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Public Hearing to be Held October 4, 2022 at 6 PM Regarding Replacement of the North Main Street Bridge in Andover

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PURSUANT TO THE EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with Article 2, Section 202 of the New York State Eminent Domain Procedure Law, notice is hereby given of a public hearing for the PIN 6755.47, North Main Street Bridge Replacement, Village of Andover, Allegany County on October 4, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at 22 East Greenwood Street, Andover, NY, 14608.
The purpose of this hearing is to outline the project purpose, its proposed location, and to provide other pertinent information, including maps and property descriptions of the properties to be acquired and adjacent parcels.  The project is located on North Main Street in the Village of Andover. The project limits extend from the railroad tracks on the south to the intersection of North Main Street/Rochambeau Street to the north. 
Persons may appear in person or by agent and will be given the opportunity to present oral or written statements and to submit other documents concerning the PIN 6755.47, North Main Street Bridge Replacement, Village of Andover, Allegany County.
Any property owners who may subsequently wish to challenge the condemnation of their property by judicial review may do so only on the basis of issues, facts, and objections raised at the hearing.

Copies of the project Design Report are available for review at the following locations:

  • Allegany County Department of Public Works (address below) between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; and
  • Andover Town Clerk’s Office located at 22 East Greenwood Street between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday and Friday and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE:  To request accommodations for a disability, please call Mr. Thomas Windus, PE (see contact information below).  Please request those accommodations three (3) days in advance of the meeting so that we can seek to meet your needs.

Questions regarding the hearing may be addressed to:

Mr. Thomas Windus, P.E.

Allegany County Department of Public Works

7 Court Street, Room 210

Belmont, NY 14813-1078

Publication Requirements (Section 202 (A) & (B))

The hearing notice must be published:

  • At least 10 but not more than 30 days prior to the hearing.
  • In at least 5 successive issues of the official daily newspaper (if there is one) where the project is located and in at least 5 successive issues of a general circulation newspaper (If the official daily newspaper is also one of general circulation, then the official daily newspaper is sufficient).
  • If the only newspaper available is a weekly, then the notice must be published in at least 2 successive issues.

Personal Service Requirement (Section 202 (C)

Provide Notice of Public Hearing:

  • To each assessment record billing owner or his or her attorney of record whose property may be acquired.
  • By personal service or certified mail, return receipt requested at least 10 but not more than 30 days prior to the hearing date.

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