By Jann Wiswall

Sprague Development has received official approval from the Village Planning Board at their Sept. 10 meeting for an amended site plan at the Ellicottville Square Complex. The amended plan allows for completion of drive-through banking lanes and parking area alterations for the Cattaraugus County School Employee Federal Credit Union (CCSE) branch that is locating there.

A number of conditions must be met by a previously established Oct. 1 deadline in order for Sprague to get an occupancy permit for the site.  Most are underway, though Planning Board Chair Nancy Rogan said that the Credit Union is still awaiting delivery of some interior fixtures that may not arrive or be installed until after Oct. 1. CCSE does not plan to occupy the space until late October or early November.

Other Business

The planning board reviewed architectural plans for the renovation of 9 Park Square, the former church that faces the Town and Village Hall rear parking lot. The church, which has housed three apartments for many years, is being renovated by new owner Mark Barr. The Planning Board reviewed window and door selections, siding, roofing and other exterior details and approved the plans without changes. The plan for tenant parking, however, requires a separate application and review by the Village Code Enforcement Officer. This will be considered at the next Planning Board meeting.

The Planning Board also reviewed and approved revised architectural plans for an addition at Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub at 20 Monroe St. The revised plans are for a rear addition that has been downsized.