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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
Common Council Chambers
 
Mayor Morse led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 PM
 
Roll call was taken
 
PRESENT:      Mayor Morse                                      EXCUSED:     NONE
Council President Briggs                                          
Council Member Smith
Council Member Russell
Council Member McCarthy
Council Member Napier
Council Member Koniowka
 
At 7:00 PM a Public Hearing was read into the record regarding Local Law #1 for 2017:
 
Please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Common Council of the City of Cohoes on January 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Common Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, Cohoes, New York, to consider a Local Law amending the charter regarding the term of the City Clerk.
 
Please take further notice that, at that same time, the Common Council of the City of Cohoes will also consider a Local Law amending the charter regarding the term of the City Clerk.
 
At 7:01 PM with no public comment being made the Public Hearing was closed.
 
Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve the minutes from the December 27, 2016 and January 3, 2017 Organizational Meeting.  Seconded by Council President Briggs.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Local Law No. 1 for 2017
 
A LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE CHARTER WITH RESPECT TO THE APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF THE CITY CLERK
 
Council President Briggs made a MOTION to approve Local Law No. 1 for 2017, seconded by Council Member Napier.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 1 for 2017 passed. 
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 1 for 2017
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND TEX’S ENTERPRISES, LLC FOR USE OF A PORTION OF CITY OWNED LAND LOCATED ADJACENT TO ROUTE 787
 
Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 1 for 2017, seconded by Council President Briggs.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 1 for 2017 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 2 for 2017
 
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING AN AWARD AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT UNDER THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
 
Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 2 for 2017, seconded by Council Member Koniowka.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 2 for 2017 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 3 for 2017
 
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR FUNDING BY THE NYS REGIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL
 
Council Member McCarthy made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 3 for 2017, seconded by Council Member Koniowka.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 3 for 2017 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 4 for 2017
 
A RESOLUTION APPOINTING A CITY CLERK FOR THE REMAINDER OF A FOUR YEAR TERM TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2019
 
Council President Briggs made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 4 for 2017, seconded by Council Member Russell.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 4 for 2017 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 5 for 2017
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING A WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM
 
Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 5 for 2017, seconded by Council Member Smith.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 5 for 2017 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 6 for 2017
 
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016
 
Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 6 for 2017, seconded by Council President Briggs.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 6 for 2017 passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.
 
Public Comment: No public comment made.
 
At 7:12 PM, with no public comments being made, Council Member Smith made a MOTION to adjourn.  Seconded by Council Member Napier.  All members voted “AYE”.
 
 
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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