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Cortland Common Council Meeting Tonight


The Cortland Common Council will meet tonight at 6pm at City Hall located at 25 Court Street in the City of Cortland to discuss a wide range of topics on their agenda.

Included will be a public hearing on two proposed laws, Law No. 6 and Law No. 7. Law No. 6 will increase the term of Councilpersons from a two year term to a four year term and Law No. 7 will increase the term of Mayor from a two year term to a four year term as well.

The reason is a two year term is inadequate for elected officials to provide realistic and productive representation for constituents.

The proposed law changes if passed by the council will go to a mandatory referendum that will be on the ballot as a proposition subject to City voter approval for the general election on Tuesday, November, 8th.


Also on the agenda is McNeil Development Company funding intending to submit an application for funding through the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation Green Infrastructure Grant Initiative.

McNeil plans to reconstruct their large group of adjoining parking lots located between Main Street, Church Street, Central Ave, and Groton Ave within the City.

The project overall will incorporate green infrastructure design practices of pervious pavement and stormwater planters in the rehab of the 1.5 acre parking lot. The sustainable stormwater management practices will eliminate over 2.6 million gallons of the property’s stormwater runoff from entering the City of Cortland’s storm sewer system.

The Common Council and Mayor intend to submit a letter of support for McNeil Development Company’s application for funding.

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