Common Council Items of Interest January 8, 2012

MEETING SUMMARY for JANUARY 8, 2013
LICENSE AND PERMIT APPROVALS–Upon the recommendation of the Department of Permit & Inspection Services, the Council approved the following license and permit applications:
Delaware District
o Permit to Re-establish a Restaurant in the Hertel Avenue Special District
W. Sabio, owner of the property located at 1200 Hertel Avenue.
Ellicott District
o Application for Restricted Use Permit – Downtown Entertainment Review District
Lux, located at 75 West Chippewa Street for its “UB Asian Fraternity Party.” 
Fillmore District
o Food Store License
Al Baraka Halal Meat Market, located at 1064 Sycamore Street. 
Lovejoy District
o Permit to Establish a Merchandise/Food Store for Use in the Clinton Special Zoning District
H. Alshahen, owner of the property located at 1926 Clinton Street. 
Niagara District
o Permit to Re-establish a Restaurant/Bakery in the Niagara River Coastal Special Review District
E. Sexto, owner of the property located at 544 Niagara Street.
o Lodging House License
Adrian Jessome d/b/a 340 Elmwood Ave LLC, located at 340 Elmwood Avenue. 
CLAIMS, CONTRACTS, CHANGE ORDERS & AGREEMENTS
Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works (“DPW”), the Council approved the following contract change orders:
o The contract with Foit Albert Associates for the Ellicott Street Phase 1 Project (lead image) was increased by $183,229 for additional work necessary to complete the project. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $716,090 and with this change the contract will increase to $899,319. 
o The contract with New Line Skateparks, Inc. was increased by $9,500 for the professional services required to administer and inspect the construction of the LaSalle Park Skateplaza project. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $24,600 and with this change the total contract will increase to $34,100. 
o The contract with Quackenbush Co., Inc. for the Museum of Science Mechanical Reconstruction Project was increased by $764 to furnish and install four bronze ball cone check valves for the humidifiers. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $293,000 and with this and prior changes the contract will increase to $302,078. 
o The contract with Hatch Mott MacDonald for the Seneca Street Streetscape Project was increased by $15,360 in order to fund additional design, construction management, and inspection services for the project. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $141,600 and with this change the total contract will increase to $156,960.
o The contract with Malcolm Pirnie, Inc./Arcadis for the South Basin Improvement Project at the Filter Plant was increased by $75,794 for additional work necessary to complete the project. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $294,500 and with this change the total contract will increase to $370,294.
Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, the Council approved the following reports of bids:
o Of the bids that were received for Auto Impound (Dart Street) Emergency Partial Roof Reconstruction Project, Grove Roofing Services was the lowest, with a bid of $66,600. 
BANNERS TO BE HUNG IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO 
The Council approved a resolution, sponsored by Delaware District Council Member Michael J. LoCurto, permitting Labatt Blue to hang banners throughout the City of Buffalo celebrating their “Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament.” The banners will hang from the week of January 14, 2013 through the end of February 2013.
 
WAIVER OF FEES
The Council adopted a resolution, sponsored by Majority Leader and Masten District Council Member Demone A. Smith, waiving the park fees associated with the usage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park for the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony that was held on December 15, 2012.
SALE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY–The Council approved transactions relating to the following City owned properties:
Ellicott District
o 146 Maple Street was sold to Mr. Vincent L. Vines for $1,400.
o 95 and 119 Spruce Street were sold to Tatanka Development Company, Inc. or an entity to be designated by Mr. Thomas Burton for $2,900. 
APPOINTMENTS
 
The Council confirmed the appointment of the following individual as the Commissioner of the City of Buffalo Department of Administration, Finance, Policy, and Urban Affairs:
o Donna J. Estrich
The Council appointed the following individuals to positions within a Common Council District Office and the Office of the City Clerk:
o Niagara District Council Office
Senior Legislative Assistant to Common Council Member 
Sean M. Mulligan
o Office of the City Clerk
Intern IX
Alexander Cornwell
The Council approved the appointment of the following individual to a position within the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works:
o Account Clerk Typist
Stella Adams
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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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