Council To Vote On JCC Land Sale

The Jamestown City Council will be voting to approve the sale of around 40 acres of land Jamestown Community College would like to sell.

On Monday, the council will be asked to approve the sale of 37.5 acres of land JCC owns at 2835 Curtis St. Extension. JCC owns 50 acres of land at the location, which is located in the town of Ellicott, but school officials are only looking to sell the 37.5 acres, which includes a small pole barn and a single-family house. JCC officials are selling the property for $285,000.

As one of the college’s community partners, along with Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, city officials need to approve the sale.

In other business, the council will be voting to approve an agreement with the Jamestown Public Schools to provide three school resource officers in the amount of $98,000 per officer for the school year starting Sept. 1 and ending June 30, 2019. The agreement also includes an option for summer school for $15,000 per officer.

During the council work session meeting earlier this month, Anthony Dolce, Ward 2 councilman, said one of the officers will be located at the high school, one at the tech academy and one will rotate between the three middle schools — Jefferson, Persell and Washington.

The council will also vote to accept the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for $18,651. The funds will be used to purchase computers for the Jamestown Police Department.

The council will hold its voting session meeting on the second floor of the city Municipal Building, located at 200 E. Third St. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm. and is open to the public.