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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
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 made a MOTION to approve the minutes of the May 25, 2010 Common Council Meeting. Council Member Turcotte seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”. The motion passed
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 26 for the year 2010
 
A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING NAVIGATIONAL DREDGING FOR THE HUDSON RIVER/CHAMPLAIN CANAL FOR RESTORATION OF SAFE BOAT NAVIGATION ON THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER
 
Council Member Ceccucci, “Am I reading this properly? Are they going after General Electric exclusively?”
 
Mayor McDonald, “They are making an appeal to the Federal Government to include General Electric in that dredging. The canal has been affected by the dredging. During the early stages of the PCB Remediation, all eyes and ears were focused on the Hudson River.”
 
Joe Moloughney, “I would say that GE was the only significant contributor of PCB’s to the Hudson River. The State did two rounds of emergency dredging in the seventies to restore navigation.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Council Member Ceccucci voted “NAY”. Resolution No. 26 for 2010 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 27 for the year 2010
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE COHOES SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM
 
Mayor McDonald, “We are waiting final approval; this is why it states “form acceptable to the Corporation Counsel”.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 27 for 2010 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 28 for the year 2010
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN PARTICIPAING MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS FOR COOPERATIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT PURCHASES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 28 for 2010 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 29 for the year 2010
 
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW NEGATIVE DECLARATION REGARDING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5.1 OF THE INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT REGARDING THE MS4 PROGRAM AND STORM WATER MANAGEMENT
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 29 for 2010 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 30 for the year 2010
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 1 (SECTION 5.1) TO THE ALBANY COUNTY INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT REGARDING STORM WATER MANAGEMENT
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 30 for 2010 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 7 for the year 2010
 
AN ORDINANCE DATED JULY 27, 2010, AUTHORIZING NOT TO EXCEED $1,585, 790 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SERIAL GENERAL OBLIGATIONS BONDS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF SANITARY AND STORM SEWERS IN THE CITY OF COHOES, AT AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST NOT TO EXCEED $1,585,791, LEVY OF TAX IN ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS IN PAYMENT THEREOF, THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH SUM FOR SUCH PURPOSES AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Ordinance No. 7 for 2010 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law No. 3-I for the year 2010 entitled: A LOCAL LAW ELECTING A RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM AS AUTHORIZID BY PART A – CHAPTER 105, LAWS OF 2010 OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK FOR ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF COHOES
 
There will be a public hearing at the next Common Council Meeting.
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
 
Joe Moloughney, “At my previous job at the Health Department, I wrote a substantial report on the water plant. It is clear that the City is making a commitment to addressing these issues.”
 
At 7:15 PM, with no further business to come before the Council, Council Member Signoracci made a MOTION to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter, seconded by Council Member Nolin. The motion passed. 
 
 
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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