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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting
Common Council Chambers
 
Mayor Morse led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 PM
 
Roll call was taken
 
PRESENT:      Mayor Morse                                      EXCUSED:     NONE
Council President Briggs                                           
Council Member Smith
Council Member Russell
Council Member McCarthy
Council Member Napier
Council Member Koniowka
 
At 7:03 PM a Public Hearing was conducted for the transfer of a parcel of land to the Cohoes Local Development.
 
The Notice of Public Hearing was read into the record:
 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
 
            PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Common Council of the City of Cohoes on June 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Common Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, Cohoes, New York, to consider a Resolution determining that a parcel of real property is not required for use by the City and approving the transfer of title to such parcel of real property to the Cohoes Local Development Corporation.  The parcel of real property is Tax Map No. 10.59-1-31 (known as 67 Remsen Street).
 
            PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, at that same time, the Common Council of the City of Cohoes will also consider a resolution determining the transfer of properties to be a SEQRA Type II action.
 
Unknown speaker, “What is a Type II SEQR?”
 
Mayor Morse, “An extensive environmental survey to determine whether it is safe for the environment. This is to say that it will not cause an environmental impact because of its simplicity of what we are trying to accomplish which is a transfer, no work being done.  No digging of a hole, no building on the lot.  We can deem it a Type II.”
 
At 7:12 PM with no further public comment being made, the public hearing was closed. 
 
Council Member Russell made a MOTION to approve the minutes from May 24, 2016.  Council Member Smith seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 44 for 2016
 
A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE TRANSFER OF ONE (1) PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY FROM THE CITY OF COHOES TO THE COHOES LOCAL DEVELOMENT CORPORATION AS A TYPE II ACTION
 
Council Member Russell made a motion to approve Resolution No. 44, seconded by Council President Briggs.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 44 for 2016 passed. 
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 45 for 2016
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF ONE (1) CITY OWNED PARCEL TO THE COHOES LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
 
Council Member Russell made a motion to approve Resolution No. 45, seconded by Council President Briggs.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, and Napier voted “AYE”.  Council Member Koniowka voted “NAY”.  Resolution No. 45 for 2016 passed. 
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 46 for 2016
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONSTRUCTION FUNDING AGREEMENT AND AMENDED CONSTRUCTION FUNDING AGREEMENT AT MULTIPLE HIGHTWAY RAIL CROSSINGS
 
Council Member Russell made a motion to approve Resolution No. 46, seconded by Council President Briggs.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 46 for 2016 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 47 for 2016
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ENDORSING AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING UNDER THE NEW YORK MAIN STREET PROGRAM
 
Council President Briggs made a motion to approve Resolution No. 47, seconded by Council Member Russell.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 47 for 2016 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 48 for 2016
 
A RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ENDORSING A 2016 CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION FOR THE COHOES VISITOR’S CENTER
 
Council Member McCarthy made a motion to approve Resolution No. 48, seconded by Council Member Smith.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 48 for 2016 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Resolution No. 49 for 2016
 
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE FUNDING UNDER THE 2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
 
Council President Briggs made a motion to approve Resolution No. 49, seconded by Council Member Russell.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 49 for 2016 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Ordinance No. 3 for 2016
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 215, ARTICLE II, SECTION 215-10 OF THE CITY OF COHOES CODE REGARDING RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
 
Council President Briggs made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 3, seconded by Council Member Russell.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 3 for 2016 passed.
 
Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka introduced Ordinance No. 4 for 2016
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 215-6 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES TO ADOPT SPECIAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCY PERMITS (ROPS) FOR PROPERTIES WITH OUTSTANDING CITY AND SCHOOL TAXES AND QUALIFYING LARGE APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND MULTI FAMILY STRUCTURES
 
Council Member Russell made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 4, seconded by Council President Briggs.  A roll call vote was taken, Council President Briggs, and Council Members Smith, Russell, McCarthy, Napier, and Koniowka voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 4 for 2016 passed.
 
Unknown speaker, “Regarding Ordinance #3, will the Director of Code Enforcement be in touch with the landlords, or will I need to contact Code Enforcement?”
 
Mayor Morse, “We will make the contact.”
 
At 7:25 PM, Council Member Russell made a MOTION to adjourn.  Seconded by Council Member Smith.  All members voted “AYE”.
 
 
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                                                                                        Lori A. Yando, City Clerk





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