Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, March 16th, 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, April 6th, 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, proclamations, and minutes (Start at 0:00:09). 

Public Hearings:

Public Hearing on community impact of the 2016 CDBG Infrastructure Grant that provided funding for replacement of the Clinton Avenue Water Main. (Start at 0:00:22). 

Public Hearing on extending the Mayor’s term to 4 years. (Start at 0:04:01). 

Public Hearing on extending the Councilperson’s term to 4 years. (Start at 0:05:53). 

Agenda Items:

Item #1 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Exotic Pet permit for Paige Opera to have 5 chickens at 161 Elm St. (Start at 0:19:28). 

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze for a new Police Chief. (Start at 0:23:10). 

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the mayor’s recommendation of Paul Sandy for Police Chief. (Start at 0:23:32)

Item #4 – Consideration of a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Paul Sandy to be Chief of Police for the City of Cortland. (Start at 0:24:14). 

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to recognize and appropriate $3, 851.50 from the Capital Fund due to a reimbursement, transferred to the Police Clothing line (A3120.540800). (Start at 0:27:22). 

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to recognize and appropriate $6,500.00 in donations to the Community Oriented Policing Trust Account. (Start at 0:27:54).

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to adopt the 2021 Miscellaneous Revenue Budget incorporating the following expenditures: (Start at 028:54)

  • Tree Fund: $10,000
  • Sidewalk Repair Program: $20,000
  • Cortland Sports Council:  $12,500
  • Downtown Music Series:  $5,000
  • Administrative and Advertisement:  $500
  • Total Budgeted Expenditures: $48,000

Item #8 – Presentation on the Dairy Waste to Biogas to Electricity project at the Cortland Wastewater Treatment Facility. (Start at 0:29:43). 

Item #9 – Discussion on the City’s plan on EO203. (Start at 0:50:52). 

Item #10 – Covid-19 update. (Start at 1:25:21). 

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