Here's a look at some recent developments from Rome city government:
Council to lease out part of train station
The Rome Common Council has approved a lease agreement that will allow Centro to rent a portion of the Rome Train Station.
The lease for the location at 6599 Martin St. in Rome is for five years, with the potential for renewal for another five years.
Centro also will have the use of three parking spaces, office space, the break room, a utility room and the staff restroom, according to the lease agreement.
The city will collect $1 per year as a base rent as well as the cost for utilities and any other payments required, the agreement said.
City accepts easement for snow plow access
The city will be granted an easement on a portion of the Old City Hall property in Rome, allowing snow plow access and vehicle parking.
The agreement with YES Development will allow parking for nearby buildings and allow the city’s snow plows to cross the property, at 207 N. James St., during plowing operations.
Matt Varughese with YES Development has been working to rehabilitate Old City Hall for a number of years to turn it into apartments and other mixed-use space.
Mayor applying for EPA grant
The city will submit a grant application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for as much as $200,000 to help with a brownfield cleanup project at 701 Lawrence St.
The grant would require the city to match up to $40,000, to be made through contract services, in-kind force account labor, and force account materials.
The city’s treasurer will create a capital account to accept and expend funds for the project. All funds received going forward will be put in that account.
Sewer line extension OK'd
The Common Council voted to extend the city’s sanitary sewer line after tabling legislation in favor of learning more information.
The legislation extends the line 270 feet, pushing it to 205 N. Charles St. from Batavia Avenue to Court Street.
The cost of the extension will be assessed to the property owners benefiting from the project.