Allegany County Land Bank Corporation

Allegany County, in cooperation with the ACCORD Corporation and other neighborhood partners, has formed the Allegany County Land Bank Corporation (ACLBC).

In order to combat the problem of vacant and abandoned properties, ACLBC will be utilized by communities to facilitate the return of vacant, abandoned and tax-delinquent properties to productive use.

The primary focus of land bank operations is the acquisition of real property that is tax delinquent, tax foreclosed, vacant and/or abandoned, and to use the tools of the program to eliminate the harms and liabilities caused by such properties.

ACLBC will strategically manage selected residential and commercial properties that have been acquired.

The ACLBC will make it affordable for reputable consumers and developers to acquire properties at a reasonable cost, while also helping tenants and owners to keep properties that are in a threat of foreclose or other civil actions.

Allegany County is confronted daily on issues associated with abandoned, vacant and tax foreclosed properties. Please partner with the ACLBC to clean-up and secure our communities by notifying the ACLBC of properties that are abandoned, in disrepair, and/or in threat of foreclosure.


Mission Statement – The Allegany County Land Bank’s mission statement was adopted on January 22, 2018.

Organizational Chart – The organizational chart explains how the Land Bank was formed.

Board of Directors

H. Kier Dirlam – Chairman of the Board ACLBC

  • Director of Planning, Allegany County

Timothy Boyde – Vice-Chairman, Board Member ACLBC

  • County Administrator, Allegany County Legislature

Dean Scholes – Board Member ACLBC

  • Deputy Superintendent, Allegany County

Darwin Fanton – Board Member ACLBC

  • Supervisor, Town of Wellsville (retired)

Michael Cook – Board Member ACLBC

  • State Farm Insurance Agent

Brian Loucks – Board Member ACLBC

  • Fisher’s Cuba & Fillmore Pharmacy

Jennifer Joyce – Board Member ACLBC

  • Steuben Trust Company

Additional Staff/Partners/Contributors:

  • Jeff Stager, Director, Business and Community Development, ACCORD Corp.
  • Jason Isaman, Community Development Specialist, ACCORD Corp.

Board Meeting Information and Minutes

Board meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 10 a.m. in the small conference room of the Crossroads Conference & Commerce Center at 6087 Transit Hill Rd. in Belmont, NY 14813.

2016 – Archived ACLBC Minutes

2017 – Archived ACLBC Minutes

2018- Land Bank Board of Directors Meeting Minutes January

Governance Committee

Governance Committee Charter

Members: Bryan Loucks (chair), Jennifer Joyce, Darwin Fanton

Meeting Minutes

GovCommittee Minutes Jan 2018

GovCommittee Minutes Feb 2018


GovCommittee Annualreport 2017

Board Evaluation 2017



Audit Committee

Finance Committee

Finance Committee Charter


Meeting Minutes



Generally, land banks are funded in a variety of ways. Revenue streams may come from property sales, grants, or general fund appropriations from local and county governments. Allegany County Land Bank Corporation is currently funded solely through grant programs in the start up process. The following grants were received in 2016 and 2017, to date.

  • Office of Attorney General Grant for Start Up, 2016 – $150,000
    • Total award received
  • Community Partnerships Incentives Grant, 2016 – $10,000
    • Total award received
  • Office of Attorney General Community Revitalization Initiative Grant, 2017 – $360,000
    •  Disbursement of funds expected July 2017
    • 28% of the amount requested in the grant application is the rewarded amount shown.

2017 Adopted Certified Budget

2018 Adopted Certified Budget

2017 Independent Audit- Allegany Co Land Bank Corp Final FS 2017


Contractor Resources

Contractor Application For Approval – Application for approved status to work on Land Bank properties

Best Practices – A guide for inspecting, securing, and maintaining vacant and abandoned properties in New York State

Homebuyer Resources

Property Purchase Application – Application to buy properties from the Land Bank

Side Lot Application – Application to purchase vacant land adjacent to buyer’s property

Click the municipality below for a summary of services, local contacts, and maps

Alfred                     Allen                       Alma

Almond                Amity                    Andover

Angelica                Belfast                  Birdsill

Burns                    Bolivar                Caneadea

Centerville            Clarksville             Cuba

Friendship            Genesee              Granger

Grove                     Hume                 Independence

New Hudson        Rushford             Scio

Ward                     Wellsville             West Almond 

Willing                    Wirt                      Richburg

Contact Us

Allegany County Land Banks Corporation

Jeff Stager, Business and Community Development Director, ACCORD Corporation

Jason Isaman, Community Development Specialist, ACCORD Corporation


Mailing Address
Allegany County Land Banks Corporation
Crossroads Commerce and Conference Center
6087 NYS Route 19N, Suite 300
Belmont, NY 14813

Office Address
Allegany County Land Banks Corporation
Crossroads Commerce and Conference Center
6087 NYS Route 19N, Suite 160
Belmont, NY 14813

Phone: 585.268.7080

Office Hours: M-TH 8:00-4:30 / F 8:00-3:30

The ACLBC office is located at the Crossroads Conference Center on New York State Route 19 just north of the Interstate 86 exit 30.