posted on April 10, 2010 08:07
Congressman Chris Lee was in Batavia yesterday morning and announced legislation that he hopes will pass and end the practice of printing of congressional bills. Lee says each co sponsor of a bill receives 5 hard copies of the bill, each of which can be hundreds of pages long. Lee says not printing them would result ina big savings, totaling 2.5 million dollars per year. And Congressman Lee says he has contacted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to support the bill, which already has nine Democratic co-sponsors.Lee made his comments in a news conference held at the ARC recycling center in Batavia.
Two persons were injured in a two-car crash yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Route 98 and the Batavia-Elba Town Line Road. A car driven by 24-year-old Jennifer Olsen of Alleghany Road in Corfu reportedly pulled out in front of a car driven by 39 year old Rachel Lombard of South Main Street in Albion. Olsen was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and Lombard was transported to UMMC. Olsen was given a traffic ticket for failure to yield the right of way.
36-year-old Leon Pocock of South Lake Avenue in Bergen has been charged with Criminal Contempt. Pocock was arrested in Leroy following an alleged violation of an order of protection. He allegedly initiated contact with the protected party via a text message
40-year-old Amy Platten of Main Road in Pembroke has been charged with Criminal Contempt. Platten allegedly violated a court order by making contact with a protected party. She was arrested at her home in Pembroke.
22-year-old Christopher Dawe of the Swamp Road in Byron has been charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Dawe was allegedly involved in a domesticincident with a female acquaintance and during the investigation he allegedlywas found to be possession of the drug.
All of the above arrests were made by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies.
The 2010 Catholic Charities drive now stands at 83.8 percent of its 10.5 million dollar goal. In the last two weeks since Palm Sunday, about 709 thousand dollars has been raised brining the total so far to 8.8 million dollars , which is about 1.7 million dollar short of the goal, but there still is lots of timeto go. The drive doesn’t end until June 30th
Batavia City Council will hold a regular business meeting this coming Monday night. 10 resolutions and 5 event applications are on the agenda. One of the resolutions calls for approval of a union contract with the Civil Service Employees Association that was agreed upon in March between the city and the union and adopted March 22 by the union members. The agreement will cost the city an additional 79 thousand dollars over the next five years. The session will begin at 7PM in the Council Board Room of the Batavia City Centre. The public Is invited to attend.