Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on March 26, 2019
A Batavia business is asking the Genesee Count y Economic Development Center for $60,000 in tax breaks to retain 36 jobs.
Custom Vehicle Operators, currently located on Ganson Avenue, wants to move into the old P W Minor facility on Treadeasy Drive.
The company says they will invest 2-million dollars in the former shoe manufacturing site.
Custom Vehicle Operators distributes and installs accessories for General motors dealer locations in Western and Central New York and Western and Northeast, Pennsylvania.
The Town of Batavia has done a good job enticing economic development, especially retail, over the past several years. But the city: not so much.
The BDC, Batavia Development Corporation, looks for all the help it can find to lure private investment in the city.
Rachel Tableski heads up the BDC and is asking City Council for $20,000 in seed money to establish an Opportunity Zone Fund…
The fund would focus on the city’s third and sixth wards which are home to the City Centre Mall and the Harvester Center.
A young LeRoy man is facing felony charges of Burglary and Grand Larceny. LeRoy P D says 19 year old Sylvan Grayson of Myrtle Street broke into a home on Lake Street in the village when no one was home and took about a thousand dollars’ worth of property. LeRoy Town Court released Sylvan on his own recognizance.
Batavia Police have released their latest wanted list.
There are 5 suspects on the list including 35 year old Martin Rodgers who is wanted for failing to register a change of address as a Sex Offender.
You can see the list along with photos of the suspects HERE.
The state budget is due in a few days, and Governor Cuomo is making another funding request before the deadline.
At a rally yesterday with direct care workers, a spokesman for Cuomo said the governor would not sign a budget deal that did not include pay raises for them.
The Senate and Assembly included support for direct