Cortland Common Council Agenda: May 4th, 2021 (live stream information included)

Here is the agenda for the Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 Cortland Common Council meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be live streamed Via Zoom video. The meeting will begin at 7 pm.

Here is the Zoom Meeting ID: 892 739 1872

Agenda

  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Salute to the Flag of the United States
  • Public Comments
  • Ward Reports
  • Mayor’s Report
  • Minutes – Approval of minutes

Item #1 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Dairy DAY parade permit for a “reverse parade”, street closures of South Main from Tompkins to Valley View from 4pm until 8pm. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Dairy Day parade sound device permit application, and to waive the application fee. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Prayer in the Park Event on May 6, 2021. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (John McNerney)

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze to hire a Youth Services Specialist in the Cortland Youth Bureau to fill a vacancy due to a resignation. (John McNerney)

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to recognize and appropriate proceeds from the April 17, 2021 K9 BBQ Fundraiser hosted by Anderson’s Farm Market, totaling $4,195.00, to the Cortland City Police Department K9 Fund. (Chief Sandy)

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to designate Cheryl Doolittle and Laura Morak as the signatories on all accounts. (Mack Cook)

Item 8 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the purchase of 45 sets of Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (Bunker Gear) from Fire- End Croker Corp. in the amount of $191,243.00. This is compliant with NY State Bid Contract (PC67938) pricing. (Chief Friedman)

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to transfer $600,000 from the November 2019 Public Improvement BAN earmarked for the Wickwire Pool Locker Room project to the Fire Station Windows Project to provide operating capital for grant reimbursed costs (Mack Cook)

Whereas; The City has received a grant commitment from the NYS Parks and Historic Preservation Office of $421,586 towards the costs of the Wickwire Pool Locker Room Project, and

Whereas; the City had designated $208,600 in Program Incomes towards the cost of the Wickwire Pool Locker Room Project, and

Whereas; the City has received a donation of $10,000 for the Wickwire Locker Room Project, and

Whereas; the City budgeted in its Capital Fund $1.2 million from the November 26, 2019 $6,475,000 Bond Anticipation Note for operating capital to fund grant reimbursable design and construction costs incurred in the Wickwire Pool Locker Room project, and

Whereas; the Wickwire Pool Locker Room Project is substantially complete at estimated cost of $851,500, and

Whereas; reimbursements requests have been tendered to NYS Parks and Historic Preservation Office and are awaiting processing, and
Whereas; the City has received grant commitment letters from the NYS parks and Historical Renovation Department in the sum of $829,000 and

Whereas; the anticipated cost to the Fire Station Windows Replacement projects is $706,800, and

Whereas; the Fire Station Window project has commenced, and

Whereas; operating capital is required to timely pay grant reimbursable costs,

Therefore; be it Resolved that the City shall transfer within its Capital Budget $600.000 of the previously allocated $1.2 million for the Wickwire Pool Locker Room project from the November 26, 2019 BAN to the Fire Station Window project to provide operating capital towards design, replacement and project management grant reimbursable costs.

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to pass a Local Law amending Section 300-113 “Signs prohibited and exempted”. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to declare The City of Cortland Common Council as lead agency for SEQR – N. Greenbush and Washington Street Water Main replacement. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the City of Cortland Common Council to amend the City of Cortland Clinton Ave project for the SEQR process. (Mack Cook)

Item #13 – Consideration of a Resolution to supplement and amend previous bond resolution #83 (2016) and #175 (2019) to increase the aggregate amount authorized to bond $4,550,000.00 to fund public purpose improvements at the water plant. (Mack Cook)

Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the publication of the Estoppel notice of the City’s intent to issue $4,536,000.00 in bonds to fund the reconstruction of the water production and treatment facility at the City’s Water Treatment Plant. (Mack Cook)

Item #15 – Consideration of a Resolution to change the Job Title of the Administrative Aide in the Code office to Account Clerk Typist. (Captain TenKate)

Item #16 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve a budget transfer of $2,189.69 from A3620 541500 to A3620 510000. This is to cover the Job Title change from Administrative Aid to Account Clerk Typist. (Captain TenKate)

Item #17 – Discussion on a uniform press release policy for the City. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #18 – Discussion on parking on Hubbard St.

Item #19 – Covid-19 update

Adjournment

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