[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale: Art. I, 7-18-1960 by L.L. No. 2-1960. Section 94-2 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-18-1960 by L.L. No. 2-1960]
The Board of Trustees hereby finds it to be in the public interest and declares it to be a municipal purpose for the Village of Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York, in which property or other facilities of a railroad are located, to acquire the same, except rolling stock, tracks and platforms, upon such terms and conditions as may be appropriate to ensure continued operation thereof and public use thereof in the transportation of persons or property.
The Board of Trustees is hereby authorized to acquire, by gift, purchase, lease, condemnation or otherwise, real property and other facilities, except rolling stock, tracks and platforms, located in the Village of Scarsdale from the New York and Harlem Railroad Company or any successor to it for municipal purposes, including but not limited to the use of such property for parking, playground, parks, streets, access by the general public to property of said railroads and the maintenance of facilities for the convenience of the general public.
The expenses incurred in connection with such acquisition and the charges, expenses or costs incurred in maintaining such property shall be a village charge and may be paid for by appropriation of moneys available therefor or may be financed in whole or in part pursuant to the Local Finance Law. The period of probable usefulness of any indebtedness contracted pursuant to this section shall be 30 years.
The action authorized by this article shall be taken by the Board of Trustees by resolution, and such resolution may be amended from time to time.
In the event that railroad service through the Village of Scarsdale shall be discontinued or in the event that the Board of Trustees shall hereafter decide that property theretofor acquired by the village pursuant to this article is no longer required as a matter of public convenience and necessity, such property, either real or personal, may be sold or leased in whole or in part and the proceeds or rentals retained or distributed in accordance with law.