August 15, 2016
Hornell, NY – Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan was happy to announce that Hornell has successfully acquired a $3 million grant and a $3,830,000 no interest loan to be paid back over a 40 year period for upgrades to the city’s water infrastructure. “The last major overhaul to that plant was in 1972 or 73,” said Hogan, “and this is well overdue.” The project will upgrade the plants technology bringing it to the digital age, improve the pumps, but most importantly add another million gallon storage tank. By adding another tank, it will allow the city to take the existing tank offline and do much needed repairs inside and out.
Deputy Mayor John Buckley’s reaction posting this on his Face Book page:
“More great news for the residents of Hornell. The City was awarded a $3-million Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grant which will also be supplemented by a $3,830,000 safe drinking water loan from the state’s Environmental Facilities Corporation!! This funding will provide vital upgrades for Hornell’s aging water filtration plant. We are so fortunate to have Senator Tom O’Mara advocating for us in Hornell and all across the district.”
Also New York State Senator Tom Omara’s statement on Face Book:
“We’re hopeful that ongoing state assistance will prove to be a successful foundation for helping localities complete vital projects including sewer and pipeline repairs, as well as benefit local environments, local economies and local property taxpayers.”