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A pay raise for Batavia’s city manager has been put on the shelf for a while.
City Council delayed any vote on a proposed raise for Jason Molino until September.
Molino had been in line for a 2.75 percent pay raise which would bring his annual salary to $96,361.
The raise was contained in the budget that was approved for this year.
But City Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian balked at any increase in expense:

"When I started as a council person in 1992 the budget was $8-million. Now we're up to $24 million now. It just boggles my mind that you can get a $3,000 plus all of your perks. I don't even know what the hell all the perks are. It's just crazy."

The next business meeting where a vote could be taken on the pay raise is in August but lawmakers decided to move the vote to September when council president Gene Jankowski would be present.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to be in Batavia today.
Cuomo is expected to confirm the purchase of the former Mueller Quaker yogurt plan by H P Hood, one of the northeast’s largest dairy producers.
Hood plans to build a 100-thousand square foot warehouse at the plant located in the county’s Agribusiness Park on Route 5. The company has said they will eventually employ 250.
Cuomo is making an appearance at the plant at 12:30 this afternoon accompanied by many of the same local officials that touted Mueller Quaker four years ago.

Dozens of students and teachers of Alexander High School remember 17 year old Brian West Junior.
Brian died early yesterday morning from injuries he suffered in a one car crash late Sunday night near his West Bethany Road Home.
Students honored West by launching 17 lighted paper lanterns near the Alexander High School football field where Brian had played.

New York is mourning the loss of a state trooper killed in the line of duty.  On Sunday night, trooper Joel Davis was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in Jefferson County.  Active-duty Fort Drum infantryman Justin Walters is facing murder charges for the deaths of his wife and the state trooper. 

A Buffalo Bills lineman is facing weapons charges in Ohio. 
Defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was arrested on Sunday outside of a waterpark in Sharonville, Ohio.
Police officers say he reached for and displayed a gun in his car in a parking lot feet away from them. 
The Bills released a statement saying they're aware of the situation and aren't commenting for legal reasons.

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