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CAMP Sends Congratulations to 4 Newly Elected Catt Co Legislators

November 9, 2015

Tom Stetz, CAMP Chairman, sent out Letters of Congratulations today to four newly-elected Cattaraugus County legislators. The letters were sent to Legislators Richard Helmich, Joseph Boberg, Robert Neal, Sr. and Barbara Hastings:

 

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NOVEMBER 10, 2015

 

  

Legislator Elect ____________________

 

Congratulations on being elected as a Cattaraugus County Legislator.  Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation  (CAMP)  looks forward to working with you for the preservation of Cattaraugus County’s most significant Civil War Memorial, the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building located at the corner of Court Street and Seventh Street in the Village of Little Valley, NY.

 

Tom Stetz, CAMP Chairman

CAMP to Hold 2015 Veterans Day Ceremony

November, 9 2015

Veterans Day Ceremonies will be held in Little Valley, NY at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion wiill conduct their annual Veterans Day Ceremony in the Little Valley Rural Cemetery across from the Cattaraugus County Fair Grounds.

Immediately following the Cemetery Ceremony, CAMP will hold a brief ceremony at the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building located at the corner of Court and Seventh St. in Little Valley. The public is encouraged to attend both ceremonies.

CAMP’S ceremony will include:

1) Wreath laying by CAMP and one by the Sons Of Union Veterans from Erie County

2) Veterans Day prayer by a local Little Valley Pastor

3) Reading of the Clark Casler poem

4) Any other appropriate remarks anyone in attendance cares to make.

An Honor Guard of 3-4 Uniformed Civil War re-enactors will also be present.

 

The Memorial Building Makes LSWNY’s 2015 “Five to Revive” List!

October 27, 2015

The Landmark Society of Western New York announced their 3rd annual Five to Revive list at the Landmark Society’s offices in Rochester, NY yesterday, October 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM. The Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building found its place at number 4 on the prestigious list. The Five to Revive is a list of historic sites that the Landmark Society identifies each year as opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization.

Each year these 5 properties become priority projects for the Landmark Society who will work collaboratively with owners, municipal officials and developers to facilitate investment and foster rehabilitation. The ultimate goal is to return important historic resources to a place of prominence in their respective communities, as economic and social assets that spark even more investment and revitalization.

Wayne Goodman, Landmark’s executive director, stated at the hour-long press conference that “This is the third year we are announcing a ‘Five to Revive’ list, which has been very effective in calling attention to key properties in Western New York that are in need of investment.” That was certainly music to the ears of Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) members who attended the press conference.

The Landmark Society has been with CAMP since the first voices of protest were raised against demolition of the Memorial Building in Little Valley, NY in October of 2013. CAMP realizes that its efforts would have gone nowhere without the expert professional help from the staff at the Landmark Society.

CAMP members Nancy Bargar, Rose Mary Carvella, Warren Patterson, Gail Bellamy, Cyndy Whited, John Stengel and Tom Stetz were among a crowd of 30 attendees at the Landmark press conference.  They all were in agreement that this was another very important step on the long march towards preservation and reuse for Cattaraugus County’s most significant Civil War Memorial.

The event was also attended by a representative from US Senator Charles E. Schumer’s office and by Clinton Brown of Clinton Brown Company Architecture. And the press conference was recorded by a Rochester, NY television station crew for news broadcast later in the day.

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Landmark Society Executive Director Wayne Goodman announcing the lisiting of the Memorial Building one of the Five with with staff member, Caitlin Meives

Landmark Society Executive Director Wayne Goodman announcing the lisiting of the Memorial Building as one of the Five to Revive with LSWNY Preservation Planner, Caitlin Meives

The lisiting f the Cattaraugus county Memorial and Historical Building by The Landmark Society of Western New York

The Five to Revive listing of the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building by The Landmark Society of Western New York

J Stengel at Five to Revive

CAMPer and Civil War re-enactor John Stengel at Five to Revive

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CAMP Chairman Tom Stetz and CAMPer Nancy Barger

CAMPers at 5 to revive

From left to right; CAMPers Nancy Barger, Warren Patterson, Tom Stetz, John Stengel, Cyndy Whited, Rose Mary Carvella and Gail Bellamy at Five to Revive

CAMP Receives Last Minute Poll Responses

October 22, 2015

CAMP Chairman, Tom Stetz, received 3 more Memorial Building Poll responses from 2015 Cattaraugus County Legislative Candidates on the deadline date, October 21, 2015. The responses were from: New Candidate Karen Fenner, New Candidate Joseph Boberg and New Candidate Dianne Ball.

CAMP has received 9 responses from a field of 26 Legislative Candidates.

