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 COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 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 Nolin made a MOTION to approve the minutes of the December 27, 2011, January 3 and 24, 2012 meetings.  Council Member Signoracci seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 4 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF FISCAL YEAR 2011
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 4 for the year 2012 passed.  Budget transfers are attached.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 5 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION LEVYING THE CITY AND COUNTY TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2012, AND DIRECTING THE CLERK TO EXTEND AND APPORTION SAID TAXES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 5 for the year 2012 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 6 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION LEVYING THE UNPAID CITY WATER AND SEWER RENTS AND OTHER AUTHORIZED LIENS AND CHARGES TO THE 2012 TAX ROLL TO BE COLLECTED AS TAXES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 6 for the year 2012 passed.
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 7 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE BRIDGE AVENUE BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
 
Mayor McDonald, “This Change Order is for ING, Civil, Inc. for $21,909.78.  As explained it is a little delayed because we had to wait for DOT to approve all change orders.”
 
Council Member Signoracci, “Will this change order correct the concrete sidewalk on the bridge?”
 
Mayor McDonald, “This includes the sealants that are an extra addition to protect the integrity of the sidewalk.  In regards to the pock marks, unfortunately they will happen.  It is not a structural integrity issue.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 7 for the year 2012 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 8 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW YORK SCHOOL AND MUNICIPAL ENERGY CONSORTIUM (NYSMEC)
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 8 for the year 2012 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 9 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING COMPROMISE AND SETTLEMENT OF PENDING LITIGATION BY THE CORPORATION COUNSEL
 
Mayor McDonald, “This deals with what we call the “Rite Aid Case”.  Rite Aid is the business, but the property owner that has file a tax certiorari case dating back to 2009.  This covers the years 2009, 2010, and 2011.  The resolution states what is agreed upon by the parties involved.  This also affects the County and School District.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 9 for the year 2012 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 10 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF ALBANY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND CITY OF COHOES AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTION FOR EMERGENCY AND PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH SERVICES
 
Mayor McDonald, “We have discussed this in detail at the Council Workshop recently, this would provide for the transfer of function of dispatch services for the City of Cohoes to Albany County.  Cohoes and Watervliet are working with the County on this cost saving measure.  This is a five year agreement, laid out in detail the highest cost possible we would pay for dispatch services.  Numbers could be lower depending on which dispatchers transfer over.  This will provide a net savings of about $300,000.00 to the taxpayers of Cohoes in the first year.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 10 for the year 2012 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 11 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT PARTICIPATION IN THE COALITION OF MAYORS FOR CITIES OF SERVICE
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 11 for the year 2012 passed. 
 
Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 12 for 2012
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COMPTROLLER TO TRANSFER FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $475,000, FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE CAPITAL FUND
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Primeau, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 12 for the year 2012 passed. 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
George Hebert, Masten Ave., “Is there any preparation for the Memorial Day Parade going on?  Is the wall on Columbia St. going to be repaired?  Also, the house at the intersection of Elm and Simmons Ave, submitted a variance for parking for 8 cars.  Parking is not allowed on Elm St., it is a fire lane.  This means cars will be parking on Simmons Ave.  I drove by tonight, unfortunately, there were three cars parked at the corner.  It was tight making the turn.  If there was a fire or delivery truck, there is no way they would be able to get through the intersection.”
 
Mayor McDonald, “The Police Department does some compliance with the parking and signs.  The applicant may be withdrawing their application for a variance.”
 
Edward Carboni, 168 Simmons Ave., “The east side of Simmons, where is there no parking, from Columbia to Vliet or Elm on one side?  I have not seen the signs up yet.”
 
Mayor McDonald, “The commissioner has stated these signs were now in place.”
 
At 7:45 PM, with no further public comments being made, 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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