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Tompkins County Legislature

Action Summary for Resolutions


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 5:30 PM
Legislature Chambers

Regular Agenda

Resolution No. 2018-188: Award of Bid - Passenger Terminal Building Security Expansion Phase 1
– Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ID #8051)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Michael Lane, Member
SECONDER: Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, the Finance Department has duly advertised for bids for the Passenger Terminal
Building Security Expansion Phase 1 for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and

WHEREAS, three (3) bids were duly received for this project:

Streeter Associates (Elmira, NY) $7,638,000


Murnane Building Contractors (Syracuse, NY) $8,483,000
LeChase Construction (Ithaca, NY) $8,996,000

, and

WHEREAS, Streeter Associates is the lowest responsible bidder, and will be awarded the bid for
the Passenger Terminal Building Security Expansion Phase 1 for a total cost of $7,638,000, and

WHEREAS, the budget for said project is as follows:

New York State Aviation Project Grant $7,638,000

, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure and the Transportation


Committees, That the Passenger Terminal Building Security Expansion Phase 1 be awarded to Streeter
Associates of Elmira, New York, with a bid of $7,638,000,

RESOLVED, further, That the Finance Director be and hereby is authorized to advance payments
for this project until reimbursement is received from the New York State.
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-25

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Resolution No. 2018-189: Authorizing Acceptance of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Grant to Rehabilitate Taxiway A, D, & E, and Northwest Portion of the General Aviation (GA)
Ramp - Design - Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ID #8052)

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RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: David McKenna, Member
SECONDER: Shawna Black, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, the County has received a grant offer from the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) in the amount of $193,140 to help finance the Rehabilitation of Taxiway A, D, & E, and Northwest
Portion of the General Aviation (GA) Ramp - Design at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and

WHEREAS, the budget for this project will be $214,600 and the financing is as follows:

FAA Share (90.0%) Account No. HT 5601.44592 $193,140


NYS Department of Transportation Share (5.0%) Account No. HT 5601.43592 $ 10,730
Airport Operational Budget Account No. HT 5601.45031 $ 10,730
(PFC’s instead of Operational Funds once application has been finalized)
, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure and the Transportation


Committees, That the grant offer from the FAA in the amount of $193,140 be and hereby is accepted and
that the County Administrator, or his designee, is authorized to execute the required documents.
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-10

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Resolution No. 2018-190: Authorizing Acceptance of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Grant to Acquire Snow Removal Equipment - Ramp Dozer - Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
(ID #8053)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: David McKenna, Member
SECONDER: Shawna Black, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, the County has received a grant offer from the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) in the amount of $435,600 to help finance the Acquisition of a piece of Snow Removal Equipment
- Ramp Dozer at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and

WHEREAS, the budget for this project will be $484,000 and the financing is as follows:

FAA Share (90.0%) Account No. HT 5601.44592 $435,600

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NYS Department of Transportation Share (5.0%) Account No. HT 5601.43592 $ 24,200


Airport Operational Budget Account No. HT 5601.45031 $ 24,200
(PFC’s instead of Operational Funds once application has been finalized)
, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure and the Transportation


Committees, That the grant offer from the FAA in the amount of $435,600 be and hereby is accepted and
that the County Administrator, or his designee, is authorized to execute the required documents.
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-10

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Resolution No. 2018-191: Authorizing Acceptance of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Grant to Construct Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Building Feasibility Study - Ithaca
Tompkins Regional Airport (ID #8054)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Michael Lane, Member
SECONDER: Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, the County has received a grant offer from the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) in the amount of $130,500 to help finance the Feasibility Study of the Construction of the Aircraft
Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Building at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and

WHEREAS, the budget for this project will be $145,000 and the financing is as follows:

FAA Share (90.0%) Account No. HT 5601.44592 $130,500


NYS Department of Transportation Share (5.0%) Account No. HT 5601.43592 $ 7,250
Airport Operational Budget Account No. HT 5601.45031 $ 7,250
(PFC’s instead of Operational Funds once application has been finalized)
, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure and the Transportation


Committees, That the grant offer from the FAA in the amount of $130,500 be and hereby is accepted and
that the County Administrator, or his designee, is authorized to execute the required documents.
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-10

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Resolution No. 2018-192: Making a Negative Determination of Environmental Significance in


Relation to Resolution No. 193 of 2018: Authorizing the Sale of 15 Acres of Real Property at the
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Located on Warren Road to the New York State Department of
Transportation (NYSDOT) (ID #8069)

