Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on March 29, 2018
The City of Batavia better be prepared to dig deep to pay the next city manager.
A recruiting firm told council last night the going rate for a manger in this size city is somewhere between 110 and 130-thosuand dollars, plus benefits.
The city’s last manager, Jason Molino, left at a salary of 94-thousand.
Governor Cuomo says he’s considering pay raises for New York lawmakers and other high-ranking government employees as part of the state’s 160-billion-dollar budget. Legislators earn just under 80-thousand-dollars a year and haven’t had an increase since 1999. The governor says higher salaries are needed to attract the best people but says the number one issue right now for lawmakers is to pass an on-time budget. The deadline is Sunday but Cuomo wants the budget passed before then since lawmakers are expecting to leave Albany on Friday for Passo
Rochester is one of the most dangerous cities in Upstate New York.
New York Upstate released its 25 most dangerous places using the latest FBI crime statistics.
Rochester was ranked fifth behind Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Batavia also made the list at number 21 out of 25.
Number 12 is recovering from surgery.
Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly went under the knife again for oral cancer in New York City.
The surgery lasted 12 hours.
His wife said his road to recovery will be a long one.