City of Hornell
82 Main St.
PO Box 627
Hornell NY 14843

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  • Maple City Sound - Maple City Sound - Saturday, July 18. Gates open at 6 pm - Event starts at 7 pm. All tickets are $10 and available at Wegmans, City Hall, Cy's in Arkport & Canisteo and at the HPD offices.


  • 4th of July - City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of Independence Day. City Hall reopens on Monday, July 6. The Hornell Compost Waste Facility will be closed on July 4. There are no Hornell Area Transit bus runs on July 4. The Hornell Public Library will be closed on July 3 and reopen Monday, July 6. There will be no delay in garbage pickup that week.


  • Cat licensing - Hornell City residents are reminded that all cats within the City limits must be licensed with the City Clerk. The cost to register your pet is $7.50 if spayed/neutered or $15.50 if not. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination with you when you license your cat.


  • Street Sweeper - The street sweeper is now running. No parking will be permitted on city streets from midnight-6 am in wards scheduled for trash pickup the following day. This is in effect regardless of holidays. Cars in violation will be ticketed.


  • Yard Waste Site - The City Yard Waste Site is open daily for the winter.


  • Credit Cards - For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover for payment of your taxes, water and garbage bills. Please note that there is a convenience fee of 2.5% of the transaction or a minimum $1.95


  • Common Council Meeting - The Hornell Common Council will meet in regular session on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, 82 Main St., Hornell.


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Welcome to the Maple City


Welcome to the City of Hornell – a small town environment with city conveniences.


Located in Steuben County, Hornell is within two hours of most major cities in western, central and southern New York. The nearby Finger Lakes provide many recreational and nature activities. There are two state parks and four county parks a short distance away.


Three miles north of the City is the Hornell Airport with a 5,000 foot lighted runway, capable of handling private and corporate aircraft and business jets. The airport has 15 hangars and offers jet and avgas fuel sales, aircraft charter service, flight instruction and aircraft rental.


The Hornell City School District operates two primary schools, an intermediate school and a Jr./Sr. High School. High School students enjoy a cooperative program with nearby Alfred University in which they may earn college credit in entry-level courses. There are also half-day vocational and occupational education programs the BOCES Wildwood campus, as well as a cooperative program with Corning Community College.


St. Ann's Academy, a not-for-profit, non-public school, serves students in Pre-K through 6th grade. St. Ann’s Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


St. James Mercy Health provides both inpatient and outpatient services and a 24-hour emergency department, as well as surgical and intensive care. McAuley Manor at Mercy Care provides long-term care for 120 residents.




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2015-2016 General Fund Budget

2015-2016 Water Fund Budget

City of Hornell Codes

2015 City of Hornell Final Assessment Roll

Contractors 2015

STAR Registration Fact Sheet

City Services Guide

Online Wate and Garbage Payments

Current and previous City Tax Bills

Current and previous County Tax Bills

Current and previous School Tax Bills





The pool at Veterans Memorial Park will open on Monday, June 22 from noon - 4:00 pm through the week. On Saturday, June 27, regular hours begin. Regular hours will be: Mon - Saturday:  10 - 11:45 Open Swim, 1-4:45 Open Swim, 6-7:45 Family Swim  -    Sunday: Noon - 6  Open Swim.

The playgrounds will open on Monday June 29. Hours will be 9-noon and 2-5, Monday through Friday.


This summer, the Hornell Community Arts Center will also hold a Summer Program.

July 6 - August 21, Mon-Fri 9:30-11:30 and 1-3:00. Activities include: Make your own swamp monster; Build a magical forest; Printmaking with potatoes; Bookmaking and story creation; Christmas in July and much more!! All activities are free and open to the public. For more info contact:


Maple City Sound is back!!!!

Mark you calendars - July 18, 2015

This year's show promises to be one of the best yet! There will be five Corps - White Sabers, Scout House, Mighty St. Joe's, Hamburg Kingsmen and Ghost Riders. The Hitmen Brass will be here to warm the crowd up. Tickets go on sale June 1. This year's price will be $10 for all seats. Purchase your tickets at City Hall, Cy's Arkport & Canisteo, Chamber of Commerce and Wegman's


Tree City USA

For the 14th consecutive year, the City of Hornell has earned the recognition as a Tree City USA. To learn more about the program click here



Hornell Erie Depot Museum

The Hornell Erie Depot Museum is pleased to offer two new ideas to honor the men and women of the Erie Railroad......


