Councilors, city board give go ahead on projects


In city meetings this week, measures were approved that would continue progress for infrastructure projects and maintenance in the city.

At Thursday morning’s city Board of Estimate a measure was passed allowing the city to contract with Barrett Paving and Materials in Liverpool, for a 2020 cold milling and resurfacing project to the tune of $1,969,842.21.

In Wednesday night Common Council actions, A resolution that would have adopted the Erie Boulevard BOA study as an appendix to the 2004 City of Rome Comprehensive Plan, was tabled until a public hearing could be set on the matter.

The Erie Boulevard Brownfield Opportunity Area is about a 575-acre area along the Erie Canal which aims to cleanup and reignite unused industrial space.

Also during the meeting, through a unanimous vote, council approved a bond resolution that $963,300 would ultimately pay for improvements to the $3.8 million Martin Street sewer project.

Clarifying, City Treasurer David Nolan explained that the amount was not new spending, but the resolution was rather an authorization of spending for a leftover amount for the project.


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