Busti Board To Meet In Quonset Hut

BUSTI – The Busti Town Board will be meeting at the Quonset Hut at 9 W. Summit St. until further notice.

With the recently purchased former Tordella’s Surfaces building still under renovation and the Jamestown Credit Union wanting to move into 121 Chautauqua Ave. by June 1, the town board has relocated to the Quonset Hut for the next few months. While Busti owns the building – which led to the town’s decision to move meetings there while 125 Chautauqua Ave. is being finished – it does not have air conditioning. Jesse Robbins, Busti supervisor, advised bringing water bottles to keep hydrated, especially as the weather reaches summer temperatures.

In other news, Jennifer Seamans spoke up wanting to thank Busti for its support as Stateline Speedway transfers ownership to Bill Catania Jr.

“It has been 13 years for me,” Seamans said. “I don’t know what my role will be continuing on, but I know he is looking forward to working with the board in getting into compliance and doing a lot of things with the venue. It has been here for years, and we don’t want it to go away.”

Richard Thor, Busti councilman, asked her if Catania will continue the 50/50 drawing that Stateline Speedway does, and Seamans said the drawing will continue.

Police Chief John Bentley said the K-9 unit is helping in the search for Tyler Chase, the 25-year-old Jamestown man search crews have been looking for in Charlotte. He admitted the Lakewood-Busti Police, along with the Pennsylvania State Police, have warrants out for his arrest.

Jeff Swanson was appointed as a temporary inspection officer through July 23. At that time the appointment will be provisional until a code enforcement exam is offered. Robbins made a note Swanson was doing an amazing job, and that this will be another step toward consolidation of services between the town and village. Once a new code enforcement officer is hired, he or she will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., five days a week.