City Council To Vote On Substation Annexation During Monday Night Meeting

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JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council is expected to vote on a more than twenty-page resolution continuing the legal effort to annex a Board of Public Utilities electric substation on Monday night.

Over the weekend, city officials amended the public agenda of the monthly voting session to include the 28 page resolution that would allow the city’s legal team to continue the case to annex the Dow Street Substation in the Town of Ellicott.

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist asked the council in November 2019 to table the move to allow his new administration time to review details of the case. City lawmakers voted 7 to 1 to move forward with the second attempt.

The pervious attempt to annex failed after Rochester’s Supreme Court Fourth Department Appellate Division denied the City of Jamestown’s petition to annex.

BPU officials say the proposed annexation would save the utility approximately $173,000 in property tax payments to the Town, Village and School District annually.

The City and the Jamestown Public School District each would have received tax equivalency payments of around $80,000 a year from the utility, officials said.

The substation sits on property in the Town of Ellicott and the Village of Falconer on Dow Street between Tiffany Avenue and south of East Second Street.


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