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The Cattaraugus County Land Bank Corporation was started in 2016 (on paper).

The primary purpose of the Cattaraugus County Land Bank is to return vacant, abandoned, underutilized, and tax-delinquent properties to productive use in ways that support the community’s long-range vision for its future.

We do this by acquiring these properties, stabilizing them, selling them to responsible buyers for redevelopment, and by assembling and land banking projects for long-range redevelopment plans.  Responsible, well-planned redevelopment of these properties will increase surrounding property values, improve quality of life for surrounding residents, and stabilize the tax base making it easier for local governments to provide essential services. Ensuring that properties are redeveloped by qualified developers, with adequate plans, and for purposes that benefit the surrounding community will work to reverse the decline of property values in blighted areas.

The Cattaraugus County Land Bank Corporation is an independent nonprofit and a local public authority created by the County of Cattaraugus. It is governed by a board of directors appointed by the County.


Financials Deborah Miller Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:25

Budget Reports

Budget Reports Deborah Miller Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:25

2018 Budget Report

2018 Budget Report Deborah Miller Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:27

Land Bank Mission

Land Bank Mission webmaster Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:37

Mission of the Cattaraugus County Land Bank Corporation is to restore and build value in the community by returning underutilized properties to dynamic and productive use, preserving and creating quality housing, enhancing the quality of life within neighborhoods, and encouraging private sector investment in cooperation with stakeholders who value responsible land ownership.

Date Adopted: 8/10/2016

List of Performance Goals (If additional space is needed, please attach):

  • Confronting and alleviating the problems caused by vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent, and tax foreclosed properties in Cattaraugus County

  • Lessening the burden on the local government within the county by strategically acquiring, developing, improving, assembling, and selling distressed, vacant, abandoned and/or tax delinquent properties, which will

    • Return improved properties to the tax roll and productive use

    • Increase homeownership and affordable housing opportunities

  • Combating community deterioration and urban decay caused by vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent, and tax foreclosed properties by taking remedial action to eliminate the physical, economic, and social causes of such deterioration

  • Controlling and modestly improving promising properties to attract reputable buyers committed to investing time and resources in improving them

  • Securing and holding properties that may address a future community need

  • Collaborating with the private sector, municipalities, and housing provider agencies to improve structures for viable end use and remove derelict structures that do not meet community need

  • Leveraging internal assets with external resources to effect change

  • Planning and implementing programs, projects and activities designed to create or stimulate economic and community development

  • Supporting municipal and regional development efforts



Meetings Deborah Miller Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:36

The Cattaraugus County Land Bank holds monthly meetings that are open to the public.

These meetings are held in the Large Committee Room on the third floor of the County Center located at 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY.



Organization Structure

Organization Structure webmaster Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:31

Organization Structure of the Cattaraugus County Land Bank Corporation


Partners webmaster Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:33

Policies and Guidelines

Policies and Guidelines Deborah Miller Thu, 02/02/2017 - 14:04

Bylaws - Adopted 8/10/16

Bylaws - Amended 9/7/2016



Programs webmaster Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:09




Side Lot Sales?

Green Lots Leases and Green Lots Grant Program

Neighborhood-Based Lot Maintenance

Volunteer Beautification Projects

Home-Ownership Choice Program

Residential Renovation Energy Improvement Standards

Tenant to Home-Owner Program

Stabilization and Renovation

Demolition / Deconstruction

Land Assembly and Land Banking


Who We Are

Who We Are Deborah Miller Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:12

The Cattaraugus County Land Bank is overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of four members of the Cattaraugus County Legislature that are appointed by the Chairman of the Legislature and three County officers who serve ex officio representing The County Treasurer, The County Director of Real Property Services and The County Director of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism.

Cattaraugus County Land Bank Board of Directors:

Daniel Martonis - Board Chairman

Joseph Keller - Board Treasurer

Crystal Abers - Board Secretary

Susan Labuhn - Board Member

Richard Helmich - Board Member

Joseph Snyder - Board Member

David Koch - Board Member


Cattaraugus County Land Bank Staff

Currently the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism are overseeing and managing the day to day activities of the Cattaraugus County Land Bank.