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                                         COMMON COUNCIL
                                                of the
                                         CITY OF SYRACUSE

                                REGULAR MEETING - AUGUST 24, 2009

                                               1:00 P.M.


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

      2. Invocation - (Delivered by Sheila Muters, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse,
         New York)

      3. Roll Call - (All Present - 9)

      4. Minutes - August 3, 2009 - (Adopted 9-0)

      5. Public Hearing - Relative to Agenda Item #57 “Authorize - Professional Service
         Agreements with Key Bank and M&T Bank for Automated Teller Machine Services at
         Syracuse Hancock International Airport for the period of three years, August 1, 2009-
         July 31, 2012. Key Bank will pay rent in the amount of $1,850 per month and M&T
         will pay rent in the amount of $1.50 per transaction. (Public Hearing held on Monday,
         August 24, 2009 at 1:00 P.M.) (NO APPEARANCES)

      6. Petitions - (None)

      7. Committee Reports - (Airport)

      8. Communications - (none)

      9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERED:


      BY COUNCILOR JOY:

      a. Local Law - To amend Local Law #7(06/08/09), “Local Law - Of the City of Syracuse
9-0      to authorize the approval of Syracuse Packaging International as a regionally LL
         significant manufacturing project under the Empire Zone program. This designation
         has been preliminarily approved by the Empire State Development Corporation.”
         Amend to include the legal description of the Syracuse Packaging International
         property, S/B/L 001.01-15.1 and the assessment address of 837-935 Hiawatha Blvd.
         E. & Sixth.
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          NEW BUSINESS
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     BY PRESIDENT GONZÁLEZ:

  10. Resolution - Approving the Appointment of Various Persons as Commissioners of WD
WD    Deeds for 2009-2010.


     BY COUNCILOR JOY:

     11. Agreement - With Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA) for the
H        installation of one pay station at Plum Circle, 520 Plum Street. All revenue would go H
         to the City.


     BY COUNCILOR RYAN:

     12. Agreement - With Father Dennis Hayes, and Reverend Dr. David L. Tannyhill, Jr. for
Object-  services as Chaplains for the Police Department for the period of July 1, 2009-June T
Seals
         30, 2010. Total cost not to exceed $5,000 each.

    13. Agreement - With Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc. to provide mental
9-0     health and case management services to at-risk youth and their families through the 414
        VIP Program for the period of July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010. Total cost not to exceed
        $200,000 to be charged to VIPP account #01.19307.0.000.

    14. Amend - General Ord. #46 (12/18/06), “Amend - Chapter 11 of the Revised General Gen.
9-0     Ordinances of the City of Syracuse, as amended, to add a new article (12a) relative #24
        to the events of September 11, 2001 to authorize a supplemental benefits program
        for full-time City employees called up for active duty in the military reserve, through
        December 31, 2007.” Amend to extend the expiration date to December 31, 2010.

    15. Amend - Ord.#650 (12/22/08), “Authorize - Intermunicipal Agreement with Onondaga
9-0     County to develop and implement a metropolitan medical response system, for the 415
        period of 18 months, with funds secured from the US Department of Health and
        Human Services and allow the City to reimburse the County for personnel working on
        the MMRS grant program to include $60,000 for July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010
        (Ord.#267-07) and $60,000 for September 1, 2008-August 31, 2011 (Ord.#358-08).
        The MMRS program is funded by the NYS Office of Homeland Security.” Amend to
        increase the amount not to exceed from $60,000 to $160,000 in grant budget years
        2007, 2008 for reimbursement to Onondaga County for additional MMRS personnel.




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    16. Authorize - Intermunicipal Agreement with Onondaga County for the City projects
9-0     under the 2008/2009 NYS Office of Homeland Security Initiative Program. The City 416
        grant funds, paid via Onondaga County the grantee, will be used for a generator for
        the D.P.W. fuel island (approximately $400,000) and partially pay for the generator
        for the Public Safety Building (approximately $45,000) the balance to be paid from
        previously awarded SUASP grant Ord. #534 (09/24/07). Total grant amount not to
        exceed $450,000 for the period of thirty-six months. No local match is required.

