The Oneonta Finance Committee talked over a range of subjects for the duration of its Monday night time assembly together with the Oneonta Theatre and wellness insurance for personnel.
The city of Oneonta, on behalf of the team that owns the Oneonta Theatre, is in the course of action of implementing for up to $500,000 New York Principal Avenue Downtown Stabilization Challenge grant that is obtainable in the Consolidated Funding Application, Neighborhood Development Director Judy Pangman explained.
Council Member Len Carson, R-Fifth Ward, asked if the grant money would assistance fix the marquee. Pangman reported it would not as an alternative it would be applied to stabilize the roof and take care of drinking water issues the theater has. The group would have to match a share of the money to support with repairs, she said.
She reported the house owners of the theater constructing can only utilize for one grant for every calendar year from the point out and claimed in the potential, they could utilize for a arranging grant or as a downtown anchor enterprise grant.
“This is remarkable,” Council Member Kaytee Lipari Shue, D-Fourth Ward, said. “I hope they get it.”
Pangman stated the software is because of July 29, and requested the committee to mail a resolution to the council to vote on in July.
Pangman also talked about the Brownfield Possibility Areas Plan by means of the point out the software of which is also because of at the end of July. She reported the metropolis could apply for up to $300,000 for a organizing grant.
“We never necessarily have brownfields in the city, but the grant also handles slums and blighted locations and spots not created,” she stated.
She said in an email Tuesday, “We are seeking at the City’s Possibility Zone, which is the census tract that contains the location south of Principal Street (Neahwa Park, Market Road, Railyards, and so on.), and the Wells Avenue and Manufacturing facility Street spot.”
The grant would enable fund environmental surveys to identify if the locations are brownfields.
Carson requested if the house seemed at would be non-public or public. Pangman stated they would be seeking at privately owned attributes in depth to figure out if there are any brownfield areas.
The committee also talked over a way to save money on well being coverage.
Staff Director Katie Böttger reported she and Finance Director Virginia Lee “have been brainstorming on wellness insurance policy personal savings.”
1 way is to see if retired employees under 65 are qualified to acquire Medicare because of a incapacity. Böttger claimed each individual human being who qualifies for Medicare would help you save the town “tens of hundreds of pounds.”
She stated a retiree who qualifies for Medicare would obtain benefits “nearly identical” to what they acquire now. Having said that, they would also be suitable for listening to aids less than Medicare, which is not lined less than the latest approach, she stated.
She reported they would like the metropolis to deal out with a firm that would job interview retirees to see if they are eligible for Medicare.
If the firm finds a human being eligible for Medicare, the organization would acquire $2,500 for every single person.
The committee passed the resolution onto the full council.