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MOTIONS & RESOLUTIONS



012115.2

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 January 23, 2015 as follows:
2014 Expenses:
General Fund Account #001 $181,515.59

Water Fund Account #002 $118,105.45

Sewer Fund Account #003 $ 40,657.86

Capital Fund Account #004 $ 3,500.00

Refuse Fund Account #012 $ 88,925.68

2015 Expenses:


General Fund Account #001 $ 40,557.48

Water Fund Account #002 $ 6,124.39

Sewer Fund Account #003 $ 2,414.38

Payroll Pay Date 1/8/2015 $ 480,920.26


Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.

012115.3

By Alderman Kibler:

WHEREAS, the City applied for and received a Operation IMPACT Tools Grant and

Activities related to the grant have not been completed and State Reimbursement is still available

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

RESOLVED, the budget needs to be amended for the receipt of revenue and appropriation of expenditures made relative to the grant.


INCREASE:

Revenue Public Safety Revenue/State $30,000.00

(001.0001.4389.3450)

Appropriations: Personal Services/Overtime $30,000.00

(001.3120.0101.3450)
Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.
012115.4

By Alderman Kibler:

Whereas, the City has received a donation for the G.R.E.A.T. Program of $25,000 from the “Moore for Kids” Foundation for the period of March 20, 2014 to May 31, 2015 and

Whereas, these funds were not included in the 2015 budget, and

    Whereas, the unused portions necessary to add the donation to the 2015 budget, now therefore be it

                Resolved, that the following budget amendment needs to be made:

  

                INCREASE REVENUES:



               

                001-0001-1589-3449                             G.R.E.A.T. Program                 $19,240.45

 

                INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:



 

                001-3120-4375.3449                          G.R.E.A.T. Expenses/

                                         Training, Teaching Materials, Field Trips, T-Shirts        $9,620.23

 

                001-3120-0101-3449                 Overtime/G.R.E.A.T.



G.R.E.A.T. Program $9,620.22
Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.
012115.5

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, the Lockport Monday Night Cruise Optimist Club is hereby granted permission to conduct Monday night car cruises in Ida Fritz Park. Beginning May 11, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, (Memorial Day and Labor Day Super Cruises begin at 3:30 pm and it be further

Resolved, that said permission includes the following:




  1. The Lockport Monday Night Cruise Optimist Club shall issue vendors and exhibitors permits to operate the market place at the Ida Fritz Park for the sale of food and drink items including alcoholic beverages, crafts and related items. This is to insure public safety and order in the park, no other vendors or exhibition displays shall permitted within the park area whether located on public or private property. The Lockport Monday Night Cruise Optimist Club shall enforce this ban with the help of and cooperation of the Lockport Police Department. The Lockport Police Department is hereby directed to enforce the removal of all concessioners, vendors, peddlers from the park area not possessing the proper permit from the Lockport Monday Night Cruise Optimist Club.



  1. The cruise area shall include the blocks of West Avenue to Hawley Street, Park Avenue to the Niagara County Court House parking lot and Hawley Street from West Avenue to Niagara Street.



  1. 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 the completion of said event, and be it further,

Resolved, that said permission is subject to the Lockport Monday Night Cruise Optimist Club filling a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured, and be it further,

Resolved, that the City of Lockport Director of Engineering is hereby authorized and directed to arrange for delivery of barricades, street closing signs and extra picnic tables to the area prior to the events, and be it further,

Resolved, that the City of Lockport hereby prohibits entry to Ida Fritz Park all bicycles, skateboards, and dogs on Cruise Nights during the events due to the expected heavy pedestrian traffic, and be it further

Resolved, that the Police Department is hereby directed to remove problem visitors to the Cruise.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.
012115.6

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that the Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval, be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to execute a two (2) year renewal contract with the Niagara County SPCA for City dog control holding center services at a annual rate of $22,737.46 for 2015 and 2016.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.


012115.7

By Alderman Lombardi:

WHEREAS, the City applied for and received a FFY 2014 STOP Violence Against Women (Domestic Violence), and

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

RESOLVED, the budget needs to be amended for the receipt of revenue and appropriation of expenditures made relative to the grant.
INCREASE REVENUES:

001-0001-4389-0361 Domestic Violence $21,450.23


INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:

001-3120-4375-0361 Grant Expenses/

Domestic Violence $12,056.00
001-3120-0101-0361 Overtime/Domestic

Violence $9,394.23

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.
012115.8

By Alderman Schrader:

Whereas, the position of Director of Engineering was vacated on May 24, 2014, and

Whereas, the City of Lockport received Statements of Qualification for Engineering Services on July 15, 2014, and

Whereas, after interviewing the top four engineering firms, the committee recommended that the City of Lockport enter into an agreement with CRA Engineering in accordance with their submitted proposal, now therefore be it

Resolved, that the Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval, is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with CRA Engineering for a cost not to exceed the budgeted amount of $50,000.00, to be charged to account 001-1440-4427.

Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.
012115.9

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, the following stage rental and banner installation fees are hereby approved and effective February 1, 2015:

Banner installation and removal $50 per instance


Stage Rental

For use within City Limits $400.00

For use outside City limits $500.00 + $ .75 per mile

And be it further

Resolved, that 501(C)3 organizations are exempt from stage rental fees for use within City Limits.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.


