Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on September 10, 2019
Longtime active City Republican Committee member Jeremy Karas has been sworn in to the Councilperson-at-Large seat of the Batavia City Council.
The seat previously held by Adam Tabelski became available when he resigned to avoid a conflict of interest as his wife, Rachael, was appointed to serve as Assistant City Manager.
Karas is the service manager for Temp-Press Inc. of Rochester, a former field service technician for Graham Mfg., and lives in Batavia with his wife and two sons.
He was selected by the committee last month and said he is excited to get to work…
One of the first pieces of business new Councilman At-Large Jeremy Karas voted on was to accept a $46,000 bid from Catenary Construction Corp. of Rochester to repair the pillars at the entrance of Redfield Parkway.
Council had initially set aside $70,000 to rehabilitate the city-owned structure.
Department of Public Works director Matt Worth, said that the construction firm will remove about 30 percent of the existing stone and all of the border work replacing it with new matching stone.
Water service interruption reported on Pearl Street close to River Street in Batavia.
The emergency water shut off is in effect to repair a leak in that area and is in effect from 40 Pearl Street heading west to the Batavia city line.
The repairs are ongoing and water service is expected to return ASAP.
Schools across New York are now required to observe a moment of silence each year on the 9/11 anniversary.
Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law on Monday.
The law calls for a brief moment of silence at the beginning of the school day.
It also calls on school across the state to encourage dialogue about the terror attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.
Road closure to report in the City.
Bank Street between Washington Ave to North Street will be closed to all through traffic from Tuesday, September 10 through Friday, September 20th, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. for sidewalk installation.
Motorist are encouraged to seek alternative routes while the closure is in place.
There will be “NO PARKING” on the Eastside strip of Bank Street and “PARKING” will be permitted on the Westside for the duration of the construction project.