Dr. Dennis L. Hefner Day proclaimed in city
City of Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce has proclaimed today at Dr. Dennis L. Hefner Day in the city in honor of the soon-to-be-retired SUNY Fredonia president.
In his proclamation, Dolce notes Hefner, who began at Fredonia in 1996, is the longest-serving president in the history of the modern Fredonia campus and the second-longest current president among four-year SUNY campuses. Dolce cites Hefner's record of accomplishment in his 16 years, including substantial enrollment growth of undergraduate, graduate and international students, as well as a growth in capital construction and renovation projects totaling $360 million, including the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator in the city.
In the proclamation Dolce stated, "Whereas, the loyalty to his profession, the university and its students, faculty and administrators, and to the community as a whole, has been second to none and his dedication will always be remembered; Now therefore, be it resolved: that I, Anthony J. Dolce, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Dunkirk, (and as a proud alumnus), and on behalf of the Dunkirk Common Council and all our citizens, do hereby deem it an honor and pleasure to tender this certificate of recognition to Dr. Dennis L. Hefner on the occasion of his retirement."
Boater safety classes next three Saturdays
The Chautauqua County Office of the Sheriff will hold three boater safety courses this spring. There is no pre-registration required and the courses are free to everyone under age 18.
Those attendees age 18 and over will have to pay a $10 fee to New York state prior to receiving the certification card. This class is required for anyone age 10 to 18 who wants to operate a vessel, and for everyone age of 14 and up (including adults) to legally operate a personal watercraft (jet ski).
All the classes will be one day each from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first is Saturday at the Cassadaga Legion, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. The next is May 12 at South-western Middle School, 600 Hunt Road, Jamestown, and the last May 19 at St. Timothy's Church, 3748 Route 430, Bemus Point.
Reapportionment Commission to meet
There will be a meeting of the Reapportionment Com-mission May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 331 of the Gerace Office Building, Mayville.
May 7-25 in Westfield
The Village of Westfield Water Department will flush hydrants within the water district from May 7-25 (Monday to Friday) from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. They will start at the highest point (south) and proceed to the lowest end (north).
The water will be slightly discolored and caution should be taken with regard to washing clothes. Despite the color, the water at no time will be unsafe to drink. The Water Department is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or concerns about your water, contact the Water Department at 326-2832.
Dave Foley to appear on Senior Report
Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Dave Foley as the guest on Saturday's television program. Foley is the district attorney for Chautauqua County. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities.
Fredonia Zoning Board public hearing May 8
A public hearing will be held before the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Fredonia to consider the application for an area variance of Raymond Beach to construct an 8' by 20' front porch at 101 Center Street, Section 113.14, Block 3, Lot 61.
The public hearing will be held on May 8 beginning at 6 p.m. in Conference Room II, second floor of Village Hall, 9-11 Church Street, Fredonia, New York. After the close of the public hearing, the Zoning Board may make a decision or reserve decision or continue the hearing at a later date.
As proposed, the construction would be in violation of the Village of Fredonia Zoning Code Chapter 297, Article I Section 297-1.2. The nature of the violation is the maximum the front porch can protrude into the front yard is five feet; the request is for eight feet.
Informational signs to be placed at Erlandson Overview Park Saturday
In association with the Chautauqua County Parks Commission, the County Department of Public Facilities has developed three informational signs to be placed at Erlandson Overview Park in the Town of Carroll Saturday. The park is located on Oak Hill Road, east of Frewsburg.
The three signs utilize written text and graphics to explain the natural history and human history of the 76-acre park. One sign will be placed at each of the two viewing platforms near the park pavilion, and a third sign will be placed on the Lake View side of the park, from which one can see Chautauqua Lake in the distance. The signs were manufactured by Hanson Sign Companies in Falconer.
A brief program in connection with installing the signs will be held following the annual Chautauqua County Workers' Memorial event at 11 a.m., also taking place at the park.