadaga, Sinclairville and Gerry fire departments responded to the scene, along with Alstar Ambulance.
CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD MONTHLY VOTING SESSION TONIGHT
JAMESTOWN – Jamestown city lawmakers will act on a pair of resolutions tonight dealing with establishing a Whistleblower policy and a Conflict of Interest policy.
The purpose of the Whistleblower policy is to allow city officials and employees an opportunity to report their questions, concerns, suggestions, or complaints with someone without it having a negative impact on their position or job. The resolution also states that it is the responsibility of all city officials and employees to report legal or ethics violations. The conflict of Interest Policy is to help ensure public confidence. The purpose of each resolution is to bring the city into legal compliance.
The council will also act on a resolution requesting the state allow the city to increase the amount of money the city charges for the producing copies of birth and death certificates.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of City Hall.
TRAIN STATION COMPLETION DELAYED
JAMESTOWN – An article in the Jamestown Post-Journal this morning says residents may be waiting longer than anticipated for the grand opening of the renovated Erie-Lackawanna Train Station. During a Tuesday morning meeting of the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation, the progress of the train station was discussed and it was determined that renovation may be close to a year behind schedule.
One reason why revitalization of the train station is behind schedule is that an attempt to make the station as authentic as possible has taken more time than expected.
Further progression of the train station will be discussed again at the next meeting of the DJDC.
STAR DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, MARCH 1
ALBANY – A reminder that the application deadline for the New York State School Tax Relief Program – also known as STAR – is March 1, 2012.
For qualifying seniors, Enhanced STAR provides an increased benefit for the primary residences of senior citizens (age 65 and older) with qualifying incomes. The program exempts approximately the first $60,000 of the full value of their home from school taxes.
Residents interested in learning more or to see if they qualify may contact their assessor’s office for an application or download an application from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website at www.tax.ny.gov.
BASEBALL MANAGER MEETING IS TONIGHT
JAMESTOWN – The City Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department would like to announce a meeting of all managers in the City Recreation Baseball League on Monday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the offices of the Parks and Recreation Department at 145 Steele Street (back entrance – off Sprague St). Those interested in managing a team should plan to attend. A good knowledge of baseball and its rules is mandatory.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Recreation Office at 483-7523.