Morning News Briefing

Written by on May 16, 2018

Voters in all eight Genesee County public school districts approve budgets for the coming school year.
In Batavia: a $52-million budget passed by 78 to 22 percent.
Three incumbent school board members were re-elected, they were running unopposed, including long time board member Pat Burke.
School budgets in the remaining districts were also approved by wide margins.

Votes Totals from All Districts:


Budget: Yes: 152, No: 32
Bus Purchases: Yes: 139, No: 46
Equipment Capital Reserve: Yes: 132, No: 53

Board of Education, Sara Fernaays: 151. Write-Ins: 8


Budget Yes: 371 (78.27%), No: 103 (21.73%)
Student Ex-Officio Board Member (non-voting): Yes: 422 (89.03%), No: 52 (10.97%)

Board of Education positions (3) (Top vote term is from May 15, 2018 to June 30, 2021, and the next two terms are from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021): Zachary Korzelius , 408, Shawna Murphy, 407, Patrick Burk, 387.

Budget: Yes: 448, No: 125, Passed
Proposition 2 (Bus Purchase) Yes: 439, No: 128, Passed

Board Member Elected – 3 Year Terms: William Forsyth: 480, Debi List: 429, Amy Mathisen, 165.


Proposition #1 – 2018-2019 Budget – $9,720,931: Yes: 108, No: 40.
Proposition #2 – Capital Vehicle Reserve to purchase one (1) 65 passenger school bus: Yes: 116, No: 33

Board of Education, Candy Bezon (Incumbent): 133

Le Roy:

Budget: Yes: 319, No: 65
Library Budget: Yes: 345, No: 39

School Board Members (Vote for Three): William Mackenzie: 322, Lloyd Miller: 289, Lawrence Bonacquisti: 309. Write-ins (one vote each): Mickey Mouse, Stan Barringer, Phil Mangefrida.

Woodward Memorial Library Trustee (Vote for One): Philip Weise: 342. Write-ins (receiving one vote each): Rob Currin, Porpus Rogers, Brian Manley.


Proposition #1: Budget Yes: 255 No: 60 Passed
Proposition #2: Buses Yes: 278 No: 63 Passed

Board of Education
Timothy Edgerton: 254
Lorna Klotzbach: 217
Douglas Esten: 141


Budget, Yes: 156, No: 32, Passed

Board of Education, 5-year term (vote for one): Christopher Jeffres: 93, John Bannister (Incumbent): 89.


Budget Yes: 301 No: 73 Passed 80.5%
Authorization to Purchase School Buses, Yes: 301, No: 73. Passed 80.5 percent.
Authorization to Establish a Facilities Improvement Reserve Fund, Yes: 296, No: 75, Passed 79.8 percent

A former Perry man gets another 10 years for the repeated rape of a 13 year old girl.
38 year old Lance Riley was sentenced in Livingston County Court yesterday in the same case he was sentenced for last week in Wyoming County court. He got 10 years there also.
Both terms will run consecutively.

Big state money earmarked for Batavia and Genesee County roads and bridges.
Senator Michael Ranzenhofer announces today t a record level of state funding for local communities.
The city of Batavia is set to receive over 426-thousand dollars in funding and Genesee County is on tap for nearly 2.3 million.

Batavia Police searching for witnesses to a weekend slugfest.
The fracas occurred Sunday night near Central Ave and Jackson St.
Four people were injured in the melee, one seriously.
If you know anything, police ask you call the confidential tip line: 345-63-70.

An emergency demolition is set for a two-story building in Buffalo’s east side that caught fire early this morning. Flames broke out around 2:30 this morning in a convenience store on Walden Ave. and Gittere Street.
The fire caused nearly half-a-million-dollars in damages. No one was injured.

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