City of Hudson, NY
Columbia County
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§ C1-1 Short title; courts to take judicial notice.

This local law shall be known and may be cited as the "Hudson City Charter," and is a local law of which the courts shall take judicial notice.

§ C1-2 Corporate capacity and name; property.

The citizens of this state, from time to time inhabitants of that portion of the territory of this state heretofore known as "the City of Hudson," shall continue to be a body politic and corporate, by the name of the "City of Hudson," and in that name may sue and defend in any court, make and use a common seal, and alter it at pleasure, and may acquire, by gift, grant, devise, condemnation proceedings, bequest or purchase, real or personal property, and hold and convey the same, or any part thereof, as the purposes of the corporation may require. It may take by gift, grant, bequest and devise, and hold, real and personal property in trust for any purpose of education, art, health, charity and amusement, for parks, gardens and grounds, for the burial of the dead, the care and maintenance of individual cemetery lots or plots, and for the erection of statues, monuments, public buildings and other public uses, upon such terms as may be prescribed by the grantor or donor, and accepted by said corporation; and said corporation may do everything necessary to carry into effect the powers granted to it. All the real and personal property now owned or possessed by or held in the name of "The City of Hudson" is hereby vested in the "City of Hudson," with power to hold and convey the same as the purposes of said corporation may require; provided, however, that all gifts, grants, devises and bequests heretofore made to said City, with reversionary conditions, shall not be conveyed.

§ C1-3 City boundaries.

The boundaries of the City shall be as follows: beginning at a point, as the magnetic needle stood in the year 1820 A.D., bearing north thirty-three degrees and twenty-five minutes west (N 33° 25' W) from a buoy standing at the southerly point of the flats in the Hudson River, which buoy bears south seventy-seven degrees and five minutes west (S 77° 5' W) 40 chains and 80 links from the southwesterly corner of Mr. Goodwin's dock in the City of Hudson, and north twenty-eight degrees and ten minutes west (N 28° 10' W) 29 chains from Black Rock, on the most northerly point of Mount Merino; thence from said buoy south thirty-three degrees and twenty-five minutes east (S 33° 25' E) 58 chains to a willow tree standing in the fence; thence south seventy degrees and ten minutes east (S 70° 10' E) 96 chains to the center of the old road passing through the farm formerly owned by Charles Evarts; thence along the center of said old road north sixty-three degrees and twenty minutes east (N 63° 20' E) six chains and 60 links; thence north forty-four degrees and twenty minutes east (N 44° 20' E) 10 chains and 45 links; thence north fifty-five degrees and fifty minutes east (N 55° 50' E) six chains; thence north thirty-three degrees and fifty minutes east (N 33° 50' E) one chain; thence, as the magnetic needle stood in the year 1895 at right angles from center of said old road south twenty-nine degrees twenty-five minutes east (S 29° 25' E) 16 1/2 feet; thence south twenty-three degrees twenty minutes west (S 23° 20' W) 264 feet to lands of Everts Ten Broeck; thence south sixty-five degrees twenty-one minutes east (S 65° 21' E) 641 feet; thence south thirty-three degrees twenty-five minutes west (S 33° 25' W) 1,172 1/2 feet to a stone monument; thence south seventy-one degrees twenty-nine minutes east (S 71° 29' E) 457 feet to a stone monument; thence north eighty-five degrees thirty-six minutes east (N 85° 36' E) 553 feet to a stone monument near an elm tree, on the north side of Berridge's quarry road; thence along the northerly side of Berridge's quarry road, north nineteen degrees twenty-five minutes east (N 19° 25' E) 1,627 feet to the westerly side of the Columbia Turnpike; thence northerly along the westerly side of the Columbia Turnpike, north forty-nine degrees two minutes west (N 49° 2' W) 433 feet; thence continuing along the westerly side of the Columbia Turnpike north forty-nine degrees twenty minutes west (N 49° 20' W) 817 feet to the center of Paul Avenue; thence northerly along the center of Paul Avenue to the northerly side of the Union Turnpike; thence easterly along the northerly side of the Union Turnpike to the lands of the Knickerbocker Portland Cement Company; thence in a northerly course having a left-hand deflection of ninety-seven degrees forty-five minutes (97° 45'), measured from the direction of the preceding course, 362 1/10 feet to an iron pin; thence easterly on a course having a right-hand deflection of seventy-three degrees twenty-nine minutes (73° 29'), measured from the direction of the preceding course, nine feet to an iron pin; thence northerly along the southerly line of the lands of the Mechanical Handlor Company and the Albany Southern Railroad Company, said course having a left-hand deflection of ninety degrees sixteen minutes (90° 16') measured from the direction of the preceding course, 602 feet to the northerly side of the Farmer's Turnpike; thence easterly along the northerly side of the Farmer's Turnpike on a course having a right-hand deflection-of ninety-three degrees ten minutes (93° 10'), measured from the direction of the preceding course, 808 5/10 feet; thence continuing along the northerly side of said turnpike on a left-hand deflection of eleven degrees twenty-two minutes (11° 22'), measured from the direction of the preceding course, 274 7/10 feet; thence continuing along the northerly side of said turnpike on a left-hand deflection of five degrees sixteen minutes (5° 16'), measured from the direction of the preceding course, 306 2/10 feet to a point in the division fence between the lands of Arthur Farrand and the tract known as the "Fairground Boulevards"; thence northwesterly along said division line on a left-hand deflection of ninety-six degrees fourteen minutes (96° 14'), measured from the direction of the preceding course, 700 feet; thence, as the magnetic needle stood in the year 1820 A.D., north eleven degrees and fifty minutes east (N 11° 50' E) 44 chains to a white oak tree standing one chain and 55 links from the northeasterly corner of the farm lately owned by Jonas White, and nine links westerly from the fence along the westerly side of the old road leading from Hudson to the print works; thence from this white oak tree north seventy-four degrees twenty-five minutes west (N 74° 25' W) to the middle of the Hudson River or to the Greene County line; thence southerly along the middle of the Hudson River to the point of intersection of said middle line with the prolongation of the first course mentioned in the description, thence to the place of beginning.

