Law Enforcement Wary of Ridding Bail in 2020
Starting January 1st, many criminal offenses will no longer qualify for bail. Many of these offenses listed from the District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York are violent crimes. Local law enforcement across the state is concerned the change will be a threat to public safety, as they won’t be able to lock up potentially harmful people off of the streets upon charging them. Some police foresee an increase in bench warrants, where they will have to hunt these subjects down. Those already locked up on a listed charge can petition to be let go when the law takes effect on January 1st. According to the legislation, the purpose of this law is: “To end the use of monetary bail, reduce unnecessary pretrial incarceration and improve equity and fairness in the criminal justice system.”
Second Phase of County Route 10 Begins Today
Phase 2 of the road construction on County Route 10 begins today. County Route 10 between Unionville and Turnpike Roads will be closed. The closure will last until tomorrow and occur from 9am to at 2pm both days. The detour route for both days will be Moore and Turnpike roads. This detour will be posted to alert motorists.
County Vulnerable Youth Summit Set for October 23rd
The second annual Steuben County Vulnerable Youth Summit is set for October 23rd at the Bath Volunteer Fire Department from 8:30 to 11:45 am. This year’s summit will focus on the issue of Human Trafficking and how to prevent it with keynote speaker Salka Valerio sharing her account of what it’s like to survive trafficking. The summit also includes an overview of the school curriculum “Not a Number” to teach children ages 12-18 how to recognize and prevent human trafficking. An introduction to services Steuben’s Child Advocacy Center offers is also planned. Reservations are required by October 18th and can be made by calling Lisa Baker at (607) 664-2100 or emailing her at Lisa.Baker@SteubenCountyNY.gov.
County Announces Route 22 Bridge Project Completed
Steuben County announced that work on the $2.3 million replacement of the County Route 22 bridge over the Canisteo River in the Town of Cameron has been completed. The cost of replacing the 60-year-old bridge was absorbed through 95 percent federal funding and 5 percent county funding. The new construction was completed well before the projected November deadline and the changes are expected to improve flow and reduce debris collected under the bridge, which is a common daily route between Bath and travelers from Woodhull, Jasper and Addison.
Bath and Savona CSDs Host Manufacturing Day
Yesterday, the Bath and Campbell-Savona Central School Districts and Steuben County Industrial Development Agency hosted their first-ever Manufacturing Day for nearly 200 eight graders from both school districts. Students rotated through four sessions to hear from manufacturing representatives from Clark Specialty, Corning Inc., ICE Energy, Mercury Corporation, Siemens, Upstate Niagara and Steuben County IDA about local manufacturing. Superintendent Joe Rumsey said the event was a great opportunity to bring industry representatives to the school to see what they were learning and to expose girls to manufacturing jobs as well as speak to female representatives in attendance. Rumsey encouraged girls to explore these traditionally male-dominated fields, noting “It’s not a man’s world anymore.”
County Public Works Committee to Meet Monday
When the Steuben County Public Works Committee meets Monday October 7th, they will discuss several issues each for landfill, highway and bid business. In landfill matters, the Committee will talk about the Allegany County IMA Extension for Disposal of Garbage and Guidelines for Disposal of Municipal Building Demolition at the County Landfill. In Highway business, the committee will visit the Hydro-Seeding Agreement with Steuben County Soil & Water Conservation District and Transfers to both Salt and Sand. Bids will be discussed for a Closed Door Horizontal Baler, Heated Portland Cement Concrete, Steel Sign Posts, Traffic Signs and Delineators as well as Extending the Agreement on Collection and Recycling of Electronic Waste. Public Works will meet 10am Monday at the Legislative Committee Room of the County Office Building.