Funding for Jervis, Capitol before council


Resolutions are up for consideration at Wednesday’s Rome Common Council meeting considering funding agreements for several community organizations.

Separate resolutions will be considered for funding to Jervis Public Library, Rome Historical Society, Capitol Civic Center, Inc., the Senior Citizens Council of Rome and South Rome Senior Center.

Wednesday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. and can be heard via an audio livestream accessible by telephone. To access the meeting, dial 1-408-418-9388 and enter access code 179 370 4786#.

Funding agreements are as follows: Jervis Library, $322,932; The Capitol, $12,160; South Rome Senior Citizens, $10,880; RHS, $31,616; Senior Citizens Council of Rome, $31,680.

A resolution authorizing Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo to provide $1,600 in funding to Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. for a runaway and homeless youth program will also be on the table.

According to the Jervis Library agreement resolution, the $322,932 for the provision of services in 2021 would be paid in quarterly installments of $80,733 by the city in order to provide library services. As part of the agreement, like all funding agreements, Jervis will be required to provide a vendor’s claim and quarterly financial statements to the city.

Capitol Civic Center is slated to receive quarterly installments of $3,040 each for cultural and education programs and classes throughout the year.

South Rome Seniors will receive quarterly installments of $2,720.

The Rome Historical Society would receive quarterly installments of $7,904 to act as a repository for historical artifacts and documents, and to assist the local historian appointed by the mayor.

The Senior Citizens Council of Rome would receive quarterly installments of $7,920 and must start submitting quarterly financial statements on April 1. Funding is to maintain the center to provide recreation services for the elderly.

In addition, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., has requested the Common Council to provide an appropriation of funds in the amount of $1,600 for the year to provide emergency short-term residential and non-residential care to city youths as part of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program.

Other resolutions:

• Authorization of the mayor to enter into agreement with Rome Cemetery Association to provide $2,000 in 2021 for care of the city plot.

• Authorization for the Common Council to enter into agreement with D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP in the amount of $76,900 to serve as the auditor of city financial operations for the year.

• As per city ordinances being considered, Larry J. Donovan has requested the discontinuation of paper alley, known as Butternut Street, so that the property can be sold by the city. A separate ordinance, if approved, would authorize the sale of the city-owned property.

• Third Ward Councilor Kimberly Rogers has requested the authorization of an ordinance to place “Do Not Block Driveway” signs on West Dominick Street — on either side of 723 and 727.

* First Ward Councilor John Sparace has requested the authorization of an ordinance to place “No Left Turn” signs from Bloomfield Street to Harding Boulevard.

Anyone wishing to make a public comment during the meeting, should email comments to no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The comments will be read into the record during the public comment portion of the meeting.


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