City of Glen Cove, NY
Nassau County
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This Charter shall be known and may be cited as the "Glen Cove City Charter."
The City of Glen Cove is and shall continue to be a municipal corporation in perpetuity by the name of "City of Glen Cove." The territory comprised in the City of Glen Cove is bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at a stone monument in the line of the bounds of the incorporated Village of Sea Cliff at a point on the southerly side of the Glen Cove creek and running thence the following forty-eight courses and distances along the mean high water line of Hempstead harbor and Long Island sound: North sixty-six degrees seven minutes thirty seconds west four hundred and thirty-five and fifteen one-hundredths feet; north nineteen degrees four minutes thirty-five seconds east five hundred and sixty-nine and eighty-seven one-hundredths feet; north ten degrees thirteen minutes five seconds east four hundred and eighty and seventy-five one-hundredths feet; north sixty degrees forty-nine minutes ten seconds west-nine hundred and twenty-seven and seventy-six one-hundredths feet; north twenty-five degrees twenty-eight minutes ten seconds west three hundred and sixty and twenty-six one-hundredths feet; north thirteen degrees forty-four minutes west four hundred and eighteen and thirty-six one-hundredths feet; north one degrees thirty-six minutes thirty seconds west two hundred and seventeen and ninety-four one-hundredths feet; north twelve degree thirty-five minutes fifty-five seconds east three hundred and nine and twenty one-hundredths feet; north three degrees thirteen minutes west two hundred and fifty-two and thirty-five one-hundredths feet; north fourteen degrees nine minutes east three hundred and seventy-eight and seventy-one one-hundredths feet; north seven degrees thirty-one minutes west five hundred and nine and thirty-two one-hundredths feet; north thirty-nine degrees fifty-four minutes ten seconds west five hundred and twenty-three and sixty-nine one-hundredths feet; north twelve degrees forty-four minutes fifteen seconds west four hundred and eighty-two and thirty-two one-hundredths feet; north eleven degrees fifty minutes twenty seconds east three hundred and seventy-five and sixty-four one-hundredths feet; north twenty-four degrees six minutes forty-five seconds east five hundred and seventy and ninety-two one-hundredths feet; north eighteen degrees thirty minutes twenty-five seconds east six hundred and sixty-four and thirty one-hundredths feet; north eleven degrees forty-five minutes fifty-five seconds west three hundred and sixty-five and seventy-four one-hundredths feet; north fifteen degrees ten minutes five seconds east five hundred and thirty-nine and fifty one-hundredths feet; north thirty-three degrees thirty-eight minutes fifty-five seconds west two hundred and seventeen and ten one-hundredths feet; north one degree forty-two minutes thirty-five seconds east five hundred and fifty-eight and sixty-one one-hundredths feet; north twenty-three degrees twenty-one minutes ten seconds east one thousand one hundred and seventy-two and twenty-two one-hundredths feet; north twelve degrees twenty-three minutes fifty seconds east three hundred and thirteen and eighty one-hundredths feet; north fifty degrees fifty-four minutes forty seconds east one hundred and ninety-four and twenty-eight one-hundredths feet; north sixty-eight degrees thirty-eight minutes ten seconds east seven hundred and seventy-eight and eighty-eight one-hundredths feet; north fifty-five degrees forty-six minutes twenty seconds east nine hundred and eighty and eighty-one one-hundredths feet; north forty-one degrees thirty-six minutes five seconds east one thousand and twenty-six and eighty-seven one-hundredths feet; north thirty degrees fourteen minutes thirty-five seconds east four hundred and sixty-two and eighty-five one-hundredths feet; north thirty-eight degrees twenty-five minutes fifteen seconds east three hundred and seventy-seven and three one-hundredths feet; north fifty degrees seven minutes five seconds east four hundred and seventy-one and sixty-eight one-hundredths feet; north forty-two degrees nineteen minutes thirty-five seconds east seven hundred and fourteen and forty one-hundredths feet; north forty-five degrees ten minutes forty-five seconds east four hundred and ninety-six and twelve one-hundredths feet; north twenty-six degrees forty-eight minutes thirty-five seconds east eight hundred and seventy-four and fourteen one-hundredths feet; north twelve degrees forty-four minutes thirty-five seconds east three hundred and eighty-two and thirty-eight one-hundredths feet; north forty-five degrees fifty-six minutes fifty-five seconds east seven hundred and two and sixty one-hundredths feet; north eighty degrees fifty minutes fifteen seconds east four hundred and eighty-three and forty one-hundredths feet; north twenty-five degrees two minutes thirty seconds east five hundred and twenty-six and eighty-one one-hundredths feet; north sixty-three degrees fifty-seven minutes ten seconds east eight hundred and eighteen and four one-hundredths