MAYVILLE - Chautauqua town officials are discussing a 34-acre park to be located behind the town's offices in the former Mayville Central School building.
A preliminary plan for the park was approved by the board recently. Landscape architect Rodney A. Drake of Habiterra Architects in Jamestown advised town officials to begin with "an initial process" and then make a preliminary report. Drake suggested three sessions, perhaps one a month, could comprise the early work. This was approved by the board, but no date was set for the first meeting.
Habiterra has been hired by the town to provide technical assistance based on the site topography and recreational possibilities. Drake suggested ways of translating the terrain into good recreational uses including possible hiking trails, sports fields and playgrounds.
County Legislator Vince Horrigan, R-Bemus Point, brought board members up to date on various welfare to work efforts. He said the current emphasis is on "expanded work opportunities and finding employers willing to offer them."
Welfare outlays "are becoming increasingly burdensome to taxpayers," Horrigan said.