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                                        COMMON COUNCIL
                                              of the
                                        CITY OF SYRACUSE

                                  REGULAR MEETING MARCH 28, 2005

                                             1:00 P.M.

    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag - (Led by the Hon. Bethaida González, President of
       the Syracuse Common Council)

    2. Invocation - (Delivered by Pastor Turner from the Bethany Baptist Church, Syracuse,
       New York)

    3. Roll Call - (All Present - 9)

    4. Minutes - March 14, 2005 - (Adopted; 9-0)

    5. Public Hearing - Relative to Agenda Item #30, “Abandon - A portion of the 500 block
       of Jackson Street. Syracuse Housing Authority, applicant.” (Public Hearing held on
       Monday, March 28, 2005 at 1:00 P.M.)(IN FAVOR - Fred Murphy, Christine
       González, Craig Corriders; IN OPPOSITION - Natalie Faltyn, Ahtia Hawkins, Charles
       Pierce, Mazzie Terry, Lakisha Maynor)

        Public Hearing - Relative to Agenda Item #31, “Abandon - A portion of the 900-1000
        block of South McBride Street. Syracuse Housing Authority, applicant.” (Public
        Hearing held on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 1:00 P.M.) (IN FAVOR - Fred Murphy;
        IN OPPOSITION - Charles Pierce, Walter Eiland, Natalie Faltyn)

    6. Petitions - (none)

    7. Committee Reports - (none)

    8. Communications - (From Kevin M. Gilligan, Costello, Cooney and Fearon, PLLC,
       accepting terms and conditions of Ord. #66 (2/28/05) on behalf of St. Joseph’s
       Hospital; From Mr. & Mrs. Tony Pappalardo accepting terms and conditions of Ord.
       #32 (1/24/05)

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        NEW BUSINESS
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   BY PRESIDENT GONZÁLEZ:

9-0 9. Resolution - Approving the Appointment of Various Persons as Commissioners of 15-R
        Deeds for 2005-2006.
    BY COUNCILOR BROWNSON:

    10. Amend - Ord. #222 (5/19/03), “Agreement with North East Appraisals & Management
9-0     Co., Inc. to provide a real estate market study and appraisal services for the 95
        Skaneateles Lake Watershed Land Protections Program to be completed on April 29,
        2005, on behalf of the Department of Water. Total cost not to exceed $50,000.”
        Amend to extend the completion date to April 29, 2007. All other terms and
        conditions remain the same.

    11. Application & Agreement - To and with the Commodity Credit Corporation, U.S.
9-0     Department of Agriculture, for funds in an amount not to exceed $710,000 to allow 96
        the Water Department to place seven parcels in the Skaneateles Lake watershed
        into conservation easements to perpetually restrict development rights on farmland.
        The 50% City match of $355,000 to be charged to account #05.00072.0.000.


    BY COUNCILOR RYAN:

    12. Application & Agreement - To and with the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
9-0     under the TraCS-Electronic Ticket and Accident Report Project for funds in an 97
        amount not to exceed $87,455 for the purchase of computer equipment for the
        automation of traffic tickets and accident reports for the period of one year. No
        additional City funds are required.

    13. Application & Agreement - To and with the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
9-0     under the Traffic Safety Advisory Board Annual Awards Program for funds in an 98
        amount not to exceed $1,100 for an awards program breakfast to recognize local
        individuals who have contributed to the education and enforcement of traffic
        regulations. The remaining funds are to be used for registration fees for the NY
        Highway Safety Conference. No additional City funds are required.

    14. Application & Agreement - To and with the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
9-0     under the Child Passenger Safety Program for funds in an amount not to exceed 99
        $10,500 for the purchase of equipment for car seat check up events and a fitting
        station, for the period of one year. No additional City funds are required.

    15. Application & Agreement - To and with the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
9-0     under the Buckle Up New York Program for funds in an amount not to exceed 100
        $24,000 to reimburse the City for overtime paid to law enforcement personnel during
        the Buckle Up Campaign, for the period of one year. No additional City funds are
        required.

    16. Application & Agreement - To and with the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
9-0     under the S.T.E.P. to Reduce Unsafe Driving Behaviors Program for funds in an 101
        amount not to exceed $13,083, to purchase Traffic Enforcement equipment and
        reimburse the City for overtime for law enforcement personnel working as Traffic
        Enforcers, for the period of one year. No additional City funds are required.
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    17. Application & Agreement - To and with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
9-0     under the Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Program for funds in 102
        an amount not to exceed $121,535 to purchase equipment and to reimburse the City
        for overtime for law enforcement who investigate stolen vehicles, inspect repair
        facilities and assist other agencies in auto theft and insurance fraud. The remaining
        funds are to be used for the Auto Theft Investigators Conference and NYS auto
        theft/insurance fraud seminars. No additional City funds are required.

    18. Application & Agreement - To and with the U.S. Department of Justice for an Edward
9-0     Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, for funds in an amount not to exceed 103
        $205,089 to purchase laptop computers with docking stations and portable radios for
        Syracuse Police Department vehicles, for the period of four years and an
        intermunicipal agreement with Onondaga County, as required by the funding source,
        which splits the amounts to $114,050 for the City and $91,039 for the County. No
        additional City funds are required.

    19. Agreement - With the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of NY, the US
9-0     Marshal’s Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration, for the acquisition of the 104
        property located at 625 Otisco Street for use as a Police sub-Station, accept title
        upon its conveyance to the City and the payment of all expenses of the acquisition by
        the Syracuse Police Department.

    20. Amend - The Revised General Ordinances of the City of Syracuse, as amended,
9-0     Chapter 40, Sec. 40-16, entitled “Sound Reproduction” to apply to loud noise or Gen.
        music created in one apartment and disturbing the tenants of neighboring #16
        apartments.