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RESULT: ADOPTED [12 TO 2]


MOVER: Michael Lane, Member
SECONDER: David McKenna, Member
AYES: Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein,
Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna,
Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler
NAYS: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion

WHEREAS, in Resolution No. 193 of 2018 the County authorizes the sale of 15 acres of real
property located at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport on Warren Road to the New York State
Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) (Portions of Town of Lansing tax parcels 44.-1-20.1 and 44.-1-
47), and

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature has reviewed and accepted as adequate the
Environmental Assessment Forms with respect to these actions, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure and the Transportation


Committees, That Resolution No. 193 of 2018 is an unlisted action,

RESOLVED, further, That the Legislature hereby makes a negative determination of


environmental significance in regard to Resolution No. 193of 2018.
SEQR ACTION: Short EAF on file with the Clerk of the Legislature

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Resolution No. 2018-193: Authorizing the Sale of 15 Acres of Real Property at the Ithaca Tompkins
Regional Airport Located on Warren Road to the New York State Department of Transportation
(NYSDOT) (ID #8055)

RESULT: ADOPTED [9 TO 4]
MOVER: Michael Lane, Member
SECONDER: David McKenna, Member
AYES: Deborah Dawson, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane,
Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson
NAYS: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Henry Granison, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED: Rich John

WHEREAS, the County agrees to sell 15 Acres of real property located at the Ithaca Tompkins
Regional Airport on Warren Road, to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and

WHEREAS, all involved parties must approve the sale and abide by contingencies within the
agreement, including the County of Tompkins and the NYSDOT, and

WHEREAS, the estimated closing date will take place on December 3, 2018, and

WHEREAS, the sale price is determined based on fair market appraised value of the Warren

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Road property and that amount is $840,000, and funds will be remitted to the Ithaca Tompkins Regional
Airport for use by that enterprise unit, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure and the Transportation


Committee, That the sale of land by the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, located on Warren Road, be
approved and that the County Administrator, or his designee, is authorized to execute the required
documents.
SEQR ACTION: UNLISTED (Short EAF on file with the Clerk of the Legislature)

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Resolution No. 2018-194: Authorizing Acceptance of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Grant to Acquire Snow Removal/Multi-Tasking Equipment - Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
(ID #8066)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: David McKenna, Member
SECONDER: Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, the County has received a grant offer from the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) in the amount of $742,500 to help finance the acquisition of Snow Removal/Multi-Tasking
Equipment at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and

WHEREAS, the budget for this project will be $825,000 and the financing is as follows:

FAA Share (90.0%) Account No. HT 5601.44592 $742,500


NYS Department of Transportation Share (5.0%) Account No. HT 5601.43592 $ 41,250
Airport Operational Budget Account No. HT 5601.45031 $ 41,250
(PFC’s instead of Operational Funds once application has been finalized)
, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure and the Transportation


Committees, That the grant offer from the FAA in the amount of $742,500 be and hereby is accepted and
that the County Administrator, or his designee, is authorized to execute the required documents.
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-10

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Resolution No. 2018-195: Authorizing Acceptance of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Grant to Install Passenger Boarding Bridge (Gate #1) - Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ID
#8067)

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RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: David McKenna, Member
SECONDER: Anna Kelles, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, the County has received a grant offer from the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) in the amount of $900,000 to help finance the Installation of a Passenger Boarding Bridge (Gate
#1) at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and

WHEREAS, the budget for this project will be $1,000,000 and the financing is as follows:

FAA Share (90.0%) Account No. HT 5601.44592 $900,000


NYS Department of Transportation Share (5.0%) Account No. HT 5601.43592 $ 50,000
Airport Operational Budget Account No. HT 5601.45031 $ 50,000
(PFC’s instead of Operational Funds once application has been finalized)
, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure and the Transportation


Committees, That the grant offer from the FAA in the amount of $900,000 be and hereby is accepted and
that the County Administrator, or his designee, is authorized to execute the required documents.
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-10

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Consent Agenda

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Rich John, Member
SECONDER: Anna Kelles, Member
AYES: Black, Champion, Dawson, Granison, John, Kelles, Klein, Koreman, Lane,
McBean-Clairborne, McKenna, Morey, Robertson, Sigler

Resolution No. 2018-196: Budget Adjustment - Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail (ID #8028)

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature accepted the Local Waterfront Revitalization
Grant for the Development of the Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail by Resolution No. 252 (ID 6720) of
December 6, 2016, and

