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Chautauqua Lake Pops Saturday show to be canceled without permit

MAYVILLE – Organizers for Chautauqua Lake Pops are waiting until Friday to see if the state issues a permit to allow their first show to take place on Saturday.

Mike Ferguson, the co-producer of Chautauqua Lake Pops attended the Mayville Planning Board Thursday night and made the announcement. “We are told that we have up until tomorrow at noon for the show that we are getting ready to produce, to give them enough time to cancel, and do what they have to do. There’s still time to receive this permit in time for Saturday’s show. If we don’t receive it we will go by the letter of the law and will not perform on Saturday,” he said.

Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band is set to perform.

The Mayville Planning Board was meeting to review the Waterfront Assessment Form submitted by Chautauqua Lake Pops. During the meeting, the planning board issued a negative declaration for the State Environmental Quality Review and also passed a resolution stating what Chautauqua Lake Pops is doing is consistent with the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Those two actions were required for Chautauqua Lake Pops to kick off its season Saturday.

Before the meeting took place, Planning Board member Sharon Smead recused herself from voting on the issue. Smead is one of four residents that has filed a lawsuit against Chautauqua Lake Pops and the village of Mayville, saying the series of concerts should not be permitted because organizers have not received a permit from the state Office of General Services.

See the full story in Friday’s OBSERVER.

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