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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, December 20, 2007 - 7:00 P.M.

Special 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 Member Riberdy

Council President Kennedy                                          

Council Member Feeley

Council Member Primeau

Council Member Grignon

Council Member DeChiaro

Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to approve the minutes of the October 26, 2007 meeting, seconded by Council Member DeChiaro.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Prior to the beginning of the meeting, Mayor McDonald stated that Resolution No. 62 for the year 2007 has been removed from the agenda.

At 7:01 PM, a Public Hearing was held regarding a Local Law entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 285 OF THE CITY CODE TO FACILITATE THE DELIVERY OF NURSING HOME CARE TO INDIVIDUALS IN NEED OF SUCH CARE

Mayor McDonald stated this legislation adds definition of a nursing home, which was inadvertently changed during the last zoning update.  This deletes the definition of congregate housing and replaces it with a new definition. 

At 7:03 PM, with no public comment being made, Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to close the public hearing, seconded by Council Member Grignon.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council President Kennedy introduced Local Law No. 6-I for the year 2007

 

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 285 OF THE CITY CODE TO FACILITATE THE DELIVERY OF NURSING HOME CARE TO INDIVIDUALS IN NEED OF SUCH CARE

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 6-I for 2007 was passed. 

At 7:03 PM, a Public Hearing was held regarding a Local Law entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO SUPERSEDE § C2-13 OF THE CHARTER RELATIVE TO THE SALARIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS

Mayor McDonald stated this is a piece of legislation is done once every four years before the start of new terms.

At 7:04 PM, with no public comment being made, Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to close the public hearing, seconded by Council Member Primeau.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, Riberdy, and DeChiaro introduced Local Law No. 7-I for the year 2007

A LOCAL LAW TO SUPERSEDE § C2-13 OF THE CHARTER RELATIVE TO THE SALARIES OF ELECTED CITY OFFICERS

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 7-I for 2007 passed. 

At 7:04 PM, a Public Hearing was held regarding an Ordinance entitled:  AN ORDINANCE TO DISCONTINUE A CERTAIN PAPER STREET IN THE CITY OF COHOES AS A RIGHT OF WAY FOR FUTURE USE AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY, AS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH

This Ordinance would discontinue a portion of a paper street known as Forest Ave.

At 7:05 PM, with no public comment being made, Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to close the public hearing, seconded by Council Member DeChiaro.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council Member DeChiaro introduced Ordinance No. 12 for the year 2007

 

AN ORDINANCE TO DISCONTINUE A CERTAIN PAPER STREET IN THE CITY OF COHOES AS A RIGHT OF WAY FOR FUTURE USE AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY, AS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 12 for 2007 was passed. 

Council Member Grignon introduced Resolution No. 57 for the year 2007

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 57 for 2007 was passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.

 

 

Council Member Grignon introduced Resolution No. 58 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE DEPOSITORIES FOR THE FUNDS OF THE CITY OF COHOES

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 58 for 2007 was passed. 

Council Member Riberdy introduced Resolution No. 59 for the year 2007

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INCLUSION OF A NEWSLETTER WITH THE TAX BILLS

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 59 for 2007 was passed. 

Council Member Primeau introduced Resolution No. 60 for the year 2007

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF THE CITY’S INSURANCE CONTRACTS

Mayor McDonald stated this Resolution awards contracts for the following insurance contracts; City’s Municipal Property, Boiler & Machiner, General Liability, Automobile, Public Officials, Law Enforcement, Inland Marine, Owners & Contractors Protective, and Excess Catastrophe policies to New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR) at an annual premium of $343,525.55, and the Fire Department Policy to McNeil & Company, Emergency Services Insurance Program at an annual premium of $45,488.00.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 60 for 2007 was passed. 

Council Member Riberdy introduced Resolution No. 61 for the year 2007

A RESOLUTION LEVYING THE CITY AND COUNTY TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2008, AND DIRECTING THE CLERK TO EXTEND AND APPORTION SAID TAXES

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 61 for 2007 was passed. 

Council Member DeChiaro introduced Resolution No. 63 for the year 2007

A RESOLUTION TO REFER APPLICATION OF F.G.R. ASSOCIATES, LLC, TO AMEND EXISTING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO THE PLANNING BOARD

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and DeChiaro voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 63 for 2007 was passed. 

Public Comment Period:

Walter Cherniak, Vliet St, would like to know if the City is planning to send any representatives to the Colonie Planning Board meeting regarding Canterbury Crossing?  Mayor McDonald stated that the City would make contact with Colonie.

June Cherniak, Vliet St., asked to know why 77 Mohawk St., was taken off the agenda.  Mayor McDonald stated that it was because the sponsor of the resolution was not present.

At 7:25 PM, Council Member Grignon made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member DeChiaro.  All members voted “AYE”.

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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