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Written by on February 26, 2018

Search committee makes its recommendation for firm to handle City Manager search.
The specially formed search committee tasked with filling the vacant city manager position is recommending that The Novak Consulting Group conduct the professional search.
They estimate the total search to cost around $26,200.
Council members Eugene Jankowski, Adam Tabelski and Robert Bialkowski along with HR Specialist Dawn Fairbanks comprise the committee.
During tonight’s Conference Meeting the committee is expected to ask Council to consider the Cincinnati based firm with the ultimate goal of garnering a positive vote from council at their Special Business Meeting later this evening.
The search committee received seven responses from executive search services, which were narrowed down to three finalists, and each of those companies were interviewed via a conference call.
The two year contract would come with the guarantee that if the new hire leaves the position within that time, Novak would conduct a new search for no professional fee.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

An Elba man stopped for speeding now faces felony drunk driving charge.
41 year old Cale Rice of Drake Street Road in Elba was stopped for speeding on Oak Orchard Road.
Due to having a previous DWI conviction within the past 10 years, Deputies charged him with a felony count of DWI.
He was released with an appearance ticket for March 21st in Elba Town Court.

Dellinger Ave man turns himself in after domestic disturbance.
26 year old Joseph Tornabene of Batavia was arrested and charged with second degree Harassment with physical contact following a reported domestic incident that occurred Friday afternoon at a Dellinger Ave address.
Tornabene was accused of striking his wife in the face before leaving the scene.
After a charge was signed Tornabene turned himself in to the Batavia Police Department and was released with an appearance for today in Batavia City Court.

Tyrod Taylor might be sticking around Orchard Park long enough to pick up a six-million-dollar bonus.
The Bills need to up their offense to stay competitive next season which could mean trying to trade up quarterbacks.
However last week it was reported that the Bills could be hedging their bets and keeping Taylor on.
If Taylor is still a Buffalo Bill on March 16th, they owe him a six-million-dollar bonus.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is warning President Trump against cutting funding for school safety.
Last night Schumer tweeted against Trump’s budget saying it calls for nearly half a billion-dollars in cuts from the Department of Education’s school safety measures and mental health assistance.
Schumer said this funding has made schools like Newtown safer and will do everything in his power to fight this.


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