Weekend News Briefing

Written by on August 11, 2018

New City Manager in Batavia to receive Council vote on Monday night.
The Batavia City Council is expected to vote on a new City Manager at their upcoming Monday night meeting.
The final candidate selected by council to run the day to day operations of the city has not been revealed.
The new city manager is set to receive a $110,000 annual salary climbing up to $114,000 by the third year of the contract.
Other perks of the job include full time use of a city car, including to and from work and a $10,000 dollar re-location expense reimbursement.
City Council President Gene Jankowski said due to a confidentiality agreement he was advised not to reveal the name of the manager candidate.
The name will be released just prior to the vote Monday night.

Updates to Ellicott Station as developers deal with funding requirements.
This past week Savarino Companies sought backing by County Planners for a special use and site plan review, before starting construction on the $17.6 million project planned to include a brewery, apartments and office space.
Development associate with Savarino, Courtney Cox said pairing the New Market Tax credit which enables Savarino to secure private financial support with money from the Homes and Community Renewal, a state agency that provides funding for housing in depressed neighborhoods is something that’s rarely ever done.
Cox said due to the requirements from the state agency the project is making some last minute changes to the layout before breaking ground…

Director of the Batavia Development Corp Rachel Tabelski, said Ellicott Station remains one of the state’s ground-breaking projects and has put Batavia on the map with investors because of how far the brownfield opportunity project has progressed so far.
Cox estimates financing will close in August or September and is hopeful to break ground before the first freeze.
Construction is expected to take around 2 years. For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Board of Elections reminds residents of upcoming primaries.
There will be a countywide Democratic and Reform Party primary election on Thursday, September 13th along with a Republican primary only in the Town of Bethany.
Polls open at noon and close at 9 PM and only voters enrolled in their respective parties can vote the in primary elections.
The last day to register in person at the Genesee County Board of Elections is August 19th.

The Double-days take second in series against the Muckdogs.
Friday night’s game at Dwyer Stadium ended in an upset for the home team with a final score Auburn 5 Batavia 3.
The two teams will meet again in Auburn to finish out the series and begin a new one starting with a doubleheader next Friday.
The Muckdogs move on to Williamsport this weekend for a two game stint against the Crosscutters.


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