posted on August 17, 2013 07:17
Summer in the City Takes Over Downtown Batavia
Today’s Summer in the City Event in Batavia will also feature helpful child passenger safety seat checks.
The Batavia Fire Department is holding the safety seat checks from 11 to 1 at its headquarters on 18 Evans Street. Nationally certified technicians will be there to make sure seats are correctly installed and answer any questions on installations.
The Summer in the City event will continue through 9 p.m.
There will be over 50 food, craft and commercial vendors, a super cruise with over 300 vehicles, activities for kids and the Donny Carroll 5K Race & Walk.
Terry Buchwald, famous for his Elvis impersonations, will be performing from 4 to 6.
Conversation on 2 Village of Le Roy Historic Districts Progress
Le Roy has an opportunity to open its doors to revitalization, and some Village residents think a great way to do that is to become a Historic District, or even multiple Historic Districts.
There are financial incentives in the form of tax credits and grants to make repairs to buildings, as well as the development of “heritage tourism” which is can boost a local economy in the long term.
Trustee Jennifer Keys says she supports the proposal.
“It sometimes attracts people who may not ordinarily stop," she said, "so the financial benefit to the community is to have more people going through and more people spending money."
The Village is still mulling over a Historic Business District on Main Street and a Historic Residential District in the area of East Main and Church Streets. There’s a meeting Monday at 7 at Village Hall and property owners in both proposed districts are encouraged to attend.
Keys says as a historic district and not a preservation district, it’s convenient for building and home owners because they can maintain freedom over their property. The only rule if the historic districts are approved is that the designation has to be written on the deed.
“If you apply for a grant and receive it, you have to follow the specific grant restrictions; if you want to apply for tax credit, then you have to follow the tax credit restrictions," Keys said. "But other than that, you can do whatever you want. You can have an Eastlake Victorian on East Main Street and put vinyl siding and vinyl doors on it if you want. There’s nobody to prevent you from doing that.”
The meeting involves a representative from the Landmark Society of WNY. Here is our first report about the Le Roy historic district: http://wbtai.com/LocalNews/tabid/115/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/3670/Part-of-Main-Street-LeRoy-a-Potential-Historic-District.aspx
Avon Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Pornography
An Avon man convicted of producing child pornography is sentenced to 15 years in prison and 15 years of post-release supervision today in federal court.
Timothy Glavin, 32, used a minor under the age of 13 to produce sexually explicit images. Glavin’s wife alerted authorities in August 2012 after she found the images on his cell phone.