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August 11, 2021 - 11:59am
posted by Press Release in batavia, news, downtown, notify, Bank Street.


Press release:

The City of Batavia has been awarded a Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) 2021 State Economic & Infrastructure Development (SEID) grant.  

The City’s Bank Street water project was awarded $334,000. The NBRC received 156 applications this year for the SEID grant cycle, requesting more than $81M in funding.  This was a 16% increase in requests over 2020. Across the four states, 44 applications from this very competitive field were selected including the City of Batavia.

“The much-needed upgrades to infrastructure will support both public and private development along Bank Street including the progress being made at the City Centre Campus redevelopment and Healthy Living Campus. The new 8” water main will also allow for an additional number of residential and commercial units to be developed in the corridor as planned in the downtown revitalization strategy,” said Eugene Jankowski, Jr. City Council President.

The current Bank street waterline will be updated to an 8” line.  Over 950 linear feet of 8-inch diameter water main will be installed and replace the current 4” and 6” lines that are undersized and aging, 90+-year-old water lines.  The estimated cost of the project is $410,000 and the City will provide a local match to the grant of 20% ($82,000).  

The waterline project is needed to improve water pressure and fire suppression capabilities on Bank Street, as well as enable future development on the City Centre Campus, and the Alva Place parking lot for the Police Station,” said Rachael J. Tabelski, City Manager.  

This project aligns with the strategies laid out by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Investment Plan and New York State Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) as well as being in a federally designated Opportunity Zone. It is also part of a larger corridor plan in which the City is seeking Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant funds, as well for roadwork and streetscape on Bank Street.  

Currently, there is over $50M in public/private development in downtown Batavia, at various stages of planning, permitting, and construction.  This will be a welcomed investment that helps City as a whole, as well as the local business community, community institutions, and quality of life. 



September 9, 2019 - 11:48am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, Road Closure, Bank Street, sidewalk installation.

From the city's Bureau of Maintenance:

Bank Street Road Closure -- (Washington Avenue to North Street)

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, through Friday, Sept. 20, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Bank Street between Washington Avenue to North Street in the City of Batavia will be closed to all through traffic. The closure is for construction activities associated sidewalk installation.

All motorists who regularly use Bank Street (between Washington Avenue to North Street) are asked to seek alternative routes while the closure is in place.

Emergency response and residents of this portion of Bank Street will be permitted within the closure for ingress and egress to properties. Caution is advised.

Additionally a temporary change to the parking restrictions will be made to this area of Bank Street (between Washington Avenue to North Street) to accommodate construction.

There will be “NO PARKING” on the Eastside. “PARKING” will be permitted on the Westside for the duration of the construction project.

Contact the Bureau of Maintenance and ask to speak to the Superintendent at 585-345-6400, opt. 1, if you have any questions.

May 30, 2019 - 5:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Bank Street, outdoors, animals, batavia, news.


Rebecca LeFevre, a Bank Street resident, spotted this fawn in her backyard last night and shared the pictures with us.


May 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, batavia, Bank Street, crosswalks.
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City and County officials held a crosswalk awareness event today at the Bank Street crosswalk in Batavia.

November 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

Completely updated two-story home, features master suite on the first floor. There are four bedrooms and a full bathroom on the second floor.

Hardwood floors in the living/dining area. New tile in kitchen and sunroom and all new carpet on second floor. New hot water heater, furnace and electric panel. Roof-complete tear off about 5 years ago. There is a one-and-a-half car detached garage.

Call Michelle Dills, Howard Hanna at 585-343-6750 or click here for more information on this listing.​

November 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

Great opportunity to own one of the most admired homes in the Village of Oakfield! Professional landscaping accents the amazing front porch.

The original front door has been beautifully preserved as well as original hardwood floors in dining room and living room. Gourmet kitchen (2012), butler pantry, huge first-floor laundry, full bathroom on first floor, an exercise room that could be a bedroom and a mudroom added in 2012. Second floor has five bedrooms and a full bathroom. 200 AMP service 2012, new roof (2011), tankless hot water heater (2012).

There is a deck (2014) overlooking the spacious back yard. The front porch has a new floor, soffit, ceiling, new lights, new steps and new screen door. Must see!

