City of Glens Falls, NY
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glens Falls as indicated in article histories. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 78 of the 1967 Code; amended in its entirety 12-18-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]

§ 38-1 Record book required; contents; updates. [1]

The City Assessor shall keep a record of all real property and interest in real property acquired by the city and shall provide and keep for that purpose a suitable book, which shall contain full and complete information relating to such property, together with such additional data in any particular case as he shall deem important. The Assessor's office yearly updates all city-owned property and it appears in the city's roll book by section, block and lot number.
[1]
Editor’s Note: The registry is available for inspection at the Assessor’s office.
[Adopted as Art. II of Ch. 3 of the 1967 Code]

§ 38-1.1 Powers of City; authorization to sell or convey City-owned property.

[Added 7-8-2014 by L.L. No. 4-2014]
The City of Glens Falls shall have all powers granted to a City of its population under the constitution and laws of the State of New York. The purpose of this section is to supersede General City Law § 23, Subdivision 2b so as to authorize the public or private sale or lease of real property owned by or in the control of the City through public or private transaction.

§ 38-2 Resolution required.

Real property owned by the City of Glens Falls and franchises belonging to or under the control of said City of Glens Falls shall be sold or leased only on resolution of the Common Council, adopted by the affirmative vote of 3/4 of all members of the Common Council in office.

§ 38-2.1 Watershed property; Coles Woods.

[Added 12-18-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
Before all or part of the watershed property of the City of Glens Falls and the property known as Coles Woods may be sold, deeded or leased by said city or in any fashion conveyed to another person or entity, it shall be necessary to announce the city's intention to sell or convey such property and to have two public hearings no less than three months nor more than six months prior to a binding referendum to be held in conjunction with a general election. A majority vote of the voters of the City of Glens Falls will be required at that referendum for any sale or conveyance of the above-referenced lands.

§ 38-3 Method of sale.

[Amended 7-20-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000; 7-8-2014 by L.L. No. 4-2014]
Sale, lease or transfers of City-owned real property (excepting watershed property; Coles Woods, as referenced in § 38-2.1, or other real property which may not be alienated by power of local law and excepting telecommunications leases) may be made in any of the following ways:
A. 
By private negotiated sale between the City and the purchaser; private sale shall be under such terms as are fair and equitable, and advanced public notice shall be posted; or
B. 
By public auction, to the highest bidder, after public notice published at least once each week for three successive weeks in the official paper or papers. Such sale or lease shall be conducted by or under the supervision of the Controller of the City of Glens Falls, and no such sale or lease shall be valid unless subsequently approved by resolution of the Common Council and also approved by the Mayor, and no franchise shall be granted or operated for a period longer than 50 years.

§ 38-4 Payment procedure.

Unless otherwise specifically authorized by resolution of the Common Council, all sales or leases of city-owned real property or of franchises owned by or under the control of the city shall be for cash, payable 10% at the time the bid is received, and the balance upon delivery of the instrument leasing, granting or conveying such real property or franchise.

§ 38-5 Tax sale and existing franchise exclusions.

This article shall not supersede, limit or affect the provisions of the Charter of the City of Glens Falls relative to the disposition of real property acquired by the City of Glens Falls at tax sale and shall not limit or affect the granting of additional rights or extensions to the owner or holder of an existing franchise under which operations are actually being carried on.

§ 38-6 Lease of space exclusion.

This article shall not apply to the lease of space in a city-owned building when not more than half of the space in such a building is leased to any one person, and provided further that the term of said lease is not in excess of three years and the annual rental not in excess of $5,000.