JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council approved a resolution Monday night continuing the legal effort to annex a Board of Public Utilities Substation in the Town of Ellicott.
City officials say the proposed annexation would save the Jamestown BPU approximately $173,000 in property tax payments to the Town of Ellicott, Village of Falconer and School District annually.
The council voted 7 to 2 in favor of the motion. Councilman Grant Olson and Jeff Russell voted against.
Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says that the municipal bodies in Ellicott did not want to continue negotiations with the city.
The mayor encouraged the governments to rethink their decision and come back to the negotiating table.
The substation sits on property in the Town of Ellicott and the Village of Falconer on Dow Street between Tiffany Avenue and south of East Second Street.
A previous attempt to annex failed after Rochester’s Supreme Court Fourth Department Appellate Division denied the City of Jamestown’s petition to annex.