Call Michelle Dills, Howard Hanna at 585-343-6750 or click here for more information on this listing.

November 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

Great home featuring kitchen with breakfast nook, formal dining room, living room, three bedrooms, full bath on second floor, has new tile on floor and subway tile on bathtub walls. Hardwood floors and natural woodwork throughout! Hot water heater 2012, washer and dryer 2016, glass block basement windows 2011. Call Michelle Dills, Howard Hanna at 585-343-6750 or click here for more information on this listing.

November 16, 2017 - 11:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, batavia, Bank Street, infrastructure.


Bank Street is closed today for water line repairs.

The work will result in service disruption for some water customers in the area.

UPDATE 1:46 p.m.: Bank Street is reopened.

October 5, 2017 - 1:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Bank Street, batavia, news, infrastructure.

Press release:

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the City of Batavia Water Department along with UMMC will be replacing valves on the main water line on Bank Street.

The water will be turned off on Bank Street from East Main Street to Washington Avenue.

Work will start at 5 p.m. Water service interruption will be kept to a minimum. This work may result in a period of discolored water in this general area after service is restored. Residents should check to make sure water clarity has returned before resuming activities such as laundry which may be impacted.

Bank Street will be closed to traffic from East Main Street to Washington Avenue.

August 23, 2013 - 12:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street, weather.

Dana Bowen and his dog Jake were out for exercise on Bank Street this morning on another beautiful day in Batavia. The seven-day forecast indicates we should expect more of the same, though slightly warmer.

July 11, 2013 - 7:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street, freeline skating.

Ray Williams, of Batavia, skates down Bank Street on freeline skates.

July 17, 2011 - 3:41pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street, fire.

A caller on Tracy Avenue reported smoke behind a house on Bank Street and City Fire has responded to investigation.

It was possibly an unintended fire, such as a controlled burn.

The address originally reported was 154 Bank St.. A first responder reports the fire is behind 148 Bank St.

UPDATE 4:03 p.m.: Fire's out. City Fire back in service.

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July 11, 2011 - 11:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street.

Workers from a Rochester-based contractor on Bank Street this morning installing traffic sensors for the traffic lights.

May 15, 2011 - 8:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street.

A power pole is reportedly sparking in the area of 266 Bank St., Batavia.

City fire responding.

UPDATE 8:21 p.m.: National Grid being notified. Pole #40 is arcing intermittently.

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November 11, 2010 - 11:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street.


The intersection of Bank and North was pretty tied up this morning as construction workers were busy ripping out asphalt. Meanwhile, there was freshly laid concrete for new sidewalks along Bank Street.

August 30, 2010 - 3:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street, accident.

A Batavia man said he swerved to avoid hitting a deer on Friday night leading to a car vs. pole accident on Bank Street between Ross and Vine streets.

Officer Kevin DeFelice said there was no reason to doubt John J. Dwyer, Jr.'s story. He hadn't been drinking and there were no skid marks to use to estimate the speed of his vehicle.

Dwyer told DeFelice that he was driving 30 mph.

No citations were issued.

"It's now up to his insurance company," DeFelice said.

Dwyer's car took out the utility pole.

There were no injuries and no other cars were involved in the accident.

Photo submitted by Jeremiah Pedro.

(initial report)

August 25, 2010 - 4:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street.


For most of yesterday and today, Bank Street was closed, and from the looks of it, the closures will continue. Sewer replacement has reached Bank and Washington. The road is blocked by a big ditch and heavy equipment. The project -- which will eventually include resurfacing -- is expected to go on into the fall.

August 7, 2010 - 6:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street.


There are large sewer pipes on each side of Bank Street -- part of the Bank Street sewer-replacement project.

July 26, 2010 - 1:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street, stimulus.


Workers began cutting up Bank Street today as part of a project to replace sewer and water lines and repave the street.

Nearly a year ago. Gov. David Paterson announced the city would receive $411,000 of stimulus funds for the project.

The contract was awarded to Conestoga Rovers & Associates for plans and administration of the project. B. Beardsley Management & Enterprises is the contractor.

March 31, 2010 - 8:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street, accident.

A one-car accident has been reported at Bank and Douglas in the City of Batavia.

A possible health problem may have been the cause.

No word on injuries.

City Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

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