Category: Municipal

Procedural Error Forced City of Geneva To Reschedule Police Review Board Public Hearing

Procedural error forces Geneva City Council to reschedule PRB public hearing

The City of Geneva has been struggling with consideration of a Police Review Board (PRB) public law for months. Geneva City Council previously held a nearly three-hour public hearing on the initial Police Accountability Board (PAB) proposal on September 22nd. Since then, ... MORE
Geneva Police Review Board Public Hearing Rescheduled

Police Review Board public hearing rescheduled in Geneva

On Wednesday Geneva City Council was scheduled to hold its second public hearing on the Police Review Board (PRB) Public Law. However, instead Council met to reschedule the hearing. Council was forced to reschedule the hearing because staff failed to submit the ... MORE
Geneva City Council Opens 2021 With Two Meetings – Ethics Board Brings Three Complaints Against Councilor Laura Salamendra

City Council opens 2021 with two meetings in Geneva: Ethics board brings complaints against Salamendra

Geneva City Council met for well over 6 hours this week in a pair of sessions. The first was a ‘work session’, which was held on Monday, and the second was a full-meeting held Wednesday. Despite there being no major conflicts during ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman talks 2021 (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman talks 2021 (podcast)

What are counties in the Finger Lakes and Central New York most looking for over the next several weeks and months, as New York State and Congress mulls over additional pandemic relief? This week a new $1 trillion relief package was signed, ... MORE
LETTER: Lyons resident voices frustration over cuts to ALS

LETTER: Lyons resident voices frustration over cuts to ALS service

A reader from Wayne County is concerned about the future of ALS service. Cutting down service opportunities could mean longer response times, which could also cost lives ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Monday, December 14th

SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Monday, December 14th

Monday was the day that the Finger Lakes learned its fate related to economic restrictions. Here's what local health department directors had to say, as more cases of COVID-19 were reported ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Friday, December 11th

SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Friday, December 11th

As of Friday, December 11th the region remains at a critical tipping point. Active caseloads remain high, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said the Finger Lakes had the highest number of people hospitalized out of all regions in New York State. Here's what ... MORE
LIVE AT 9:45: Baker & Durso talk COVID headlines, local stories in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Baker & Durso talk COVID headlines, local stories in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Are we about to see everything change again in New York? Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce new restrictions on businesses like restaurants and bars. Could the region be turned into one large orange or red zone? Both of those questions ... MORE
Geneva City Council Sets Police Review Board Public Law Public Hearing

Police Review Board draft document introduced for January 2021 public hearing in Geneva

On Tuesday Geneva City Council held one of its shortest meetings ever. The Council met for less than 15 minutes setting the stage for the public hearing on the Police Review Board, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th. The Council ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Public health officials struggle to keep up with demand for free COVID testing (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Public health officials struggle to keep up with demand for free COVID testing (podcast)

Over the weekend the Wayne County Health Department announced a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic to be held at the Lyons Bus Garage on Clyde Road. It took around 24 hours for it to fill up, according to Ryan Mulhern, who serves ... MORE
Major construction underway to prevent future flooding in Sodus Point

Major construction underway to prevent future flooding in Sodus Point

Work is underway to protect homes and businesses in Sodus Point from flooding along Lake Ontario. There was devastating flooding all along the southern shores of Lake Ontario in 2017 and 2019. The project is part of the state’s Resiliency and Economic ... MORE
Geneva City Council Schedules Police Review Board Law Public Hearing and  Debates Winter On-Street Parking Rules

City Council schedules public hearing for Police Review Board in Geneva, debates winter parking

Geneva City Council held its regularly scheduled December meeting on Wednesday – taking two important actions that didn’t require formal votes. First, City Manager Sage Gerling and Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers asked the Council for direction regarding how to proceed in ... MORE
Police Accountability Board Renamed Police Review Board  Police Review Board Law Could Be Subject to a Mandatory Referendum

PAB renamed in Geneva: Could it be subject to mandatory referendum?

On Monday Geneva City Council met in another 3-hour session to address the remaining issues involving the proposed Police Accountability Board. For the most part, the Council continued to rehash previously discussed sections of the law. However, one major new proposal did ... MORE
Schuyler County reports fifth COVID-19 death, one incorrectly reported test from Tuesday’s update

Schuyler County reports fifth COVID-19 death, one incorrectly reported test from Tuesday’s update

The Schuyler County Health Department says a fifth person has died from COVID-19 in the community. The report came on Wednesday, as 28 total active cases were reported, as well as three hospitalizations. The department also notified the community of one incorrectly ... MORE
WATCH: Officials give update on pandemic response in Steuben County (video)

Officials give update on pandemic response in Steuben County (video)

On Tuesday officials from Steuben County provided an update on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Public Health Director Darlene Smith and County Manager Jack Wheeler discussed the latest on COVID-19 response in Steuben. Check it out in its entirety below: Want the latest headlines ... MORE