feet; north forty-two degrees fifty-four minutes five seconds east four hundred and eight and sixty one-hundredths feet; north seventeen degrees fourteen minutes thirty seconds east three hundred and seventy-eight and twenty-three one-hundredths feet; north twenty-five degrees fifty-six minutes ten seconds east three hundred and sixty-three and forty-four one-hundredths feet; north eighteen degrees thirty-one minutes five seconds east five hundred and thirty-nine and seventy one-hundredths feet; north four degrees eighteen minutes ten seconds west three hundred and thirty-four and forty-six one-hundredths feet; south forty-nine degrees fifty-eight minutes forty seconds east three hundred and sixty-three and forty one-hundredths feet; south thirty-six degrees fifty-three minutes ten seconds east four hundred and twenty-four and seventeen one-hundredths feet; south forty-five degrees thirty-five minutes five seconds east six hundred and forty-four and thirty-one one-hundredths feet; south fifty-three degrees eight minutes ten seconds east six hundred and thirty-six and fifteen one-hundredths feet; south fifty-eight degrees five minutes thirty seconds east eight hundred and forty-seven and six one-hundredths feet; south sixty-nine degrees eighteen minutes forty-five seconds east eight hundred and fifteen and seventy-nine one-hundredths feet; thence south one degree fifty-five minutes east, passing over a stone monument in the southerly side of east beach, two thousand nine hundred and sixteen and ninety one-hundredths feet; thence following the general course of Island Swamp brook the following three courses and distances to the head of said brook; south thirty-two minutes fifteen seconds east one thousand three hundred and sixty-nine and seventy-nine one hundredths feet; south thirteen degrees fifty-six minutes fifteen seconds east six hundred and fifty-seven and seventy-six one-hundredths feet; south ten degrees fifty-seven minutes west eight hundred and ninety-nine and eighteen one-hundredths feet; thence south eight degrees twenty-six minutes thirty seconds east nine hundred and seventy-six and fifty-eight one-hundredths feet to a stone monument; thence south nineteen degrees east one thousand three hundred and sixty-three and nineteen one-hundredths feet to a stone monument; thence south forty-three minutes east, crossing the highway which leads from Glen Cove to Lattingtown, four hundred and fifty and forty-one one-hundredths feet; thence south twenty-three degrees fourteen minutes thirty seconds west, along the easterly line of said highway, two hundred and six and ninety one-hundredths feet; thence south sixty degrees forty-seven minutes west, still along the easterly line of said highway, three hundred and thirty-five and fifty-seven one-hundredths feet to a stone monument at the intersection of the highway which leads from Glen Cove to Lattingtown with the highway which leads from Glen Cove to Locust Valley; thence south fifty-three degrees twenty-three minutes fifteen seconds east six thousand five hundred and ninety-one and sixty-six one-hundredths feet; to a point near the south-easterly corner of the lands owned by the religious Society of Friends, which point was formerly the approximate center of a large oak tree; thence south sixty-one degrees sixteen minutes thirty seconds west ninety-four and ninety one-hundredths feet to a stone monument in the southerly side of the highway which leads from Glen Cove to Oyster Bay; thence along the centre line of the highway which leads from Locust Valley to Brookville the following twelve courses and distances: South nineteen degrees forty-nine minutes east three hundred and seventy-nine and thirty one-hundredths feet; south fifteen degrees forty-five seconds east six hundred and eighteen feet; south two degrees thirty minutes west one hundred and twenty-one and forty-five one-hundredths feet; south nine degrees fifty-five minutes west four hundred and sixty one-hundredths feet; south fourteen degrees and four minutes west one hundred and ninety-four and ten one-hundredths feet; south six degrees forty-three minutes west one hundred and thirty-four and twenty-five one-hundredths feet; south nine degrees fifty minutes east three hundred and forty-two feet; south five degrees fifty-three minutes east four hundred and five and forty one-hundredths feet; south fourteen degrees nine minutes east one hundred and three feet; south twenty-three degrees forty-eight minutes east two hundred and ninety-three and fifteen one-hundredths feet; south eleven degrees thirty-five minutes east one hundred and forty-one and twenty one-hundredths feet; south eight minutes east two hundred and fifty-two and thirty-seven one-hundredths feet to a point opposite the northeasterly corner of the cemetery of the African Methodist Episcopal church of Glen Cove; thence north eighty-seven degrees thirty-nine minutes twenty seconds west, passing over a stone monument at the northeast corner of said cemetery, five thousand seven hundred and sixty-six and ninety-nine one-hundredths feet to a stone monument; thence south two degrees thirteen minutes thirty seconds west ninety-eight and