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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 7:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Common Council Chambers

Mayor McDonald led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:05 PM

Roll call was taken

PRESENT:       Mayor McDonald                                 EXCUSED:      NONE

Council President Primeau                                           

Council Member Kennedy

Council Member Turcotte

Council Member Nolin

Council Member Ceccucci

Council Member Signoracci

Council President Primeau made a MOTION to approve the minutes of the March 25, 2008 meeting.  Council Member Signoracci seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Local Law 2-I was introduced entitled:  A LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE CHARTER WITH RESPECT TO THE APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF THE CITY CLERK

Mayor McDonald stated that a public hearing would take place in May regarding the above local law.

Council Members Kennedy and Nolin introduced Resolution No. 10 for the year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE TREASURER OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO ACCEPT CORRECTED CHARGES FOR WATER USAGE AS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH

 

Mayor McDonald stated that there was an error in the reading of the meter for the Village of Green Island water bill, and assessed incorrectly.  This legislation authorizes the Treasurer to make the correction.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 10 for 2008 was passed. 

 

Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 11 for the year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARDS OF CONTRACTS FOR THE ISLAND FIREHOUSE STATION

Contracts were approved by the Board of Managers and are as follows:

J. Luk Construction Co.            General Construction                            NTE $417,900.00

796 Burdeck St.

Schenectady, NY 12306

D&E Technologies                   Mechanical (HVAC)                            NTE $18,800.00

120 Broadway

Menands, NY 12204

J.V. Warren, Inc.                      Plumbing                                              NTE $35,750.00

500 South St.

Rensselaer, NY 12144

Dunham Electric                       Electrical                                              NTE $40,777.00

539 Croll Rd.

Valley, Falls, NY 12185

Council Member Signoracci asked when construction would begin.  Mayor McDonald stated that Notice of Award letters would be sent, and when all contracts are submitted and reviewed, a Notice to Proceed would be sent.  Hopefully within 30 days.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 11 for 2008 was passed. 

Council Member Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 12 for the year 2008

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 12 for 2008 was passed.  Copies of budget transfers are attached.

Council Member Turcotte introduced Ordinance No. 4 for the year 2008

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES WITH RESPECT TO HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS

Mayor McDonald stated that this legislation is for non-union employees who have met the criteria for retirement. 

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 4 for 2008 was passed.

 

At 7:15 PM, Council Member Signoracci made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Kennedy.  All members voted “AYE”.

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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