By Jann Wiswall

The Town of Ellicottville’s Planning Board approved plans for a permanent sign to be placed in front of the new Glen Burn Trail subdivision off Route 242 East, adjacent to Stride Tool and the Ilex Inn. The 5.5-foot-by-4.5-foot sign will be constructed of stone with stainless steel, raised lettering.

The approval came with one condition: The owner, Chris McNally, must check with the New York State Department of Transportation to determine if a permit is needed from that agency.

Landscaping around the sign’s location and all along the roadway into the development has already begun, said contractor Carl Calarco, president of CRC Engineering and Land Surveying, who represented McNally at the meeting. The first triplex in the development is within six to eight weeks from completion. Sales of the new townhomes have not yet begun.