[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cohoes 12-22-2009 by L.L. No. 13-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Elections — See Ch. 30.
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.
[Amended 7-28-2015 by L.L. No. 6-2015; 8-27-2019 by L.L. No. 3-2019]
No sale, lease or license of real property belonging to or under control of the City shall be authorized except upon a resolution of the Board of Managers. In the case of a proposed sale of real property, the resolution of the Board of Managers must include a finding that the real property no longer serves a municipal purpose.
Any such sale of real property shall be by pubic auction to the highest responsible bidder under proper regulations as to the giving of security and after public notice published once each week in the official City newspaper(s). Any such sale must be approved by ordinance of the Common Council by a two-thirds vote of all members.
Notwithstanding § 16-2B, in the discretion of the Common Council, property may be conveyed to individuals or entities who are abutting or adjacent owners after a finding that the property no longer serves a municipal purpose. The property shall be offered to each of such abutting or adjacent owners to submit a written bid for the property. The Common Council in its sole and absolute discretion may by a two-thirds of all members vote to accept or reject any offer.
A lease or license of real property and any extension thereof may occur through private negotiation for fair and adequate compensation. Any lease for more than one month or license for more than 90 days must be approved by an ordinance upon a two-thirds vote of all members of the Common Council. Any lease for less than 30 days or license for less than 90 days shall only require a resolution approving such lease or license by the Board of Managers.
[Added 8-27-2019 by L.L. No. 3-2019]
No franchise belonging to or under the control of the City shall be granted except upon a resolution approved by the Board of Managers.
The granting of a franchise, or an extension thereof, may occur through private negotiation for fair and adequate compensation. No granting of a franchise shall be valid or take effect unless subsequently approved by ordinance of the Common Council approved by a two-thirds vote of all members.
No franchise may be granted or operated for a period of more than 50 years.