City Council to vote on Tourt’s appointment as superintendent of highways, solar ordinance public hearing

Batavia City Council is expected to appoint Ray Tourt as the city’s superintendent of highways at its monthly meeting on Wednesday evening.

A resolution included in the meeting agenda has Tourt, who announced his retirement as superintendent of the Batavia City Maintenance Office, taking office, effective April 4.

A city employee since 1999, Tourt’s last day with the city is March 30.

City Supervisor Gregory Post said today that Tourt will serve the remainder of this year before being put on the ballot to run for the part-time salaried position for three more years. He pays about $20,000.

Tourt would replace Tom Lichtenthal, who has resigned but continues to work for the city as an engineer.

Also on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting, which begins at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall on West Main Street Road, is a public hearing on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. City Hall) on “A Local Law Amending the City of Batavia Zoning Ordinance for Solar Energy Systems.

Over the past few months, the city’s solar committee has been working on revising the law governing solar systems in the municipality and has come up with a final draft for public consideration.

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