I would like to wish all the residents, and all of our employees, especially all the first responders and all other employees who are working this Thanksgiving holiday a very blessed and safe Thanksgiving! We all have much to be thankful for. I hope that we all remain safe and healthy, and to be as close to family and friends as much as safely possible. Please have a great Thanksgiving holiday!
Mayor Douglas Essek
New York State has made it mandatory for ALL rear seated passengers to wear seatbelts. I would like to encourage everyone to comply with this new mandate, It WILL undoubtedly save lives.
Also, there was approximately a 66% increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in our County last month, with quite a few of those cases coming from the Dunkirk/Fredonia area. PLEASE continue to follow ALL COVID-19 safety guidelines; social distancing, wear face coverings if within two meters( approximately 6 feet) of anyone, and wash your hands frequently, stay away from large public or private social gatherings. We cannot stumble at the final stretch only to go back to more stringent regulations. We have this if we continue to be vigilant, respectful, patient, and kind to one another.
I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween.
Please remember to turn your clocks back tonight for Daylight savings Time.
Also, today is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors to make sure that they function properly in your time of need.
10/20/2020 The water main break was repaired and Central Ave. was re-opened up by 5pm this evening. I would like to thank Street Superintendent Tony Gugino and his department for their hard work to get this repaired.
10/20/20 The DPW is currently working on a water main break in the Village of Fredonia. This requires the following streets to be closed: Central Ave from Cottage Street to the SUNY entrance. We appreciate your patience at this time. There is NO boil water notice needed. The water remains safe to drink. Thank you
10/18/2020 Todays Update
Mother nature has been helping our water situation continue to be very good the last week with rain and cooler temperatures. We will monitor this situation. The Barker Common project is near completion, please stop by and enjoy, and relax on the newly placed benches. And as always please patronize our local businesses, times have been tough and they all could use our support.
10/13/2020 Todays Update:
I Visited the Water Filtration Plant, and I'm happy to say that it is producing safe, healthy water for our community. All turbidity levels in the filters and the clear well were all at very good levels. The Public Works Department has been out flushing the system through fire hydrants around the village to provide our residents with clear, clean water.
If any residents have any questions concerning the quality of their water, or are having issues with their water, please call our Public Works Department at 679-2304 7a-3p Monday thru Friday
Additional Information Regarding The Extension Of The State Of Emergency
The Village of Fredonia municipal water is SAFE to drink and use. There is NO Boil Water Advisory issued by the CCDOH. The continuation is merely an extension of the previous State of Emergency. It allows us to efficiently and effectively move forward in the replacement, repair, and construction of infrastructure to provide residents with safe drinking water, while combating the unstable nature of the production of potable water while maintaining acceptable turbidity limits.
State of Emergency Declaration
The Village of Fredonia hereby extends a local State of Emergency effective Sunday October 11, 2020.
This extension of the local state of emergency has been declared due to the unstable nature of the production of potable water while maintaining acceptable turbidity limits. This extension of the declaration is by the recommendation of the Chautauqua County Department of Health.
In coordination with other government agencies, this proactive action is taken to protect the general public and to provide safe drinking water to the community.
Our employees are always available to assist the public during normal hours of operation by telephone at the numbers listed below
Assistance Phone Numbers:
General Assistance 679.2301; 679-2307
After Hours (Emergency Only Please): 716-679-1531
This State of Emergency will remain in effect for a period not to exceed 30 days or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. This order may be extended for an additional period not to exceed 30 days.
As the Mayor of the Village of Fredonia, I Douglas P. Essek exercise the authority given to me under Article 2-B, Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, for the purpose of procuring goods and services, and to render all required and available assistance that is vital to the security, well-being, and health and safety of the citizens of the Village of Fredonia.
Douglas P. Essek, Mayor of Fredonia
Dated: October 11, 2020