posted on July 29, 2013 07:18
Batavia City Hall is set to take the wraps off some ambitious development projects tonight.
There is a public meeting to talk about what’s been dubbed the Batavia Opportunity Area project.
The stated purpose of that project is to advance the redevelopment of some of the city’s most underutilized, vacant or abandon commercial and industrial sites.
On the list is the Batavia City Centre, the old Genesee Country Mall.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight in the Board Room at City Hall.
A Batavia man sits in the county jail this morning facing felony charges for allegedly stealing the plumbing out of a Lewis Place apartment.
22-year-old Douglas Goodwin of Bank St. is accused of ripping off a hot water tank along with gas and water lines from the apartment last February.
Goodwin is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
A Batavia man has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing an electric shopping carts from Walmart.
21-year-old Kyle Jackson of Slusser Road is accused of taking the motorized cart from Walmart and apparently driving it across Route 63 leaving it in the parking lot of the Rite Aid store.
Several environmental groups are suing New York's Department of Environmental Conservation over efforts to roll back dairy farm regulations. Groups like the Sierra Club and Citizens Campaign for the Environment say raising the limit on numbers of cows on farms violates the clean water act. They say it will cause increased runoff and threaten water quality.
A reminder for Batavia motorists:
Tomorrow *(Tuesday), there will be traffic delays along Richmond Ave. between Park Road and Oak Street.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane for repaving.