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(**Update)Boil Water order in part of town of Carroll lifted...

The Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Department has announced today that the boil water order for part of the town of Carroll has been lifted.  County Water Specialist Bill Boria says the order had been in effect since July 18th for those customers served by the Frewsburg public water supply in the Wigren Road area.  The water leak that caused the problem was repaired on July 19th... and, water samples collected this past Monday and Tuesday show that the water is safe to drink.  The boil water order did not affect the entire water district, only the Wigren Road area.  The town of Carroll and the county's Health and Human Services Department say they appreciate the cooperation shown by those customers of the water district affected by this water emergency.  Any questions should be directed to the Town of Carroll at 569-5365... county's Public Health division at 753-4481.


Canadian "green energy" company, Proquip, locates first U.S. facility in Dunkirk...

A Canadian 'green and clean' energy company has started up it's first United States venture in Chautauqua County.  County Industrial Development Agency Director Bill Daly says... though... that Proquip is not unfamiliar with the county.  Daly says Proquip -- which is based in Brantford, Ontario -- has bought the Lightning Circuits Company building on Main Street in Dunkirk... and, is co-locating there with the local company.  Daly says Proquip provides innovative solutions centered on LED lighting and solar technologies.  He says they've carved a niche in putting major solar panel arrays up... and, using them to power a number of items... such as security lighting for Jamestown Community College's new Science Building in Jamestown.  Daly says Proquip was brought in to the project so green energy would be used to help light the front entrance of the "green" building.  He says Lighting Circuits introduced Proquip to the IDA... and, they've been part of the county's annual Energy Conference and Expo the past three years.  Daly says the Dunkirk location will mainly be used for sales and marketing of their products... and, adds they'll also be doing some assembly work as well.  Daly says Proquip plans to have about two to three people working at the Dunkirk location to start with.


Village of Forestville looks at dissolving...

A committee is being formed to take a look at whether or not the village of Forestville should dissolve itself.  The Forestville Village Board approved the move during a meeting Tuesday night.  Village attorney Mike Sullivan says the Dissolution Committee will look into several parts of the municipality's operations, and assets... including the services it provides.  Sullivan says they'll also have to look at what would happen with those services if they dissolve.  The committee will also look at the debt and the budget to determine what impact the move will have on tax rates.  Sullivan says an out-going county lawmaker, Rod Rogers, may serve on the panel for his leadership because of what he did in working with Perrysburg on it's dissolution.  The committee is expected to report back to the village Board in about 60 days. 

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