August 15th, 2019
HORNELL, NY – Hornell Mayor John Buckley updated the Board of Public Works Thursday morning on the progress of street repairs in the city by the DPW. “We just finished paving Hart Street, Spencer Ave., and Lower Buffalo Street. Milling has started on Upper Bennett Street, Gurnesy Lane, and Williams Street. After we get into the later part of summer we will start putting blacktop down on those also.”
Buckley also said that when construction season starts to wind down from the summer, the city plans to rip out all the old shrubs along route 36 as well as Broadway. He said that all those bushes are well beyond their useful lifespan, but it’s been hard to commit the resources when there’s so much else going on. “It’s time to do a refresh along 36 and Broadway. I already have a crew down on Broadway starting to trim and clean it up. What I plan to do instead of planting a wall of shrubbery is break it up. There still will be some shrubs but also planter boxes and flowers just to break it up.”
Water Treatment plant head Len Fucci said he is still anxiously waiting to start his project at the plant. Phase 1 of the 3 phase project has already been slated to begin but they are experiencing technical holdups there. Fucci said that phase 1 entails complete replacement of the main water tank and because it’s going to be done with concrete this time around instead of steel, it has done before the cold months set in. Fucci also said that phase 2 and 3 are still out for bids and he is waiting to hear back on those.