Hornell Common Council News

February 19th, 2018

HORNELL, NY – The Hornell Common Council met Monday night and approved several resolutions with the first three dealing with the Water Pollution Control Plant.

The first resolution gives the city authorization to match 20% of a grant totaling $20,000. The city’s share will be $4,000. The grant will be used for a environmental study. The Mayor has the ability to increase the city’s local share without further approval from the Common Council.

The second resolution authorizes the Mayor to sign and execute a Grant Agreement with NYS Environmental Facilities and any documents necessary to fulfill obligations under the Engineering Planning Grant Agreement.

The third resolution allows a SEQR for the WPCP study.

Hornell Mayor John Buckley was appointed to the Steuben County Land Bank Corporation as a municipal representative for a 2 year term ending December 31st, 2019. The position was previously held by Shawn Hogan.

Also a transfer of funds was approved to reflect changes in the upcoming budget. Capital projects funding was increased by $14,300 and airport miscellaneous decreased by $14,300. Street repair equipment was also bumped up by $8,000 and insurance recoveries decreased by the same amount.

The Mayor was given permission submit a Community Development Block Grant application for financial aid to pave the way for TTA’s upcoming renovations. TTA plans a multi-million dollar upgrade to the interior of their facility and hopes to hire an addition 30 full time employees in the near future.

And finally Mayor Buckley has replaced the last Commissioners seat on the Board of Public Safety. Scott Richardson will be filling that vacancy immediately.