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One year later, final approval sought for proposed cabins

January 13, 2013

By ANN BELCHER OBSERVER Correspondent BROCTON — Members of the Town of Portland Planning Board conditionally granted a special use permit for an approximately 70 acre piece of property on Woleben......

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Jan-14-13 11:18 AM

I concur that a year is a really long time, but I get the impression that the property owners were ill prepared when applying for the permit. (Maybe I need to re-read the article). As stated: “Patterson noted that the proper information wasn't presented to the planning board until December” With that it leads me to wonder….did the board request the proper information sooner than December? Did it take the property owners that long to come up with the proper information? This leads me to wonder why their attorney didn’t inform them of all applicable codes and laws pertaining to opening this type of business. I am absolutely for more jobs, a boost in the Western NYS economy, and entrepreneurship but this seems to me a case of the laws working in favor of all. I can only imagine what would happen to the property owners if customers began getting dysentery and suing them for not having adequate sewage, hygiene, etc.

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Jan-14-13 10:45 AM


I don't disagree that we need some regulations, but should it take more then a year to get the okay for cabins in the woods?

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Jan-14-13 9:49 AM

I believe most of these regulations have some merit. There should be genuine concerns about human waste disposal, health and sanitary conditions, etc for a business. I am sure the board is also looking out for the best interests of the proposed business owner as well as what is best for the township.

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Jan-14-13 7:47 AM

Yep, no excess regulation here.

So why don't companies want to do business in NYS, and more specifically Chautauqua County?

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