City of lockport corporation proceedings



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MOTIONS & RESOLUTIONS



090215.2

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 September 4, 2015 as follows:
General Fund Account #001 $ 24,552.56

Water Fund Account #002 $ 21,040.97

Sewer Fund Account #003 $ 15,372.32

Capital Projects Account #004 $ 168,508.80

Refuse Fund Account #012 $ 40.00

Payroll Pay Date 8/20/15 $ 521,720.25

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.
090215.3

By Alderman Genewick:

Resolved, that the Mayor and Common Council do hereby extend congratulations and appreciation to the following City employees for their years of dedicated service to the City of Lockport:
Employee Years of Service Title
Lawrence M. Eggert 35 Police Chief

Roger F. LaRoach 25 Heavy Equipment Operator

Kevin M. Watier 20 Firefighter

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that the reading of the foregoing resolution be and the same is hereby waived.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.

090215.4

By Alderman Mullane:



WHEREAS, in accordance with Section C-173 of the City of Lockport Charter and Section 34 of the General City Law of the State of New York a street is deemed to be private until such time as the local legislative body formally accepts the deed for the street by resolution, and

WHEREAS, a certain parcel of land has been offered for dedication to the City of Lockport for street purposes an extension of the existing Willow Street to the east by a distance of 207.5 feet X 60 foot in depth, which property is particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the southeast corner of Briarwood Drive as described in a deed to the Cit of Lockport, recorded in Liber 1445 of Deeds, at page 198, in the Niagara County Clerk’s Office; THENCE west, along the north line of lands deeded to Briarwood Pool, Inc. by deed recorded in Liber 1440 of Deeds, at page 29, in the Niagara Count Clerk’s Office, 207.5 feet; THENCE south, along the west line of lands described in said deed recorded in Liber 1440, at page 729, 60 feet; THENCE east, and parallel with the first mentioned boundary 207.5 feet; THENCE noth and parallel with the second described boundary, and being an extension of the east line of Briarwood Drive, as extended, a distance of 60 feet to the point or place of beginning; and
WHEREAS, said parcel is also described in an existing sewer/water ingress and egress easement to the City of Lockport recorded in Liber 1456 page 719 for highway purposes by Craig Towlson and Kristine Towlson, the owners of said land as purchasers from Friends of Briarwood, LLC by deed from Friends of Briarwood, LLC to Craig Towlson and Kristine Towlson dated September 28, 2013, and recorded October 1, 2012, in Instrument No. 2012-20722 as shown on survey by McIntosh & McInstosh, PC, Job No. 4506-A dated September 21, 2012, and

WHEREAS, the City Engineering Department has recommended acceptance of said parcel for dedication for highway/street purposes upon the completion of construction of said roadway in accordance with City specifications; and

WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Lockport has approved said dedication; and

WHEREAS, the Corporation Counsel has approved the certificate of title relating thereto. NOW THEREFORE, be it

RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Lockport in regular session duly convened that the City of Lockport agrees to accept the deed of dedication for the said Street to be known as Willow Street and directs the City Clerk to record the same in the Niagara County Clerk’s Office.
Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.
090215.5

By Alderman Genewick:

WHEREAS, the City of Lockport has been utilizing professional consultants for legal arbitration and labor relations matters and for temporary financial and accounting assistance, the latter while conducting applicant searches to fill vacant positions within the accounting department; and
WHEREAS, these consultant fees have exhausted available funds within the Accounting, Treasurer’s and Corporation Council’s departmental budget necessitating the use of contingency funds;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that the 2015 Budget is hereby amended as follows:
Increase:
Expense 01-1320-4428 Consultants $50,000

Expense 01-1325-4428 Consultants $17,000


Expense 01-1420-4200 Counsel Fees $25,000

Decrease:


Expense 01-1320-0100 Personal Services – FT $35,000
Expense 01-1900-1990 Contingency $27,000
Expense 01-1010-4426 Audit $30,000

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that the reading of the foregoing resolution be and the same is hereby waived.

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.

090215.6

By Alderman Genewick:

WHEREAS, the City Treasurer, Director of Finance, and City Engineer in conjunction with the department managers charged with project oversight, have completed a review of all open capital projects, and

WHEREAS, all completed projects have been identified and the associated account balances verified, and

WHEREAS, closure of all completed projects require Council approval, and

WHEREAS, all remaining funds must be returned to the original funding source

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT

RESOLVED, that the following capital projects be closed, the account balances be transferred to the original funding source, and all related budgets be closed:





Project #

Sponsor Fund

Project Title

Funding Source(s)

Cash Balance

0049

Refuse

REFUSE & RECYCLING

Debt

$18,416.06

0069

Sewer

BAR SCREEN/'09 WWT GENERATOR

Debt

$10.00

0070

General

GIS PROJECT-YEAR 2

Grant/Projects(Debt)

$6,281.19

0073

Sewer

COMPOST FACILITY RECONSTR

Debt

$0.00

0092

General

HAZARDOUS REMOVAL

GF/NCBrownflds/Fed

$17,812.78

0093

General

LKPT HARBOR PROJ STUDY

GF/NYS

$40,926.00

0104

General

BOA PROJECT

Debt/Grants

$0.00

0105

Sewer

BRISTOL ERP

GF/NYS

$447.84

4110

General

COMPUTER UPGRADE

Debt

$6,775.98

4111

Water

GAFFNEY ST WATER LINE REPLACE

Debt

$0.00

4112

General

MUNI BLDG ROOF REPAIRS (partial)

