Syracuse University Brass Ensemble

December 3, Holiday Pops Concert with Syracuse University Brass Ensemble and The Syracuse Chorale
7:30 pm at the Cortland High School Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and children under 18 are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets are available at NBT Bank - Main St., Port, Kashdin & McSherry – West Rd., First National Bank of Dryden, Bailey Place Insurance-Main St., and Tompkins Trust Company – Main Street. The concert is a preview performance of the famous Holiday at Hendricks Concert (broadcast on PBS) and will feature special works that have been arranged for brass and the chorale by Maestros James Spenser and Peppie Calvar. The concert will also include a sing along section of seasonal favorites. The concert is presented by the Cortland Rotary Club, and proceeds will benefit Rotary Scholarships for students in Cortland County.




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December 6, Choral Union Concert

8 pm, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theater, 49 Graham Ave. (corner of Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace). The Choral Union performs a retrospective of musical highlights previously performed by the ensemble in the past three decades. Free Admission. Limited parking is available behind the Dowd Fine Arts Center and on the street. For more information call (607) 753-2831.

Lime Hollow Nature Center

Lime Hollow Tree Sale

10 am - 5 pm Monday-Sunday, Lime Hollow Visitors Center, 338 McLean Rd. Support your local Nature Center by purchasing a fresh-cut tree. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email, or visit

Here Comes Santa

Registration Open for "Here Comes Santa"

Schedule a home visit from Santa and the Cortland Fire Department on December 18. Registration opens on November 28 at For more information call (607) 756-5612.

Holiday Lighting Contest

2016 City of Cortland Holiday Lighting Contest

The Cortland Community Center's's annual holiday lighting contest will be held from December 12-16. Sign-ups are accepted November 21 to December 9. All are welcome to join who live in one of the 8 wards of the city. There are 4 ways to enter: message us on our Facebook page, email entries to, call/text entry to 607-727-1945 (Arlene), or stop by the center Monday - Friday at 90 Central Ave Cortland (the Community Center at the old rail station) on Tuesday or Thursday between 10 and 4.

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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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