WHEREAS, the project is ready to begin and the grants funds need to be placed in the 2018
budget, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Planning, Development and Environmental Quality


committee, That the Director of Finance is authorized to make the following budget adjustment:

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Revenues A8027.43959 State Aid Planning $101,245


Expenses A8027.54400 Program Expense $101,245

SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-20

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Resolution No. 2018-197: Making a Negative Determination of Environmental Significance in


Relation to Resolution No. 198 of 2018: Appropriating Funds from the Tompkins County Natural
Infrastructure Capital Program for the Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer Project - Waterman
Tract (ID #8036)

WHEREAS, in Resolution No. 198 of 2018 the County allocates funding from the Tompkins
County Natural Infrastructure Capital Program funds for the purpose of supporting the acquisition and
buffer project on the 9-acre Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer Project - Waterman Tract (Town of Danby
tax parcel 18.-1-17.31), and

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature has reviewed and accepted as adequate the
Environmental Assessment Forms with respect to these actions, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality


Committee, That Resolution No. 198 of 2018 is an unlisted action,

RESOLVED, further, That the Legislature hereby makes a negative determination of


environmental significance in regard to Resolution No. 198 of 2018.
SEQR ACTION: Short EAF on file with the Clerk of the Legislature

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Resolution No. 2018-198: Appropriating Funds from the Tompkins County Natural Infrastructure
Capital Program for the Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer Project - Waterman Tract (ID #8033)

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature established the Natural Infrastructure Capital
Program in 2017, and

WHEREAS, the current balance in the Natural Infrastructure Capital Program is $355,000, and

WHEREAS, the Natural Infrastructure Capital Program is focused on protection, by acquisition,


easement, restoration and/or stabilization, of:
· Upper watershed forests and wetlands;
· Stream corridors and floodplains;
· Aquifer recharge areas, and

WHEREAS, the objectives of the Natural Infrastructure Capital Program are to:
· Protect and enhance those natural systems that can help to mitigate the impacts of
intensive rainfall events that are expected to continue to increase as a result of climate
change;

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· Help decrease sediment loads in streams and Cayuga Lake;


· Protect overall water quality in streams, surficial aquifers and Cayuga Lake, and

WHEREAS, the Natural Infrastructure Capital Program goal is to reduce risks of flooding and
protect public and private water supplies, and

WHEREAS, the project selection criteria and process was accepted by the Planning,
Development, and Environmental Quality Committee in February 2017 that outlined the following
evaluation criteria:
· The cost effectiveness of project in achieving the Natural Infrastructure Capital Program
objectives;
· The ability for the project to leverage additional funding;
· The project’s location within one of the Tompkins County Conservation Plan’s Priority
Protection areas or is of sufficient size to make a major contribution to protection of
natural infrastructure, and

WHEREAS, the project is to provide funding from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Program to
support the Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer Project - Waterman Tract, and

WHEREAS, the Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer Project - Waterman Tract:


· Protects and enhances 900 feet of wetland buffer on 9 acres of land;
· Improves overall water quality and reduces flow rates to Cayuga Inlet;
· Proposes leveraging funding from private sources;
· Is of sufficient size to make a major contribution to protection of natural infrastructure;
and

WHEREAS, support from the Natural Infrastructure Program is an important but modest
component of the total funding needed for the Finger Lakes Land Trust to acquire and implement the
Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer Project - Waterman Tract, and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability and the Planning Advisory Board
have recommended that the County Legislature authorize $8,000 in funding from the Natural
Infrastructure Capital Program to support the Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer Project - Waterman Tract,
now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality


Committee, That a total of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) in funding from the Natural Infrastructure
Capital Program be appropriated for the purpose of supporting the Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer
Project - Waterman Tract,

RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance be authorized to make payments up to eight
thousand dollars ($8,000) for the Lindsay-Parsons Wetland Buffer Project - Wetland Tract project
utilizing funds from the Natural Infrastructure Capital Program (HD8747.54400 proj. #87.47),

RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator or his designee be authorized to execute any
contracts or agreements related to this project.
SEQR ACTION: Unlisted

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Regular Agenda

Resolution No. 2018-199: Negative Declaration for Authorizing Community Housing Development
Fund (CHDF) Award for Milton Meadows Apartments (ID #8018)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Michael Sigler, Member
SECONDER: Deborah Dawson, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature through Resolution No. 2015-154, authorized
funding for the Community Housing Development Fund Program, and

