August 18, 2015
HORNELL NY- A hot day in the Maple City ended with a Common Council meeting in Hornell City hall on Monday evening. The Mayor presented the council with resolutions to annex the tract of land that runs from Shawmut park, up to the Airport. This move will make way for the bike trail that is slated for construction sometime in Spring 2016. The city will finalize the annexations at the city Common Council meeting in September.
In other action, the Council approved a measure to charge residents five dollars a year to help pay for the cost of Phosphate removal from the sewer treatment that goes into the waterways ending up in the Chesapeake bay. Industrial users will be charged significantly more (those that contribute more to the Phosphate will be charged from $38,000 to $39,000 to the overall $70,000 dollars it will cost to remove the phosphate).