posted on May 29, 2013 07:19
Batavia City Council will form a new committee to help deal with issues involving landlords, their tenants and city code enforcement.
Council heard an earful from a half dozen landlords who claimed the city was not landlord friendly.
The landlords say it’s unfair to hold them responsible for the criminal or nuisance activity of their tenants.
City Manager Jason Molino said the problems need to be identified before solutions can be found:
"We want to get different interests together; landlord interest, property owner interest and we have other agencies that need to be involved in order to understand and try to narrow down what the problems are and get some clarity then we can look at ways to address them."
Two Western New York communities have recently enacted laws that fine landlords to the actions of their tenants.
In the end, council agreed the issue was too complex to deliberate in one evening.
Council President Tim Buckley directed the city manager to form a committee consisting of three council members, landlord representatives and tenants to explore the issue.
United Memorial Medical center officially opens their new post partum Maternity Unit this afternoon.
The occasion marks completion of a $2-million renovation project creating 10 private post partum patient rooms.
The new wing is located on the hospital’s fourth floor which has been closed since November 2012.
Last year 653 babies were born at UMMC.
An involved citizen reporting a suspicious situation on State Street Road leads to the arrest of three Rochester area men on drug and weapons charges. When deputies investigated, they found the three men in a car on State Street Road in the Town of Batavia. Deputies say they found cocaine, heroin and marijuana. One of men had a loaded handgun and no pistol permit.
A Thorpe Street man is waking up in the Genesee County jail this morning.
52-year-old Brodes Gibson allegedly violated a stay away order.
He was locked up on $5,000 bail.
This Saturday is the last day the Genesee ARC will pick-up trash under a contract with the city.
The ARC contract with the city was to have expired on May 31 but due to the Memorial Day holiday, trash collection this week was extended by one day.
Beginning Monday, June 3 all Batavia property owners will have to make their own arrangements for trash disposal.