Cortland Common Council Agenda: September 3, 2019

Cortland City Hall

7:00 PM – Public Hearing on amending Chapter 11 regarding adding 4 – two hour parking spots in Port Watson parking Lot.

– Call Meeting to Order

– Salute to the Flag of the United States

– Public Comments

– Ward Reports

– Mayor’s Report – proclamation recognizing Mark Webster – Minutes

AGENDA:

Item #1 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the special event application and all other required applications for Rumble in the Park on September 28, 2019 from 10AM – 6PM at Yaman Park. (Charles South)

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive the fees for Rumble in the Park on September 28, 2019 from 10AM – 6PM at Yaman Park. (Charles South)

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the appointment of Melinda Shimizu to the Landscape and Design Commission for a 3 year term. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the 4 non-permitted parking spots. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #5 – Discussion regarding the process to hire a Fire Chief. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to hire an acting Fire Chief. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to hire an acting Assistant Fire Chief. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to execute the Grant Agreement Contract with the DEC (Contract #DEC01-C00994GG-3350000), providing $195,926.63 in funding for a Food Rescue and Waste Prevention Project, match to come from in-kind services and third parties. Primary execution of project to be done by Seven Valley Health Coalition. (Bruce Adams/Susan Williams)

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to include the following event in the City’s General Liability NYMIR policy for the following civic event at a cost not to exceed the listed premium: (Mack Cook)

  • Halloween Parade; $0.00 additional premium

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to transfer $10,000 from the Contingency Account to Public Safety Budget to fund repairs to the PED on Groton Ave at Graham Ave damaged in a vehicle accident. (Nick Dovi)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to declare 10 cases of Remington 40 Cal Pistol Ammo as surplus and allow the sale of the ammo to SUNY Cortland Police for $2,298.00 to go into A3120-5416.03 – account for Firearms Training. (DC Sandy)

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to recognize and appropriate $4862.50 in auction proceeds from Auction International on surplus property previously approved and place in CPD Budget towards the purchase of police vehicles in 2020 to A3120.206 – Operational Equipment. (DC Sandy)

Item #13 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the transfer from the assigned equipment replacement reserve the funds necessary to purchase two 2019 Model year Chevrolet Tahoes for use by the City Police Department. (Chief Catalano, DC Sandy)

Whereas; there exists a compelling need to purchase two 2019 Model Year Chevrolet Tahoe’s for the police department before production of the 2019 model ceases, and

Whereas; funds do not exist in the remaining City 2019 Adopted General Fund Budget to purchase said vehicles, and

Whereas; the City maintains an Assigned Equipment Replacement Reserve as part of the General Fund’s fund structure, and

Whereas; expenditures or transfers from the Assigned Equipment Replacement Reserve requires the approval of a resolution by Common Council, and

Therefore Be It Resolved that the funds to acquire two Chevrolet Tahoes shall be transferred from the Assigned Equipment Replacement Reserve to the appropriate account in the 2019 Police Budget, and

Be It Further Resolved that the amount of the transfer shall be transferred back to Assigned Equipment Replacement Reserve from funds allocated to the 2020 Police Budget, and

Be It Still Further Resolved that said transfer back to the Assigned Equipment Replacement Reserve shall be immediately after installation of the 2020 budget in the City’s Accounting System but no later than the January 6, 2020, and

Be It Still Further Resolved that proof of said transfer back to the Assigned Equipment Replacement Reserve be presented to Common Council at its meeting of January 13, 2020, and

Be It Still Further Resolved that that this resolution shall have no effect on any discussion or decisions that Common Council may or may not regarding appropriations in Adopting a 2020 General Fund Budget.

Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the amendments to the new Zoning Law Section 300. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #15 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the City of Cortland School district regarding the School Resource Officer. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #16 – Discussion on Concrete or asphalt required for non-owner-occupied single-family residence driveways and parking areas. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #17 – Consideration of a Resolution to amend the City’s Fund Policy to limit General Obligation Debt from eight percent (8%) of total assessed property value to seven percent (7%) total valuation of all taxable real property. (Mack Cook)

Item #18 – Consideration of a Resolution to amend the City’s Fund Policy to lengthen the maximum terms of General Obligation Debt from twenty-five years (25) to thirty years (30) years. (Mack Cook)

Item #19 – Consideration of a Resolution to amend the City’s Fund Policy to shorten the number of years in the Capital Improvement Planning process from ten years (10) to five years (5). (Mack Cook)

Item #20 – Submission of the Mayor’s 2020 General Fund Budget. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #21 – Submission of the Mayor’s 2020 Water Fund Budget. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #22 – Submission of the Mayor’s 2020 Waste Water Fund Budget. (Mayor Tobin) Item #23 – DRI update (Mayor Tobin)

Item #24 – Discussion on camera’s to be placed at specific intersections. (Alderman Michales)

Item #25 – Discussion regarding the City going to AT&T vs staying with Verizon. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #26 – Discussion regarding the presence of the Border Patrol in the City of Cortland. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #27 – Discussion on the City’s plan for dates for signing workers comp for 2020. (Mayor Tobin) Adjournment 

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