January 26, 2006

$6.7 million DOT facility finally arriving

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Department of Transportation finally has its financing together for a 58,000 square-foot maintenance facility to be built on land the Village of Dryden annexed from the Town in 2004. $3 million of that comes from "a ... grant procured through Senator Seward." Don't expect to see it immediately, though, as:

Facility construction will be phased and could be completed within five to seven years.

The new facility will consolidate operations currently in Ithaca and Cortland.

There's also a letter from Celia Lahr of Freeville suggesting that if Ithaca requires homeowners to clear their sidewalks, the city should meet that standard on its streets. (I find it strange that cities clear roads but not sidewalks, especially since I have heard stories of sidewalk ploughing in Dryden years ago.)

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