[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ellenville 2-14-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Section 961 of Article 18-B of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York authorizes applications by villages for the designation as an economic development zone within the meaning of said statute.
Such a designation would greatly benefit the Village of Ellenville in that new businesses would be encouraged to locate in the zone area, existing businesses would be encouraged to expand in the zone area and new and expanded businesses would generate new jobs for Ellenville residents.
The Village Mayor is hereby authorized to submit a joint application together with the Supervisor of the Town of Wawarsing for designation of certain areas within the Village of Ellenville and Town of Wawarsing as an economic development zone.
The boundaries of said areas shall be as set forth in Schedule A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Editor's Note: Schedule A is available in the Village Clerk's office.
Pursuant to the requirements of the aforesaid statute, the Town Clerk of the Town of Wawarsing shall serve as the Zone Certifying Officer who shall certify those business enterprises which are eligible to receive benefits referred to in § 966 of Article 18-B of the New York State General Municipal Law.
Pursuant to the requirements of the aforesaid statute, a local Economic Development Zone Administrative Board is hereby established to consist of nine members, including the Village of Ellenville Village Manager, who shall serve as Chairperson of the Board. The remaining members of the Board shall include representatives from various sectors within the Town of Wawarsing and Village of Ellenville, including one person representing organized labor in the community, one person from the business/industrial sector of the aforementioned community, one person from the business/retail/commercial sector of the aforementioned community, one person from the business/finance sector of the aforementioned community, one person involved in the human resources sector of the aforementioned community, an educator in the aforementioned community, one representative from the general citizenry of the aforementioned community and one representative from a civic organization within the community.
The aforementioned local Economic Development Zone Administrative Board shall perform the following duties. The Board shall:
Prepare an annual report regarding the economic development zone activities, including an analysis of the extent to which the goals set forth in the economic development zone application have been met.
Undertake efforts to ensure meaningful participation by minority- and women-owned businesses in economic development zone activities.
In cooperation with local service officials, establish a job training opportunities program sponsored by private employers.
Enter into agreements with local departments of social services and community-based organizations to facilitate the provision of ancillary or enhanced social services in any such zone.
Provide within the zone, or contract with a new or existing community-based local development corporation or entity to provide, strategic economic development planning for the zone, marketing and promotion of the zone, assistance to companies in applying for available benefits, preparation of application for financing assistance and other technical assistance services; coordination of the delivery of state and local programs within the zone; and operation of the economic development assistance program in furtherance of the economic development zone development plan as shall be determined by the designee.