City of Hornell News

May 20th, 2019

HORNELL, NY – The Hornell Common Council met Monday evening and passed 6 resolutions. The first was a resolution to conduct an assessment update on all properties within the city for the 2020 assessment roll. The city feels that it is necessary because it has already undergone many revaluations and City Hall wishes to keep all properties assessments current. The NYS Office of Real Property Services will provide financial assistance for the project, with the Mayor authorized to expend the necessary funds for completion.

In other news, the Council passed a Traffic Ordinance Amendment pertaining to Blaine Lane. The Following will take place:

  • Place stop signs on the north end of Blaine Lane at Blaine St. and at the south end of Blaine Lane at Conklin St.
  • Place stop sign at the west end of Greeley Lane at Greeley Ave.
  • Place stop sign at the intersection of Greeley Lane and Blaine Lane

According to the Mayor, there has been several complaints about excessive speed through the alley, as it is a known play area for young children.

Also, many budget transfers were made to close out the appropriation accounts for the fiscal year 2018-19, and the council approved the resignation of Josephine Ciancaglini from the Hornell Public Library Board of Directors. Patricia Moore was appointed to fill the unexpired term until January 31, 2020.

And finally, the Common Council accepted the resignation of Barbara Perrott, City Clerk, as she will be officially retiring effective June 29, 2019. The Common Council then appointed Melissa Logan to fill that unexpired term effective 6/39/2019 through 1/31/2020.