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By Howard Owens

The Batavian has a limited number of Genesee County Barn Dance tickets available at half-price as a special Deal of the Day sale.

The tickets are available for $17.50 each with no shipping charge.

Your ticket will be your PayPal payment receipt.

The Second Annual Barn Dance is sponsored by the Town of Batavia Republican Committee.  It is this Friday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 10 p.m.

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County asking residents to voluntarily conserve water during heat of the summer

By Press Release

Press Release:

Genesee County is committed to ensuring a sustainable and reliable water supply for its residents. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our water infrastructure and maintain water security, we are announcing the implementation of voluntary water restrictions.

The Genesee County Water Project is a vital initiative aimed at enhancing the efficiency and resilience of our water system. This project involves the upgrade and maintenance of critical infrastructure components, such as water treatment plants, distribution networks, and storage facilities. These improvements will help us meet the increasing demand for water, address aging infrastructure challenges, and ensure the long-term availability of clean and safe water for our community.

We kindly request the cooperation of all residents, businesses, and institutions within Genesee County to participate in voluntary water restrictions to reduce water consumption without causing undue inconvenience. By conserving water collectively, we can make a significant difference while minimizing the impact on daily life.

Key details regarding the voluntary water restrictions are as follows:

  1. Outdoor Watering Restrictions: Residents are requested to limit outdoor watering of lawns, gardens, and landscapes. It is essential to refrain from watering during the hottest parts of the day to maximize water absorption.
  2. Vehicle Washing: Minimize vehicle washing for essential purposes only. Consider using commercial car wash facilities that recycle water, reducing overall consumption.
  3. Non-Essential Water Use: Limit non-essential water usage, such as filling swimming pools, decorative fountains, and other recreational water features.
  4. Water Conservation Practices: We encourage all residents to adopt water-saving habits, including fixing leaks promptly, installing efficient fixtures, and utilizing water-efficient appliances.
  5. Community Awareness: Regular updates and reminders will be shared through local media, community platforms, and our official website to keep everyone informed.

It is important to note that these water restrictions are voluntary at this stage. Mandatory water restrictions may be implemented if public health and safety are put at risk. By following these suggestions, each individual contribution will add up significantly.

Photos: Opening of Downtown Farmers Market for 2023

By Howard B. Owens
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Four-year-old Levi Maerten enjoys an apple at Friday's opening of the Downtown Farmers Market in Batavia.  The Famers Market is located next to the former J.C. Penney building of of Alva Place.  The market runs each week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Photos by Howard Owens.
opening downtown batavia farmers market
opening downtown batavia farmers market
opening downtown batavia farmers market
opening downtown batavia farmers market
opening downtown batavia farmers market

Photos: Car from Joe Gibbs Racing on display at Cedar Street Sales and Rentals

By Howard B. Owens
Joe Gibb race car

A car that is part of the Joe Gibbs Race Team visited Cedar Street Sales and Rental today.  Race team sponsors include DeWalt and Cub Cadet, brands carried by Cedar Street.

The team has won five Cup Series titles since 2000 and is based in Huntersville, N.C.

Pictured are Cedar Street's Guy Clark, center, Ethan Carter, from Club Cadet, and Morris Abernathy, representing Joe Gibbs Racing.

The car will be at Cedar Street on Saturday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Photos by Howard Owens.

Joe Gibb race car
Joe Gibb race car
Joe Gibb race car

Photos: Sunset in Indian Falls

By Howard B. Owens
indian falls sunset
Joanne Meiser provided this photo of the sunset last night over the cemetery in Indian Falls.
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Another photo by Joanne Meiser showing contrails making an X over Pembroke.

GCEDC board of directors advance 5 MW community solar project

By Press Release

Press Release:

The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) board of directors accepted a final resolution for GSPP Route 262, LLC’s 5-megawatt (MW) community solar project at its board meeting on Thursday. The project’s total capital investment is estimated at $13 million and will be located in the town of Byron.

Agreements negotiated for GSPP Route 262, LLC’s project PILOT would generate $4,000/MW (AC) + a 2% annual escalator of revenue to Genesee County, the Town of Byron, and Byron-Bergen Central School District. 

This project is estimated to generate a $627,303 increase in property-tax type revenues to host municipalities resulting in $5.14 in revenue for every $1 generated from the property’s current use.

GSPP Route 262, LLC requested a sales tax exemption of $1.056 million, a mortgage tax exemption of $70,993, and a property tax exemption of $778,344.

After Delays, LeRoy Spray Park Closer to Opening

By Chris Butler
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The not-yet-open brand-new spray park in Le Roy.
Photo by Howard Owens.

A new spray park that was supposed to open in LeRoy more than a year ago is approaching its likely opening, although, as of Friday, that date is still undetermined.

This is according to LeRoy Town Supervisor James Farnholz.

Farnholz said this week that construction is done. Members of the Monroe County Water Authority pressure-tested the spray park this week.

“We did the pressure test, and it passed. The chlorine test was done, and it passed,” Farnholz said Friday.

“Because we are seasonal, Monroe County Water takes the water meters in and out every season. They don’t leave them there. The water meters are going in today. If all the water park gods shine on us, we may be able to have a test run this afternoon.”

Farnholz said, however, that due to 90-degree temperatures, “the chances of getting it tested today are probably a little slim.”

One of the delays over the past year, Farnholz said, was based on figuring out what to do with the water once it's sprayed and drained.

“You have two options. You can either recycle it — which requires an extensive system of chlorination and inspection — or continually use fresh water,” Farnholz said.

“When we looked at the dollar figures, it was more cost-effective to continually use fresh water. It has a timer on it. It’s not unlike a hotel hot tub. You hit the timer, and you get 20 minutes, so it doesn’t run continuously. The kids can just hit the button again, and off you go.”

The spray park is a cooperative venture between the town and the village. The village owns the pool, and the town runs it. American Rescue Plan money funded it. Farnholz said the contractor is based out of Texas.

The pressure coming from the water main from Monroe County into the lines that go to the spray park must hold a certain amount of pressure to ensure no leaks occur underground.

As reported in 2021, the spray park will have 2,000 square feet of misting stations, aqua arches, showers, spills, and water weaves of intertwining spouts from the base outward. Activities are geared for kids of all ages and sizes. The park is handicap accessible. 

Because it is technically not even gray water, the health department allows LeRoy to run it into the wetlands on the other side of the tracks and in the woods.

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The City of Batavia is accepting applications for a Full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee (Salary $23.65/hr.) This is a trainee position involving responsibility for learning the duties and routines in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant.  The work is performed under the immediate supervision of a qualified operator. Does on-the-job training to become qualified as an operator of a water treatment plant. Does related work as required. Applicant must be a graduate of a senior high school or possess a New York State high school equivalency diploma. Please submit a completed Civil Service Application to Human Resources, One Batavia City Centre, Batavia, NY 14020 or tdean@batavianewyork.com. Background check, psychological assessment, physical and drug testing are required. Candidate must become a resident of Genesee County or any adjacent town to the County of Genesee within 6 months of the date of conclusion of the probationary period for the City of Batavia. EEO. Applications can be found at https://www.co.genesee.ny.us
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