County approves help for Forestville residents


FORESTVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A bailout package could be coming to Forestville, where residents are facing a potential 445-percent tax increase.

Wednesday night, Chautauqua County legislators approved a $150,000 assistance package for the village. But there are conditions that need to be met to prevent another financial crisis. The county wants a task force created, with members appointed by the county executive and legislative chair, to oversee the village and audit the village’s books.

Forestville residents are facing a steep tax increase because the village defaulted on two loans, totaling $400,000, and the bank is demanding payment.

The village will now have to vote to approve the assistance package. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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