Cattaraugus County Land Bank Looking For Another $1M

The Cattaraugus County Land Bank Corporation is getting pretty good at knocking down old homes in and around Olean.
Now they’re looking for another $1 million grant from the state to do even more.
The Land Bank has been demolishing blighted homes and rehabilitating and selling other homes that were seized because the owner didn’t pay back taxes. They’ve rehabbed 11 homes, torn down 7 and they’ll demolish 12 more next year.
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The old Motel DeSoto could be the new home for a Harbor Freight tool and equipment store.
The Allegany town planning board is holding a meeting Monday night to get feedback on the proposal.
The application is available for review at the town clerk’s office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Harbor Freight is known for low-priced imported tools and accessories, and its coupons.
The company was founded in 1977 and has around 900 stores today.