February 13, 2017
HORNELL, NY – Mayor Shawn Hogan gave his yearly State of the City Speech Monday night before the monthly Common Council meeting. Successful topics that Hogan emphasized in his speech were upgrades to the water treatment and filtration plants, repaving of streets, upgrades or replacement for every bridge in the city, various housing rehab and construction projects, and the progress the city is making in adopting programs that combat zombie properties.
“I have not witnessed this level of interest in the city in my three decades as mayor,” said the mayor. “There’s widespread interest in commercial and residential development which in turn will have a tremendous impact on our economy.” Hogan concluded that the city is also in solid financial shape with a $2.2 million fund balance and givin the designation of the third most affordable community in the state.
In the resolution portion of the meeting a SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) was passed for the Riedman Development (60 unit apartment complex next to Shawmut park) and for Main Frame (Picture frame business to be located at 190 Main Street). Also Norm Ellis was appointed to the Library Board and Ian Bixby to the Planning Board.