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MOTIONS & RESOLUTIONS



040115.2

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 April 3, 2015 as follows:
General Fund Account #001 $365,129.58

Water Fund Account #002 $ 56,793.92

Sewer Fund Account #003 $ 67,621.45

Refuse Fund Account #012 $ 37,543.42

Payroll Pay Date 3/19/15 $438,747.99

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.


040115.3

By Alderman Kibler:

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
Stephen R. Anderson 35 Heavy Equipment Operator

Michael J. Costello 25 Municipal Worker

James G. Dilaura 25 Heavy Equipment Operator

Scot C. Snaith 15 Police Officer

Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.

040115.4

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, permission is hereby granted to the Sesquicentennial Committee to barricade a portion of Main Street near Elm Street on Saturday, April 11, 2015 beginning at 9:20 p.m. for the Sesquicentennial Celebration, and be it further

Resolved, that the Director of Streets and Parks is hereby authorized and directed to make arrangements to deliver barricades, temporary no parking signs, and street closed signs to area prior to said event.

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.
040115.5

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, permission is hereby granted to the YWCA of Niagara to conduct a “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraising event on Saturday, April 25, 2015 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the YWCA of Niagara, subject to approval of the walk route by the Police chief and filing a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured, and be it further

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

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.
040115.6

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, permission is hereby granted to Lockport Main Street, Inc. to conduct an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2015 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Outwater Park, and be it further

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

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.
040115.7

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, that pursuant to her request, Ellen Martin be and the same is hereby given permission to use the City’s right-of-way to conduct the following events for “Sweet Sweet Summer 2015”:
Paint a poem on Canal Street
● Use of Pine Street Parking lot July 11th – 13th for “Sweet Chalk Festival”
● Use of City’s right of way to place bike racks in various locations for “Lock & Key Bike Racks”
● Use of City’s right of way to place Moais for short intervals for “Moai Not?”
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 locations prior to said events.

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.

040115.8

By Alderman Genewick:

Resolved, that the Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to negotiate an agreement with the GLDC for the employment of Brian Smith.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.


040115.8A

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved that the Assistant City Engineer be and the same is hereby authorized to arrange for the installation of a 400-watt street light on line 54, pole #12W, aim due east, at the intersection of Washburn Street and Works Place Alley.

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.


040115.8B

By Alderman Schrader:

Resolved, that the bid proposal of Willow Creek Farm, 10270 Rapids Road, Clarence Center, NY received on March 27, 2015, for Kiln Dried Wood Chips be accepted in the amount of $12.00 per cubic yard. Cost of same to be charged to account #003-8160-4564.

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.



040115.9 ADJOURNMENT
At 6:13 P.M. Alderman Kibler moved the Common Council be adjourned until 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 15, 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

April 15, 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.


041515.1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
On motion of Alderman Kibler, seconded by Alderman Lombardi, the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 1, 2015 are hereby approved as printed in the Journal of Proceedings.

Ayes 6. Carried.



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)
Notice of Defect:

3/25/15 60 Grant Street, Lockport, NY – tree

3/31/15 274 Washington Street, Lockport, NY – tree

4/2/15 Trowbridge Street, Lockport, NY – sewage lines

Referred to the Director of Streets and Parks.

MOTIONS & RESOLUTIONS
041515.2

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 April 17, 2015 as follows:
General Fund Account #001 $ 83,745.44

Water Fund Account #002 $ 17,616.35

Sewer Fund Account #003 $ 31,289.86

Refuse Fund Account #012 $ 9,863.87

Payroll Pay Date 4/2/15 $438,943.47

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.



041515.3

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, that pursuant to his request, Pete Robinson DBA Winter Wonderland Project is hereby granted permission to conduct the “Winter Wonderland Project” along Market Street between Exchange Street Bridge and Cold Springs Bridge on daily, from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm beginning November 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015, and be it further

Resolved that said permission includes the following:


1. Allow on street parking along Market Street during event times.

2. Use of the restroom facilities at Wide Waters Marina,


3. Allow decorative lights to be hung on city owned property along the canal.
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 and refuse containers to said area prior to said event, and be it further

Resolved, that said permission is subject to the Winter Wonderland Project 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.



041515.4

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, Lockport Police Department is hereby granted permission to erect a banner on the front of the Municipal Building through December 31, 2015 to celebrate their 150th year anniversary.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.


