May 19, 2016
Hornell, NY – At Thursday mornings Board of Public Works meeting various department heads gave reports on projects throughout the city. After a report on the new water treatment facility wells, Mayor Shawn Hogan said he had stopped down and looked at it and was very impressed. After some minor issues are work out, the wells should be up and running by the end of the month. Hogan stated that this is the first carbon treated treatment plant in the state and every city in the state will soon adopt this technology in treating their waste.
Hogan also said that the city will soon be applying for a grant to upgrade the water filter plant, water storage tanks, and water clarifiers. The total cost of the renovations will be around 6 million dollars and he hopes to get a grant for as much as 3 million of that with the rest being paid for with a low interest loan.
In other news DPW head Mitch Cornish said road paving is well under way in the city. Currently three roads have been milled and are ready for paving; Transit Drive, East Avenue Extension, and Lower Howard Street. He said the city plans to do three roads at a time with a total of 15 to be done this year.
In miscellaneous action the board approved the Hornell Association the use of their back parking lot for three events this summer; a clam bake on June 11th, Gus Macker party July 30th, and a Cash Bash on August 6th. Also was approved was the Maple City Classic softball tournament at Memorial Park.