Allegany County Land Bank Corporation

The primary focus of land bank operations is the acquisition of real property that is tax delinquent, tax foreclosed, vacant and/or abandoned, and to use the tools of the program to eliminate the harms and liabilities caused by such properties.

ACLBC will strategically manage selected residential and commercial properties that have been acquired.

The ACLBC will make it affordable for reputable consumers and developers to acquire properties at a reasonable cost, while also helping tenants and owners to keep properties that are in a threat of foreclose or other civil actions.

Allegany County is confronted daily on issues associated with abandoned, vacant and tax foreclosed properties. Please partner with the ACLBC to clean-up and secure our communities by notifying the ACLBC of properties that are abandoned, in disrepair, and/or in threat of foreclosure.


The mission of the Allegany County Land Bank Corporation is to combat the problem of vacant and abandoned properties in Allegany County, New York by strategically selecting properties and facilitating the return of problem properties to productive use- in effort to eliminate the harms and liabilities caused by abandoned and vacant properties -while making it affordable for reputable consumers and developers to acquire land bank properties.

–>Organizational Chart <–

Brian Loucks – Chairman of the Board ACLBC

  • S.C.O.R.E. Certified Mentor

Darwin Fanton – Board Member, Treasurer, ACLBC

  • Supervisor, Town of Wellsville (retired)

H. Kier Dirlam – Board Member, Secretary, ACLBC

  • Director of Planning, Allegany County

David Evans– Board Member ACLBC

  • Building Trades Teacher, Retired

Carissa Knapp– Board Member ACLBC

  • Allegany County Administrator

Edward Zalar– Board Member, Vice-chairman, ACLBC

  • USPS Postmaster

ACLBC Bylaws

Board meetings are held in Suite 130 at the Crossroads Conference & Commerce Center at 6087 Transit Hill Rd. in Belmont, NY 14813.


Agenda January 23 2023

Agenda February 21 2023

Agenda March 10 2023

Agenda March 27 2023

Agenda April 17 2023

Agenda May 15 2023

Agenda May 25 2023

Agenda June 19 2023

Agenda July 24 2023

Agenda August 21 2023


2022- Archived ACLBC Agendas

Governance Committee Charter

Members: Dave Evans [chair], H. Kier Dirlam, Darwin Fanton, and Carissa Knapp

Most Recent Meeting Minutes

ACLBC Governance Committee MINUTES 1-23-23

ACLBC Governance Committee MINUTES 3-10-23

Audit Committee Charter

Members: Kier Dirlam [chair], Darwin Fanton, Carissa Knapp, and Dave Evans

Most Recent Meeting Minutes

ACLBC Audit Committee MINUTES 1-23-23

ACLBC Audit Committee MINUTES 3-10-23

Finance Committee Charter

Members: Darwin Fanton [chair], Kier Dirlam, Ed Zalar, and Dave Evans

Most Recent Meeting Minutes

ACLBC Finance Committee MINUTES 8-25-23

Contractor Application For Approval – Application for approved status to work on Land Bank properties

Best Practices – A guide for inspecting, securing, and maintaining vacant and abandoned properties in New York State

 NYS M/WBE Directory of Certified Firms

HUD Section 3 Business Search

Property Purchase Application– Application to buy properties from the Land Bank.

Side Lot Application – Application to purchase vacant land adjacent to buyer’s property.

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79 Clark St. Wellsville, NY

Allegany County Land Banks Corporation

Mailing Address

Allegany County Land Bank Corporation

Crossroads Commerce and Conference Center

6087 NYS Route 19N, Suite 300 Belmont, NY 14813

Phone: 585.268.7472- ext. 7


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