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Service Changes Announced

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel has announced that Chautauqua County Government has a plan in place to reduce its on-site staff by 50% in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Changes include:

COUNTY LEGISLATURE

The county Legislature meeting March 25 at 6:30 p.m. will be streamed live on Facebook, which can be accessed on the County Facebook page at acebook.com/ChautauquaCountyGovernment.

Although the legislature meeting will remain open to the public within reduced capacity limits, the public is encouraged to avoid attending the meeting in person, and to follow the meeting on live stream.

For the Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting Wednesday and the Audit and Control Committee meeting Thursday at 8:35 a.m. the following guidelines will be streamed live on Facebook, which can be accessed on the County Facebook page at acebook.com/ChautauquaCountyGovernment/

Although committee meetings will remain open to the public within reduced capacity limits, the public is encouraged to avoid attending the meetings in person, and to follow the meetings on live stream. In lieu of making a statement in person, any and all comments to the committees that would be presented under privilege of the floor should be emailed prior to the meeting to the Clerk of the Legislature at TampioK@co.chautauqua.ny.us.

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Civil Service Exams. Due to recent public health and safety concerns, the Chautauqua County Department of Human Resources announces that ALL Chautauqua County Civil Service Exams scheduled to be held in Mayville on March 21 and March 28 have been postponed. At this time we are unable to provide an alternate test date. All eligible applicants that received an admission letter for one of these exam dates will be notified by the Human Resources Office, Department of Civil Service, when an alternate test date has been determined.

Human Resources Office. Effective today, March 18, the Chautauqua County Human Resources office will be closed for public access. Please contact the office at 753-4237 if you need assistance.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC FACILITIES

DPF County Highway Transportation. The DPF County Highway Transportation operations in Falconer, Sheridan and Sherman will be closed until further notice. For any county highway related issues, please call the county highway dispatch number 661-8401 or alternatively the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office at 753-4232 as appropriate.

COUNTY LANDFILL

The North, South, and West County Transfers Stations will be closed starting Thursday. The County Landfill will continue to operate under normal operating hours and the Ellery Transfer Station will be open daily Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System. CARTS will be adjusting public transportation services starting Thursday. All Saturday City Route Service will be suspended until further notice. CARTS Rural Route Service will have modifications so call CARTS to find out further information. CARTS Demand Response will be operating but in a limited capacity for essential transportation only. Continue to check with CARTS at 665-6466 or 366-3500.

AIRPORTS

The Jamestown and Dunkirk Airports will remain open as normal with the Centric Aviation, the fixed based operator handling flight operations at both airports. However, the Jamestown Airport Terminal building will be closed to the public until further notice.

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