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Mayville Considering Expanding Water Access

Mayville officials are considering expanding utilities on West Whallon Street, which would make it possible for future houses to be built. Photo by Gregory Bacon

MAYVILLE — Village officials are pondering a proposal to extend utilities to an undeveloped section that could potentially allow construction of new houses.

During a recent meeting of the Mayville Village Board, members tabled a resolution to extend storm drainage piping, electric utilities, public water and paving on West Whallon Street beyond its current end point.

Department of Public Works Director John Buxton said there have been lots that have been sold there to individuals seeking to build houses. Once they find out there’s no utilities available, they usually end up leaving the property to go up to tax auction.

Trustee Sun Ray Harrington noted that the resolution didn’t have any costs associated with it and wanted to see what it would cost.

Buxton said he could put together some figures for the next village board meeting. The board agreed to table the resolution.

In other business:

¯ The village board set trick or teat hours on Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. provided that New York state allows tick or treating this year.

¯ James Warner was appointed to the village Planning Board.

¯ The village decreased the general fund revenue account by $7,200 due to anticipated lack of sales tax revenue.

¯ The village decreased the water fund budget by $8,000 due to decreased water usage, likely caused by the current pandemic, when county offices and other businesses were closed due to COVID-19. The water fund revenue account was also decreased by $2,500 due to the decrease in interest earnings.

¯ The Chautauqua Fire Department was approved to hold its Ultra Marathon event on Sept. 19, which begins and ends at Lakeside Park.

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