Cortland Common Council Agenda: November 17th, 2020 (live stream information included)

Here is the agenda for Tonight's (November 17th, 2020) Cortland Common Council meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be live streamed Via Zoom video. The meeting will begin at 7 pm.

Here is the Zoom Meeting ID for tonight's meeting: 892 739 1872

Agenda

Public Hearing on 2021 General Fund Budget

Public Hearing on 2021 Waste Water Budget

Public Hearing on 2021 Water Budget

  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Salute to the Flag of the United States
  • Public Comments
  • Mayor’s Report
  • Minutes – Approval of minutes

Item #1 – Presentation sand Discussion of current status and projected activity timeline of the Clinton Ave/Gateway Project:

  • Mike Alteri, BCA Engineers, Planning, Engineering, Agency Approvals and Permits
  • Nic Dovi, Cortland DPW, RFP Results, Evaluation and Selection Process, Bid Estimates, 2021 Construction Activities
  • Scott Burto, WCP, Status of Grants, Agencies Participation, Current Financing Structure
  • Questions/Answers

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract pursuant to notice of award with G. DeVincentis. (Nic Dovi)

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution for authorization to retain Bonadio Group for the prevision of financial auditing services for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. (Mack Cook)

Whereas; The City resolved in 2018 to retain Bonadio Group to provide financial auditing services for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years, and

Whereas; the Bonadio Group has offered to performed services for the fiscal year ending December 31 2020 for a fee of $34,000

Therefore Be It Resolved that the Mayor of the City of Cortland is hereby authorized to sign an engagement letter with Bonadio & Co. to perform financial auditing services for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (John McNerney)

Donation Amount Event/Project Budget Line
Crown City $105.00 Youth Sports  JP Trust Fund
Total $105.00

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to request lifting the hiring freeze for three positions in the Police Department. (Chief Catalano)

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to fill the following positions in the Police Department: (Chief Catalano)

  • Senior Account Clerk
  • Clerk
  • Police Officer

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze for promotion of an Operator I to Operator II (Bruce Adams)

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to promote an Operator I to Operator II effective November 18, 2020 (Bruce Adams)

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze to hire a Senior Account Clerk in the DPW. (Chris Bistocchi)

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze to hire an Account Clerk in the City Clerk’s Office (Raymond A. Parker)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to amend the Cortland Fire Department’s Volunteer Firefighters Length of Service Award (LOSAP) Program Point Award System when Special Response Rules are in Effect during the COVID 19 Pandemic of 2020. (Chief Friedman)

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution for Authorization for the Mayor to sign a contract with Pleasant Valley Electric, Inc. in the amount of $39,950 to design and install a Fire Alarm System at the Headquarters Fire Station. $32,380.95 will be reimbursed by an Assistance to Firefighters Grant with the balance paid from the Fire Departments operating budget. This was the low bid of the two bids received. (Captain TenKate)

Item #13 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorized the placement of a two million dollars tax anticipation note (TAN) to fund City operations in January 2021. (Mack Cook)

Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Local Law making the Charter and Administrative Code gender neutral. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #15 – Consideration of a Resolution to direct the City Clerk to publish a Notice transferring the City owned property at 16 Harmon Avenue to Joseph Peters and James R and Katie Fitzgerald (adjoining landowners) subject to a permissive referendum within 45 days of the publishing of the Notice. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #16 – Set a date for a public hearing on a local law adopting a method for the abandonment of Streets and highways. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #17 – COVID19 and Response

Adjournment