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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 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

In Honor of Joseph Koval, former Common Council President, and Common Council Member, who passed away this morning, Mayor McDonald asked for a moment of silence.

Council President Primeau made a MOTION to approve the minutes of the March 24, 2009 Common Council Meeting.  Council Member Turcotte seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

 

At 7:01 PM a Public Hearing was conducted for Local Law No. 5-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE CHARTER WITH RESPECT TO THE SHORT TERM LEASE OF CITY PROPERTY

At 7:02 PM, with no public comment being made, Council Member Signoracci made a MOTION to close the Public Hearing, seconded by Council Member Kennedy.  All members voted “AYE”.  The Public Hearing was closed.

 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law No. 5-I for the year 2009:

 

A LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE CHARTER WITH RESPECT TO THE SHORT TERM LEASE OF CITY PROPERTY

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

At 7:02 PM a Public Hearing was conducted for Local Law No. 6-I entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 266 OF THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE DOG/ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER ISSUING TRAFFIC TICKETS

Council Member Signoracci, “Does this give the Animal Control Officer a Peace Officer status?”

Mayor McDonald, “No”.

At 7:03 PM, with no public comment being made, Council President Primeau made a MOTION to close the Public Hearing, seconded by Council Member Signoracci.  All members voted “AYE”.  The Public Hearing was closed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law No. 6-I for the year 2009:

 

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 266 OF THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE DOG/ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER ISSUING TRAFFIC TICKETS

 

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

 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 58 for the year 2009:

 

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. 58 for 2009 passed.  A copy of transfers are attached.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 59 for the year 2009:

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION, AND FUNDING IN THE FIRST INSTANCE 100% OF THE FEDERAL AID AND STATE “MARCHISELLI” PROGRAM AID ELIGIBLE COSTS, OF A TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AID PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Mayor McDonald, “This speaks to the Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail Railroad Bridge rehabilitation project.  This is an agreement with the State, in order to be eligible to receive the funding”. 

Council Member Ceccucci, “I spoke to Ed Tremblay, Community Development Director, earlier today, the wording is “eligible for funding”, I have a concern because I was told we were approved. 

Mayor McDonald, “We have been approved for the design money, and a majority of the construction money, we are not going out to bid until all the construction money has been approved”.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 59 for 2009 passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 60 for the year 2009:

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

Mayor McDonald, “This is a contract with Barton and Loguidice, P.C. for the Railroad Bridge Architectural and Engineering Design Services.  Maximum amount of $127,246.00 of which 80% is reimbursable by the State.  The remaining 20% is in a bond from 2005.  It is not coming out of this years or next years operating budget”.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 60 for 2009 passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 61 for the year 2009:

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Mayor McDonald, “This contract was awarded by the Board of Managers to Clough, Harbour & Associates for the Vliet Street water/sewer line replacement project which is a stimulus funded project.  Not only for the Engineering but also the construction.  We are required to award a contract after the bid on or by the end of this year to comply with the grant.

Council President Primeau, “Nimo is going to be notified as far as electrical and gas lines”?

Mayor McDonald, “Yes”.

Council Member Turcotte, “Are we paying this and getting reimbursed?”

Mayor McDonald, “ I am not sure, we have not gotten to that point yet.  We would have to look at the cash flow at that time.”

Council Member Kennedy, “I would personally like to thank the Mayor, and also Ed Tremblay for all the hard work put into this to accomplish this goal”.

Council Member Ceccucci, “The line we are putting in, being hooked up further up Vliet St. as time goes on?”

Mayor McDonald, “Yes, it will be sized correctly at the time”.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 61 for 2009 passed. 

At 7:25 PM, with no further business to come before the Council, Council Member Signoracci made a MOTION to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Ceccucci.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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