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July 19, 2018 - 2:22pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, crime, notify, Lehigh Avenue.

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Officer Felicia DeGroot.

Press release:

On Monday, July 16, officers from the City of Batavia Police Department responded to the area of 11 Lehigh Ave. for a 9-1-1 hang-up call plotting to the general area. Upon arrival, officers found no signs of distress and checked the building located at 11 Lehigh Ave. for any signs of a disturbance.

Officers located an open door to the building and checked the interior to ensure that there were no problems inside the building itself or anyone in need of assistance. During the search of the interior of the building officers located a large make-shift aquarium that contained a 4-foot-long alligator.

Officers immediately notified the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and EnCon Officer Wilson arrived on scene a short time later. The alligator was captured and turned over to EnCon Officer Wilson. It was determined that the 9-1-1 hang up call was not related to the found alligator.

Residents are reminded that the possession or sale of alligators and other dangerous animals is a violation of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. Not only is it illegal to possess such an animal, but they are dangerous and should not be harbored by anyone without specific training and the appropriate licensing or permits.

If anyone has any information regarding this animal or knows of anyone harboring such a dangerous animal, they should contact the DEC Region 8 office at (585) 226-2466.

This investigation was turned over the DEC, any requests for further information should be directed to DEC Region 8 press contact Regina Willis at (585) 226-5324 or [email protected]

Previously: Four-foot alligator found in vacant building on Lehigh Avenue

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Officer Christopher Lindsay.

July 18, 2018 - 1:40pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, DEC, news, notify, batavia, Lehigh Avenue.

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A four-foot long alligator was found in a vacant building at 11 Lehigh Ave., on Monday, and picked up by Encon Officer Wilson.

The alligator was initially discovered by Batavia PD but spokesman Investigator Eric Hill said the report didn't indicate how an officer found out about the alligator.

A DEC spokeswoman said the Seneca Park Zoo agreed to house the animal temporarily until it can be relocated to a permitted facility.

The case is still under investigation and she said it's illegal in New York to possess any crocodilian family without permits.

The building's listed owner is RCT Corp. The Batavian emailed a person who might be associated with that company to see if we can get more information.

Photo by Linda Cotter​.

June 15, 2018 - 11:38am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, Lehigh Avenue, street maintenance.

Press release:

On Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th, Lehigh Avenue in the City of Batavia will be closed to all through traffic. The closure will be between Ellicott Street (Route 63) and the City line (Creek Road). These closures are expected to be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in order to pave Lehigh Avenue.

All motorists who regularly use Lehigh Avenue are asked to seek alternative routes while the closures are in place. Businesses and residents within the area of the closure should anticipate delays, but we will do our best to accommodate getting you to and from you residence or place of business.

This work is weather dependent and subject to rescheduling if it rains.

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

June 11, 2018 - 1:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in street maintenance, Lehigh Avenue, batavia, news.

Press release:

Roadwork originally planned for today on Lehigh Avenue in the city has been rescheduled for Monday, June 18th, due to weather conditions. 

It will be closed to all through traffic that day.

The closure will be between Ellicott Street (Route 63) and the City line (Creek Road). These closures are expected to be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in order to pave Lehigh Avenue.

All motorists who regularly use Lehigh Avenue are asked to seek alternative routes while the closures are in place.

Businesses and residents within the area of the closure should anticipate delays, but we will do our best to accommodate getting you to and from you residence or place of business.

This work is weather dependent and subject to rescheduling if it rains.

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

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

May 10, 2018 - 12:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, road maintenance, Lehigh Avenue, news, Announcements.

Press release:

There will be traffic delays on Lehigh Avenue in the City of Batavia Tuesday, May 15th, between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. for milling operations.

Roadwork involving the milling of pavement will begin at Ellicott Street, working toward Creek Road. Local traffic will be permitted to and from their residence/property but should plan accordingly for delays.

All residents/businesses within the work area are asked not to park on the roadway during the day.

Once milling is complete, the roadway will be prepared for paving. An additional memo will be issued with specific dates and times for this work.

Please contact the Bureau of Maintenance with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Phone: 585-345-6400, Option 1

Fax: 585-343-6199

www.batavianewyork.com

May 8, 2018 - 12:06pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, Lehigh Avenue, street maintenance.

Press release:

Please note that the cold milling operation planned for Lehigh Avenue today has been postponed due to milling equipment breaking down. Work will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Sincerely, 

Brett Stevenson -- Streets Supervisor 

Bureau of Maintenance, 147 Walnut St., Batavia

Phone: 585-345-6400, Option 1

Fax: 585-343-6199

www.batavianewyork.com

May 7, 2018 - 1:15pm

Press release:

Please be aware that all motorists using Lehigh Avenue within the City of Batavia will experience travel delays on Tuesday, May 8th, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Roadwork involving the milling of pavement will begin at Ellicott Street, working toward Creek Road. Local traffic will be permitted to and from their residence/property but should plan accordingly for delays.

All residents/businesses within the work area are asked not to park on the roadway during the day.

Once milling is complete, the roadway will be prepared for paving. An additional memo will be issued with specific dates and times for this work.

Please contact the Bureau of Maintenance with any questions. Phone: 585-345-6400 (Option 1); Fax: 585-343-6199.

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

August 10, 2013 - 10:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Lehigh Avenue.

The owner of a building on Lehigh Avenue discovered this morning that overnight about 20 windows on the south side of the structure were broken out.

Police are investigating, but suspect some kids in the neighborhood.

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