Village of Wellsville Mayor and Trustees discuss demolishing six properties

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Village approves Carlin’s Catering food truck, Dyke Street Fire Company requests

Michael T. Baldwin Reports

The Village of Wellsville is seeking a $2 million grant so it can demolish six properties. The Village Board Monday night voted unanimously to apply for funding from the RESTORENY program. Mayor Randy Shayler said if the grant is approved, it would “add value to the local housing stock.” A public hearing is tentatively set for September 12 and the formal application would be submitted in October.

The following properties will be demolished if the grant is awarded:

86 Hanover (condemned),63 Seneca (condemned),125 Howard (condemned), 227 Madison, 31 Grover, 172 Earley.

The Village Board also approved an intent to apply for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and New York Forward grant. Mayor Shayler said that if the application is submitted and funding is approved, it “would improve the Central Business District.” A public hearing is likely to be scheduled for September.

In other action taken by Trustees:

·         The Board approved the Peddling and Soliciting application for Carlin’s Catering to set up a food truck behind Brand Names Appliance.

·         Approved a Special Event permit allowing the Dyke Street Engine Company to hold a Chicken BBQ to be held August 25 from 4-6 p.m. There will not be any pre-sale tickets, just drive-thru pickup at 89 East Hanover Street. 250 dinners will be available. The dinner price is $12.

·         Approved adding Carly Wigent to the rolls of the Dyke Street Engine Company.

·         Fire Chief Kevin Fleischman said he has been working with DPW Director Dean Arnold on developing a new policy for filling swimming pools.

·         It was noted that Otis Eastern made a donation to the fire department for the sole purpose of recruitment.

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