Board of Estimate approves settlement of four tax cert cases


The Board of Estimate and Contract voted to settle in four tax certiorari cases against the city in its meeting last week.

The board, comprised of Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Common Council President Stephanie Viscelli, and several of the mayor’s department heads, met at 3 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers at City Hall. To view the agenda, visit

Three parcels on Griffiss will have their tax assessments lowered as a result of the settlement, and one property will not have its assessment increased.

122 Otis St., owned by the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA), will be lowered from $3,670,964 to $2,005,920.

153 Brooks Road, owned by Cardinal Griffiss Realty Group, will be lowered from $3,365,344 to $2,579,040.

725 Daedalian Drive, owned by OCIDA, will be lowered from $2,763,603 to $2,220,840.

775 Daedalian Drive will remain $1,093,100, per the settlement.

The board also voted to extend an existing agreement with Northeast Uniform, to supply and deliver uniforms for the Fire Department, for $25,000.

Members approved a $6,745 contract with Twomey Construction for repairs to the roof of the poolhouse at Gryziec Field.

A $4,728 agreement with Leads Online of Plano, Texas met board approval. The deal will allow the Police Department to access “transactions that use pawn shops” and “secondhand stores” to “assist the department with criminal investigations.”

Also approved by the board on Thursday:

An agreement with the County Youth Bureau to give the city $6,684. Half of the funding will go to the Police Department’s Juvenile Aid Division, and the remainder will go to the city’s youth programming.

A bid advertisement for repairs to seven elevators in city-owned buildings.

A $750 agreement with Mackenzie Welter, RFA varsity field hockey coach, to teach a youth field hockey program.

Within DPW’s electrical department, the deletion of one electrical technician position and the creation of one signal electrician.

A $1,000 increase to the contract with Raulli’s Iron Works for repairs to the Rome Art and Community Center fire escape.

A no-cost amendment to the contract with CDM Smith of Syracuse for work at the Water Pollution Control Facility.


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