MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Legislature has given its approval for Jamestown Community College to sell the historic Sheldon House to Lynn Development Group for $240,000.
Lawmakers took action on the resolution Wednesday night during their May voting session. As one of the three hosting municipalities for JCC, the legislature was required to sign off on the sale before it can be reviewed and approved by the SUNY Board of Trustees next month. Both the city of Jamestown and Cattaraugus County – the two other hosting municipalities – have also given approval.
The sale has been met opposition by some residents on Lakeview Ave. where the property is located. They would rather see the home used for residential purposes only rather than for office use, as intended by the Lynn Group.
Earlier this month the Jamestown zoning board granted a zoning variance for the property, which is located in an area zoned for residential use only. The residents opposed to the variance have until June 4 to challenge it in Supreme Court.
Meanwhile the legislature also unanimously approved a local law permitting the sale and use of sparklers between June 1 and July 5 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 2. County executive Vince Horrigan is required to hold a public hearing on the law prior to signing it.