Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 23, 2018
Batavia City Council unanimously passed a resolution that authorizes handing the Dwyer Stadium lease over to the New York-Penn League and its subsidiary the Batavia Muckdogs.
The League has already taken over the Short Season Class A team, which for the past decade was operated by the Rochester Red Wings.
In November the league ended the agreement between the Red Wings and the Genesee County Baseball Club.
City Attorney George Van Nest said that Penn League officials expressed a desire to stay in Batavia for 2018 during several conversations last fall.
Van Nest said extending the lease and sublease is time a sensitive issue since the New York Penn League hopes to begin assessing Dwyer Stadium later this month.
City Council members also agreed to consider a proposal to back a building project by Habitat for Humanity planned in the flood zone on the City’s south side.
The organization is looking for $17,395 grant from the City to cover the design costs included in building a flood-compliant home at 116 Swan Street.
Mike Fahey, Habitat for Humanity board president,
Fahey said because the property is in the 100-year flood zone, a complete demolition of the existing home is the only way the project will work for the organization.
Court Violation lands a Hutchins Street man in lock up.
22 year old Winston Lockhart Sr. of Batavia allegedly violated an order of protection and assaulted the protected person during a reported incident on Holland Ave in the city before leaving the address.
Lockhart was located and taken into custody on charges of Assault with intent to cause physical injury, Aggravated Criminal Contempt, Burglary and Strangulation.
He was jailed without bail.
Accused Craigslist scammer jailed for Assault.
23 year old Jaequele Tomlin of Central Ave in Batavia was arrested last week along with a Stafford man for allegedly setting up a craigslist scam to lure in potential robbery victims.
The pair was jailed without bail for Conspiracy.
Tomlin was recently arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief and Assault for a domestic incident that occurred last November.
He was accused of fighting someone and damaging their property.
Tomlin was remanded back to jail to await arraignment.
The three-day government shutdown is over.
President Trump signed a bill extending government funding to February 8th after passage by the Senate and House.
The latest temporary funding measure is the fourth continuing resolution, or CR, since September.
The impasse broke when Senate Democrats ended a filibuster over immigration.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took a shot at President Trump saying while he was negotiating all weekend to end the shutdown, the great deal making president sat on the sidelines.
Most of Western New York is under a flood watch.
According to The National Weather Service folks living near creeks and rivers prone to flooding should have an emergency plan ready just in case.
The flood watch ends at seven o’clock tonight.