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

Here is a video stream of Tuesday night’s Cortland Common Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 3rd, 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 0:00:12).

Public Hearing for Fire Department Cost Recovery Program. (Start at 0:00:51). 

Public Hearing to close a portion of Alvena Ave. (Start at 0:02:05). 

Public Hearing on rezoning a parcel on River St. (Start at 0:06:16). 

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

Supporting Documents:

Item #1 – Update on infrastructure work in City. (Nic Dovi). (Start at 0:15:54).

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to appoint Steven Broyles to the Wastewater Advisory Board for a 3 year term. (Mayor Tobin). (Start at 0:28:14). 

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to appoint Thomas Spandhuer to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a 3 year term. (Mayor Tobin). (Start at 0:28:34). 

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to appoint Priscilla Mantey and Thomas Kraft to the Cortland Housing Authority, starting their terms August 1, 2021 for two years; through July 31, 2023.(Mayor Tobin). (Start at 0:28:56). 

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the Cortland City Police Department to declare all remaining bicycles that was left after the annual sale as surplus. (Chief Sandy). (Start at 0:29:27). 

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the exotic pet permit for a baby Ball Python at 86 Clinton Ave. (Councilperson Michales). (Start at 0:30:19). 

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the exotic pet permit for chickens at 16 Willow Ave. (Councilperson Michales). (Start at 0:34:15). 

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to appoint Firefighter / CEO Roy Everett as the Interim Director of Code Enforcement. (Chief Friedman / Mayor Tobin). (Start at 0:36:12). 

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to appoint Nicole Bennett as Commissioner of Deeds for the City Of Cortland. (Raymond A. Parker). (Start at 0:37:38). 

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to name the City as “Lead Agency” for the Gateway Homer Ave. project. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 0:37:54). 

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the submission of Homer Avenue Infrastructure Upgrades Grant Applications. (Mack Cook, Scott Burto, Mike Alteri). (Start at 0:39:32)

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the submission of a Climate Smart Grant application for Homer Avenue Infrastructure Upgrades. (Mack Cook, Scott Burto, Mike Alteri). (Start at 0:43:43). 

Item #13 – Discussion on LP tanks. (Start at 0:44:06).  

Item #14 – Discussion on a Deputy Superintendent position at the DPW with the range of salary between $60,000- $72,000. (Start at 0:50:10). 

Item #15 – Discussion on a Zone Change Request from R-2 to GB-2 for a 50 ft. X 53 ft. landlocked piece of property (Tax Map# 87.53-3-16.2) to the Northwest of the proposed Byrne Dairy project site on the Northwest corner of Port Watson Street and River Street in the City of Cortland. (Start at 0:53:40). 

Extra Items:

Item #16 – Discussion on City of Cortland Common Council meeting protocols (Start at 1:05:44).

Item #17 –City of Cortland Common Council adjourns into executive session to discuss contractual matters and one litigation matter. (Note: No action was anticipated at the end of the meeting). (Start at 1:10:55).