WDNY Local News, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Written by on August 22, 2017

A different reason to keep an eye on the sky today. Yesterday, it was the solar eclipse that captivated ustoday, it will be something much more commonthe threat of August thunderstorms, some of which could be severe. There is also a high wind advisory in effect for Orleans and Genesee Counties. Livingston county is looking into buying some land near the county Highway complex. The 111 acre property is for sale for $285,000 and county administrator Ian Coyle says it makes sense to explore the options for future expansion. The land, which is appraised at $230,000 is just off exit 7 on 390 and has about 1,000 feet frontage on Rt 63. It’s currently owned by a trust.

Livingston county is looking into buying some land near the county Highway complex. The 111 acre property is for sale for $285,000 and county administrator Ian Coyle says it makes sense to explore the options for future expansion. The land, which is appraised at $230,000 is just off exit 7 on 390 and has about 1,000 feet frontage on Rt 63. It’s currently owned by a trust.

Livingston County has set a public hearing for residents to weigh in on it’s special property assessment rollwhich pays for construction of water and sewer systems. There are about 3,000 properties on that list, which effects how much those owners will be taxed. The hearing is being held October 11th as part of a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Property owners can expect to get a postcard notifying them of the meeting.

It’s shaping up to be a very active fall campaign season in Livingston County. So far, caucuses have picked their candidates for contested races in more than half of the county Towns..and even more could be picked by the time election officials certify the caucus results and set the official ballot in late September. Among the races with competing candidates so far are those for open town supervisor spots in Geneseo, Conesus, Lima and Livonia, and town council jobs in several other communities.

Does New York need a new constitution? That question will be on the ballot in November and both sides are staking out positions. Those in favor of a yesvote says it’s time to update the document, but opponents say it would be a pointless excise because it would essentially override the work already being done in the legislature. The constitution itself calls for a public referendum every 20 years to decidethe last time voters approved a convention was 1967the last time such a convention made any changes was 1938

Governor Cuomo is threatening to compete with the Seneca Nation for gamblers if the tribe doesn’t start making casino revenue sharing payments—some of which is sent back to local counties. A Cuomo official said yesterday the state will pursue putting another casino in Niagara Falls if the Senecas don’t, quote, “fulfill their obligations to continue payments to honor the compact.” The tribe has said its 2002 compact doesn’t say anything about annual payments after the 14th year of the compact, which ran through the end of last year. The tribe said earlier this year it’s ending the payment of about 110-million dollars a year to the state.


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