Hornell DPW Update

January 16th, 2020

HORNELL, NY – The Hornell Board of Public Works had a brief monthly meeting Thursday morning and Mayor John Buckley heard reports from the various departments.

Water Treatment Plant head Len Fucci reported that upgrades to his plant are winding down for the winter. “There is a possibility that at the end of January we might do our first line stop, but as far as anything else, its just some basic on site work. We do have on the 23rd of January, a structure meeting for phase two of our upgrade project.”

Water Pollution Control Plan head Rich Dunning reports they have been busy with end of the year reports. “I have roughly 300 pages of data the federal and state governments like to look at the end of each year,” said Dunning. We are also in a pretty good situation compared to last year as far as sludge disposal.” Along with replacing many maintenance items, Dunning said they are also in the works on putting together a Mercury Monitoring program.

Claims approved for the month were $675,823. According to Hornell Mayor John Buckley, this month’s claims were inflated because of annual retirements, and taxes on city owned properties in the towns of Fremont and Hornellsville.

The board approved two events coming up this year. The first was the 26th annual Run for the Shamrocks 5k race. That will be taking place March 14th starting 9am starting and finishing in front of the YMCA. According to Dan Galatio, the race had over 500 participants last year. Also approved was a Boy Scout Day Camp. This will be held July 13h through 17th at Shawmut Park.