Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 27, 2018
Pillars in 1912, when Redfield Parkway was first founded by Charles A. Williams and his then-partner, David Garrett. (Photo provided by Jim Owen and archived by The Batavian)
Local Law Enforcement’s request for an M-RAP moves along as Redfield Pillars repair remains on the table at council meeting.
City police made another pitch for applying for a decommissioned military-surplus armored personnel carrier, which was warmly received by members of City Council at their most recent conference meeting.
The city’s Emergency Response Team, formed in 1997, could use the vehicle in various emergencies around the county according to Police Chief Shawn Heubusch.
A 2010 Ford Cube van which is not four-wheel drive, is not a rescue vehicle, and offers no ballistic protection is the current transport vehicle for the ERT team.
a Lenco Bearcat, which is a purpose-made armored rescue vehicle for law enforcement could cost anywhere from $195,000 to $255,000 according to ERT commander Sargent Chris Camp.
Council is expected to approve an application from the city for the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle of M-RAP which would be acquired freely from the military and require upgrades costing between $7,000 and $12,000.
The Sheriff’s Office said they would split the costs of the vehicle however the Legislature would need to approve the expense.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Council was also asked to consider setting aside money to repair the Redfield pillars during Monday night’s Council meeting.
The project would likely be a capital expenditure if it is included as part of the 2019 budget.
It’s expected to cost around $60,000.
Councilman Bob Bialkowski was adamant about keeping the issue on the table…
Interim City Manager Matt Worth was told to keep the item on the table for discussion as a priority issue for the 2019 budget by Council President Jankowski.
More on the story with our news partner The Batavian.
Muckdogs complete their first sweep of the season over State College, beating the Spikes 4-3
Voice of the Muckdogs Andy Helwig…
The Muckdogs next home game is against Auburn this Thursday night at Dwyer Stadium beginning with the first pitch at 7:05. You can hear the game live here on WBTA.
The Genesee County RTS bus system has cashed in big from New York State.
The local bus system has been approved for a $3.5 million grant to build a new bus garage and maintenance facility for RTS Genesee.
The grant will also pay for three new buses.
RTS Genesee Officials have yet to provide further details on the project.
Assemblyman Joe Morelle is one step closer toward heading to Capitol Hill.
He beat three other Democrats yesterday in the race for that party’s 25th Congressional District nomination.
The victory means Morelle will take on Republican candidate Doctor James Maxwell in November.
The district’s seat is open following the death of longtime Congresswoman Louise Slaughter earlier this year.