    17. Amend - Ord. #632 (12/08/08), “Approve - Labor Agreement between the City of
9-0     Syracuse and the Syracuse Firefighters Association Local 280, IAFF for the period of 417
        January 1, 2008-December 31, 2010 to provide general wage increases.” Amend to
        adjust dental plan co-pays.


      BY COUNCILOR MINER:

      18. 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 vehicles as described in Appendix “A” on behalf 418
          of the Syracuse City School District. Total amount not to exceed $500,000.

    19. Authorize - The purchase of vehicles as described in Appendix “A”, to replace
9-0     existing vehicles to be sold at auction, on behalf of the Syracuse City School District. 419
        Total cost not to exceed $500,000.


      BY COUNCILOR ROBINSON:

    20. Amend - Planned Institutional District for property located at 1302 through 1431 East Gen.
9-0     Colvin Street, 1412 through 1500 Lancaster Avenue, 312 through 400 Heffenden #25
        Road and 242 Morningside Terrace to allow the lighting shut-off time at the 2 Lampe
        Athletic Complex-Football Practice Fields to be extended from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
        Syracuse University owner/applicant.

      21. Special Permit - For the modification of a restaurant and accessory parking on
H         properties located at 405, 409-411, 413 (415), 417-419, and (421-425) 429 North H
          State Street. Tino Marcoccia, owner/applicant.

      22. Sell - Through the Vacant Structure for Non-Profits Program, all right, title and
H         interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as 1631 S. Salina H
          Street, a wood house and unfinished garage, to Home Headquarters, Inc. for the
          total sum of $151.

    23. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
9-0     as 111 E. Kennedy Street, a vacant lot, to Walter C. Eiland for the total sum of 420
        $2,150.




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    24. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
9-0     as 113 E. Kennedy Street, a vacant lot, to Walter C. Eiland for the total sum of 421
        $1,750.

    25. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
9-0     as 414 Kirkpatrick Street & Steuban Street, an unfinished wood house, to Richard 422
        Knapp for the total sum of $12,350.

    26. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known   423
9-0     as 135 Mather Street, a wood house, to Deion D. Coker for the total sum of $12,375.

    27. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
9-0     as 135 Walrath Road, a wood house and unfinished garage, to Dennis Earl Tanner 424
        for the total sum of $11,375.

      28. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
9-0       as 226 W. Colvin Street, a wood house, to Jennifer O’Selmo for the total sum of 425
          $6,375.

      29. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
9-0       as 118-120 W. Lynhurst Avenue, a vacant lot, to Felicia C. Noel for the total sum of 426
          $1,125.

    30. Sell - All right, title and interest of the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known
9-0     as 617 W. Newell Street, an unfinished wood house, to Robert Kastler for the total          427
        sum of $6,875.

    31. Sell - Through the Small Residential Vacant Lot Program, all right, title and interest of
9-0     the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as 104 Alden Street Rear to Hava 428
        and Hamdija Tihic for the total sum of $200.

    32. Sell - Through the Small Residential Vacant Lot Program, all right, title and interest of
9-0     the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as 113 Ashworth Place to Shirley 429
        Pitts for the total sum of $550.

      33. Sell - Through the Small Residential Vacant Lot Program, all right, title and interest of
9-0       the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as 162 Bishop Avenue to Bennie 430
          R. & Deborah Murphy for the total sum of $550.

      34. Sell - Through the Small Residential Vacant Lot Program, all right, title and interest of
9-0       the City of Syracuse in and to the premises known as 200 Davis Street & Barrett 431
          Street to Katherine Podolak-Life & Olga K. Podolak for the total sum of $650.

    35. Sell - Through the Investor-Owner Program, all right, title and interest of the City of
9-0     Syracuse in and to the premises known as 1015 Emerson Avenue, an unfinished 432
        wood house, to JHF Management, LLC for the total sum of $151. Urban Renewal
        Agency to provide $26,000 from “Trolley Lot” funds to ward rehabilitation.

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    36. Sell - Through the Investor-Owner Program, all right, title and interest of the City of
9-0     Syracuse in and to the premises known as 177-179 E Bissell Street, a wood house 433
        and unfinished garage, to JHF Management, LLC for the total sum of $151. Urban
        Renewal Agency to provide $30,200 from “Trolley Lot” funds toward rehabilitation.

