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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, October 28, 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 September 23, 2008 Common Council meetings.  Council Member Ceccucci seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

At 7:00 PM, a public hearing was conducted for the 2009 Budget.  The budget includes a 3.96% proposed tax increase, 8% proposed water/sewer increase.  Minimum water/sewer users will not see an increase.

At 7:01 PM with no public comment Council President Primeau made a Motion to close the public hearing, Council Member Kennedy seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”.  The public hearing was closed.

Council President Primeau and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 46 for the year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE CITY’S PROPOSED ZONING CODE CHANGES AS A TYPE I ACTION PURSUANT TO THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT AND PROPOSING THAT THE COMMON COUNCIL IS DECLARED LEAD AGENCY

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 46 for the year 2008 passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 47 for the year 2008

 

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

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 47 for the year 2008 passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 48 for the Year 2008

 

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

This legislation awards a contract to AB Construction, 425 So. Main Street, Gloversville, NY 12078 for $105,791.00 for Island Firehouse Station project.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 48 for the year 2008 passed. 

Council Member Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 49 for the Year 2008

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 49 for the year 2008 passed.  Budget transfers are attached.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Nolin and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 50 for the Year 2008

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING MAYOR FOR AUTHORITY TO SIGN LEGAL DOCUMENTS FOR GRANT RECEIVED BY LANSING STREET NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ORGANIZATION

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 50 for the year 2008 passed.

Council President Primeau introduced Resolution No. 51 for the Year 2008

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RETENTION OF OUTSIDE COUNSEL BY THE CORPORATION COUNSEL’S OFFICE

Resolution No. 51 approves the hiring of Robert C. Batson, Government Lawyer in Residence, Government Law Center, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 to assist the Charter Revision Committee, as necessary in the amount not to exceed $2,000.00.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 51 for the year 2008 passed.

At 7:45 PM, Council Member Signoracci made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Ceccucci.  All members voted “AYE”.

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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