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File #: Res 0381-2014    Version: * Name: Establishment of the West Shore BID
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 8/21/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution concerning the establishment of the West Shore Business Improvement District in the Borough of Staten Island and setting the date, time and place for the public hearing to hear all persons interested in the establishment of such district.
Sponsors: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Steven Matteo, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-21-14, 4. City Planning Commission Report, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 21, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
8/21/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 381
 
 
Resolution concerning the establishment of the West Shore Business Improvement District in the Borough of Staten Island and setting the date, time and place for the public hearing to hear all persons interested in the establishment of such district.
 
 
By Council Members Ferreras and Matteo (by request of the Mayor)
 
          WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority granted by chapter 4 of title 25 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York ("the Law"), the Mayor, by authorization dated April 3, 2014, provided for the preparation of a district plan ("the Plan") for the West Shore Business Improvement District ("the District") in the Borough of Staten Island; and
 
           WHEREAS, pursuant to Local Law No. 82 for the year 1990, the City Council assumed responsibility for adopting legislation establishing Business Improvement Districts; and
 
           WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the New York City Department of Small Business Services ("SBS") submitted the Plan to the City Planning Commission ("the CPC") on April 23, 2014; and
 
          WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Plan to the City Council on April 24, 2014; and
 
               WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Plan to the Council Member representing the council district in which the proposed District is located on April 24, 2014; and
 
         WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Plan to the community board  for the community district in which the proposed District is located (Staten Island Community Board Number 2, hereinafter "the Community Board") on April 24, 2014; and
 
      WHEREAS, the CPC submitted the Plan to the Staten Island Borough President on April 24, 2014; and
      
          WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the Community Board notified the public of the Plan in accordance with the requirements established by the CPC; and
 
          WHEREAS, the Community Board voted to approve the establishment of the District on May 20, 2014; and
           WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC reviewed the Plan, held a public hearing and prepared a report certifying its unqualified approval of the Plan; and
 
          WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted its report to the Mayor, to the Staten Island Borough President, and to the City Council and to the Council Member representing the council district in which the proposed District is located; and
 
          WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, a copy of the CPC's report, together with the original Plan, was transmitted for filing with the City Clerk on July 15, 2014; and
 
          WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-406(a) of the Law, a copy of the Plan and the CPC's report are annexed hereto and are made part of this Resolution; and
 
          WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-406(a) of the Law, the Plan is on file for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, 141 Worth Street, New York, New York; and
 
          WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 25-406(b) of the Law, any owner of real property, deemed benefited and therefore within the District, objecting to the plan must file an objection at the Office of the City Clerk within thirty days of the conclusion of the hearing held by the City Council, notice of which is provided by this Resolution, on forms made available by the City Clerk; and
 
             WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 25-406(b) of the Law, if owners of at least fifty-one percent of the assessed valuation of all the benefited real property situated within the boundaries of the District proposed for establishment, as shown upon the latest completed assessment roll of the City, or at least fifty-one percent of the owners of benefited real property within the area included in the District proposed for establishment, file objections to the Plan with the City Clerk within the thirty-day objection period, the District will not be established; now, therefore, be it
 
      RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of New York, pursuant to Section 25-406 of the Law, hereby directs that:
 
(i)         September 10, 2014 is the date and 10:00 a.m. is the time and the Committee Room in City Hall, is the place for a public hearing ("the Public Hearing") to hear all persons interested in the establishment of the District;
 
(ii)        the West Shore BID Steering Committee shall, not less than ten nor more than thirty days before the date of the Public Hearing, mail a copy of this Resolution or a summary thereof to each owner of real property within the proposed District at the address shown on the latest City assessment roll, to such other persons as are registered with the City to receive tax bills concerning real property within the proposed District, and to the tenants of each building within the proposed District;
 
(iii)      SBS shall arrange for the publication of a copy of this Resolution or a summary thereof at least once in the City Record or a newspaper in general circulation in the City, the first publication to be not less than ten nor more than thirty days before the date of the Public Hearing; and
 
            (iv)       in the event that the West Shore BID Steering Committee mails, or SBS arranges for the publication of, a summary of this Resolution, such summary shall include the information required by section 25-406(c) of the Law.