City Commissions and Boards

Public Safety

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm, Armory Building, 25 Wheeler Ave.


Patrick O'Mara (2012)
201 Clinton Avenue Ext.
Cortland, NY 13045

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Board of Public Safety; membership; appointment; term; compensation; Chairman.

There shall be a Board of Public Safety consisting of five members who shall be appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by the Common Council. The members shall serve three-year terms with no compensation, except the Common Council may authorize compensation for expenses. The Board of Public Safety, at the beginning of each year, shall elect one of its members as Chairman.

Powers and duties of Board of Public Safety.

The Board of Public Safety shall:

A. Submit to the Mayor the names of at least three qualified candidates, if there are three qualified candidates on the list of names reviewed and evaluated pursuant to § C4-3C, for the position of Superintendent.

B. Assist the Superintendent when requested in any personnel or disciplinary matter.

C. Review the estimates of revenues and proposed expenditures and capital program of the Public Safety Department and make recommendations to the Mayor and Capital Program Committee, respectively.

D. Review all complaints by citizens and, with the Superintendent, devise solutions to valid problems in departmental operations.

E. Advise the Superintendent on the administration and operations of the Department as he or the Mayor may request or as the Commission may deem necessary.

F. Propose with the Superintendent ordinances for regulating pedestrian and vehicular traffic and parking except as otherwise provided by law.