posted on March 23, 2010 06:48
A level 2 sex offender lives next door to a day care center on Pearl Street in Batavia.
Some Batavia City Council members heard that revelation for the first time last night and it only strengthened their resolve to pass some type of local ordinance to place tighter restrictions on where registered sex offenders can live.
Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian says 63 communities around the state have adopted some type of local restrictions
The Pearl Street childcare facility is known as Teddy Bear Day Care.
Public records list its address as 25 Pearl Street. Residing at 27 Pearl is 51-year-old Ronnie Coy, convicted eight years ago of promoting sexual performances by a child. He served a year in prison and was required to register as a Level 2 sex offender. Level two categorizes the individual as a "moderate risk."
Tara Pariso is a mother of two young children. She looked into the services of Teddy Bear Day Care and easily discovered the information about Coy.
She said knowledge is power
City Council wants to research local laws restricting where sex offenders can live. Legal experts caution that several of these local laws have been challenged and some overturned.
Voters in the LeRoy Central School District later today will be asked to approve the purchase of three new school buses and two other vehicles for the school district.
Voting in the LeRoy Central District will take place today from 3 until 7pm in the Trigon Building.
There are two propositions.
The first would buy the three school buses at a cost not to exceed $285,000. 90-percent of the cost is covered by state aid.
In a second proposition, district voters will be asked to approve $72,000 for the purchase of a truck and tractor for the school district. No state aid is available for the truck or tractor.
The Town of Batavia is urging property owners with private water wells to have them tested.
This follows the discovery of contaminated wells on Bank Street Road.
The town says that wells can be susceptible to contamination during the spring thaw.
The town is working with the county health department to plot the location of contaminated wells.
To have your well tested, contact the county health department at 344-2580.