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Batavia City Council will meet on Monday night. Council members have a five-item business agenda ahead of them and one of those items up for vote is the appointment of an interview committee to screen candidates for the Consolidated Charter Task Force between the city and town of Batavia. That task force will be charged with writing the new governing document for a consolidated Batavia, for use if conslidation should occur.  If Monday’s resolution is passed, Council President Mary Ann Clattenburg and Councilmen-at-large Frank Ferrando and Tim Buckley will be appointed to interview  city residents for the Charter Task Force.

Council meets at 7:00pm in the Council Board Room of the Batavia City Centre.  They will hold a special conference meeting right at 7:00pm to further discuss the future of Batavia’s Falletti Ice Rink, and then council get on with the business meeting.
The public is welcome to attend on Monday night. You can speak at that meeting by first signing in with the City Clerk.

 

LeRoy Central School District’s new superintendent says after a tumultuous several years at the top of command – she’s ready to bring some stability to the district. Kimberly Cox is the new hire in LeRoy Central’s top job. She becomes the third superintendent at LeRoy in the past four years, and represents the fourth change in the position after David DeLoria served two terms as interim superintendent.
In an interview with WBTA today, the 26-year veteran of education says her current job as an assistant superintendent in the Wayne Central School District in Ontario County has primed her to step up and lead in LeRoy.
"The finance, the facilities, the budgeting, the instructional program, the human resources piece of it..." says Cox about her former job, "I've had an opportunity to really get in touch with all areas of the organization."

Cox has been with Wayne Central for her entire professional career. She says that track record ought to show she's not just using this job as a stepping stone - she told job interviewers that being superintendent at LeRoy is her "capstone" achievement.
Cox says she and her husband are now looking for a home in the area. They have five children who live in Rochester and Buffalo, so Cox says Genesee County will be the perfect compromise. She’ll officially begin work on December 27th, but Kim Cox says she can’t wait to get started.
"I'm just really excited to be a part of the team," Cox says of her new role. And she promises to strive for the best education LeRoy can provide its students.
"Helping to make sure that the learning experiences that they're getting at LeRoy are benefitting them, and preparing them for the future and the global society" is Cox's number one educational goal.
Cox says her first step will be to take a "listening tour" of LeRoy, to meet her co-workers, see what works - and then begin working on improving and moving forward.


Here’s a reminder about the time change:
daylight savings time ends this weekend.

Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour when you go to bed tonight. The time change occurs at 2:00am Sunday morning.


After nearly five years as Rochester Police Chief, David Moore is stepping down. Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy made the announcement during an impromptu news conference late Friday afternoon. Duffy said Moore was retiring, not resigning. Moore will now head up the city's Office of Public Integrity until January. Jim Sheppard will take over as acting police chief. Sheppard spent 27 years with the RPD before leaving the department to become the head of security with the Rochester City School District. Duffy praised Moore for his work as chief.

The 41st-annual New York City Marathon is on Sunday and organizers expect more than 45,000 runners to cross the finish line. More than 2.5-million spectators will line the 26.2-mile course through all five boroughs. Another 330-million people will be able to watch on television from around the world. The course will feature more than 60,000 gallons of Poland Spring Water and 32,000 gallons of Gatorade. Runners will be able to stay hydrated using 2.3-million paper cups. The men's and women's winners will receive a $130,000 prize each. Last year, American Meb Keflezighi took the men's crown while Ethiopian Derartu Tulu won the women's side. Both will be looking to defend their titles.

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