Rise in fuel costs hits city budget
ROME — Legislation calling to amend the 2022 city budget for unanticipated cost increases in fuel costs as well as liability insurance, the Woodhaven property foreclosure and the cost of air conditioners for Rome Police Department will go before the Common Council during its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Common Council Chambers of City Hall.
Funds to cover the costs would come from the city’s appropriated fund balance.
Resolution 101 would authorize an amendment to the 2022 budget for:
• An increase in the cost of air conditioning units for Rome Police from $9,000 to $10,400;
• Amend the sewer budget for an increase in the cost of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Firewalls from $1,250 to $2,783;
• Amend Inside District, General City, Sewer and Water budgets for an increase in the cost of liability insurance;
• Amend the general city budget for the cost of the Woodhaven property foreclosure, which will become part of the city’s municipal infrastructure with the balance of the property sold for development in the amount of $73,712;
• Amend the general city budget for the unanticipated increase in the cost of gasoline and diesel for municipal buildings and the Parks and Recreation Department;
• Amend the Inside District budget for the unanticipated increase in the cost of gasoline for the police department in the amount of $65,000;
• And Amend the Sewer Budget for the unanticipated increase in the cost of gasoline in the amount of $9,500.
Also on the agenda:
• Resolution 100 would authorize City Treasurer David C. Nolan to close capital projects and to make appropriate related accounting entries.
• Resolution 102 would authorize Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo to enter into an agreement with Oneida County STOP-DWI program for “selective enforcement patrols” in the amount of $16,483 for the time period of between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of this year.
• Resolution 103 calls for accepting a $405 donation from Woodman Life for the sponsorship of a movie shown at Franklyn’s Field on Aug. 17.
• And Ordinance 9532 would authorize closing a portion of Lawrence Street, from South James Street to Avenue A on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., in conjunction with Vescio’s Franklin Hotel anniversary celebration.
In communications, Korp’s Corner, 800 W. Dominick St., has notified the City Clerk’s Office of its intent to renew its state liquor license; and Rome Police’s report of training requests for the quarter ending June 30 is on file at the clerk’s office.
The following will receive Rome Shines Beautification Awards:
• First Ward: Paul and Francine Chilkotowsky, 902 N. James St.
• Second Ward: Paul and Polly Miner, 6692 Lawrence St.
• Third Ward: Paul and Mary Fitsik, 141 W. Wright St.
• Fourth Ward: John and Donna Dudus, 7607 Gifford Road.
• Fifth Ward: James and Linda Harris, 711 Turin St.
• Sixth Ward: Ryan and Michelle Lucia, 8478 Elmer Hill Road.
• Seventh Ward: James and Hui Hopping, 111 N. Crescent Drive.
• Citywide: Joseph and Rosemary Carollo, 602 Clinton St.
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