Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 (Video & Time Segments Included)

Here is a video stream of Tuesday’s Cortland Common Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th, 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 0:00:15). 

Public Hearings:

Public Hearing on for adopting a Local Law Named “The Plumbing Code” to be placed in the code at a new Article 214. (Start at 0:00:15). 

Public Hearing on amending Section 300-113 “Signs prohibited and Exempted”. (Start at 0:01:38). 

Public Hearing on the sale of property located at 79 River St. (Start at 0:02:45). 

Agenda Items:

Item #1 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve a request on behalf of the Cortland Elks Lodge to use of the Pocket Park for June 14th, 2021. They would like to collaborate with Family Counseling Services and Liberty Resources for a Narcan Training and Voter Registration event. (Start at 0:31:43). 

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the special event application for “The Rebound Ruck” from 11AM – 4PM on April 24, 2021. (Start at 0:36:47). 

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the special event application for “Cortland Arts Connect Festival” on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 8AM – 6PM. (Start at 0:37:27).  

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the appointment of Caleb Wright to the CYB Advisory Board. (Start at 1:00:11). 

Item #5 – Discussion on the Diary Parade. (Start at 1:00:41)

Item #6 – Discussion on Community Clean up. (Start at 1:14:48). 

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to demonstrate support of an equitable Cortland by promoting the Cortland County YWCA’s “Stand Against Racism” week, April 19-24, 2021. (1:20:34).

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to recognize and appropriate funding reimbursement from FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (EMW-2019-FG-00172) in the amount of $32,380.95 for the federal cost share of the installation of the fire alarm system at the headquarters fire station into the fire department budget line A3410-540200. (Start at 1:22:17). 

Item #9 – Consideration of a resolution to recognize and appropriate in the year 2020, $54,906.01 received from NYSDEC in connection to the Food Reuse & Recycle grant. $45,567.35 to budget line G8110-541500 to reimburse Seven Valley Health Coalition and $9,338.66 G8110-510000 to reimburse Wastewater staff expenses. (Start at 1:22:49). 

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the buyout of the 5 year lease with Enterprise Fleet for 3 2017 Chevrolet SUVs, currently used as unmarked police vehicles. The buyout is approximately $21,889.45 and the funds will come from the 2021 budget line for new police vehicles. (A3120-520600). (Start at 1:31:54). 

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve entering into a new 5 year lease with Enterprise Fleet for 3 2021 Chevrolet SUVs to use as unmarked police vehicles. The annual cost will be $17,000.00. (Start at 1:32:28). 

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve a local law section 214 of a plumbing code of the City of Cortland. (Start at 1:33:15). 

Item #13 – Consideration of a resolution to eliminate chapter 5-20 of the charter of the City of Cortland. (Start at 1:33:48). 

Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the lawn mowing, sidewalk shoveling and garbage pickup bid and authorize the Mayor to sign a contract with Matt Taylor. (Start at 1:34:20).

Item #15 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the mayor to sign an agreement with Ric VanDonsel, Corporation Counsel, memorializing compensation and benefits. (Start at 1:35:46). 

Item #16 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the mayor to sign an agreement with Mack Cook, Director of Administration and Finance, memorializing compensation and benefits. (Start at 1:40:45). 

Item #17 – Consideration of a Resolution to negotiate a 1 year extension with Absolutely Clean for cleaning services at City Hall. (Start at 1:41:05). 

Item #18 – Consideration of a Resolution for Project Pin # 395070 (attached). (Start at 1:43:34). 

RESOLUTION # (2021) – Authorizing the implementation, and funding in the first instance 100% of the federal-aid and State “Marchiselli” Program-aid eligible costs, of a transportation federal-aid locally-administered project, and appropriating funds, therefore.

Item #19 – Discussion of preferred street/infrastructure project applications in the 2021 Consolidated Funding Application (CFR) round. (Start at 1:45:43).

Item #20 –Discussion and possible Consideration of a Resolution to adopt the City of Cortland’s Public Employer Health Emergency Plan. (Start at 1:52:04).

Item #21 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the recommendation of Jeff Smith to the Board of Assessment Review. (Start at 1:53:18). 

Item #22 – Discussion regarding the $1,000,000 the City will be receiving from the federal government this year and next. (Start at 1:59:33). 

Item #23 – Discussion regarding the search process for the position of Superintendent of Public Works. (Start at 2:08:47). 

Item #24 – Covid-19 update. (Start at 2:13:25). 

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