By the Ellicottville Times

At a special meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Harry Weissman was appointed as the new town assessor. Weissman was one of five applicants interviewed during the meeting in executive session. The position carries a six-year term beginning Oct. 1, 2013.

Weissman is the former town supervisor of East Otto and also served a five-year term as the Town of Ellicottville’s deputy assessor beginning in 2008. Weissman will continue as a realtor with ERA Real Estate in Ellicottville. Current Town of Ellicottville Assessor Robin Pearl did not apply for the position.

According to Town Supervisor John Burrell, “All five applicants were very well qualified. We felt Weissman was the best fit for Ellicottville.”

Also during the executive session, the board moved to appoint Town Judge Andrew Stokes to serve as interim judge to fill the role being vacated by the upcoming resignation of the town’s other judge, Elizabeth Kerns.