Main Street Traffic Study




SUNY Cortland

April 18, College Singers Cabaret

8 pm, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, SUNY Cortland. The College Singers present a cabaret themed concert featuring the works of Kander & Ebb, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Billie Holiday, and more! Free admission. For more information call 607-753-4544, email or visit

Cortland County Historical Society

April 19, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “Roadside Survivors"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. This program will be presented by David LeRoy and includes pictures of milestones and some history about the turnpikes and post roads along which the milestones are located. The book that Mr. LeRoy wrote on the same subject will be available for perusal and/or purchase. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and everages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email or visit our Facebook Event.

Cortland LGBTQ Center

April 19, Trevor Project Training: Preventing LGBTQ Youth Suicide

11 am - 2 pm, Identity Youth Center, 206 State Street, Binghamton. Come learn about LGBTQ youth suicide risk and prevention at this training. Open to community members and professionals. This training is free of cost! OASAS credits available - email for more information. Sponsored by The Cortland LGBTQ Center and Identity Youth Center. To RSVP, contact Ethan Lewis at or call (607) 756-8970 ext 252.

Lime Hollow Nature Center

April 22, Earth Day Clean Up

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! For more information visit

JM McDonald Sports Complex

April 22, Princess Party

6-8 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex. Disney princesses, SUNY Cortland dance team, karaoke, cupcake decorating, hair styling, nail painting. Come dressed as your favorite princess. Children $!0, adults free. For more information call (607) 753-8100 or visit

SUNY Cortland

April 23,SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir Spring Concert

3-4 pm, Old Main, Brown Auditorium, Gerhart Drive. Featuring Cortland native and alumna and international gospel music recording artist Christine Sinclair and Cortland pianist Dorothy Thomas. Free admission. For more information call (607) 423-3970 or email

Cortland County Child Advocacy Center

April 23, Paint & Sip Fundraiser

2-4 pm, American Legion Post 489, Tompkins St. With recent budget cuts by NYS, the Cortland County Child Advocacy Center is in need of emergency funds to cover budgeted expenses. This fundraiser is one way to help this organization. The vendor will contribute $10 of the $35 registration to this group. Register at - Click on the calendar date April 23 to complete your registration.

Cortland County Area Agency on Aging

April 25, Retirement Needs a Plan

4-6 pm, Cortland County Office Building, 60 Central Ave. Room B40. Free seminar. NY Health Care Exchange by Bob Haight, Exec Director Cortland County Chamber of Commerce; Long Term Care Planning by Susan Suben, MS, CSA President of Long Term Care Assoc and Eldercare Planning; Social Security and Medicare by HIICAP Staff, Cortland County Area Agency on Aging. Call to register at (607) 753-5060.

Cortland County Historical Society

April 26, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “I’ve Lived with the Clockwinder for 40+ Years"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Diane Ames will share some history about Cortland’s 1883 Howard Tower Clock which kept folks on Main Street on time until April 11, 2006 when a fire destroyed the Squires Building. Bud (Donald Scott Ames), Diane’s husband, wound the clock weekly from 1971 until the disastrous fire. Diane will share a bit of history about Mr. Squires, the businessman who built the original building where the clock was and about Mr. Charles A. Kellogg, Bud’s immediate clock-winding predecessor. She will also share some of the amusing anecdotes about what it took to be “Cortland’s Clockwinder” for 35 years. Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email or visit our Facebook Event.

American Red Cross

Red Cross Free Smoke Alarm Program

In addition to caring for local fire victims when they have nowhere else to turn, the American Red Cross is committed to promoting fire safety and helping to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries that occur in our region each year. In partnership with local fire departments, community groups and corporate supporters, they are offering FREE smoke alarms to residents and providing fire preparedness education to hundreds of local families through their ongoing Home Fire Campaign. The American Red Cross will install up to 3 smoke detectors per household at no charge. They also have bed shakers for those that are hard of hearing. Call 315-234-2299 to set up an appointment for the install. They will also replace batteries as necessary. For more information or to request your free smoke alarms, visit

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Grievance Procedure per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

The City of Cortland has adopted a grievance procedure relative to discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities funded with certain federal funds.

