Cortland County Legislator Beau Harbin (LD-2) spoke during the privilege of the floor during last night’s Common Council meeting in the City of Cortland. Harbin provided an update on various capital improvement projects that are actively taking place within the city itself.
Harbin spoke regarding the ongoing work in the restoration of the steps that lead into the Cortland County Courthouse off of Courthouse Park. Noting work is nearing completion with an anticipated completion date sometime in mid January with an official ceremony following shortly afterwards.
The new 9-1-1 Center on Court Street is also nearing completion for exterior work. Harbin noted work is done for a new gate, lighting, and wall on the property. Adding the improvements will increase safety in the area. For work inside the building, no timeline is yet announced for when it will be completed and the Center becoming operational.
For the future of the Mental Health building on the corner of Port Watson and Pendleton Street, the abatement process has begun for the removal of asbestos in the building. Harbin noted air monitoring will be taking place to ensure safety. Interior demolition work has also begun in the building and residents driving past the structure should begin to see work and improvements in the coming months.