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Batavia City Council will meet on Monday night for a business session. Council has a six-item agenda.
One of those items is a refinancing of city debt that was accumulated during the improvements to Dwyer Stadium and Downtown Batavia. City Manager Jason Molino says the city will save over $46,000 by refinancing now.
Council is also expected to act on a strongly worded resolution urging the state legislature to roll back un-funded state mandates before instituting any sort of property tax cap.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed the cap.
Council meets at 7pm Monday night, in City Hall.

The help wanted sign is out at Batavia City Hall, not for paid jobs but for volunteers to serve on city boards, committees and commissions.
The city needs people for the Historic Preservation Committee, the Neighborhood Improvement Committee, the Youth Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The City is also still looking for volunteers to sit on its Consolidated Charter Task Force. Applications for all of these positions are available in paper form at City Hall, and can be found online at the city’s website, Batavia-New-York-dot-com.

You probably don't have to be told, but the price of gasoline locally is going up.  The average price of regular in Western New York hit 3-dollars-and-27-cents a gallon on Friday.  That's up 2 cents this week alone and up 47-cents since early September.  The increase is being driven by crude oil prices, which have risen 22 percent since Labor Day.  The prospect of $4 gas in 2011 is growing more likely.

The Russian hockey team is finally heading home after winning the World Junior Championship.  The 30-team members were kept from boarding their original Delta flight because of what was called their unruly behavior following their gold medal victory.  But yesterday all went smoothly at Buffalo Airport as team members mugged for the cameras and signed autographs before boarding their flight and getting out of town.

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