Allegany County Press Release from Legislature Chairman Curt Crandall:
Allegany County was recently notified by President Maurice
John of the Seneca Nation of Indians of their intent to move forward with the
placement of lands into restricted fee status for the purpose of housing and
possible commercial development. The
lands referred to are in the Town of Cuba and are immediately contiguous and
adjacent to the Oil Spring Reservation.
This notice to Allegany County, fulfills requirements under the Seneca
Nation Settlement Act of 1990, 25 U.S.C. §1774 et seq. Along with this official notification,
conversation with the leadership of the Seneca Nation has resulted in possible
mutual advantages in properly positioning and marketing the former Tracewell
Manufacturing Facility in Cuba. This
facility is approximately 92,000 square feet designed for advanced
manufacturing and originally used as an electronics assembly plant and is well
suited as an economic development tool.
The Seneca Nation has owned this property and facility since 2008. Allegany County looks forward to a positive
relationship with the Seneca Nation in the property development and marketing
of this facility. Along with this
relationship, comes opportunity for joint community development projects that
celebrate our rich history, the Nation’s cultural presence, and opportunities
to utilize our higher education institutions of Allegany County. As this relationship develops further,
information will be shared.