Amendment to city water budget before councilors
ROME — Authorizing an amendment to the 2022 city water budget is among the agenda items for the next Common Council meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Council Chambers of City Hall.
According to Resolution 121, the amendment is in the amount of $275,000 for water filtration contract services for the purpose of cleaning and repairs to the city’s 50 million gallon water reservoir.
The council will also meet at 6 p.m., prior to the regular council meeting, in the second floor Caucus Room to discuss public safety and the creation of Citizen Action Committees.
Also on the agenda:
• Resolution 118 is accepting an anonymous donation of a Drone EDJI Version 1 to be used by Rome Police Department.
• Resolution 119 authorizing Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with Oneida County relative to snow and ice removal from county highways in the amount of $99,066 for the 2022-23 snow season, and $100,567 for the 2023-24 season.
• Resolution 120 authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with the First Presbyterian Church, 108 W. Court St., for the use of parking lots at the church building relative to employee parking requirements beginning Oct. 1, and running through Sept. 30, 2023. According to the agreement, the city will pay the church $2,500 for snow plowing fees, with the church responsible for costs between $2,500 and $3,500.
• Ordinance 9547 authorizing the mayor to execute lease agreements with Enterprise Fleet Management for the leasing of eight city vehicles: five 2022 Ford Escapes; two 2023 Dodge Chargers; and one 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, with related equipment.
• Ordinance 9548 authorizing the closing of a portion of North James Street from West Liberty Street to West Court Street on Monday, Nov. 11 for the annual Veterans Day program.
Currently tabled legislation includes Ordinance 9533 approving the annual budget for 2023 and Ordinance 9538, amending Rome Code of Ordinances Chapter 80 — Zoning Code concerning the establishment and construction of solar arrays within the city.
In communications, Rome Art and Community Center’s financial report for the quarter ending Sept. 30 is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
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