§ C1-4 Ward boundaries and changes in ward boundaries pursuant to reapportionment.

[Amended 11-8-2016 by L.L. No. 5-2016[1]]
A. 
Ward boundaries. The City shall be divided into five wards, bounded and described respectively as follows:
(1) 
First Ward. All that part of the City lying within the lines beginning at a point where a northwesterly extension projecting the center line of Warren Street intersects the northwesterly bounds of the City, and thence along said projection and the center line of Warren Street in a southeasterly direction to the center line of Worth Avenue, and thence along the center line of Worth Avenue in a southerly direction to the southerly bounds of the City, and thence along the southerly and then southwesterly and then northwesterly bounds of the City to the place of beginning shall be the First Ward.
(2) 
Second Ward. All that part of the City lying within the lines beginning at a point where a northwesterly extension projecting the center line of Warren Street intersects the northwesterly bounds of the City, and thence along said projection and the center line of Warren Street in a southeasterly direction to the center line of North Third Street, and thence along the center line of North Third Street in a northeasterly direction to the center line of Rope Alley, and thence along the center line of Rope Alley in a northwesterly direction to the center line of North Second Street, and thence along the center line of North Second Street in a northeasterly direction to the northerly bounds of the City, and thence along the northerly and northwesterly bounds of the City to the place of beginning shall be the Second Ward.
(3) 
Third Ward. All that part of the City lying within the lines beginning at a point where the center line of Worth Avenue intersects the southerly bounds of the City, and thence along the southerly and then easterly bounds of the City to the center line of Fairview Avenue, and thence along the center line of Fairview Avenue in a southwesterly direction to the center line of Green Street, and thence along the center line of Green Street in a northwesterly and then westerly direction to the center line of State Street, and thence along the center line of State Street in a northwesterly direction to the center line of North Sixth Street, and thence along the center line of North Sixth Street in a northeasterly direction to the center line of Rope Alley, and thence along the center line of Rope Alley in a northwesterly direction to the center line of Dodge Street, and thence along the center line of Dodge Street in a southwesterly direction to the center line of State Street, and thence along the center line of State Street in a northwesterly direction to the center line of North Fifth Street, and thence along the center line of North Fifth Street in a southwesterly direction to the center line of Warren Street, and thence along the center line of Warren Street in a southeasterly direction to the center line of Worth Avenue, and thence along the center line of Worth Avenue in a southerly direction to the place of beginning shall be the Third Ward.
(4) 
