October 20, 2021

Search still on for county planning director

December 22, 2020

Nearly five months after Cortland County’s planning director retired, the county has delayed action on hiring a successor. County legislators were supposed to meet in a special Budget and Finance Committee session Thursday, ahead of […]

Cortland County Legislature budget vote set

November 12, 2020

Cortland County legislators are expected to vote on a $137.5 million 2021 budget Nov. 19 that would increase the property tax levy 1.5% after changes were made Tuesday by the Budget and Finance Committee. Legislators […]

Legislators go back and forth on budget meeting

October 14, 2020

An unannounced meeting Oct. 6 of a quorum of Cortland County’s Budget and Finance Committee to discuss an issue regarding the county’s finances wasn’t a meeting of the committee and therefore not a near violation […]

County budget plan: Spending down, levy up

October 14, 2020

Cortland County property taxpayers could expect to see an increase in the tax levy exceeding the state tax cap, even though spending would decrease $5.3 million for the 2021 budget, according to a budget proposal […]

Stealth meeting leads to a near violation

October 13, 2020

Had one legislator not left a budget meeting Oct. 6, the Budget and Finance Committee would have been violating the state Open Meetings Law by not giving public notice of the meeting ahead of time. […]

Cortland County to switch sales tax use

September 17, 2020

Cortland County legislators will vote Sept. 24 on whether to amend a resolution establishing how the county uses the $1.5 million it takes off the top in sales tax revenue before the rest is distributed […]

County to vote on keeping more sales tax

August 20, 2020

Cortland County legislators will vote Aug. 27 on whether to take $250,000 in sales tax revenue that would normally fund jail repairs and put it into the county’s coffers. The money would be used to […]

County mulls offer of $10,000 to attract retirements

August 14, 2020

Cortland County would offer $10,000 to encourage employees to retire between Aug. 27 and Oct. 15 to help the county’s finances, stressed by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a resolution the legislature’s Budget and Finance […]