OLEAN, NY -- Efforts to plan a multi-use recreational trail system and improved water access along the Allegheny River will be the subject of a Nov. 8 meeting at Jamestown Community College's Cattaraugus Campus.

“The Allegheny River is an underutilized asset in our region and I am pleased that we are working with our neighboring communities to improve public access and recreational opportunities along the river front,” said Olean Mayor William J. Aiello.

The City of Olean and its partners -- the City of Salamanca, towns of Allegany, Portville, Olean, and Salamanca, and the villages of Portville and Allegany are working together to attract recreational-based businesses and strengthen the local economy.

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“During the meeting, plans for improved public access and recreation will be reviewed, and the efforts of community members who have participated in developing the nearly complete plan will be acknowledged,” Aiello said.

The meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in room 217 of the Manufacturing Technology Institute Building on the JCC Cattaraugus Campus.

Community members are welcomed to attend the meeting to review project information, meet the project team, and provide feedback. If an individual is unable to attend the meeting but would like to submit comments, ideas and comments can be sent by email to the Project Manager, Keri Kerper at kkerper@cityofolean.org.

The Allegheny River Public Access & Recreation Plan is funded by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.