City of Port Jervis, NY
Orange County
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This local law shall be known as the "Charter of the City of Port Jervis."
The City of Port Jervis located within the boundaries hereinafter described shall be a municipal corporation in perpetuity under the corporate name and style of the City of Port Jervis. Said corporation may sue and be sued; complain and defend in any court; adopt and use a common seal and shall possess all those powers granted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York.
A. 
All that portion of the territory of this state comprising part of the present Town of Deerpark, in the County of Orange, included within the following boundaries, is hereby constituted a city, which shall be known as the City of Port Jervis, to wit: Beginning at the "Tri-State Monument," which was set in the year 1882, by joint commission, at the junction of the Delaware and Neversink Rivers to mark the intersection of the lines of the States of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and running thence along the line of the State of New Jersey, south fifty degrees thirty minutes east, about three hundred feet, to a monument on the easterly bank of the Neversink River; thence up the said river along the top of the bank as it winds and turns about one thousand five hundred twelve feet to an iron bar, located south thirty-one degrees west thirteen feet from a marked chestnut tree; thence south fifty-seven degrees thirty minutes east two thousand two hundred seventy-eight feet to a large marked chestnut tree, standing near the junction of the Clove Brook and a small stream from the east; thence north forty-seven degrees fifty minutes east, one thousand two hundred forty-six feet to the northeasterly corner of the Neubauer property in the line of lands formerly belonging to Philip B. Elting; thence north fifteen degrees west one thousand five hundred sixty-seven feet to a locust tree on the easterly bank of the Neversink River, marked with two hacks and a blaze, located eighty-nine feet north fifty degrees east from the easterly corner of the Elting stone farmhouse; thence up the said river, along the top of the bank as it winds and turns, about four thousand two hundred fifteen feet to a small oak tree, marked with three hacks and a blaze, opposite the mouth of the Cuddeback Brook, so-called; thence across the Neversink River to the mouth of said brook and up along the easterly side of the same, as it winds and turns, to the southeasterly line of Kingston Avenue; thence easterly along the southeasterly line of Kingston Avenue to the present boundary line of the Village of Port Jervis, which at this point is four hundred feet northeasterly from the line which divided the lands formerly belonging to Simeon Westfall and Elting Cuddeback; thence north thirty-six degrees west along the present boundary line of said village to a point six thousand five hundred feet from the Neversink River; thence south fifty-three degrees west to the berm bank of the Delaware and Hudson Canal; thence northwesterly along said canal to a point on the lands of Charac J. Van Inwegen, opposite the wasteweir leading from said canal to the Delaware River; thence southwesterly crossing said canal and along the easterly line of said wasteweir and a continuation of said line to the center of the Delaware River; thence down the center of said river following the boundary line between the States of New York and Pennsylvania, to a point in the prolongation of the boundary line between the States of New York and New Jersey; thence south fifty degrees forty minutes east to the place of beginning.
B. 