The last of the candidates’ responses appear below:

New Candidate Karen Fenner, District 3:

—–Original Message—– From: Karen Fenner
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 8:37 PM
To: xxx@verizon.net
Subject: C.A.M.P.

Dear Tom,
I am writing to you in response to your letter regarding the Civil War
memorial in Little Valley. I was unaware until I tried to do a little
research on this that the memorial was scheduled for demolition. What
information I was able to get did not really touch on the extent of damage
or needed repair to keep this landmark intact. I am surprised that little or
no effort is being put forth to keep it and or reuse it.
I am interested in exploring avenues to preserve this as a historic
landmark. I believe with a coordinated effort this should be able to be
preserved for what it was intended to be, a memorial to Civil War soldiers
and Sailors. I am curious if you could tell me what avenues have been
explored and what responses has your group gotten? As someone who grew up in
this area and spent most of my adult life here I have to admit until I got
your letter I was unaware of this memorial. It’s a shame it has been so
neglected.
I think at this time I would have to say that I am in favor of
Cattauragus County working with C.A.M.P. and other organizations to
preserve, rehabilitate and maintain the Memorial Building.
Thank you so much for contacting me on this issue.

Karen Fenner
Candidate for Cattauragus County Legislator, District 3

New Candidate Joseph Boberg, District 2:

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Joseph Boberg #5New Candidate Dianne Ball, Dist #5:

Dianne Ball #13

CAMP Receives More Legislative Candidates’ Responses

October 20, 2015

CAMP has received two more responses from Cattaraugus County Legislative candidates. They are from New Candidate Linda Witte and Incumbent Candidate Paula Stockman.

So far, CAMP has received only 6 responses from 27 Legislative Candidates. The deadline to respond to CAMP’s poll is tomorrow, October 21, 2015.

Here are Ms. Witte’s and Ms. Stockman’s responses:

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New Candidate Linda Witte, District 8:

Linda Witte #23

Incumbent Candidate Paula Stockman, District 1:

Paula Stockman #1

Rare Pre-Dedication Memorial Building Postcard Discovered!

October 19, 2015

A real-photo postcard has been discovered and purchased by CAMPer, Kyle Stetz, that pre-dates the dedication of the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley, NY. The postcard is postmarked May 21, 1914.

The postcard was mailed from Little Valley, NY almost 4 months before the dedication of the Memorial Building that took place on September, 7, 1914. The card contains a real photo of the building rather than an artist’s rendering. The detail is very good as a result. The front and back of the postcard are displayed below:

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Memorial & Historical Building real photo post card #1

Memorial & Historical Building real photo post card #2

 

CAMP Receives First Legislative Candidates’ Responses

Responses to CAMP’s legislative candidates poll have already started to come in. Each of the responses that have been received so far appear below. They were sent in from: New Candidate Barbara J. Hastings, Incumbent Candidate James J. Snyder, New Candidate Richard F. Helmich, Jr. and Incumbent Candidate Linda Edstrom.

We will post other responses from other Legislative Candidates as they come into CAMP Chairman, Thomas Stetz.

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New Candidate Barbara Hastings, District 6:

Barbara Hastings #16

Incumbent Candidate James Snyder, District 8:

James Snyder #26

New Candidate Richard Helmich, District 2:

Richard Hemlich #4

Incumbent Candidate Linda Edstrom, District 8 :

Linda Edstrom #25

CAMP Polls Catt Co Legislative Candidates

October 13, 2015

Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP) has sent letters to all candidates for the Cattaraugus County Legislature in the November 3, 2015 election. The letters are polling the candidates in regards to their position on the preservation of the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley, NY.

The candidates have been asked to reply to CAMP by email or mail by October 21, 2015. Their individual responses will be posted on CAMP’s web site and will be released to the media.

This is a copy of the letter that was mailed to each candidate:

OCTOBER 10, 2015

TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE IN THE NOVEMBER 3, 2015 ELECTION:

