Here’s what’s happening at the next Cortland Common Council meeting

City Hall (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Cortland Common Council will meet on Tues., Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 25 Court St.

Common Council council meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, and The Cortland Voice will now be live-streaming every Common Council meeting.

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Here are the biggest agenda items we’re watching:

Vote on proposed zoning changes – Tuesday’s meeting will open with a public hearing on proposed changes to the city’s zoning code. Following that hearing and several proclamations, Common Council members will consider voting on those changes.

2019 Shared Services Grant – Council members will decide whether or not to participate in a 2019 Shared Services Grant with Cortland County and the Town of Cortlandville. The city would spend $50,000 toward the $150,000 grant that would pay for the electronic storage of digital records and scanning of records.

Appointment of new County Legislator – Following the resignation of Mary Ann Discenza, Common Council has been tasked with appointing her replacement on the County Legislature. Council will consider appointing Richard Stock for the position. Stock would replace Discenza to replace the county’s 6th legislative district, which includes the city of Cortland. Stock currently serves on the city’s Historic & Architectural Review Board.

Approving Grant Contracts with New York State  – The grants include $500,000 for the private sector redevelopment of 83-85 Main Street; $750,000 in funding for replacement of the Clinton Avenue water main between Pomeroy Street and Pendleton Street; $200,000 in funding to continue the City’s Microenterprise Assistance Program; $48,750 in funding to “update and adopt the Tioughnioga River Waterfront Revitalization Program which will guide multi-community land use along the waterfront and focus on increasing public access to the waterfront, strengthen downtowns, establish a pedestrian/bikeway trail and protect natural resources.”

Other items of note include: Swearing in of new firefighter; approving reappointment of various city commissions; and an update on the Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant funding that was awarded to the city in 2017.

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