Share this article

print logo

Two changes in city codes discussed by Batavia Council

BATAVIA – The City Council, in its monthly conference session this week, discussed two changes in city codes that could become law next month.

One amends a law by allowing the revocation of licenses for peddling and soliciting.

The city clerk would be empowered to cancel a permit for any violation of a city ordinance or law. A public hearing will be held Jan. 14.

The other change is a proposed increase in fees for services.

New charges, the first increases in at least 15 years, will be $10 for tax searches, $20 for returned checks and $200 for a solicitor’s permit, according to city officials.

The Council also closed three capital projects.

A new roof at the Bureau of Maintenance, a new Zamboni ice machine for the Falleti Rink, and landscaping along the Ellicott Street business section were completed earlier this year.