Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 (Video & Time Segments Included)

Here is a video stream of last night’s Cortland Common Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. 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 0:00:00). 

Item #1 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the special event application for the Corn Ducky Derby on Saturday May 1, 2021 from 10AM–2PM. (Start at 0:17:56). 

Item #2 – Presentation of the preliminary recommendations of the EO203 collaborative to the City Council. (Start at 0:21:31). 

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (Start at 0:41:55). 

Donation Amount Event/Project Budget Line
Thomas J. Michales $500.00 Suggett Park Basketball/Eric Prior Scholarship Event T-65 Trust & Agency
Total $500.00

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Red Jug Pub use of the Alley way for outdoor seating. (Start at 0:44:31)

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract with Thoma Development for DRI/DOS grant administration at a cost not to exceed $19,000 annually. (Start at 0:45:44). 

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to designate Nicole Bennett as a Registrar of Vital Statistics for the City Clerk’s Office for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2020. (Start at 0:47:31). 

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the re-appointments to various Boards and Commissions listed on the attached list. (Start at 0:49:09). 

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to award Phase I of the Northeast Gateway and Clinton Avenue Corridor Enhancement Initiative Project Pin #395052, Contract # DO34816 to Lancaster Development & Tully Construction Company in the amount of $851,420.27. (Start at 0:51:02). 

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into an one-year Option to Lease agreement with Davis Hill Development, LLCF for the lease of City property located in the Rosen and Noss Park parcels for purpose of a feasibility assessment of constructing a solar array on said properties. (Start at 0:54:50). 

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to oppose the Proposed Reduction in AIM funding in the Governor’s 2021-22 Executive Budget. (Start at 1:11:44). 

WHEREAS; AIM funding received from the State is the third largest source of revenue in the City’s General Fund, and

WHEREAS; the first and second sources, Property Taxes and Sale Taxes, are severely limited by property owners’ ability to pay and COVID-19’s adverse effect upon consumer spending, and

WHEREAS; Revenue from the AIM program is irreplaceably vital to the rendering of essential services to City residents, and

WHEREAS; the 2021-22 Executive Budget proposes a $302,749 (15%) reduction in the City’s AIM revenue, and

WHEREAS; the City has few options. If any, other than the reduction of vital services to compensate for the loss of AIM revenue, and

WHEREAS; the reduction of such vital services will have profound and lasting negative effects upon the quality of life of City residents.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the proposed reduction in AIM funding in the Governor’s Executive 2021-22 not be incorporated within the State’s Adopted 2021-22 Budget.

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to establish standard work days for certain employees of the Police Department and Youth Bureau. (Start at 1:14:49). 

Item #12 – Discussion of a community read, in partnership with the Cortland Free Library (Start at 1:16:17)

Item #13 – Discussion regarding plans/projects DPW is scheduled to do this season. (Start at 1:17:06). 

Item #14 – Covid-19 update. (Start at 1:23:57).