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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 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 February 26, 2008 meeting.  Council Member Signoracci seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

At 7:01 PM, a Public Hearing was conducted regarding Local Law No. 1-I entitled: A LOCAL LAW TO SUPERSEDE SECTION C3-9 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COHOES RELATIVE TO THE SALE AND TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF COHOES

Mayor McDonald stated that the parcel of land is located at 8 Saratoga St., and is between properties of the same owner.  The owner has requested that the City sell the property.  Fair market value of property is $9,000.00.

At 7:02 PM, with no public comment, Council Member Signoracci made a Motion to close the Public Hearing.  Seconded by Council Member Turcotte.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council Member Turcotte introduced Local Law 1-I for 2008

 

A LOCAL LAW TO SUPERSEDE SECTION C3-9 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COHOES RELATIVE TO THE SALE AND TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF COHOES

 

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 1-I for 2008 was passed. 

 

Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 7 for the year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION UNDER THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR AN INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT UP TO $600,000.00, AND A COMPREHENSIVE GRANT FOR UP TO $650,000.00, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT AND RECEIVE A GRANT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

Mayor McDonald stated that this Resolution is in regards to two applications to the Office of Small Cities.  One is for an infrastructure grant up to $600,000.00 in the Vliet St. area, and one for a comprehensive grant for up to $650,000.00 in the downtown area.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 7 for 2008 was passed. 

Council Members Kennedy, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 8 for the year 2008

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR PUMP STATION IMPROVEMENTS

This Resolution awards a contract to Bat-Con, Inc., 4277 Slate Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108, for improvements to pump station Nos. 4, 5, 6, and 10 in an amount not to exceed $829,000.00.  This was recommended by Malcolm Pirnie, Consultant Engineers, and City Engineer Garry Nathan.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 8 for 2008 was passed. 

Council Member Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 9 for the year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF THE CITY’S EXCESS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE CONTRACT

This Resolution awards a contract to Midwest Employers Casualty Company the City’s excess workers’ compensation at an annual premium of $28,767.00.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 9 for 2008 was passed.

 

Council Members Kennedy, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 3 for the year 2008

AN AMENDED AND RESTAED BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING NOT TO EXCEED $1,150,000.00 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SERIAL GENERAL OBLIGATIONS BONDS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF AND IMPROVEMENTS TO CERTAIN SEWAGE PUMP STATIONS IN THE CITY OF COHOES, AT AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST NOT TO EXCEED $1,150,000.00, LEVY OF TAX IN ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS IN PAYMENT THEREOF, THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH SUM FOR SUCH PURPOSES AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

Mayor McDonald stated that this bond is to finance the pump station replacement and improvement project awarded.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 3 for 2008 was passed. 

 

At 7:10 PM, Council Member Signoracci made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Kennedy.  All members voted “AYE”.

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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