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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Albany 7-18-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. I, Art. VI, of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 133.
Zoning — See Ch. 375
Whenever a piece or parcel of land, situate in the City of Albany, shall be offered for sale or sold and a map thereof made, it shall be the duty of the owner or owners to file forthwith a copy of said map in the office of the Assessors of said City.
Any person or persons who shall refuse or fail to comply with the first provision of this article shall incur a penalty of twenty-five dollars ($25.) for each offense, to be recovered by civil action in the name of the City of Albany.
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 37 of the Second Class Cities Law, the Common Council of the City of Albany may, by vote of three-fourths (3/4) of its members, authorize a lease to the United States of America of that piece or parcel of land, as follows: Beginning at point in the west line of the pier, sixty-two (62) feet southerly from the south side of the State Street Bridge and running thence southerly one hundred twenty (120) feet; thence easterly fifty (50) feet; thence northerly one hundred twenty (120) feet; thence westerly fifty (50) feet to the place of beginning, said property being commonly known as the "Albany Yacht Club," together with the building and appurtenances thereon, and together with the use of the approach bridge to Quay Street and Downtown Albany or such other mutually agreed right-of-ingress and -egress. In the case of such lease as aforesaid, an ordinance shall permit the same without the necessity of public auction and shall permit such lease by private agreement upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed between the Mayor of the City of Albany and the United States of America. Such lease shall not be valid or take effect until approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment.
[Amended 2-23-1984 by L.L. No. 4-1984]
No ordinance shall be passed making or authorizing a sale or lease of City real estate or of any franchise belonging to or under the control of the City except by the vote of three-fourths (3/4) of all the members of the Common Council. In the case of a proposed sale or lease of real estate or of a franchise, the ordinance must provide for a disposition of the same at private sale or lease for such consideration and upon such terms as the City Common Council may deem proper or at public auction to the highest bidder, under proper regulations as to the giving of security and after public notice, to be published once each week for three (3) weeks in the official paper or papers. A sale or lease of real estate or a franchise shall not be valid or take effect unless made as aforesaid and subsequently approved by a resolution of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. No franchise shall be granted or be operated for a period longer than fifty (50) years. The Common Council may, however, grant to the owner or lessees of an existing franchise, under which operations are being actually carried on, such additional rights or extensions in the street or streets in which said franchise exists, upon such terms as the interests of the City may require, with or without an advertisement, as the Common Council may determine; provided, however, that no such grant shall be operative unless approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment and also by the Mayor.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1 of Chapter 287 of the Laws of 1943, amending Subdivision 2a of § 20 of the General City Law, the Common Council shall continue to possess the power heretofore conferred upon it by the terms and provisions of § 37 of the Second Class Cities Law, constituting a part of the Charter of the City of Albany, to make or authorize a lease of City-owned real estate.