City of Hornell, NY
Steuben County
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[L. 1933, c. 720; L. 1939, c. 296[1]]
All that district of country in the County of Steuben, included within the following mentioned and described line, shall hereafter form and constitute the City of Hornell, namely: Beginning at a point on the present west boundary of the present City of Hornell, said point being on the division line between Great Lots Numbers 5 and 6 and at the center of a poplar tree thirty-one feet distant north of the center line of the present state (or county) road to Almond, thence north along said Great Lot line seven chains and seventy-seven links; thence north seventy-two degrees east fifteen chains, to the north side of the road leading to Bald Hill; thence north eighty-four degrees fifteen minutes east thirty chains to a marked Basswood tree (said line crossing Erie Railway tracks three chains and fifty-two links south of south end of the former number two bridge of said railway); thence along the southwesterly bank of Canisteo River forty-four chains and eighty-eight links, to the line between Great Lots Numbers 7 and 8; thence southerly along west bank of Canisteo River to a stake (said stake being south thirteen degrees west and seventy-two feet distance from a marked elm tree on east bank of said river, and also north seventeen degrees thirty minutes west and twenty-three and one-half feet distant from a marked oak tree on west bank of said river); thence south eighty-four degrees east along the line between the lands formerly owned by Martin Adsit and Martin Curry, a distance of sixteen chains and sixty-nine links, to a stake ten rods east of the east line of Lincoln Street (said stake being south twenty-three degrees west and twenty-three feet distant from a marked ash tree, and also north fifty degrees west and thirty-five feet distant from a marked ash tree, and being on lands formerly owned by Martin Adsit); thence south nine degrees fifteen minutes east a distance of fifty-six chains and twenty-one links to the south line of lands formerly owned by Dugald Cameron, deceased; thence easterly along said south line of Cameron lands to the line between Great Lots Numbers 9 and 10; thence south along said line between said Great Lots Numbers 9 and 10, eighty-three chains and forty-three links, to the present most southerly, boundary of said city (April 20, 1906); thence continuing south thirteen chains and three links to a point on the above mentioned line (between Great Lots Numbers 9 and 10) extended; thence westerly to an iron stake in the division line between Great Lots Numbers 7 and 8; thence north eleven degrees fifty-seven minutes fifty-five seconds east, along said Great Lot line, a distance of one thousand one hundred one and ten one-hundredths feet to a point, said point being located northerly from the center line of Spencer Avenue; thence south seventy-five degrees ten minutes nineteen seconds west, approximately along the northerly bounds of Gypsy Hill Road, so called, passing through an existing monument, at a distance of fifty-five and three one-hundredths feet, a total distance of nine hundred forty-seven and ninety one-hundredths feet, to a point; thence south sixty-nine degrees seventeen minutes thirty seconds west, continuing along said approximate northerly bounds, a distance of five hundred fifty-nine feet, to a point; thence south forty-three degrees forty-two minutes thirty-one seconds west, continuing along said approximate northerly bounds, a distance of five hundred twenty-four and fifty one-hundredths feet, to an existing monument, said point located along the center line of Prentiss Street, a street not now in use; thence north seven degrees, fifty-nine minutes forty-two seconds east, along said center line, a distance of five hundred twenty-seven and forty-one one-hundredths feet, to a point; thence north forty-one degrees forty-eight minutes three seconds east, continuing along said center line, a distance of seven hundred fifty-three and seventy-two one-hundredths feet to a point, said point intended to be along the southerly line of year 1906 city line; thence north seventy-eight degrees fifteen minutes eighteen seconds west, along said 1906 city line, passing through an iron pipe located along the westerly bounds of said Prentiss Street, a distance of one thousand one hundred thirty-nine and forty-three one-hundredths feet, to an existing monument, said point intended to be located along the westerly city line, the westerly line of said Great Lot Number 7, thence continuing north along line between Great Lots Number 6 and 7, eighty-three chains, thence northerly thirty-two chains and sixty-seven links, more or less, through a point on the center line and at the westerly end of the concrete pavement west of the new overhead crossing of the Erie Railroad, to a point in the recent addition to the Catholic cemetery, said point being distant northerly one hundred feet from the above-mentioned center line of western end of concrete pavement; thence northwesterly thirty-five chains to the place of beginning.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II.
The citizens of this state who may from time to time reside in said city shall be a municipal corporation in perpetuity, under the name of the "City of Hornell." Said corporation may take, purchase, hold and convey real and personal property. It may take by gift, grant, bequest and devise and hold real and personal estate in trust for any purpose of education, art, health, charity or amusement; for parks, gardens and grounds for the burial of the dead or other public use; and for the erection of statues, monuments and public buildings, upon such terms as may be prescribed by the grantor or donor and accepted by said corporation; and it may provide for the proper execution of such trusts. It may sue and be sued, complain and defend in any court of law or equity; it may adopt and use a common seal and alter the same at pleasure; it may do everything necessary to carry into effect the powers granted to it; and all property, real and personal, rights, powers, privileges and contracts now possessed, owned, occupied, exercised or enjoyed by, as well as all the duties, contracts, obligations and liabilities imposed upon, said City of Hornellsville, are hereby transferred to, vested in and imposed upon said City of Hornell.
[L.L. No. 5-1937; L.L. No. 1-1939; L.L. No. 2-1971; L.L. No. 4-1982]
The City of Hornell is hereby divided into ten (10) wards, as follows:
A. 
The First Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the northwest extremeties of said city and running thence along the northern boundary of said city until the same intersects the center line of Maple City Drive; running thence southerly along the center line of Maple City Drive to the center line of Canacadea Creek; running thence in an irregular direction along the center line of Canacadea Creek to the western boundary of the City of Hornell; the remainder of said ward shall be encased by the western boundaries of the City of Hornell and the land annexed by the City of Hornell under Local Law No. 1-1969.
B. 
The Second Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the intersection of the northern boundary of said city and the center line of Maple City Drive; running thence southerly along the center line of Maple City Drive to a point which intersects with the center line of East Washington Street; running thence easterly along the center line of East Washington Street to the center line of the Canisteo River; running thence southerly along the center line of the Canisteo River to the intersection of the Canisteo River and Canacadea Creek; running thence perpendicular to the Canisteo River to the eastern boundaries of the City of Hornell; running thence northerly and westerly along the boundaries of the City of Hornell to the point of beginning.
C. 
The Third Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the center line of Canacadea Creek and the center line of Main Street; running thence south easterly along the center line of Main Street to the intersection of the center line of Main Street and Hakes Avenue; running thence northerly along the center line of Hakes Avenue to the intersection of the center line of Genesee Street; running thence easterly along the center line of Genesee Street to the intersection of the center line of Collier Street; running thence northerly along the center line of Collier Street to the center line of Maple Street; running thence westerly along the center line of Maple Street to the intersection of the center line of Sawyer Street; running thence northerly along the center line of Sawyer Street to the intersection of the center line of Platt Street; running thence north westerly along the center line of Platt Street to the center line of Church Street at the Church Street bridge to a point at the center line of Canacadea Creek; running thence easterly along the center line of Canacadea Creek to the intersection of the center line of the Canisteo River. The remainder of said ward is bounded by the First and Second Wards as hereinbefore described.
D. 
The Fourth Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the intersection of the center line of River Street and Delaware Avenue; running thence northerly along the center line of Delaware Avenue to a point which intersects the center line of the Canisteo River with the center line of Main Street at the East Main Street bridge, running thence westerly along the center line of Main Street to the intersection of the center line of Riverside Place; running thence southerly along the center line of Riverside Place to a point which intersects an easterly extension of the homes on the north side of Elm Street (It is the express intention that the homes on the north side of Elm Street are to be included in the Fourth Ward.); running thence westerly through the homes on the north side of Elm Street to a point which intersects the southerly extension of a line through the homes on the westerly side of McDougall Avenue (It is the express intention that the homes on the west side of McDougall Avenue are to be excluded from the Fourth Ward and to be included in the Fifth Ward as hereinafter described.); running thence northerly along the line of homes on the westerly side of McDougall Avenue to the intersection of said line and the center line of Main Street; running thence westerly along the center line of Main Street to a point which intersects with a line projected from the line of homes on the westerly side of Olive Place where the same intersects with the center line of Main Street (It is the express intention that the homes on the west side of Olive Place are to be included in the Fourth Ward.); running thence southerly through the western boundaries of Olive Place to the intersection of said line and a line running northerly through the homes on the north easterly side of Buffalo Street; running thence southerly along the northeasterly boundaries of Buffalo Street to the intersection of said line and the northern boundaries of Cass Street (It is the express intention that the homes on the northeasterly side of Buffalo Street are to be excluded from the Fourth Ward and to be included in the Eighth Ward as hereinafter described.); running thence easterly along the north boundaries of Cass Street to the intersection of the center line of Canisteo Street; running thence southerly along the center line of Canisteo Street until the same intersects with the center line of Albion Street; running thence westerly along the center line of Albion Street until the same intersects with the center line of Hill Street; running thence southerly along the center line of Hill Street until the same intersects with the center line of Spruce Street; running thence westerly along the center line of Spruce Street until the same intersects with the center line of Vincent Street; running thence southerly until the center line of Vincent Street intersects with the center line of Ravine Street; running thence easterly along the center line of Ravine Street until the same intersects with the center line of Grand Street; running thence northerly along the center line of Grand Street until the same intersects with the center line of Pleasant Street; running thence easterly along the center line of Pleasant Street; due east to the intersection of the center lines of River Street and Edison Drive; running thence easterly along the center line of River Street until the same intersects with the center line of Delaware Avenue.
