Holley may sell land for restaurant parking

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 January 2014 at 12:00 am

HOLLEY – Dan and Monica Seeler are working on transforming the former Tagg’s Tavern in Holley into a steak and seafood restaurant.

The couple expects to open the Holley Falls Bar and Grill in October or November. Besides extensive renovations to the building, they are trying to ensure enough parking for their customers.

They want to make it as easy as possible for people to park close to the restaurant in the Public Square. The Seelers think a chunk of land next to Hair Affair could be used for 12 vehicles. The lot would need to be cleared. The village owns the land and is open to selling it, Mayor John Kenney told the Seelers during Tuesday’s Village Board meeting.

The Seelers and village attorney John Sansone will negotiate a price for the property.

In other action, The Village Board hired Sharon Ebbs as a temporary part-time imaging clerk. She will be paid with a state grant that is paying for Holley to convert 96,000 paper records into digital records through Laserfiche.

Ebbs, a Holley resident, will be paid $6,468 in the part-time role until June 1, Holley’s deadline for completing the project. The village was awarded a $29,304 Local Government Records Management Improvement  Fund Grant.

Holley will convert payroll records since 1959 and Village Board meeting minutes from 1900 into digital files.