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Common Council Meets Tonight at City Hall


The City of Cortland Common Council will meet tonight at 6pm at City Hall on Court Street in the City of Cortland. Some items on this evening’s agenda include establishment of a uniform city procurement policy, curbing and ADA-compliant sidewalk improvements, and the sale of a firetruck.

The first item on the agenda will be to establish a uniform policy by which the City of Cortland procures goods, supplies, equipment, and services necessary for city business to be as efficient, effective, and economically as possible.

The policy will state that no city official or employee will have a financial interest in any type of contract entered into by the city, and precludes the acceptance of gratuities, financial or otherwise, from any type of supplier of materials or services to the City of Cortland.

The Common Council will also vote to authorize the request for proposals for curbing and ADA-compliant sidewalk improvements throughout the city. The City of Cortland has already identified specific areas that are in need of improvement. Approving the request for proposals would allow the city DPW to advertise an official request for proposals on the project.

An old piece of equipment, a 1998 American LaFrance Fire Engine, is looking to be put up for sale after a long life in the City of Cortland Fire Department. The truck came into service in 1998 and served as the primary engine for the fire department for 12 years before being placed on reserve in 2010, and later replaced in 2022 with a new engine.

Maintenance costs for American LaFrance model fire engines have increased significantly since the company closed back in 2014. The truck is now considered surplus to the fire department and the proceeds from the sale of the engine can be used to offset future purchases of equipment needed by the fire department.

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