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The City of Batavia looks south, to the tiny five-member Village of Warsaw Police Department, to find its next Chief of Police.
City Manager Jason Molino has announced the selection of Shawn Heubusch, a 15-year veteran of the Warsaw PD, to become Batavia’s Police Chief.
Heubush tells WBTA he will commute to Batavia for a while but will eventually move here.
Heubush starts next week.
He will earn $70,271 a year.

Ten people remain homeless this morning after a fire of unknown cause extensively damaged their multi-family home on Pearl Street.
The fire started in the garage at 33 Pearl yesterday afternoon but quickly spread to the two story frame house.
Batavia Fire Chief Jim Maxwell said everyone who was home at the time escaped safely. He said a number of pets were rescued but one puppy was later found to have perished.
The house, owned by Thomas Mazerbo of LeRoy, was assessed at $65,000.
The Red Cross is aiding those displaced by the fire.

In the Town of Batavia, property owners along West Main Street are voting today on a sewer project.
Voting will be held from Noon until 8 tonight in the Batavia Town Hall.

Business First ranks Western New York’s top 100 elementary schools. 
The paper reviewed elementary schools in the eight counties of Western New York based on data from the state education department. 
A few Genesee County elementary schools made the list, but they came in the middle to bottom portion of the list. 
Byron Bergen Elementary was the top ranked in Genesee County coming in came in at number 49 out of 100. 
Pembroke intermediate school came in at 64.
Batavia’s elementary schools did not make the top 100.

The Staff of Batavia City Hall digging up some real dirt.
A dozen city hall staffers planted a hostas garden outside of the city hall along Main Street yesterday.
The garden, paid for with private donations, was designed by the city’s honorary horticulturist, City Manager Jason Molino.
He said 21 spicies of hostas were planted.
The hostas garden is located in front of Genesee Dental which cobntributed money toward the purchase of the plants. Donations were also receiveds from the Bank of Castile, The Insurance Center and WBTA Radio.


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