posted on September 20, 2012 07:40
Tempers in Attica are getting as hot as that pile of glass and plastic blamed for a foul odor that has permeated the village for months.
More than 50 residents crowded into the Attica Village Board meeting last night wanting answers.
A State DEC report just released yesterday claims the odor poses no health risk.
But village trustee John Perry says the DEC has been inaccurate before:
"The DEC update we received on September 17th was still being reported as decaying food matter. I have sent an e-mail to the DEC requesting that they reflect in their reporting that the cause of the odor was smoldering, burning plastic."
That pile is now smoldering. Government reports claim the temperature in the pile has reached in excess of 500 degrees.
Genesee County is short on cash.
A committee of the county legislature has approved borrowing 5-million dollars to cover the cash flow problem.
The county blames slow payments from the state and federal governments for creating the cash crunch.
The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors has proposed a local law increasing salaries for seven county officials.
Proponents say the increases are needed to bring the pay in-line with what other counties are offering for similar positions.
The pay hikes include: two-thousand dollars for the Wyoming County Treasurer, Sheriff and Social Services commissioner and four-thousand for the county clerk.
A public hearing on the pay increases will be held on October 9th in the Supervisors’ Chambers in Warsaw.
A LeRoy man with no permanent address has been arrested on a variety of charges.
42-year-old Mark Cheeseman was charged with forcible touching, harassment and trespass.
Deputies say Cheeseman filed a police complaint alleging a gang style assault and signed two sworn statements.
It was later learned that Cheeseman was actually the person who started the incident when he allegedly grabbed a woman.
Cheeseman was located at the City of Buffalo Criminal Court and returned to LeRoy. He’s now in the Genesee County Jail.