Here is a video stream of Tuesday’s Cortland Common Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th, 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 0:00:10).
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. (Start at 0:39:53).
Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Dairy Day parade sound device permit application, and to waive the application fee. (Start at 0:46:25).
Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Prayer in the Park Event on May 6, 2021. (Start at 0:48:40).
Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (Start at 0:50:36).
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. (Start at 0:51:11).
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. (Start at 0:55:13).
Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to designate Cheryl Doolittle and Laura Morak as the signatories on all accounts. (Start at 0:56:47).
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. (Start at 0:57:27).
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. (Start at 0:58:17).
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 declare The City of Cortland Common Council as lead agency for SEQR – N. Greenbush and Washington Street Water Main replacement. (Start at 0:59:51). NOTE: This Agenda Item was supposed to be Item #11, but it got changed after the original Agenda #10 was removed from the meeting.
Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the City of Cortland Common Council to amend the City of Cortland Clinton Ave project for the SEQR process. (Start at 1:01:24).
Item #12 – 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. (Start at 1:02:16).
Item #13 – 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. (Start at 1:03:29).
Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution to change the Job Title of the Administrative Aide in the Code office to Account Clerk Typist. (Start at 1:04:50).
Item #15 – 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. (Start at 1:05:33).
Item #16 – Discussion on a uniform press release policy for the City. (Start at 1:06:10).
Item #17 – Discussion on parking on Hubbard St. (Start at 1:09:17).
Item #18 – Covid-19 update. (Start at 1:21:25).
Item #19 – Discussion on a potential labor agreement with the bargaining unit in the City of Cortland. (Start at 1:26:10). NOTE: Cortland Common Council went into executive session to discuss this item.
Item #20 – Resolution to approve the payment of the Deputy Superintendent of Public Works an additional $250 a week until a new Superintendent is hired. (Start at 1:28:04).
Item #21 – Resolution to allow the Mayor to sign an MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) with the Civil Service Employee Association (CSCA) to shift to summer hours for the time period of May 10th through August 31st. Summer hours are 6am-3pm Monday through Thursday & 6am-10am on Fridays. (Start at 1:28:35).