CITY OF SYRACUSE
REGULAR MEETING - NOVEMBER 5, 2012
1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag - (Led by Hon. Van B. Robinson, President of the
Syracuse Common Council)
2. Invocation - (Delivered by Father Linus DeSantis of Alibrandi Catholic Center, Syracuse
University and SUNY ESF)
3. Roll Call - (All Present - 9)
4. Minutes - October 22, 2012 - (Adopted 9-0)
5. Petition - (Signed by 44 Park Avenue neighborhood residents in favor of assigning
grant money from Assemblyman Magnarelli for a gazebo in Leavenworth Park)
6. Committee Reports - (Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs; Public Works (D.P.W &
Transportation); Finance, Taxation & Assessment)
7. Communications - (From Hon Stephanie Miner, Mayor, Local Law #6-2012 was
rejected and returned due to a technical procedural defect)
BY PRESIDENT ROBINSON:
8. Resolution - Approving the Appointment of Various Persons as Commissioners of
9-0 Deeds for 2013 - 2014. 37-R
BY COUNCILOR JOY:
9. Agreement - With the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. relative to the
9-0 administration of the Downtown Special Assessment Program, for the period of July 1, 569
2012 through June 30, 2013. The special assessment is $850,000.
10. Agreement - With Harbridge Consulting Group for GASB 45 Actuarial Services related
9-0 to the City’s required compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board 570
Statement No. 45 relating to employer accounting of non-pension post-retirement
benefits, for the period of four one-year periods beginning July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2016
with one 2-year renewal option with the approval of the Mayor and the Common
Council. Total cost for the 4-year period not to exceed $47,000.
11. Approve - Compromise Settlement of Claim - Stephanie Irving-Linton vs. City of
9-0 Syracuse, et al. Settlement amount $205,000 from Account #01.19300.0.00 - 571
Judgments and Claims.
12. Authorize - The Department of Assessment to retain appraisers (William Anderson -
9-0 742 Butternut St., 207 Grace St., 1631 S. Salina St. - Patrick O’Connor - 404, 410 Craig 572
13. Authorize - The Department of Assessment to retain Stropp Appraisal to appraise the
9-0 property located at 2648 South Salina Street for property tax litigation for Tax Years 573
2011/12. 2012/13 and 2013/14. Total cost not to exceed $3,800 for a summary report,
$6,800 for a self-contained trial ready report, $130 per hour for trial preparations for
testimony and $180 for trial testimony.
14. Correct Tax Rolls (710-730 S. Crouse Ave., 310-312 Holland St., 603 Tully St.) For
9-0 various charges for Tax Year 2012/13. 574
15. Amend - Ord. #597 (12/06/10), “Purchase w/c/b - From IPT, LLC d/b/a Paylock for
9-0 payment services and booting equipment relative to parking ticket enforcement for the 575
period of three years with 2 two-year renewal options. Total cost not to exceed $50 per
boot application plus 15% of the parking fines collected based on the application of the
boot and authorize the first two-year renewal option for the period of December 1, 2010
- November 30, 2012.” Amend to authorize the second two-year renewal option for the
period of December 1, 2012 - November 30, 2014 for 15% of the parking fines and the
motorist will be charged the additional $50 per immobilization fee.
16. Amend - Ord. #140 (03/26/12), “Purchase w/c/b - From Electronic Data Collection
9-0 Corporation (EDC) annual support for the City’s AIMS software program for the period 576
of one year with four one-year renewal options, on behalf of the Department of
Finance/Bureau of Parking Violations. Total annual cost not to exceed $21,000 and
authorize the third renewal option for January 1, 2012-December 31, 2012. Total cost
not to exceed $21,000.” Amend to authorize the fourth renewal option for the period of
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013. Total cost not to exceed $21,000 - $15,000 for
the licenses and $6,000 for data import and export support.
17. Transfer Funds - From General Fund Account #01.06.393.05 in the amount of
WD $200,000 to Syracuse Urban Renewal Agency Revolving Payroll Fund to finance the bi- WD
weekly payroll costs.
BY COUNCILOR KESSNER:
18. Special Permit - To approve a permit modification for a restaurant located at 330 and
H 344 North Salina Street and 506-524 Pearl Street. Seven people spoke in favor and two H
people spoke in opposition to the proposal. The Planning Commission granted a sign
waiver to allow for an existing roof sign and off-street parking spaces from 48 to 10.
Abdalaader Mansour, applicant. Barbieri Real Estate, LLC, owner.
19. Special Permit - To approve a restaurant located at 701, 705, 709 and 713-729 West
9-0 Fayette Street and 106 and 108 Tioga Street. No one spoke either in favor of or in Gen.
opposition to the proposal. The Planning Commission granted two waivers pertaining to #33
sidewalk landscape treatment areas and off-street parking spaces from 41 to 36.
Charles Blackman, applicant. Stefan Talev, owner.
20. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as
9-0 550 Cortland Avenue, a vacant lot, to Nuria Balsinde for the total sum of $1,925. 577
21. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as
9-0 2320 Grant Boulevard, a wood house and garage, to Binh Pham for the total sum of 578
22. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as
9-0 434 James Street, unfinished apartments, to Radha Krishna Corp. for the total sum of 579
23. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as
9-0 119 Trinity Place, a wood house and garage, to James Proietti for the total sum of 580
24. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as
9-0 1160-1162 W. Onondaga Street, a vacant lot, to Mirian Perez for the total sum of 581
25. Sell - Through the Vacant Structure for Non-Profits Program, all right, title and interest
H of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as 1631 S. Salina Street, a wood H
house and unfinished garage, to Syracuse Model Neighborhood Corp. for the total sum
BY COUNCILOR DENNO:
26. Application & Agreement - To and with the U.S. Department of Justice, 2012 Project
9-0 Safe Neighborhoods, for funds in an amount not to exceed $113,740 to be used by the 582
Syracuse Police Department for overtime pay for law enforcement personnel to
increase security through street saturation and narcotics and parole/probation details.
