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Refinancing bonds to save more than $4 million

BATAVIA -- Genesee County stands to save just over $4 million in a refinancing plan on bonds issued seven years ago to pay off a countywide water supply system.

The cost was lowered by $145,000 annually for the remaining 28 years of the bond issue through lengthy negotiations with the state's Environmental Facilities Corp., according to County Treasurer Scott D. German.

The county financed construction of its $20 million water project in a 35-year plan with the Monroe County Water Authority, one of the sources for delivering water to largely rural, undeveloped areas.

One exception is the City of Batavia, whose delivery system, including an aging filtration plant, became part of the project.

The county collects a charge of 60 cents per 1,000 gallons to help finance the system. Funds also come from the county's added 1 percent sales tax dedicated to capital projects and debt reduction.


Academy has waiting list in pre-K for 4-year-olds

The Catholic Academy of West Buffalo has announced that it has a waiting list for any remaining spaces in its prekindergarten class for 4-year-olds.

A decision on whether to open another such class is expected to be made by Aug. 1.

Space is still available in the kindergarten class, as well as the prekindergarten for 3-year-olds. For information, call 885-6111.

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