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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, October 27, 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:     None
Council President Signoracci             ABSENT:        None
Council Member Kennedy                                        
Council Member Turcotte
Council Member Ricard
Council Member Nolin
Council Member Ceccucci
 
Council President Signoracci made a MOTION to approve the minutes from the September 22, October 14 and 15, 2015 Common Council Meetings.  Seconded by Council Member Kennedy.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
Council President Signoracci and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Ordinance No. 5 for the year 2015
 
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE SALE OF CITY-OWNED REAL PROPERTY
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 5 for 2015 passed.
 
Council President Signoracci and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Ordinance No. 6 for the year 2015
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ASSESSOR TO CORRECT THE 2014 ASSESSMENT ROLL AND AUTHORIZING THE TREASURER TO ACCEPT TAXES ON A CORRECTED BASIS AS HEREINAFTER MORE FULLY SET FORTH
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 6 for 2015 passed.
 
Council President Signoracci and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Ordinance No. 7 for the year 2015
 
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ASSESSOR TO CORRECT THE 2015 ASSESSMENT ROLL AND AUTHORIZING THE TREASURER TO ACCEPT TAXES ON A CORRECTED BASIS AS HEREINAFTER MORE FULY SET FORTH
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 7 for 2015 passed.
 
Council President Signoracci and Council Member Kennedy introduced Resolution No. 47 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE CITY OF COHOES 2016 ANNUAL ESTIMATE, AS AMENDED
 
Council Member Ricard made a MOTION to table Resolution 47 and send it to the Finance Committee for further review.  Council Member Nolin seconded the motion. 
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy and Turcotte voted “NAY”.  Council Members Ricard, Nolin and Ceccucci voted “AYE”. 
 
Mayor Primeau voted “NAY” to break the tie.  Resolution 47 would not be tabled and would be voted on.
 
Council Member Turcotte, “I am not enamored by the process this time, I have served on eight of these budgets and this one did not go like the other ones.  I am hoping that by voting on this budget tonight, that the City can move forward and get past the ugly, hateful, disgusting political show that is going on over the past year.  This is what I am hoping for.”
 
Council Member Nolin, “I don’t feel that it has been an open and transparent process.  Recommendations that the Council has discussed, and the concerns they have had in reference to the Local Law, have been ignored and no further meetings have been scheduled to address this.”
 
A roll call vote was taken for Resolution No. 47.  Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy and Turcotte vote “AYE”.  Council Members Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “NAY”.  .
 
Mayor Primeau voted “AYE” to break the tie.  Resolution No. 47 for the year 2015 passed.
 
Council President Signoracci and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 48 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE DESIGNATION OF OCTOBER 2015, AS BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 48 for 2015 passed.
 
Council President Signoracci and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 49 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF FISCAL YEAR 2015
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 49 for 2015 passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.
 
Council President Signoracci and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 50 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE INTER-MUNICIPAL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITIES OF COHOES AND ALBANY
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 50 for 2015 passed.
 
Introductory Local Law 8 for the year 2015 entitled:  LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CODE REGARDING THE LICENSING OF DOGS
 
Introductory Local Law 9 for the year 2015 entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CODE OF ETHICS
 
There will be a public hearing in November for the above local laws.
 
At 7:20 PM with no public comments being made, Council President Signoracci made a MOTION to adjourn the Meeting.  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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