(WNY News Now) – The City of Olean would like to appeal to residents and service
organizations to help those in our neighborhoods who have trouble removing snow from their
sidewalks. In previous years the City compiled a list of volunteers willing to help residents who are homebound or living on a fixed income with shoveling and ice removal. Unfortunately, it has been very difficult to get volunteers.
Olean – “Winter weather is imminent and there will be residents throughout the City who will need help with
snow and ice removal,” said William J. Aiello, Mayor of the City of Olean. “I ask neighbors to please help
those who are unable to remove the snow, as we currently have no volunteers on our list.
“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 would like to continue matching
volunteers to those who need help, and would ask anyone who wishes to volunteer to call my office at
“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.