Hornellsville Gives Green Light to Supply Water/Sewer to Woodlands Community

April 11, 2017

ARKPORT, NY – The Hornellsville town board unanimously agreed Tuesday night to provide a dedicated water and sewer service to the Woodlands Community (formerly Green Acres) provided there will be no added expenses falling back on the tax payers.

The current residents of the 15 ¾ acre trailer park are pretty much self-sufficient in having secured a $750,000 grant with the total cost for all upgrades just over $1 million. The remainder of the balance will be raised by the tenants and will not depend on the town for any financial help.

Having accepted the resignation of code enforcement officer Shawn Grasby as of March 31st, the town will now be searching for a new code enforcement officer. Actually the town will be hiring two as they have hired former Hornell code officer Jeff Johnson to strictly deal with the new hospital and surrounding offices. Johnson’s job will be temporary as he will be let go upon completion of the Hospital. The other hire will be permanent to replace Grasby.

In other hospital news planning board head Jim Giglio met with Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan and DPW head Mitch Cornish to discuss the impact of the new Hornellsville projects on the city of Hornell’s water treatment facilities. According to Giglio, city officials are worried about the new burden placed on the sewage pump stations. The pumps are currently into their 15th year of service and average about a 20 year lifespan. There was talk of a new maintenance contract between the two to help pay future replacement costs but nothing definite was agreed upon.

And finally board member Bob Mauro gave an update to the progress on renovations to the Village hall courtroom. Town Justices Eric A Buisch and Richard Scavo secured a $30,000 grant earlier in the year that will pay all renovation costs.