Common Council to meet Wednesday with four items on the agenda

Published Aug 7, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Common Council will meet Wednesday with a short four-item agenda.

The seven-member council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

There is legislation authorizing the mayor to apply for the 2018 Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Program funding up to $1,059,200 for the Erie Boulevard streetscape project. It requires a local match of 20 percent — $264,800. That local match will come from federal Community Development Block Grant funding in the public facilities category and in-kind labor and salaries. This focuses on the boulevard’s intersection at George Street.

There is also legislation regarding an easement with the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency and Rome Community Brownfields Restoration Corp. in order to construct a public road. OCIDA owns land in the 500 block of Henry Street at the former Rome Cable site. As part of development of the site, the city intends to build a road accessing the complex from that block of Henry Street. The legislation notes that “residents living in the vicinity of the Property have voiced concerns about vehicle congestion and other traffic concerns in that area.” The new road would alleviate that issue.

There is also legislation to authorize the mayor to enter into an inter municipal agreement with Oneida County Workforce Development for the county’s internship program. The city will have 18 interns paid $10.40 per hour for 200 hours to provide students with school-based learning with work-based experience. The cost will be $40,304, half of which will be funded by the county.

The council can also authorize Treasurer David C. Nolan, Deputy Treasurer Brian Adams and city accountant Timothy Clemens to attend an accounting principles and procedures course Nov. 14-16 in Watertown. The cost would be a total of $255.