012115.10

By Alderman Mullane:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, #MSSUCKS is hereby granted permission to conduct a 5K run “Cinco-K” and barricade Vine Street from Walnut Street to Remick Parkway starting at approximately 8:30 AM on May 3, 2015, subject to #MSSUCKS filing a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured and subject to approval of the race route by the Police Chief, and be it further

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

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.
012115.11

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, Soccer Shots Buffalo is hereby granted permission to conduct a Summer Soccer Program at Altro Park on Thursday afternoons beginning Thursday, April 16th through Thursday, October 15th, subject to Soccer Shots Buffalo filing a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured.

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.


012115.12

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hereby granted permission to use the pavilion at Nelson C. Goehle Park for their annual Great Strides Walk Event on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.


012115.13

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, New Era Park Depew is hereby granted permission to use the baseball field at Outwater Park for the 2015 New Era Cap Classic summer tournament subject to approval of the schedule by the Highways & Parks Department and New Era Park filing a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.


012115.14

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that the Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval, is hereby authorized and directed to enter into contract with United Business Systems, 316 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 for Copier services.

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.


012115.14A

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that the Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval is hereby authorized and directed to execute a contract and sign all requisite forms relating to CDBG grants  663CRF-ME830-14 and 663CRF-ME828-14 awarded in December 2014.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.


012115.14B

By Alderman Schrader:

Whereas, the City Council of the City of Lockport is proposing a Raw Water Pumping Station Screen Replacement; and

Whereas, pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and the regulations contained in 6 NYCRR Part 617, hereafter SEQRA, the City Council has determined this action to be treated as a Type II Action; and

Whereas, this action is taken after careful consideration of all possible impacts that this action might have on air, water, and natural resources, and all other natural an manmade environments in or around the City of Lockport; and the City Council has set forth such consideration on forms on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

Now therefore be it resolved as follows:

1. The City Council of the City of Lockport hereby determines that the Raw Water Pumping Station Screen Replacement Project to be a Type II Action and will have no significant effect on the environment.
2. The City Clerk shall maintain a file of this determination in the permanent records of the City of Lockport, make the same available for public inspection, and notify all involved agencies as required by law.
Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.
012115.14C

By Alderman Schrader:



Whereas, the Chief Operator of the Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Assistant Director of Engineering have informed the Mayor that two of the four final clarifiers tanks at the Waste Water Treatment Plant are in immediate need of repair; and

Whereas, STC Construction, Inc. and CRA Infrastructure & Engineering, Inc. inspected and evaluated the damage of the tanks finding that the rake mechanism and the complete sludge blanket removal through in both clarifier tanks is heavily damaged and in need of foundation repair and part replacements; and

Whereas, STC Construction proposed to repair the tanks for an amount of $189,000.00 including repair construction costs and part replacements; and

Whereas, CRA Infrastructure & Engineering, Inc. proposed to provide engineering assistance and inspection during the assessment and repair of the tanks for an amount no greater than $19,400.00.
Now, Therefore, be it resolved as:


  1. The Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval, is hereby authorized and directed to declare an emergency declaration and is also hereby authorized to enter into contract with STC Construction, Inc., 63 Zoar Valley Road, Springville, NY 14141, and with CRA Infrastructure & Engineering, Inc., 285 Delaware Ave., Suite 500, Buffalo, NY 14202, to repair said clarifier tanks on a time and materials proposed by the engineering firms, and authorize the transfer of funds from sewer account # 003.0003.0200 to expenditure account # 004.0004.0520.4162 Clarifier Tank Repair.

Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.



012115.14D

By Alderman Genewick:

Resolved, that pursuant to the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission, the job specifications for Director of Streets and Parks are hereby approved.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.


012115.15 ADJOURNMENT
At 6:27 P.M. Alderman Kibler moved the Common Council be adjourned until 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.


RICHELLE J. PASCERI

City Clerk


CITY OF LOCKPORT

CORPORATION PROCEEDINGS
Lockport Municipal Building
Regular Meeting

Official Record

February 4, 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.


020415.1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
On motion of Alderman Kibler, seconded by Alderman Lombardi, the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 21, 2015 are hereby approved as printed in the Journal of Proceedings. Ayes 6. Carried.
FROM THE MAYOR
Resignation:
1/22/15 Kevin Clark, 10 Hi Point Drive, Lockport, NY – resigned as a Commissioner of Deeds.

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)

1/29/15 Maria D. Batt, Senior Campaign Manager, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate New York Chapter, 4245 Union Road, Suite 108, Buffalo, NY 14225 – request permission to conduct “Lockport Walk MS” on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Referred to the Committee of the Whole
2/2/15 Mickey Boucher, Secretary, Lockport Midget League, PO Box 1506, Lockport, NY 14095 – request permission to use the baseball diamonds at Outwater Park for the 2015 Lockport Midget Baseball League.

Referred to the Committee of the Whole.


2/3/15 Richelle J. Pasceri, City Clerk – notification that the Lockport Municipal Offices will be closed as follows in the month of February in observance of the President's birthdays:
Monday, February 9th

Monday, February 16th


There will be no change in the garbage pickup schedule.

Referred to the Media




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