Also all that tract or parcel of land situate in the Town of Deerpark, County of Orange and State of New York, bounded and described as follows, shall be included within the boundaries of the City of Port Jervis: Beginning at a point in the present northwesterly boundary line of the City of Port Jervis located two thousand six hundred feet, measured along the said northwesterly boundary line, from a stone monument marking the most northerly corner of the existing city boundaries; running thence north forty-five degrees west a distance of six hundred ten feet to a corner in the southeasterly line of great lot forty-five of the seventh division of the Minisink Patent; thence along the said line north forty-five degrees east a distance of four hundred forty feet to a point; thence north forty-five degrees west a distance of one thousand six hundred ninety and twelve one-hundredths feet to a corner marked by a stake and stones; thence south forty-five degrees west a distance of two thousand one hundred eighty-two and eighty-nine one-hundredths feet to a point; thence south sixty-two degrees twenty minutes west a distance of four hundred ninety-three feet to a point which is three hundred feet from the easterly right-of-way line of the Berme Road running from Port Jervis to Sparrowbush; thence parallel with and three hundred feet from the easterly right-of-way line of the said road south twenty-seven degrees forty minutes east a distance of five hundred eighty-nine and two-tenths feet to a point in the westerly right-of-way line of Skyline Drive; thence southerly along the westerly right-of-way line of the said drive a distance of five hundred twenty-eight feet to an iron bar; thence north sixty-one degrees fifteen minutes east a distance of one hundred fifty feet to an iron bar; thence south twenty-eight degrees forty-five minutes east a distance of fifty feet to an iron bar; thence south sixty-one degrees fifteen minutes west a distance of one hundred fifty feet to an iron bar and the westerly right-of-way line of Skyline Drive aforesaid; thence south twenty degrees twenty-eight minutes east a distance of one hundred twenty-five and nine-tenths feet to a point; thence south two degrees twenty-eight minutes west a distance of eighty-six and two-tenths feet to a point; thence south twenty degrees fifty-eight minutes west sixty feet to a point; thence south fifty-seven degrees fifty-eight minutes west thirty-five feet to a point in the easterly right-of-way line of the Berme Road aforesaid; thence along the easterly right-of-way line of the said road south twenty-seven degrees forty-two minutes east a distance of two hundred seventy-four feet to a point; thence north sixty-two degrees eighteen minutes east a distance of three hundred feet to a point; thence south twenty-seven degrees forty-two minutes east a distance of three hundred feet to a point; thence north sixty-two degrees eighteen minutes east a distance of three hundred sixty feet to a point; thence south twenty-eight degrees fifteen minutes east a distance of two hundred feet to a point in the present northwesterly boundary line of the City of Port Jervis; thence along the said boundary line north fifty-three degrees east a distance of two thousand nine hundred thirty feet to the place of beginning.
[Amended 5-27-1975 by L.L. No. 1-1975, approved 6-10-1975]
The city shall be divided into four (4) wards. The four (4) wards shall be further divided into two (2) election districts each. The wards and election districts shall be bounded, respectfully, as follows:
A. 
First Ward. The First Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track where the city boundary line intercepts the track on its most westerly boundary; thence in a southeasterly direction for a distance of thirty-seven hundred feet, thence northeast, a distance of six hundred along the city boundary line to the center line of Park Avenue; thence southeast to the intersection of Park Avenue and West Main Street, thence west along the center line of West Main Street to the intersection of Grandview Avenue and West Main Street; thence southwest to the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad; thence in a southeasterly direction for a distance of five thousand eight hundred feet to a projected center line of Wagner Place; thence south along the projected line of Wagner Place to the center of the Delaware River or the city boundary line, thence in a northerly direction along the city boundary line to the point of beginning.
(1) 
First District of the First Ward. The First District of the First Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track at a point where the city boundary line intercepts the track on its most westerly boundary; thence in a southeasterly direction for a distance of thirty-seven hundred southeast to the intersection of Park Avenue and West Main Street, thence west along the center line of West Main Street to the intersection of Grandview Avenue and West Main Street, thence southwest to the center of the Delaware River or the city boundary line, thence north along said boundary line to the point of beginning.
(2) 
Second District of the First Ward. The Second District of the First Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track at the center line of a projection line of Wagner Place, thence southerly along the projected line of Wagner Place to the city boundary line in the center of the Delaware River, thence in a northwesterly direction along the city boundary line a distance of six thousand feet, thence northeast to the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track, thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of said track to the point of beginning.
B. 
