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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 7:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Common Council Chambers

Mayor McDonald led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:03 PM

Roll call was taken

PRESENT:       Mayor McDonald                                 EXCUSED:      Council Member Turcotte

                        Council President Primeau

Council Member Kennedy

Council Member Nolin

Council Member Ceccucci

Council Member Signoracci

Julie DeFruscio, Chair Charter Revision Commission, gave a presentation regarding the suggested revisions to the City’s Charter.  Some of the highlights are:

1.                  Providing the Common Council the power to appropriate funds necessary to hire Counsel where a clear conflict of interest exists with the appointed Counsel.

2.                  Identify sections of the City Charter that belong in the City Code.

3.                  Add the use of electronic media for the publication of public notice of Common Council Meetings through the City’s website and e-mail distribution lists.

4.                  Increase the approval amount of the City Comptroller to $5,000.00

5.                  All the Mayor to designate rooms in City Hall

Mayor McDonald thanked all the Commission Members for all their time and hard work.

Council President Primeau also thanked the Commission for all your hard work and dedication involved in the process.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 5 for the year 2009

 

AN ORDINANCE ADDING ARTICLE IV TO CHAPTER 266 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES FOR THE TOWING, STORAGE AND IMMOBILIZATION OF VEHICLES

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 5 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 6 for the year 2009

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES WITH RESPECT TO HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 6 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 7 for the year 2009

AN ORDINANCE ADDING SECTION 56-32 TO CHAPTER 56 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES ALLOWING BEREAVEMENT TIME FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEES

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 7 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 8 for the year 2009

 

AN ORDINANCE ADDING CHAPTER 125 TO PART II OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES REGARDING VACANT BUILDING REGISTRY AND MAINTENANCE

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 8 for 2009 was passed. 

 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 44 for the year 2009

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLONEL ROBERT R. CRANER VETERANS SERVICE MEDAL

 

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 44 for 2009 was passed. 

 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 45 for the year 2009

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR DEMOLITION SERVICE

Mayor McDonald stated that at the last Common Council meeting a contract for demolition services was awarded to M. Cristo for 47 Main St., for $17,000, however, the correct lowest bid was $17,900.00.  This Resolution over rides the previous award with the correct amount.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 45 for 2009 was passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 46 for the year 2009

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. 46 for 2009 was passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.

With no public comment being made, at 7:25 PM, with no further business to come before the Council, Council Member Ceccucci made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Signoracci.  All members voted “AYE”.

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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