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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 7:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Common Council Chambers

Mayor McDonald led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:06 PM

Roll call was taken

PRESENT:       Mayor McDonald                     EXCUSED:      Council Member Nolin

                        Council President Primeau

Council Member Kennedy

Council Member Turcotte

Council Member Ceccucci

Council Member Signoracci

At 7:07 PM a Public Hearing was conducted for Local Law No. 3-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION 285-74 OF THE CITY CODE TO REGULATE THE USE OF STORAGE CONTAINERS

At 7:08 PM, with no public comment being made, the Public Hearing was closed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law No. 3-I for the year 2009

 

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION 285-74 OF THE CITY CODE TO REGULATE THE USE OF STORAGE CONTAINERS

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 3-I for 2009 was passed. 

At 7:08 PM a Public Hearing was conducted for Local Law 4-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION 285-61 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING TEMPORARY USES AND STRUCTURES

At 7:09 PM, with no public comment being made, the Public Hearing was closed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law No. 4-I for the year 2009

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION 285-61 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING TEMPORARY USES AND STRUCTURES

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 4-I for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Ordinance No. 3 for the year 2009

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 239 OF THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO FEES FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

Mayor McDonald stated that this was voted on at the April meeting of the Council, however there was not unanimous support of the Council, and by Rules and Regulations of the City of Cohoes, if an Ordinance does not pass in unanimous consent on it’s introduction, it then must be reconsidered by the body as a whole at the next meeting.  Therefore, it is being reintroduced at this meeting.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Council Member Signoracci voted “NAY”.  Ordinance No. 3 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 4 for the year 2009

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 244 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES REGARDING THE FEE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR UTILITY EXCAVATIONS

Mayor McDonald stated that this was discussed at the last Common Council Workshop, and it was an attempt to update this section of the Code, which has not been looked at in a significant period of time.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 4 for 2009 was passed. 

 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 34 for the year 2009

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION, AND FUNDING IN THE FIRST INSTANCE 100% OF THE FEDERAL AID AND STATE “MARCHISELLI” PROGRAM AID ELIGIBLE COSTS, OF A TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AID PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

 

Mayor McDonald stated that this was for the Bridge Avenue Bridge Project. 

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 34 for 2009 was passed. 

 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 35 for the year 2009

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF A REVOCABLE LICENSE FOR USE OF CITY PROPERTY

This Legislation gives the Cohoes Soccer League the use of Lansing Park from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM from May to August 2009.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 35 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 36 for the year 2009

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF A REVOCABLE LICENSE FOR USE OF CITY PROPERTY

This Legislation gives Albany County Department for Children, Youth, and Families the use of Silliman Park on June 20, 2009.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members, Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 36 for 2009 was passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 37 for the year 2009

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF A REVOCABLE LICENSE FOR USE OF CITY PROPERTY

This Legislation gives the Diocese of Albany, St. Michael’s Church the use of Page Avenue on May 29 through May 31, 2009 for the annual festival.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 37 for 2009 was passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 38 for the year 2009

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF A REVOCABLE LICENSE FOR USE OF CITY PROPERTY

This Legislation gives the Kings Klub United Church of Cohoes the use of Pine St. on May 28, 2009 for the Children’s Program.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 38 for 2009 was passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 39 for the year 2009

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF A REVOCABLE LICENSE FOR USE OF CITY PROPERTY

This Legislation gives the Vineyard Community Church the use of Canal Square on July 5, 2009 for the summer celebration.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 39 for 2009 was passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 40 for the year 2009

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF CONTRACTS FOR DEMOLITION SERVICES

This Legislation awards demolition contracts to; M. Cristo, 20 Old Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061, for demolition of 47 Main St. for $17,000.00; WPNT Construction, 289 Maple Ave., Selkirk, NY 12158 for 166 Main St. for $8,900.00; and DiTonno & Sons, 4216 Albany St., Colonie, NY 12205, for 171 Main St. and 8 Whitehall St. for $26,200.00 and $12,000.00 respectively.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 40 for 2009 was passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 41 for the year 2009

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 41 for 2009 was passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 42 for the year 2009

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF A REVOCABLE LICENSE FOR USE OF CITY PROPERTY

This Legislation gives Lynn Brammer the use of Lansing Park on May 30, 2009.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 42 for 2009 was passed. 

With no public comment being made, at 7:25 PM, with no further business to come before the Council, Council Member Signoracci made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Ceccucci.  All members voted “AYE”.

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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