• 6:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted
  • Gerace Office Building
    3 N. Erie St.
    Third Floor Legislative Chambers
    Mayville, NY 14757

All Legislature Committee meetings as well as the full Legislature meetings are in-person open meetings and will be held in the Legislature Chambers on the third floor of the Gerace Office building.

The meetings are open to the public and subject to any current required COVID-19 guidelines..

Baring any unforeseen technical difficulties, the full legislature meetings will continue to be live streamed on the County YouTube page and the videos will be available for viewing for no less than a year after the meeting. 

The minutes of all legislature committee and full legislature meetings continue to be posted on the legislature web pages.

PUBLIC COMMENTS::  Any comments received from the public will be accepted as communications, and not read during privilege of the floor..  Public comments at the meetings during the privilege of the floor must be made in person.


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Prefiles & Transcripts

     Click here for 2023 PREFILE DEADLINES


Public Notices

30-Day Public Review Period for

Chautauqua County Agricultural District 7 Eight-Year Review

Towns of Clymer, French Creek, Harmony, Mina, North Harmony, and Sherman

Per New York State Agriculture and Markets Law Section 303-a(1), the County Legislature is required to review an Agricultural District eight years after its creation and every 8 years thereafter. Chautauqua County has designated March 1st through March 31st as the thirty (30) day public review period for the eight-year review. The review of Chautauqua County Agricultural District 7 will take place in the Towns of Clymer, French Creek, Harmony, Mina, North Harmony, and Sherman encompassing 94,444 acres. During this thirty (30) day period, any municipality, land owner, or State Agency whose territory is within the Agricultural District may propose a modification to the Agricultural District. Land owners may submit requests to add parcels of predominantly viable agricultural land or remove parcel(s).

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development will accept requests from March 1st through March 31st. Please submit all requests to the Department of Planning and Development, 201 West Third Street Suite 115 Jamestown, New York 14701 or email to sharpl@chqgov.com on or before 4:30 PM on March 31, 2023. Any questions on the process should be directed to the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development.

The Agricultural District 7 Review Worksheet, current Agricultural District Maps, and additional information can be found on the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development website at bit.ly/CHQagdistrict. A map of District 7 is on file and open to public inspection at the Clerk’s Office of the Chautauqua County Legislature in Mayville, New York. Please call 716-753-4215 to schedule an appointment.

At the end of the thirty (30) day period, the proposed modifications will be submitted to the Chautauqua County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB). Based on the AFPB’s recommendations, a report will be prepared for the Planning and Economic Development (PED) Legislative Committee’s review. After review by the PED Legislative Committee, the recommendation will be forwarded to the Chautauqua County Legislature for a public hearing. Following the public hearing, the Legislature will vote via resolution to accept the recommendations made by the AFPB. The County Legislature will then send the resolution to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to certify the modifications. If the Commissioner certifies the modifications, all changes will be in effect.

An agricultural district is a geographic area which consists predominantly of viable agricultural land. Agricultural operations within the district are the priority land use and afforded benefits and protections to promote the continuation of farms and the preservation of agricultural land. This should not be confused with the agricultural assessment program which allows eligible farmland to be taxed at its agricultural assessment. Land owners should see their local assessor to find out more information on agricultural assessment for their parcel(s).

Contact: Lauren Sharp, Junior Planner



Draft 19 District Map: 


19 District Local Law

19 District Local Law Appendix A

19 District Maps

19 District Maps
City of Jamestown with Existing Districts
City of Jamestown with Municipal Boundaries with Labels
City of Jamestown with Municipal Boundaries
City of Jamestown with Roads with Labels
City of Jamestown with Roads
District with Existing Districts
District with Municipal Boundaries with Labels
District with Municipal Boundaries
District with Roads with Labels
District with Roads
District with School Districts with Labels
District with School Districts
Dunkirk & Fredonia with Existing Districts
Dunkirk & Fredonia with Municipal Boundaries with Labels
Dunkirk & Fredonia with Roads with Labels
Dunkirk & Fredonia with Roads


NY Municipal Home Rule Law

40% Municipality Population

Board of Elections Census Block Changes - 19 District Plan


South Chautauqua Lake Sewer District

SCLSD MAP & PLAN - Westside Sewer Extension Phase 2

SCLSD West Sewer Phase 2 Fact Sheet

Phase 2 Map


LEGISLATORS - click on Legislator name for contact information