Second Ward. The Second Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track at a point where a projected center line of Church Street bisects the track, thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Church Street to the center line of East Main Street, thence southeast along the center line of East Main Street to the center line of the abandoned New York, Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way, thence continuing in the same southeasterly direction on a projected line to the east bank of the Neversink River, thence northeast along the Neversink River as it winds and turns a distance of sixteen hundred feet to the mouth of Cold Brook; thence north along the center line of Cold Brook to the intersection of said brook and Beach Road, thence northeast along the center line of Beach Road to the center line of Kingston Avenue; thence west along the center line of Kingston Avenue to the intersection of West Street and Kingston Avenue, thence northwest along the center line of West Street to the intersection of Canal Street and West Street; thence west along the center line of Canal Street to the intersection of Orange Street and Canal Street; thence south along the center line of Orange Street to the center line of West Main Street; thence west along center line of West Main Street to the intersection of Hudson Street and West Main Street; thence due north to the monument of Point Peter, thence in a northerly direction along the center line of the Elks Brox Park Road as it winds and turns to the entrance road of Kolmar Laboratories; thence due north to the city boundary line; thence in a southwesterly direction along said city boundary line to the center line of Park Avenue; thence southeast along center line of Park Avenue to the intersection of West Main Street and Park Avenue; thence west along center line of West Main Street to the intersection of West Main Street and Park Avenue; thence southwest to the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track; thence southeast along center line of said track to the point of beginning.
(1) 
First District of the Second Ward. The First District of the Second Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point where East Main Street and Orange Street intersect; thence running in a southeasterly direction along the center line of the Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way; thence continuing in the same southeasterly direction on a projected line to the east bank of the Neversink River; thence northeast along the Neversink River as it winds and turns a distance of sixteen hundred feet to the mouth of Cold Brook; thence north along the center line of Cold Brook to the intersection of said brook and Beach Road; thence northeast along center line of Beach Road to the center line of Kingston Avenue; thence west along center line of Kingston Avenue to the intersection of West Street and Kingston Avenue; thence northwest along the center line of West Street to the intersection of Canal Street and West Street; thence west along center line of Canal Street to the intersection of Canal Street and Orange Street; thence south along the center line of Orange Street to the point of beginning.
(2) 
The Second District of the Second Ward. The Second District of the Second Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point where a projected center line of Church Street bisects the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Church Street to the center line of East Main Street; thence west along the center line of East Main Street to the intersection of East Main Street and Hudson Street; thence due north to the monument at Point Peter; thence in a northerly direction along the center line of Elks-Brox Park Road to the entrance road of Kolmar Laboratories; thence due north to the city boundary line, thence along the city boundary line to the center line of Park Avenue, thence southeast along center line of Park Avenue to the intersection of Park Avenue and West Main Street, thence west along the center line of West Main Street to the intersection of West Main Street and Park Avenue, thence southwest to the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track, thence southeast along center line of said track to the point of beginning.
C. 
The Third Ward. The Third Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point in the center line of West Main Street where Hudson Street and West Main Street intersect; thence due north to the monument at Point Peter; thence in a northerly direction along the center line of Elks Brox Park Road to the entrance of Kolmar Laboratories; thence due north to the city boundary line; thence northeasterly along the said city line a distance of six hundred feet; thence southeasterly along the said city line to the base of the Reservoir No. 1 spillway; thence due east two thousand feet more or less along said city line; thence southeast along city line to a monument on the north side of Van Avenue, thence along the north side of Van Avenue in a southerly direction to a point at the junction of the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way and Cold Brook; thence along the east bank of said brook in a southerly direction as it winds and turns to Beach Road; thence northerly along the center line of Beach Road to the center line of Kingston Avenue; thence westerly on Kingston Avenue to the intersection of West Street; thence northerly along the center line of West Street to the center line of Canal Street; thence westerly on Canal Street to the center line of Orange Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Orange Street to the center line of West Main Street; thence westerly along the center line of West Main Street to the place of beginning.
(1) 
The First District of the Third Ward. The First District of the Third Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point in the center line of West Main Street where Hudson Street and West Main Street intersect; thence due north to the monument at Point Peter; thence in a northerly direction along the center line of Elks-Brox Park Road to the entrance of Kolmar Laboratories; thence due north to the city boundary line; thence northeasterly along said city line a distance of six hundred feet; thence southeasterly along said city line to the base of the Reservoir No. 1 spillway; thence due east to North Orange Street; thence southerly on the east side of North Orange Street to Cross Street; thence easterly on Cross Street to a projected line on the east side of Charles Street; thence south on Charles Street to the North Orange Street Runoff Brook; thence southerly along the east bank of said brook as it winds and turns to a point where said brook crosses Lincoln Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along Lincoln Street to Hamilton Street; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Hamilton Street to the center line of Canal Street to the center line of Orange Street; thence southwesterly along the center line of Orange Street to the center line of West Main Street; thence westerly along the center line of West Main Street to the place of beginning.
