Hornell Accepts Grant For TTA – To Apply for Grants for Residential Housing and Main St Business Renovations

July 23rd, 2018

HORNELL, NY – The Common Council officially accepted a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $400,000 for an addition and other renovations to TTA in Hornell. The grant was recently approved by the NYS Office of Community Renewal and will soon be in the hands of TTA officials to begin work. According to the Mayor, they have completely run out of room for expansion and once work has completed the gradual hiring of 30 new employees will take place.

Hornell is also in the process of submitting an application for a CDBG to be used on housing rehabilitation projects in the city. The city hopes to get between $400,000 and $500,000 to help city residents who apply improve their homes. A public hearing on the matter will be held Monday, August 20th at 6:45pm to answer any questions city residents might have.

The Common Council Monday also voted to support an application for NYS Main Street funding that would assist building and businesses in a specified district with renovations and upgrades to exteriors. Funding of up to $100,000 per building will be available, not to exceed 75% of the total cost of the project.

Work on the Canisteo Bridge will begin soon as the council approved it’s replacement at a cost not to exceed $400,000. The city plans to pay for it with the issuance of serial bonds. Buckley said that it should be completed by 2020 and after that he hopes to have the South Division Street Bridge replaced.

And finally it was announced that Brian Friedland and Ceil Kelley were appointed to the Hornell Public Library Board of Directors. Kelley will be filling an unexpired term ending on 1/1/2019 and Friedland will be filling an unexpired term ending 2/1/2021. A Commissioner for the Board of Public works was also announced but put on hold until next month as a few issues remain.