The Council of the City of
A motion to approve council minutes from the
A motion to approve the schedule of bills to be paid
totaling $ 44,684.09 was made by Councilman Piros and seconded by Councilman
R-29-11-† a resolution
authorizing the Clerk of Council of the City of Cortland to advertise for bids
for the Heritage Heights Storm Sewer Improvement Project was read and moved by
Councilman Woofter and seconded by Councilman Tackett.†
MAYOR -† I want to
remind everyone and invite everyone to the picnic this Sunday, August 28th
COUNCILMAN LINVILLE -† I just hope you donít go on the 28th because you will be there by yourself.
MAYOR -† That is what the letter said.† It is the 21st.† Thank you, I just read what the note said.† I hope to see you all there.
I received a letter from James Wilkens and there will be a
ground breaking ceremony on
We did have our website training last week and it went fairly well.† It was short but I am† beginning to play around with it.†
COUNCILMAN PIROS -† Did they set you up as a user?
MAYOR -† Yes, they set me up and I set one up for Donna Lyden.† If you would like to go on there is a manual of about 120 pages and an ID.
COUNCILMAN LINVILLE -† Who is going to maintain it?
MAYOR -† I have a lady who has been doing the Historical Society page and Cortland Pictures page and she is going to help us on a contract basis.† Right now cboss is going to convert content over but once that is done we will be adding to the site.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† When will it be usable to the public?
MAYOR -† I am thinking we can probably turn it on the 1st or 2nd week in Sept.† We† donít have to turn everything on at once.† We can if the police want to maintain theirs and the fire want to maintain theirs, they can do that themselves.† There is a lot more flexibility.†
FINANCE DIRECTORíS REPORT -† ††Besides your† monthly report the only thing I have to report this evening is we did receive our tax advance that we did pass a meeting for so ago.† We received $515,000 last Thursday and it is in the city bank account from the 2nd†† half property taxes.
MAYOR -† One other thing, I was the guinea pig for the for the auto water payment plan.† It got deducted from my† checking and paid my water bill.† So we are making progress there.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† Is that going to be an auto?
FINANCE DIRECTOR -† It is an auto pay and we have had some response to the notification that went out.† Maybe like 6 people have turned them in.† I think once we get it up and running and get the word out there we will have more.† It was printed on the last water bill that the forms were available here at city hall.† We will eventually get that form on the website as well.† For right now we can either mail them out to a customer or the customer can come in and pick one up.
MAYOR -† We put them on this water bill larger.† She increased the size of the print.
FINANCE DIRECTOR -† Yes I had the software† people and fix it so it was in bold print and it appeared larger.† The first two printings that we did, I donít think people were noticing them.†
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER - ††How about a psa to the local newspaper?
FINANCE DIRECTOR -† Certainly.
MAYOR -† They will go out as the water bills go out so it will be a reminder.†
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER †- Sept. 3rd is the next issue so about 10 days before that and we probably will be able to get a paragraph in about it.í
FINANCE DIRECTOR Ė We did want to make sure before we got too much word out there that it was going to work and function correctly and it did work.
POLICE CHIEFíS REPORT
OFFICER ANDREWS -† Outside of what was in your monthly council report, I have nothing.† I will take any questions you have.
FINANCE DIRECTOR -† We did receive the grant money as well.†
NO SERVICE DIRECTORíS REPORT
MAYOR -† He is on vacation and will be back tomorrow.† If you have any questions call him tomorrow.
COUNCILMAN PIROS Ė Do you know where they are on the crack sealing?
MAYOR -† They have done a lot.† I donít know where they are right now.
COUNCILMAN PIROS -† Or the hot patch?
MAYOR -† The patching is not been done yet.† The hot sealant we picked up a couple of weeks ago and the† summer help is working on this.†
SWEENEY -† Did
they have a water main break on
There was something that happened because there were a bunch of us that didnít have water.† I just wondered if† you knew anything about it?† Not the conversion or anything like that.
MAYOR -† No, I donít.† It could have contributed to it.† We have had a number of water breaks mostly because of thin pipes that have corrugated over the years.
COUNCILWOMAN SWEENEY- So if I call Don in the morning.
MAYOR -† He will be able to answer it.
LINVILLE - †One
comment and I talked to the Chief about this prior to the meeting.† There is an inquiry about the chest
compressor machine that
COUNCILMAN SWEENEY -† So you are not saying that we necessarily as a community would be better served if we had one.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER Ė Bill have we ever offered a CPR class at the fire station?
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† It has been quite a while though.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† I mean for the general public.
JERRY CARLETON-† This mechanical device then does not get tired and miss as someone who would be on your chest like after 15 or 20 minutes.
JERRY CARLETON -† We had one the resulted in death.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† Yes but he Ö
JERRY CARLETON -† You are not a doctor, so you donít make that decision.† He was DOA at the hospital so he was not DOA until he got to the hospital.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† Ok so we didnít do anything for him?† Is that what you are saying?
-† ††No I didnít say that.† All I am saying is if that is the case then
must have a lot of money and not personnel.†
What is their personnel like at
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† That is kind of what I heard.
JERRY CARLETON -† No I am just questioning over the time period if in fact you had someone on a person for 20 minutes would a mechanical device offer more efficiency than a person who is on, if you have not done CPR for that long of a time there is a problem with that as far as fatigue is concerned.†
COUNCILMAN PIROS -† I like the
idea of having those classes open to the public because you have time before
JERRY CARLETON -† I didnít insinuate that †at all.† My question is, is that† device which was paid for by a grant from the federal govt., is this device worthy as being part of your equipment?† Maybe we need to look at that.
COUNCILMAN WOOFTER -† Bill, you say it will pace your heart.† What do you mean by that?† Does it act like a pacemaker?
Next council will be
PRESIDENT STOCZ -† Is there anyone in the audience who would like to address council?
A motion to adjourn
the meeting was made by Councilman Linville and seconded by Councilman
Meeting adjourned at
††††††††††† CLERK OF COUNCIL†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL