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Saturday, March 16 2013

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        Mike Welch is running for Village of Elba Mayor

Hello. My name is Michael Welch. I am running for the office of Mayor this coming Tuesday March 19th, and I would like to ask for your vote!

My wife and I have lived in Elba for over 5 years. While we’re relative newcomers to Elba, we love our life here. I grew up as a big city kid in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My wife grew up in Buffalo.  Now that we’re a little older and our kids are grown, we have come to love the small village life of Elba with its rural community and “small town” atmosphere. We love the Onion Festival, the parades, the free concerts in the park, and the yard sale days.                                                                                                                                                                

Why do I want to be Mayor?

I would like the opportunity to serve the community I love. It’s as simple as that. I am an enthusiastic resident of Elba, excited about the possibility of serving the people of our village as mayor. I am committed to keeping the special character of our village alive, and making it shine even brighter!

My qualifications?

I have worked for years as a supervisor in the pharmaceutical and retail industries. I was an EMT and volunteer firefighter for many years. I am currently the chairman of the Town of Elba Zoning Board of Appeals. I am a Committeeman for the Conservative Party of Genesee County here in Elba (dist. #1).

The focus of my campaign:

  1. Honest and open leadership.
  2. Bring more communication of Elba government & local events to the residents of Elba. I want everyone to know what’s going on in our community--from new laws being considered, to community yard sale days.
  3. Bring government, law enforcement, fire/rescue, high school, and residents together to work on emergency preparedness for our community. This would include offering CERT classes, and even possibly, run mass casualty exercises here in the community—in order to make our community safe.
  4. Bring small businesses back to Main Street.
  5. Bring the Onion Festival back to the park.

Please contact me with support, questions or concerns. (585) 813-8606, [email protected]

Please Vote Tuesday, March 19th 

2:05pm - 9:00pm
1:00 pm

The Batavia Ramparts are presenting the Collin Crane Memorial on Saturday, March 16, at the Falleti Ice Arena on Evans Street in the City of Batavia.


1 to 2:20 p.m. -- Open Memorial Skate -- with free skating and skate rentals

2:30 p.m. -- Mite Tournament

4:40 p.m. -- Midget A Rampart Exhibition Game vs. MOHL

Food from Clor's Meat Market will be available, including pulled pork, turkey, and beef sandwiches.

There will be raffles and all proceeds will be used to establish a hockey scholarship in Collin's name.

1:00pm - 6:00pm
4:00 pm

A "Spay-ghetti Dinner" sponsored by the Volunteers for Animals will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the American Legion Hall, 53 W. Main St., in the Village of Le Roy. Eat in or take out.

The suggested donation is $10. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. There will also be a silent auction, Chinese auction, music and fun!

Proceeds benefit the spaying and neutering of animal at the county shelter.

4:30pm - 7:00pm
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