Fourth Ward. All that part of the City lying within the lines beginning at a point where the easterly bounds of the City intersect the center line of Harry Howard Avenue, and thence along the center line of Harry Howard Avenue in a southwesterly direction to where a northerly extension projecting the center line of North Fifth Street intersects the center line of Harry Howard Avenue, and thence along said projection and the center line of North Fifth Street in a southwesterly direction to the center line of Washington Street, and thence along the center line of Washington Street in a southeasterly direction to the center line of North Sixth Street, and thence along the center line of North Sixth Street in a southwesterly direction to the center line of Rope Alley, and thence along the center line of Rope Alley in a northwesterly direction to the center line of Dodge Street, and thence along the center line of Dodge Street in a southwesterly direction to the center line of State Street, and thence along the center line of State Street in a northwesterly direction to the center line of North Fifth Street, and thence along the center line of North Fifth Street in a southwesterly direction to the center line of Warren Street, and thence along the center line of Warren Street in a northwesterly direction to the center line of North Third Street, and thence along the center line of North Third Street in a northeasterly direction to the center line of Rope Alley, and thence along the center line of Rope Alley in a northwesterly direction to the center line of North Second Street, and thence along the center line of North Second Street in a northeasterly direction to the northerly bounds of the City, and thence in an easterly and then southerly direction along the northerly and easterly bounds of the City to the place of beginning shall be the Fourth Ward.
(5) 
Fifth Ward. All that part of the City lying within the lines beginning at a point where the easterly bounds of the City intersect the center line of Harry Howard Avenue, and thence along the center line of Harry Howard Avenue in a southwesterly direction to where a northerly extension projecting the center line of North Fifth Street intersects the center line of Harry Howard Avenue, and thence along said projection and the center line of North Fifth Street in a southwesterly direction to the center line of Washington Street, and thence along the center line of Washington Street in a southeasterly direction to the center line of North Sixth Street, and thence along the center line of North Sixth Street in a southwesterly direction to the center line of State Street, and thence along the center line of State Street in a southeasterly direction to the center line of Green Street, and thence along the center line of Green Street in an easterly and then southeasterly direction to the center line of Fairview Avenue, and thence along the center line of Fairview Avenue in a northeasterly direction to where the center line of Fairview Avenue intersects the easterly bounds of the City, and thence along the easterly bounds of the City in a northerly direction to the place of beginning shall be the Fifth Ward.
B. 
Allocation of population to each ward. The population allocated to each of the wards described in Subsection A. above is based on the census block data from the United States Census Bureau from the 2010 census, as adjusted by the New York Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment with respect to persons resident in state or federal prisons. Such census block data is set forth below listing the census blocks in each ward that contain population. The asterisked population figures for census block Tract 1300, Block 1002, with a total population of 365, that is split between Wards 1 and 2, are based on there being 168 housing units in said census block, of which 60 units are within the boundaries of Ward 1, and 108 units are within the boundaries of Ward 2, as calculated by the City Clerk of Hudson. The asterisked population figures for census block Tract 1200, Block 1012, with a total population of 200, that is split between Wards 4 and 5, are based on there being 91 housing units in said census block, of which 34 units are within the boundaries of Ward 4, and 57 units are within the boundaries of Ward 5, as calculated by the City Clerk of Hudson.
