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Councilmen Want Solar Power In Utica

Two Utica councilmen are urging Mayor Palmieri and the rest of the Utica Common Council to accept proposals from private companies to install solar energy on City buildings and property.

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New Hours for Utica Public Library in 2013

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Citing a reduction in funding, the Utica Public Library is cutting back on it's hours of operation. Instead of being open until 8 PM weeknights, the Library will close at 5:30 PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

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Utica Common Council Wants Welfare to Work Program in 2013

Utica, NY (WIBX) - One of the last pieces of business the Utica Common Council discussed for 2012 was a resolution urging Mayor Palmieri to enter into an agreement with Oneida County's Department of Social Services to hammer out a Welfare to Work program that will help the municipality make ends meet

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Former Cosmopolitan Center About to be Sold

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The former Cosmopolitan Center on Whitesboro Street is set to be sold, the Utica Common Council voted to move the sale of the city-owned property to committee until their next meeting

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Utica Councilor Anticipates $4 Million Budget Gap for 2013

Utica, NY (WIBX) - During tonight's Utica Common Council meeting, Majority Leader and Councilor at Large Frank Meola urged City Department Heads to submit uninflated budget requests for next year's City budget

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Utica’s Common Council Gives the Green Light to Borrow $10.5 Million

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The City of Utica is still in a cash-poor position, last night the Common Council agreed to borrow $10.5 Million to help meet payroll, cover pension contributions and pay for union benefits

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Utica Common Councilman Removed From 4 Committees

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Utica Common Council made a standing committee change, voting 5 to 3 to remove First Ward Councilman Frank Vescera from all committees he currently sits on.

Councilman Viscera was removed from Economic Development, Municipal Housing and Urban Renewal, Codes and Neighborhood Preservation, the Communication, Internet, Computer and Technology Committee and the Government and Education Committee

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Utica Common Council Censures One of It’s Own

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Common Council has voted to censure one of it's own, First Ward Councilman Frank Vescera. In a 5-3 vote, which revolves around the videotaping of pre-conference meetings, Vescera will be removed from any committee assignment now and in the future while he continues to violate the established rules regarding videotaping meetings

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Utica Common Council Defeats Plan to Reduce Size

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Last month they eliminated members of public safety and trimmed the city's budget, last night they failed to pass a vote that could have led to a reduction in Utica government. The Utica Common Council voted 6-to-3, defeating an idea to reduce the number of Common Councilors from 9 to 7

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2% Tax Cap Override Debated By City Leaders

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Utica Common Council has elected to reserve the right to override Governor Cuomo's 2% tax cap, the council voting to ignore the state's first-ever property tax cap 7-to-2.

If the override vote failed, according to Utica's Budget Director Peter Fiorillo, city layoffs could have approach triple digits

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