February 13, 2020
HORNELL, NY – Hornell DPW head Mitch Cornish informed everyone at the Department of Public Works meeting Thursday that the Seneca Street bridge will be closed starting Monday morning (Feb 17th) until he project is completed. Cornish predicts that will take at least until July or August of 2020.
Cornish noted that there will be detour signs up and there are many viable alternative routes you can take. He also added that it will not impact the cleanup on Preston Ave.
Also according to Cornish, there will be 2 new Hat Bus Shelters going up in the city in recent weeks. The first will be behind the Arts Center on Broadway replacing the old one, and the 2nd will be a new one in front of the new hospital above North Hornell.
Water Pollution Control plant head Rich Dunning said that he had a surveyors in last month do site work for the upcoming installation of the UV disinfection project. Dunning also said he had a productive meeting with Crowleys Foods personal about problems they have had with waste from the plant. “They have created some stress for our plant over the holidays,” said Dunning, “and we wanted to make them aware of that. They needed to make some modifications on their housekeeping practices and they agreed to do so. They also agreed to invest $60k in their PLC’s and moderating equipment to avoid and future harm to our facility.”