Set Public Hearing – The Council adopted a resolution, sponsored by Ellicott District Council Member Darius G. Pridgen, scheduling a public hearing on an amendment to the Land Disposition Agreement for the sale of 140 Genesee Street, also known as Block 21 in the Oak Michigan Industrial Corridor Phase IIB Urban Renewal Area. The public hearing will take place on November 27, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in Common Council Chambers.

 

Waiver of Fees

  • The Council approved a resolution, sponsored by South District Council Member Christopher P. Scanlon, waiving any and all fees associated with the usage of the Tosh Collins Community Center’s community room for the district outreach meeting to be held on Monday, November 19, 2012.

 

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

  • Fillmore District
    • The sale of 55 Hirshbeck Street to Mr. Manuel Perez was rescinded, the deposit forfeited and the property is being returned to the City’s inventory for future sale.
    • The sale of 36 Jones Street to Mr. Angelo R. Soto was rescinded, the deposit forfeited and the property is being returned to the City’s inventory for future sale.
  • Masten District
    • 2191 Fillmore Avenue was sold to Mr. Saleh and Mrs. Rahma Abdulla for $4,100.

 

Appointments

  • The Council approved the appointment of the following individuals to positions within the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works:
    • Equipment Operator
      • Eric Adams
    • Heavy Equipment Operator
      • Jeremy Harroun
      • Marvin Walker

 

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
    • Restricted Use Permit for a Tavern Event Allowing Entry of Patrons Under Age 21 Where Alcohol is Served in the Downtown Entertainment Review District
      • Lux, located at 75 West Chippewa Street, for their “New Boyz Live Concert,” “Lux Thanksgiving 2012” event, and “Lux University” events in November.
  • Fillmore District
    • Restaurant Dance License
      • Funky Monkey, located at 20 Allen Street aka 89 North Pearl Street.
  • Lovejoy District
    • Permit for a Pole Sign
      • M. Fadale, agent of the property located at 1113 Lovejoy Street.
  • Niagara District
    • Permit to Establish a Retail Store
      • M. Wakabongo, owner of the property located at 838 Niagara Street.
    • Permit for Outdoor Café in City Right-of-way
      • P. Moran, owner of the property located at 212 Grant Street aka 220 Grant Street.
  • North District
    • Permit to Erect Gasoline Station Kiosk, Pump Island and Underground Gasoline Storage
      • C. Malcomb, agent of the property located at 333 Amherst Street.
  • University District
    • Permit to Continue Existing Use With Change of Ownership in the Hertel Ave Special Zoning District
      • A. Ersing, owner of the property located at 1854 Hertel Avenue aka 1862B Hertel Avenue.

 

Claims, Contracts, Change Orders & Agreements

  • Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning (“OSP”), the Council:
    • Adopted a Negative Declaration pursuant to the New York State Environmental Review Act (“SEQR”), prepared by the City of Buffalo Planning Board as Lead Agency, for the redevelopment of the Tops Plaza at 333 Amherst Street.
    • Approved an amendment to the lease agreement between the City of Buffalo and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo to remove 18 properties from their lease agreement.
    • Approved a lease agreement between the City of Buffalo and the Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce permitting the Chamber to use two rooms in the central office of the Tosh Collins Community Center located at 35 Cazenovia (a.k.a. 161 Cazenovia).
    • Approved a utility easement agreement, along with a utility rider, between the City of Buffalo and Niagara Mohawk to allow and provide for electrical upgrades to Grover Cleveland High School located at 100 Fourteenth Street.
    • Authorized the execution of a revised subrecipient agreement between the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (“BURA”), pursuant to direction provided by the U.S. Dept. of Housing And Urban Development (“HUD”) requiring the City to draw down federal funds directly rather than simply designating BURA as the administrator of federal funds. BURA will continue to advance the programs and projects previously approved through the City’s Annual Action Plan process and will develop next year’s Annual Action Plan and 2013 – 2018 Consolidated Plan. The initial term of this agreement covers the period through and including April 30, 2013.
  • Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Law, the Council:
    • Authorized the execution of an operating agreement between the City of Buffalo and Buffalo Place, Inc. for continued operation of Rotary Rink for the 2012-2013 ice skating season.
  • Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works (“DPW”), the Council approved the following contract change orders:
    • The contract with Destro Brothers Construction Co. Inc. for the Permanent Water Cut Restoration Project at South Park and Bertha was increased by $7,778 to permanently restore asphalt roadway that was damaged by a water-main break. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $12,425 and with this change the contract will increase to $20,203.
    • The contract with J.W. Danforth Company for the Rehabilitation of Equipment in LLPS at the Filter Plant was increased by $198,165 for improvements to enhance the operation of the facilities and increase the service life of the equipment. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $3,711,060 and with this change the contract will increase to $3,909,225.
    • The contract with Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc., for the Rehabilitation of Equipment in LLPS at the Filter Plant, was increased by $160,100 for services related to additional construction administration and construction inspection. The contract was initially awarded in the amount of $713,900 and with this change the contract will increase to $874,000.
  • 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 the A District Broadway Garage Police HQ Roof Asbestos Sampling and Testing Project, Stohl Environmental was the lowest, with a bid of $4,170.
    • Of the bids that were received for the Broadway Garage New Restroom Addition Project, Carino Plumbing & Heating was the lowest, with a bid of $4,945.
    • Of the bids that were received for the Construction of Pierce Field at Mulroy Park Project, Northeast Diversification was the lowest, with a bid of $364815.
    • Of the bids that were received for the Kleinhans Music Hall HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection Upgrades Project, MLP Plumbing & Mechanical was the lowest, with a bid of $668,000.
    • Of the bids that were received for the West Side Community Center Window Replacement, Building Renovations and Site Work Project, Nichter Construction was the lowest, with a bid of $248,000.
    • Of the emergency bids that were received for the Community Action Center Emergency Roof Reconstruction Project, Progressive Roofing, Inc. was the lowest, with a bid of $46,000.
    • Of the emergency bids that were received for the Manhattan Park Concession Stand Emergency Roof Reconstruction Project, Jameson Roofing Co., Inc. was the lowest, with a bid of $16,815.
    • Of the emergency bids that were received for the Manhattan Park Shelter House Emergency Roof Reconstruction Project, Jameson Roofing Co., Inc. was the lowest, with a bid of $8,725.