Sale of part of Woodhaven, WPM before council


A resolution to authorize the City Clerk to advertise a public hearing regarding the sale of a portion of property, formerly known as Wright Park Manor and Woodhaven, to Rome Industrial Corporation, is among the agenda items for the Wednesday, April 28, Common Council meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. via Webex audio stream and live-streamed through the council’s website.

Ordinances to be considered by the council include authorizing the issuance of $2,373,000 of city bonds to pay the cost of reconstruction of various roads throughout and within the city, and authorizing the sale of a portion of property formerly known as Wright Park Manor and Woodhaven to RIDC to facilitate redevelopment of the site related to the Rethink Woodhaven Revitalization Plan, in the amount of $390,000.

According to the resolution, Deputy Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development Matthew J. Andrews and First Ward Councilor John B. Sparace have recommended that the property be conveyed to RIDC in order to facilitate the conveyance of the land to developers, who plan to develop it into new residential and mixed-use units.

Authorizing the mayor to amend the 2020 Community Development Block Grant annual action plan spending through a substantial amendment to account for supplemental coronavirus aid, relief and economic security, will also be among the resolutions considered.

There will also be a resolution on the table determining the proposed reconstruction and resurfacing of city streets for the purposes of the state Environmental Quality Review Act.

The call-in number for the meeting is 1-408-418-9388, with access code 129 368 4001#.

All members of the public who wish to speak during the general public hearing portion of the meeting must register in advance with the City Clerk’s Office using his or her full name, mailing address and telephone number no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Individuals must call 315-339-7659 to register, and participants must have internet access with a personal computer or equivalent device such as a smartphone or tablet.

To livestream the meeting, go to

As for communications to be heard by the council, Scotty’s Hotdogs, Inc., of 6700 Martin St., has informed the City Clerk’s Office that it intends to renew its liquor license. Rome Police Department has also provided a quarterly report on travel, conferences and training; and Rome Historical Society, Rome Art and Community Center and the Capitol Theatre have all provided quarterly financial reports.


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