& Grounds Committee
May 6, 2008 at 7:30 AM
Loomis, Chairman; Newell Willcox, Vice-Chairman; Gene Waldbauer, Tom Williams,
Tony Piombo, Don Spaulding, Tom Hartnett
Other Legislators/Staff Present:
; Angie Wyatt, Secretary to
; Brian Parker, Buildings & Grounds Superintendent;
Attorney; David Hartnett, District Attorney, Sandy Price, Legislator; Carol
Others Present: Susan Feiszli, City 6th Ward
Alderwoman; Eric Mulvihill, WXHC News Director; Evan Geibel, Cortland Standard
The meeting was called to order at 8:30a.m. by
MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE APRIL 8, 2008 MADE
BY MR. SPAULDING - 2ND BY MR. HARTNETT WITH THE FOLLOWING
CORRECTION: UNDER “DEPARTMENT OF
MOTOR VEHICLE” THE WORD CONCEPTION DESIGN SHOULD READ SCHEMATIC DESIGN &
UNDER “DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS” -
THE CLEANERS ARE FROM EMPLOYING AND TRAINING AND FROM THE SENIOR
COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
- ALL PRESENT VOTING IN FAVOR WITH CORRECTIONS – MINUTES APPROVED
Buildings & Grounds
Agreement Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
(Buildings & Grounds) –
MOTION BY MR. HARTNETT - 2ND BY MR. SPAULDING - ALL PRESENT VOTING
IN FAVOR – MOTION PASSES
Parker indicated that this is for a part time person for as long as we want
Buildings & Grounds:
year preventative maintenance plan – Moved to June meeting
Existing (old) Generator work – Moved to June meeting
Mr. Parker provided a written
report of work that was done in April and gave an update on the
and the Courthouse renovations. Mr.
Schrader informed the Committee that the Court System has a proposal to free
up some space to keep the District Attorney’s office on one floor and to
provide revenue for it. The
Architect will determine if we can accommodate this change.
Mr. Hartnett indicated that the east wing will be a problem.
Mr. Schrader assured Mr. Hartnett that he will have Mr. Maryak sit down
with him to discuss the situation. Mr.
Schrader will have more information at next month’s meeting.
Mr. Williams asked if asbestos
testing had been done at the
South Main Street
property yet. Mr. Schrader
answered that no testing has been and that until we determine what we are
going to do with the building we should wait to spend any money on it.
Bus Shelter (referred from
, City Council): Ms.
Feiszli requested that since the County is going to put the new bus shelter in
front of the COB, that the old bus shelter in front of the COB be placed at
the Greyhound bus stop on
. The bus stop was on
property is just temporary. Mr.
Hartnett said that the neighborhood does not want the busses stopping there
because of the noise, dust and bus fumes.
Ms. Tytler said that we need a more suitable site for drop-off and
pick-up. Maybe a site where there
is more than one business. Mr.
Williams believes that the college would be a good place since a lot of the
students use the bus service. Ms.
Price mentioned the
. Ms. Feiszli said that these are
great ideas but for now just wants the shelter.
She further indicated that the Greyhound Company would have to agree to
another location. Mr. Parker the
only expense would be the cost of the concrete for the pad.
His staff would do the work. Ms.
Feiszli assured the Committee that the City would assume the liability and
maintenance. Mr. Williams
suggested that since it is our shelter let the City pour the pad.
Ms. Price said that the Ag/Planning/Environmental Committee is working
on getting more sites for shelters. Ms.
Tytler suggested that since the shelters are purchased with grant money, we
should just buy a new shelter and have the City pour the pad instead of taking
the old one out front apart and moving it.
Mr. Williams said that we should have 2 new shelters and have the City
use the old one. Mr. Hartnett
reiterated that he wants the busses out of that neighborhood.
The Committee came to an agreement that the old shelter be moved to the
Department of Motor Vehicles – Mr. Loomis
would like this Committee to be involved with the DMV move.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:33a.m.
Minutes taken and prepared by Angie Wyatt, Secretary to