That’s according to the Jamestown Post-Journal, which says town officials made their decision Monday night.
The decision was made after it was learned the state DEC would not allow the town to treat any of its own lake waters with herbicide because they were treated last year and state law doesn’t allow herbicide use in the same area for two consecutive years.
The town will give $10,000 from its budget toward the village of Lakewood. Another $10,000 would be allocated to the Chautauqua Lake Association, the Chautauqua Lake Partnership, and to help cover membership fees for the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance.
The board also discussed a $10,000 grant the town was tentatively awarded from the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation through the alliance. Because the town won’t be able to use herbicides – which that money was initially earmarked for – officials instead said they wanted to give it to Celoron.
Officials added that the alliance also has the option to simply pull some of the grant money from the town and give it directly to the villages instead.
The villages of Celoron and Lakewood will each hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the matter while the alliance will have its monthly meeting on Thursday.