City of Cohoes, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cohoes 12-22-2009 by L.L. No. 13-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Elections — See Ch. 30.

§ 16-1 City boundaries.

The territory within the following limits shall continue to be and constitute the City of Cohoes: Commencing at a point in the center of the south branch of the Mohawk River, in the bounds of the Town of Watervliet as the same existed in 1869, in the County of Albany, immediately east of the south line of the farm owned May 19, 1869, by Cornelius L. Tracy and Sarah M. Gould, running thence westerly along said line to the center of the Erie Canal; thence northerly along the center of said Canal to the north line of said farm; thence westerly along said north line to the west bounds of said farm; thence in a direct line to the east line of the highway near the residence, in 1869, of Francis T. Lansing, now deceased, in said town, at a point immediately east of the center of the bridge over the Sout-kill or Salt-kill, at that point; thence northerly along the east line of said highway to its intersection with the highway leading from Cohoes Falls to the Boght; thence northerly along said line extended until it strikes the boundary line between the farms, owned May 19, 1869, by Isaac D. F. Lansing and Sarah Miller, both now deceased; thence along said boundary line northeasterly to the easterly line of the Erie Canal; thence northerly along said line of the Erie Canal to a point where it strikes the line between the lands of the Cohoes Company and the lands owned as aforesaid by said Isaac D. F. Lansing; thence northeasterly along said last mentioned line in a direct line to the boundary line between the Counties of Albany and Saratoga, in the Mohawk River; thence easterly along said boundary line between the Counties of Albany and Saratoga, to the boundary line between the Counties of Albany and Rensselaer, in the Hudson River; thence southerly along said last mentioned line to a point in the Hudson River, east of the mouth of the middle sprout of the south branch of the Mohawk River; thence westerly along the center line of said middle sprout to the center of said south branch; thence southerly along the center of the same to the place of beginning; being the limits of said City, as heretofore existing.

§ 16-2 Disposition of real estate; franchise.

[Amended 7-28-2015 by L.L. No. 6-2015]
No sale, license or lease of City real estate or of any franchise belonging to or under control of the City shall be authorized except upon a resolution of the Board of Managers. In case of a proposed sale of real estate, the resolution of the Board of Managers must include a finding that there is no longer a municipal purpose, and provide for a disposition of the same at public auction to the highest bidder, under proper regulations as to the giving of security and after public notice to be published once each week for two weeks in the official paper or papers. A license or lease of real estate or a granting of a franchise, or extension thereof, may occur through private negotiation for fair and adequate compensation. A sale, license or lease of real estate or a franchise shall not be valid or take effect unless made as aforesaid and subsequently approved by an ordinance of the Common Council upon a two-thirds vote of all members, unless the lease of real estate is for no longer than one week or the license of real estate is for no longer than 90 days, in which case it shall only require a resolution of the Board of Managers. No franchise or lease shall be granted or be operated for a period longer than 50 years.