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Legislature Approves Spending Projects

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The Cortland County Legislature on Thursday night approved allowing an override of the tax levy limit. Among the other votes:

  • To revive the County, City, Towns, Villages and Schools committee
  • Replacement courthouse exit doors
  • Hiring an architect for courthouse steps
  • New highway signs recognizing Purple Heart medal recipients
  • Airport hangar leases passed
  • Social Services Commissioner Kristen Monroe was reappointed for another five years, which will include her 25th year
  • Adding about $33,000 to the budget for new aerial digital images for 911 and the planning department was approved after some discussion
  • Gave the new county mobility manager permission to be more flexible in pricing advertising space inside and outside of county transit buses
  • More of the $9-million in federal COVID relief funds was allocated, including for courthouse repairs, the Area Agency on Aging and for body and dashboard cameras for the Sheriff’s department




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