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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 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 Member Signoracci made a MOTION to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2010 Common Council Meeting.  Council President Primeau seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed

 

At 7:01 PM, a Public Hearing was conducted authorizing the Mayor to file an application under the Community Development Block Grant program and authorizing the Mayor to accept and receive a grant for Community Development purposes.

Mayor McDonald, “A public hearing was conducted two weeks ago, we are required to have two public hearings, at this time we will conduct the second one.  If anyone would like to speak on the block grant, this is your opportunity to be heard”.

No Comment

Mayor McDonald, “It is the City’s intention to submit a water line replacement application to the Community Development Block Grant Program, which is administered through the Department of Housing and Community Renewal.  The application will be up to $600,000.00.  It will be for waterline replacement at the north end of the Island area.  It would be the areas of Park Avenue to Gansevoort to Continental Avenue.  There has been a long history of water quality problems in that area.  

George Hebert, 40 Masten Ave., “Would this include replacing water valves too?”

Mayor McDonald, “This is a full replacement”.

At 7:03 PM, with no further public comment being made, Council Member Signoracci made a MOTION to close the Public Hearing, Council Member Kennedy seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 5 for the year 2010

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION UNDER THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT AND RECEIVE A GRANT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 5 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 6 for the year 2010

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010 MAIN STREET PROGRAM GRANT FUNDING

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 6 for 2010 passed. 

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 7 for the year 2010

A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE TOWN OF COLONIE

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 7 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 8 for the year 2010

 

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A COUNTY-WIDE, MULTI-JURISDICTION HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN FOR ALBANY COUNTY

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 8 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 9 for the year 2010

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ONSITE ERT LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR AN AUTOMATIC TRACKING SYSTEM FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Mayor McDonald, “This speaks to a grant that we recently received through FEMA, that the Fire Department applied for.  It allows us to put in and implement a Firefighter tracking system when they are engaged in firefighting or any other emergency response.  There is a match of $2,660.00.

Council Member Ceccucci, “What is the follow up cost from year to year regarding maintenance?

Joe Fahd, Fire Chief, “Not sure yet, pricing will follow”.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 9 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 10 for the year 2010

A RESOLUTION TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO LOCAL LAW NO. 7 OF 2009, OF THE CITY OF COHOES, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF COHOES PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE RESIDENCES AT LEXINGTON HILLS PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 10 for 2010 passed.

Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Ordinance No. 1 for the year 2010

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE II TO CHAPTER 56 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES REGARDING THE TRAVEL EXPENSE POLICY

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Council Member Signoracci voted “NAY”.  Ordinance No. 1 for 2010 passed.

Local Law 2-I for the year 2010 entitled:  A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND LOCAL LAW NO. 7 FOR THE YEAR 2009, CREATING THE RESIDENCES AT LEXINGTON HILLS PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, was introduced.

A Public Hearing will be held in April.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

George Hebert, 40 Masten Ave, “Is the any funding available to repair the Lansing Park pool buildings:”

Mayor McDonald, “I don’t think so, not at this time”.

George Hebert, “Will this affect the operation of the pool?”

Mayor McDonald, “No, I don’t anticipate any interruptions.”

At 7:35 PM, with no further business to come before the Council, Council Member Ceccucci made a MOTION to adjourn, seconded by Council Member Signoracci. 

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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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