Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on December 17, 2020
Governor Cuomo named the vaccination hub for each region in a news briefing and in the finger lakes region which Genesee county is a part of as far as COVID is concerned the U of R Medical Center is the place. What this means is that the U of R Medical Center will be coordinating storage and delivery of vaccine doses to hospitals and nursing homes first, and then to pharmacies and doctor’s offices as more doses become available. Cuomo has said that phase 2 of vaccine distribution which will include doses for the general public will begin late January.
The arc transfer station has reduced hours due to COVID until further notice. They will be closed on Fridays but the Monday, Wednesday and Saturday hours will continue.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee county has selected Jocelyn Sikorski as the new executive director. Jocelyn Sikorski is the current Executive Director of the Genesee-Orleans & City of Batavia Youth Bureaus, appointed in April 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both from SUNY Brockport. Sikorski serves on the Genesee County STOP-DWI Board, GLOW YMCA Corporate Board, Genesee United Way Board and Allocations Committee, is a Past President and board member of Batavia Kiwanis.
Sunday is the inaugural Bob’s Christmas Car Day in memory of Bob Zeagler who used to dress up his car and drive it around Batavia to spread holiday Cheer. Residents are encouraged to decorate their car in a “Bob-inspired” way and drive around Batavia starting at 4 p.m. For those who want to be part of a group of cars, there will be a starting point at Ficarella’s Pizzeria on Liberty Street in Batavia
The new Genesee county website, www.genesee2050.com is up and live. The new site is host to the update to the 1997 comprehensive plan to set goals of where Genesee county should be by 2050. There are several surveys about renewable energy and agriculture and several other topics. The county flag design competition is open on the site. Genesee county wants residents to go to the site and participate in the future of the county.