posted on May 21, 2013 07:23
An overnight fire in Pavilion and the successful rescue of the home’s only occupant.
The fire was reported just before midnight. It was a single family home at 6918 Hutchinson Street.
Celia Milroy lived there. She was home alone and led to safety by Pavilion fire fighters.
According to Pavilion Fire Chief Paul Dougherty, flames were visible shooting from the rear of the home when firefighters arrived. He said that within minutes, flames shot up to the second floor and eventually rose higher than the roof.
Milroy was not injured. Firemen also successfully rescued her pets.
The cause listed as misuse of electrical equipment.
Seven additional fire departments responded with Pavilion.
Today is Election Day for public school systems throughout Genesee County.
In Batavia, a 42-million dollar budget is being presented to voters. The budget would increase school property taxes by 2 percent.
Patrick Burke is seeking re-election to the board, Peter Cecere is running for the first time. Both are running unopposed.
There is also a 3.8-million dollar capital improvement project and another proposition to change the current transportation eligibility requirements.
Voting in the Batavia City School District takes place from 7AM until 9PM.
If you live north of Main Street you vote at John Kennedy School, south of Main vote at Batavia High School.
There are also school budget votes today in the Alexander Central School District where a proposed budget will increase taxes by 2percent;
Byron-Bergen is proposing a budget that increases the tax levy by 4-percent;
Elba is voting on a budget that will increase taxes by 2.6-percent;
LeRoy’s school budget will result in a tax levy increase of 2-percent;
Oakfield-Alabama presents a budget to voters that would increase taxes by 1.75 percent;
Pavilion’s tax rate would increase 2.9 percent;
And in Pembroke, voters are asked to approve a budget that will increase taxes 1.8 percent.
Genesee Community College's Board of Trustees approved a $38-million budget for the upcoming year.
The budget must now be approved by the Genesee County Legislature.
The budget includes a tuition increase for full-time students of $75 per semester, raising tuition to $1,850 per semester. Tuition for part-time students will increase by $5 per credit hour.
A 19-year-old from Warsaw is facing 8 charges, including DWI, after he led police on a high-speed motorcycle chase.
Deputies say they clocked Quinton Murphy of West Buffalo Road doing 68 miles per hour in a 35 zone in the Village of Wyoming early yesterday.
Murphy was jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail.