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MOTIONS & RESOLUTIONS



081915.2

By Alderman Genewick:

Resolved, that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to issue orders in favor of the claimants for payrolls, bills, and services to be paid on August 21, 2015 as follows:
General Fund Account #001 $ 161,896.48

Water Fund Account #002 $ 36,035.66

Sewer Fund Account #003 $ 80,177.65

Capital Projects Account #004 $ 76,969.98

Refuse Fund Account #012 $ 93,349.88

Payroll Pay Date 8/6/15 $ 504,371.79

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.
081915.3

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, permission is hereby granted to VanDeMark Chemical to use a portion of the parking lot at Outwater Park and the South pavilion for Hazmat training on Friday, September 18, 2015 beginning at 7:30 a.m., and be it further

Resolved, that the Director of Streets and Parks be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to arrange for delivery of barricades to said area prior to said event.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.
081915.4

By Alderman Lombardi:

Whereas, the City of Lockport has applied for and received a Safety Training Grant from New York State Department of Labor, and

Whereas, revenues related to the grant were not budgeted for the year 2015, now therefore be it

Resolved, that the 2015 budget be amended as follows:
INCREASE REVENUE:

001-0001-3089 Other State Aid $2,250.00

INCREASE EXPENSE:

001-9000-4175 Travel, Conference, & Training $2,250.00

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.

081915.5

By Alderman Fogle:

Whereas, the Niagara County SPCA, along with M & T Bank, NYS Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, and the Orange Cat Coffee Company have presented the Orange Cat Campaign, and

Whereas, the Orange Cat Campaign is a program to trap, spay/neuter, vaccinate and release feral and stray cats in Niagara County, and

Whereas, the program will be funded through donations and grants, now therefore be it

Resolved, that the City of Lockport Common Council is in support of this project that will better our community.

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.
081915.6

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that the Mayor and Common Council do hereby extend condolences to the family of Donald C. Wolters, a retired City of Lockport Firefighter who recently passed away.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.


081915.7

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, permission is hereby granted to the residents of Grosvenor Avenue to barricade Grosvenor Avenue from Church Street to North Transit Street on September 26, 2015, for a block party, and be it further

Resolved, that the Director of Streets and Parks be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to arrange for delivery of barricades to said area prior to said event.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.
081915.8

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, permission is hereby granted to the Sara Dear Benefit to use a portion of city parking lot #5 for a fundraising yard sale on Saturday, September 12, 2015, with a rain date of Saturday, September 19, 2015 and be it further

Resolved, that the Director of Streets and Parks be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to arrange for delivery of barricades to said area prior to said event.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.
081915.9

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that pursuant to the recommendation of the Assistant Director of Engineering, the bid proposals received on June 26, 2015, for the Correlator for Water Leak Detection be rejected, and be it further

Resolved, that the Assistant Director of Engineering is hereby authorized and directed to prepare new bid specifications for said equipment, and be it further

Resolved, that upon receipt of said specifications, the City Clerk is authorized and directed to advertise for bid proposals for same.

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.



081915.10

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, Harrington’s Service is hereby granted permission to use the baseball diamonds at Outwater Park for softball games from August through October 2015, subject to the approval of the schedule by the Highways & Parks Department, and be it further

Resolved, that the Director of Streets and Parks is hereby authorized and directed to arrange for preparation of the field for an all day softball event on Saturday, August 22, 2015, and be it further

Resolved, that said permission is subject to Harrington’s Service filing a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured.

Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.


081915.11

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, permission is hereby granted to the residents of Cottage Street to barricade Cottage Street from LaGrange Avenue to High Street on August 29, 2015, for a block party, and be it further

Resolved, that the Director of Streets and Parks be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to arrange for delivery of barricades to said area prior to said event.

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.
081915.11A

By Alderman Genewick:

Resolved, that resolution #080515.14F adopted by the Common Council at their August 5, 2015 meeting, regarding annexation of territory on Davison Road, be and the same is hereby rescinded.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.



081915.11B

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that the Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval, be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to execute a contract with Windstream for telephone services to be charged to account #001-1900-1914, and all other related telephone expense lines.

Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.


081915.11C

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, the Lockport Locks Heritage District Corporation and Lockport Main Street, Inc. is hereby granted permission to conduct a Locktoberfest event on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9 am until 5 pm, and be it further

Resolved, that permission is granted to barricade the Municipal Building parking lot, and also the portion of Ontario Street between Pine and Church Streets for said event, and be it further,

Resolved, that the Common Council hereby designates the aforesaid event as a temporary event as defined by Section 53-1 of the City Code (alcoholic beverages) which shall terminate/lapse upon completion of said event, and be it further

Resolved, that the Director of Streets and Parks is hereby authorized and directed to arrange for delivery of the barricades to the area prior to the event.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.

