‘Hazard’ remains major topic in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The cleanup of the former Pawn Starz building on Route 20, has seen little movement in recent months. Town officials met with Joe Calimeri, who was hired to represent the Town in the legal process against the property owner, but there is still no definitive timetable for a resolution to the matter.

“It’s frustrating,” said Code Enforcement Officer James Crowell. “It’s very unsightly. It’s dangerous, it’s a health hazard. You’d think that somebody bigger than us would be interested in it, but it doesn’t seem to be that way, unfortunately.”

Crowell reported 11 building permit applications, seven certificates of occupancy, four certificates of compliance, 16 inspections on construction, eight public safety inspections, three investigations of complaints, and six notices of violation were issued in the Town during the month of March. A total of $877.75 was collected for the Town through Code Enforcement; $296.50 was collected by the Town Clerk; and $29,386.50 was collected by the Town Court.

Additionally, the Town issued an official resolution in opposition of wind energy turbines being placed in Lake Erie. The Town joined several other municipalities across western New York in making the declaration, including the Village of Silver Creek, which issued a similar resolution a few weeks prior to Sheridan’s.

As stated in the resolution, the Town expressed its “firm opposition to the placement of wind energy turbines in Lake Erie.” The resolution will be sent to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office, as well as the State Senate and Assembly.

The Town is also seeking a professional to design a handicap accessible restroom in the Community Center, with plans to include the demolition and reconfiguration of the existing restroom.

The Board also gave its approval for RoseAnn and Anthony Falcone to repair the area surrounding the First Settlement Monument in the Town, located on the border of their property and the Town’s land. The approval is contingent upon an inspection of the area from the Highway Department.

“We love Sheridan and we want it to look good,” RoseAnn Falcone said.

The Board expressed its gratitude to RoseAnn and Anthony Falcone for their efforts.


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