posted on March 09, 2013 07:14
Time Warner Customers in Batavia and Stafford may have a Refund Coming
Time Warner Cable customers in Batavia and Stafford could be due for a refund.
As part of a settlement with the state attorney general, the cable giant has agreed to refund $2.2 million back to customers, some in Genesee County.
The refunds will be available in the form of credits and will include interest.
The settlement is the result of a dispute involving Time Warner charging customers amounts that exceeded the limits set by franchise agreements with the municipalities, tracing back to 2007.
Other towns affected by the refunds are Geneva, Lima, Livonia and Waterloo. The refunds run an average of $119 dollars, but individual credits will vary based on the cable package.
Collins Meets With Local Farmers in Batavia
Before Congressman Chris Collins was at the GCEDC annual meeting, he met with about 40 local farmers in Batavia for the first meeting of his Agriculture Advisory Board.
Collins is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, so this meeting will allow him to routinely look to the group as a resource to help shape policy in Washington.
Collins says on the agenda for the House Agriculture Committee is a five-year farm bill and new immigration reform related to guest worker visas.
GCEDC Holds Annual Meeting
The GCEDC held its annual meeting today at GCC to outline the previous year’s accomplishments.
Among the highlights addressed by chairman Charlie Cook was the attraction of 12 new businesses, the ground breaking of the Muller/Quaker dairy facility at the Genesee Agribusiness Park and the unanimous rezoning vote by the Alabama Town Board for the continuation of the STAMP project.
Congressman Chris Collins, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, and Genesee County Legislature Chair Mary Pat Hancock were in attendance.
National Grid was recognized for its collaboration in the community and was honored with the Economic Development Partner of the Year distinction from the GCEDC.
GCEDC Announces Tax Breaks for New Projects
The Genesee County Economic Development Center has given approved tax breaks for new projects.
Yancy’s Fancy, the cheese manufacturer in Pembroke, is expanding.
The company is planning $10 million expansion that should create 50 new jobs.
The GCEDC approved tax incentives of nearly $1 million for the project.
A $5.2 million project is in the works at Darien Lake.
The amusement park is adding new cabins, a new ride and laser light show.
The package is expected to create 6 new jobs. The total tax incentive amounts to $329,000.
Reed Eye Care, the optical firm moving into the old Batavia City Schools administrative building has been approved for tax incentives of $141,000.
The total project cost is pegged at $1.5 million and will create six new jobs.