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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 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
 
At 7:01 PM a Public Hearing was conducted regarding appeal of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board decision regarding 2 White Street.
 
At 7:02 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 motion passed.
 
At 7:02 PM a Public Hearing was conducted regarding Local Law 8-I for 2011 entitled: A LOCAL LAW RESCINDING THE BULLETPROOF SHIELD REQUIREMENTS IN THE CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE TAXICABS
 
At 7:03 PM, with no public comment being made, Council Member Signoracci made a MOTION to close the public hearing, seconded by Council Member Nolin. All members voted “AYE”, the motion passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law 8-I for the year 2011
 
A LOCAL LAW RESCINDING THE BULLETPROOF SHIELD REQUIREMENTS IN THE CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE TAXICABS
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Local Law No. 8-I for the year 2011 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 39 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
Mayor McDonald, “This is in regards to an appeal of Lee Waddell, of the decision made by the City’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board, regarding the appeal that he had to replace the siding with vinyl siding at 2 White St. The vote in the affirmative, just to clarify, supports the decision of the Historic Board, and therefore denies his application”.
 
Council Member Ceccucci, “My thoughts are that the board supports this so we should support them”.
 
Council Member Turcotte, “I am abstaining from the vote, due to an application with the board.”
 
Lee Waddell, 2 White St., “I would like to say a few comments regarding this, there was a comment made when we met a few weeks back, that was brought up whether the Historical Board proceeded the correct way in their decision to deny me. I would like to show one example of how they did incorrectly proceed to approval. 8/18/2009 154 Mohawk was given permission to apply for vinyl siding where clapboard was showing on the whole house. This is exactly what I am faced with now. The reason why they allow vinyl siding because the clapboard is deteriorating, that is one of the reasons why I am looking for approval. I feel that they did reach a decision incorrectly because they are not consistent with their rule of allowing for vinyl siding in a historical district. I also talked with Melissa Ashline-Heil, and went over the rules of the historical district based on 25-44, there is no mention of not allowing vinyl siding on a historical property”.
 
Danielle Cherniak, Vliet St., “I would like to respond to some of the comments made. Mr. Waddell cites 154 Mohawk St., as an example comparable to his house. The case for 154 Mohawk was different for several reasons, including the façade was compromised at 154 Mohawk. The clapboard at 2 White is a significant aspect of the building. There are differences between the cases.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Council Member Turcotte “ABSTAINED” from voting. Resolution No. 39 for the year 2011 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 40 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION REGARDING A STATEMENT OF INTENT TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT FOR THE COALITION FOR COORPERATION ON ISSUES RELATED TO STORM WATER MANAGEMENT (“IMA”).
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 40 for the year 2011 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 41 for the year 2011
 
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. 41 for the year 2011 passed. Budget transfers are attached.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 42 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE GREENWAY CONSERVANCY FOR THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, INC SMALL GRANT PROGRAM
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 42 for the year 2011 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 43 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING COMPROMISE AND SETTLEMENT OF PENDING LITIGATION BY THE CORPORATION COUNSEL
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 43 for the year 2011 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 44 for the year 2011
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE TREASURER OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO ACCEPT CORRECTED CHARGES FOR WATER AND SEWER RENTS AS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”. Resolution No. 44 for the year 2011 passed. 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
At 7:25 PM, with no public comments being made, Council Member Signoracci made a MOTION to adjourn, Council Member Kennedy seconded the motion, all members voted “AYE”, the motion passed.
 
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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