COMMON COUNCIL AGENDA August 6, 2019

Cortland City Hall

COMMON COUNCIL AGENDA August 6 , 2019

7:00 PM       Public Hearing on 4 year term for Mayor

7:03 PM       Public Hearing on 4 year term for Council Members

AGENDA:

– Call Meeting to Order
– Salute to the Flag of the United States – Public Comments
– Ward Reports
– Mayor’s Report
– Minutes

City of Cortland – Common Council

Item #1 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the City of Cortland Fire Department BOE. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Sound Device application for Gators located at 83 Owego St to have DJ/One Person Sing on the weekends weather permitting. (Fred Cutia)

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive the fees associated with the Sound Device application for Gators. (Fred Cutia)

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Sound Device application for Cortland Valley Baptist Church located at 131 Port Watson St. to have Megaphone on Fridays 11AM-1PM during the summer and fall months. (Pastor Michael Varner)

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive the fees associated with the Sound Device application for Cortland Valley Baptist Church. (Pastor Michael Varner)

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Sound Device application and Street Closure for 9/11 Memorial Foundation to have PA/Bag Pipes on September 11, 2019 from 8AM-11AM. (DC Sandy)

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive the fees associated with the Sound Device application and Street Closure for 9/11 Memorial Foundation. (DC Sandy)

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (John McNerney)

Donation

Amount

Event/Project

Budget Line

Coffee Mania

$500.00

Porch Fest Sponsor

A-7550.5405

Karen Brady Dudgeon

$100.00

Porch Fest Sponsor

A-7550.5405

Anonymous

$100.00

Porch Fest Sponsor

A-7550.5405

Gary & Amy Thomas

$50.00

Porch Fest Sponsor

A-7550.5405

Artelissa Eckstrom

$50.00

Porch Fest Sponsor

A-7550.5405

McNeil & Co., Inc

$100.00

Youth Football

A-7140-5405

Total

$900.00

Agenda of the August 6, 2019 Meeting 1

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to appoint Elizabeth Wavle-Brown as: City of Cortland Historian and member of the Historic and Architecture Board. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze to fill an anticipated vacancy in the Fire Department. (Chief Glover)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to commence with the hiring process to fill an anticipated firefighter position vacancy subsequent to the promotional process for the position of Assistant Fire Chief II/ Director of Code Enforcement. (Chief Glover)

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to Transfer $127,272.51 from the Community Development Fund to the Capital Projects Fund. (Mack Cook)

Whereas; Common Council has previously allocated $305,083.00 in Program Income, which is held in the Community Development Fund to the Clinton Avenue Water Main Project (“Project’) which is accounted for in the Capital Project Fund, and
Whereas; $1.5 million dollars to fund the Project is provided by CDGB grants which are accounted for in the Capital Fund, and Whereas; the City has expended $ 177,810.49 in Program Income towards the Project, and

Whereas; there is $127,272.51 remaining in Program Income, and
Whereas; all allocated Project Income funds are required to be used before expenditures can be drawn from CDGB grants, and Whereas; the July 2019 Invoice for construction services on the Project is expected to exceed the remaining balance of Program Income, and
Whereas; it is inefficient and problematic to pay one invoice from two different funds.
Therefore, Be It Resolved that Common Council authorizes the transfer of the remaining balance of Project Income, $127,272.51, from the Community Development Fund to the Capital Fund so that future construction invoices can be paid from a single fund, that being the Capital Fund.

Item #13 – Discussion to change cell phone vendor to AT&T for a cost savings and to obtain FirstNet. (Chief Catalano)

Item #14 – Discussion of Frank and Mary’s parking concerns with the possibility of locating more spaces. (Alderman Michales)

Item #15 – Discussion and Consideration of a Resolution to accept suggested corrections and amendments to the new Zoning Law section 300. Possible scheduling of Public Hearing. (ZEO Robert Rhea)

Item #16 – Discussion regarding the City’s plans for workers compensation in 2020. Item #17 – DRI update

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