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									                                       COMMON COUNCIL                                        (5/10)
                                             of the
                                       CITY OF SYRACUSE

                                  REGULAR MEETING - MAY 9, 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 Reverend Chester Seals, of A Place to Pray Church of
       God in Christ, Syracuse, New York)

    3. Roll Call - (All Present - 8; Councilor Brownson resigned May 1, 2005)

    4. Minutes - April 25, 2005 - (Adopted; 8-0)

    5. Public Hearing - Relative to Agenda Item #12, “Annual Estimate - For the City of
       Syracuse and the Syracuse City School District for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2005-
       June 30, 2006.” (Public Hearing held on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 5:30 P.M.)(Maria
       Johnson, Peggy Liuzzi, Pamela Percival)

        Public Hearing - Relative to Agenda Item #17, “Abandon - A portion, approximately
        26’ (21’) x 290’, of the 200 block of Tracy Street. Visions Federal Credit Union,
        applicant.” (Public Hearing held on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 1:00 P.M.)(Charles
        Ingram, Francis DeTareo, Ken Ackerman)

    6. Petitions - (none)

    7. Committee Reports - (Public Safety (Veteran’s Affairs)

    8. Communications - (none)

    9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERED:


    BY COUNCILOR SEALS, PRESIDENT GONZÁLEZ AND COUNCILORS RYAN,
    MINER, ROBINSON, MASTERPOLE, WAELDER AND SIMMONS:

 H a. Amend - The Revised General Ordinances of the City of Syracuse, as amended, to H
        create a new Chapter 50, entitled, “City of Syracuse Living Wage Ordinance.”

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        NEW BUSINESS
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   BY PRESIDENT GONZÁLEZ:

WD10. Resolution - Approving the Appointment of Various Persons as Commissioners of WD
        Deeds for 2005-2006.
     BY COUNCILOR RYAN:

    11. Application & Agreement - To and with the US Department of Justice under the
8-0     Gang Resistance Education and Training 2005 Grant Program for funds in an 155
        amount not to exceed $46,436 for partial reimbursement of salaries for the four City
        of Syracuse Police Officers who run the program and the expenses of sending those
        officers to the 2005 National Youth Gang Symposium, as well as the purchase of
        classroom supplies. No additional City funds required.


     BY COUNCILOR MINER:

    12. Annual Estimate - For the City of Syracuse and the Syracuse City School District for
7-1     the Fiscal Year July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006. (Public Hearing held on Thursday, May 156
        5, 2005 at 5:30 P.M.)
DeFrancisco
    13. Amend - The Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement with the City of Syracuse, the
8-0     City of Syracuse Industrial Development Agency and Atrium Associates, LLC. to 157
        extend the term for an additional five years, from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2010,
        and replace the payment schedule as detailed in Exhibit “B” Amended.

    14. Authorize - The Department of Assessment to retain appraiser (Gus Joseph - 223
8-0     W. Colvin St., 1125 E. Fayette St., 213 & 321 Apple St., 519 & 523 Richmond Ave., 158
        106 Pond Ln., 826 S. West St., 1202 Willis Ave., 613 Tallman St., 214 W. Castle St.,
        252 Huntley St., 101 Wood Ave., 2850 S. Salina St., 162 Bishop Ave., 325 Palmer
        Ave., 140 Seymour St., 1062 W. Onondaga St., 166 Nelson St. and 173 Woodbine
        Ave.)

    15. Authorize - The Department of Assessment to retain Harlan LaVine Real Estate to
8-0     appraise the property at 753 James Street for property tax litigation for Tax Years 159
        1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05 and
        2005/06. Total cost not to exceed $4,500 for a limited format appraisal, or $6,500 for
        a complete trial ready appraisal, and $135 per hour for trial preparation and
        testimony.

    16. Correct Tax Rolls - (424 Grant Ave., 701-707 West St. S., and 1012-1014 Oak St.) 160
8-0     For various charges for Tax Years 2005/06.


     BY COUNCILOR ROBINSON:

    17. Abandon - A portion, approximately 21’ x 290’, of the 200 block of Tracy Street.
8-0     Visions Federal Credit Union, applicant. (Public Hearing held on Monday, May 9, 161
        2005 at 1:00 P.M.)




