posted on August 16, 2013 07:18
The Corfu Village Board sends a simple message to Village Mayor Ralph Peterson: resign by next Friday or we will throw you out of office.
The mayor has been under fire almost since the first minute of his term which began last March.
Much of it has to do with the Mayor’s support of former Village Justice Robert Alexander and Alexander’s daughter, over missing funds from the village court.
Peterson cast the only no vote last night on the resolution calling for him to resign.
He declined to comment on the advice of his lawyer and immediately left the building when the meeting was adjourned.
From the police blotter:
21-year-old Kyle Jackson of Slusser Road, Batavia, an inmate in the Genesee County jail, is accused of throwing a cup of human waste at corrections officer. Jackson is facing new charges.
36-year-old David Jackson of Lake Road, Pavilion is accused of inappropriately touching a person under 17. Jackson is charged with forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree sexual abuse. Deputies say the alleged incident occurred last Sunday in the in the Town of Pavilion.
An arson investigation is underway following a fire at a Target store in Erie County.
The fire broke out yesterday afternoon in the men's department of the store on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst.
Officials estimate that the damage to merchandise is between $1-mi;llion and $5-million.
New York’s State’s unemployment rate held steady for July at 7.5%. That’s the lowest jobless rate for the state since February of 2009.
The latest numbers show, however, that Genesee County is one of the only counties in Western and Central New York that is growing jobs at a rate below the state average.