COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:00 P.M.
Common Council Chambers
Mayor McDonald led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 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, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 69 for the year 2009:
A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE CITY OF COHOES 2010 ANNUAL ESTIMATE AS AMENDED
Council President Primeau, “I would like to thank all the members of the Council that put the time in with the workshops and attending the Board of Managers Meetings, along with yourself and the Comptroller, Michael Durocher”.
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”. Council Member Signoracci voted “NAY”. Resolution No. 69 for the year 2009 passed.
Council President Primeau and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 70 for the year 2009:
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INITIAL CUSTOMER INSTALLATION COMMITMENT WITH NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY (NYPA) ENERGY SERVICES PROGRAM
Mayor McDonald, “This is a program that touches on energy services upgrades, in a variety of buildings in the City. It includes a new air conditioning unit at the Library with a control system, a new gas fired boiler at the Senior Citizens Centers, replacement of the well water pump station at the pump house on North Mohawk St., heating system at the DPW garage, also the filtration plant high lift pumps. These are projects through an energy services program through New York Power Authority, who has hired a consultant to do the Engineering Design, but also project management as well. Total project cost is $828,534.00, which would be financed over a 10-year period. The City has received $174,000.00 in grants for the air conditioning at the library. $58,000.00 from the New York State Education Department, and $120,000.00 from Assemblymen Ron Canestrari.
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 70 for the year 2009 passed.
At 7:10 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”. The motion passed.
Public Comment Period
Danielle Cherniak, Vliet Blvd., “I have a question regarding 77 Mohawk St., it is my understanding that the owner of this property is trying to avoid having the next phase of his project on the site, reviewed by the Historic Preservation Board. Can you provide some explanation for that?”
Mayor McDonald, “Was this to put a parking lot in?”
Danielle Cherniak, “Yes, this is still within the Historic District, is specifically states in the Code, that these projects, including paving, should be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Board”.
Mayor McDonald, “If it is paving, then we are guilty many times over, because paving has happened on lots on the downtown area over the last couple of years on private lots. Why is this lot being singled out?”
Danielle Cherniak, “It is part of an ongoing project and it has gone before the planning board”.
Walter Cherniak, Vliet Blvd., “Congratulations on your appointment by Governor Patterson to the New York State Heritage Advisory Counsel”.
Lori A. Yando, City Clerk