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The LeRoy Central School District has been chided by the State Comptroller for having too much money on hand.
The Comptroller’s Office has audited the LeRoy Central School District, and found over 2-million dollars that they say could be used to lower the tax levy. Auditors say LeRoy consistently over-estimates expenses and under-estimates aid and revenues, and has an operating surplus of over 4-million dollars.
The Comptroller’s Office recommended that LeRoy Central adopt a better financial management policy.
LeRoy’s Board of Education and school superintendent acknowledged the findings, but vowed to continue what they call “conservative budgeting.”

Genesee County’s Habitat for Humanity has officially acquired the title to the former Cristina’s Bistro on Ellicott Street in Batavia.
The deal was sealed about four months after Chuck Brumsted announced he would donate his property to a local non-profit organization. Habitat will now begin converting Cristina’s into an office headquarters for their organization. Read entire story HERE.

A Town of Batavia man was injured when his Jeep ran off of Creek Rd., over turned and pinned him beneath the vehicle.
51-year-old Robert Woodhouse Jr., who lives near the accident scene, was northbound on Creek Road yesterday morning when, for an unknown reason, drove off the shoulder of the road, striking a mailbox and a utility pole. Woodhouse was ejected from the vehicle, which then came to rest on top of him.
Town of Batavia firemen rescued Woodhouse. Mercy Flight took him to ECMC for treatment. Deputies said it appeared Woodhouse was involved in two other minor accidents just prior to the serious crash.
Speed is being considered as a factor in the accident, according to investigators. Woodhouse, they said, was not wearing a seat belt.

Following an incident two weeks ago in which a man stole a historical long gun, Batavia’s Holland Land Office Museum has installed a brand-new security system.
Museum Director Jeff Donahue tells WBTA that plans were in the works to install a security system even before the incident on December 10th.
The alleged theft only spurred that process along.
The new system includes several security cameras.
They were installed with donations from Assemblyman Steve Hawley and County Legislator Hollis Upson.

Despite losing money managing the Batavia Muckdogs, the Rochester Red Wings have ended their fiscal year in the black.
The Democrat & Chronicle has reported that the Rochester Community Baseball (RCB), which owns the Red Wings and operates the Muckdogs,  ended 2010 with a profit of $129,689.
The Muckdogs operating loss was $91,997 on the Muckdogs this year, according to RCB figures.
Meanwhile, the Genesee County Baseball Club  is still looking for a buyer for the Muckdogs.

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