posted on May 02, 2012 07:18
Judging by the turnout for the public hearing, Batavia School District voters appear satisfied with next year’s 40-million dollar budget.
Only two people spoke during last night’s hearing.
It was the last opportunity for the public to sound off about the financial plan that calls for the elimination of 21 positions, the closing of Robert Morris Elementary and a two-percent increase in school taxes.
A final vote on the budget will be held May 15th
The budget for the Richmond Memorial Library has been approved by voters. The budget spells an increase in the library tax rate of 3-cents per thousand.
Six Congressional Satellite offices have opened in Western New York this month. All six are in the 26th District, served by Congresswoman Kathy Hochul. The offices are for people experiencing issues with their Medicare, Social Security, and Veterans benefits to receive help.
The Batavia location debuted Tuesday and will be open again on May 15th in the City Hall Community Room from 10 until 1. More Satellite Locations.
Xerox workers in the Rochester area could be looking for new lines of work. Xerox Corporation has offered voluntary buyout packages to an unspecified number of employees across the country. The company has not said if it will turn to layoffs if it doesn't get enough employees to take the voluntary buyout offers as it looks to save some cash. Xerox employs roughly 63-hundred people in the Rochester area.
A bill that would require gas stations in New York State to display their credit prices on large signs has taken another step forward.
The state Senate Consumer Protection Committee has approved the bill, which would force gas stations to create large curbside signs displaying the cost of gas for someone using a credit card if that cost is more than seven percent higher than cash prices.
Senate Republican leaders hope to get the bill passed and signed into law before the legislative session ends next month.