Cortland Common Council Agenda: December 17, 2019

City Hall (Cortland Voice file photo)

Here is the agenda for tonight's Cortland Common Council meeting. We will be going live on Facebook at 7 p.m.
7:00 P.M.
  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Salute to the Flag of the United States
  • Public Comments
  • Mayor’s Report – Shephanie Mattice 40 years of service
  • Minutes

Agenda:

Item #1 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Special Event application and all other applications for Corn-Ducky Derby on May 2, 2020 from 7AM-3PM. (Doug Gilbert)

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive the fees for the special event application for Corn-Ducky Derby on May 2, 2020 from 7AM-3PM. (Doug Gilbert)

Item #3 – Consideration of a subordination request to facilitate the refinance of a first mortgage on a property funded under the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program per recommendation of Loan Committee. (Thoma Development)

Item #4 – Discussion pertaining to the City’s proposed 2019 Community Development Block Grant application for the administration of a City-wide Income Property Program. (Thoma Development)

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept the low bid and enter into a contract agreement with Bouley Associates of Auburn, NY for Construction of the new Wickwire Pool House at Suggett Park in the amount of $679,030.00. (John McNerney)

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (John McNerney)

Donation

Amount

Event/Project

Budget Line

Cortland County Club Women’s League

$735.00

Jim Partgianoni Scholarship Fund

JP Scholarship Trust Fund

Total

$735.00

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve Connie Sorrells for the annual stipend of $3,000.00 for 2019 Telephone System Responsibilities for the City of Cortland. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to appropriate $1,047.18 from A3120-44389 (Direct Deposit to Finance Office) to the A3120-408.00 ( City Police Budget), which represents partial reimbursement from the Department of Justice for the purchase of qualifying Ballistic Vests for our officers, so the funds can be put towards the annual purchase of new ballistic vests for officers as outlined in the current collective bargaining agreement between the Cortland Police Benevolent Association and the City of Cortland. (DC Sandy)

Item #9 – Discussion on what lies ahead for law enforcement starting on January 1, 2020 and how it will affect our community. (Chief Catalano)

Item #10 – Discussion/update on the Parker School Task Force. (Aldermen McCarthy, Silliman)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement for a policy of Workers Compensation insurance through PERMA, PO Box 12250 Albany, NY 12212-2250 for 1 year ending December 31, 2020 and to continue in a cooperative to be established with other Cortland County Municipalities to resolve pending 2018-2019 Workers Comp cases. (Mack Cook)

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to Amend the 2020 Adopted General Fund Budget. (Mack Cook) Whereas; the NYS Senate passed Senate Bill S. 4048-A increasing the reimbursement rate paid to cities under their Arterial Maintenance Agreements for costs incurred to maintain State highways within their municipality, and
Whereas; the NYS Assembly passed Assembly Bill A. 5990-A increasing the reimbursement rate paid to cities under their Arterial Maintenance Agreements for costs incurred to maintain State highways within their municipality, and

Whereas; the City’s 2020 General Fund Budget was prepared and adopted upon the assumption that the Governor would enact the Bills thus increasing the reimbursement effective April 1, 2020, and
Whereas; upon that assumption the City appropriated $89,800 in revenue to account number A-5010-423000 ‘NYS Arterial Maintenance Reim’, and

Whereas; upon that assumption the City appropriated $89,800 in expenditures to account number A-1990-540000 ‘Contingency’, and Whereas, the Governor vetoed the Bills on November 20, 2019; Veto Memorandum 146.

Therefore Be It Resolved, that the 2020 Adopted General Fund Budget is to be amended to reflect the loss revenue due to the veto by reducing appropriated revenue in account number A-5010-423000 ‘NYS Arterial Maintenance Reim’ by the amount of $89,800 and reducing by the same amount the appropriation to account number A-1990-540000 ‘Contingency’.

(Balance of Contingency after Amendment $162,000)

Item #13 – Consideration of a Resolution to amend the 2020 Adopted General Fund Budget as follow to reflect the State’s cessation of the SUNY Impact Aid Program and the increase emphasis being placed upon the Local Tax on Internet Sales. (Mack Cook)

Account Description Amount Code Affect Amount
Sales Tax Revenue A1325-41120 Increase $200,000
Other Unclassified Revenue A1325-42770 Decrease  $200,000
Net Effect upon 2020 Adopted Budget $0

Item #14 – Consideration of Resolution to amend the 2020 Adopted General Fund Budget as follows to reflect reduction in tonnage and projected increase in bag prices. (Mack Cook)

Account Description Account Code As Budgeted Amendment Amended Amount
Revenue from Bag sales A5010-42130 $570,000  $22,000 $592,000
Trash Collection Services A8160-541500  $499,945  $92,055 $592,000
Contingencies A1990-540000  $160,200  $70,055 $90,145
Net Effect upon 2020 Adopted Budget $0

Item #15 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Local Law for an amendment of Section 300 of Code removing Student Residence and collateral reference. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #16 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Local Law amendments to Chapter 300. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #17 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Local Law amending Section 74-20(a) of the City Code “Animal Harboring”. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #18 – Discussion on Recycling in the City of Cortland.

Adjournment