Verge Of Expansion

MAYVILLE – A capital project for Jamestown Community College has been approved for re-authorization by the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Public Facilities Committee.

The committee met last week and discussed a resolution from County Executive Greg Edwards to re-authorize the capital project, which includes an acquisition of land adjacent to the campus.

According to the resolution, in 2011, the county authorized capital project funding of $100,000 for the property. The JCC Regional Board of Trustees had selected and approved the purchase of a 50-acre parcel, which also includes a 5,200-square-foot house and a small barn. The property is located at 2835 Curtis St. Extension in the town of Ellicott, directly across the street from the western boundary of the Jamestown campus, and the northern border of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

Additionally, according to the resolution, the state of New York has matching funds potentially available for half of the maximum cost of $450,000 for the acquisition. Also, the college has sufficient funds for the remaining half, including the $100,000 previously approved and adopted into the 2011 budget.

The committee unanimously approved the resolution.