Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, October 19th, 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, November 16th, 2021. See below for the specific time segments for each agenda item.

Time segments for each agenda item:

Public Hearing regarding the rezoning of a piece of property on River/Port Watson St. Tax Id #87.53-03-16.200. (Start at 0:00:21). 

Public Hearing on amending article VI overlay Districts Section 300-61 Floodway Zone District. (Start at (0:08:02). 

Supporting Documents:

Item #1 – Presentation from Elin Dowd (Consortium’s Ex. Director), on the current state of the Consortium and future initiatives. (Start at 0:18:18). 

Item #2 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve and adopt the 2022 Amendment to the Municipal Cooperative Agreement for the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium. (Mack Cook). (Start at 0:33:19). 

Item #3 – Consideration of a resolution to approve the Fall pumpkin giveaway, along with the approval to waive the sound device permit fee. (Start at 0:33:53).

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to accept, recognize and appropriate the following donations to the Youth Bureau. (John McNerney). (Start at 0:41:28 ). 

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to lift the hiring freeze for the Cortland City Police to replace another crossing guard who will be retiring on October 22, 2021, after nearly 19 years of service. (Chief Sandy). (Start at 0:42:17). 

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the Cortland City Police to hire another Crossing Guard to replace the one retiring on October 22, 2021. (Chief Sandy). (Start at 0:42:43). 

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to appoint 2 new members to the Police commission. (Mayor Tobin, Chief Sandy). (Start at 0:43:06). 

Item #8 – Resolution to appoint 2 new police commission members. (Start at 0:44:53).

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize a City Police Department transfer of $5,000 from the gasoline budget line to the vehicle maintenance line. (Chief Sandy). (Start at 0:46:23). 

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a purchase agreement and sign all necessary agreements to transfer Parker School from the School district to the City of Cortland. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 0:47:40)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to prepare and advertise the RFP for rehabilitation of Parker School for an Early Education Center. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 1:13:20). 

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to select and execute a contract with a contractor presenting the best offer regarding Parker School. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 1:15:45).

Item #13 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the Mayor to enter in an agreement with Bert Adams Disposal. This would extend our current agreement for one year at the rate of exactly $300.00 per ton collected. The term of this agreement would expire December 31st, 2022. (Nic Dovi). (Start at 1:17:50)

Item #14 – Consideration of a Resolution to Authorize the issuance of a General Obligation Bond in the amount of $25,000,000 to fund the estimated cost of reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Homer Avenue and adjoining Water, Sewer and Storm Water infrastructure within the City. (Mack Cook). (Start at 1:25:10). 

Item #15 – Consideration of a Resolution to abandoned and transfer a portion of Alvena Avenue to GCMC and authorize the Mayor to execute any documents after review by Corporation Counsel to complete the transfer. Such Documents include a letter of Understanding regarding the respective rights and obligations after such transfer. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 1:34:16). 

Item #16 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Corporation Counsel to execute on behalf of the City a stipulation modifying the assessment of Conifer Cortland Associates and to authorize refunds of over tax payments as necessary. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 1:35:23). 

Item #17 – Consideration of a local law changing the Zone of property located on River Street in the city of Cortland from R-1 to GB-1 known as Tax Map #87.53-03-16.200. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 1:35:23). 

Item #18 – Consideration of a Resolution to declare a Negative Declaration regarding the Homer Avenue Gateway Project based upon the review of the SEQR at the 10/5/2021 City Council meeting. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 1:48:37). 

Item #19 – Consideration of a Resolution to adopt funding priorities for the American Rescue Plan funds. (Mayor Tobin). (Start at 1:49:05). 

Item #20 – Discussion on the possibility of the State DOT installing a pedestrian walk light and push button (very similar to the two recently installed at Owego and Prospect) at the crosswalk on Tompkins street at the railroad tracks near Folmer Drive. (Councilperson Bennett). (Start at 1:50:43). 

Item #21 – Discussion of 2022 City of Cortland budgets. (Start at 1:55:46). 

Item #22 – Consideration of a resolution to authorize the Mayor to execute the settlement agreement with Avangrid Inc. for the payment of gross receipt taxes of an amount of $8,500 for the city. (Start at 2:00:40).