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.
OUR MISSION- Combating the problem of vacant and abandoned properties in Allegany County, New York and facilitate the return of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties to the tax role and productive use. Eliminating the harms and liabilities caused by vacant and abandoned properties. Making it affordable for reputable consumers and developers to acquire properties through strategic selection of properties. Organizational Chart – The organizational chart of operations
Board of Directors
Brian Loucks – Chairman of the Board ACLBC
- S.C.O.R.E. Certified Mentor
Timothy Boyde – Vice-Chairman, Board Member ACLBC
- County Administrator, Allegany County
Darwin Fanton – Board Member ACLBC
- Supervisor, Town of Wellsville (retired)
H. Kier Dirlam – Board Member ACLBC
- Director of Planning, Allegany County
Jim Knapp – Board Member ACLBC
- Steuben Trust Company
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. The Allegany County Land Bank will have a special meeting Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 2 pm at the Crossroads Center in Belmont NY. Questions may be directed to the Secretary of the Land Bank, Kier Dirlam at 585-268-7442. 2016 – Archived ACLBC Minutes 2017 – Archived ACLBC Minutes 2018- January 2018- February 2018- March 2018- April 2018- May 2018- June 2018-July 2018- August 2018- September 2018-October 2018-November
Members: Kier Dirlam [chair], Tim Boyde, Jim Knapp
Land Bank Policies
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.
News and Publications
Allegany County Land Bank Looking For Investors; Wellsville Daily Reporter 10/2017 Land Bank Offer Approved by Allegany County Legislature; Olean Times Herald 09/2017 Local Land Banks Get $20.9 Million From AG’s Office; The Legislative Gazette 05/2017 $1.12 M For Cattaraugus, Allegany Land Banks Expected to Start Work; Olean Times Herald 03/2017 Land Bank Hoping to Help Wellsville with Blight, Abandoned Properties; Wellsville Daily Reporter 03/2017 NY Attorney General: Land Banks Like Cattaraugus, Allegany Could See State Grants; Olean Times Herald 11/2016 Land Banks Enter the Fight Against Blight!; Office of New York State Comptroller 10/2016 Land Banks and Land Banking; Center for Community Progress 06/2011 US Census Bureau – Population, Housing Units, Area and Density 2010 Allegany County Summary File Vacant, Abandoned, and Distressed Property Legal Research Guide: Special Focus: Land Banks New York Land Bank Association Revitalizing New York State: Land Bank Community Revitalization Initiative; New York State Attorney General
Requests For Proposals
Donate a Property to the Land Bank
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
Allegany County Land Banks Corporation
Jeff Stager, Business and Community Development Director, ACCORD Corporation Jason Isaman, Community Development Specialist, ACCORD Corporation Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.