$125,000 to aid capital projects in Rome

Published Feb 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

Rome will get $125,000 in capital funding in the state budget, Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi announced today. The funding will be used for technology and infrastructure improvements for the police department, City Hall, the Department of Public Works and the city’s waste water treatment plant.

“I am pleased to provide funding that is being used to make significant upgrades to city facilities and infrastructure,” said Brindisi, D-119, Utica. “These projects will improve public health and safety, while also reducing operating costs for the city.”

The city is renovating its police department interrogation room for the first time in over 30 years, Brindisi noted, providing soundproofing and other amenities that are “vital to conducting investigations.” The city is adding an emergency medical services all-terrain vehicle so emergency medical personnel can access the growing recreational trail system, noted Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo.

City Hall employees will have new technology for conferencing to bring public information meetings to a broader audience, Brindisi said. Technology upgrades will allow digital presentations for public meetings at City Hall.

The city is investing in improved security to reduce vandalism and improve public safety at its water and sewer facility on Lower East Dominick Street, Brindisi said. A new storage building for the waste water plant will replace an old building.

Both Public Works and the waste water plant will get security upgrades and storage and access improvements.

“We are sincerely grateful for the funding allocations that will help to strengthen operations and offer continued benefits through cost savings and efficiencies in the City of Rome,” said the mayor.