MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Legislature will be holding its monthly voting session tonight and one of the key topics of discussion will once again be Chautauqua Lake.
Earlier this month, the county’s planning and economic development committee severely reduced the amount of funding being requested in the Chautauqua Lake Investment act, cutting it down to $30,000 from the initial $200,000. The initial funding request was intended not only be used to fight the current weeds that plague the lake, but also look into long-term solutions for maintaining the health and viability of the lake.
Late last week, the resolution’s sponsor, Legislator Lori Cornell (D-Jamestown) said she will once again bring the full $200,000 request to the entire legislature during tonight’s meeting. According to Cornell, twenty six percent of the county’s property tax base is on the shores of the lake alone. Because of this, Cornell feels that the long term health of the lake should be an issue that “everyone can get behind and support.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 6:30 in the Gerace office building in Mayville.