Hornell Meets Deadline for Applying for Multiple Grants

July 19, 2016

HORNELL, NY – At Monday night’s monthly Common Council meeting numerous resolutions were passed all pertaining to possible grants for upcoming city projects. Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan said he wanted to make sure the paperwork was done and submitted before the July 29th deadline.

The first resolution passed was the SEQR Water Pollution Control Plant Improvement Project. This grant will be used for replacing a bar screen at the plant that keeps out large objects that could possibly cause damage. The current screen is over 40 years old and has been repaired in the pass but according to Hogan it’s time to be replaced.

The second resolution will be to apply for a grant to replace the Snow Removal Building at the Hornell Municipal Airport. The bids for this 2500 square foot Federal FAA project came in around $450,000 which is in the ballpark of what the city was looking to pay. “Construction should start late summer or early fall and should not take long,” explained Hogan.

The third resolution passed pertained to apply for money for the revitalization of Main Street businesses. Business owners were required to submit applications stating what improvements they wanted to do to their building, and have estimates of the cost.

The final resolution passed will be to seek funding for a Handicap/Special Needs Playground at Veterans Memorial Park. Hornell Partner’s for Growth Director Shelly Stevens brought it to the attention of the Mayor after hearing of a similar project in Binghamton. If successful the only requirement of the city would be the manpower to erect it.

In other news the Common Council accepted the resignation of Ed Flaitz from the Zoning Board of Appeals and appointed Christina Loper to the position.