(2) 
Second District of the Third Ward. The Second District of the Third Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point where the Cold Brook bisects Beach Road; thence northerly along the center line of Beach Road to the center line of Kingston Avenue; thence westerly along the center line of Kingston Avenue to the center line of West Street; thence northerly along the center line of West Street to the center line of Canal Street; northeasterly along the center line of Canal Street to the center line of Hamilton Street; thence northerly along the center line of Hamilton Street to the center line of Lincoln Street; thence northeasterly along the center line of Lincoln Street to the North Orange Street Runoff Brook; thence northerly along the east bank of said brook as it winds and turns to a point where said brook crosses Charles Street; thence northerly on Charles Street and a projected line on the east side of Charles Street to Cross Street; thence westerly on Cross Street to North Orange Street; thence northerly on North Orange Street to the city boundary line; thence due east along the city boundary line to a monument; thence along the city line in a southeasterly direction to a monument on the north side of Van Avenue; thence along the north side of Van Avenue in a southerly direction to a point at the junction of the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way and Cold Brook; thence along the east bank of said brook in a southerly direction as it winds and turns to Beach Road, the place of beginning.
D. 
The Fourth Ward. The Fourth Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point where a projected center line of Church Street bisects the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track, thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Church Street to the center line of East Main Street; thence southeast along the center line of East Main Street to the center line of the abandoned New York, Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way; thence continue on a projected line in the same direction to the east bank of the Neversink River or the city boundary line; thence in a southerly direction along the east bank of the Neversink River and city boundary line as it winds and turns a distance of twenty-seven hundred feet; thence southeast along the city boundary line a distance of two thousand feet; thence southwesterly a distance of nine hundred feet along said city line to the intersection of New York State Routes 6 and 23; thence due west along the city boundary line to the east bank of the Neversink River; thence along the east bank of said river in a southerly direction to the Tri-States monument; thence along the city line in the center of the Delaware River in a northerly direction to a projected center line of Wagner Place; thence along said projected center line to the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track; thence west along the center line of said track to the point of beginning.
(1) 
First District of the Fourth Ward. The First District of the Fourth Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point where a projected center line of Church Street bisects the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Church Street to East Main Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of East Main Street to the abandoned New York, Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way; thence southwesterly along the center line of said right-of-way to a point where a projected center line of Owen Street bisects the said right-of-way; thence in a southwesterly direction along a projected line of Owen Street to Owen Street proper continuing on said center line to the center line of Jersey Avenue; thence continuing along Owen Street center projected line to the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track; thence in a northwesterly direction along said track to the point of beginning.
(2) 
Second District of the Fourth Ward. The Second District of the Fourth Ward shall include all that part of the city lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point where the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track and a projected line of the center line of Owen Street intersects; thence in a northeasterly direction along said projected line to Owen Street proper and continuing along said center line extending along the projected center line to the abandoned New York, Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way; thence north along said center line of right-of-way to the center line of East Main Street; thence southeast, a distance of nine hundred feet to the east bank of the Neversink River and the city boundary line; thence in a southerly direction along the east bank of the Neversink River as it winds and turns a distance of twenty-seven hundred feet; thence southeast along the city boundary a distance of two thousand feet; thence southwesterly a distance of nine hundred feet along said city line to the intersection of New York State Routes 6 and 23; thence due west along said city line to the east bank of the Neversink River; thence along the east bank of the Neversink River in a southerly direction to the Tri-State monument; thence along the city boundary line, being the center line of the Delaware River in a northerly direction to a projected center line of Wagner Place; thence along said projected line in a northeasterly direction to the center line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad track; thence west along center line of said track to the point of beginning.
For the purposes of this Charter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes all persons, firms, corporations and associations.
RESOLUTION
Includes all motions, orders, rules, regulations and bylaws other than ordinances and local laws.
STREETS
Includes highways, alleys, avenues and lanes.