Community Notebook

Fredonia to pick up yard waste starting Monday

The village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste beginning Monday. Collection will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until every village street has been collected once.

Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for collection must be at the curb no later than 7 a.m. Monday morning. In no case will there be repeat collection of areas completed.

All yard waste must be bagged and all limbs and brush must be tied with twine. Limbs and brush must be cut no longer than four feet in length with bundles being no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Bundles and bags are limited to 65 pounds in weight. There is no collection of loose material.

Village residents may bring bagged yard waste and bundled brush to the designated area at the DPW yard, 176 Eagle St., at any time. The drop-off area will be available until further notice.

The cooperation of residents is greatly appreciated.

The next scheduled pick-up will start on Oct. 21.

Roundabout, traffic pattern change

The New York State Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the new roundabout at the intersection of routes 5, 20 and 438 on the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation of Indians is now open to traffic. Travel restrictions remain in effect in the vicinity of the roundabout.

Route 5 from Milestrip Road to Route 438 will be closed to all traffic in both directions. Motorists traveling on Route 5 will be directed to follow a posted detour using Milestrip Road and Route 20.

A temporary traffic signal will control traffic at the intersection of Milestrip Road and Route 20 while the detours remain in effect.

Motorists are advised to follow the posted speed limits along the detour routes. Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit Find NYSDOT on the web at and on Twitter at @NYSDOTBuffalo.

Work on Sunset Bay railroad tracks today

The railroad tracks on Alleghany Road leading into Sunset Bay in the town of Hanover will be serviced beginning today at 7 a.m. to be finished by 7 p.m. Friday. Motorists are advised to use the access road. Hanover Highway Superintendent Steve D’Angelo said detour signs will be posted and the school district and emergency personnel have been notified of the situation.

Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association meeting

The Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Club Grounds. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend.