[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glens Falls as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-24-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004]
The Common Council of the City of Glens Falls finds it is in the best interest of the citizens of Glens Falls, for the welfare, safety and health thereof, to adopt New York State General Municipal Law Article 19-A to govern the creation, extension and operation of business improvement districts within the City of Glens Falls in order to foster the commercial viability and attractiveness of commercial districts. The Common Council recognizes that certain adjustments to its regulations must be made from time to time in order to preserve the health and safety of its residents while at the same time accommodating and expanding the business community and encouraging economic growth.
The provisions of Article 19-A of the New York State General Municipal Law (GML) are hereby applicable to the establishment, extension, amendment, and operation of business improvement districts (BIDS) within the City of Glens Falls.
[Adopted 12-22-2004 by L.L. No. 7-2004]
The Central Business Improvement District of Glens Falls ("CBID") shall be and is hereby established in the City of Glens Falls, the Common Council having found that the establishment of the District is in the public interest, that all notice, mailing and hearing requirements have been complied with, that all properties within the District will benefit from the establishment and that all property benefited is included in the boundaries of the District. The boundaries of said District are contained in the district plan adopted by the Common Council on September 23, 2004, by Resolution No. 299, and are set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto.
Editor's Note: Said Exhibit A is on file in the City offices.
The CBID is governed by a not-for-profit corporation, the Central Business Improvement District Management Association, Inc., embodying a Board of Directors consisting of three appointed members, seven property owners owning property within the CBID and one commercial tenant within the CBID.
The improvements and provisions of services within the District shall be pursuant to such district plan of the CBID. All said services shall be in addition to, and not a substitution for, required municipal services provided by the City of Glens Falls on a City-wide basis.
To the extent not otherwise explicitly provided herein, the provisions set forth in Article 19-A of the General Municipal Law shall govern the operation of the CBID and the District Management Association in the City.
Insofar as the provisions of this article are inconsistent with the provisions of any other local law or act, the provisions of this article shall be controlling.
The cost of services provided within the CBID shall be levied against the benefited real property within the boundaries of the CBID, except as provided in § 980-a of the General Municipal Law and shall be levied and collected in the same manner and at the same time and by the same officers as general municipal taxes are levied and collected within the City. The CBID assessment shall be assessed upon the benefited real property pursuant to the district plan.
Any amendments to the CBID or the district plan shall be made in accordance with the provisions set forth in § 980-i of Article 19-A of the General Municipal Law.
This article shall become effective upon compliance with the requirements set forth in § 980-g of Article 19-A of the General Municipal Law.