Legislation on Merrick Road development before council
ROME — A public hearing on the city’s proposed $48.9 million budget for 2023 is scheduled prior to the regular Common Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Common Council Chambers of City Hall.
The public hearing will give members of the community an opportunity to speak on the spending plan, and the regular council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
On the agenda for Wednesday’s council meeting will be legislation dealing with Delta Luxury Apartments at 7801 Merrick Road, as well as amending the Rome Zoning Code and creating a 90-day moratorium on the establishment and construction of solar arrays within the city.
Resolution 111 would authorize the creation of a capital project account for Delta Community Infrastructure, and Resolution 112 would authorize Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo to enter into an agreement with Delta Luxury Townhomes, LLC to accept lands to be incorporated into Delta Community.
As for Resolution 111, City Treasurer David C. Nolan has requested to create a capitol project account authorizing use of up to $1,954,457 in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery special revenue funds, as well as $234,043 in developer funds to pay for construction costs. The developer has agreed to provide an escrow account in favor of the city, for which the city can draw 25% of the total of each water, sewer, sanitary and storm construction contract advance, according to the legislation. The total estimated cost is $2,188,500.
Resolution 112 authorizes the mayor to enter into an agreement with Delta Luxury Townhomes, LLC to convey a roadway 60 feet in width as shown on “Delta Subdivision Plat Map of property of Delta Luxury Townhomes, LLC,” by professional land surveyor Susan M. Anacker.
Meanwhile, Resolution 114 would authorize the city clerk to advertise notice of a public hearing with regard to amending Rome Code of Ordinances Chapter 80 regarding solar array construction amendments.
And Ordinance 9542 would authorize a 90-day moratorium extension with respect to the establishment and construction of solar arrays within the city.
Also on the agenda:
• Resolution 113 would authorize the mayor to enter into an agreement with Madison-Oneida BOCES for an unpaid internship in the Public Works Department as part of the New Visions Program. The internship would begin this month and end in May 2023.
• Ordinance 9540 authorizing the closing of streets for the annual winter holiday Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for 4:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.
• Ordinance 9541 authorizing the placement of a stop sign at the intersection of East Bloomfield and Parry streets.
The council will also considered tabled legislation Ordinance 9533 approval of the annual city budget for 2023, and Ordinance 9538 amending Rome Code of Ordinances Chapter 80 Zoning Code.
In communications, the Department of Public Works report of travel, conferences and training for the quarter ending Sept. 30 is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
The following will be recognized with Rome Shines Beautification Awards:
- First Ward: Albert and Diane Brockway, 809 Culverton Road.
- Second Ward: Bill and Yvonne Beuhler, 6980 Rome-Oriskany Road.
- Third Ward: Nida Watts, 704 Calvert St.
- Fourth Ward: Braylen Taylor, 100 Indian Creek Lane.
- Fifth Ward: Christopher and Rhonda Ingham, 1104 Jervis Ave.
- Sixth Ward: Karen Lovett, 1901 Roser Terrace.
- Seventh Ward: William Larson and Indrani Narangoda, 1404 N. George St.
- Citywide: Jennifer Nutting, 412 Beech St.
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