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Homer Village, Tompkins Legislature And Cortland Council Meet Tonight

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The village of Homer Board of Trustees meets tonight at 5:30. This will be the board’s return to meeting at the Town Hall.

Tompkins County Legislature

The Tompkins County Legislature meets tonight at 5:30. Among the items on the agenda: dividing up money to boost Tourism; calling on the state to fund its mandated pay increase for the District Attorney – as many other counties including Cortland are doing.

The DA pay hike means legislators will have to approve using $29,000 from the county contingency fund.

Tompkins has an issue with its jail. Legislators will be asked to come up with another $120,000 to cover additional costs of housing prisoners elsewhere.

Looking ahead, preliminary county departmental budgets for next year are due in July, and the legislature tonight could set a 3% limit on spending increases for 2017.

The Tompkins County Development Corporation is being asked by the William George Agency to help it bond for $2.7 million dollars to put up a new 24-bed dorm and treatment building on its campus in Freeville.

Cortland Common Council

The Common Council of the City of Cortland meets tonight at 7 at City Hall.

Permits for the annual St. Anthony’s Festival, revisions to fire lanes laws and sale of city-owned land on Central Avenue are on the agenda.

Aldermen will also be asked to approve already budgeted repairs and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.

Machinery called anaerobic ingesters need repair and upgrades which will handle the extra waste from Byrne Hollow Farms.

Council will be asked to approve payment of $780 to Sweeney’s Pest Control for inspecting all 16 of the taxi cabs operating in the city. Two customers reported a cab that had bed bugs. The cab was identified and its owner will pay to remove the infestation.

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