CORTLAND COUNTY LEGISLATURE
AUGUST 27TH, 2003 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Chairman Harrington called the meeting to order at 10:25 am and led the salute to the flag. The Clerk called the roll and all members were recorded present.
On the motion of Mr. VanDee and seconded by Mr. Teeter, Agenda No. 01 (Authorize Agreement, Sales Tax / City of Cortland) was introduced. Mr. VanDonsel offered an amendment and was seconded by Mrs. Brown. Mr. VanDonsel explained that, hopefully, the designated funds would encourage the towns and villages to share and cooperate on their projects and purchases. Mr. VanDonsel said this amendment was an appropriate compromise. Mr. Cornell commented that Marathon and Lapeer already share and he would vote 'no'. Mrs. Price said this agreement was the culmination of much compromise between the city and county and it was what the towns and villages had asked for. Mr. Wern commented that the money was the same, but we should look for a simpler method of distribution. Mr. Allen said he was against the amendment and suggested that further concessions needed to be made. Mrs. Breed added that Cortlandville was the fastest growing area in the county and they faced the same pressures and problems as the county. The amendment passed on a roll call vote, with all members present voting aye, except Mr. Allen, Mrs. Breed, Mr. Cornell, Mr. Ross, Mr. Steger and Mr. Wern voting nay. The amended resolution passed on a roll call vote, with all members present voting aye, except Mr. Allen, Mrs. Breed, Mr. Cornell, Mr. Ross, Mr. Steger and Mr. Wern voting nay. The amended Agenda No. 01 became RESOLUTION NO. 389-03: AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT, SALES TAX / CITY OF CORTLAND.
On the motion of Mr. Dwyer, seconded by Mrs. Price and adopted on a roll call vote, all members present voting aye, except Mr. Allen voting nay, Agenda No. 02 became RESOLUTION NO. 390-03: AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS FOR PROPERTY AND CAUSALITY INSURANCE, AND AMENDING THE BUDGET IN RELATION THERETO. Before the vote on Agenda No. 02, Mr. O'Mara offered a friendly amendment to include the phase "not to exceed " in reference to the budget note that will be issued. Also before the vote, Chairman Harrington declared a recess so the resolution could be presented to and explained in the Budget and Finance Committee.
On the motion of Mr. Teeter, seconded by Mrs. Contento and adopted, all members present voting aye, the meeting was adjourned at 10:55 am.