Evening News Briefing

Written by on January 12, 2018

Jason Molino

City Manager Jason Molino

Today marked the last day on the job for Batavia City Manager Jason Molino and he is leaving with a gift to taxpayers in the form of a tax decrease.
Molino announced late this afternoon that his proposed budget for the city’s fiscal year 2018-2019 calls for a property tax decrease of 3-percent.
The proposed tax rate is $8.99 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
City Council must take final action on the budget by March 31st.
Molino cited a growth in the tax base primarily due to the private take-over of the former Genesee County Nursing Home.
The prosed budget does call for a 3 and a half percent increase in water rates.
Read the entire budget message released by City Hall HERE


Rapidly changing weather has caused cancellation of school activities for both tonight and tomorrow.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until tomorrow afternoon.
The anticipated foul weather prompted schools to cancel evening activities and also some cancelled for tomorrow:
Here is the complete list can be viewed HERE


Batavia Police investigating a car/pedestrian accident which occurred on West Main Street near Settlers Restaurant earlier this afternoon.
While the unidentified pedestrian was crossing the street, a black Honda sedan struck the individual and fled the scene
The driver was described as a white female with curly hair.
The pedestrian is currently being treated at UMMC.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Batavia Police.


A public meeting with the consultants studying the future of the Genesee county jail will be held next month.
The meeting between legislators and SMRT Architects was originally scheduled for tomorrow morning but has not been changed to Saturday, February 24th, 8am, in the Old County Courthouse.

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