      37. Sell - Through the Investor-Owner Program, all right, title and interest of the City of
9-0       Syracuse in and to the premises known as 315 Merriman Avenue, a wood house and 434
          unfinished garage, to JHF Management, LLC for the total sum of $151. Urban
          Renewal Agency to provide $33,200 from “Trolley Lot” funds toward rehabilitation.

      38. Sell - Through the Investor-Owner Program, all right, title and interest of the City of
9-0       Syracuse in and to the premises known as 2400-2402 S. Salina Street, an unfinished 435
          wood house, to JHF Management, LLC for the total sum of $151. Urban Renewal
          Agency to provide $36,200 from “Trolley Lot” funds to ward rehabilitation.

    39. Sell - Through the Investor-Owner Program, all right, title and interest of the City of
9-0     Syracuse in and to the premises known as 1105 W. Colvin Street, a wood house and 436
        unfinished garage, to JHF Management, LLC for the total sum of $151. Urban
        Renewal Agency to provide $45,200 from “Trolley Lot” funds toward rehabilitation.


      BY COUNCILOR HEAGERTY:

      40. Agreement - With the NYS DOT for funding for procurement of up to ten various
9-0       variable message board signs PIN #375467. Total cost not to exceed $83,000 with 437
          Federal funds of $66,000 and local share of $17,000 from 2008/2009 Cash Capital.

      41. Agreement - With the Syracuse Housing Authority relative to the use of the City of
9-0       Syracuse D.P.W. Fuel Facility for cars and pick-up trucks for the period of one year, 438
          commencing on October 5, 2009, with 2 one-year options. Syracuse Housing
          Authority will cover all costs, plus an administrative fee of $.06 per gallon of fuel and
          a 5% administrative charge for vehicle key and personnel I.D. numbers.

    42. Agreement - With Onondaga County relative to the use of the City of Syracuse
9-0     D.P.W. Fuel Facility for cars and pick-up trucks for the period of one year, 439
        commencing on October 5, 2009, with 2 one-year options. Onondaga County will
        cover all costs, plus an administrative fee of $.06 per gallon of fuel and a 5%
        administrative charge for vehicle key and personnel I.D. numbers.

    43. 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 construction, inspection and support of the 440
        Federal Aid Traffic Signal Interconnect Expansion located at Geddes and West
        Genesee Streets and Lodi and North Salina Streets. Total amount not to exceed
        $2,224,455. Total project cost $6,610,000.




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    44. Agreement - With the NYS DOT for funding the construction, design, engineering
9-0     and inspection of the Federal Aid Traffic Signal interconnect Expansion located at 441
        Geddes and West Genesee Streets and Lodi and North Salina Streets PIN #375285.
        Total cost not to exceed $6,610,000 with 80% Federal funds, 15% NYS Marchiselli
        funds and 5% City funds.

    45. Authorize - The construction and inspection of the Federal Aid Traffic Signal
9-0     interconnect Expansion located at Geddes and West Genesee Streets and Lodi and 442
        North Salina Streets PIN #375285. Total cost not to exceed $6,610,000 with 80%
        Federal funds, 15% NYS Marchiselli funds and 5% City funds

    46. Application & Agreement - To and with the US DOT under the Transportation
9-0     Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant program for funds in an amount 443
        not to exceed $35,000,000 to defray the cost of design and construction, including
        the demolition of the City Parking Garage (Sibley’s). The Multi-Modal Transportation
        Center (MMTC) will replace the parking garage on site.

    47. Amend - Ord. #578 (10/09/07), “Authorize - The Sibley’s Parking Garage structural
9-0     assessment, to include a structural evaluation conducted by C&S Engineers. Total 444
        cost not to exceed $37,000. The Mayor has waived the RFP Process.” Amend the
        total cost not to exceed to $69,000 to allow for additional services for the period of
        one year.

      48. Amend - Ord. #282 (06/02/08), Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale
9-0       of bonds of the City of Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the Scoping and 445
          Preliminary Design Phases of the Syracuse Bridge Improvements on Auto Row
          Project. Total amount not to exceed $700,000.” Amend to increase the amount not to
          exceed from $700,000 to $750,000.

