posted on July 28, 2011 07:20
A grass roots effort to save the LeRoy swimming pool from permanent closure seems to have sailed into troubled waters.
A citizens group was offered a chance to buy the pool from the village for $1.
The belief was that the private group could do the needed repairs for far less money than the estimated $400,000 it would cost the village.
Mike Welsh, a former county legislator, spoke for the citizens group.
They are willing to raise the money, and do the repairs. But Welsh said they want no part of owning the pool and the legal responsibility that goes with it.
Village officials explained that if they maintain ownership of the pool, they are governed by competitive bidding and prevailing wage laws for any repairs.
The village board did approve a resolution to sell the pool to the citizens group but first, a committee will be formed to work out the legal details.
A Wyoming County woman, brutally attacked by a man who later killed himself, has been released from the hospital.
The 45-year-old woman was held for nearly three days in a home on Elm Street in Perry.
Authorities say she was tied up, raped and beaten.
The suspect in the case, 44-year-old Ronald Dacey, was found dead on Monday night in Letchworth State Park.
An Orleans County man has been charged with a felony count of Drunk Driving.
21-year-old Vyacheslav Migitskiy of Holly was involved in an accident on Colby Road. During the investigation of the accident, deputies charged Migitskiy with DWI...which became a felony when it was learned that there was a child in the car at the time.
Local economic officials are weighing in on Governor Andrew Cuomo's new Regional Economic Development Councils.
Cuomo has announced the formation of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, which includes Genesee County.
A similar council was named for Western New York, including the Buffalo area.
Genesee County EDC President Steve Hyde says there are ample opportunities to partner with both regions.
Hyde said Genesee County’s concentration on food and dairy food production will match well with Finger Lakes area processors like Barilla Pasta in Avon and Lidestri Foods in Rochester.