Tompkins County
New York


Endorsing Tompkins Cortland Community College Amendment to Child Care Center Project


Category:Buildings and FacilitiesFunctions:Tompkins Cortland Community College


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, via Resolution No. No. 116 of 2016, the Tompkins County Legislature approved Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Child Care Center Project in the amount of $4,000,000.00, and


WHEREAS, there is a need to increase the project budget by $732,000.00 for a new total of $4,732,000.00, and


              WHEREAS, the College has secured additional funds through private donations and unallocated SUNY Construction Fund dollars, and


WHEREAS, the amended funding for this project will be as follows:


$1,000,000              State Grants

$1,732,000              SUNY Capital Project Funds

$2,000,000              Private Funds Already Received (Local Share)

, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That the county sponsors do hereby approve Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Amendment to the Child Care Center Project,


              RESOLVED, further, That this Legislature does hereby recognize that the Local Share (Cortland County and Tompkins County) has already been secured through private donations as referenced above,


              RESOLVED, further, That Tompkins Cortland Community College will submit appropriate applications and information necessary for approval and funding to the State University of New York for the Amendment to the Child Care Center Project,


RESOLVED, further, That this Resolution shall become effective upon the adoption of a concurrent resolution by the Cortland County Legislature.




Meeting History

Apr 10, 2018 4:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Teasch provided an update on the Tompkins Cortland Community College Childcare Center Project and said the resolution being considered allows for an increase in the project budget from $4,000,000 to $4,732,000 due to the construction bids received being considerably higher than anticipated. The increased costs will be funded by a generous private donation of $500,000 and additional grant funding.

Ms. Teasch stated there will not be a need to request new bids provided the deadline of May 5, 2018, is achieved and includes approval of both County sponsors and State University of New York (SUNY). She is concerned that a delay in a new bid process could cause the costs to increase. She said the bids will be awarded to local and regional firms and prevailing wage will be paid.

Mr. Sigler inquired as to why the costs were so high. Ms. Teasch stated some of the reasons that may have impacted the increase in costs include the amount of construction currently taking place in the area, the cost of materials due to the need of those materials in places damaged by natural disasters, and the project is a unique project and design.

Following an inquiry made by Mrs. McBean-Clairborne, Ms. Teasch explained that the Childcare Center will be used by students, staff, and community members. She also explained that there will be a sliding-scale income-based payment option available. The current plan is to open the Center in the spring of 2019.

MOVER:Michael Sigler, Member
SECONDER:Daniel Klein, Member
AYES:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Daniel Klein, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Michael Lane, Glenn Morey
Apr 17, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

Ms. Taetzsch, Dean of Operations and Enrollment Management, spoke of the bids coming in over budget and how the funding shortfall was addressed. Mrs. McBean-Clairborne noted the College is not requesting funding from local sponsors; the local share will be paid by private donors. Mr. Lane said this Child Care Center is a tremendous step forward; this is bricks and mortar that will add childcare beds and will help students and employees at TC3 through better education and employment. Dr. Montague expressed appreciation to the Legislature for its support and said this is greatly needed and will be very positive for the College.

Mrs. McBean-Clairborne stated for the record that although the purpose of the Child Care Center is to cover the needs of the students it will be available to community members as well if space is available.

Ms. Robertson announced the proposed TC3 Budget presentation for Tompkins and Cortland counties will be held on May 11th at the TC3 Extension Center.

MOVER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
SECONDER:David McKenna, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Glenn Morey