Here are the top stories for Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Livingston County officials say that while they may not like a state order to consolidate local government services they’ll make a go of it anyway. Supervisors and mayors have met to talk about how to comply with that mandate and came up with a few ideas–including whether some smaller courts could merge–or whether fire companies could save by sharing costs for insurance and equipment. Overall, county leaders say there may–or may not be any savings realized by following that directive from Albany, but that they have to comply with the rules. Whatever the county comes up with will go before voters in November.
The Livingston County conservative party has endorsed Livingston County sheriff Thomas Dougherty for re-election. Party leaders say Dougherty has done an outstanding job in his first term and deserves to stay in office. Republicans have also endorsed Dougherty. So far there are no other Candidates in the race.
Memorial Day has come and gone, but for one Dansville family, the healing continues. Stephanie Gleason is thanking the community for its support following the loss of her daughter,Staff Sgt. Alexandria Gleason-Morrow who died while serving in Afghanistan earlier this year. She told those gathered at Monday’s observance in Dansville that while her family has only been in the area a short time, they have been touched by how the community has responded to her daughter’s service and sacrifice.
ome residents along Pebble Beach Road in Lakeville are not happy with a recent increase in the number of vacation rental properties in their area–and they are letting the Livonia Town board know about it. They will present a petition to the board this week outlining their concerns about more properties are being rented on weekly basis, which they say violates the town code and is changing the character of their neighborhood.. They say the influx of short term renters has caused problems including more traffic, noisy evenings and disrespectful behavior toward permanent residents. The town board meets Thursday night at 7PM
Lima town supervisor Pete Yendell has decided not to run for re-election in the fall. Yendell has bee involved with the town and village government for 38 years and says it’s time for some new faces to take over. He says he has seen a lot of changes in those years of service– as a trustee, 18 years as mayor and the past 16 years on the town board. Yendell says he has enjoyed working to make the community a better place for its residents.
Once again, Wegmans is the number one “Consumer Reports”-rated supermarket chain. This is is the 12th year in a row that Wegmans has held the top spot. They scored 89 out of 100. Publix and Trader Joe’s also scored high.