City renews agreement with insurance consultant


The Board of Estimate and Contract renewed its agreement with insurance consultant USI in its first meeting of the new year.

The board, comprised of Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Common Council President Stephanie Viscelli, and several of the mayor’s department heads, met at 8:30 Thursday morning in the council chambers at City Hall, 198 N. Washington St.

USI, formerly First Niagara Benefits Consulting, will provide cost analysis and make recommendations on the city’s employee and retiree health insurance program through October 2021. The city will pay the Syracuse firm $33,600 through 2020 and will pay an additional five percent through the contract’s final year.

The board also signed off on an agreement with the state court system for maintenance of state facilities at the justice building. Rome will be reimbursed $50,100 yearly for its services, with the contract set to expire in 2023.

Also approved on Thursday:

The sale of a city-owned property at 700 Massena Ave. for $500.

The sale of a city-owned property at 702 Massena Ave. for $1,000.

The sale of a city-owned property at 909-911 Batavia Ave. for $7,500, and a rehabilitation agreement with the new owner.


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