Common Council Items of Interest December 26, 2012

Consent to Sale of Real Property – The Council approved a resolution, sponsored by Fillmore District Council Member David A. Franczyk, consenting to the sale, by Buffalo Village Associates, of the following properties to the Whitney Preservation Housing Development Fund Corporation: 

111 Prospect Avenue
222 Carolina Street
59 Whitney Place
209 Carolina Street
186 Carolina Street
76 Johnson Park
66 Whitney Place
35 Whitney Place
269 Georgia Street
Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Fire, the Council:
Approved a Revocable Permit agreement between the City of Buffalo and the State University of New York (SUNY) to facilitate upgrades and permit the placement, operation and maintenance of components to the City’s Public Safety Communications System at Kimball Tower on the SUNY at Buffalo South Campus. The Revocable Permit will run for up to 10 years.
  • Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Community Services, the Council:
    • Authorized the Division of Youth to accept a grant in the amount of $16,934 from the New York State Department of Criminal Justices Services to fund the City of Buffalo Girls Circle Program.
  • Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works (“DPW”), the Council:
    • Authorized DPW to hire Benchmark Environmental Engineering & Science, PLLC to perform annual site inspection, groundwater monitoring and reporting services for the period of 2012 through 2016 at the Kingsley Park Site in the City of Buffalo. The cost of these services is estimated not to exceed $12,700.
    • Authorized DPW to accept New York State Department of State grant funds in the amount of $800,000, which were awarded to Buffalo Niagara RiverKeepers, for the Broderick Park Master Plan and Improvement Project (Lead images)- Learn more.
    • Authorized execution of a contract for weekly recycling collection with the City of Buffalo’s existing recycling contractor, resulting in a total monthly contract cost of $166,367.
  • Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works (“DPW”), the Council approved the following contract change orders:
    • The contract with Quackenbush Co., Inc. for the Museum of Science Mechanical Reconstruction Project was increased by $8,314 for additional work necessary to complete the project. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $293,000 and with this change the contract will increase to $301,314.
    • The contract with Lardon Construction Corp. for yard waste removal in the City of Buffalo was increased by an amount not to exceed $20,000 over the original contract for the continuation of leaf removal throughout the remainder of the year. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $80,000 and with this change the total contract to date is $100,000.
    • The contract with TVGA Consultants for Water Distribution Improvements in Various Locations North – Phase 2 was increased by $29,500 for engineering services necessary to construct a new eight inch water main on Michigan Avenue between Carlton Street and High Street. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $371,110 and with this change the contract will increase to $400,610.
    • The contract with Union Concrete and Construction Corp. for Repairs at the Ellicott & Goodrich Garage (“EGG”) Project was increased by $4,812 for additional work necessary to complete the project. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $27,362 and with this change the contract will increase to $32,175.
  • Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, the Council approved the following reports of bids:
    • Of the bids that were received for Emergency Structural Repairs to the Ohio Street Lift Bridge and Michigan Avenue Lift Bridge, Hohl Industrial Services Inc. was the lowest, with a bid of $100,056.
    • Of the bids that were received for Bridge Joint Replacement and Resurfacing at Various Locations Project, Oakgrove Construction, Inc. was the lowest, with a bid of $335,968.
    • Of the bids that were received for Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Electrical Renovations Project, Frey Electrical Construction Co., Inc. was the lowest, with a bid of $892,000.
    • Of the bids that were received for City Court – 4th Floor Reconstruction Project - Phase IV, Miller Enterprises was the lowest, with a bid of $49,900. 

Sale of City
Owned
Property–The
Council approved transactions relating to the following City owned properties:

·     
Fillmore
District

o  
The sale of 338 Moselle Street to Mr. Augustus
Donaldson was rescinded and the deposit forfeited.

·     
Masten
District

o  
The sale of 817 Glenwood Avenue to Mrs.
Cassandra Lee Burns-Watson was rescinded and the deposit forfeited.

·     
Niagara
District

o  
212 Vermont Street was sold to Mr. Ashin Vilar
That Ga and Mr. Pyinnyasa Ra for $3,500.

