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COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, January 23, 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 Member DeChiaro

Council President Kennedy                                          

Council Member Feeley

Council Member Primeau

Council Member Grignon

Council Member Riberdy

Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to approve the Common Council minutes of November 28 and December 26, 2006, and January 2, 2007.  Council Member Grignon seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE.”  The motion passed

Council President Kennedy introduced Ordinance No. 1 for the year 2007

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 285 OF THE CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Mayor McDonald stated that this past year, with the zoning code update, the Council approved the implementation of three credit hours for training of zoning and planning board members.  The State recommends four hours; this legislation will permit four hours of training.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE.”  Ordinance No. 1 for 2007 passed. 

Council Member Primeau introduced Ordinance No. 2 for the year 2007

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 56 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES REGARDING HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR ELECTED OFFICERS

Council Member Grignon made a MOTION to amend Ordinance No. 2 for the year 2007, with Ordinance No. 2A for the year 2007.  Council Member Riberdy seconded the motion.  Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE.”  Council Member Primeau voted “NAY.”  Ordinance No. 2A for 2007 was introduced.

Council Member Grignon introduced Ordinance No. 2A for the year 2007

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 56 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF COHOES REGARDING HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR ELECTED OFFICERS

 

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE.”  Council Member Primeau voted “NAY.”  Ordinance No. 2A for 2007 did not pass. 

Council Members Grignon introduced Resolution 1 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. 1 for 2007 passed.  Budget transfers are attached.

Council Member DeChiaro introduced Resolution No.2 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT

Mayor McDonald stated that the equipment is for a rear loading refuse collection body, which was advertised for, and received sealed bids.  The Board of Managers awarded the total amount of $67,493.00 to CEJJ, Inc. 939 Rt. 9, Schodack Landing, NY 12156, who was the lowest bidder.

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

Council Member DeChiaro introduced Resolution No. 3 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE TOWN OF COLONIE

This resolution is a three year agreement between the City of Cohoes and the Town of Colonie for dumping privileges in the landfill.

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, and Riberdy voted “AYE.”  Resolution No. 3 for 2007 passed. 

Council Member DeChiaro introduced Resolution No. 4 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF COHOES AND THE CITY OF ALBANY

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, Riberdy, and DeChiaro voted “AYE.”  Resolution No. 4 for 2007 passed. 

Council Member DeChiaro introduced Resolution No. 5 for the year 2007

 

A RESOLUTION BY THE CITY OF COHOES TO ESTABLISH ALTERNATE ACCESS TO LANDS PRESENTLY OWNED BY THE NEW YORK STATE CANAL CORPORATION IN THE CITY OF COHOES BY CONSTRUCTING A DEDICATED PUBLIC HIGHWAY TO BE KNOWN AS “RELOCATED NEW STREET” LOCATED TO INTERSECT WITH ONTARIO STREET AT THE EASTERN END OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS PARCEL

A roll call vote was taken, Council President Kennedy, and Council Members Feeley, Primeau, Grignon, Riberdy, and DeChiaro voted “AYE.”  Resolution No. 5 for 2007 passed. 

Local Law No. 1-I for the year 2007 was introduced.

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION C14-11 OF THE CHARTER WITH RESPECT TO THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE YOUTH BUREAU AND APPROVE SALARIES

A Public Hearing will be conducted at February’s regularly scheduled meeting.

At 7:40 PM with no further business to come before the Council, Council President Kennedy made a MOTION to adjourn.  Council Member Grignon seconded the motion.  All members voted “AYE.”

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                                                                                                Lori A. Yando, City Clerk






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