Thursday, August 31, 2017
Livingston county has sold off 24 properties that had been foreclosed for back taxes. Some people got bargains too—in once case a 7.9 acre property on Main Street in Springwater in with an assessed value $107,400 of went for just $5,000, The overall taxable value of the property sold was was just over a million dollars—the total brought in by the sale was $340,000. The county has been selling off its tax delinquencies since 2007. This year saw the fewest properties sold off since then. The county keeps what it makes at the sale.
The public will have a chance to weigh in to determine the most outstanding Businesses in Livingston County. The annual awards for excellence will be given out at the The Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce second annual Block Party on Sept. 20. There are 36 businesses nominated in several categories. Voting is available on line and on Facebook 11:59 p.m. Sept. 2. There is information on the voting available;e though the chamber website and Facebook page. The awards party will be held from 5 to 7 PM at the chamber office on Millennium Drive.
Livingston county will mark world suicide prevention day next week with a candlelight vigil. That vigil will be held at Livingston County Mental Health Services at 4600 Millennium Drive in Geneseo. Beginning at 7PM next Thursday. Livingston County has one of the highest suicide rates in the region, with an average of 15 suicides per 100,000 people while the state average is eight. per 100,000. Mental Heath officials say suicide is preventable and that it’s a topic that needs move public awareness and discussion. There is information about the vigil on line at the website gvhp.org.
Governor Cuomo says he wants to try to ease traffic woes for New Yorkers hitting the roads for the unofficial end of summer. He’s suspending most construction projects on New York highways from tomorrow morning through the Tuesday after Labor Day. Emergency work will still be done.
Some very strange details are emerging in the case of woman accused of an execution-style killing in Brockport. Reports graffiti featuring the name Holly Colino popped up all over East Rochester between the time of Megan Dix’s murder on Friday and Colino’s arrest on Monday. The bizarre graffiti was found on the exit ramp on I-490, East Rochester schools, the First Baptist Church and the Piano Works complex. Colino’s behavior shown on on line videos has many calling the murder suspects sanity into question. It isn’t known if there is a motive in the killing or if it was random.
The daughter of Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle is being mourned. Yesterday it was reported that 31-year-old Lauren Morelle lost her battle with cancer. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb released a statement honoring Morelle’s daughter and asked that New Yorkers keep the Morelle family in their prayers during this difficult time.