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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 7:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Common Council Chambers

Mayor McDonald led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:08 PM

Roll call was taken

PRESENT:       Mayor McDonald                     EXCUSED:      Council President Primeau

Council Member Kennedy

Council Member Turcotte

Council Member Nolin

Council Member Ceccucci

Council Member Signoracci

Council Member Nolin made a MOTION to approve the minutes of the February 24, 2009 Common Council Meeting.  Council Member Ceccucci seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 30 for the year 2009

 

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A RESTORE NY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION

Mayor McDonald stated that this Resolution is necessary for the City to submit an application to Empire State Development Corporation under the Restore NY Program.  The proposed project is rehabilitation of Harmony Mill #4, in the Harmony Mills Complex on North Mohawk Street.  The owner is looking to do a mixed used project.  The developer has hired a Consultant to do the application on behalf of the City.  Only the City can apply and receive the funding.  There was a Public Hearing at the last workshop that described the project.

Council Member Kennedy complemented the Director of Community Development, Edward Tremblay, for seeking out this grant.

A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 30 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 31 for the year 2009

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

This license gives the Cohoes Travel Soccer League the use of Lansing Park.

A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 31 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 32 for the year 2009

 

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

This license gives the Cohoes Community Center the use of land known as the former Grestini Playground site for their summer camp program.

A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 32 for 2009 was passed. 

 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 33 for the year 2009

 

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITY PLEDGE

 

Mayor McDonald stated that this was a non-binding Resolution that speaks to multiple pledges to help combat climate change and to make the community more environmentally conscious.  We are joining with other Communities throughout the State.

A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 33 for 2009 was passed. 

 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 2 for the year 2009

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 215-8 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES REGARDING THE FEE FOR TRANSIENT-OCCUPANCY DWELLINGS

Mayor McDonald stated that this Ordinance looks to change what the City charges for inspections for rooming houses, which are done once a year.  Previously it was $250.00 no matter what size of the building.  Now it will be $150.00 for the building, plus $15.00 per unit.

A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 2 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci 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

7:20 PM, Council President Primeau arrived.

Council Member Signoracci requested his name be removed from Ordinance No. 3.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members, Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Council Member Signoracci voted “NAY”.  Ordinance No. 3 for 2009 did not pass. 

Mayor McDonald stated that Ordinance No. 3 would be re-introduced at the next Council Meeting because it was not adopted by unanimous consent of the members present.

Mayor McDonald Introduced Local Law 3-I entitled: A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION 285-74 OF THE CITY CODE TO REGULATE THE USE OF STORAGE CONTAINERS, and Local Law 4-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION 285-61 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING TEMPORARY USES AND STRUCTURES.

A public hearing will be conducted at the May Common Council Meeting.

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 Kennedy.  All members voted “AYE”.

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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