October 22, 2019
HORNELL, NY – The city of Hornell officially accepted the results of an audit by Drescher & Malecki LLP that was received by the city on August 27, 2019. The audit was presented to the Common Council on October 21, 2018. The basic summary of the audit was that Hornell was in very good financial shape and no major financial problems were foreseen in the near future.
The city also made available $1,309,000.00 to cover their cost of their participation in the Seneca Street Bridge project over Canacadea Creek and $1,775,000 for the East Main St. Bridge project over Chauncey Run. To advance those projects, the city is making a commitment of 100% of the non-federal share of the costs. The city also agrees that they will be responsible for all cost of the project which exceeds the amount of the NY Bridge Funding awarded to the City.
According to terms of the grants, construction of the bridges shall begin no later than 18 months after award, and that the project shall be completed within three years after beginning construction. The bridges will be 95% federally funded and a 5% local share.
The 2019-2020 City of Hornell budget now reflects the following adjustments: Increase street repairs to equipment by $2,734.61 and decrease insurance recoveries by $2,734.61.
Robert Colucci will be re-appointed to the Hornell Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, for a 4 year term from November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2023.
Appointment of Sharon S. Wirth to the Hornell Public Library Board of Directors to fill the unexpired term of Suzanne Knapp through January 31, 2021.
Also, the Hornell Common Council set trick-or-treating hours for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019.