The City of Utica's Common Council voted tonight on the proposed plan to pay the school district. The resolution passed seven to one. Now, the school district can take out a loan for $1.3 million and the city will be responsible for paying it back. Supporting council members believe this agreement is a positive move for both sides.
Councilman Joseph Marino says, "This is a great thing between the school district and the city. It's a good moment to share peace together. I mean we're all in this together the city, the school district, the county. We're all charging the same citizens of this city. So this is a great way and a first step together to move forward."
On a completely different matter, the council also passed a resolution providing a designated area for all cameras. This move comes after some members were distracted by Councilman Frank Vescera's consistent use of a video camera - even on the council table. If Mr. Vescera continues to use the camera, he will be removed from all committees.