No local match is required.
27. Application & Agreement - To and with the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the FY
9-0 2012 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant for funds in an amount not to exceed $3,493 to 583
be used by the Syracuse Police Department to purchase National Institute of Justice
compliant armored vests. No local match is required.
28. Application & Agreement - To and with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice
9-0 Services for a 2012 Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention grant for 584
funds in an amount not to exceed $38,500 to be used by the Syracuse Police
Department for overtime pay for law enforcement personnel in the investigation of
stolen vehicles, seminars and training. No local match is required.
29. Purchase w/c/b - From Remotec, one COFDM 5 Watt Hybrid Radio System (wireless)
9-0 and one Power Supply Upgrade Kit on behalf of the Syracuse Police Department. Total 585
cost not to exceed $43,775 from Grant Budget Account #02.04540.0.000.
BY COUNCILOR HUDSON:
30. Appropriate Funds - From 2012/2013 Unallocated Cash Capital Account
8-1 #07.01101.0.000 in the amount of $325,000 to the Department of Public Works 586
Denno 2012/2013 Parking Garage Rehabilitation/Security Improvements cash capital account.
31. Appropriate Funds - From 2012/2013 Sweeping and Flushing Account #09.00527.0.000
9-0 in the amount of $370,000 to purchase one sweeper ($150,000), one 10-wheel dump 587
truck ($190,000) and one pickup truck with plow equipment ($30,000) on behalf of the
Department of Public Works.
BY COUNCILOR DOUGHERTY:
32. Agreement - With the Center for Community Design and Research, for professional
9-0 services relative to a Community Engagement Component at Lower Onondaga Park to 588
include workshops and educational modules for the period of January 1, 2013 through
May 31, 2013, on behalf of the Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs.
Total cost not to exceed $10,000 from Account #07.00379.0.008. The Mayor has
waived the RFP Process.
33. Amend - Ord. #129 (03/28/11), “Appropriate Funds - From 2010/2011 Cash Capital
WD Account #07.01101.0.000 the amount of $100,000 (from the $400,000 for Park Facility WD
Improvements) to an account to be designated by the Commissioner of Finance for the
Burnet Park Ice Rink Enclosure. A grant of $285,000 from the US HUD Development
Initiative-Special Projects Grant has been secured by Onondaga County and an
Intermunicipal Agreement has been authorized. Total project cost not to exceed
$385,000.” Amend to allocate the remaining $94,281 to designate $18,000 to the
Leavenworth Gazebo project, $30,000, to the Kirk Park Trail project and $46,281 to the
playground at McKinley Park.
34. Appropriate Funds - From the 2012/13 Parks Department Capital Account in the
9-0 amount of $133,273 to an account to be determined by the Commissioner of Finance 589
for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs to be used for the
purchase of 2012/2013 Capital Equipment to include one 4x4 pick-up with plow
($37,023), one rotary mower ($25,000), thirty XTL 1500 Dash Mount Radios ($71,250).
35. Authorize - Payment to Daniel Case for services at the Parks, Recreation & Youth
9-0 Programs annual Breakfast with Santa on December 2, 2012, at Pensabene’s Casa 590
Grande and at the annual Festival of Lights event on December 7-8 and December 14-
15, 2012. Total cost not to exceed $575 from Winter Celebrations Account
(SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA – NOVEMBER 5, 2012)
WAIVER OF THE RULES REQUIRED TO INTRODUCE:
BY COUNCILOR BARRETT:
36. Amend - Ord. #660 (12/19/11), “Agreement - With the American Red Cross of Central
9-0 New York and the Onondaga County Health Department for the purchase and 591
operation of an Emergency Response/Public Health Resource Response Trailer that
will serve the needs of the American Red Cross and the Central New York Metropolitan
Medical Response System region during public health emergencies. The Red Cross will
take official possession and is responsible for registration, maintenance, storage,
security and repairs. Total cost not to exceed $57,000 to be charged to MMRS FY 2008
and MMRS FY 2009 funds authorized by Ord. #358-08 and Ord. #363-2009.” Amend to
increase the total cost not to exceed from $57,000 to $75,000. The bids that were
received were higher than the original cost not to exceed.
BY COUNCILOR KESSNER, PRESIDENT ROBINSON & COUNCILORS JOY, DENNO,
BARRETT, HOGAN, DOUGHERTY & MAROUN:
37. Local Law - Of the City of Syracuse to amend Local Law #17 (09/17/90), “Local Law of
T the City of Syracuse, relative to Fair Practices forbidding discrimination based on T
sexual or affectional preference or orientation.” Amend to expand protections based on
actual or perceived sex or gender identity or expression.
BY COUNCILOR MAROUN:
38. Local Law - Of the City of Syracuse to amend Local Law 7-1992 regarding the Board of
T Ethics and the annual statement of financial disclosure to reflect the changes and T
additions in City Departments, positions and include the boards that should now be
subject to financial disclosure.
Syracuse Common Council
Adjourned 1:20 P.M.