Rome NY officials approve measures supporting municipal infrastructure projects, maintenance

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Image from the Rome, NY's Erie Boulevard Brownfield Opportunity Area report prepared this March.

Officials in Rome, in central New York, have approved measures supporting municipal infrastructure projects and maintenance.

On May 28, the city’s Board of Estimate passed a measure allowing the city to contract with Barrett Paving and Materials in Liverpool, for a $1,969,842.21 cold milling and resurfacing project.

The day before in Common Council actions, a resolution that would have adopted the Erie Boulevard BOA study as an appendix to the 2004 City of Rome Comprehensive Plan, was tabled until a public hearing could be set on the matter.

The Erie Boulevard Brownfield Opportunity Area is a 575-acre area along the Erie Canal which aims to cleanup and reignite unused industrial space, the Rome Sentinel reported.

Also during the meeting, through a unanimous vote, council approved a bond resolution for $963,300 to  pay for improvements to the $3.8 million Martin Street sewer project.

City Treasurer David Nolan said that the amount was not new spending, but the resolution was rather an authorization of spending for a leftover amount for the project, the Sentinel reported.

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