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Written by on May 9, 2019

District residents to decide on City Schools Budget with a purposed tax levy up nearly three percent.
The Batavia City School District is presenting voters a budget of more than $50.5 million dollars with a projected increase in the tax levy of 2.93 percent.
The budget was approved by the Board of Trustees Tuesday night, following a public hearing.
The proposed tax rate for 2019-2020 is $22.06, up from $21.67 this year.
District voters will have the chance to decide on the budget on May 21, from 7 am to 9 pm at the Robert Morris building and Batavia High School.
For More on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

State Street resident busted for bringing drugs into jail.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 21 year old Christian Wilson of Batavia for allegedly delivering a quantity of a controlled substance into the Genesee County Jail in a concealed manner.
Wilson was charged with Promoting Prison Contraband, Conspiracy and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and was issued an appearance ticket for Batavia City Court on May 20th.

Alleged threats with a weapon lead to arrest for a Thorpe Street man.
63 year old Richard Bailey of Thorpe Street in Batavia is charged with second-degree menacing and weapons possession.
Bailey was allegedly involved in an altercation on April 25th in which he is accused of threatening a neighbor with what appeared to be a handgun.

Castile man jailed for endangering a physically disabled person in Perry.
39 year old Zachary Johnson of Castile was taken into custody following investigation into an alleged incident that occurred Monday May 6th in the Village of Perry.
Johnson was charged with Endangering the Welfare of an incompetent, physically disabled person in the second degree.
He was arraigned in Perry Village Court by Judge Terry Bogart who decided against the District Attorney’s bail recommendation of $2,500 bail and instead released Johnson on his own recognizance.
Johnson is expected to return to Perry Village Court on May 12th to answer the charge.

Congressman Tom Reed is sticking up for folks who like to tailgate at Buffalo Bills games.
During a conference call yesterday, the 23rd District Republican said the team’s new policy is nickel and diming hard-working fans.
Last week, the Bills said fans that arrive at New Era Field in a limo or bus won’t be allowed to tailgate near their vehicle.
Now, they’ll be sent to a “Tailgate Village” instead and have to pay an average of 15-dollars a person.
The team believes the change will make the game day environment better for everyone.
Reed is asking the Bills to reconsider their decision.


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