ninety-one one-hundredths feet to a stone monument at the southeasterly corner of the lands of Samuel Burke on the Frost Pond road; thence north eighty-seven degrees thirty-seven minutes west two thousand two hundred and sixty-seven and fourteen one-hundredths feet to a point in the westerly line of the highway which leads from Glen Cove to Jericho; thence along the westerly line of said highway the following two courses and distances: South six degrees twenty-one minutes thirty seconds west twenty-one and twenty-one one-hundredths feet; south forty-six minutes west six hundred and thirty-nine and fifty-seven one-hundredths feet to a stone monument at the intersection of the southerly line of Sea Cliff Avenue with the westerly line of the said highway which leads from Glen Cove to Jericho; thence south fifty-nine degrees forty-seven minutes forty-five seconds west two thousand eight hundred and forty-three and sixty-one one-hundredths feet to a stone monument in the westerly line of the lands of the Long Island Railroad Company and in the lands of Caroline Hohenrath; thence south eighty-four degrees forty-six minutes west two thousand four hundred and thirty-seven and sixty-five one-hundredths feet to the center of the highway known as Glen Cove Avenue which leads from Glen Cove to Mineola; thence along the center of said highway, being also the easterly line of the bounds of the incorporated Village of Sea Cliff the following nine courses and distances: North ten degrees twenty-two minutes west one hundred and twenty-nine and seventy-six one-hundredths feet; north four degrees twenty minutes east one hundred and seventy-nine and eighty-seven one-hundredths feet; north ten degrees fifty-three minutes east three hundred and forty-nine and sixty-seven one-hundredths feet; north eighteen degrees forty-two minutes east five hundred and seven and ninety-four one-hundredths feet; north eleven degrees twenty-eight minutes east seven hundred and ninety-seven and thirteen one-hundredths feet; north fifteen degrees one minute east two hundred and thirty-six and twenty-two one-hundredths feet; north twenty-two degrees twenty-four minutes east three hundred and twenty-five and eleven one-hundredths feet; north twenty-four degrees fifty-four minutes east one hundred and fifty-nine and twelve one-hundredths feet; north forty degrees twenty-four minutes east one hundred and eighty-nine and sixty one-hundredths feet; thence along the bounds of the incorporated Village of Sea Cliff the following eight courses and distances: North eighty-seven degrees thirty-five minutes west one thousand four hundred and forty and sixteen one-hundredths feet to a stone monument; south seventy-six degrees forty-seven minutes west seven hundred and sixty-nine and sixty-one one-hundredths feet to a stone monument; north thirty degrees forty-two minutes west one hundred and four and sixty-seven one-hundredths feet; north fifty-eight degrees fifty minutes west seventy and forty-one one-hundredths feet; south seventy-five degrees thirty-three minutes west two hundred and forty-nine and three one-hundredths feet; north fifty-nine degrees forty-five minutes west twenty-eight and ninety-seven one-hundredths feet to a stone monument; north three degrees nine minutes east three hundred and forty-eight and fifty-three one-hundredths feet to a stone monument; south forty-seven degrees thirty-nine minutes west nine hundred and two feet to a stone monument; north nineteen degrees, thirty-one minutes west one hundred and fifty-one and thirty one-hundredths feet to the stone monument at the point or place of beginning.
Also all the lands under water lying in Hempstead harbor and Long Island Sound adjacent to said premises to the centre of said harbor and Sound respectively.
The following lands having been annexed to the City of Glen Cove pursuant to Chapter 651 of the Laws of 1933 are also a part of the City of Glen Cove:
All that tract or parcel of land formerly situate in the town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau and state of New York, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the then Glen Cove city line where said line running westerly intersects the westerly line of Cedar Swamp road and running thence the following two courses along the then Glen Cove city line: south six degrees twenty-one minutes thirty seconds west twenty-one and twenty-one one-hundredths feet, south no degrees forty-six minutes west four hundred and two and five one-hundredths feet; thence along the extension of and southerly line of Frost Pond road and south eighty-six degrees thirty-nine minutes forty seconds east one thousand two hundred and seventy-eight and thirty-two one-hundreths feet; thence north four degrees forty-four minutes ten seconds east four hundred forty-four and seventy one-hundredths feet to a point in the then Glen Cove city line; thence, along the then Glen Cove city line, north eighty-seven degrees thirty-seven minutes west one thousand three hundred and six and twenty-six one-hundredths feet to the point or place of beginning, containing twelve and eight hundred seventy-five thousandths acres, be the same more or less.
