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The Batavia City Council has given the green light to bidding a sewer replacement project on North Street.
Council members learned Monday night that raw sewage has seeped into some homes along North Street due to the partial collapse of the 60-year old sewer line.

"There are some health concerns," according to DPW Director Sally Kuzon. She said the estimated cost of replacing the 1,100 ft. of sewer is $600,000.
City Manager Jason Molino said he expected that the entire project would be completed by October. He explained that the line was scheduled for replacement next year. He said to simply the repair the line now and wait until next year to replace it would cost the city $30,000 more because it would require the street to be excavated twice.

Also on Monday night, Council approved a new five-year agreement with Firland Management to run the Falleti Ice Arena.
An attempt by Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian to reduce the agreement to three-years was defeated 6-3.
Ward One Councilman William Cox and Ward Three Councilman Sam Barone joined Christian in favor of a shorter term.

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