By Jill Terreri
The Water Board met this morning for an hour and a half - when I left an executive session on "contractual matters" was about to start.
Of note was an update on rates from the board's rate analyst, Lisa Foti, in which she said she does not expect a rate increase will be necessary in 2013-14, and that revenues are covering expenses, without having to use funds in reserve. The board's budget won't be reviewed until the spring, and any rate changes will be made then.
The board also denied a request from a hot dog vendor to set up a cart on Water Board property at 667 Kensington, at the Grider intersection, citing past practices and the location, which is outside of the city's special downtown vending district.
Also today, CitiStat will interview members of the city's Management Information Systems department. I'll liveblog the meeting.
Here's a look at yesterday's Council meeting, in which Council Member Michael LoCurto expressed his displeasure with an update from the Seneca Gaming Corp.'s marketing activities at the Buffalo Creek Casino at Michigan and Perry streets. The gaming corporation has said that an economic recession has impacted progress at the casino, but that they expect a new, permanent structure to open next year.
In today's paper, Mark Sommer examined prospects to save the Central Terminal from its leaky roof.
Also, a school district meeting for parents failed to draw many, despite efforts by the district to attract them, reports Mary Pasciak.