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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:00 P.M.

Council Chambers – Olean Municipal Building


AGENDA



1.     PL#71-11: (Finch) To amend the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 13, Article IV, Division 1, to create additional provisions with regards to second hand dealers


2.     Review of the 2012-2013 Preliminary Budget


3.     Public Comment.


4.     Adjournment




REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


1.      ROLL-CALL


2.      INVOCATION


3.      PLEDGE


4.                  READING, CORRECTING, AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING:

“The Regular Meeting of the Olean Common Council was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.”

PRESENT:      Aldermen Brady, McLaughlin, Kamery, Keller, Finch, Smith and Morgan

ABSENT:      

OFFICIALS: Mayor Linda Witte; Alexander Utecht, City Clerk; Fred Saradin, Auditor; Nancy Champlin, City Assessor; Terry Schnell, Police Chief; Bob Bell, Fire Chief and Tom Windus, Director of Public Works


5.      COMMITTEE REPORTS AND UNFINISHED COUNCIL BUSINESS

Report from the Committee of the Whole on PL#06-12, to reduce the Fire Department Budget by $100,000, in the preliminary budget submitted to the Common Council on February 7, 2012. Committee recommends approval. Referred to City Attorney for resolution.

Report from Committee of the Whole on PL#02-12, to accept the vehicle purchased, in good condition, by the Airport Support Group to be used as a crew car by pilots at the Olean Airport. Committee recommends approval. Referred to City Attorney for resolution.

Report from the Finance Committee on the authorization of a Capital Fund expenditure from Fund 102 in the amount of $26,553 to cover the cost of a new police vehicle.  Authorization was approved.


6.                  COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR

Special Proclamation for Women's History Month, Month of March 2012
7.                  MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS



8.                  CITY OFFICIAL REPORTS

Monthly Report and Cash Flow Analysis of the City Auditor, Month ended February 29, 2012

Quarterly Report and Cash Flow Analysis of the City Auditor, Nine Months ended February 29, 2012


9.                  PROPOSED LEGISLATION & REFERRALS

PL#07-12: (Witte) to authorize the Mayor to sign a continuing agreement between the City of Olean and the State of New York in connection with Federal Operating Assistance for the Olean Area Transit System

PL#08-12: (Morgan) to install a street light on National Grid pole #31 located on Wayne Street near the entrance of Dresser-Rand

PL#09-12: (Witte) to authorize Mayor Witte to sign & enter into a Shared Services Agreement with the Town of Olean for the period 3/1/12-6/30/16, said Agreement to provide a cost-effective way of providing services by the sharing of machinery, equipment and supplies 


10.              PUBLIC COMMENT/INPUT (5 MINUTE LIMIT PER SPEAKER)



11.              FINANCE-BILLS



12.              RESOLUTIONS


RESOLUTION #06-12
PL #02-12

By Alderman Smith Seconded by Alderman Kamery

resolution to accept a vehicle purchased by the airport support group to be used as a “crew car” at the olean airport

whereas the Airport Support Group (hereinafter "ASG") and the City of Olean (hereinafter "City") are desirous of providing a more hospitable and enjoyable experience for visiting pilots at the Olean Airport, and

whereas there has been an identified need for short term, local ground transportation for visiting pilots during the time they are utilizing the Olean Airport.

now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Common Council hereby authorizes the Mayor to enter a contract for a term of one year with the Airport Support Group whereby the ASG has agreed to purchase and donate to the City a vehicle, said vehicle to be approved by the City’s designee prior to acceptance, to be used by incoming pilots, for transportation from the Olean Airport to local business establishments;

be it further resolved, that the Mayor is authorized to make administrative changes or updates of such agreement during the one year term as may be necessary to give effect to the intentions of the Common Council and the ASG under the contract.

resolved, that this resolution shall take effect immediately.




13.              ADJOURNMENT

















REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


1.      ROLL-CALL


2.      INVOCATION


3.      PLEDGE


4.                  READING, CORRECTING, AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING:

“The Regular Meeting of the Olean Common Council was held on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 7:40 p.m.”

PRESENT:      Aldermen Brady, Kamery, Keller, Finch, Smith and Morgan

ABSENT:       Alderman McLaughlin

OFFICIALS: Alexander Utecht, City Clerk; Fred Saradin, Auditor; Wendy Peterson, City Attorney; Nancy Champlin, City Assessor; and Tom Windus, Director of Public Works


5.      COMMITTEE REPORTS AND UNFINISHED COUNCIL BUSINESS

Report from the Committee of the Whole on PL#111-11, to amend the rental fee of Gargoyle Park offering a lower rent for wedding parties – rental fee $250. Committee recommends approval. Referred to City Attorney for resolution.

Report from the Public Safety Committee on PL#71-11, to amend the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 13, Article IV, Division 1, to create additional provisions with regards to second hand dealers. Committee recommends approval. Referred to the Committee of the Whole for Tuesday, March 13.

Report from the Youth and Recreation Committee on PL#05-12, to extend the contract with DigiTek for 45 days. Item was pulled.


