Local

How much does Cornell owe Ithaca? Question comes up again

Cornell University officials responded Wednesday to calls that the school should contribute more to the city of Ithaca’s operations.

On Tuesday, Mayor Svante Myrick said he wanted the university to pitch in more, comparing Cornell to similar schools nationwide who he says commit more to the municipalities where they are located.

A university spokesman responded Wednesday by saying that the university recognizes the financial pressures on the city, and that the school accepts its responsibilities.

But the statement Wednesday also mentioned that public negotiations are rarely helpful, and that the university has continued to meet the terms of an agreement signed with the city in 2003.

University officials say they contributed $2.1 million dollars to the city and Ithaca School District last year.

Myrick and Cornell President David Skorton are expected to meet again in the coming weeks to discuss the university’s contribution.

 

More Local Headlines

in Local

New affordable housing complex opens in Ithaca

Fresh
stone quarry

The Stone Quarry affordable housing apartments had their official ribbon-cutting Monday.

in Local

New York to review care of retired racehorses

racehorse

State gaming officials say racehorses should be able to live full lives after their racing days are over.

in Local

Cuomo, other NY officials taking trip to Puerto Rico

cuomo

The trip to Puerto Rico kicked off Monday afternoon.

in Local

Bear Walk aims to build better relationships between students and residents

Local_News41-620x400

After receiving feedback from participants, there will be a fair incorporated into the fair.

in Local

Drivers injured in Route 13 accident released from hospital

accident 2

Both of the drivers were treated for non-life threatening injuries.