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County looking to hire consulting agency

February 7, 2020

The Cortland County Legislature may hire a consultant to help revamp county government over several years to save money and reach other goals. “Where government organizations tend to get in trouble is we tend to […]

Lt. Gov. lobbies for budget plan at SUNY

February 6, 2020

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday the revitalization of downtown Cortland is bringing about a new spirit of optimism for the city and helping to keep young residents from leaving. “When I was growing up, […]

County awaiting $1 million withheld by state

January 17, 2020

The state is withholding at least $1 million in aid because Cortland County failed to file annual financial documents for 2017 and 2018 on time, even as it paid more than $370,000 to reconcile the […]

County’s recycling operation expenses to increase

January 9, 2020

Two days after Cortland County officials took over recycling operations, the facility to which it shipped materials for processing was destroyed in a fire, meaning the county must pay more money to contract with another […]

County adopts $142.8M budget proposal

November 22, 2019

The Cortland County Legislature adopted a $142.8 million 2020 budget that would take $1.8 million, almost $1.9 million out of the general fund to keep the tax levy within the state-mandated cap on tax levy […]

C’ville 2020 budget approved

November 21, 2019

Cortlandville Town Board voted unanimously to pass the 2020 preliminary budget Wednesday. The biggest change from the 2019 budget was a more than $600,000 increase in the appropriations for the unexpended funds. Of this, $350,000 […]

Another shortfall projected for DSS

November 15, 2019

Even though revenue for the Department of Social Services for 2019 is projected to come in higher than it did in 2018, the department still projects a $1.6 million shortfall — for the same reasons […]

Legislators hold off decision on finance items

October 25, 2019

Following four public hearings Thursday, four resolutions related to county finances — including the 2020 budget — were pulled from the Cortland County Legislature agenda, meaning legislators will probably not consider them again until after […]

Cortland council accepts budget proposal

October 16, 2019

Cortland’s Common Council tweaked Mayor Brian Tobin’s budget proposal, bringing it down to $21.4 million and reducing what could have been an 8% tax levy increase to 2% in a proposed budget it accepted Tuesday […]

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