WHEREAS, the Community Housing Development Fund assists the development costs
associated with residential and mixed-use real estate development projects primarily benefiting low- and
moderate-income households, and requires that newly constructed or rehabilitated homes supported by
the program are not only made available to low- to moderate-income households, but also remain
affordable to future generations of renters and buyers, and

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 200 of 2018 would authorize the disbursement of County funds in
support of the Milton Meadows project at the Town Center site on Auburn Road in the Town of Lansing,
and

WHEREAS, Tompkins County has received and reviewed the Town of Lansing Full
Environmental Assessment Form (Parts 1 and 2) documents for the project listed as the Milton Meadows
Apartments, and

WHEREAS, as Lead Agency, the Town of Lansing Planning Board has determined the Milton
Meadows Apartments project to be a Type I Action with a Negative Declaration, and

WHEREAS, as the Town of Lansing Planning Board granted conditional site plan approval for
the Milton Meadows Apartments project on November 27, 2017, and

WHEREAS, Tompkins County concurs with the Town of Lansing Planning Board SEQR
Negative Determination of the Milton Meadows Apartments project, and

WHEREAS, the project must comply with Department of Health requirements, and

WHEREAS, the project’s developer, Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, Ltd., renamed the project
the Milton Meadows Apartments project subsequent to its application to the Community Housing
Development Fund under the project name, Lansing Commons Apartments, and

WHEREAS, Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, Ltd., selected their nonprofit partner, Providence
Housing Development Corporation as the ultimate recipient of the Community Housing Development
Fund’s award, with Program Oversight Committee concurrence, now therefore be it

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RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Housing Committee, That the authorization of the


Community Housing Development Fund disbursement and the subsequent construction of the project
listed above adequately protects and preserves the environment and will not have any potentially
significant adverse effects on the environment.
SEQR ACTION: Full Environmental Assessment Form on File with the Legislature Clerk

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Resolution No. 2018-200: Authorizing Disbursement of the Community Housing Development


Fund Award for Milton Meadows (ID #8022)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Michael Sigler, Member
SECONDER: Deborah Dawson, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature through Resolution No. 2015-154 authorized
funding for the Community Housing Development Fund, and

WHEREAS, the Community Housing Development Fund (CHDF) assists with the development
costs associated with residential and mixed-use real estate development projects primarily benefiting low-
and moderate-income households, and requires that newly constructed or rehabilitated homes supported
by the program are not only made available to low- to moderate-income households, but also remain
affordable to future generations of renters and buyers, and

WHEREAS, the Notice of Funding Availability was made available to interested parties with a
deadline of July 24, 2017, for Round 15, and

WHEREAS, an application for the Lansing Commons Apartments, subsequently renamed the
Milton Meadows Apartments, was received and reviewed by the CHDF Application Review Committee,
which made formal funding recommendations for funding to the CHDF Program Oversight Committee,
and

WHEREAS, the Program Oversight Committee accepted and recommended that the proposal
receive funding as indicated in the table, and

Project Location Applicant Number of POC Funding Proposed


Affordable Recommendation (vote) Sponsor
Units
Milton Town of Rochester’s 72 rental $256,875 (8-0) $233,750 Cornell
Meadows Lansing Cornerstone units Cornell and $23,125 University
(aka Lansing Group Tompkins County and Tompkins
Commons County

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Apartments)

WHEREAS, the Town of Lansing SEQR review process has been completed for the Milton
Meadows Apartments, with a Negative Determination, and

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature through Resolution No. __ of 2018 concurs with
the Town of Lansing’s SEQR Negative Declaration determination for Milton Meadows Apartments, and

WHEREAS, Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, Ltd.’s nonprofit partner, Providence Housing


Development Corporation, will be the recipient of the grant award in order to maximize the benefits of
Low Income Housing Tax Credits awarded towards completion of the project, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Housing Committee, That, Tompkins County authorizes


the expenditure of $23,125 of its funds to support the Milton Meadows Apartments project as
recommended by the CHDF Program Oversight Committee,

RESOLVED, further, That the Director of Finance is authorized to make the following 2018
budget adjustment:
Revenue CD8695.42411 Program Income $23,125
Appropriation CD8695.54400 Program Expense $23,125

RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator or his designee is authorized to execute
agreements in order to effect this grant program consistent with this resolution.
SEQR ACTION: Full Environmental Assessment Form on File with the Legislature Clerk