041515.5

By Alderman Mullane:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, the American Cancer Society is hereby granted permission to conduct a 5K Run Glow Run event on Friday, June 19, 2015 beginning at 6:00 PM, subject to approval of the race route by the Police Chief and subject to filing a certificate of insurance with the City Clerk naming the City of Lockport as additional insured, and be it further

Resolved, that the Director of Streets and Parks is hereby authorized and directed to arrange for delivery of barricades and cones as required, and be it further

Resolved, that the Traffic Captain is hereby directed to arrange for police support for said event.

Seconded by Alderman Fogle and adopted. Ayes 6.



041515.6

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, that pursuant to the request of the Niagara County Soil & Water Conservation District, permission is hereby granted to install either 18” x 24” aluminum wildlife identification signs along the trail within the Rollin T. Grant Gulf Wilderness Park.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.



041515.7

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, that resolution #021815.12 adopted by the Common Council at their February 18, 2015 meeting, regarding the Meet at City Hall Prayer gathering to be held on May 7, 2015, be and the same is hereby amended to change the location to the Gazebo on Canal Street.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.



041515.8

By Alderman Lombardi:

Whereas, the owners of 107 East Avenue have requested to install a sidewalk in the City right of way between the sidewalk and the Street for customer foot traffic, and

Whereas, the owners have agreed that the City Charter and City Code with respect to liability, maintenance and clearing shall apply to the newly installed sidewalk in the right of way, and

Whereas, the owners shall install the same at their expense, now therefore be it

Resolved, that the owners of 107 East Avenue be and are hereby authorized to install a sidewalk at their expense in the city right of way between the sidewalk and the city street, and be it further

Resolved, that said sidewalk shall be governed by the City Charter and City Code with respect to liability, maintenance and clearing, and be it further

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

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.


041515.9

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that pursuant to their request, the Lockport in Bloom committee is hereby granted permission to conduct their annual Lockport In Bloom "City Garden Tour 2015" event the weekend of Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 6:30 – 9:00 pm on Saturday, July 11th , and be it further

Resolved, that permission is also granted to hang signs advertising the event on the four Historic Lockport entrance signs beginning June 20th to July 14th and to erect 18" X 24" Lockport in Bloom garden signs in Ida Fritz Park, Locust Street Park, Children’s Memorial Park and Veteran’s Memorial Park, and be it further

Resolved, that permission is hereby granted to erect a vinyl banner across East Avenue at Davison Road at least 17 feet from the ground from June 1st until June 22nd, 2015 to promote Lockport in Bloom weekend, and be it further

Resolved, that the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to make arrangements to erect the banner.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.
041815.10

By Alderman Lombardi:

Whereas, the New York State Department of Transportation proposes to paint Exchange Street bridge over the Erie Barge Canal in the City of Lockport, and

Whereas, the New York State Department of Transportation proposes to utilize Market Street, Matt Murphy Way, and Clinton Street as part of a detour during the period of construction, and

Whereas, the New York State Department of Transportation will provide traffic control devices and the Department’s maintenance responsibility will be limited to those devices, now therefore be it

Resolved, that the Common Council of the City of Lockport does hereby authorize the New York State Department of Transportation to utilize the above mentioned roads as part of a detour during the period of construction, and be it further

Resolved, that the City of Lockport will continue to provide routine maintenance on the above mentioned roads, including snow and ice control, and be it further

Resolved, that the Clerk of the City of Lockport is hereby directed to transmit five (5) certified copies of this resolution to the New York State Department of Transportation.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.
041515.10A

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that the Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval, be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to enter into contract with the DEA for the “Game Changers 2015” program.

Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.


041515.10B

By Alderman Fogle:

Resolved, that the Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval, be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to execute a contract with Rampage Football for use of Exchange Field for their 2015 season.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.



