Cortland approves agreement with state for veterans memorial
CORTLAND — As part of the city obtaining a $25,000 state grant for the new veterans memorial at Point Park, the city entered into a cooperative use agreement with the state.
Mayor James Woofter said the city entered into the agreement through the Ohio Facilities Construction Committee to facilitate the final payment of the state’s $25,000 grant for the project completed by Gilmore Landscaping.
The Veterans Memorial Committee, in conjunction with Cortland Community Foundation, solicited private donations for constructing the memorial. The foundation served as the depository for donations received for the project and used the donations to pay for improvements at the park and surrounding area.
The city owns the property and accepted the memorial property donation. The city is responsible for the upkeep of the improvements.
Woofter said the memorial and the new Lakeview PK-8 school were the two main projects within the city in 2018.
In other business at the Dec. 17 meeting, council:
l Passed a resolution on behalf of the “Drive it Home” campaign in support of the union and workers at the General Motors Lordstown Assembly Plant;
l Approved an agreement with Trumbull County commissioners for the public defender to provide for legal defense of indigents at $500 for one year;
l Gave first reading for Great Improvements of Cortland to perform interior renovations at the city administration building at $3,200. The project is for enhanced security at the front counter.