6.                  COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR




7.                  MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS

Application for a liquor license, Round 2 Bar and Grill, 2601 West State Street

Application for a liquor license, Don’s Friendly Tavern, 516 West State Street


8.                  CITY OFFICIAL REPORTS

Monthly Report of the City Auditor and Cash Flow Analysis for Month ended January 31, 2012


9.                  PROPOSED LEGISLATION & REFERRALS

PL#02-12: (Smith) to accept the vehicle purchased, in good condition, by the Airport Support Group to be used as a crew car by pilots at the Olean Airport

PL#03-12: (Witte) that the City of Olean Common Council, as Lead Agency under the New York State Environmental Review Act regulations, declares that based on the Environmental Record which has been prepared for the T-Hangar Taxilane Project at the Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport, the project will result in no major impacts and thus issues a Negative Declaration

PL#04-12: (Witte) that the City of Olean Common Council declares the reconstruction of East State Street from Front to King Streets an Unlisted Action and requests Lead Agency status for the purpose of Environmental Review under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act

PL#05-12: (Kamery) to extend the contract with DigiTek for 45 days (item pulled)

PL#06-12: (Brady) to reduce the Fire Department Budget by $100,000, or about 2.5% in the preliminary budget submitted to the Common Council on February 7, 2012. The savings will be used to reduce the tax rate by approximately 1.4%


10.              PUBLIC COMMENT/INPUT (5 MINUTE LIMIT PER SPEAKER)



11.              FINANCE-BILLS

By Alderman __________ Seconded by Alderman _____________

The Auditor has processed bills and claims against the City of Olean as per list submitted to each Alderman and recommends payment thereof.

whereas, the Auditor has presented to the Common Council, bills and claims against the City of Olean totaling $789,533.23 for the budget and recommends payment thereof,

now, therefore, be it resolved, that the same be and are hereby audited and allowed, and the Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to draw warrants for the payment thereof at the amounts set opposite each respective claim.


12.              RESOLUTIONS


RESOLUTION# 03-12
PL#111-11

            By Alderman Kamery Seconded by Alderman Finch

resolution to establish a wedding party rental fee of gargoyle park

whereas, the City of Olean wishes to establish a rental fee of Gargoyle Park for wedding parties, and

whereas, through offering a lower rental rate for wedding parties the City of Olean hopes to increase the interest in use of City parks.

now, therefore, be it resolved, that the City of Olean hereby establishes and initiates the following rental fees for the use of Gargoyle Park for wedding parties:

Gargoyle Park:
            Rental                          Wedding                                 $250
                                                Set-up/Tear-down                   $100                                                                                        Security Deposit                     $200                                                   
Groups over 300 Trash Disposal Fee                                      $200
                                                           
it is further resolved, that this resolution will be effective immediately.


RESOLUTION #04‑12
PL #03-12

By Alderman ____________ Seconded by Alderman _______________

resolution authorizing the olean common council to act as lead agent under new york state environmental quality review regulations in connection with the t-hangar taxilane project and issues a negative declaration

whereas, the Olean Common Council authorized the Mayor to act on behalf of the City of Olean in all matters related to State assistance for these projects, is authorized to sign and submit said applications, execute the Grant Agreements, request State advances and reimbursements, submit project documentation, and otherwise act for the applicant in all matters related to project funding and to State assistance by Resolution 80-11 approved October 25, 2011; and

whereas, on December 8, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the City of Olean has been awarded, through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, $630,000 for T-Hangar Taxilane Project at the Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport; and

whereas, in accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Regulations, the Common Council intends to act as Lead Agency for said State sponsored project in accordance with the requirements of each of the funding agencies.

now, therefore be it resolved, that the City of Olean Common Council, as Lead Agency under the New York State Environmental Review Act regulations, declares that based on the Environmental Record which has been prepared for the T-Hangar Taxilane Project at the Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport, the project will result in no major impacts and thus issues a Negative Declaration

it is resolved, that this resolution will be effective immediately.


RESOLUTION #05‑12
PL #04-12

By Alderman ____________ Seconded by Alderman __________

resolution authorizing olean common council as lead agency for the purpose of environmental review under the new york state environmental quality review act and declares the reconstruction of east state street from front to king streets an unlisted action

whereas, the Olean Common Council authorized the Mayor to act on behalf of the City of Olean in all matters related to State assistance for these projects, is authorized to sign and submit said applications, execute the Grant Agreements, request State advances and reimbursements, submit project documentation, and otherwise act for the applicant in all matters related to project funding and to State assistance by Resolution 80-11 approved October 25, 2011; and

whereas, on December 8, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the City of Olean has been awarded, through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, $1,000,000 to reconstruct East State Street (NYS Route 417); and

whereas, in accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Regulations, the Common Council intends to act as Lead Agency for said State sponsored project in accordance with the requirements of each of the funding agencies.

now, therefore be it resolved, that the City of Olean Common Council declares the reconstruction of East State Street from Front to King Streets an Unlisted Action and requests Lead Agency status for the purpose of Environmental Review under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act.

it is resolved, that this resolution will be effective immediately.




13.              ADJOURNMENT


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE



Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 6:30 P.M.

Council Chambers – Olean Municipal Building


AGENDA


1.     PL#06-12: (Brady) to reduce the Fire Department Budget by $100,000, or about 2.5% in the preliminary budget submitted to the Common Council on February 7, 2012. The savings will be used to reduce the tax rate by approximately 1.4%

2.     PL#02-12: (Smith) to accept the vehicle purchased, in good condition, by the Airport Support Group to be used as a crew car by pilots at the Olean Airport

3.     PL#03-12: (Witte) that the City of Olean Common Council, as Lead Agency under the New York State Environmental Review Act regulations, declares that based on the Environmental Record which has been prepared for the T-Hangar Taxilane Project at the Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport, the project will result in no major impacts and thus issues a Negative Declaration

4.     PL#04-12: (Witte) that the City of Olean Common Council declares the reconstruction of East State Street from Front to King Streets an Unlisted Action and requests Lead Agency status for the purpose of Environmental Review under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act

5.     Review of the Water Fund portion of the 2012-2013 Preliminary Budget

6.     Public Comment.

7.     Adjournment








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