Seneca City Council has given its utilities superintendent the authority to enter a contract with a construction company to convert a former school building into the new home of the city’s Light and Water Department. According to Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey, once the former Kellett Elementary School, now owned by the city, is renovated for utility department purposes, all Light and Water operations will move there—with one exception. The billing office will remain in its ground floor location at the City Hall. The contractor has been identified as Hogan Construction. Before Faires is to sign on the dotted line, City Attorney Michael Smith is to review the contract, according to Seavey. Mayor Dan Alexander says it’s going to be a multi-million dollar project, for which Seneca is issuing a revenue bond. Negotiations have started for a second company, Sherman Construction, to build a bus-receiving facility at the city-owned former Pro Pex building near Utica.