During their meeting on Tuesday, October 11th the Cortland County Highway Committee voted unanimously to absolve the Cortland County Industrial Development Agency from tipping fees from the APEX site cleanup.
The vote, which would remove the tipping fee to the Cortland County IDA that accumulated to $381,706.10.
Hours of operation were also extended at the landfill to increase the efficiency of the site clean up project and would not affect other customers who use the landfill site. Those costs amounted to $4,628.74. Those fees would be recouped from the Cortland County IDA.
The APEX tool property on the City of Cortland’s east end was acquired by the IDA earlier this year with one goal in mind, to clean up the site. The City of Cortland forgave $300,000 dollars in past due taxes pending development of the site.
The passage now heads to a full vote of the Cortland County Legislature later this month.