Community Notebook

CTASC meets Monday in Mayville

There will be a meeting of the Chautauqua Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation on Monday at 8:35 a.m. in the county executive’s conference room on the third floor of the Gerace Office Building in Mayville.

CTASC was formed by the County of Chautauqua in 2000 to securitize the county’s share of the settlement proceeds of tobacco related litigation involving numerous states and local governments and the tobacco industry. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider and approve the refinancing of a portion or all of the CTASC bonds to take advantage of current market conditions.

Rec Center activities

The city of Dunkirk is providing programs at the Recreation center located at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds.

AM Walk – The Recreation Center will be open mornings for an adult walking program. Enjoy a morning walk Monday through Friday; 7:30 to 10 a.m. You can put in miles of comfortable walking while the cold blows around outside. Session runs January through March. Fee: is $1 per session. Punch cards are available for $10, which includes 16 walks.

Playday – Come bring your kids to the Rec Center and have them play with new Christmas toys, kick a ball around, or just run around. It’s too cold to play outside, so stay warm inside for Playday. This program will run Monday through Friday during winter vacation, and Monday-Wednesday-Friday starting in January. Fee is $1 per child. Parents are free.

The Rec Center will be closed New Year’s Day. For more information, please go to