041515.10C

By Alderman Lombardi:

Whereas, the City of Lockport applied for and was awarded a New York State Department of Transportation Multi-Modal Grant in the amount of $800,000 for the restoration and upgrade of roadways and drainage structures on various City roads; and

Whereas, the City wishes to accept this grant to upgrade drainage structures and mill, stabilize, and replace driving surfaces along Niagara Street, Bewley Parkway, Grove Avenue, VanBuren Street, Ohio Street, Chestnut Street, Market Street and Vine Street; and

Whereas, the 2015 Budget did not contain the construction materials or the contractual service expenses nor the grant revenue and must be amended; now therefore be it

Resolved, that the City hereby accepts this grant and hereby authorizes the Mayor to execute any and all agreements related to this award; and be it further

Resolved, that the 2015 Budget is hereby amended as follows:
Increase:
Revenue 04-0004-3510 Highway Improvement $800,000

State Aid


Revenue 01-0001-1510 Fees for Service – Highway $175,000
Expense 04-0004-0520 Highway Improvements $800,000
Decrease:

0599 Appropriated Fund Balance $175,000


Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.

041515.10D

By Alderman Schrader:

Whereas, the Chief Operator of the Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Assistant Director of Engineering have informed the Mayor that the thickener tank has had a failure and it is not operable, and

Whereas, there is not back up equipment for the tank in the daily removal of sludge solids from the treatment plant and a temporary contingency plan has been implemented, and

Whereas, STC Construction, Inc. and CRA Infrastructure & Engineering, Inc. have been called to evaluate the damage of the thickener tank and estimate the cost of repair, now therefore be it

Resolved, that pursuant to General Municipal Law, Article 5.A Public Contracts, Section 103, paragraph 4, the Engineering Department is hereby authorized and directed to take the necessary steps to implement emergency corrective actions to procure and install thickener tanks, and be it further

Resolved, that the Mayor, subject to Corporation Counsel approval, is hereby authorized and directed 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 thickener tank on a time and materials proposed by both engineering firms, and for a cost to be determined after a full evaluation of the damages is completed.

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 6.



041515.10E

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 primary pumps are 26 years old and are in poor working condition, and

                Whereas, the pumps are critical in the removal of sludge from the primary tanks to the thickener tank where the solids are processed and dewatered for composting; both pumps work daily and cannot be down for more than one week before the plant processes start to deteriorate, now therefore be it

                Resolved, that the Assistant Director of Engineering is authorized to prepare bid specifications and contractual documents for the purchase of two new primary pumps.

                Seconded by Alderman Mullane and adopted. Ayes 6.



041515.10F

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that the Mayor and Common Council do hereby extend condolences to the family of fallen Ocala, Florida Police Officer Jared Forsyth, former resident of Lockport, New York.

Seconded by Alderman Schrader and adopted. Ayes 6.


041515.10G

By Alderman Lombardi:

Resolved, that the Lockport Police Department is authorized and directed to place temporary No Parking signs on and around Chestnut Street on April 17, 2015 for the funeral service for fallen Officer Jared Forsyth.

Seconded by Alderman Kibler and adopted. Ayes 6.



041515.11 ADJOURNMENT
At 6:28 P.M. Alderman Kibler moved the Common Council be adjourned until 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi and adopted. Ayes 6.


RICHELLE J. PASCERI

City Clerk



CITY OF LOCKPORT

CORPORATION PROCEEDINGS
Lockport Municipal Building
Special Meeting

Official Record

April 29, 2015

5:00 P.M.


A Special Meeting was called by Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey to appoint an Acting Assessor

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.

042915.1

By Alderman Kibler:

Resolved, that the Rules and Orders of the Common Council be and the same are hereby waived for this meeting.

Seconded by Alderman Lombardi. Ayes 6.



042915.2

By Alderman Kibler:



WHEREAS, the City of Lockport does not have an Assessor for the upcoming assessment roll, and
WHEREAS, Section 314 (1) of the New York State Real Property Tax Law authorizes a municipality to appoint an Acting Assessor for more than six (6) months so long as he or she meets the minimum qualification standards and obtain certification as required by the New York State Real Property Tax Law, and
WHEREAS, the City of Lockport desires to employ Michael S. Hartman, the Assessor for the Town of Hartland, on a part-time basis as an employee to serve as Acting Assessor for a period of 14 weeks from April 30, 2015 through September 1, 2015, at a salary of $10,000.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to employ Michael S. Hartman as Acting Assessor from April 30, 2015 through September 1, 2015, at a salary of $10,000, and be it further


RESOLVED, that he shall provide all assessing services required under the laws of the State of New York including but not limited to:


  1. The Preparation of the Annual Assessment Roll and Certification thereof;

  2. Appear at all meetings of the Lockport Board of Assessment Review and at periodic meetings of the Lockport Common Council as required;

  3. Assist in the overall administration of the department;

  4. Conduct field investigations and meet with property owners;

  5. Assist the Corporation Counsel’s office with all Article 7 Proceedings;

  6. Assist in the review and determination of tax exemption and “STAR” applications; and

  7. Appear at SCAR proceedings for $150.00 per case by voucher.

Seconded by Alderman Genewick and adopted. Ayes 5 – Alderman Mullane abstained.
042915.3 ADJOURNMENT
At 5:15 P.M., Alderman Kibler moved the Common Council be adjourned until 6:00 P.M., May 6, 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

May 6, 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.


050615.1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
On motion of Alderman Kibler, seconded by Alderman Lombardi, the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 15, 2015 and the Special Meeting of April 29, 2015 are hereby approved as printed in the Journal of Proceedings. Ayes 6. Carried.

FROM THE MAYOR
Appointments:
4/14/15 Under and by virtue of the authority conferred on me by the Charter of the City of Lockport, I, Anne E. McCaffrey, Mayor of the City of Lockport, do hereby make the following re-appointments to the License Revocation Board:
Brian Bull, 179 Irving Street, Lockport, NY

James M. Palladino, 101 Webb Street, Lockport, NY

Daniel Sheehan, 189 Willow Street, Lockport, NY
This Board is under Chapter 66-22, Building Construction Administration – Building Contractors. Said term expires March 21, 2017.

Received and filed.


4/14/15 Maria Updegraph, 150 Spalding Street, Lockport, NY re-appointed as a member of the Housing Authority. Said term expires April 26, 2020.

Received and filed.


4/24/15 James Nunnari - appointed as Assistant Chief Operator for the City of Lockport Waste Water Treatment Plant effective February 26, 2015. Said appointment is permanent and subject to the City of Lockport Municipal Civil Service rules and regulations.

Received and filed.


4/30/15 Brian Smith – appointed as Director of Planning and Development for the City of Lockport Community Development effective April 30, 2015. Said appointment is provisional and subject to the City of Lockport Municipal Civil Service rules and regulations.

Received and filed.


5/6/15 Under and by virtue of the authority conferred on me by the Charter of the City of Lockport, I, Anne E. McCaffrey, Mayor of the City of Lockport, do hereby make the following appointments to the Youth Board:
For a term expiring December 31, 2015:

Kathryn Fogle, 35 Bacon Street, Lockport, NY

Patrick Schrader, 32 Gaffney Road, Lockport, NY
For a term expiring May 1, 2018:

Melissa Niver, 44 LeVan Avenue, Lockport, NY

Lewie Cunningham Jr., 14 Bewley Parkway, Lockport, NY

Flora Hawkins, 199 West Avenue, Lockport, NY

Douglas Haak, Jr., One Locks Plaza, Lockport, NY

William Agronin, 11 Berkley Drive, Lockport, NY

Dennis Stachera, 20 Regent Street, Lockport, NY

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)
4/15/15 Jennifer L. Serrano, Jenny Marketing Group LLC, 3477 Beebe Road, Newfane, NY – request permission to conduct the 15th annual Taste of Lockport on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Referred to the Committee of the Whole
4/29/15 Mary F. Murphy, Murphy Insurance Agency, 111 Pine Street, Lockport, NY – request permission to conduct the annual DeSales Race for Fitness 5K run and 1 mile fun run on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Referred to the Committee of the Whole


Notice of Defect:

4/7/15 131 Church Street & 156 Vine Street, Lockport, NY – trees

4/9/15 142 Waterman Street, Lockport, NY – tree

4/16/15 123 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lockport, NY – sinkhole

4/16/15 251 High Street, Lockport, NY - trees

4/16/15 134 Waterman Street, Lockport, NY – tree

4/20/15 315 Chestnut Street, Lockport, NY – tree

4/23/15 58 VanBuren Street, Lockport, NY – tree

4/24/15 327 N. Transit Street, Lockport, NY – trees

4/24/15 40 Cleveland Place, Lockport, NY – trees

Referred to the Director of Streets and Parks.
Notice of Claim:

4/8/15 Debra L. Myers, 14 Allen Street, Lockport, NY

Referred to the Corporation Counsel.

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