[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cohoes 12-22-2009 by L.L. No 13-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Department of Community and Economic Development — See Charter, Art. XI.
The Community and Economic Development Department shall, on behalf of the City, administer all contracts or grant agreements involving funds provided by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 which may be made between the City and municipal departments and agencies, nonprofit corporations and other eligible contractors so as to ensure that all appropriate statutes and regulations are adhered to, that all activities are being undertaken in accordance with the City's plans and that the interests of the City are always protected.
[Amended 5-28-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013]
The Community and Economic Development Department shall designate and define the goals and priorities of independent agencies as may be involved in the City's community development efforts so as to ensure a coordinated community development program.
The Community and Economic Development Department shall assist municipal departments and agencies and community groups in the development of their community development plans.
The Community and Economic Development Department shall provide:
All necessary staff services to the Community and Economic Development Advisory Board and such other community planning committees which are part of the citizen participation structure approved by the Common Council.
Planning and administrative staff services to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals. Cohoes Industrial Development Agency and such other boards and/or agencies as designated by the Mayor.
[Amended 7-22-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2014]
The Community and Economic Development Department shall submit quarterly reports to Common Council on the progress of the City's community development program, and the Director of the Department shall meet at least quarterly with the Mayor and members of the Common Council to comprehensively review the status of the City's community development program. As provided herein, an annual report shall be submitted in December of each year.
The Department of Community and Economic Development shall have the following additional duties and functions: