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 COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
Common Council Chambers
 
Mayor Primeau led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 PM
 
Roll call was taken
 
PRESENT:      Mayor Primeau                                               EXCUSED:     NONE
Council Vice President Nolin
Council Member Kennedy
Council Member Turcotte
Council Member Ceccucci
Council Member Signoracci
 
Council Member Signoracci made a MOTION to approve the minutes from January 22, 2013.  Council Member Turcotte seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 4 for 2013
 
A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE TERM OF A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW
 
Mayor Primeau, “When we made this appointment the incorrect date was submitted.  This corrects the date as retroactive”.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 4 for the year 2013 passed. 
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 5 for 2013
 
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF FISCAL YEAR 2012
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 5 for the year 2013 passed.  Copies of transfers are attached.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 6 for 2013
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COMPTROLLER TO TRANSFER FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $413,866.56, FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE CAPITAL FUND
Mayor Primeau, “This is to put things in order, get into the project expenses for the sewer separation project on the hill”.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 6 for the year 2013 passed.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 7 for 2013
 
A RESOLUTION LEVYING THE CITY AND COUNTY TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2013, AND DIRECTING THE CLERK TO EXTEND AND APPORTION SAID TAXES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 7 for the year 2013 passed.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 8 for 2013
 
A RESOLUTION LEVYING THE UNPAID CITY WATER AND SEWER RENTS AND OTHER AUTHORIZED LIENS AND CHARGES TO THE 2013 TAX ROLL TO BE COLLECTED AS TAXES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 8 for the year 2013 passed.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 9 for 2013
 
A RESOLUTION RATIFYING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE UNIFORMED FIREGIGHTERS OF COHOES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 9 for the year 2013 passed.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 10 for 2013
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR CITY HALL ACCESSIBILITY ALTERATIONS TO THE POLICE STATION ENTRANCE, CTM PROJECT NO. 12.2393
 
Mayor Primeau, “This has been in the works for some time.  This was awarded by the Board of Managers to Bunkoff General Contractors, Inc. 790 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110 in the amount of $113,100.00”.
 
George Hebert, Masten Ave., “I would like to know if there is going to be any demolition to this building?”
 
Mayor Primeau, “Only to the stairs, and we are going to try and correct a few things as far as the ice and snow falling from the overhang”.
 
George Hebert, “The reason why I am asking is because, this seems to me this may not be beyond what Public Works can do.  Not every aspect, but DPW, is capable of doing some.”
 
Mayor Primeau, “I have spoken with City Engineer, Garry Nathan, as far as any unforeseen problems, there may be some items that DPW can do.  But there is a big liability when doing handicap access, and I would rather the liability be taken off us, by having an outside contractor to be sure it is being done in compliance.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 10 for the year 2013 passed.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Resolution No. 11 for 2013
 
A RESOLUTION APPOINTING TWO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF ETHICS
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 11 for the year 2013 passed.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, and Signoracci introduced Ordinance No. 1 for 2013
 
A SUPPLEMENTAL BOND ORDINANCE, DATED FEBRUARY 26, 2013, AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL NOT TO EXCEED $724,657 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SERIAL GENEERAL OBLIGATIONS BONDS TO FINANCE THE ADDITIONAL COSTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF SANITARY AND STORM SEWERS IN THE CITY OF COHOES, AT AN ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST NOT TO EXCEED $724,657, LEVY OF TAX IN ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS IN PAYMENT THEREOF, THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH SUM FOR SUCH PURPOSES AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 1 for the year 2013 passed.
 
Council Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci introduced Local Law No. 1 for 2013
 
A LOCAL LAW TO EXTEND LOCAL LAW NO. 2 FOR THE YEAR 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 Vice President Nolin, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ceccucci, and Signoracci voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 1 for the year 2013 passed.
 
Public Comment:
 
George Hebert, Masten Ave., “There is a book by Richard Ketchem on the Battle of Saratoga, which was on the best sellers list for a while.  It is very accurate.  It mentions part of the Van Schaick Landing.  This is an important part of history, which is rarely known about.  It would be nice to restore a little piece of history.”
 
At 7:31 PM, with no further public comments being made, Council Member Turcotte made a MOTION to adjourn.  Seconded by Council Member Signoracci.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
 
 
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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