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Allegany County Legislature meets today, read agenda


Tax foreclosures, two PILOT programs, and a new “Office of Conflict Defender”

By Andrew Harris

With local elections largely settled, except a write-in race for Town Justice in Scio, county leadership is back to business today in Belmont.

County Treasurer Terri Ross will appear to notify the board that her office has filed a list of delinquent property taxes with Clerk of the Board.

On the agenda below notes that legislators will acknowledge the property tax deals for two major developments. The first is for Arvos/Ljungstrom LLC and a project planned for the Andover Road facility in Wellsville. The second, also a Wellsville project, is to provide a Real Property Tax Exemption agreement with Runnings Supply Inc. That agreement has been key to bringing the national retailer to the Riverwalk Plaza in Wellsville. Runnings store hopes to open in 2023 on the Bolivar Road in Wellsville.


Of interest also is District 4 Legislator Steven Havey’s introduction of a new local law which will create a new county office. The Office of Conflict Defender will require a public hearing and a full board vote to become law. What is a Conflict Defender you ask ? From the Livingston County NY equivalency:

“The Livingston County Conflict Defender’s Office endeavors to provide quality legal representation in defense of the indigent criminally accused and indigent petitioners and respondents in Family Court. This office ensures that their legal rights are upheld without regard to economic or social situations and without regard to the nature of the accusation against them. Livingston County Conflict Defenders have extensive experience in the representation of clients in criminal and family law matters.”

Today’s Full Agenda:


  1. Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes of October 26, 2022 – motion to approve
  2. Board Meeting Minutes of October 26, 2022 – motion to approve
  3. Special Board Meeting Minutes of November 2, 2022 – motion to approve


  1. County Administrator’s report of IntraFund Transfers and Tax Bill Corrections approved in October.


  1. Pursuant to Section 1122 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law, County Treasurer Terri Ross filed a List of Delinquent Taxes (Index #TF22) in the Clerk of the Board’s Office on November 4, 2022.
  2. November 1, 2022, Correspondence from Hodgson Russ forwarding an executed copy of the Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement and Application of Real Property Tax Exemption (RP-412-a) between the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA) and Arvos Ljungstrom , LLC.
  3. November 2, 2022, Correspondence from Hodgson Russ forwarding an executed copy of the Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement and Application of Real Property Tax Exemption (RP-412-a) between the ACIDA and Running Supply, Inc.
  4. Notification that the next Inter-County Association of Western New York will be hosted by Niagara County in Niagara Falls on November 10.
  5. Notification that the next Fire Advisory Board meeting will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Crossroads.
  6. Invitation from the Social Services Department inviting Legislators to attend a Summit to Address Youth Trafficking on November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The event may be attended virtually or in person.
  7. Ways & Means Committee Chairman Brooke Harris reported that the Ways & Means Committee received the 2023 Tentative Annual Budget on October 26, 2022.


  1. County Attorney Allison Carrow filed a Designation of Succession to the Office of County Attorney naming Carissa M. Knapp as First Assistant County Attorney and Aaron G. Moore as Second Assistant County Attorney.


  1. Legislator Steven Havey to introduce Local Law Intro. No. 3-2022, Print No. 1, A Local Law Establishing the Office of the Conflict Defender in the County of Allegany.

Allegany County Board of Legislators Agenda – November 9, 2022

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  1. Resolution Intro Nos. 324-22 through 339-22
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