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    18. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
8-0     as 2039 Lodi Street and Union Place, a wood house, to Talisha Whaley-Awaye for 162
        the total sum of $4,400.

    19. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
H       as 1202 Willis Avenue to Emerson Avenue, an irregular vacant lot, to Yenny Family, H
        LLC for the total sum of $10,419.

    20. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
8-0     as 216-218 W. Castle Street, an angular vacant lot, to Lee and Doris Knighton for 163
        the total sum of $1,300.


    BY COUNCILOR MASTERPOLE:

    21. Agreement - With Rothschild Development Corporation for parking in the 164
8-0     Madison/Irving Parking Garage as per Schedule “A”.

    22. Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of the City of
H       Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the 2005/2006 Unimproved Street H
        Program (Slurry Seal). Total amount not to exceed $475,000.

    23. Authorize - The 2005/2006 Unimproved Street Program (Slurry Seal) for the streets
H       listed on Appendix “A”, cost thereof to be charged to the premises fronting thereon. H
        Charge to the proceeds from the sale of bonds of the City of Syracuse, on behalf of
        the Department of Public Works. Total cost not to exceed $475,000. (Public
        Hearing to be held on Monday, May 23, 2005 at 1:00 P.M.)

    24. Advertise Public Hearing - Relative to the 2005/2006 Sweeping and Flushing
8-0     Program. Total cost not to exceed $947,864. (Public Hearing to be held on Monday, 165
        June 6, 2005 at 1:00 P.M.)

    25. Authorize - The 2005/2006 Sweeping and Flushing Program, for the streets listed on
H       Appendix “A”, cost thereof to be charged to the premises fronting thereon, on behalf H
        of the Department of Public Works. Total cost not to exceed $947,864. (Public
        Hearing to be held on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 1:00 P.M.)

    26. Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of the City of
8-0     Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the 2005/2006 Central Business District 166
        Streetscape/Sidewalk Improvement Program. Total amount not to exceed $150,000.

    27. Authorize - The 2005/2006 Central Business District Streetscape/Sidewalk
8-0     Improvement Program, on behalf of the Department of Public Works. Total cost not 167
        to exceed $150,000.




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    28. Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of the City of
8-0     Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the 2005/2006 City Owned Sidewalk 168
        Improvement Program. Total amount not to exceed $350,000.

    29. Authorize - The 2005/2006 City Owned Sidewalk Improvement Program, on behalf
8-0     of the Department of Public Works. Total cost not to exceed $350,000.        169
    30. Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of the City of
8-0     Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the 2005/2006 Assessable Sidewalk/Right 170
        of Way Improvement Program. Total amount not to exceed $655,000.

    31. Authorize - The 2005/2006 Assessable Sidewalk/Right of Way Improvement
8-0     Program, cost thereof to be charged to the premises fronting thereon. Charge to the 171
        proceeds from the sale of bonds of the City of Syracuse, on behalf of the
        Department of Public Works. Total cost not to exceed $655,000.

    32. Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of the City of
8-0     Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the Energy Retrofit Measures Project in 172
        DPW facilities. Total amount not to exceed $155,600.

    33. Authorize - The Energy Retrofit Measures Project in DPW facilities, which is
8-0     expected to save $101,786 annually in energy costs, with approximately $34,000 173
        NYSERDA funding, on behalf of the Department of Engineering. Total cost not to
        exceed $155,600.

    34. Approve - SEQR Findings of a Negative Declaration regarding the Creekwalk 174
8-0     Project, PIN 3752.99.

    35. Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of the City of
8-0     Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the Creekwalk Project. Total amount not to 175
        exceed $810,000. Previous Bond Ord. #409-98 for $205,000 and Bond Ord. #98-00
        for $989,111. Total bonding amount not to exceed $2,004,111.

    36. Authorize - The Creekwalk Project, on behalf of the Department of Engineering.
8-0     Total cost not to exceed $2,004,111. Total estimated project amount of $7,504,111. 176

    37. Agreement - With NYS DOT for the Right-of Way Acquisition Phase of the
8-0     Creekwalk Project, on behalf of the Department of Engineering. Total cost not to 177
        exceed $800,000, with 80% Federal Transportation Improvement Program
        reimbursement.

