Town of Sheridan swaps properties with the county

SHERIDAN – As the expansion project at the Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport continues, property has been transferred between the town of Sheridan and the county to accommodate the expansion of runways there.

During a recent town board meeting, a resolution was passed to transfer a parcel of real property on Newell Road, consisting of about two acres, to the county for use in its development project for the airport.

The realigned property is within the vicinity of the projected runway expansion area, so it was necessary to transfer the existing Newell Road town right of way in order for the project to continue along its expected path, according to the full resolution.

“The highway superintendent and I have been through the maps and the descriptions, and the highway superintendent is satisfied with the exchange and that the maps are drawn correctly,” Town Attorney Jeff Passafaro said.

As part of the resolution, the board accepted from the county a separate parcel of real property on Newell Road, which consists of about two and a half acres.

Also at the meeting, progress on the Nulife Glass factory coming to the area was discussed. Supervisor Louis Delmonte said the company is still in the process of cleaning up the abandoned building in the industrial loop area that it will be moving into.

He also said the business expects to start accepting products sometime in August.

“It’s still down the road a ways,” he said.

The next regular board meeting will be held on July 18 in the community center at 7:30 p.m. A short special meeting will be held on July 8 after the scheduled workshop meeting at 7 p.m. The board expects to vote on whether to participate in the Northern Chautauqua County Local Economic Development Committee’s local waterfront revitalization plan at that special meeting.

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