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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 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:    
Council President Primeau                            Council Member Nolin         
Council Member Kennedy                            
Council Member Turcotte
Council Member Ceccucci
Council Member Signoracci
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 1 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGETS OF FISCAL YEARS 2010 AND 2011
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 1 for the year 2011 passed.  Budget transfers are attached.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 2 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM THE MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS OF MEMBERS OF THE COHOES LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
Mayor McDonald, “Diane Grego and Eric Galarneau, will be appointed to the Library Board of Trustees for a term of five years”.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 2 for 2011 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 3 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AMENDMENT
 
Mayor McDonald, “Resolution No. 3 is to award a contract for emergency repairs to the Vliet Street tunnel. This is for professional services for Clough, Harbour & Associates, LLP, for $11, 750.00”.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 3 for 2011 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 4 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR THE VLIET STREET TUNNEL RECONSTRUCTION
 
Mayor McDonald, “Resolution No. 4 awards a contract to ING Civil, Inc. for construction services for the Vliet Street tunnel for $71, 123.85”.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 4 for 2011 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 5 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR THE DELAWARE AVENUE MULTI-USE PATH (NORTH)
 
Mayor McDonald, “This is an amount Not to Exceed $248,000, as awarded to Peter Luizzi & Bros. The City received a $100,000.00 grant towards the cost of this, and the developer of Waters View Apartments is picking up the remainder of the contract up to $248,000.00. Therefore there is no out of pocket expense for this project.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 5 for 2011 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 6 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR THE DELAWARE AVENUE MULTI-USE PATH (SOUTH)
 
Mayor McDonald, “As you know, we have up to $200,000.00 in grant funds allocated towards this project. This contract is awarded to Peter Luizzi & Bros. for a Not to Exceed amount of $156,736.00.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 6 for 2011 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 1 for the year 2011
 
AN ORDINANCE REPLACING CHAPTER 125, ARTICLE II OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES REGARDING MAINTENANCE OF VACANT BUILDINGS
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Ordinance No. 1 for 2011 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 2 for the year 2011
 
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE GRANTING OF A PERMANENT EASEMENT ACROSS CITY-OWNED REAL PROPERTY
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Ordinance No. 2 for 2011 passed.
 
Local Law 1-I for the year 2011 entitled: A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO ZONING AND REVISED CHAPTER 285.
 
A Public Hearing will be held in February 2011.
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
 
George Hebert, 40 Masten Ave., “I would like to thank Department of Public Works for an excellent job so far this season”.
 
At 7:20 PM, with no further business to come before the Council, Council Member Signoracci made a motion to adjourn into executive session, seconded by Council Member Ceccucci. The motion passed.
 
 
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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