City of Olean, NY
Cattaraugus County
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ORDINANCE REFERENCES
Common council, § 2-21 et seq.
Elections, Ch. 7.
STATE LAW REFERENCES
Election Law § 1-100 et seq.
Compensation of election inspectors, poll clerks, etc., Election Law § 3-420.
[L.L. No. 1-1983, §§ 2, 3]
(a) 
Whenever a special election not governed by the Election Law is called under the authority of the Municipal Home Rule Law or any other law permitting or requiring such a special election, the city clerk shall request the county board of elections to conduct the special election of the city at the city's expense, as if the special election were governed by applicable provisions of the Election Law. If the county board of elections declines to conduct the special election, the city clerk shall conduct it as if it were governed by applicable provisions of the Election Law, excepting that the statement of the result of such election and all papers relating to such election as provided by the Election Law shall be filed with and returned to the city clerk by such inspectors of election.
(b) 
Voters may not vote in such a special election by absentee ballot.
[L.L. No. 4-1967, § 1]
The compensation paid inspectors of election, ballot clerks, poll clerks, and all other election personnel of the city shall be determined by the common council by the passage of appropriate resolutions fixing the compensation of the above entitled officials.
[L.L. No. 1-1992, 4-28-1992; L.L. No. 1-2004, 2-24-2004]
(a) 
The following wards shall be the seven election wards of the city:
(1) 
Ward 1. District 1 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of North Union Street Extension (Route 16) and the north line of the city; thence east along the north line of the city approximately 1,800 feet to the east line of the city; thence south along the east line of the city to the center line of Genesee Street; thence west along the center line of Genesee Street to the center line of Third Avenue; thence south along the center line of Third Avenue to the center line of School Street; thence west along the center line of School Street to the east bank of Olean Creek; thence northwest along the east bank of Olean Creek to the center line of North Union Street Extension (Route 16); thence north along the center line of North Union Street Extension (Route 16) to the north line of the city which is the point of beginning.
Ward 1. District 2 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of Genesee Street and the east line of the city; thence south along the east line of the city approximately 1,350 feet to the north line of the city, thence east along the north line of the city approximately 1,250 feet to the center line of Queen Street; thence south along the center line of Queen Street to the center line of Prospect Avenue; thence west along the center line of Prospect Avenue to the center line of Alder Street; thence south and southwest along the center line of Alder Street to the south line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way; thence northwest along the south line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way to the east bank of Olean Creek; thence north along the east bank of Olean Creek to a point, said point being the extension of the center line of School Street; thence east along the center line of School Street to the center line of Third Avenue; thence north along the center line of Third Avenue to the center line of Genesee Street; thence east along the center line of Genesee Street to the east line of the city which is the point of beginning.
(2) 
Ward 2. District 1 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of Queen Street and the north line of the city; thence east along the north line of the city approximately 1,450 feet to the east line of the city; thence south along the east line of the city approximately 1,100 feet to the north line of the city; thence east along the north line of the city approximately 1,300 feet to the center line of Cherry Street; thence south along the center line of Cherry Street to the center line of Brook Street; thence west along the center line of Brook Street to the center line of Houghton Avenue; thence south along the center line of Houghton Avenue to the center line of Seneca Avenue; thence northwest along the center line of Seneca Avenue to the center line of Alder Street; thence northeast and north along the center line of Alder Street to the center line of Prospect Avenue; thence east along the center line of Prospect Avenue to the center line of Queen Street; thence north along the center line of Queen Street to the north line of the city which is the point of beginning.
Ward 2. District 2 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the center line of Brook Street and the center line of Cherry Street; thence south along the center line of Cherry Street and its extension to the south bank of the Allegheny River; thence west, southwest and northwest along the south bank of the Allegheny River approximately 4,300 feet to the east line of the city; thence north along the east line of the city extended to the north bank of the Allegheny River; thence northwest along the north bank of the Allegheny River to the east bank of Olean Creek; thence north along the east bank of Olean Creek to the south line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way; thence southeast along the south line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way to a point, said point being the extension of the center line of Alder Street; thence northeast along such extension to the center line of Seneca Avenue; thence southeast along the center line of Seneca Avenue to the center line of Houghton Avenue; thence north along the center line of Houghton Avenue to the center line of Brook Street; thence east along the center line of Brook Street to the center line of Cherry Street which is the point of beginning.
