Morning News Briefing

Written by on August 14, 2018

Council names New City Manager for Batavia.
City Council appointed Dr. Martin Moore of New Mexico the next City Manager of Batavia.
Moore is currently city manager of Eunice, New Mexico which has a 3 square mile footprint and a population of around 3-thousand.
That’s less than one third the size of Batavia’s population.
Council President Eugene Jankowski said even though Moore might be managing a smaller municipality, his ability to persevere through tough times caught his attention…

Jankowski said Dr. Moore’s resume rose above the rest of the applicants and as recently as 2015 Moore was named city manager of the year by the New Mexico Municipal League.
Dr. Moore starts with a $110,000 annual salary increasing to $114,000 in the third and final year of his three-year contract.
His contract entitles him to the use of a city car, health insurance and up to $10,000 of reimbursement for expenses related to relocating.
Under the contract Moore will begin his new post in Batavia on October 15th and according to Council a video “meet and greet” will be announced in the coming days.

Chautauqua County woman arrested for DWI after allegedly hitting and killing an 18 year old pedestrian in Darien.
48 year old Jennifer Serrano of Irving is accused of fatally striking Connor Lynskey of Hinckley New York early Saturday morning while he was walking back to his campsite at the Darien Lake State Park from the Jason Aldean concert.
Shortly following the alleged hit and run Serrano was arrested for DWI after reportedly running into a Genesee County Sheriff’s department vehicle.
Serrano was jailed on various other charges including vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident for her alleged role in Lynskey’s death.

Republican chairs to congregate in Batavia tonight to formulate plans for the future of the 27th Congressional District race.
Following the fallout from the arrest of Congressman Chris Collins on federal insider trading charges Republican officials will be working on a way to replace him on the November ballot.
Collins suspended his campaign over the weekend however it remains uncertain who will take his place on the party ticket.
Several candidates have shown interest in running for Collins’ seat according to Erie County’s Republican Party chairman.

The ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is taking him to court.
Delicia Cordon is suing McCoy in connection with a home invasion at his Georgia residence last month.
Cordon says someone got inside, demanded jewelry and attacked her.
She also claims McCoy didn’t give her access to a new security system that could have alerted her to an intruder.
McCoy has denied being involved in what happened and is not facing any charges.

Road milling operations on East Ave.
East Avenue from Ross to Clinton Street in Batavia will experience construction delays and lane reductions for cold milling work today through Thursday from 7 AM to 7 PM.
All residents on East Avenue are encouraged not to park on the roadway during the day and all area motorist should try to avoid East Avenue if possible.
Portions of this work are weather dependent and delays may occur.


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