Here is the agenda for Tuesday’s (August 3rd, 2021) Cortland Common Council meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7pm.
We (The Cortland Voice) will be live streaming the meeting on our Facebook page.
Note: As the City of Cortland Common Council returns to in person meetings, all spectators are asked to be masked upon entry to city hall, and to remain masked until departure. Council and the Mayor will be masked unless seated, then masks of council members and the mayor can be removed to improve communication.
Public Hearing to close a portion of Alvena Ave.
Proclamation: In recognition of the contributions by Sue Dale-Hall in the field of childcare for our community
- 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 – Update on infrastructure work in City. (Nic Dovi)
Item #2 – Discussion regarding the Suggett Park Basketball Court renovation project. (J. McNerney & A. Piedigrossi)
Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (John McNerney)
Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the second annual, “Community Matters” Fair in Suggett Park. (Apryl Beatty, Mayor Tobin)
Item #5- Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze for the Cortland City Police Department to fill two positions effective. (Chief Sandy)
Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the Cortland City Police Department to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Officer Jesse Abbott and a second position. The department will fill the Community Oriented Policing position as soon as staffing levels allow. (Chief Sandy)
Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to lifting the hiring freeze to hire a Water Distribution Maintenance Worker at the Water Department (currently vacant), and an MEO Heavy Sewer Operator at the Department of Public Works. This position will be officially vacated as of September 3rd, 2021. (Nic Dovi)
Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the hiring of a Water Distribution Maintenance Worker at the Water Department immediately, and an MEO Heavy Sewer Operator at the Department of Public Works effective September 3, 2021. (Nic Dovi)
Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve a Local Law for the Fire Department Cost Recovery Program. (Chief Friedman)
Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to execute three DPW related contracts/service agreements. (Ric VanDonsel)
- Lease with ARC Cortland Armory
- Orkin Pest Control
- Syracuse Time and Alarm Co.
Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to Resolution to approve the exotic pet permit for chickens at 16 Willow Ave. (Councilperson Michales)
Item #12 – Discussion on Air BNB/VRBO (Zoning Officer Bob Rhea)
Item #13- Discussion regarding potential changes to the city’s zoning code (Zoning Officer Bob Rhea)
Item #14- Discussion regarding a proposed city-wide credit card policy (Mayor Tobin)
Item #15- Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the mayor to file a response with the Comptroller’s Office regarding the city’s Corrective Action Plan (CAP) in response to the Comptroller’s Office Audit (Mayor Tobin)
Item #16- Discussion of options for appropriating the American Rescue Plan Funds (Mayor Tobin)
Item #17- Consideration of a Resolution to allow the annual 911 Ceremony (including a street closure) for Saturday, September 11 from 5am until 11am (Chief Sandy)