November 16, 2005

TC3 dormitory bonds to be issued

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on the passage of the 2006 county budget and the 9-6 approval of bonds for TC3 to construct a new dormitory. The article provides more detail on the bonds:

Finally, the Legislature approved having the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency issue up to $7 million in tax-exempt bonds for the Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation Inc. housing project that is expected to break ground next year. The Legislature did debate at length whether to support the bond deal because the Foundation will not pay a prevailing wage on the housing project that will house students when finished.

Local union leaders said they are not in favor of the Foundation not paying a prevailing, or living, wage for the project. But they have been told there will be work for union workers on the project and on other TC3-related projects. That resolution passed by a 9-6 vote.

but it doesn't specify who voted for or against it.

Briefly in Dryden reports on a gift box drive for soldiers sponsored by Dryden Veterans Memorial Home. They'll accept completed gift boxes or cash donations. The TC3 Alumni Association is taking a trip to New York City on December 3rd, and the public can join the excursion for $40. They'll leave at 6:30am, and leave New York at 7:30pm. Finally, TC3 will be is looking for community members to talk with about "what the college does well and what people would like to see from the college in the future."

There's also an article on proposed changes to school start times in the Ithaca City School District.

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