posted on January 03, 2012 07:16
A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is posted for Genesee County until 10 this morning.
The National Weather Service is predicting that snow will taper off today.
Primary roads have been salted, traffic is moving well in Batavia.
The overnight forecast was right on…with 2 to 4 inches of new snow on average in Genesee County.
Also as predicted, the Southern Tier Counties in Ski Country got any where from 5 to 9 inches of snow.
Batavia City Council meets tonight for its 20-12 organizational meeting.
Five new members will be seated.
Brooks Hawley and James Russell will be sworn as Councilmen at large. The remaining Councilman at Large, Tim Buckley, is expected to sworn in as council president.
Also being sworn in tonight are First Ward Councilman Kristopher Doeringer, Ward Three Councilman John Canale and Ward Four’s Pier Cipollone. Council meets at 7 tonight, City Hall.
Facing ever increasing expenses and declining enrollments, the Pavilion and Wyoming Central School systems are voting on a potential merger. A preliminary vote is scheduled for tomorrow in each district. If passed, a final binding vote will be held next month. Pavilion and Wyoming are adjacent school districts but straddle the Genesee and Wyoming County line.
New York State’s Move-over law has been expanded.
Originally, the law required motorists to move to the left when coming upon an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of the road - vehicles such as police cars and fire trucks.
Now, the law has been expanded to tow trucks, highway constructions vehicles and mail delivery trucks.
Sometimes, you just can not move over.
Genesee County Under-sheriff Bill Sheron said that on two-lane highways where you can't move over, you are required to reduce your speed. "There is no specific speed written into the law, but it must be a 'reasonable' reduction in speed," Sheron said.
School reform is expected to be a big topic of Governor Andrew Cuomo's State-of-the-State address this week. The governor is expected to announce the creation of a new education commission that will include outside experts to look into the state school system and potential changes that can be made.