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Written by on January 9, 2018

City Council appoints Worth as Interim City Manager and present Molino with a proclamation.
Council members took the advice of out-going City Manager Jason Molino in their search for an interim city manager, voting unanimously to appoint Department of Public Works Director Matt Worth and agreeing to contract a recruiting firm to find Molino’s long-term replacement.
Worth accepted the title with added responsibilities and an additional $1,000 stipend.
Newly appointed Interim City Manager Matt Worth,

Council is estimating the hiring process could take around six months and along with Worth, maintenance superintendent Ray Tourt, water and wastewater superintendent James Ficarella, , and deputy director of finance Lisa Neary, will also be taking on additional responsibilities and an extra $750 a month.
It was also Jason Molino’s last Council meeting after nearly 12 years on the job and Council presented him with a proclamation listing his accomplishments in Batavia.

Council members also voted in favor of two resolutions dealing with JC Penney in the Batavia City Centre.
Jason Molino says the new agreements are in-line with a final resolution on the mall.

Molino said just one property owner, Dr. Marlin Salmon, has refused to sign the settlement agreement.
Dr. Salmon’s case will be reviewed by a judge in court tomorrow.

Less than a month after being released from prison a Warsaw Man is arrested for assault.
23 year old Cory Goodenow of the East Hill Motel in Warsaw is accused of repeatedly assaulting a 19 year old female with a wooden bat at her Silver Springs residence last Friday.
State Police arrested Goodenow on felony counts of Assault, Aggravated Family Offense along with Class A Misdemeanors of Menacing with a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.
He was released on December 21st after serving a prison sentence for an Attempted Rape conviction and is also facing a violation of his parole.
Goodenow was remanded without bail to the Wyoming County Jail.
He is to re-appear in the Silver Springs Village Court on a later date and will also face a parole revocation hearing.

Washington Ave man jailed on felony drug charges following domestic incident.
46 year old Eddie Miles Junior, also known as “Pops,” was taken into custody in connection with a suspected domestic incident and arson at his residence Sunday morning.
He was arrested on a felony drug warrant accusing him of selling crack cocaine to drug task force agents after being apprehended and may still face charges for the domestic incident.


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