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Casino funds to be used to demolish old Cattaraugus County buildings

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:46 am

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers voted Wednesday to use $125,000 in casino revenue to demolish the former County Board of Elections and County Museum buildings across from the County Center on Court Street.

Added to $50,000, which is already in an account for the demolition, county officials expect to have enough to hire an engineer to determine the extent of asbestos in the two buildings, then hire a certified contractor to remove the asbestos and complete demolition.

The Board of Elections earlier this month completed a move to renovated space in the former Cattaraugus-Little Valley Elementary Campus on Rock City Street in Little Valley. The former County Museum which is right next door, has been vacant since the museum moved to the Stone House in Machias more than five years ago.

“Will the $175,000 be enough to do the entire (demolition) project?” asked Legislature Vice Chairman James J. Snyder, R-Olean, who is Finance Committee chairman.

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