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Only one person had anything to say about Batavia’s property tax and water rate increase. The City Council last night held public hearings into both increases. Council President Marianne Clattenburg said she does not necessarily take the lack of comment as a sign of approval. "It's possible they already contacted us," she said.
Council will take a final vote on the budget and the wate4r rate increases in two weeks.
 
 
27-year-old Todd Fairbanks of Prospect Avenue, Batavia has been jailed on 1-thousand dollars bail for aggravated harassment. Batavia Police say Todd made several unwanted and annoying phones to his ex-girlfriend.
 
Genesee County will soon need a new lawyer.
Long time County Attorney John Rizzo is retiring next month.
News of Rizzo’s retirement contained in an announcement from Five Star Bank that Rizzo has been appointed Corporate Secretary to the bank’s board of directors.
Rizzo has been county attorney for over 30 years. He also maintains a private law practice.
 
Governor Paterson is dismissing rumors he's close to resigning over a new scandal that's about to break. The governor is preparing to meet editors of the "New York Times" today to respond to the allegations the newspapers have reportedly uncovered in an expose. The governor says he has nothing to hide. The "Times" was reportedly expected to run the bombshell investigation either Sunday or Monday. No report has been published.
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# charlotte L schlossel
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:44 AM
No lack of comment does not mean people approve of water and property tax increases. The economy is bad right now people are unemployed and trying to make ends meet. I understand it is a small increase but I personally think these things should be put off untill we get the economy rolling again. People first!

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