Batavia City Council Holds Public Hearing on Solar Law

Batavia City Council set a public hearing Wednesday evening for 7 p.m. April 20 on Local Law No. 2 of 2022 – a provision titled “A Local Law Amending the City of Batavia Zoning Ordinance for Water Systems ‘solar energy”.

The public hearing, which will take place at City Hall at 3833 West Main St. Rd., follows several months of work by a committee to review the ordinance on the installation of solar systems.

CLICK HERE to access the final draft of the updated solar law.

Supervisor Gregory Post thanked City Council member Chad Zambito, chair of the committee, for the group’s efforts, with Zambito acknowledging building inspector Dan Lang’s contribution to the process.

In other actions, the board passed resolutions to:

  • Pass Local Law No. 1 of 2022 that rezons a portion of Genesee Valley Agribusiness Park on East Main Street Road from Business Park to Industrial Park. This action means that the entire park is now appropriately zoned as an IP district.
  • Change a work order between Concrete Applied Technologies Corp. to include charges of $123,576.60 for the installation of a new 12 inch water main under Lewiston Road (Highway 63) into an existing pipe as part of the Park Road reconstruction project.

CATCO is the overall contract for the project on 1.2 miles of Park Road between Route 63 and Route 98.

Additionally, council approved a $55,000 contract for Ravi Engineering and Land Surveying to provide survey services for the installation of a water main on Park Road, which is also part of the major project. .

  • Name — as first noted on The Batavian — Raymond Tourt as Superintendent of Roads, effective April 4 until the end of the year. His salary for the salaried part-time position was pro-rated at $15,076.

Tourt, who announced his retirement to the superintendent of maintenance for the city of Batavia, rose to the elected position following the resignation of Thomas Lichtenthal, whose term expires on December 31, 2025.

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