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We now know more about the next chapter of trash disposal in the city of Batavia.
Council decided last night to continue the existing contract with the Genesee ARC for trash and recycling until the end of May.
Come June 1st, all city property owners will have to fend for themselves.
The council had to amend the existing trash ordinance to get the city out of the trash business.
Among the changes: residents can not put out their trash earlier than 3PM the day before their scheduled trash pick-up.
The city will be spending out letters advising residents about the changes.
The letter will also include a list of area trash collection vendors.

Genesee County has joined 24 other counties across New York State now on record opposed to the new SAFE Act, New York’s new gun control law.
The Genesee County Legislature voted unanimously last night on a measure opposing the gun control law.
Meanwhile, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia has launched an on line petition calling for repeal of the SAFE Act.

This morning’s Police Beat:
31-year-old John Taggert of North Lyon Street, Batavia:
He’s in county jail this morning on a charge of Harassment.
Batavia Police say Taggert got into a domestic incident with a family member last night and shoved his victim up against a wall…

28-year-old Michael Titus of South Main Street:
He’s locked up this morning without bail a on a charge of Strangulation.
Batavia Police say Titus choked and punched his victim during a domestic incident.

A new report finds less money is rolling in at New York's eight casinos run by Native American tribes.  Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report says the gambling facilities run by the tribes saw declining revenues in 2011.  The decline came as tribal casinos around the nation saw a three percent uptick in revenue during the same time frame. 

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# Tricia Dieck
Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:42 AM
was WBTA made aware that Lst nights meeting was going to be a business meeting of Cty Cuncil and not a work session as we were told on Monday night? Te public had no idea they were meeting and voting on resolutions. We were told that it would be a work session with the city manager presenting a plan of how the city was going to get out of the trash business. again this seems to violate Open Meeting Law (sunshine law) by not notifying the media or public in advance. when is this disrespect of the citizens going to stop?

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