Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 (Video & Time Segments Included)

Here is a video stream of Tuesday’s Cortland Common Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 4th. Below are the time segments for each agenda item.

Time segments for each agenda item:

Public Hearing for a Local Law amending C2-9 (Holding multiple City Offices Prohibited) (Start at 0:42)

Ward reports, mayor’s report, proclamations, and minutes. (Start at 3:56)

Supporting Documents:

Item #1 – Presentation on the 2021 major infrastructure projects (Clinton and Owego Streets), financial summary. (Scott Burto) (Start at 0:20:20)

Item #2 – Update on the revaluation of the City and the re-assessment of the value of all properties in the City. (Mayor Tobin) (Start at 0:37:00)

Item #3 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor enter into an agreement with City of Cortland Fire Department Board of Engineers for volunteer firefighting services commencing on January 1, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2022 for the amount of $35,000. (Chief Friedman) (Start at 0:40:15)

Item #4 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the contract with Matt Taylor for Grass/Snow and Right of Way removal. (Roy Everett/Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 41:01)

Item #5 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Local Law to amend C2-9. (Ric VanDonsel). (Start at 42:31)

Item #6 – Consideration of a Resolution to award a contract to administer FY 2020 Housing Rehabilitation Grant for fiscal year 2020 CDBG pursuant to the Request for Proposals process. (Mayor Tobin) (Start at 42:56)

Item #7 – Consideration of a Resolution to designate the Mayor of the City of Cortland as the certifying officer for the Environmental Review Record for the City’s recently awarded fiscal year 2020 Housing Rehabilitation Community Development Block Grant. (Mayor Tobin) (Start at 44:40)

Item #8 – Consideration of a Resolution to approve the new wards as recommended by the Cortland County Planning Department. (Start at 45:17)

Item #9 – Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an amendment to a 2018 agreement with Chobani of New Berlin NY setting terms for acceptance of waste acid whey at the price of $0.045 per gallon. Such acceptance can be used to cover any shortfall in feedstock that may be occasioned by Byrne Dairy’s facility retooling in summer 2022. (Bruce Adams) (Start at 1:01:34)

Item #10 – Consideration of a Resolution to allow the mayor to enter into a contract with Empire State Development to accept a grant that is a 20% match for the Parker School Early Education Center. There is a maximum value of this grant of $500,000. (Mayor Tobin) (Start at 1:05:00)

Item #11 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into Supplemental Agreement #2 for Phase I of the Gateway Project. (Nic Dovi) (Start at 1:07:48)

Item #12 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize Superintendent of Public Works Nic Dovi to enter into agreements with the following vendors. They are for service agreements we currently utilize on a regular basis. (Nic Dovi) (Start at 1:11:33)

  • AccuGPS
  • Thyssen Krupp- Elevator
  • Air Temp HVAC –Armory
  • Air Temp HVAC-CYB
  • Upstate Temperature Control HVAC (Service) up at end of 2021
  • Upstate Temperature Control HVAC (Mechanical) up at end of 2021
  • Employee Network
  • Advantage- Commercial Cleaning
  • Cummins Northeast- Generators (expires in July 21/2022)

Item #13 – Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Mike Dexter for maintaining the grounds at the Water Works. (Nic Dovi) (Start at 1:15:34)

Item #14 – Discussion regarding a citywide ethics policy. (Mayor Tobin) (Start at 1:16:22)

Item #15 – Discussion regarding a citywide employee vehicle policy. (Mayor Tobin) (Start at 1:20:18)

Item #16 – Discussion regarding the approved City of Cortland Occupancy Tax, and steps to implement it (this would apply to hotels/motels). (Mayor Tobin) (Start at 1:24:38)

Item #17 – Discussion regarding hosting City meetings virtually after December 31, 2021. (Mayor Tobin) (Start at 1:31:00)

Item #18 – Discussion/set a date for a local law regarding a change in zoning for solar farms. (Ric VanDonsel) (Start at 1:39:32)

Item #19 – Set a date for a public hearing on a local law regarding Dispensaries in the City. (Ric VanDonsel) (Start at 1:41:58)

Item #20 – A word from the Mayor (Start at 1:45:06)

Item #21 – Contracts and Compensation for department heads – (Start at 1:56:50)