Also all that tract or parcel of land formerly situate in the town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau and state of New York, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a monument in the then Glen Cove city line where said line running southerly on the westerly line of Old Frost Pond road, in the city of Glen Cove, turns in a westerly direction and running thence the following courses and distances: south three degrees thirty-six minutes fifty seconds and twenty-four and seventy-one one-hundredths feet to a monument; thence along the southerly line of Old Frost Pond road the following three courses and distances: south eighty-seven degrees thirty-seven minutes ten seconds east six hundred and seventy-seven and twenty-eight one-hundredths feet to a monument, south eighty-seven degrees forty-eight minutes twenty-five seconds east one hundred and ninety-five and sixty one-hundredths feet, south eighty-seven degrees thirty-nine minutes twenty seconds east two hundred and sixty-nine and ninety-six one-hundredths feet; thence north two degrees sixteen minutes thirty seconds west one hundred and twenty-three and ninety-four one-hundredths feet to a point in the then Glen Cove city line; thence, along the then Glen Cove city line, north eighty-seven degrees thirty-nine minutes twenty seconds west one thousand one hundred and thirty-two and fifty-two one-hundredths feet to a monument at the point where this line intersects the westerly line of Old Frost Pond road; thence south two degrees thirteen minutes thirty seconds west ninety-eight and ninety-one one-hundredths feet to the point or place or beginning, containing three and two hundred thirty-one thousandths acres, be the same more or less.
The following lands having been annexed to the City of Glen Cove pursuant to Chapter 706 of the Laws of 1936 are also a part of the City of Glen Cove:
All that tract or parcel of land formerly situate in the incorporated village of Sea Cliff, town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau and state of New York, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point on the northeasterly line of Carpenter Avenue and on the then boundary of the city of Glen Cove thence N. 59° 45' W. 37.27 feet to a stone monument; thence along the center line of Carpenter avenue, as shown on "Map of Hammond Hill Park at Glen Cove and Sea Cliff, Long Island, N.Y.", filed in the county clerk's office in Nassau county October thirtieth, nineteen hundred twenty-eight, and designated by file number six hundred sixty-six, and on the extension of said center line, N 2° 32' E. 316.97 feet to a stone monument; thence along the then boundary line of the city of Glen Cove, the following two courses and distances: N. 71° 28' 30" E. 39.39 feet and S. 3° 09' W. 348.53 feet to the point or place of beginning.
The said territory so annexed constitutes a narrow strip of land, most of which, about twenty feet in width comprises approximately one-half of the street or roadway called the Carpenter avenue extension and land adjacent thereto less than twenty feet in width.
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The city shall be divided into election districts.
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The election districts of the city may be abolished, altered or divided, and new election districts created pursuant to the provisions of the Election Law.
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The city shall have a common seal, and it shall have all the powers, subject to delegation, conferred by the General City Law.
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In addition to the powers expressed and fairly implied the city shall have all the powers necessary to the exercise of any such powers, and in case of doubt as to the exercise of any such powers and in case of doubt as to the possession of any particular power, a liberal construction shall be given in favor of its existence.
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Where the manner of exercising any power is not expressly given or implied, it may be prescribed by local law or ordinance.
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Whenever an act is required to be done by the City Council or an officer on a particular date but the date is allowed to pass without the act being done, it may be done as soon thereafter as practicable.
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A substantial compliance with any of the provisions of this Charter shall be deemed a full performance thereof.
Whenever used in this Charter, unless otherwise expressly stated or unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE
Includes the salaries and office expenses of the officers and employees of the city, but not the wages of laborers.
CHARTER
The Glen Cove City Charter.
CITY
The City of Glen Cove.
CITY COUNCIL OR COUNCIL
The elective governing body of the City of Glen Cove.
LAW
A state statute, charter, local law, ordinance or resolution.
LOCAL LAW
A law adopted pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law or to other authorization of a state statute or this Charter by the City Council, or proposed by a Charter Commission or by petition, and ratified by a popular vote, as provided in Article VI of the Municipal Home Rule Law or as provided in a state statute, this Charter or local law; but shall not mean or include an ordinance, resolution or other similar act of the City Council or of any other board or body of this city.
ORDINANCE
A legislative act of the City Council which is permanent in nature, unless specifically self-limiting, general in its application and may or may not contain penal provisions for its violation and must be in written form. It shall be enacted in accordance with the provisions hereinafter provided.
RESOLUTION
A legislative act of the City Council which is limited in its application or of a temporary nature, or both, and shall include, as used in this Charter, all orders, rules, motions and all other legislative acts except local laws and ordinances. Unless specifically provided, it need not be in writing.
The violet, a flower of the genus Viola, in its common purple flowered species of eastern North America and wild form shall be the official flower of the City of Glen Cove.