When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Chautauqua County, the answer might be blowin’ in the wind.
Chautauqua Institution co-founder Lewis Miller was ahead of his time, particularly when it came to sewage. Concerned about waterborne pathogens, Miller mandated that all homes in Chautauqua connect to a sewer system in 1893, making the Institution the first completely sewered community in the U.S.
Tom Cherry, supervisor of the Chautauqua Utility District, stole the spotlight at the Chautauqua Property Owner’s Association annual meeting Saturday in the Hall of Christ. Cherry took over the role of Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan — who was originally scheduled to appear at the meeting but had a last-minute conflict — to speak about CUD’s plans for a new sewer plant.
There are several items on the agenda for the Chautauqua Property Owners Association annual meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hall of Philosophy.