Community Notebook

Fredonia bills

to be added to property taxes

All Fredonia water/sewer bills that are delinquent after April 8 will be added to the 2013 village taxes. Tax bills are expected to be mailed by June 1, with payment due without penalty on or before July 1.

The property tax rate in the village, currently at $32.73 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, will be determined after the village board adopts its 2013-2014 budget. The board must adopt a budget by May 1. The village’s fiscal year begins June 1.

For further information, contact the village receiver of taxes, Lori M. Richardson, at 679-2318.


a success

The Westfield Republican Committee held a successful Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to benefit Patterson Library on March 12 at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield.

Those who ate at the site were privileged to meet and chat with the Village of Westfield candidates, Mayor David Carr and Trustee Chris Jaynes, incumbents, and candidate for Trustee Tom Rackowski.

The Westfield Republican Committee thanks all of those people who supported this fundraiser. This not only includes those who purchased tickets, but also the merchants who graciously displayed the advertising posters in their establishments and those who donated money outside of meal tickets. A special thank you to the local companies who donated food.

The hard work of the committee members and elected officials made this event a total success. A check was presented to Eli Guinnee, library director, by Mayor David Carr and committee member Joan Lemke.

Dunkirk Farmers’ Market meeting set for March 28

Dunkirk’s Farmer and Artisan Market will hold an organizational meeting March 28 at 5 p.m. at the JCC North Conference and Training Center.

All potential farmers, artisans and vendors are encouraged to attend. Site location, days and times of the market, market make up and layout, and updates on programming will be reviewed. An update on funding and the recent NYS Farmer’s Market Federation conference will also be given.

If you have questions or ideas contact Greg Krauza at 366-6200 ext 302 or at

Full school day March 28

in Cassadaga

The Cassadaga Valley Central School has announced that March 28 will be a full day of attendance for all staff and students. This represents a change in the district’s plan for that day.

Easter program will be held

on Saturday

The Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Department will hold its annual Easter program on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fredonia Elementary School.

Village of Fredonia and Town of Pomfret children up to age 10 are invited to attend with a parent or guardian to make their own Easter baskets and enjoy the entertainment of Nel Ross of “In Jest.”

Residential brush burning prohibited March 16 – May 14

New Yorkers who reside in smaller communities should be aware that all residential brush burning is prohibited during the state’s historically high-fire-risk period beginning March 16 through May 14.

In 2009, New York toughened restrictions on open burning to reduce harmful air pollutants and help prevent wildfires. While the regulation allows residential brush burning for most of the year in towns with a population of less than 20,000, it prohibits open burning in all communities during early spring when the bulk of New York’s wildfires typically occur. The new regulation prohibits the burning of garbage at all times and places.

Violators of the open burning state regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with the minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332), or report online on DEC’s website at . A list of questions and answers on the new open burning regulation is available at on DEC’s website.