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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 7:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Common Council Chambers

Mayor McDonald led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:02 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 Member Signoracci made a MOTION to approve the minutes of the March 23, 2010 Common Council Meeting.  Council Member Turcotte seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed

 

At 7:02 PM, a Public Hearing was conducted regarding Local Law 2-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND LOCAL LAW NO. 2 FOR THE YEAR 2009, CREATING THE RESIDENCES AT LEXINGTON HILLS PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

No Public Comment

At 7:03 PM, with no further public comment being made, Council President Primeau made a MOTION to close the Public Hearing, Council Member Signoracci seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council President Primeau and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Local Law No. 2-I

 

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND LOCAL LAW NO. 2 FOR THE YEAR 2009, CREATING THE RESIDENCES AT LEXINGTON HILLS PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 2-I for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 11 for the year 2010

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET

Mayor McDonald, “At the last Council Workshop, our audit was presented to the Council, and the Auditor, in consultation with the Finance Committee, have made a series of recommendations for transfers”. 

Resolution No. 11 for the year 2010 amends the 2009 budget for the sewer fund.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 11 for 2010 passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 12 for the year 2010

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET

Resolution No. 12 for the year 2010 amends the 2010 budget for firefighting equipment

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 12 for 2010 passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 13 for the year 2010

A RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING AN EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT RESERVE

Mayor McDonald, “This was another outcome of the meeting with the Auditor.  Knowing that retirement funds are going to continue to increase, it was recommended that from the fiscal year 2009 we appropriate $180,000.00 to go into the retirement reserve to help with the increase for this year and years to follow”.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 13 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 14 for the year 2010

 

A RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING A MAINTENANCE RESERVE

Mayor McDonald, “Once again an outcome of fiscal year 2009.  $75,000.00 to be reserved for building maintenance for general repair”.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 14 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 15 for the year 2010

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Resolution No. 15 for the year 2010 awards a contract to Clough, Harbour and Associates, LLP for construction and professional services regarding the Vliet Street Waterline Replacement and Sewer Separation Project for a maximum of $87,000.00.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 15 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 16 for the year 2010

A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE COHOES SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR USE OF VAN SCHAICK ISLAND PARK

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 16 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 17 for the year 2010

 

A RESOLUTION TO AMEND LOCAL LAW NO. 2 FOR THE YEAR 2009 OF THE CITY OF COHOES AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF COHOES PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE RESIDENCES AT LEXINGTON HILLS PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 17 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 18 for the year 2010

 

A RESOLUTION RATIFYING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE UNIFORMED FIREFIGHTERS OF COHOES

Mayor McDonald, “As many know, Firefighter Russell Coonradt has been activated to Military Duty in the United States Navy.  He is being deployed for a full year.  Historically the City has exercised its right to recognize this call of duty and is extending additional Military Leave in the amount of 176 hours at full pay.  Also the City will continue health insurance for Mr. Coonradt and his family”.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 18 for 2010 passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No public comments.

At 7:20 PM, with no further business to come before the Council, Council President Primeau made a MOTION to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Kennedy. 

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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