Trail resolution among upcoming items on Common Council meeting agenda

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Resolutions to authorize the mayor to accept a Use and Occupancy Permit related to the Mohawk River Trail Phase II project and authorization for the mayor to submit the 2021 Community Development Block Grant annual action plan are up for approval at the next Common Council meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 via Webex audio stream.

The call-in number for the meeting is 1-408-418-9388, with access code 129 531 6725#.

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 www.romenewyork.com/
common-council.

Among the resolutions up for approval include one authorizing Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo to execute and accept a Use and Occupancy Permit related to the Mohawk River Trail Phase II project, specifically 0.35 miles of new trail north of state Route 825 and ending at Wright Settlement Road. Another resolution would authorize the mayor to submit the 2021 Community Development Block Grant annual action plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for review and approval.

There are also resolutions to authorize Mayor Izzo to enter into an agreement with the Oneida County STOP-DWI Program “Crack Down Patrols” for the amount of $3,750, and a resolution to authorize the mayor to enter into a Poll Site Agreement with Oneida County.

Ordinances to be considered by the council include authorizing the temporary rebate increase to the Sidewalk Rebate Program for 2021; authorizing the mayor to extend the lease agreement with Rome Art and Community Center for city-owned property located at 308 W. Bloomfield St.; and authorizing the mayor to name a section of road, “King Pin Lane.”

As for communications to be heard by the council, Crust Kitchen & Bar, 86 Hangar Road, has notified the City Clerk’s Office of its intent to obtain a liquor license. The Department of Public Works and Rome Fire Department have submitted reports on travel, conferences and training for the quarter ending March 31, and Ava Dorfman Senior Citizens Council has filed its financial report for the quarter ending March 31. The Common Council will meet prior to Wednesday’s meeting at 6 p.m. with Community & Economic Development Deputy Director Matthew Andrews regarding the Woodhaven Redevelopment Project. For information, go online to wwwromenewyork.com.

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