June 16, 2016
HORNELL, NY – Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan said at Thursday Board of Public Safety meeting that the city has officially submitted their application to the state for water treatment plant improvements. According to Hogan, the Governor has set $200 million aside for clean water projects. Hornell is applying for $6 million for upgrades to the water filter plant. The application was originally due in April but was extended until June. The mayor says that now it’s a waiting game. “We have crossed all our i’s and dotted all our tees, now we will just wait and see what the awards look like.” Also bids are in for the phosphate removal building, which is now required under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Act, and work could begin soon.
Also Dept of Public Works head Mitch Cornish gave an update on road repairs throughout the city.
And finally Hogan was happy to say that their will be more than $30 million worth of construction work going on around the city this year, not including Alstom or the new hospital. “Theres a lot going on in this community,” said Hogan.