    21. Amend - The Revised General Ordinances of the City of Syracuse, as amended,
9-0     Chapter 19, to authorize the increase of the Police Department roster of uniformed Gen.
        positions by ten. This increase will allow the City to hire a new recruit class of twenty- #17
        five to maintain the existing patrol division details including walking beats, to reduce
        overtime and to prepare for expected retirements.

    22. Lease Agreement - With Don-Al Realty for the property located at 406-410 State Fair
9-0     Blvd. for use as a supplemental abandoned car tow and auction lot for the period of 105
        eight months, on behalf of the Department of Police. Total cost not to exceed $1,000
        per month to be charged to account #01.31230.0.425.

    23. Purchase w/c/b - Two Police Canine Service Dogs, German Shepard Import
9-0     Canines, to be used for bomb detection, suspect/victim tracking and narcotics 106
        detection, on behalf of the Police Department. Total cost of $4,000 per dog, not to
        exceed $8,000, to be charged to account #07.00234.0.000.

    24. Purchase w/c/b - From Ludlum Measurements, Inc., health safety equipment for the
9-0     Metropolitan Medical Response System Grant, on behalf of the Bureau of Research. 107
        Total cost not to exceed $8,500, to be charged account #02.04265.0.000.



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      BY COUNCILOR MINER:

       25. Amend - Ord. #40 (2/1/05), “Authorize - An alternative allocation of payments-in-lieu-
 7-2       of-taxes for the Onondaga County Convention Center Hotel pursuant to General 108
Miner,     Municipal Law Section 858(15).” Amend to reflect an amended allocation in
Ryan       accordance with the City/County agreement to adjust the allocation based upon the
           prevailing wage requirements.

    26. Approve - Compromise Settlement of Claim - Allstate Insurance Company a/s/o 109
9-0     Jennifer McCaul vs. the City of Syracuse. Settlement amount $10,449.55.

    27. Authorize - The Commissioner of Finance to purchase a surety bond, securities and
9-0     bonds, or use a restricted fund (cash) to guarantee immediate payment of obligations 110
        under authorized agreements for the City employees’ health, medical, dental and/or
        vision contracts when required by such contract.

    28. Correct Tax Rolls - (240 Oneida St. & Adams St. and 121 Rider St.) For various 111
9-0     charges for Tax Years 2004/2005.

      29. Transfer Funds - Within the July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005 Syracuse City 112
9-0       Budget, mid year amendments, as detailed in Schedule “A”.


      BY COUNCILOR ROBINSON:

    30. Abandon - A portion of the 500 block of Jackson Street. Syracuse Housing Authority, 113
8-1     applicant. (Public Hearing held on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 1:00 P.M.)
Brownson
     31. Abandon - A portion of the 900-1000 block of South McBride Street. Syracuse
 8-1     Housing Authority, applicant. (Public Hearing held on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 114
Brownson 1:00 P.M.)


    32. Accept - Title to the property at 601-603 Craddock Street from Home Headquarters, 115
9-0     Inc. to be used as part of a new entrance to Elmwood Park for $1.00.

    33. Accept - Title to the property at 110 Elmwood Avenue & Craddock Street from Home 116
9-0     Headquarters, Inc. to be used as part of a new entrance to Elmwood Park for $1.00.

    34. Accept - Title to the property at 1201 South Geddes Street from Home Headquarters, 117
9-0     Inc. to be used for additional parking for the Mundy Branch Library for $1.00.


      BY COUNCILOR MASTERPOLE:

    35. Agreement - With Professional Health Services, Inc. to provide OSHA mandated
9-0     hearing tests for approximately 350 City Employees for the period of one year with 118
        the option of 2 additional one-year periods. Total cost not to exceed $7,500 to be
        charged to Public Works Operating Budget Account #01.14900.0.415.
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    36. Agreement - With Stearns & Wheler, LLC to provide engineering services to the
9-0     Department of Water related to rehabilitation and maintenance projects within the 119
        City water system. Total cost not to exceed $100,000, to be charged to the Water
        Department Operating Account #05.83110.0415.

    37. Amend Ord. #466 (9/22/03), “Agreement - With CH2M Hill, Inc. for review and
9-0     assessment of current management practices of the Department of Water. Total cost 120
        not to exceed $150,000.” Amend to provide additional professional water system
        management services for the period of one year with the option of 2 additional one-
        year periods, at an additional cost of $100,000. Total cost not to exceed $250,000.


    BY COUNCILOR WAELDER:

    38. Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of the City of Syracuse
9-0     to be used to defray the cost of the design and construction for the District Wide 121
        Technology Project - Phase II, on behalf of the Syracuse City School District. Total
        amount not to exceed $8,461,532.

    39. Authorize - The design and construction for the District Wide Technology Project -
9-0     Phase II, on behalf of the Syracuse City School District. Total cost not to exceed 122
        $14,534,496 with funding of $8,461,532 from bonds and $6,072,964 from the Federal
        E-Rate Program.

  40. Authorize - The use of the cumulative pouring rights licensing fees in the designated
H     fund balance in the amount of $1,080,000 to be used to provide additional H
      technology throughout the Syracuse City School District.


    BY COUNCILOR SEALS:

    41. Purchase w/c/b - From Hadeka Stone Corp., the Red Diamond Infield Mix for fiscal
9-0     year 2004/2005, on behalf of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth 123
        Programs. Total cost not to exceed $15,000 to be charged account #01.71100.0.405.

                                                              Syracuse Common Council
                                                                  Adjourned at 2:00 P.M.




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