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  • 17 Apr 2019 11:00 AM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    Welcome to a new season at VBP.  Below is a letter from the Board to update the community on what has been going on over the winter.

    VBP Spring Letter - 2019 (mail version).docx

  • 17 Apr 2019 10:52 AM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    Below is information regarding disposal locations for hazardous waste in Chautauqua County.  Thanks to Bruce Barclay for providing this information.

    Household Hazardous Waste 2019 Form.pdf

  • 25 Jun 2018 3:22 PM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    Welcome 2018 Summer Season!  Remember to use your hang tags as you enter VBP.  This will simplify things for you and security.  Security is instructed to stop any vehicle entering without a hang tag to ask where they are travelling to.  Lets make life easy for everyone, and hang our hang tags.  All new cottage owners are entitled to two free hang tags.  Additional hang tags may be purchased for $5 each from Marti Webster.

  • 09 Feb 2018 8:57 AM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    Thanks to Bruce Barclay for the safety tips listed below in relationship to gas appliances and gas meters:


    (1)    In regards to venting of high efficiency gas appliances it is extremely important to make sure that the intake and exhaust pipes (usually made of pvc/plastic) are never covered by snow or blocked by anything.  If the pipes become clogged/blocked the device will not function properly or possibly at all.  High efficiency water heater’s as well as fireplace’s vents also need to be kept clear.  This is extremely important for anyone who heats their structure (home or seasonal/cottage) with natural gas.  I know that there are some who leave heat on in their cottages during the off season for various reasons and a freezing condition could be catastrophic.  Another reason to keep the exhaust pipes clear is that if plugged there is a great risk for carbon monoxide poisoning (a colorless, odorless by product of combustion).


    (2)    In regards to gas meters:  If a gas meter gets encased in snow the diaphragm could freeze and cut off the gas to the structure.  This happened not to long ago at the point and at least 3 structures suffered damage with one having major damage.  This incident  happened as a result of moisture getting into the gas supply lines and resulted in the diaphragm freezing and cutting off the gas.  In the cottage with the most damage the resulting loss of gas, shut off the furnace and the water pipes froze and burst.  We were there to help clean up the disaster and it was quite the mess.  So the suggestion is that you keep your gas meter from becoming encased in snow.


  • 18 Nov 2017 8:19 PM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    The 2018 Assessment is $200. 


    There was some confusion when the notice went out detailing the assessment and dues for 2018.  The way it was written indicated that there are two assessments in 2018 for $200.  That is not the case, there is only one for $200.  Sorry for any confusion.


  • 23 Oct 2017 8:37 AM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    Under no circumstances is there to be hunting within Van Buren Point proper.  Violators will be subject to a fine, and reported to the authorities. 

  • 25 Sep 2017 11:58 AM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    A new stop sign has been installed on Central, at the intersection with Park.  The sign is on the side of the road if you are heading towards the front gate.  The purpose of the sign is to bring traffic to a stop where visibility of young children may be limited.

  • 06 Aug 2017 2:48 PM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    Please visit the 'Tree Maintenance & More' page of this site for updated information on the Tree Stewardship initiative that has started.  Click the link in the menu on the left side of the page.

  • 28 Jul 2017 6:48 AM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    We have had a significant amount of garbage being left in public areas and on the streets.  In addition, individuals are taking their trash, including dog feces, and dumping it in the surrounds that the garbage cans sit in.  Rather than lifting the lid and putting the trash in the can.  This is an issue throughout VBP, so it's clear its more than just a couple people.  If this is you, please show more respect for your community, your neighbors, and yourself. 

  • 05 Jul 2017 6:41 AM | Dan Cella (Administrator)

    “Spokes for Folks” has closed, therefore, we can no longer take bikes at the barn.  Descent bikes can be taken to the Salvation Army on Route 5 in Dunkirk, or possibly accepted at the thrift store next to the “Friendly Kitchen” on Central Avenue in Dunkirk.

    Please do not leave any equipment or materials at the barn.  If you think it’s something that could be of use, please personally ask Bruce, Bill, or Tom.  Otherwise unwanted goods, or junk bikes can be taken to the transfer station for disposal.  They will accept recyclables, scrap metal, and household batteries for free (AA, AAA, C, D, 9Volt). 

    Please dispose of all trash in the cans located around the point.  There has been a significant amount of trash, specifically bottles, left around VBP.  There are plenty of cans available to dispose of these items. 

    Also, please do not leave golf balls around.  If you are hitting golf balls, please ensure you pick up and account for each one.  If they are hit with a mower, they become projectiles and can cause damage to property, cars, or individuals. 


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