Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, March 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, March 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 authorizing the Mayor of the City of Cortland to sign and submit two Community Development Block Grant applications to the New York State Office of Community Renewal seeking funds for a Microenterprise Assistance Program and a Housing Rehabilitation Program, to authorize the Mayor to execute grant agreements with the funding source for either or both grants upon award to the City, and to undertake any other actions necessary to implement the Program or Programs. (Start at 0:15:20).

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (Start at 0:16:43).

Donation

Amount

Event/Project

Budget Line

Todd & Michelle Funk

$500.00

Youth Center

A-7310.5405

Total

$500.00

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to sign a MOU with SUNY UPD. (Start at 0:17:26). 

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to adopt an updated Code Fee Schedule as attached. (Start at 0:18:23). 

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the indefinite “loan” of the Gamewell Alerting Mechanism that is located at the Headquarters Fire Station to the CNY Living History Museum’s new Historic Fire Station display. This mechanism has not been used by the Fire Department in numerous years and will not be of use in the future. (Start at 0:26:11). 

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to transfer $5,467.00 from Police Department Revenue Line A3120- 44389 to Police Department Clothing Line A3120-540800, which represents Department of Justice Ballistic Vest Grant Reimbursement for 2020, which will be utilized to offset the cost of new ballistic vests in 2021. (Start at 0:27:10). 

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to recognize and appropriate $2,504.80 in proceeds from scrap sales to Contento’s in the form of abandoned vehicles from the impound lot and brass from firearms training to be placed in the Firearms Training budget line A3126-541602 to help defray the unanticipated cost of sending 4 new hires to academy due to retirements and lateral transfers. (Start at 0:27:52). 

Item #8 – Discussion on Anderson Market hosting a benefit for Cortland City Police K9 Unit in the form of a BBQ on 04/17/21 from 11:00am until gone. Menu to be determined. (Start at 0:28:35). 

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze to hire an Accountant in the Finance Office to fulfill pending retirement of the Assistant Deputy of Finance. (Start at 0:32:12). 

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze to an Account Clerk to fulfill vacancy in the Water Department due to retirement. (Start at 0:40:04). 

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to retain the services of Bonadio & Company LLP to review of existing accounting systems and processes and rendered assistance in implementing necessary systems revisions at a cost not to exceed $18,000. (Start at 0:43:52). 

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to retain the services to retaining the services of Inserio & Company, CPA, LLP to facilitate the transfer of responsibilities from the Deputy of Finance to the Comptroller and Director of Finance ensuring a continuation of functions during the transition. Assistance with the 2020 annual audit and submission of the 2021 Annual Update Document at a cost not to exceed $25,000. (Start at 0:51:54).

Item #13 – Consideration for a Resolution to set the date, time, and place for a public hearing to solicited input on the community impact of the 2016 CDBG Infrastructure Grant that provided funding for replacement of the Clinton Avenue Water Main. (Start at 0:55:13). 

Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive a relieved payment penalty of $26.28 on a property inspection charge. (Start at 0:56:15). 

Item #15 – Discussion on the City’s plan on EO203. (Start at 0:57:05). 

Item #16 – Discussion on extending the Mayor’s term to 4 years. (Start at 1:28:36/Agenda items #16 and #17 were discussed at the same time).

Item #17 – Discussion on extending the Councilperson’s term to 4 years. (Start at 1:28:36/Agenda items #16 and #17 were discussed at the same time).

Item #18 – Covid-19 update. (Start at 1:35:30).