    38. Amend - Ord. #99 (3/13/00), “Authorize - Design Phases I-IV of the Creekwalk
8-0     Project and authorizing an agreement with the NYS DOT. Total cost not to exceed 178
        $1,194,111, with 80% Federal Transportation Improvement Program and 15% NYS
        DOT reimbursement.” Amend total cost not to exceed $1,204,111 with 80% Federal
        Transportation Improvement Program reimbursement and previous funding from
        Bond Ord. #409-98 for $205,000 and Bond Ord. #98-00 for $989,111.

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    39. Agreement - With CSX Transportation, Inc. for the City to reimburse CSX for Right-
8-0     of Way costs associated with the review of CSX owned property necessary for the 179
        Creekwalk Project. Total cost not to exceed $10,000.

    40. Approve - SEQR Findings of a Negative Declaration regarding the Grant 180
8-0     Blvd./Fordham Road Area Sewer Improvement Project.

    41. Approve - SEQR Findings of a Negative Declaration regarding the Valley Drive Area 181
8-0     Sewer Improvement Project.


    BY COUNCILOR WAELDER:

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

    43. Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of the City of
8-0     Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the architectural services and construction 182
        of the roof replacement at Huntington School. Total amount not to exceed
        $1,000,000.

    44. Authorize - The architectural services and construction of the roof replacement at 183
8-0     Huntington School. Total cost not to exceed $1,000,000.

    45. Agreement - With Bell & Spina PC, Inc. to provide architectural services for design
8-0     and construction for the roof replacement at Huntington School. Total cost not to 184
        exceed $100,500.

    46. Amend - Ord. #332 (6/18/01), “Agreement - With Bell & Spina PC, Inc. to provide
8-0     architectural services for the Ed Smith School roof replacement and playfields. Total 185
        cost not to exceed $134,000.” Amend to increase services at the additional cost of
        $20,321. Total cost not to exceed $154,321, funded from Bond Ord. #161-00.

    47. Amend - Ord. #86 (3/11/02), “Agreement - With Carl Jahn & Associates to provide
8-0     architectural services for the Corcoran High School “A” Building roof replacement 186
        and athletic field. Total cost not to exceed $489,400.” Amend to increase services at
        the additional cost of $34,830. Total cost not to exceed $524,230, funded from Bond
        Ord. #161-00, Bond Ord. #50-01 and Bond Ord. #19-02.


    BY COUNCILOR SEALS:

    48. Accept - From the Community Events Program Grant, a donation in the amount of
8-0     $2,000 to be used to offset costs associated with the Memorial Day Weekend 187
        Concert to be held in Clinton Square on May 29, 2005.



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      49. Accept - From the Syracuse Fire Department Employees Federal Credit Union, a
 7-0      donation in the amount of $500 to be used for expenses associated with the Silver 188
Abstain-  and Gold Gala to be held at the West Side Senior Center on May 17, 2005.
Ryan
    50. Agreement - With Arnal Photography for the period of December 1, 2004-June 30,
8-0     2005, on behalf of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs. Total 189
        cost not to exceed $5,000. The Mayor has waived the RFP Process.

    51. Amend - Ord. #540 (10/25/04), “Authorize - The Department of Parks, Recreation
8-0     and Youth Programs to provide music programming at various senior and youth 190
        centers and other public programs through April 30, 2005. Total cost not to exceed
        $10,000 to be charged to the Recreation (contracted services) account.” Amend the
        date to June 30, 2005.”


       BY COUNCILOR SEALS & COUNCILOR SIMMONS, PRESIDENT GONZÁLEZ & ALL
       COUNCILORS:

    52. Authorize - Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs to release the
8-0     proceeds of $12,000 from the Mayor’s Roundball Classic in the amount of $3,000 to 191
        each of the Athletic Programs at Corcoran, Fowler, Henninger and Nottingham High
        Schools for their athletic programs.


     BY COUNCILOR SIMMONS:

    53. Grant Agreement - With the FAA and NYS DOT for the Noise Mitigation - School
8-0     Sound Insulation Phase V (Roxboro Road Middle School Phase II and St. Rose of 192
        Lima Phase I Design). Total cost not to exceed $3,738,496, with 95% ($3,551,572)
        FAA funding and 2.5% ($93,462) NYS DOT funding and 2.5% ($93,462) from the
        Aviation Enterprise Fund.

                                                               Syracuse Common Council
                                                                   Adjourned at 1:35 P.M.




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