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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
Common Council Chambers
 
 
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM
 
Roll call was taken
 
PRESENT:      Mayor Primeau                                   EXCUSED:     Council President Signoracci
Council Member Kennedy
Council Member Turcotte
Council Member Ricard
Council Member Nolin
Council Member Ceccucci
 
Council Member Ricard made a MOTION to approve the minutes from February 24, March 10 and 24, and April 7, 2015 meetings.  Council Member Turcotte seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
City Engineer, Garry Nathan gave a presentation of the MS4 which needs to be submitted to DEC by June 1, 2015.  This is now available for viewing, and any comments are due by the third week of May.
 
Mayor Primeau, “Thank you Garry, for all that you do.”
 
Council Member Ceccucci, “You will keep us advised if anything changes money wise?”
 
At 7:05 PM a Public Hearing was conducted for local law no. 4-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO CORRECT ERRORS IN CHAPTER 285 ZONING AS IT RELATES TO FLOODPLAINS
 
At 7:06 PM with no public comment being made, Council Member Ricard made a MOTION to close the public hearing, seconded by Council Member Turcotte.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Local Law No. 4-I for the year 2015
 
A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO CORRECT ERRORS IN CHAPTER 285 ZONING AS IT RELATES TO FLOODPLAINS
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 4-I for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 20 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF FISCAL YEAR 2015
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 20 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 21 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF THE CITY’S EXCESS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE CONTRACT
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 21 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 22 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO EXECUTE A PROJECT APPLICATION TO THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, OF THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF ALBANY COUNTY, FOR COUNTY FUNDS FOR THE COHOES YOUTH BUREAU
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 22 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 23 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COHOES COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE OPERATION OF YOUTH SERVICE PROJECTS
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 23 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 24 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE
 
Mayor Primeau, “This will be for the purchase of 5 pick up trucks for DPW”.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 24 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 25 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CHANGE ORDER FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 18 WHITE STREET
 
Mayor Primeau, “We were trying to save this building.  We had to get it to stabilization.  There was a change order for asbestos abatement.  This will be billed to the property owner, and if left unpaid, will be re-levied onto the taxes.”
 
Alana Matulas, spoke about concerns of the building, but did not approach microphone, statements were not recorded to be included in the minutes.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 25 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 26 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER OF THE CITY OF COHOES INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
 
Mayor Primeau, “This will appoint David Mitola, DDS, to the IDA.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 26 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 27 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY TO THE CITY OF COHOES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 27 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Ordinance No. 3 for the year 2015
 
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE GRANTING OF A PERMANENT EASEMENT ACROSS CITY-OWNED REAL PROPERTY
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 3 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Introduction of Local Law No. 5-I for the year 2015 entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO ALLOW THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL TO APPOINT A DESIGNEE TO THE BOARD OF MANAGERS
 
A public hearing will take place at the regularly scheduled Common Council meeting on May 26, 2015.
 
Public Comment:
 
Tim Thibideau, 113 Massachusetts Ave., “Regarding Calgary Grace Church, the city did not feel it was a church and spent about $8,000 on legal fees, but at the same time was promoting it as a church on the city’s website”.
 
Paul Heroux, 25 Clearview Court, “I would like to thank the Council and Mayor and wish you all the best”.
 
At 7:40 PM with no further comments being made, Council Member Nolin made a MOTION to adjourn into executive session to discuss a personnel matter.  Seconded by Council Member Kennedy.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
 
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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