      49. Amend - Ord. #283 (06/02/08), “Agreement - With the NYS DOT for The scoping and
9-0       preliminary design phases of the Syracuse Bridge Improvements on Auto Row 446
          Project. Total cost of $700,000, 100% Federal reimbursement through the
          Transportation Improvement Program.” Amend the total cost not to exceed from
          $700,000 to $750,000 include the right-of- way acquisition phase.

      50. Amend - Ord. #284 (06/02/08), “Authorize - The scoping and preliminary design
9-0       phases of the Syracuse Bridge Improvements on Auto Row Project. Total cost not to 447
          exceed $700,000, 100% Federal reimbursement through the Transportation
          Improvement Program.” Amend the total cost not to exceed from $700,000 to
          $750,000 include the right-of- way acquisition phase. Total project cost $3,000,000.

      51. 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 scoping and preliminary design phase of the 448
          Midland Avenue Bridge over Onondaga Creek Project, PIN #375292. Total amount
          not to exceed $256,250. 80% will be reimbursed Federal funds through TIP. Total
          project cost $1,400,000.



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    52. Agreement - With NYS DOT for the scoping and preliminary design phase of the
9-0     Midland Avenue Bridge over Onondaga Creek Project, PIN #375292. Total cost not 449
        to exceed $256,250. 80% will be reimbursed Federal funds through TIP. 20% local
        share. Total project cost $1,400,000.

    53. Authorize - The Midland Avenue Bridge over Onondaga Creek Project, scoping and
9-0     preliminary design phase, PIN #375292. Total cost not to exceed $256,250. The City 450
        will incur all initial costs with subsequent 80% Federal reimbursement through TIP.
        Total project cost $1,400,000.

      54. Amend - Ord. #366, (06/18/07) “Bond Ordinance - Authorizing the issuance and sale
9-0       of bonds of the City of Syracuse to be used to defray the cost of the scoping, 451
          preliminary and final design phases of the West Fayette Street Bridge over
          Onondaga Creek Project, PIN #3754.34. Total amount not to exceed $300,000.”
          Amend the total amount not to exceed $375,000. Total project cost of $1,017,000.

    55. Amend - Ord. #367 (06/18/07), “Agreement - With the NYS DOT for the scoping,
9-0     preliminary and final design phases of the West Fayette Street Bridge over 452
        Onondaga Creek Project and Supplemental Master Agreement with the NYS DOT.
        Total cost not to exceed $300,000. Total project cost not to exceed $1,017,000.”
        Amend the total cost not to exceed to $375,000 to include the right-of way acquisition
        Phase. The City will incur all initial costs with subsequent 80% Federal
        reimbursement through TIP.

    56. Amend - Ord. #429 (07/09/07), “Authorize - The scoping, preliminary and final design
9-0     phases of the West Fayette Street Bridge over Onondaga Creek Project. Total cost 453
        not to exceed $300,000. Total project cost $863,000, PIN #3754.34.” Amend total
        cost not to exceed $375,000. Total project cost $1,017,000. The City will incur all
        initial costs with subsequent 80% Federal reimbursement through TIP.


      BY COUNCILOR HOGAN:

    57. Authorize - Professional Service Agreements with Key Bank and M&T Bank for
9-0     Automated Teller Machine Services at Syracuse Hancock International Airport for the 454
        period of three years, August 1, 2009-July 31, 2012. Key Bank will pay rent in the
        amount of $1,850 per month and M&T will pay rent in the amount of $1.50 per
        transaction. (Public Hearing held on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 1:00 P.M.)

      58. Authorize - The Commissioner of Aviation to grant a right-of-entry to Onondaga
9-0       County for the removal and replacement of 295 linear feet of security fence along 455
          Taft Road in the Town of Cicero adjacent to property owned by the City of Syracuse
          Department of Aviation at Syracuse Hancock International Airport for the period of
          August 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009. Onondaga County shall defend
          indemnify and hold harmless the City of Syracuse from any claims, damages, losses
          and expenses.



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    59. Authorize - The Commissioner of Public Works on behalf of the Commissioner of
9-0     Aviation, to purchase and enter into purchase agreements for property located at 456
        6961 Kinne Street, East Syracuse, with Karen M. Selesky (Tax Parcel 017-1-06.0)
        for future Airport expansion. Total cost not to exceed $150,000 with Federal funds.

