Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 (Video & Time Segments Included)

Here is a video stream of last night's Cortland Common Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. See below for the specific time segments for each agenda item.

Time segments for each agenda item:

Public hearings/ public comments, ward reports, mayor’s report, and proclamations. (Start at 0:01:07).

Item #1 – Presentation and Discussion of current status and projected activity timeline of the Clinton Ave/Gateway Project (Start at 0:11:37):

  • 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. (Start at 0:59:51)

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. (Start at 1:02:17)

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. (Start at 1:02:52)

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. (Start at 1:03:37)

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to fill the following positions in the Police Department (Start at 1:04:23):

  • 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 (Start at 1:05:08)

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to promote an Operator I to Operator II effective November 18, 2020 (Start at 1:05:34) 

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze to hire a Senior Account Clerk in the DPW. (Start at 1:05:57)

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze to hire an Account Clerk in the City Clerk’s Office (Start at 1:06:51)

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. (Start at 1:10:03)

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. (Start at 1:13:22)

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. (Start at 1:18:33)

Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Local Law making the Charter and Administrative Code gender neutral. (Start at 1:20:17)

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. (Start at 1:21:17)

Item #16 – Set a date for a public hearing on a local law adopting a method for the abandonment of Streets and highways. (Start at 1:23:26)

Item #17 – COVID19 and Response. (Start at 1:27:39)

Adjournment