Following passage this week of a resolution to furlough 18 city employees, Cortland Youth Bureau director John McNerney has announced a lengthy list of closures and cancellations forced by the departure of most of his staff.
City leaders approved the temporary layoffs – which total more than $200k in payroll cuts – on top of another $700k+ in other spending reductions. Finance director Mack Cook estimates budgetary damage from the COVID-19 pandemic so far to be just under $1M.
Mayor Brian Tobin also signed off on a 75% salary reduction for himself, from $25k/year to now $5k annually.
A complete list of jobs lost has not been released, but most of them are reported to be at the Youth Bureau.
In a Facebook post, McNerney listed the following as now being cancelled or closed:
- Home-Cort Youth Lacrosse League
- Little Sticks Lacrosse
- All adult softball leagues
- Cathy Stage Softball League
- All youth and adult basketball leagues
- Arts, Parks, and Books
- Library at Lunch with Miss Tammy
- Arts & Crafts Camp
- Summer Arts & Crafts
- Fire Fighter For A Day Camp
- Fishing Derby
- Summer Drama Program
- Movie Under the Stars
- Summer Concert Series
- All Police & Fire Demo’s at the parks
- Summer Park Program
- SLU Basketball Academy
- Youth Center summer field trips
- Wickwire Pool, including the following programs:
Red Cross Learn To Swim
Adult Early Bird Swim
Adult Lap Swim
- Yaman Beach
- Splash Pad at Suggett Park
- All park buildings, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and restrooms
- Youth Center, including all programming
- Yaman Pavillions 1, 2, and 3 and Rotary Shelter
- Skate Park
- Community Garden
Any questions regarding the CYB can be directed to John McNerney at firstname.lastname@example.org.