      60. Amend - The Revised General Ordinances of the City of Syracuse, Chapter 5, to add H
H         a new Article 11 entitled the Juice Bar Ordinance and require a Juice Bar License.

      61. Resolution - (Home Rule Message) - Memorializing the NYS Senate, the NYS
H         Assembly and the NYS Governor to enact an amendment to the Public Authorities H
          Law relative to creating the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.


      BY COUNCILOR McMAHON:

  62. Approve - Settlement of Tax Certiorari Proceedings - 1030 East Genesee Co. LLC
WD    vs. John C. Gamage, Assessor of the City of Syracuse and the City of Syracuse - WD
      506-518 East Washington Street. Tax Years 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08,
      2008/09 and 2009/10. Settlement amount $5,357.07 plus interest.

    63. Approve - Settlement of Tax Certiorari Proceedings - Payment In Lieu of Tax
9-0     Agreement with the Town of Dewitt and the East Syracuse Minoa Central School 457
        District for Airport properties located in the Town of Dewitt. Under the terms of the
        PILOT Agreement, Airport properties in the Town of Dewitt shall be assessed as
        wholly exempt. Tax years 2003-2009. 2010 Dewitt Town Tax Year forward $150,000
        per year. 2010/2011 ESM School Tax Year forward $270,000.

      64. Contract - With The Buske Group, Inc. to perform a public needs assessment as part
9-0       of the renewal of the cable franchise agreements with Time Warner Cable of 458
          Syracuse and Verizon New York, Inc. Total cost not to exceed $30,000.

    65. Authorize - The Commissioner of Assessment to retain appraisers (Edward Pfohl -
9-0     212 Marguerite Ave., 124 W. Lafayette Ave., 219 Sabine St. - Chris Bollinger - 310 459
        Rich St., 413 Cherry St., 117-119 Wood Ave., 134 E. Brighton Ave., 122 Warner Ave.
        - Bill Anderson - 304 & 310 Delaware St., 664 W. Onondaga St., 335 Burns Ave.,
        209 Columbus Ave., 202 E. Belden Ave., 403 Landon Ave., 560 Oakwood Ave., 111
        Gertrude St., 511 Highland St.)

      66. Correct Tax Rolls - (2681 E. Genesee St., 131-133 W. Borden Ave., 318 Bryant Ave.,
9-0       438 Columbus Ave., 311 Hillview Ave., 200-202 Hixson Ave., 133-135 Hope Ave., 460
          232 Hudson St., and 212 Seward St., 317 Bruce St., 111-115 Burnet Ave.) For
          various charges for Tax Year 2009/10.

      67. Local Law - Of the City of Syracuse to provide a partial real property tax exemption
T         for “Cold War Veterans” as provided by Section 458-b of the Real Property Tax Law T
          to provide for the optional exemption amount of 15% of the assessed value, not to
          exceed $12,000, multiplied by the City’s equalization rate.


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      BY COUNCILOR SEALS:

     68. Authorize - Payment to the Palace Theater for rental of the facility to stage the U.S.
8-0      Navy Band’s Country Current concert on September 13, 2009. Total cost not to 461
Abstain- exceed $275.
Heagerty


      69. Authorize - Memorandum of Understanding with the Syracuse Parks Conservancy to
H         assist the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs with volunteer H
          efforts, fundraising and other projects and programs. There is no cost to the City.

      70. Amend - Ord. 442 (07/28/08), “Agreement - With Carolyn Fitzgerald to provide senior
9-0       fitness programs at the Bob Cecile Center, McChesney Park Recreation Center and 462
          the Summer Senior Day Camp Program for the period of July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009,
          on behalf of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs. Total cost
          not to exceed $24,960.” Amend to extend the length of the agreement to August 31,
          2009. Total additional cost not to exceed $7,500. Total cost not to exceed $32,460.

      71. Application & Agreement - To and with the Cultural Resources Council, Partnership
9-0       Projects for Arts, Culture and Heritage, for funds in an amount not to exceed $1,350 463
          on behalf of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs, to cover the
          cost of entertainment from the Family Friendzy.

                                                                 Syracuse Common Council
                                                                     Adjourned at 1:20 P.M.




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