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The Batavia City Council will try again on Tuesday to approve the sale of 19 acres of land to the Town of Batavia.
The Town has offered 150-thousand dollars for the parcel located next to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office on Park Road.
The Town hopes to someday build a joint courts facility with the Town of Elba and Oakfield.
The Chamber of Commerce is also interested in being a tenant, either as a new location for its offices or a Tourist Information Center.

A Town of Alexander man who allegedly fled New York State to avoid sentencing, has been arrested in West Virginia.
The Daily News reports in today’s editions that Eric Motzer of Broadway Road, Alexander, was captured earlier this week in a heavily wooded area of Clay County, West Virginia.
Motzer was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl in Wyoming County. He was scheduled for sentencing in September and failed to show up.

A local farm and development official has been placed on a state advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Jim Vincent is president of Byron’s L-Brooke Farms.
He’s been placed on the Farm Service Administration State Committee.
 Members on that board are officially appointed by President Obama. Vincent was nominated by Senator Chuck Schumer.

A trans-Atlantic partnership for a local farm equipment manufacturer, is expected to boost worldwide sales.
Byron-based Oxbo, which builds and designs tractors and farm implements, has paired itself up with Dutch company Ploeger. Ploeger has been making harvesting machines since the late ‘60’s. The merger is expected to create a sales giant to compete in new world markets like China, Brazil and Eastern Europe.
The joint company will be called Ploeger-Oxbo group. But machines built in Byron will still be rolled out under the Oxbo name.

There’s a holiday-weekend slate of road paving work in Batavia. 
This morning, crews will shut down Woodrow Road and LaCross Avenue on side for repaving.
On Monday, Columbus Day: River Street, Grandview Terrace and Hull Park will all be closed again as crews finish up some work.
On Tuesday, LaCross Avenue and Thomas Avenue will be closed for road work. 
 

 

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