1) PAULA J. STOCKMAN, 13 THIRD ST., PO BOX 195,SOUTH DAYTON, NY 14138
2) RICHARD L. KLANCER, 41 FREDERICK ST., GOWANDA, NY 14070
3) EDWARD R. ARNOLD, 11312 WEAVER RD., DELEVAN, NY 14042-9465
4) RICHARD F. HELMICH, JR., 11357 VANGILDER RD., DELEVAN, NY 14042
5) JOSEPH F. BOBERG, 10716 MARBLE SPRINGS RD., DELEVAN, NY 14042
6) KAREN R. FENNER, 3016 ROUTE 98, FRANKLINVILLE, NY 14737
7) WILLIAM H. WELLER, SR., 22 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., FRANKLINVILLE, NY 14737
8) DONNA M. VICKMAN, 971 BACK ST., PO BOX 5, FARMERSVILLE STATION, NY 14060
9) HOWARD V. VANRENSSELAER, 161 CEMETERY HILL RD., RANDOLPH, NY 14772
10) ROBERT E. NEAL, SR., 222SPRING ST., RANDOPH, NY 14772
11) CARMEN A. VECCHIARELLA, 6569 HARDSCRABBLE RD., KILL BUCK, NY 14748/PO BOX 296 SALAMANCA, NY 14779
12) SUSAN LABUHN, 430 BROAD ST., SALAMANCA, NY 14779
13)DIANNE M. BALL, 121 STATE PARK AVE., SALAMANCA, NY 14779
14) DAVID M. KOCH, 124 ACADEMY STREET, SALAMANCA, NY 14779
15) RICHARD J. LAMBERSON, 124 N. SECOND ST., ALLEGANY, NY 14706
16) BARBARA J. HASTINGS, 4154 W. BRANCH RD., ALLEGANY, NY 14706
17) RICHARD A. KAVANAGH, 21 HARRIET ST., ALLEGANY, NY 14706
18) CARL W. EDWARDS, 1893 ROUTE 219, LIMESTONE, NY 14753
19) MICHAEL L. BUSHNELL, 1364 FLANIGAN HILL RD., HINSDALE, NY 14743
20) J. JOSEPH SNYDER, JR., 5241 S.BURT HILL RD., CUBA, NY 14727
21) DANNY M. HALE, 420 HIGHLAND TER., PO BOX 568, PORTVILLE, NY 14770
22) JOHN J. PADLO, 438 FOUNTAIN ST., OLEAN, NY 14760-1174
23) LINDA L. WITTE, 1802 STARDUST LANE, OLEAN, NY 14760
24) MATTHEW J. KELLER, 433 YORK STREET, OLEAN, NY 14760
25) LINDA M. EDSTROM, 408 LAURENS ST., OLEAN, NY 14760
26) JAMES J. SNYDER, 1116 W. HENLEY ST., PO BOX 1, OLEAN, NY 14760
27) STEVEN H. TEACHMAN, 1426 THORN ST., OLEAN, NY 14760


 

CANDIDATES,                                                                       OCTOBER 10, 2015

CITIZENS ADVOCATING MEMORIAL PRESERVATION (C.A.M.P.) IS SEEKING YOUR POSITION REGARDING THE PRESERVATION OF THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY MEMORIAL AND HISTORICAL BUILDING LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF COURT AND 7TH STREETS IN THE VILLAGE OF LITTLE VALLEY, NY. THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED TO THE COUNTY’S CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS ON SEPTEMBER 7, 1914.

PLEASE INDICATE YOUR POSITION ON THE THREE STATEMENTS BELOW AND PROVIDE ANY COMMENTS YOU CARE TO MAKE.

YOUR POSITION IS IMPORTANT TO C.A.M.P. AND THE VOTERS OF CATTARAUGUS COUNTY AND WILL BE POSTED ON C.A.M.P.’S WEB SITE ( www.cattcomemorial.com ) AND RELEASED TO THE MEDIA.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR RESPONSE BY EMAIL TO: xxx@verizon.net OR BY MAIL TO: TOM STETZ, CAMP CHAIRMAN, xx xxx STREET, ALLEGANY, NY 14706

YOUR RESPONSE SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY CAMP BY OCTOBER 21, 2015.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION,

TOM STETZ, CAMP CHAIRMAN

1) I AM IN FAVOR OF CATTARAUGUS COUNTY ABANDONING ITS PLANS TO DEMOLISH THE MEMORIAL BUILDING AND INSTEAD USE THE ALLOCATED DEMOLITION FUNDS TO PRESERVE, REHABILITATE AND MAINTAIN IT.   ______YES;              ______NO

COMMENTS:

 

2) I AM IN FAVOR OF CATTARAUGUS COUNTY WORKING WITH C.A.M.P. AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO PRESERVE, REHABILITATE AND MAINTAIN THE MEMORIAL BUILDING.       ______YES;             ______NO

COMMENTS:

 

3) I AM IN FAVOR OF CATTARAUGUS COUNTY DEMOLISHING THE MEMORIAL BUILDING AS VOTED BY THE LEGISLATURE IN OCTOBER 2013.         ______YES:                   ______NO

COMMENTS:

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

 

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CAMP Meeting to be held on October1, 2015

September 30, 2015

All members of the CAMP organization are invited to attend a meeting on October 1, 2015 that will be held at the Wildwood Grill at 7 PM in Salamanca, NY. The meeting is also open to anyone interested in CAMP’S efforts to preserve the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building located in Little Valley, NY which is in danger of demolition by the Cattaraugus County Legislators.

The Wildwood Grill is located at 53 Wildwood Ave, Salamanca, NY and their phone number is (716) 244-6886.

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