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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 7:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Common Council Chambers

Mayor McDonald led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:05 PM

Roll call was taken

PRESENT:       Mayor McDonald                                             EXCUSED:     

Council President Primeau                                            Council Member Turcotte        

Council Member Kennedy

Council Member Nolin

Council Member Ceccucci

Council Member Signoracci

Council Member Signoracci made a MOTION to approve the Common Council Minutes dated May 27, and 28, 2008.  Seconded by Council President Primeau.  All members voted “AYE”, the motion passed.

At 7:06 PM a Public Hearing was conducted regarding Ordinance No. 6 entitled:  AN ORDINANCE TO DISCONTINUE A CERTAIN PORTION OF A STREET IN THE CITY OF COHOES AS A RIGHT OF WAY FOR FUTURE USE AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY, AS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH

Ordinance No. 6 is to discontinue a portion of Niver Street.

With no Public Comment being made, Council President Primeau made a MOTION to close the public hearing.  Seconded by Council Member Kennedy.  All members voted “AYE”, the motion passed.

Council President Primeau introduced Ordinance No. 6 for the year 2008

 

AN ORDINANCE TO DISCONTINUE A CERTAIN PORTION OF A 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 Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 6 for the year 2008 passed.

Council Member Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 19 for the year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 19 for the year 2008 passed.  Budget transfers are attached.

Council President Primeau and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 20 for the Year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE POLLING PLACES FOR THE PRIMARIES AND GENERAL ELECTION OF 2008

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 20 for the year 2008 passed.

Council President Primeau and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 21 for the Year 2008

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR THE ISLAND FIRE HOUSE STATION

Mayor McDonald stated that Resolution #21 awards a contract to Family Danz, 404 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207, in an amount not to exceed $34,567.00 for HVAC in the residential quarters at the Island Fire House.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 21 for the year 2008 passed.

Council President Primeau and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 22 for the Year 2008

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A CHARTER REVISION COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEWING THE COHOES CITY CHARTER AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS THERETO

Mayor McDonald stated that this committee would be established by July 15, 2008.  The Mayor and Council President will appoint 9 members to the committee.  The Mayor appointing 3 members, and the Council recommending 6 members for appointment.  The appointees shall meet no later than August 15, 2008 to organize and select a chairperson.  It is required, no later than June 23, 2009, that the commission report to the council, if not before this time, with any recommendations.  Mayor McDonald stated that this was for the City Charter only and not the Code.

Council President Primeau made a MOTION to amend the Resolution to state “Charter Revision Committee” not “Code and Charter Revision Committee”.  Seconded by Council Member Signoracci.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Linda Christopher, White Street, asked what this committee was looking for.

Mayor McDonald stated that they are not looking for anything, but will be a general overall review that should be done every 10 years.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 22 for the year 2008 passed.

Council Member Turcotte introduced Resolution No. 23 for the Year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF A REVOCABLE LICENSE FOR USE OF CITY PROPERTY

Mayor McDonald stated this Resolution authorizes the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Albany the use of Canal Square on July 6, 2008.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 23 for the year 2008 passed.

Council Members Kennedy and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 24 for the Year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW NEGATIVE DECLARATION REGARDING THE ENTRY INTO AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT TO FACILITATE COMPLIANCE WITH PERMIT REQUIREMENTS OF THE MS4 PROGRAM AND TO BETTER ADDRESS STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

Mayor McDonald stated that this Resolution would allow us to enter into an inter-municipal agreement to deal with the new requirements of the MS4 program regarding storm water management.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 24 for the year 2008 passed.

Council Members Kennedy and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 25 for the Year 2008

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ENTRY INTO AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT TO FACILITATE COMPLIANCE WITH PERMIT REQUIREMENTS OF THE MS4 PROGRAM AND TO BETTER ADDRESS STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

George Hebert, 40 Masten Ave., stated that as far as the operation in the City, the City Engineer will be the site code officer as to the inspection of compliance as far as contaminates go?

Mayor McDonald said the City Code states the City Planner is the Zoning Enforcement Officer and Storm Water Officer, but will work very closely with the City Engineer.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 25 for the year 2008 passed.

Council Members Nolin and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 26 for the Year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF COHOES TO APPLY FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ON BEHALF OF ITS OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, TO ACCEPT AND RECEIVE A PARKS DEVELOPMENT GRANT

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 26 for the year 2008 passed.

Council Member Kennedy introduced Resolution No. 27 for the Year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW NEGATIVE DECLARATION REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO ZONING, CHAPTER 285

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 27 for the year 2008 passed.

The following Local Law’s were introduced:

Council Member Nolin introduced Local Law 3-I for 2008 entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO ZONING AND REVISED CHAPTER 285.

Whereas, this Common Council seeks to amend the basic requirement of having a Planned Unit Development District (PDD) in order to allow for growth in residential neighborhoods.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law 4-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO ZONING AND REVISED CHAPTER 285.

Whereas, this Common Council seeks to amend the off-street parking regulations for tractor-trailer combinations and tractors.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law 5-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO ZONING AND REVISED CHAPTER 285.

Whereas, this Common Council seeks to add the definition of “night club” and “nonalcoholic dance club” and amend the zoning district regulations to require special use permits when operating a bar/tavern, night club or nonalcoholic dance club in Mixed Use Districts and Waterfront Mixed Use Districts.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law 6-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO ZONING AND REVISED CHAPTER 285.

Whereas, this Common Council seeks to amend the notice and fee regulations for variance procedures.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law 7-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO ZONING AND REVISED CHAPTER 285.

Whereas, this Common Council seeks to amend the Zoning Code by deleting “Dwelling, Attached or Row” from R-I Residential Districts.

Public Comment Period:

Pat Thibedeau, Grant St., I would like to know what is going on with the warehouse on the corner of McElwain & Grant.  They are building something in there.

Mayor McDonald stated that they have gotten permits for partitions to create storage space, and it was being used for pitching instruction.

Pat Thibedeau, Grant St., stated a kid got out of a car with their father and urinated on the wall.  I should not have to put up with that.

Mayor McDonald stated that he does not disagree, and offered to set up a meeting with Council Member Turcotte to address the issues.

Joe Maloney, 1 Roosevelt Blvd., regarding the PPD’s being permitted in and R1, but not in other multi family residential district, why not open it up to all.

Mayor McDonald stated that R1 has the most developable land, therefore has the greatest flexibility.  An R2, dies not have much developable land available.

Joe Maloney, a comment on Local Law 4-I introduced tonight, on idling vehicles for a 30 minute period, State Conservation Law already limits it to 5 minutes for diesel engines.

Mayor McDonald stated that research was done through DMV, and this was good information to know.

At 7:40 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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