Morning News Briefing

Written by on October 19, 2018

First impressions in the first week for the new City Manager in Batavia.
Batavia’s new City Manager Dr. Marty Moore is continuing to settle in as he rounds out his first week in the city and at in his newly appointed position.
Moore held a meet and greet at City Hall with his wife and youngest son Wednesday and is continuing to make his rounds to meet his co-workers and constituents.
Moore stopped into WBTA’s Main and Center Program where he stressed the importance of transparency in his new role.

Moore said he was welcomed with open arms into the community and it’s certainly a plus that his wife has family in the area.
He will attend his first City Council meeting this Monday night.

Sex Offender in Batavia served indictment including felony charges.
44 year old Levi Spikes Jr. has been indicted by a Genesee County Grand Jury on four felony counts for providing false documentation and violating the Sex Offender Registry.
He is charged with two counts of failing to register a change of address for allegedly moving twice between November of last year and July of this year.
He is also charged with offering a false instrument for filing for allegedly providing a written instrument to the Sex Offender registry that contained false information about his address.
Spikes is a level 2 sexually violent offender according to the State registry.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is planning a public tribute to K-9 Destro.
The highly trained police dog died earlier this month from cancer.
Destro’s handler, Deputy Chris Erion, appeared on Main and Center yesterday morning and talked about his K-9 partner

The tribute to Destro will be held next Wednesday, October 24th from 3 until 7 at the Sheriff’s Office on Park Road.

The Jerome Foundation has announced the recipient of the 36th Annual Health and Humanitarian Award is Dr. Matthew Landfried, who will be recognized at a luncheon next month at Terry Hills Restaurant.
The award is presented by the Foundation to recognize volunteer men and women of Genesee County who have helped promote the emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of the area’s residents.

The Buffalo Bills are hitting the road again this weekend.
They’ll be in Indianapolis to take on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Bills will be without rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who is recovering from an elbow injury.
Derek Anderson will be starting for Buffalo instead.
Kickoff is set for one o’clock Sunday afternoon.

The City of Batavia Water Department will be repairing light poles on Bank Street and Main Street today.
Motorists may experience traffic delays in those areas.
Please allow for extra drive time.

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