Common Council


  • 7 p.m.
  • The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
  • City Hall
    97 Mohawk Street
    Common Council Chambers
    Cohoes, NY 12047

Common Council Meetings Streamed Live on the Internet

The public now has the opportunity to watch the Cohoes Common Council’s monthly meetings from the comfort of home using GoToMeeting.  Click the link below.

March 24, 2020 Common Council Meeting GoToMeeting link

GoToMeeting Instructions

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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William Smith Councilmember - 1st Ward

Bill Smith

Donald Russell Council Vice President - 2nd Ward

Don Russell

Christopher Briggs Councilmember - 3rd Ward

Chris Briggs

William McCarthy Council President - 4th Ward

William McCarthy

Adam Biggs Councilmember - 5th Ward

Adam Biggs

Justin Alesio Councilmember - 6th Ward

Justin Alesio

Contact Your Common Council Representative

If you wish to contact a Council member by telephone, you may telephone him/her at home. The majority of the Council members have full-time jobs outside of their duties as a Councilor. If an Councilperson is unable to speak with you at the time of your call, please feel free to leave your name and phone number, or you may contact the City Clerk's Office and one of our staff will have the Council member return your telephone call.

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