E. 
The Fifth Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the intersection of the northern boundary of Elm Street where the same intersects with the center line of Riverside Place; running thence northerly along the center line of Riverside Place to the intersection of said line with the center line of Main Street; running thence easterly along the center line of Main Street to the center line of the Canisteo River; running thence northerly along the center line of the Canisteo River to the intersection of said line with the center line of Canacadea Creek. The remainder of said ward is bounded by the Third and Fourth Wards as herein before described.
F. 
The Sixth Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the intersection of the center line of East Main Street and the easterly boundaries of the City of Hornell; running thence westerly to the intersection of the center line of East Main and the center line of Howard Street; running thence westerly along the center line of Howard Street to the intersection of said line with the intersection of the center line of East Avenue; running thence northerly along the center line of East Avenue to the intersection of the center line of Canisteo Avenue; thence running westerly along the center line of Canisteo Avenue to the intersection of the center line of Myrtle Avenue; running thence northerly along the center line of Myrtle Avenue until the same intersects with a line projected through homes on the south side of Terry Street where the same intersects with the center line of Myrtle Avenue; running thence westerly along south boundaries of Terry Street until the same intersects with the center line of Delaware Avenue (It is the express intention that the homes on the south side of Terry Street from Myrtle Avenue to Delaware Avenue are to be included in the Sixth Ward.); running thence northerly along the center line of Delaware Avenue until the same intersects with the center line of River Street. The remainder of said ward is bounded by the Second, Fourth and Fifth Wards as herein before described and the easterly boundaries of the City of Hornell.
G. 
The Seventh Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the intersection of the center line of the Canisteo River and the southerly boundaries of the City of Hornell; running thence along the center line of the Canisteo River to a point where said line intersects with a line through the homes on the south side of South Street; running thence westerly through said homes on the south side of South Street to a point which intersects with the center line of Edison Drive (It is the express intention that the homes on the south side of South Street are to be included in the Seventh Ward.); running thence northwesterly along the center line of Edison Drive until the same intersects with the center line of River Street; running thence easterly along the center line of River Street to a point where the same intersects with the center line of Delaware Avenue. The remainder of said ward is bounded by the Sixth Ward herein before described and the easterly and southerly boundaries of the City of Hornell.
H. 
The Eighth Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the intersection of the center line of Crosby Street and the westerly boundaries of the City of Hornell; running thence easterly along the center line of Crosby Street until the same intersects with the center line of High Street; running thence northerly along the center line of High Street until the same intersects with the center line of Ravine Street; running thence easterly until the same intersects with the center line of Vincent Street; running thence northerly along the center line of Vincent Street until the same intersects with the center line of Spruce Street; running thence easterly along the center line of Spruce Street until the same intersects with the center line on Hill Street; running thence northerly along the center line of Hill Street until the same intersects with the center line of Albion Street; running thence easterly along the center line of Albion Street until the same intersects with the center line of Canisteo Street; running thence northerly along the center line of Canisteo Street until the same intersects with the center line of Loder Street. The remainder of said ward is bounded by the First, Third and Fourth Wards hereinbefore described and the westerly boundaries of the City of Hornell.
I. 
The Ninth Ward shall include all of said city commencing at the intersection of the center line of Maple City Drive and the southerly boundaries of the City of Hornell; running thence northerly through the center line of Maple City Drive to a point where the same intersects with the center line of Pine Street; running thence westerly along the center line of Pine Street until the same intersects with the center line of Canisteo Street; running thence northerly along the center line of Canisteo Street where the same intersects at the said line with Crosby Street and Mill Street; running thence westerly along the center line of Crosby Street until the same intersects with the center line of Grand Street; running thence northerly along the center line of Grand Street until the same intersects with the center line of Ravine Street; running thence along the center line of Ravine Street until the same intersects with the center line of High Street. The remainder of said ward is bounded by the Eighth Ward as hereinbefore described and the westerly and southerly boundaries of the City of Hornell.
J. 
The Tenth Ward shall include all of said city bounded by the Fourth, Seventh and Ninth Wards as hereinbefore described and the southern boundaries of the City of Hornell.
[L.L. No. 5-1937; L.L. No. 1-1939; L.L. No. 2-1971]
The election district of said city shall be constituted by each of the wards hereinbefore described and shall consist of ten (10) election districts.