Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The rest of the Council business

While much of the Common Council meeting was devoted to rather contentious party line debates on Monday, considerable work took place.

The Council provided honors to notable individuals and organizations, including city employee Trina Solecki who is retiring, the NAACP on its 100th Anniversary, and the Russell Library for it's 2009 Excellence in Public Library Service Awards.

The Council also approved the following:

  • A $100,000 increase in the snowplowing fund
  • An extension of a contract with lobbying firm Panuzio and Giordano at fees not to exceed $3,000 per month
  • Approving the appointment of Ron Borelli as a regular member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Andre Rak as an alternate
  • Approving a tax abatement and relocation grant for Norpaco to move its business to Middletown
  • Conveyance of property at 82 North Main Street to JDS Holding for $1
  • Funds from the Local Capital Improvement Program ($36,000) for the Police Department to uprgrade Mobile Data Terminals in police cruisers
  • Approval to apply for an Arts Agency Grant
  • The removal of a position in the IT department, and the amending of a position for Food Production Cook

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