Cortland Common Council Agenda: June 15th, 2021 (Live Stream Information Included)

Here is the agenda for Tuesday’s (June 15th, 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

Supporting Documents:

Agenda

Public Hearing on the Hubbard St. Parking

Required Public Hearing to facilitate public input prior to submission of fiscal year 2021 Community Development Block Grant applications.

Required Public Hearing to facilitate public input prior to submission of a fiscal year 2021 Community Development Block Grant application funded under the CARES ACT.

  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Salute to the Flag of the United States
  • Public Comments
  • Ward Reports
  • Mayor’s Report
  • Proclamations – Arbor Day, Pride Month
  • Minutes – Approval of minutes

Item #1 – Update on infrastructure work in City. (Nic Dovi)

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the special event application along with all other required applications for “Porch Fest” on August 15, 2021 from 12PM – 5PM. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive the fees for “Porch Fest”. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the special event application along with all other required applications for “Overdose Awareness Vigil” on August 31, 2021 from 6PM – 9PM in Courthouse Park. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the special event application along with all other required applications for “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fundraiser” on July 17, 2021 from 3PM – 8PM in Courthouse Park. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive the fees for “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fundraiser”. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the special event application along with all other required applications for “Reunion for the Ages Benefit Concert” on July 31, 2021 from 12PM – 10PM. (Councilperson Michales)

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to waive the fees for “Reunion for the Ages Benefit Concert”. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the exotic pet permit for 5 chickens (hens) located at 216 Main St. (Councilperson Michales)

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the street closure on Harrington Ave for a graduation party on July 16, 2021 from 3PM – 8PM. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve a request for subordination of a City Mortgage to facilitate a new mortgage on property located at 15 Hamlin Street per recommendation of the City’s Loan Committee” (Thoma Development)

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Cortland to sign and submit a Community Development Block Grant application to the New York State Office of Community Renewal seeking funds for a Microenterprise Assistance Program, to authorize the Mayor to execute a grant agreement with the funding source upon award of said grant to the City, and to undertake any other action(s) necessary to implement the grant or grant Program. (Thoma Development)

Item #13 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Cortland to sign and submit a Community Development Block Grant application to the New York State Office of Community Renewal seeking funds for a public infrastructure project on Kellogg Road to replace the public water supply, to authorize the Mayor to execute a grant agreement with the funding source upon award of said grant to the City, and to undertake any other action(s) necessary to implement the grant or grant Program. (Thoma Development)

Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Cortland to sign and submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application pursuant to the CDBG/CARES ACT to the New York State Office of Community Renewal seeking funds for multiple activities including COVID related work at City Hall and the City Parks, and for a program to assist small businesses impacted by COVID 19, to authorize the Mayor to execute a grant agreement with the funding source upon award of said grant to the City, and to undertake any other action(s) necessary to implement the grant or grant program or activities. (Thoma Development)

Item #15 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Cortland to sign and submit an application under the New York State Main Street Program seeking funds for an “Anchor Grant” to assist in the rehabilitation of property located at 107-111 Main Street, to authorize the Mayor to execute a grant agreement with the funding source upon award of said grant to the City, and to undertake any other action(s) necessary to implement the grant or grant Program. (Thoma Development)

Item #16 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Cortland to sign and submit an application to the New York State Department of State under the Smart Growth Comprehensive Planning Program seeking funds to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan, to authorize the Mayor to execute a grant agreement with the funding source upon award of said grant to the City, and to undertake any other action(s) necessary to implement the grant or grant Program. (Thoma Development)

Item #17 – Discussion/Presentation regarding the reconstruction of Groton Avenue from Otter Creek to Main Street and how to move forward with contracting an engineering firm. (Mike Altieri from BCA Architects and Engineers.)

Item #18 – Consideration of a Resolution to adopt a City press release policy. (Mayor Tobin)

Item #19 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the Cortland City Police Department to retain a civilian for additional help with the re-accreditation process scheduled for this fall, which has been severely hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic with the furlough of a Records Clerk and other duties taking precedent over the re-accreditation process, at a wage not to exceed $25.0 per hour. (Chief Paul Sandy)

Item #20 – Consideration of a local law to change the Term of office of Mayor to four years. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #21 – Consideration of a local law to change the term of Councilperson to four years. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #22 – Consideration of a Resolution to declare as surplus office equipment (credenza) from the law department. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #23 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept a bid of $20.00 for surplus office equipment (credenza) from the law department from Joseph Hicks. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #24 – Consideration of a Resolution to rescind Resolution Number 59 of 2021 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. (Mack Cook)

Item #25 – Consideration of a Resolution to amend Resolution Number 56 to allow the hiring of an Accountant affective April 1, 2021 at a salary not to exceed $55,000 a year change the amount to $70,000 effective May 1, 2020. (Mack Cook)

Item #26 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with the County of Cortland and other municipalities regarding administration of the Workers Compensation Collective. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #27 – SEQR for Green Innovation Grant Program. (Ric VanDonsel)

Item #28 – Discussion regarding older CDBG loans and possible consideration of writing off aged delinquent loans.

Item #29 – Covid-19 update (Mayor Tobin)

Item #30 – Update on the City’s portion of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative for downtown.

Item #31 – Discussion on problems arising from Exotic Permit applications.

Adjournment