Archives for May 2018

Cattaraugus County DPW Behind Because of The Weather

With a long, cold winter stretching into spring, the Cattaraugus County Public Works Department is a little behind in addressing potholes on county roads. “We’re almost a month behind schedule,” said Mark Burr, Public Works director of engineering. Temporary cold patch material succumbs to freeze-thaw cycles and often needs to be replaced. Burr says that they just need a stretch of good weather. And…good news…County Administrator Jack Searles said the county legislature has increased funding for roads.

New Playground Could Be in The Works for Salamanca

Several more projects for cosmetic improvements around the city of Salamanca are in the works for the summer after approval by the Common Council last week. The council approved a resolution authorizing the submission of a Kaboom Community-Built Playground grant for updating the Highland Avenue playground equipment.
According to Sandi Brundage, youth bureau director, the grant would be for between $15,000 and $20,000. For now, all the city can do is wait to hear if the grant is awarded, Brundage said. However, if awarded, she said the process would happen quickly with hopes that new equipment could be installed by late summer.

Bills Checking Out Another QB

The Bills are bringing in a quarterback for a workout, according to report from Benjamin Allbright. Austin Apodaca, who plays for Winnipeg in the CFL, is expected to visit next week, per the report. He most recently played in the Spring League in Texas. He went undrafted in 2017 and signed a two-year deal with the Blue Bombers but was cut in the preseason. The Bills have three quarterbacks on the roster in AJ McCarron, Nathan Peterman and first-round draft pick Josh Allen.

Four-Way Stop Coming To Genesee and 240

A four-way stop will be installed at Genesee Road and Route 240 this summer, Legislator John Mills said. Following concerns from residents regarding the safety of the intersection, traffic on Route 240 will be stopped at the intersection. The four-way stop was favored by the public at a December 2017 meeting, beating out a roundabout. Sibley Road will still connect to Genesee Road as it currently does, despite the initial plan relocating the road. The stop signs will be installed on Route 240 at the intersection. Stop signs were added to Genesee Road at Springville-Boston Road in the past, and residents at the December meeting felt that was a good solution.