BACKGROUND: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the “Act”) as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or that receive financial assistance from HUD.


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City of Cortland Traffic Study

Take Our Survey Now

The City of Cortland has begun a traffic circulation and accessibility study of Main Street between Clinton Avenue and Port Watson Street. The project will include investigation and analysis of traffic circulation and congestion, safety, parking, freight deliveries, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians.

You are invited to attend a Public Information Meeting on Thursday November 3, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson Street, Cortland, NY to learn how you can be involved and express your input on the project. We would also appreciate it if you publicized the Facebook event through your social media channels.

The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an overview of the project, share data regarding existing conditions, and discuss the next steps. The meeting is also intended to be a visioning session. Following a brief presentation, the public will have an opportunity to discuss the issues and opportunities that need to be considered and how strategic changes could improve the corridor.

The meeting is open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. If any members of the public are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to submit comments, you are invited to send ideas and comments by email to the City’s Project Manager, Adam Megivern.

For questions about project: Email Adam Megivern, Executive Director Cortland Downtown Partnership or call (607) 342-6460.

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City of Cortland Small Business Assistance

Do you want to open a small business? Do you need to expand your small business? This may be your chance to be in business for yourself! The City of Cortland will be applying for NYS funding for a city-wide Microenterprise Program to assist small businesses with five or fewer employees, including the owners. For more information contact Laura Meagley at Thoma Development Consultants immediately at (607) 753-1433 or download guidelines and pre-application. The city must apply for this opportunity to assist small businesses no later than July 29. Act soon so this opportunity doesn't expire!

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HOME Program Funds Available

NEW FOR 2016 – The City of Cortland was awarded $304,000 from New York State to administer a new HOME Program in the City.  Home funds will be used for the rehabilitation of single-family homes in the City that are owned and occupied by low-to-moderate income persons. READ MORE >>

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Income Property Program Funds Available

ATTENTION INCOME PROPERTY OWNERS - NEW FOR 2016 – The City of Cortland was awarded $400,000 to administer an Income Property Program in the City.   The funds will be used for the rehabilitation of substandard, one to three unit income properties in the City where at least 51% of the tenants are low-to-moderate in income. READ MORE >>

Emergency 911 Address

Can the City of Cortland Find You Quickly in an Emergency?

Emergency 911 Address & House Number

The following guidelines will assist you in correctly posting an emergency 911 address number. If you have a question in reference to posting your house number, call the Fire Station at 758-8380, or Code Enforcement at 753-1741.

1. The number shall be displayed in a location visible from the road on which the number is assigned, such as a mailbox easily identifiable from the street.

2. The number should be placed on the house or dwelling unit in an area immediately adjacent to the front door. Numbers must be readily visible from the street and the view of the numbers should not be blocked by trees or shrubs.

3. Numbers may be placed on a sign or post at the entrance to a right-of-way or shared driveway. If the sign serves multiple buildings, the address to each house or unit served by that right-of-way or shared driveway shall be affixed. If the house or unit is not visible from the point at which the individual driveway breaks from the right-of-way or shared driveway, the address number must also be posted on the house or dwelling or unit.

4. Numbers should be at least 4 inches high.

5. Numbers should be plain block numerals, not script or written numbers.

6. Numbers shall be set on a background or contrasting color, preferably white or black. It is recommended that a retro reflective material be used.

7. Do not place number on utility poles, road signs, or anywhere within the road right-of-way (except mailboxes).

8. Temporary display of addresses for new structures shall be maintained during construction.

If you receive your mail at a Post Office Box you must still post the Emergency 911 Address on your property so that it can be located by emergency vehicles.

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Energy ChallengeEnergy Challenge Program

The typical household in Central New York wastes about 30 percent of its energy consumption. The Challenge Team program is designed to reduce that energy waste.

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