Common Council Working To Get Upgrades Done, In And Around Hornell

February 24, 2020

HORNELL, NY – Numerous resolutions were passed at Monday night’s monthly Common Council meeting. Most resolutions pertained to getting financing for upgrades in and around the city. In order to pay for part of the cost of the construction of a UV disinfection system at the Water Pollution Control Plant, an additional $4,179,200 in bonds will be issued. The new maximum estimated cost for the project is $5,858,200.

The city is working to move forward with an elevator upgrade at City Hall at a maximum estimated cost of $100,000. Also authorized was funding for roof replacement on the building, at a maximum cost of $250,000. Bridge replacement in the City was authorized at a maximum estimated cost of $1,500,000, and the city is working to move forward with the replacement of the pool house roof, and resurfacing of the tennis courts at a cost of $150,000.

Also planned are Wood Street/Maxwell Avenue storm sewer improvements at a maximum estimated cost of $350,000. The plan for the financing of the above mentioned projects is by the issuance of serial bonds, payable over a set amount of years, minus whatever grants the city receives for the projects.

The city also passed a resolution to perform SEQR’s for the above projects to ensure no environmental damage is created or foreseen in the future.

The City of Hornell is submitting a request for a grant of funds to the NYSDOT for a project to provide public mass transportation services for Central & Western Steuben County and Eastern Allegany County for the fiscal years 2019-20, 2020-21, and to purchase 3 buses and miscellaneous garage equipment.

And finally, a budget amendment was necessary to reflect an increase in revenues, Insurance Recoveries, by $10,422.46 and increase expenditure, Fire Department equipment, by $10,422.46.