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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 – 7:00 PM

Regular Meeting

In Common Council Chamber

Mayor McDonald led in the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 PM.

Roll call was taken

PRESENT:       Mayor McDonald                                 EXCUSED:     

Council President Kennedy                               Council Member DeChiaro      

Council Member Feeley

Council Member Primeau

Council Member Grignon

Council Member Riberdy

At 7:02 PM, a Public Hearing was conducted regarding Local Law 2-I for the year 2007 entitled: A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION C5-10 OF THE CHARTER WITH RESPECT TO INDEMNIFICATION.

At 7:03 PM, with no public comment being made, Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to close the public hearing, seconded by Council Member Feeley.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council Member Primeau introduced Local Law 2-I for the year 2007

 

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION C5-10 OF THE CHARTER WITH RESPECT TO INDEMNIFICATION

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE”.  Local Law No. 2-I for 2007 passed. 

 

At 7:03 PM, a Public Hearing was conducted regarding Resolution No. 11 for the year 2007 entitled:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007 MAIN STREET PROGRAM GRANT FUNDING

Ed Tremblay, Director of Economic and Community Development Director explained that this application is coming from the Local Development Corporation, and what we are asking for tonight is for the Council to approve a Resolution of support to LDC to administer the program.  There were 12 applications for different buildings in the downtown area that were interested in participating in the program, and 9 were identified as being needy.  This is a matching funds grant, where the owners will need to put their own equity into the work.  The grant can reimburse up to $10,000.00 for façade work and up to $60,000.00 for interior work.  The total grant amount is $200,000.00.

At 7:06 PM, with no further comment being made, Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to close the public hearing, seconded by Council Member Grignon.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council President Kennedy and Council Member Feeley introduced Resolution No. 11 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007 MAIN STREET PROGRAM GRANT FUNDING

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 11 for 2007 passed. 

At 7:06 PM a Public Hearing was conducted regarding Resolution No. 12 for the year 2007 entitled:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION UNDER THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT AND RECEIVE A GRANT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

John Scavo, LaBerge Engineering Consultant, stated that the City has selected to add two additional classrooms at the Cohoes Community Center for this grant.  The classrooms will be constructed on the exterior to the building and attached to it.  The classroom will service 2 & 3 year olds in the daycare program.  This will expand on the existing daycare program.  The estimated project total cost is for $400,000.00 with no local match from the city.

At 7:17 PM with no further public comments, Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to close the public hearing.  Council Member Grignon seconded the MOTION.  All members voted “AYE”.  The motion passed.

Council President Kennedy introduced Resolution No. 12 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION UNDER THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT AND RECEIVE A GRANT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 12 for 2007 passed. 

Council Member Grignon introduced Resolution No. 13 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET

 

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 13 for 2007 passed.  A copy of budget transfers are attached.

Council Member Primeau introduced Resolution No. 14 for the year 2007

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SALARY OF SENIOR WATER PLANT OPERATOR

Mayor McDonald stated that the salary is set at $39,995.00.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 14 for 2007 passed. 

Council Member Grignon introduced Resolution 15 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CWSRF APPLICATION AND AGREEMENT FOR PROJECT FINANCING NEW YORK CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND

Mayor McDonald stated that this Resolution would approve the repair or replacement of the City’s pump stations.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE”.  Resolution No. 15 for 2007 passed.

Council Member Grignon introduced Ordinance No. 6 for the year 2007

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING NOT TO EXCEED $850,000 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SERIAL GENERAL OBLIGATIONS BONDS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF AND IMPROVEMENTS TO CERTAIN SEWAGE PUMP STATIONS IN THE CITY OF COHOES, AT AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST NOT TO EXCEED $850,000, 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 President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE”.  Ordinance No. 6 for 2007 passed.

At 8:56 PM with no further business to come before the Council, Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to adjourn into executive session.  Council Member Grignon seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE.”

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                                                                                                Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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