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Snow and generally more wintry weather returned to the Jamestown-area overnight following a January thaw that sent temperatures into the 40s last weekend...  
The National Weather Service is continuing a Winter Weather Advisory until 1:00 this afternoon for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie Counties.  That from Forecaster Tony Ansuini with the Weather Service's Buffalo office-- who says will not be Lake Effect Snow-- so everyone will get about the same amount. However, he says the greatest amounts of snow will fall across the Southern Tier with storm totals of three to five inches.  
The city of Jamestown has it's share of problems and challenges, but is "sound and getting stronger every day"...  
That from Mayor Sam Teresi to start his annual State of the City message last night.  Teresi again again did not read through a laundry list of accomplishments of the past year and run down a list of initiatives for 2018.  However, he did urge the City Council to help his administration pursue a list of 59 major goals and objectives in the new year.  Teresi also called on lawmakers to avoid getting caught up in the efforts of the city's naysayers, who carry and spread the attitude that Jamestown is the "little city that couldn't".
Teresi referred lawmakers to his 2017 report of accomplishments and the report on goals and objectives.  He says one of the goals in 2018 is to continue to effort to use the Jamestown Local Development Corporation to purchase the BPU's wastewater treatment plant to raise $15-million to $16-million to launch a major capital infrastructure and equipment investment program.
During last night's formal voting session, the City Council approved hiring a Mayville construction company to do the first-phase of emergency repairs to front part of police headquarters on East Second Street...  
Lawmakers unanimously approved having Mayor Teresi contract with Empire Development for the nearly $115,000 project.  
Property owners in the city of Jamestown are responsible for their own snow removal and keeping the sidewalks clear of snow in front of their homes...  
That from Mayor Sam Teresi, who responded to concerns voiced by Public Works Director Jeff Lehman about the fact some sidewalks were not cleared following the latest Winter storm.  Teresi says it's been in the city code since 1923 when residents decided they didn't want the taxpayers to foot that cost.  He says the city does do some sidewalk maintenance downtown, once they've done the plowing their are required to do.
Teresi adds that residents are also required to keep the snow they clear from getting into the street, or the city's right-of-ways, as well as the sidewalks.  He says there are more than 200 miles of sidewalks in the city and adds that he asked Lehman last year for an analysis of how much it would cost to keep those sidewalks clear, including number of new employees and salaries and new equipment needed.  Teresi says it would cost more than one-million dollars to do.
Jamestown Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that allegedly occured early yesterday morning in the residence halls at Jamestown Community College...  
City police Captain Bob Samuelson says investigators are looking into the matter, which occured about 4 a.m. at the location at 525 Falconer Street.  Samuelson says they have so far determined that this was NOT a random act.  They are currently interviewing several students, and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 483-7537 or anonymously at 483-TIPS (8477).  You can also contact their Tips 411 App.  Poice say all tips will be kept confidential, and no other information will be released.
A man from Lakewood was sent to the county jail for allegedly driving while ability impaired by drugs over the weekend...  
Lakewood-Busti Police say they were on patrol on East Fairmount Avenue when they saw a vehicle cross the center line and, pass through a steady red light early Saturday morning. Officers identified the driver as 30 year-old Erik Morrison.  Further investigation revealed Morrison was driving while under the influence of drugs, had a suspended driver's license and an order of protection from the front seat passenger.  One officer also found multiple controlled substances in the vehicle.  Morrison faces several charges including two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal contempt and DWI-A drugs.
It appears that the State Department of Transportation intends to continue with plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 20 and 60...
One Fredonia village trustee voiced his opposition to the project during the most recent village board meeting.  Trustee Doug Essek has launched a "change.org" online petition and, he's encouraging village residents to sign it.  Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis, who supports the roundabout project, contends that it's not a village issue -- but, one that the state is handling.  However, she does favor the project.  Essek feels other options need to be explored before any final decisions are made.

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