(3) 
Ward 3. District 1 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of South 7th Street and the center line of West Greene Street; thence east along the center line of West Greene Street to the center line of South 4th Street; thence south along the center line of South 4th Street and its extension to the north bank of the Allegheny River; thence southeast and northeast along the north bank of the Allegheny River to the west bank of Olean Creek; thence north along the west bank of Olean Creek to the center line of East State Street (Route 417); thence east along the center line of East State Street (Route 417) to the east bank of Olean Creek; thence south along the east bank of Olean Creek to the north bank of the Allegheny River; thence southeast along the north bank of the Allegheny River approximately 2,660 feet to a point, said point being the extension of the east line of the city; thence south along such extension and east line of the city approximately 1,980 feet to the south line of the city; thence west along south line of the city approximately 2,400 feet to the east line of the city; thence south along the east line of the city approximately 1,250 feet to the south line of the city; thence west along the south line of the city approximately 4,300 feet to the west line of the city; thence north along the west line of the city approximately 3,750 feet to the south bank of the Allegheny River; thence southeast along the south bank of the Allegheny River approximately 370 feet to a point, said point being the extension of the center line of South 7th Street; thence north along such extension to the center line of West Greene Street which is the point of beginning.
Ward 3. District 2 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of West Greene Street and the center line of South 4th Street; thence north along the center line of South 4th Street to the center line of West Henley Street; thence east along the center line of West Henley Street to the center line of South Union Street (Route 16); thence north along the center line of South Union Street (Route 16) to the center line of East State Street (Route 417); thence east along the center line of East State Street (Route 417) to the west bank of Olean Creek; thence south along the west bank of Olean Creek to the north bank of the Allegheny River; thence southwest and northwest along the north bank of the Allegheny River to a point, said point being the extension of South 4th Street; thence north along such extension and center line of South 4th Street to the center line of West Greene Street which is the point of beginning.
(4) 
Ward 4. District 1 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of North 7th Street and the center line of Wayne Street; thence east along the center line of Wayne Street to the west line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way; thence southeast along the west line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way to the east bank of Olean Creek; thence south along the east bank of Olean Creek to a point, said point being the extension of Laurel Avenue; thence west along such extension and center line of Laurel Avenue to the center line of North Clinton Street; thence north along the center line of North Clinton Street to the center line of Tompkins Street; thence west along the center line of Tompkins Street to the center line of North Barry Street; thence north along the center line of North Barry Street to the center line of Hamilton Street; thence west along the center line of Hamilton Street to the center line of North Union Street (Route 16); thence south along the center line of North Union Street (Route 16) to the center line of Laurens Street; thence west along the center line of Laurens Street to the center line of North 4th Street; thence north along the center line of North 4th Street to the center line of Washington Street; thence west along the center line of Washington Street to the center line of North 7th Street; thence north along the center line of North 7th Street to the center line of Wayne Street which is the point of beginning.
Ward 4. District 2 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the extension of the center line of Laurel Avenue and the east bank of Olean Creek; thence south along the east bank of Olean Creek to the center line of East State Street (Route 417); thence west along the center line of East State Street (Route 417) to the center line of South Union Street (Route 16); thence south along the center line of South Union Street (Route 16) to the center line of West Henley Street; thence west along the center line of West Henley Street to the center line of South 7th Street; thence north along the center line of South 7th Street and North 7th Street to the center line of Washington Street; thence east along the center line of Washington Street to the center line of North 4th Street; thence south along the center line of North 4th Street to the center line of Laurens Street; thence east along the center line of Laurens Street to the center line of North Union Street (Route 16); thence north along the center line of North Union Street (Route 16) to the center line of Hamilton Street; thence east along the center line of Hamilton Street to the center line of North Barry Street; thence south along the center line of North Barry Street to the center line of Tompkins Street; thence east along the center line of Tompkins Street to the center line of North Clinton Street; thence south along the center line of North Clinton Street to the center line of Laurel Avenue; thence east along the center line of Laurel Avenue and its extension to the east bank of Olean Creek which is the point of beginning.
(5) 
Ward 5. District 1 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of North 12th Street and the center line of Wayne Street; thence east along the center line of Wayne Street to the center line of North 7th Street; thence south along the center line of North 7th Street to the center line of West State Street (Route 417); thence west along the center line of West State Street (Route 417) to the center line of North 9th Street; thence north along the center line of North 9th Street to the center line of Washington Street; thence west along the center line of Washington Street to the center line of North 12th Street; thence north along the center line of North 12th Street to the center line of Wayne Street which is the point of beginning.
Ward 5. District 2 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of West State Street (Route 417) and the center line of South 7th Street; thence south along the center line of South 7th Street to the center line of West Henley Street; thence east along the center line of West Henley Street to the center line of South 4th Street; thence south along the center line of South 4th Street to the center line of West Greene Street; thence west along the center line of West Greene Street to the center line of South 7th Street; thence south along the extension of the center line of South 7th Street to the south bank of the Allegheny River; thence northwest along the south bank of the Allegheny River approximately 1,960 feet to a point, said point being the extension of South 13th Street; thence north along the extension of the center line of South 13th Street to the center line of Irving Street; thence east along the center line of Irving Street to the center line of South 11th Street; thence north along the center line of South 11th Street to the center line of West State Street (Route 417); thence west along the center line of West State Street (Route 417) to the center line of North 12th Street; thence north along the center line of North 12th Street to the center line of Washington Street; thence east along the center line of Washington Street to the center line of North 9th Street; thence south along the center line of North 9th Street to the center line of West State Street (Route 417); thence east along the center line of West State Street (Route 417) to the center line of South 7th Street which is the point of beginning.
