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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 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:                                          ABSENT:

Mayor Morse                                     None

Council President Briggs

Council Member Smith

Council Member Russell                                                      

Council Member McCarthy

Council Member Napier

                        Council Member Koniowka

 

Public Hearing: Public Notice is hereby given that the Common Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Common Council Chambers of City Hall for an Ordinance to discontinue a portion of Oneida Street.

 

Public Comments: None

 

Council President Briggs made a MOTION to approve the minutes from the November 28 and December 12, 2017 meetings.  Council Member Russell seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Ordinance No. 1 for the year 2018

 

AN ORDINANCE TO DISCONTINUE A CERTAIN PAPER STREET IN THE CITY OF COHOES

 

Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Ordinance No. 1 seconded by Council Member Smith.  All members voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 1 for 2018 passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Resolution No. 1 for the year 2018

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A GRANT AGREEMENT UNDER THE NYS ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION PROGRAM FOR COLUMBIA STREET PHASE II SEWER SEPARATION PROJECT

 

Council Member McCarthy made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 1 seconded by Council Member Russell.  All members voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 1 for 2018 passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Resolution No. 2 for the year 2018

 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR FUNDING FROM THE NYS ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY THROUGH THE CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITIES GRANT

 

Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 2 seconded by Council President Briggs.  All members voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 2 for 2018 passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Resolution No. 3 for the year 2018

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO APPLY FOR FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY’S ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTER GRANT PROGRAM

 

Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 3 seconded by Council President Briggs.  All members voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 3 for 2018 passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Resolution No. 4 for the year 2018

 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR FUNDING FROM THE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION THROUGH THE 2017 CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION

 

Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 4 seconded by Council President Briggs.  All members voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 4 for 2018 passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Resolution No. 5 for the year 2018

 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR FUNDING FROM NYS ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION THROUGH THE 2017 CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION

 

Council Member McCarthy made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 5 seconded by Council President Briggs.  All members voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 5 for 2018 passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Resolution No. 6 for the year 2018

 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR FUNDING FROM NEW YORK STATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT THROUGH THE 2017 CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION

 

Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 6 seconded by Council President Briggs.  All members voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 6 for 2018 passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Resolution No. 7 for the year 2018

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR UPGRADES TO WATER TREATMENT FILTER

 

Council Member McCarthy made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 7 seconded by Council Member Napier.  All members voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 7 for 2018 passed.

 

Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka presented Resolution No. 8 for the year 2018

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017

 

Council Member Napier made a MOTION to approve Resolution No. 8 seconded by Council Member Russell.  All members voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 8 for 2018 passed.  Budget transfers are attached.

 

Public Comment: None

 

Council Member Koniowka, “We are going to abide by the opinion of Brian Kremer, Corporation Counsel.  We are not going to attempt to come to a majority vote for President and Vice President; we will stay with the President and Vice President as is.”

 

Council Member Napier, “I will not sue the city to pursue the issue.  I will accept the opinion of Corporation Counsel.”

 

Mayor Morse, “If you are saying to leave as is, why not vote and support the current President?  You need to work in unison.”

 

At 7:20 PM, the Common Council Meeting adjourned. 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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