posted on August 11, 2014 07:15
Batavia City Council meets tonight in both a business and conference session.
Council meets only once a month in July and August.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 7 in the council board room at city hall.
The business agenda includes a contract for the demolition of the city’s salt barn and the construction of a new salt storage facility.
The total project is pegged to cost $320,000.
Only one bid was received for the project and that came from Park Lane Construction of Clyde, NY.
A LeRoy native has been identified as the victim of apparent drowning in the Genesee River.
Police said 28 year old Jacob Baxter was walking with a group of people last Monday when he fell into the river near the lower falls in Monroe County.
His body was recovered on Wednesday. Baxter’s death has been ruled accidental.
Charges are not expected to be filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, following a deadly accident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says at this point there isn't enough evidence of any criminal intent on Stewart's part. The accident took the life of Kevin Ward Jr., a 20-year-old from Port Leyden. Ward had gotten out of his car during the race, and was waving his arms and gesturing at Stewart when he was hit.
New York Senator Charles Schumer says those popular FitBit bracelets could lead to a privacy nightmare by selling your health information. Schumer is urging the Federal Trade Commission to provide a way for users to opt out so that FitBit and other similar device companies won't be able to sell data about you to third parties. He says it's no one's business but yours what you weigh, how many steps you walk and how many calories you burn.
He says he's particularly concerned about that kind of information falling into the hands of insurance companies and potential employers.