posted on April 24, 2012 13:07
The public is getting its first look at the document that would govern a combined city and town of Batavia.
A draft city/town proposal was presented to the Batavia City Council Monday night.
The proposal divides the hypothetical combined City and Town of Batavia into four wards. They look nothing like the existing city wards.
A councilperson would be elected from each of the newly created wards and five Council people would be elected at large.
The draft charter also calls for the combined municipality to be administered by a city manager.
Supporters of the consolidation hope the plan goes before voters in both the city and town on Election Day this November.