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Batavia City Council met in regular session last night and by a vote of 7 to 1 approved new rules for renting city park pavilions.  First residents must complete a permit application for “screening purposes” and also pay a 25 dollar fee.  Ward 6 councilwoman Rosemary Christian was the only “no” vote. Christian  said she did not like the age restriction of 21 plus to rent a pavilion.  City of Batavia parks open tomorrow and will remain open through October first.  Daily hours are 7an to dusk.  We have posted the full rules and procedures on our website

It was another Chilly night in the Genesee Country. The freeze watch has expired as of 8am.  Buffalo’s record low for today is 33 degrees and was set way back in 1878. Just in case you were wondering, the latest date Buffalo has ever recorded measurable snowfall was when one tenth of an inch fell on May 20th, 1907, 106 years ago. Both Buffalo and Rochester tied records for snow fall yesterday when each recorded a trace of snow.

A former Medina firefighter is heading to prison following his conviction in a child sex case. Jeffrey Elsenheimer has been sentenced to two-years in prison for engaging in sexual activity with two teenage boys last year. In addition to the prison time, Elsenheimer must serve eight-years of post release supervision, and he must register as a sex offender.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer wants a better way to speed up its patient notifications of health threats at facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was last week that it was speculated that insulin pens may have been used more than once on different patients leading to a health threat. Schumer says there need to be a robust, standard, timely process, and the speed of the notifications’ needs to be tracked and monitored by the VA.

The Batavia City School District Board of Education will be meeting in regular session tonight at 7PM at the Batavia High School Library Media Center. There will also been a Budget hearing at the meeting.
Earlier at 5pm, the Board of Education Audit Committee will meet. That session will be in the Central Administration Conference Room, number 49 at Batavia High. The public is invited to attend any of the meetings.


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