Hornellsville Takes Next Step to Supply Water to Maple Court Homes

May 8th, 2018

ARKPORT, NY – The Hornellsville Town Board met Tuesday evening and agreed to start the process of getting water to Maple Court Homes. The first step is to have plans drawn up by engineers at a cost of $12,500 that would provide clean water to all residents in the complex.

Maple Court homes is within Hornellsville’s water district and has been paying for the service, but has complained many times about not being able to get water.

After the engineers plans are drawn up it will go to the Department of Health who will review it, and upon approval work should start shortly after.

“It’s not a very big project and should not take them long to do it, but it may take a while to get everything approved through the Health Department,” commented board member Bob Mauro. “At best you’re still looking at late summer, early fall before things start to happen.”

Also the Hornellsville Town Board was officially notified that they will be receiving their $50,000 clean energy grant and also taking home the designation as the first clean energy community in Steuben County. The first project as a result of that grant has already been completed. A new Electric Vehicle charging station has been built and is adjacent to the Hornellsville Town Hall Building.

“The service is not quite up and running yet,” said Town Supervisor Dan Broughton,” people still need to download apps to their phones that will allow the electricity to flow and take care of all charges incurred for the service. We are not in the business of selling the electricity; we are simply providing a service to our community and will get reimbursed accordingly.”