About the Village of North Hornell

Our History
Early days of North Hornell & the Incorporation of the Village

It is quite uncertain just when the growing community of residents in the North Hornell area began to think of themselves as a possible municipal unit. Certainly early in the century (1900) people began purchasing plots of land and began building homes in the area of the future Village. This comprised most of the land bounded on the west by the Canisteo River, the east by the sharply rising hills, on the south by the wide downstream swing of the Canisteo River and the north by Big Creek.

During the 1900 to 1925 period, the Elmhurst Realty Company was formed and presented a map of building lots on the east side of Seneca Road. At the same time, the Land Trust Company of Pittsburg PA, backed by the Pittsburg-Hornell Reality Company, laid out an elaborate sub-division providing sites for hotels, park areas, public schools and home sites. This embraced much of the area on the west side of Seneca Road and the south of the present Wells Street. Another feature of this time period was the construction of a recreation area called Elmhurst Park which was established in the area of current upper Maplewood Ave. A concrete dam was built creating a sizable lake in the narrow valley and there was picnicking, boating and various water sports. The venture was not a great financial success for it fell in disuse and the 1935 flood demolished the dam and all that remains are some chunks of concrete in the valley. Both Elmhurst Realty Company and the Pittsburg-Hornell Realty Company went out of business with considerable loss to local residents.

At a meeting held in the garage of G. E. Cotton at 367 Seneca Road in North Hornell on June 14, 1924, at which 76 citizens were present, it was unanimously voted that the Village of North Hornell be incorporated. After the necessary proceedings were accomplished, on July 12, 1924, an election was held at the same location, at which the first officers of the new Village were elected as follows:
    Robert W. Bull - President and later Mayor
    Floyd Glover - Trustee 
    Charles Osborne - Trustee 
    William Bowen - Treasure 
    Rose Crawford - Collector

The Village population at the time was 233 living in approximately 75 residences. (Compiled from old Village records)

Village Board

Hello, my name is John Falci. I am a retired teacher from the Hornell City School District. I had the pleasure of teaching for  38 years. In the early 90's, I became a member of the Village Board. I've served as a Trustee, Deputy Mayor and now for the past several years, as Mayor.

My wife Debbie Edwards and I were married in 1978. Debbie just retired as a teacher at the Arkport Central School. We have one son Jake Falci who married Raelyn Ilges in 2012. Thsy now hav a daughter, Olivia Grace, who is the love of our lives. Jake is a teacher at Rush-Henrietta Schools. He teaches math and is also the varsity soccer coach and head golf coach. Raelyn is a teacher at a private school in Henrietta and also a cheerliading coach at Rush-Henrietta. 

Our Village board meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7PM. We would love to see you there! 
Best Wishes!

Hello, my name is Peter DiRaimondo. I would like to thank the Village resident for giving me the opportunity to serve as a Trustee. I have lived in the Village since 1987. It is a wonderful place to live, work and raise children. I worked for the Hornell Post Office and I am now retired. There are several projects that I am proud to be a part. I look forward to working with the Mayor and the Board on any issues that are brought to our attention.
Hello, my name is Frank Libordi and I have served as a Trustee since March of 2016 
I am a graduate of Alfred State College, Alfred University, and Elmira College and am currently a History and Government teacher at the Hornell High school. I live at 51 Third St with my wife Kristene. 

I currently serve as a member of the Finance committee in the Village. I am more than happy to help serve you, the village citizens during my term of office..
Hello, my name is William Coleman and I was born and raised in Hornel, NY. Upon my graduation, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Serving 3 years and obtaining the rank of Corporal (E4). I returned to Hornell and began working for Morrison Knudsen Col (now ALSTOM Transportation) where i have been employed for the last 29 years. I have worked in several different capacities typically related to logistics and supply chain. I am currently the Transportation Manager.

I moved to North Hornell in 1994 with my wife Thsresa, son Nicholas and daughter Katherine. I have servid two stints with the Village board. The first time serving six years and now nering th completion of ny fourth term as a Trustee. I enjoy working wiht the Mayor and the other Trustees to continue to provide services and support to the residents in the Village. I feel that our community is an outstanding area for families and one that we can certainly be proud of.

In addition to the above, I am also very active in various veteerans organizations and continue to serve our veterans and their families.
Hello, my name is Joseph Ingalls and I live at 384 Seneca Rd in the Village. My wife Christine and I have three grown children and three grandchildren. I am a retired from the New York State Department of Transportation where I was employed for 30 years with a background in highway and bridge construction and maintenance. I graduated from Alfred State College with an Associates degree in Construction technology and also from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. I have been a licensed professional engineer since 1984.

I have volunteered and served as an officer in several local not-for-profit organizations for over thirty years, In my spare time I enjoy family activities, golfing and assisting clients/shoppers with their plumbing needs at a local home improvement center. 
In March 2016 I was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees.

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