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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
Common Council Chambers
 
 
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM
 
Roll call was taken
 
PRESENT:      Mayor Primeau                                   EXCUSED:     None
                        Council President Signoracci
Council Member Kennedy
Council Member Turcotte
Council Member Ricard
Council Member Nolin
Council Member Ceccucci
 
Council Member Kennedy made a MOTION to approve the minutes from the May 26, 2015 meeting.  Council Member Turcotte seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 32 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF FISCAL YEAR 2015
 
Council President Signoracci, “This is a one time shot?”
 
Michael Durocher, Comptroller, “Yes.”
 
Council President Signoracci, “Are retirement costs in yet?”
 
Michael Durocher, Comptroller, “Will not get information from NYS until around July 15, 2015.”
 
Council President Signoracci made a MOTION to amend Resolution No. 32, remove the line item for Rookie Police Officer Salaries and send to the Audit & Finance Committee.  Council Member Ceccucci seconded the motion.
 
Mayor Primeau, “This is just a procedure and not dead in the water.”
 
Sean McKown, 10 Cascade St., “I am the President of the Police Union; we have talked about manpower for months.  We are at an all time low.”
 
Mayor Primeau, “No one rallies more that Chief Heslin and Detective Ross.  I am trying to increase manpower, but there are many variables.”
 
Council President Signoracci, “I have un-answered questions.”
 
Sean McKown, “We have been waiting since January for this.”
 
Council President Signoracci, “Give us at least a month.”
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Council Member Ricard voted “NAY”.  The motion to amend Resolution No. 32 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Amended Resolution No. 32 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 Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Amended Res. 32 for the year 2015 passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 33 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION (“STATE PARKS”)
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 33 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 34 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF DESIGNATING THE ROUTE OF LAKES TO LOCKS PASSAGE, A NEW YORK STATE SCENIC BYWAY
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 34 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 35 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING ACCEPTANCE OF THE DONATION OF MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING SETS
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 35 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 36 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE ALBANY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND THE COHOES CITY SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 36 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 37 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION TO CONFIRM THE MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF A MEMBER OF THE COHOES LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 37 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci introduced Resolution No. 38 for the year 2015
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR CONSULTING SERVICES
 
A roll call vote was taken, Council President Signoracci, and Council Members Kennedy, Turcotte, Ricard, Nolin, and Ceccucci voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 38 for the year 2015 passed. 
 
Local Law No. 6 for 2015 was introduced entitled: A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL FOR LICENSE AGREEMENTS GREATER THAT 90 DAYS
 
A public hearing is scheduled for the July meeting.
 
At 7:40 PM with no public comments being made, Council President Signoracci made a MOTION to adjourn.  Seconded by Council Member Kennedy.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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