081915.11D

By Alderman Schrader:

Whereas, on March 26, 2015, the City of Lockport Water Department turned off the leaking water service to 169 Price Street at the City’s water main, and

Whereas, the Water Department has billed and received a check for $1,219.90 for termination, now therefore be it

Resolved, that the 2015 budget be amended as follows:
Increase: 002-0002-2144 Water Misc Billing $1,219.90
Increase: 002-8340-4568 $1,219.90
Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.

081915.11E

By Alderman Genewick:

Whereas, the City of Lockport has been experiencing significant financial problems; and

Whereas, as part of its strategy to address said problems, the City determined to create the position of Director of Finance; and

Whereas, said position was created by the City in accordance with applicable Civil Service laws, rules, and regulations, and is pending jurisdictional classification; and

Whereas, after conducting interviews for the position, the Mayor and the Common Council determined to appoint Scott Schrader at an initial annual salary of $95,000.00; and

Whereas, Mr. Schrader has been serving as Director of Finance and performing the duties of the position as of March 30, 2015; and

Whereas the City and Mr. Schrader are discussing the terms of an employment contract or whether Mr. Schrader’s position should be included in a non-represented employee policy under consideration by the City; and

Whereas, pending final determination of the matter, the City wishes to authorize and ratify terms and conditions of employment for Mr. Schrader effective his date of employment with the City, now therefore be it

Resolved, as follows:


1. Scott Schrader shall receive the following accruals:

Sick leave – 1 ¼ days per month

Personal leave – 3 days annually

Vacation leave – 15 days upon hire for the year 2015, and 1 ¼

days per month beginning May 1, 2015

Holidays - 14 per year as per City Calendar

2. Health Insurance: As provided to all other city employees, with a 20% contribution toward the cost of coverage effective January 1, 2016.

3. Mr. Schrader shall report to the Mayor and shall inform the Mayor in advance of his intent to use vacation time.

4. The terms and conditions of employment authorized by this resolution for Scott Schrader shall remain in effect while Mr. Schrader is employed by the City of Lockport as Director of Finance until modified by subsequent resolution of the City Council.
Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 5, Noes 1

Alderman Mullane voted no.


081915.12 ADJOURNMENT
At 6:25 P.M. Alderman Kibler moved the Common Council be adjourned until 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.


RICHELLE J. PASCERI

City Clerk



CITY OF LOCKPORT

CORPORATION PROCEEDINGS
Lockport Municipal Building
Regular Meeting

Official Record

September 2, 2015

6:00 P.M.


Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey called the meeting to order.
ROLL CALL
The following Common Council members answered the roll call:
Aldermen Kibler, Lombardi, Mullane, Fogle, Schrader, and Genewick.

INVOCATION
MAYOR’S UPDATE

RECESS
Recess for public input.

090215.1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
On motion of Alderman Kibler, seconded by Alderman Lombardi, the minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 19, 2015 are hereby approved as printed in the Journal of Proceedings. Ayes 6. Carried.
FROM THE MAYOR
Appointments:
8/25/15 Nicholas D. Rubert, 43 Beattie Avenue, Lockport, NY – appointed as Streets Crew Leader effective August 25, 2015. Said appointment is permanent and subject to the City of Lockport Municipal Civil Service rules and regulations.

Received and filed.


8/26/15 Cynthia L. Schilling, 9 Exchange Street, Akron, NY – appointed as Staff Accountant for the City of Lockport Accounting Department effective August 31, 2015. Said appointment is provisional and subject to the City of Lockport Municipal Civil Service rules and regulations.

Received and filed.



FROM THE CITY CLERK
The Clerk submitted payrolls, bills for services and expenses, and reported that the Department Heads submitted reports of labor performed in their departments.

Referred to the Finance Committee.


Communications (which have been referred to the appropriate City officials)
8/21/15 Town of Lockport, Town Board – Notice of Public Hearing to be held on September 2, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. regarding an application made by Mulvey Construction, Inc., 1010 Davison Road, Lockport, New York requesting dimensional deviations of the Zoning Code of the Town of Lockport in a Planned Use Development (PUD) Use District pursuant to Town Code §200-83.

Referred to the Building Inspector.


8/25/15 Richelle J. Pasceri, City Clerk – Notification that the Lockport Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. For the entire week of September 7th, garbage will be collected on the day following regularly scheduled collection day.

Referred to the Media


Notice of Defect:

8/10/15 265 Pine Street – tree and sidewalk

8/10/15 58 VanBuren Street – tree

8/19/15 61 Ransom Street – tree

8/20/15 205 Union Street – tree

8/27/15 145 Washington Street – tree

8/28/15 260 Pine Street – tree

Referred to the Director of Streets and Parks.


Notice of Petition: (To review real property tax assessment pursuant to Article 7 of the Real Property Tax Law)

8/10/15 Bryan Barrett –vs.- City of Lockport, And Lockport City School District


8/21/15 FBBT/US Properties, LLC –vs.- The Board of Assessment Review for the City of Lockport; The Assessor of the City of Lockport and The City of Lockport, NY

Referred to the City Assessor


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