Cortland Common Council meets tonight (Tuesday) and the former Apex site on Cleveland Street tops the agenda.
The city can foreclose because owners are $300-thousand dollars behind in taxes, but the Mayor’s plan is to release the liens against the 7.8-acre property so the County Industrial Development Agency can begin cleanup and future development. Council is also expected to authorize hiring an engineering firm to investigate environmental concerns at the site.
A Code of Ethics will get a public hearing and council vote.
Other agenda items include granting permission for the City School District to pay the costs of its part-time School Resource Officer, which is expected to allow the city to hire another patrol officer.
The mayor will be asked to request the State DOT to designate truck routes around the city from the I-81 exits in Homer, Cortland and Polkville. The goal is to get the trucks off city streets and away from Main Street construction this spring.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 pm and will be held at the City Wastewater Treatment Facility, 251 Port Watson Street.