For the second straight year, organizers of the Boilermaker will be underwriting the cost of public safety during Boilermaker Week.

Executive Director Tim Reed will present Utica Mayor Rob Palmieri with a check for $18,000 at tonight's first Boilermaker Committee meeting at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Palmieri says the city never requested any financial support from the Boilermaker.

The 36th running of the Boilermaker will take place on Sunday, July 14th.