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On Tonight’s Agenda for Cortland Common Council


Tonight the City of Cortland Common Council will meet at City Hall on 25 Court St. beginning at 6pm. Some of the things on tonight’s agenda include a wide variety of discussions.

Some of the noticeable Agendas Items are listed below:

Agenda Item No. 2: Authorize Administrative Contract for Fiscal Year 2022 Community Development Block Grant for Microenterprise Assistance.

During the fiscal year 2022, the City of Cortland was awarded a Community Development Block Grant of $200,000 dollars for funding to assist microenterprises within the city that will provide benefits to low-to-moderate income residents, and for administrative and program delivery services.

The City of Cortland had entered into an agreement with the administration of the grant with the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corp.

The city plans to enter a contract with Thoma Development Consultants to administer the City of Cortland’s fiscal year 2022 Community Development Block Grant.

Agenda Item No. 12: Approve Midnight on Main Event

The City plans on hosting a “Midnight on Main” for the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st of this year.

The event will include the usual street closures of Main St between Court and Tompkins St. Local restaurants, music and entertainment, fireworks, and a midnight ball drop will be included in this year’s celebration.

Agenda Item No. 13: Adjusting Hours of Operation for City Parks

Currently, the City of Cortland’s parks are open from 6am until 10:30pm daily. The city looks to adjust the hours of operation for all city parks due to instances of vandalism, and unsafe and illicit activities once it becomes dark outside. Due to the hours of operation lasting until 10:30pm some of these incidents took place when the park was considered open.

The City looks to adjust the hours to be from 6am to one half hour after sunset.

Agenda Item No. 16: Approve the Spending of $120,000 from the ARP Funding

The City of Cortland has $120,000 dollars from the American Rescue Plan for the Youth Bureau. The money will be used as a surplus for park improvements throughout the city parks. Those improvements include:

  • Yaman Park Playground Renovation: $20,000
  • Yaman Park Extended Walkway: $16,123.75
  • 100 tons of infield mix: $7,500
  • Yaman Park Bathhouse Painting: $33,500
  • Bark Park, including fencing and site amenities: $42,000

To view the entire agenda of the Cortland Common Council you can click HERE.

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