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Cortland Common Council Moves To Exit County Workers’ Comp Plan

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Cortland Common Council met last night (July 16) and engaged in lengthy discussion about their enrollment in the county-wide workers’ compensation plan, an issue of contention among municipalities and the county over the past several years.

The Council passed two resolutions one the subject last night: One that officially exited the plan and another that laid out three points the city wants from the county in order for them to re-enter:

  1. Support of the city’s efforts to figure out whether or not they could collectively move to another plan;
  2. Dedication of additional funding to the workers’ compensation reserve fund.
  3. Change in the way municipalities are assessed from full value to taxable value.

Discussion is expected on the topic at tonight’s Truxton town board meeting as well.

At the last CCTVS meeting (County, Cities, Towns, Villages and Schools), the Legislature declared a July 31 deadline for municipalities to decide whether or not they’ll continue with the county plan.

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