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Busy legislative session set for Thursday

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Cortland legislators will meet Thursday evening for their monthly session, where one of the agenda items is to payoff a NYPA Loan early that could reduce the county budget by more than $182k annually.

The loan originates from January 31, 2013 and is enacted for a term of 10 years for lighting retrofit.

Officials estimate paying the $281,519.87 balance could save approximately $17,102.25 in interest payments.

Funds will be allocated from the county’s Debt Reduction Reserve.

Also on Thursday, legislators will vote on renewing Lisa Perfetti’s appointment as the county’s acting Public Health Director.

She’s held that title on a temporary basis since filling in for the retiring Cathy Feuerherm on May 23.

Perfetti’s renewed term is set to begin on August 23 and run until November 28 unless someone else is hired before then.

The legislature will also take a vote on establishing the County Office Building Main Entrance Renovation and Security Project, which would renovate the primary entrance to the building to “provide for more efficient public interaction and improve building security.”

A proposed resolution from the Buildings & Grounds Committee dictates spending is not to exceed $40k in total.

Funds are to be appropriated from the Legislature’s professional services fund to the building services fund.

Additionally, the county will accept more funds and continue contracting with Care Compass Network for the COVID-19 Telehealth Assistance Program, allowing residents to meet with their providers virtually when applicable.

The local Office for the Aging has submitted a proposal to abolish one full-time position of Aging Services Specialist and instead create one part-time, temporary position of Aging Services Coordinator.

County senior centers remain shut down and will be closed until further notice, officials said last week.

Much more is packed into the FULL AGENDA, so stay tuned for complete coverage here on WXHC.

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