Council can OK grant applications


Four different resolutions that would authorize Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo to apply for a 2021 consolidated funding application for major city projects will be before the Common Council during its next meeting in Common Council Chambers in City Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.

The four separate resolutions call for the authorization to apply for consolidated funding applications in the amount of $75,000, $2,448,000, $58,418 and $268,750 respectively.

According to the resolutions, Deputy Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development Matthew Andrews has requested the authorizations for :

• The Erie Brownfield Opportunity Area West Dominick Street Art Walk Phase II, with a minimum required local project match of 10% to include $10,000 in contract services and in-kind force account labor and salaries;

• Woodhaven Complete Streets Project Phase I, with a minimum required local match of 10% with the project being consistent with the Rethink Woodhaven Revitalization Plan, the Woodhaven
Area Complete Streets Study and the Comprehensive Plan;

• The Wayfinding Phase II Project with a local match of $19,472 in local bonding and in-kind force account labor and salaries with additional staff salaries used as an additional non-required match in the amount of $10,000 for a total project cost of $87,890; and

• The Rome Terminal Building Visitor Center Phase 2 Restroom and Americans with Disabilities Act Upgrades Project with grant matching requirements.

Also on the agenda:

• Authorization to set up a special account and accept an award of $11,440 from the governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to participate in the Police Traffic Services program for seatbelt mobilization enforcement and Police Tutorial Services.

• Accepting a donation of $1,000 from Cazenovia Equipment Co.


Ordinances to be considered by the Common Council for approval include authorizing the mayor to enter into a rehabilitation agreement and approve the sale of city-owned parcels at 902 Oakwood St. and 904 Oakwood St.;
and authorizing the sale of city-owned parcels on Taft Avenue, Rome-New London Road and Oswego Road.

As per the communications portion of the meeting, South Rome Senior Center, Inc., will presented it’s year-end report and quarterly report; Copper City Community Connection, Rome Historical Society and Rome Art and Community Center will present quarterly reports; Jervis Public Library will present its six-month report; Capitol Theatre will present its nine-month report; and Rome Police Department will present a report on training requests for the quarter ending June 30.

The following establishments have also notified the City Clerk’s Office of intent to obtain or renew its liquor license: Liquor Express, 506 W. Thomas St.; and The Savoy, 255 E. Dominick St.

Rome Shines Beautification Awards will also be presented at the meeting as follows:

• First Ward: Michael Minicozzi of 822 Roosevelt Ave.

• Second Ward: Joe and Jen Fazio of 6566 Lawrence St.

• Third Ward: Larissa Carpenter and Santos Rivera of 820 Calvert St.

• Fourth Ward: Mary and Curtis Ross of 813 W. Liberty St.

• Fifth Ward: Fred and Carol Hanba of 6352 Overhill Drive.

• Sixth Ward: Ed and Sheila Rakowski of 1803 N. George St.

• Seventh Ward: Brian and Deborah Jones of 109 Lyndale Drive.

• Citywide: Mary and Jerry Switzer of 206 Riverview Parkway N.


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