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Parker vote delayed again

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A potential vote on the Parker School project has been delayed another two weeks.

Two members of Cortland Common Council were absent from Tuesday night’s meeting.

Others from the rest of the group wanted everybody present for this important vote.

Several from the community took advantage of another public hearing that mostly echoed comments from a September 21 meeting about the dire need for child care.

The plan is for the city to own the building to qualify for grant funding that is only available to municipalities.

CAPCO and YWCA would then move in to co-run an early childhood education center.

But, uncertainty about the costs and long-term viability of the project remain.

“My biggest concern is how much this is going to cost for our taxpayers,” said Ward 7 alderman Troy Beckwith. “I don’t think we’ve seen enough documentation to really know that yet.”

The item is now slated for return on the next meeting’s agenda.

Council will meet again on Tuesday, October 19, starting at 7 pm.

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