(6) 
Ward 6. District 1 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the west line of the city and the south line of the Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority right-of-way; thence northeast along the south line of the Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority right-of-way to the center line of Buffalo Street; thence southeast and east along the center line of Buffalo Street to the center line of North 12th Street; thence south along the center line of North 12th Street to the center line of West State Street (Route 417); thence west along the center line of West State Street (Route 417) to the center line of North 18th Street; thence north along the center line of North 18th Street to the center line of Washington Street; thence west along the center line of Washington Street to the center line of North 19th Street; thence north along the center line of North 19th Street and its extension to the center line of Two Mile Creek; thence southwest along the center line of Two Mile Creek approximately 3,350 feet to the west line of the city; thence north along the west line of the city approximately 900 feet to the north line of the city; thence east along the north line of the city approximately 1,360 feet to the west line of the city; thence north along the west line of the city to the south line of the Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority right-of-way which is the point of beginning.
Ward 6. District 2 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of North 12th Street and the center line of West State Street (Route 417); thence east along the center line of West State Street (Route 417) to the center line of South 11th Street; thence south along the center line of South 11th Street to the center line of Irving Street; thence west along the center line of Irving Street to the center line of South 13th Street; thence south along the extension of South 13th Street to the south bank of the Allegheny River; thence west and southwest along the south bank of the Allegheny River approximately 5,580 feet to the west line of the city; thence north along the west line of the city approximately 4,550 feet to the center line of Two Mile Creek; thence northeast along the center line of Two Mile Creek approximately 3,350 feet to a point, said point being the extension of the center line of North 19th Street; thence south along such extension and center line of North 19th Street to the center line of Washington Street; thence east along the center line of Washington Street to the center line of North 18th Street; thence south along the center line of North 18th Street to the center line of West State Street (Route 417); thence east along the center line of West State Street (Route 417) to the center line of North 12th Street which is the point of beginning.
(7) 
Ward 7. District 1 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the north line of the city and the east bank of Olean Creek; thence southwest and southeast along the east bank of Olean Creek to the north line of the city; thence east along the north line of the city approximately 3,350 feet to the center line of North Union Street Extension (Route 16); thence south along the center line of North Union Street Extension (Route 16) to the center line of North Union Street; thence northwest along the center line of North Union Street to the center line of Gardiner Avenue; thence southwest along the center line of Gardiner Avenue to the center line of Maple Street; thence northwest along the center line of Maple Street to the center line of West Forest Street; thence southwest along the center line of West Forest Street to the center line of Spruce Street; thence northwest along the center line of Spruce Street to the center line of West Pine Street; thence southwest along the center line of West Pine Street extended to the west line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way; thence northwest along the west line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way to the center line of Franklin Street; thence southwest along the center line of Franklin Street to the center line of Johnson Street; thence northwest and north along the center line of Johnson Street to the northwest line of the city; thence northeast along the northwest line of the city approximately 4,700 feet to the north line; thence east along the north line of the city approximately 820 feet to the east bank of Olean Creek which is the point of beginning.
Ward 7. District 2 shall comprise all that part of the city as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the center line of North Union Street Extension (Route 16) and the east bank of Olean Creek; thence southeast and south along the east bank of Olean Creek to the south line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way; thence northwest along the south line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way to the center line of Wayne Street; thence west along the center line of Wayne Street to the center line of Buffalo Street; thence west and northwest along the center line of Buffalo Street to the south line of the Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority right-of-way; thence southwest along the south line of the Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority right-of-way to the west line of the city; thence north along the west line of the city approximately 1,880 feet to the northwest line of the city; thence northeast along the northwest line of the city approximately 3,350 feet to the center line of Johnson Street; thence south and southeast along the center line of Johnson Street to the center line of Franklin Street; thence northeast along the center line of Franklin Street to the west line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way; thence southeast along the west line of the Norfolk Southern Corporation right-of-way to a point, said point being the extension of West Pine Street; thence northeast along such extension to the center line of Spruce Street; thence southeast along the center line of Spruce Street to the center line of West Forest Street; thence northeast along the center line of West Forest Street to the center line of Maple Street; thence southeast along the center line of Maple Street to the center line of Gardiner Avenue; thence northeast along the center line of Gardiner Avenue to the center line of North Union Street; thence southeast along the center line of North Union Street to the center line of North Union Street Extension (Route 16); thence north along the center line of North Union Street Extension (Route 16) to the east bank of Olean Creek which is the point of beginning.