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City of Olean Looking for Volunteers to Shovel Walks

November 8, 2019—Olean— As we get our first dusting of snow, the City of Olean would like to make an annual appeal to residents and service organizations. Each year the City compiles a list of volunteers who can help those who are homebound or living on a fixed income with shoveling and ice removal. If anyone would like to be on the list, please call Mayor William J. Aiello’s office at 376-5615.

“There are many residents in Olean who have trouble meeting the City’s Code that requires residents to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks following a snow storm,” said Mayor Aiello. “The City has traditionally kept a list of volunteers who can help our elderly and disabled citizens with this task.”

“Unfortunately, last year we had very few volunteers and this year we are following that same trend. In the past, students from our local schools and churches volunteered to meet service requirements; and others have added their name to the list to help those in need. I hope we can get more volunteers this year, we already have a list with many residents needing assistance.”

“Olean is a great place to live because it is a caring community and fortunately many neighbors take care of those who cannot meet the shoveling requirements without calling my office. I thank those people for their dedication and compassion,” Mayor Aiello said. “This list of shoveling volunteers will help put those who are not as fortunate in contact with those who are happy to help them.


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