Recognition of Rome’s 150th anniversary of incorporation before Common Council


Agendas for upcoming city meetings have been released.

Agenda items for the meetings include changes made in agreements with the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank and marking the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Rome.

The February 12 Common Council meeting is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. Meeting agenda items include:

If passed, Resolution 29 would authorize Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo to sign off on an amendment to an intermunicipal agreement with the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank. The measure would make minor adjustments to the qualifications of the Greater Mohawk Valley Land bank board of directors membership and to extend the agreement until 2022.

Resolution 33 recognizes the City of Rome’s 150th anniversary, having been incorporated in 1870. Rome, “is a city of 72 square miles conveniently located in the geographical center of (the state) at the foothills of the Adirondacks. Due to its strategic location, it was considered one of the most important transportation points for people and goods along the Great Passage during the settling and founding of our nation in the 1700s and 1800s,” reads part of the resolution.

The Feb. 13 city Board of Estimate and Contract meeting is slated for Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8:30 a.m.  

Agenda items include:

Resolution 29 would grant the city of Rome permission to remit to the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank 50% of the real property taxes on properties within the city of Rome purchased from the land bank. States the resolution: “Upon adoption of a local law, ordinance, or resolution by municipality, school district or any taxing district, fifty percent of the real property taxes collected on any specific parcel of real property identified by such municipality, school district or any taxing jurisdiction may be remitted to the land bank. In accordance with procedures established by regulations promulgated by the department of taxation and finance. Such allocation of real property tax revenues shall commence with the first taxable year following the date of conveyance and shall continue for a period of five years.”

Resolution 36 would authorize the city of Rome to enter into an agreement with Utica-based Controlled Waste Systems, Inc. in a $5,529,400 contract for the removal of residential solid waste and recyclable material collection. The contract is for a five year term spanning from April 1 this year until March 31, 2025.

Both meetings are held in the Rome Common Council Chambers at 198 N. Washington St.


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