City of Yonkers, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Yonkers as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-27-2001 by L.L. No. 13-2001]
A. 
A Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District is hereby established in accordance with § 980 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Said business improvement district is governed by a not-for-profit corporation, the Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District of Yonkers, Inc., represented by a Board of Directors comprised of 15 members:
(1) 
Three incorporating directors:
(a) 
One appointed by the Mayor of the City of Yonkers.
(b) 
One appointed by the Yonkers City Council.
(c) 
One appointed by the City's Chief Financial Officer.
(2) 
Twelve additional directors:
(a) 
Nine representing commercial property owners.
(b) 
Two representing tenants of commercial space.
(c) 
One representing tenants of residential units.
The Yonkers South Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District shall be and is hereby established in the City of Yonkers, the City Council having found that the establishment of the business improvement district is in the public interest; that all notice, mailing and hearing requirements have been complied with, that all properties within the business improvement district will benefit from its establishment and that all property benefited is included in the boundaries of said district.
The boundaries of said business improvement district are comprised of the following:
A. 
Downtown: generally extends from School Street to the east, continues along Nepperhan Avenue, including 122 Nepperhan Avenue, Block 481, lot 49, to Prospect Street to the south, along the Metro-North Hudson railroad line to the west (which separates downtown from the waterfront), to the north of Wells Avenue and North Broadway to the north.
[Amended 9-13-2016 by L.L. No. 7-2016]
B. 
The Waterfront: extends from the Metro-North Hudson railroad line to the east, continues to the Sugar Refinery Factory to the south, along the Hudson River to the west, and to Wells Avenue to the north. (The Scrimshaw House Condominium is not included.)
The services proposed will supplement the City's Code enforcement program within the district in a cooperative venture that will utilize the District's Director to identify and report Code violations to the City and provide information and guidance to owners regarding how to avoid Code problems and how to enhance the appearance of the properties. The District Corporation, in partnership with the City, will promote the economic advancement of properties throughout the District through supplementary marketing coordinated with City-sponsored marketing.
Directly benefited properties receive the primary economic benefit of business improvement district programs and are funded through a special assessment. The business improvement district special assessment will be a product of the current real property assessed valuation and a dollar rate equal to 6% (rounded up to the nearest cent) of the City of Yonkers general municipal tax rate, City of Yonkers school tax, and the County of Westchester tax.
In the event an owner of benefited property within the district fails to timely pay the aforementioned special assessment, a lien on said property will be established on behalf of the City of Yonkers.
This article shall take effect upon approval of the State Comptroller in accordance with § 980(g) of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This article was approved 2-10-2002.
[Adopted 11-27-2001 by L.L. No. 14-2001]
A. 
A Yonkers South Broadway Business Improvement District is hereby established in accordance with § 980 the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Said business improvement district is governed by a not-for-profit corporation, the Yonkers South Broadway District Management Association, Inc., represented by a Board of Directors comprised of 17 members:
(1) 
Three incorporating directors:
(a) 
One appointed by the Mayor of the City of Yonkers.
(b) 
One appointed by the Yonkers City Council.
(c) 
One appointed by the City's Chief Financial Officer.
(2) 
Fourteen additional directors:
(a) 
Nine representing commercial property owners.
(b) 
Four representing tenants of commercial space.
(c) 
One representing tenants of residential units.
The Yonkers South Broadway Business Improvement District shall be and is hereby established in the City of Yonkers, the City Council having found that the establishment of the business improvement district is in the public interest; that all notice, mailing and hearing requirements have been complied with, that all properties within the business improvement district will benefit from its establishment and that all property benefited is included in the boundaries of said district.
The boundaries of said business improvement district are comprised of a mixed-use area of approximately two miles in length commencing at Vark Street/Park Hill Avenue on the north, and Caryl Avenue on the south. Only properties facing South Broadway are included in the district.
The improvements proposed will include the following: sidewalk and curbside cleaning, supplemental snow removal, facade and sign improvement subsidies, streetscape enhancements, parking plan, gate replacement and various merchant services.
Directly benefited properties receive the primary economic benefit of business improvement district programs and are funded through a special assessment. The business improvement district special assessment will be a product of the current real property valuation at the following schedule:
A. 
Business properties: 0.08 of assessed value.
B. 
Single-use buildings, business use only: 0.08 of assessed value.
C. 
Apartment buildings, which include businesses: $1,095 a year.
D. 
Apartment buildings, which are solely residential: $1 a year.
In the event an owner of benefited property within the district fails to timely pay the aforementioned special assessment, a lien on said property will be established on behalf of the City of Yonkers.
This article shall take effect upon approval of the State Comptroller in accordance with § 980(g) of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This article was approved 2-10-2002.