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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
Common Council Chambers
 
 
Mayor Primeau let the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 PM
 
Roll call was taken
 
PRESENT:      Mayor Primeau                                   EXCUSED:     Council Member Kennedy
Council President Signoracci                                     Council Member Ceccucci
Council Member Turcotte
Council Member Ricard
Council Member Nolin
 
Council President Signoracci made a MOTION to approve the minutes from January 27 and February 10, 2015 meetings.  Council Member Ricard seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin introduced Ordinance No. 2 for the year 2015
 
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 33-9 OF THE CITY CODE
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 2 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin introduced Resolution No. 12 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A GRANT AGREEMENT UNDER THE NYS ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE VLIET STREET SEWER SEPARATION PROJECT
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 12 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin introduced Resolution No. 13 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF FISCAL YEAR 2015
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 13 for the year 2015 passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin introduced Resolution No. 14 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR THE “EMBANKMENT STUMP REMOVAL & REHABILITATION OF COHOES RESERVOIR NO. 3”
 
Mayor Primeau, “We have been talking about this.  This is by a DEC Mandate and we need to have this done.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 14 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin introduced Resolution No. 15 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE VILLAGE OF GREEN ISLAND
 
Mayor Primeau, “This will increase the water rate for the City of Green Island by $.10 beginning June 1, 2015.  This will be done every two years”
 
Tim Thibideau, Massachusetts Ave., “This is a step in the right direction, but still not enough.”
 
Greg Teresi, Corporation Counsel, “This will be revisited every two years.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 15 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin introduced Resolution No. 16 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A SETTLEMENT FOR THE COHOES MULTI-SERVICE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER, INC.
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 16 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin introduced Resolution No. 17 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE CSEA DPW UNIT
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 17 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, and Nolin introduced Resolution No. 18 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF PURCHASE CONTRACTS ON THE BASIS OF BEST VALUE CRITERIA PURSUANT TO GENERAL MUNCIPAL AND STATE FINANCE LAW
 
Council Member Nolin made a MOTION to table Resolution No. 18.  Council Member Ricard seconded the motion.  The motion passed, and Resolution No. 18 was tabled.
 
Local Law No. 4-I for the year 2015 was introduced entitled: A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO CORRECT ERRORS IN CHAPTER 285 ZONING AS IT RELATES TO FLOODPLAINS.
 
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
 
Public Comment:
 
Tim Thibideau, 113 Massachusetts Ave., I put in a Freedom of Information request for a record.  This request was forwarded to the department.  This request was denied, and under FOIL I have the right to appeal.  The problem is that the office that denied the record cannot be the same department to where an appeal goes.”
 
At 7:25 PM, with no further public comments being made, Council President Signoracci made a MOTION to adjourn.  Seconded by Council Member Turcotte.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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