posted on December 20, 2012 07:20
In the Town of Oakfield they are asking…what happened to the trash cards?
A State Audit can not account of $1,500 of the cards that have a value of 30-thosuand dollars.
Town and village residents use the punch cards at the Town dump.
Oakfield Town Supervisor Michael Cianfrini says the audit made a number of recommendations and the town intends to adopt them.
The state comptroller found no missing or misappropriated cash money, only clerical errors.
The Batavia Police Department continues to look into telephone scams.
Persons posing as collection agents are making telephone contact with local residents trying to collect cash payments.
Batavia Police Detective Sargeant Patrick Corona.
“We’re actively seeking the suspects, although in these kinds of maters, oftentimes the suspects are far from local,” Batavia Police Det. Sgt. Patrick Corona said. “They could be anywhere in the country or out of the country. We are seeking the help of our other criminal justice partners – even bank investigators – to try and track down the origin of the suspects.”
Corona says residents should be on guard and never give out personal information over the telephone.
The STAMP Project in the Town of Alabama has come in for $500,000 in state money.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer announced the funding will be used for infrastructure and engineering work for the county’s proposed high tech Manufacturing Park.
The next step is to convert 1,300 acres in the town to shovel-ready industrial building sites.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz remains optimistic that the Buffalo Bills will stay in Western New York for the foreseeable future. Poloncarz says negotiations to keep the Bills in Orchard Park are going well, and that he has received help from the Cuomo administration.
There is concern that losing the Bills to another city would hurt the region not only economically, but also psychologically.
Governor Cuomo wants to make the DMV a more customer-friendly place.
The governor wants to see customer-service reps greeting motorists at DMV offices along with self-serve kiosks.
The changes are aimed at slashing the average hour-long wait at DMV offices in half.
Fifteen DMV offices around the state have been selected for a test-run.