Debt

$386,458.40

4113

Water

WATER BLDG ROOF REPAIRS

Debt

$0.00

4114

Sewer

SEWER BLDG ROOF REPAIRS

Debt

$0.00

4115

General

SALT BARN ROOF REPAIR

Debt

$0.00

4116

General

2012 POLICE VEHICLES/EQUIP

Debt

$0.00

4117

Sewer

POUND ST SEWER REPAIR

GF/Projects(Debt)

$881.43

4119

Sewer

WWTP REFURBISH CLARIFIERS

Debt

$31,279.50

4120

Sewer

MIXING TRUCKS/COMPOST

Debt

$0.00

4121

General

TRUCKS & EQUIPMENT (DPW)

Debt

$0.00

4124

General

FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLE

Debt

$0.00

4122

General

PARKING RAMP DEMOLITION

Debt

$53,128.16

4126

General

MUNINCIPAL BLDG ELEVATOR RECON

Debt

$13,629.00

4128

Water

WATER TRUCKS

Debt

$1,839.51

4130

Sewer

SEWER TRUCK

Debt

$0.00

4133

General

TELEPHONE SYS UPGRADE (2013)

Debt

$0.00

4134

Water

REED STREET WATER MAIN

Debt

$0.00

4135

Water

WATER DEPARTMENT RADIOS

Debt

$7,700.00

4136

General

HIGHWAY PARKS RADIOS

Debt

$9,900.00

4139

Sewer

TUDOR LANE STORM SEWER

Debt

$90,250.00

4140

Sewer

LOCK STREET STORM SEWER

Debt

$10,438.27

4141

General

H& P SKID STEER

Debt

$936.00

4142

General

GIS LAPTOPS

Debt

$0.00

4145

Sewer

SKID STEER FOR COMPOST

Debt

$0.00

4146

Sewer

AGITATOR FOR WWT

Debt

$0.00

4149

Sewer

STATIONARY SAMPLER/SEWER

Debt

$11,811.51

4150

General

GOODING STREET DEMOLITION

Debt

$0.00

4157

Sewer

RADIOS/SEWER

Debt

$1,500.00

4158

Sewer

BUCKET TRUCK/SEWER

Debt

$1,022.53

TOTAL

 

 

 

$711,444.16

And be it further


RESOLVED, that the cash balance total of $724,444.16 be returned to the original funding source as follows:

Debt Service Reserve, General $ 478,438.00

Debt Service Reserve, Water $ 9,539.51

Debt Service Reserve, Sewer $ 146,311.81

Debt Service Reserve, Refuse $ 18,416.06

General Fund $ 50,738.78

TOTAL $ 703,444.16

and BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED, that the debt funded Municipal Roof Repair project be reestablished at a budget not to exceed $150,000 for work on the Willow Street Parks Building and Outwater Park Storage Building and other structures; and BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, that $8,000 of unused General Fund proceeds be reallocated to the Flag Pole and City Hall façade project, and be it further

RESOLVED, that $13,000.00 of unused Debt proceeds be reallocated to the Demolition Project.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.



090215.7

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that a public hearing be held at the Common Council Meeting of September 16, 2015 starting at 6:00 P.M. in the Common Council Chambers, Lockport Municipal Building, One Locks Plaza, Lockport, NY relative to a request for a Special Use Permit made by Marianne Urtel, for approval for a medical billing business to be located at 23 Lincolnshire Drive, situated in an R-1 Zone, and be it further

Resolved, that the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to advertise notice of said public hearing.

Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.

090215.8

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that a public hearing be held at the Common Council Meeting of September 16, 2015 starting at 6:00 P.M. in the Common Council Chambers, Lockport Municipal Building, One Locks Plaza, Lockport, NY relative to amending the Special Use Permit issued to Lock City Metals to add tire storage, and be it further

Resolved, that the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to advertise notice of said public hearing.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.

090215.9

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that pursuant to the request of William and Linda Olczak, property owner of 44 Hillcrest Drive, permission is hereby granted to erect and maintain a fence in the City’s right-of-way at 44 Hillcrest Drive subject to the following provisions:
that upon motion of the Common Council, duly adopted by a majority vote only, and thirty days notice from the City Clerk, the fence must be removed,
filing a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured, leaving the City free and clear of all liability in connection therewith.
Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.

090215.9A

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that pursuant to his request, Joel Harris is hereby granted permission to place a dumpster on Charles Street beginning September 4, 2015 for a maximum of 10 days for a roof project being completed at 45 East Avenue. Said permission is subject to filing a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured.

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.




090215.9B

By Alderman Genewick:

Whereas, Section C-45 of the city charter requires employees to become a resident of the City of Lockport within six months of the commencement of service, and

Whereas, Section C-45 (8) (a) permits a waiver of the residency requirement in instances where the City of Lockport has difficulty hiring the most qualified person because of its residency requirements, and

Whereas, the Mayor and Common Council have determined that it is in the best interest of the city waive the residency requirement for Cynthia L. Schilling for the position of Staff Accountant for the City of Lockport Accounting Department effective August 31, 2015, now therefore be it

Resolved, that the Mayor and Common Council having considered all of the aspects of the residency requirement and for the reason of lack of qualified candidates within the City limits hereby determines that Cynthia L. Schilling shall be exempt from said residency requirement for the position of Staff Accountant for the City of Lockport Accounting Department effective August 31, 2015.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 5. No – 1

Alderman Mullane voted no.


090215.10 ADJOURNMENT
At 6:38 P.M. Alderman Kibler moved the Common Council be adjourned until 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.


RICHELLE J. PASCERI

City Clerk



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