04-09-17 by CAMP Webmaster, John Scarano
The members of a joint committee session held on Wednesday 04-05-17 between the Catt Co Department of Public Works and the Catt Co Strategic Planning Committee approved a plot plan for the sale of the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building. The plot plan will now be forwarded to the Catt Co Engineering Division for legal drawing. This positive step forward by Cattaraugus County has triggered a need for a meeting of the members of CAMP to discuss the possible purchase of the Memorial Building by the CAMP organization and its ramifications.
This critical meeting that is open to all CAMP members will take place at 3:00 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017 in the small meeting room located inside the Salamanca Library which is located at 155 Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, NY 14779.
Please let us know if you are a CAMP member and can attend or wish to become a CAMP member and attend by Clicking Here.
There will be a meeting for all CAMP MEMBERS on THURSDAY JANUARY 26, 2017 AT 3:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the WILDWOOD GRILL, 53 WILDWOOD AVE., SALAMANCA, NY 14779 (phone: 716-244-6886) . Issues facing CAMP early in 2017 will be discussed.
Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation, in conjunction with the Landmark Society of Western New York, will hold a workshop on October 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM . The meeting will be held at the Little Valley Fire Department Banquet Hall located at 101 3rd St., Little Valley, NY 14755. The meeting is open to all CAMP members. Your attendance is crucial in the preservation of the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building and the development of its future use.
The following is the agenda for the meeting:
Cattaraugus County Memorial & Historical Building Workshop
October 26, 2016
Little Valley Fire Department Banquet Hall
101 3rd St., Little Valley, NY 14755
- Brainstorm ideas for end-uses for the Memorial Building
- Provide CAMP with a better understanding of ideas are likely to work/not work in their community
- Provider CAMP with a better understanding of what it will take to bring these ideas to fruition
- Narrow end-uses down to 2-3 options that can be further examined through feasibility study
- Recap: How did we get here?
CAMP leaders & Landmark Society staff
- Panelist Introductions (approx 10 minutes each)
- Clinton Brown, FAIA, Clinton Brown Company Architecture, pc
- Roxanne Kise, Roxanne Kise Consulting
- Pilar McKay, Rural Arts Weekly & Shake on the Lake
- Frances Gubler, Preservation Association, Preservation League of New York State
- Break into groups for discussion/brainstorming. Each group will be lead by one of the panelists
- Each group presents their ideas and conclusions
CAMP has announced the date and details for its Annual Member Meeting. The event will begin with a barbecue at 12:30 PM on July 28, 2016. All CAMP Members are invited to attend. For more detail and to RSVP visit: Meeting Notice Page
Non-members can also join and RSVP on the Meeting Notice Page.
The Cattaraugus County Strategic Planning Committee, tasked with investigating the Memorial Building issue, has scheduled a meeting with CAMP for June 22, 2016 (Wednesday) at 4:30 PM at the County Center in Little Valley, NY following their regular Legislature meeting. The meeting with CAMP will be held in the 3rd floor large caucus room. All are invited to attend the meeting.
June 1, 2016
CAMP was blessed by good weather and a good turnout for the 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony that took place at 11 AM on May 30th, 2016. Thank you to all of the volunteer, parade and ceremony participants who helped to make this a successful day! A video of the entire ceremony will be published as soon as possible on the CAMP Videos page.
Tom Stetz and Clark Casler putting the finishing touches on the Memorial Day Decorations for the 2016 CAMP Memorial Day Ceremony.
Captain Chuck Copello, Sergeant Clarence Walker, Seargent Don Nunamaker, Corporal James Blaylock, Corporal Larry Fox and Private John Stengel marching in the 2016 Little Valley Memorial Day Parade.
Ardyth Vanscoy and Ray Ball marching with a CAMP banner in the 2016 Little Valley Memorial Day Parade.
Emily and Haley Putzke marching behind the CAMP banner bearers in the 2016 Little Valley Memorial Day Parade.
Scott Frank on Mandolin and Matt Englert on guitar of “Rush The Growler” played the Star Spangled Banner and several Civil War tunes at the 2016 CAMP Memorial Day Ceremony.
John Stengel, with Don Nunamaker, honoring a fallen Civil War Soldier at the 2016 CAMP Memorial Day Ceremony.
Clark Casler honoring fallen soldiers from the War of 1812 and WWI at the CAMP 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony.
Bugler, Ray Ball, playing “Taps” at the conclusion of the CAMP 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony.
Civil War Re-enactor Honor Guard 2015 CAMP Memorial Day Ceremony
2016 Memorial Day Ceremony
Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday May 30, 2016. The ceremony will take place at the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building located at the corner of Court and 7th Streets in the Village of Little Valley.
- The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM following the annual Little Valley parade and cemetery ceremony.
- Biographical readings will honor all US Veterans. A special Civil War Honor Guard, a wreath placement on the Memorial, music and historical information will be included in the ceremony.
- Everyone is invited to attend.
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CAMP has scheduled it’s first meeting in 2016 at the Salamanca Public Library in Salamanca, NY on Monday, 01-11-16 at 1 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. The library is located at 155 Wildwood Ave, Salamanca, NY 14779, Phone: (716) 945-1890.
December 11, 2015
CAMP members realize that it is almost impossible to personally thank everyone who supported them on the issue of the proposed demolition of the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley, NY. However, none of you should go unrecognized for your contribution to our efforts on 12-9-15 for a vote against demolition by Catt Co legislators. Your support through emails to legislators and through your presence at the Cattaraugus County Center Building was vital in convincing the legislators that the demolition of a rare Civil War Memorial Building was not the right thing to do.
Thank you for Standing with Us and Raising your Voices in Protest!
CAMP looks forward to working with Cattaraugus County in a concerted effort to preserve this important Civil War memorial in 2016. Your continued support will help to make that possible.