 

License and Permit Approvals–Upon
the recommendation of the Department of Permit & Inspection Services, the
Council approved the following license and permit applications:

·     
Ellicott
District

o  
Permit
for a Retail Store

§ 
A. Ali, owner of the property located at 472
Main Street.

o  
Permit
for an LED Ground Sign

§ 
B. Meyers, agent of the property located at 180
Franklin Street.

·     
Fillmore
District

o  
Permit to
Re-Establish Take-Out Restaurant & Sidewalk Patio

§ 
M. Yuhnke, owner of the property located at 244
Allen Street.

o  
Food
Store License

§ 
Alasri Deli, located at 4 Thomas Street.

·     
Lovejoy
District

o  
Lodging
House License

§ 
KPK LLC, located at 1323 Seneca Street.

o  
Garbage
Collector License

§ 
AAA Trash Be Gone, located at 785 South Ogden
Street.

o  
Used Car
Dealer License

§ 
East Side Auto Repair, located at 2140 Genesee
Street.

·     
University
District

o   Food Store License

§  7-Eleven
Inc., located at 3428 Bailey Avenue.

o   Permit for a Restaurant in a Special
District

§  M.
Tran, owner of the property located at 3396 Bailey Avenue.

 

Claims, Contracts, Change Orders &
Agreements

  • Upon the request of the City of
    Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning (“OSP”), the Council:
    • Approved
      the designation of Legacy Development as developer of one parcel of land
      located in the City’s University District. The developer is proposing to
      construct a collegiate residential community comprised of several
      different apartment and townhouse buildings and common facilities located
      on approximately 9.69 acres of primarily vacant former industrial land at
      a cost of approximately $40 million.
  • Upon the request of the City of
    Buffalo Department of Police (“BPD”), the Council:
    • Authorized
      BPD to accept the various grants listed below:
      • 2012
        Bullet Proof Vest Reimbursement
      • Governor’s
        Traffic Safety (Year 17)
      • New
        York State Motor Vehicle Theft/Insurance Fraud Prevention Grant
      • Operation
        Impact IX
      • Operation
        Protect Kids (Cigarette Grant)
      • Operation
        Stonegarden 2011, 2012
      • State
        Homeland Security Program Funding (“SHSP”)
      • 2012
        Target Grant
      • United
        States Department of Justice’s 2012 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation
        Program – Buffalo Promised Neighborhoods
    • Authorized
      BPD’s “A” District to accept a donation in the amount of $500 from
      McDonalds. The funds will be used to create and distribute crime
      prevention materials within the local community.
  • Appointments

    ·      The Council approved the appointment of the following individuals to a positions within the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works:


    o   Administrative Assistant

    §  Regina Mullen

    o   Equipment Operator

    §  Gregory Wachowiak

    • For any questions, concerns, or further information regarding the above, please contact your District Council Member, the Common Council Legislative Staff Office, or the respective City Department.


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      BUFFALO COMMON COUNCIL

      David A. Franczyk
      Fillmore District
      1315 City Hall
      851-4138

      David A. Rivera
      President Pro Tempore
      Niagara District
      1504 City Hall
      851-5125

      Richard A. Fontana
      Majority Leader
      Lovejoy District
      1414 City Hall
      851-5151

      Michael J. LoCurto
      Delaware District
      1405 City Hall
      851-5155

      Darius G. Pridgen
      Ellicott District
      1408 City Hall
      851-4980

      Demone A. Smith
      Masten District
      1316-A City Hall
      851-5145

      Joseph Golombek, Jr.
      North District
      1502 City Hall
      851-5116

      Christopher P. Scanlon
      South District
      1401 City Hall
      851-5169

      Bonnie E. Russell
      University District
      1508 City Hall
      851-5165

      Common Council Legislative Staff Office
      1413 City Hall
      851-5105

      James N. Jackson
      Legislative Assistant
      City of Buffalo Common Council
      1413 City Hall
      Buffalo, NY 14202

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grad94
grad94

full speed ahead on broderick park. its been an asphalt wasteland for too long.

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