  • Four of Richard Pedersen’s Erie prints for sale at the Hornell Erie Depot Museum and Hornell City Hall. The prints are available at the Hornell Erie Depot Museum open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6 to 8p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Hornell City Hall hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4pm at the City Clerk’s office in the lobby. These truly beautiful prints are not signed or numbered and are being offered for sale at $25.00 for the 18” x 24” print and $10.00 for the 8” x 10” print. To learn more about Mr. Pederson and view the available prints please click on the following links.  Richard Pedersen, Richard Pederson prints for sale


  • The HEDM Memorial - The mission of the Hornell Erie Depot Museum is to preserve the history and mementos of the men and women of the Hornell area, and the Hornell area railroad industry and  educate the public on the history of the people and industry which formed the backbone of the Hornell community.The Hornell Erie Depot Museum was established in 2005 by the City of Hornell to honor the men and women of the Erie Railroad.  Through generous donations from former Erie workers and their families the museum houses an interesting and varied collection of railroad memorabilia. We at the museum are now offering an opportunity for the community to honor their railroad families and friends with a commemorative plate on our Hornell Erie Depot Museum Memorial. Join now in honoring a grandfather or grandmother, uncle or aunt, father or mother, brother or sister who worked on the railroad, by honoring them on the Hornell Erie Depot Museum Railroad Memorial and support your museum today. Click here to order your memorial plate.



The City of Hornell has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides City officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire City. A test message was sent to all phone numbers in the database. If you did not receive the call, you can click on the link below to enroll. All businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number. CodeRed registration  




The City of Hornell has again received an excellent audit. Click MASTER CAFR to view the audit.



To comply with State regulations, the City of Hornell, annually issues a report describing the quality of your drinking water. The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. To view this report click on the following link Annual Drinking Water Quality Report







                                                        Notice of Public Information Meeting


The NYS Dept. of Transportation, in cooperation with the City of Hornell and the State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservaion, will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, July 1, regarding a water treatment facility it is installing to service two city water supply wells in Hornellsville, Steuben County.


The meeting, which will have an open house format, will be from 5pm to 7pm at Hornell Ctiy Hall. The public can arrive at any time during those two hours to learn about the project and ask questions of staff from the city and the three state agencies.


                                                               Notice of Public Hearing


Community Development Block Grant Program

New York Main Street Program Grant

The Common Council of the City of Hornell, New York has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The hearing will start at 6:30 PM and take place at the City Hall, 82 Main Street, Hornell, New York 14843.

The first item will be to discuss community development needs and priorities and to provide residents with information about the Community Development Block Grant Program. The City expects to submit an application for a 2015 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for Community Development Block Grant funding. Grant funds may be used for an array of projects including public infrastructure, public facilities, housing rehabilitation, homeownership assistance, private water/wastewater assistance, and economic development projects. Grant awards up to $400,000 are available for housing assistance and public facilities projects; up to $600,000 for water, wastewater and stormwater drainage projects; and up to $750,000 for economic development projects.

The City is considering submitting an application for funding the construction of improvements to the public sewer system in selected areas within the City. Residents are invited to attend the hearing, to assist the City in defining community development priorities, to assist the Common Council in identifying possible projects for inclusion in an application for Community Development Block Grant funding, and to comment on the City’s proposed project. The City will provide more detailed information at the hearing to comply with the legislative and program requirements which govern the Community Development Block Grant Program.


The second item to be discussed will be the structural needs of the downtown area and to provide residents with information about the New York Main Street Program Grant.  The City expects to submit an application for a 2015 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for New York Main Street funding.  Grant funds may be used for an array of projects including building renovation, and façade work in mixed use, commercial, and housing units located in a designated downtown area.  Grant awards up to $50,000 are available for buildings and commercial property, with an additional $10,000/unit available for housing units up to a maximum of $100,000 per building. 

The first floor of the City Hall (where the hearing will be held) is in compliance with accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hearing disabled persons who wish to attend should call Cindy Burdell at 324-7421 at least 48 hours prior to the hearing to make arrangements for an interpreter. Written public comment will also be accepted.








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Hornell IDA                                                               St. James Mercy Health

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City of Hornell
82 Main St.
PO Box 627
Hornell NY 14843
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