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Resolution No. 2018-201: Resolution in Recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of
Tompkins Cortland Community College (ID #8065)

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Henry Granison, Member
SECONDER: Michael Lane, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, a half a century ago the people of Tompkins and Cortland Counties recognized the
need to create an avenue for so many of its people who were hungering for higher education to better their
lives, and

WHEREAS, the promise of higher education had been denied to so many because of its cost, its
accessibility, and its rigid academic structure, and

WHEREAS, in partnership with the State of New York, the Counties agreed to come together and
co-sponsor the creation of a community college, where open enrollment and modest cost could open a

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door for so many who had been left behind, and

WHEREAS, Tompkins Cortland Community College began in the old high school building in the
Village of Groton, but soon moved to a new campus in the Town of Dryden, and

WHEREAS, over the years the campus expanded and developed extension centers in both the
City of Ithaca and the City of Cortland, and

WHEREAS, initially serving mostly traditional high school graduates from the two sponsoring
counties and their counterparts in directly adjacent counties, student enrollment soon grew to include non-
traditional students working so hard to earn a degree despite grueling work and family commitments; and
it grew to provide training in so many fields to assist businesses and the workforce in our communities;
and it became a pathway to advanced degrees at other educational institutions, and

WHEREAS, the College became a leader in the development of co-curricular courses in regional
high schools, and online course offerings, which lead to the more rapid attainment of certificates and
degrees by students, and

WHEREAS, Tompkins Cortland Community College has become a model of inclusiveness and a
leader in diversity through the broadening of its student body to include students from all over New York,
the United States, and the world who come here to experience a first class institution with faculty and
staff dedicated first and foremost to student success, and

WHEREAS, key support from the Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation and
private donors has assisted the College in responding to the ever evolving academic and social needs of
students, and

WHEREAS, the accomplishments of College alumni, both traditional and non-traditional, speak
volumes about the great work that our Community College does for all of us, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Tompkins County Legislature extends its warmest congratulations to
Tompkins Cortland Community College, its students, faculty, administration, and staff, on the 50 th
anniversary of its founding, and expresses its sincere thanks and support for all that the College does for
our community and for the world.
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-20

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Resolution No. 2018-202: Resolution Congratulating Orinthia T. Montague, PhD, on her


Inauguration as the Fourth President of Tompkins Cortland Community College (ID #8064)

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RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]


MOVER: Michael Lane, Member
SECONDER: Henry Granison, Member
AYES: Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich
John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn
McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson,
Michael Sigler

WHEREAS, it takes a steady hand on the tiller to sail a modern college on its course to fulfilling
the dreams of its students and the community that relies on it, and

WHEREAS, for 50 years, Tompkins Cortland Community College, named for its two co-
sponsoring counties, has persevered in fulfilling its great mission of educating students who derive
locally, regionally, and from around the world, and

WHEREAS, in all that time it has been led by only three previous presidents ‒ Hushang Bahar,
Eduardo Marti, and Carl Haynes ‒ who by their leadership navigated the College from its infancy through
periods of growth, and positioned it for service to students well into the future, and

WHEREAS, after a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees of Tompkins Cortland Community
College has selected Orinthia T. Montague, PhD, to be the fourth President of the College, and

WHEREAS, Dr. Montague comes to the College with impressive credentials: she received her
Bachelor of Arts degree from Truman State University, her Master of Arts degree from Lindenwood
University, and her Doctorate degree in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-
St. Louis, and

WHEREAS, Dr. Montague’s work experience has prepared her well for her new role: she spent
eleven years at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she advanced through several positions
including both Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students; and most recently at Normandale
Community College, the largest community college within the Minnesota State system, she devoted seven
years in positions up to and including becoming its Vice President of Student Affairs and Chief Diversity
Officer, and

WHEREAS, Dr. Montague has devoted her career to helping students, especially those from
underrepresented populations, find success in their college experience, and

WHEREAS, on September 7, 2018, Dr. Montague will be inaugurated as only the fourth
president in the history of Tompkins Cortland Community College, and will take up the task of steering
that great institution for years to come, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Tompkins County Legislature, on behalf of the people of our County,
extends its hearty congratulations to Orinthia T. Montague, PhD, on the occasion of her inauguration as
President of Tompkins Cortland Community College, and extends to her our firm support and sincere best
wishes as she leads this wonderful institution into the bright and happy future of service to our students
and our community.
SEQR ACTION: TYPE II-20
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