WARD
STATE
COUNTY
TRACT
BLOCK
POP
1
36
21
1300
1011
1
1
36
21
1300
1012
23
1
36
21
1300
1013
15
1
36
21
1300
1014
35
1
36
21
1300
2000
64
1
36
21
1300
2001
16
1
36
21
1300
2002
34
1
36
21
1300
2003
60
1
36
21
1300
2005
14
1
36
21
1300
2006
44
1
36
21
1300
2007
20
1
36
21
1300
2008
33
1
36
21
1300
2009
13
1
36
21
1300
2013
141
1
36
21
1300
2014
30
1
36
21
1300
2015
36
1
36
21
1300
3005
23
1
36
21
1300
3006
46
1
36
21
1300
3007
16
1
36
21
1300
3008
23
1
36
21
1300
3009
31
1
36
21
1300
3010
42
1
36
21
1300
1006
109
1
36
21
1300
1007
28
1
36
21
1300
1008
34
1
36
21
1300
1009
25
1
36
21
1300
3000
70
1
36
21
1300
3001
31
1
36
21
1300
3002
32
1
36
21
1300
3003
19
1
36
21
1300
3004
41
1
36
21
1300
1002
130*
Total
1279
WARD
STATE
COUNTY
TRACT
BLOCK
POP
2
36
21
1200
2001
1
2
36
21
1200
2002
421
2
36
21
1200
2003
78
2
36
21
1200
2004
37
2
36
21
1200
2005
26
2
36
21
1200
2006
111
2
36
21
1200
3002
158
2
36
21
1200
3003
50
2
36
21
1200
3004
49
2
36
21
1200
3005
70
2
36
21
1200
3006
55
2
36
21
1300
1002
235*
Total
1291
WARD
STATE
COUNTY
TRACT
BLOCK
POP
3
36
21
1200
4008
56
3
36
21
1200
4009
11
3
36
21
1200
4010
71
3
36
21
1200
4011
96
3
36
21
1200
4019
41
3
36
21
1300
4000
56
3
36
21
1300
4001
98
3
36
21
1300
4002
31
3
36
21
1300
4003
27
3
36
21
1300
4004
2
3
36
21
1300
4005
30
3
36
21
1300
4006
52
3
36
21
1300
4008
13
3
36
21
1300
4009
1
3
36
21
1300
4010
7
3
36
21
1300
4011
83
3
36
21
1300
4012
43
3
36
21
1300
4013
139
3
36
21
1300
4015
2
3
36
21
1300
4016
7
3
36
21
1300
5003
4
3
36
21
1300
5004
13
3
36
21
1300
5005
28
3
36
21
1300
5007
31
3
36
21
1300
5010
16
3
36
21
1300
5012
7
3
36
21
1300
5013
76
3
36
21
1300
5014
119
3
36
21
1300
5015
2
3
36
21
1300
5016
53
3
36
21
1300
5017
20
3
36
21
1300
5018
56
Total
1291
WARD
STATE
COUNTY
TRACT
BLOCK
POP
4
36
21
1200
1000
289
4
36
21
1200
1012
75*
4
36
21
1200
3000
55
4
36
21
1200
3001
93
4
36
21
1200
3007
65
4
36
21
1200
3008
2
4
36
21
1200
3009
53
4
36
21
1200
3010
74
4
36
21
1200
4000
20
4
36
21
1200
4002
10
4
36
21
1200
4003
28
4
36
21
1200
4004
59
4
36
21
1200
4005
63
4
36
21
1200
4006
35
4
36
21
1200
4007
43
4
36
21
1200
4012
118
4
36
21
1200
4014
23
4
36
21
1200
4015
18
4
36
21
1200
4016
32
4
36
21
1200
4017
64
4
36
21
1200
4018
56
Total
1275
WARD
STATE
COUNTY
TRACT
BLOCK
POP
5
36
21
1200
1002
79
5
36
21
1200
1009
268
5
36
21
1200
1011
59
5
36
21
1200
1012
125*
5
36
21
1200
1013
37
5
36
21
1200
1017
88
5
36
21
1200
1019
73
5
36
21
1200
1020
69
5
36
21
1200
1021
108
5
36
21
1300
5000
325
5
36
21
1300
5002
36
Total
1267
C. 
Equal population requirements and reapportionment of wards. The wards shall have substantially equal populations as determined by the United States Census Bureau and New York State law such that such populations are in conformance with applicable federal and New York State law. If after any decennial federal census, the population of the wards is not in compliance with the law, the Common Council by not later than July 1 of each year ending in "2" shall reapportion the wards and change their boundaries in order to cause their respective populations to be in conformance with the law.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided an effective date for the amendments to this section of 1-1-2017.